House Tour: Carolina Cottage

Janie Molster Designs

Good morning, chic readers! We don’t know how the weather is where you are, but the past couple days here have been warm, sunny and absolutely gorgeous! We are having major Spring fever, savoring every second outside–and hoping that this warm weather is here to stay.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

Whether you’re really having summer weather or just dreaming about us, take a little mini-vacation with us today to this beyond fabulous Carolina cottage designed by Janie Molster.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

There is nothing like beach cottage, with all those historic touches, to take us back to beach trips of our childhoods.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

The thing we love most about this home is how Molster mixes those sweet, nostalgic touches–like wood paneling–with bright updated style.

This island is the perfect spot for sandy feet and pimento cheese sandwiches!

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

Fresh watermelon and strawberries from a roadside stand become accessories in this kitchen. 

Exposed beams and painted floors lend a classic look, 

While bright linens lend fun, fresh vacation-worthy appeal. 

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

All I can say is that I wish I had seen this earlier… We had so many pairs of red Keds! What a fun way to incorporate them into the style.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster bathroom

Bold red and pretty marble update this bath, while hexagonal tile remains a throwback to a simpler time that’s still completely on trend.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

Nothing says “beach retreat” like a fabulous kids’ room!

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

Beach towel goals!! We can’t decide which is cuter, the towels or the basket!

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

At the beach, driftwood really is the best accessory!

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

This utterly charming, classic exterior ties it all together–and, y’all, that view. This looks like the kind of place that has made a thousand memories and will make a thousand more. Thanks for touring with us today! We hope you love this Carolina cottage as much as we do!

 

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More About Under the Southern Sky

 

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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Tour a Janie Molster Designed Florida Bungalow

Janie Molster Palm Beach home design
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Tour a Janie Molster Designed Florida Bungalow

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Serena & Lily beach style living room

 

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Check out Under the Southern Sky, the novel that #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lisa Wingate called, “a warm-hearted mix of hometown charm and the sort of thoroughly modern problems that bring us back to the people who know us best and the places that remind us of who we really are.” On sale April 20, 2021.

Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of The Winemaker’s Wife).

 

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10 Favorite Homes with Plenty of Curb Appeal

Patrick Ahearn Architect shingled house curb appeal

 

Good morning, chic readers! If you could use a little inspiration today, check out the work of one of our favorite Architects, Patrick Ahearn. With an eye for symmetry and a penchant for proportion, Ahearn’s homes are always the height of timeless sophistication with tons of curb appeal. Savor every detail!

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect white clapboard house

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect white clapboard house

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect shingled house curb appeal

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect shingled house curb appeal with window box

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Can’t get enough of Ahearn’s gorgeous style? Add Timeless to your holiday list–or, better yet, get a copy for a friend!

 

 

Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living

 

Looking to cozy up with a good book this fall? You can WIN a dozen wonderful novels–including my latest, FEELS LIKE FALLING! Enter here!

 

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TOUR a Janie Molster Designed Carolina Cottage

Janie Molster designed Carolina cottage

 

TOUR a Janie Molster Designed Carolina Cottage

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FAVORITE New Arrivals

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Serena & Lily blue and white bedroom

 

CREATE  a Beautiful  Blue & White Bedroom

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Preorder My Seventh Novel Under the Southern Sky and fill out this form to receive a signed bookplate, 5×7 cards of Under the Southern Sky Quotes and gorgeous 5×7 card of the Maren Devine painting of the Under the Southern Sky cover–and be automatically entered in allll the giveaways!

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September: 3 Winners Will Receive a Copy of Feels Like Falling and a Feels Like Falling Candle

October: 25 Winners Will Receive a Pair of Under the Southern Sky Sunnies

November: 1 Winner Will Receive a Fabulous Box of Sea Oats Candle CompanyGoodies including Candles, Soap, and Room Spray

December: 25 Winners Will Receive an I Read KWH Tote Bag

January: 2 Winners Will Receive a Set of SIX Books from Gallery Books (A mix of advance copies and new releases) including an advance copy of Under the Southern Sky

February: 25 Winners Will Receive and I Read KWH Tote Bag AND a Pair of Southern Sky Sunnies

March: Laura Park Tote Bag and Beach Towel

April: Surprise Grand Prize!

*And lots of other fun surprises along the way!*

 

More about Under the Southern Sky:

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

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In Good Taste: Brady Design

Brady Interiors Living room in blue and white

 

Wait… Are we on vacation? This room certainly makes it feel like it, doesn’t it? That calming color palette, all that light, and, obviously, that view. If you could use a break from your day, check out the good taste of Brady Design!

 

 

You know how we adore designers with versatility, and Brady Design is exactly that. From the glamorous to the relaxed and beachy, they pull off every look with aplomb.

 

Brady Interiors Living room in blue and white

 

We’re loving this living room with touches of dark wood in all the right places, 

 

Brady Interiors Living room in blue and white

 

And the upscale yet laid-back vibe of this family room.

 

Brady Interiors Living room in blue and white

 

A pretty sitting room with a view is the perfect place for cocktails and conversation as the temps get cooler and the indoors more inviting. 

 

Brady Interiors Living room in blue and white

 

This whole room is study in soothing style! We’re loving the blue and white striped pillows!

 

Brady design kitchen

 

Of all the places in our house that we want to be clean and streamlined, the kitchen takes the cake. 

 

Brady design kitchen

 

A pop of color and pattern in the breakfast room is the perfect complement–

 

Brady design dining room in blue and white

 

Especially when it opens up to an idyllic outdoor space!

 

Brady design Living room in blue and white

 

We’re huge fans of framed photographs for adding whimsy and setting the tone. 

 

Brady design Living room in blue and white

 

And hand-painted walls are a chic and unique touch.

 

Brady design Living room in blue and white

 

A splash of color in an otherwise neutral room adds so much interest–and makes it easy to switch things up for a new season.

 

Brady design Living room in blue and white

 

We are absolutely in love with this paneled library. In fact, we can’t get enough of Brady Design’s good taste. What about you?

 

Marco Ricca Studio Photography

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In Good Taste: Jenny Keenan Design

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white living room

 

When it comes to great designers, one of the hallmarks of the very best is something that can be so hard to achieve: range. 

 

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white living room

 

Jenny Keenan is one of those rare designers that has it in droves, and is capable of creating spaces that meet any client’s needs. From classic and gorgeous in blue and white,

 

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white living room

 

To that fabulous, always-in-style, British Colonial vibe,

 

Jenny Keenan Design kitchen

 

Bright and airy kitchens with touches of antique charm,

 

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white kitchen

 

To streamlined spaces with bright pops of color.

 

Jenny Keenan Design white shiplap kitchen

 

We love how she adds eye-catching modern touches into this classic, beachy space,

 

Jenny Keenan Design dining room with shiplap ceiling

 

For a fresh look that transforms a home for a new season.

 

Jenny Keenan Design dining room

 

Color and whimsy always catch our eye,

 

Jenny Keenan Design bunkbed

 

And a stunning, special bunk room for kids and adults alike only expands the fun.

 

Jenny Keenan Design built in bunkbeds

 

Beautiful in black and white,

 

 family room

 

Is always chic and cool,

 

 porch

 

While color pops create that instant bright, summer feeling, no matter the season. 

 

Jenny Keenan Design patio with chaise lounge

 

But, we have to say, we might love summertime outdoor living best of all… What about you? With taste, range and spectacular style, we think Jenny Keenan ‘s designs are always in good taste!

 

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If you’re looking for a way to savor these last days of summer, check out my instant USA Today Bestseller, Feels Like Falling, one of:

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Beach Life House Tours with Ashley Gilbreath

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house living room
Photos via Holland Williams Photography

 

In any season, in any country, we’re pretty convinced that beach life is the best life. 

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house living room with stripe rug

 

And, if we were on the fence, this mix of beach houses by Ashley Gilbreath has certainly convinced us.

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house porch

 

Light and bright,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining nook

 

Perfectly finished,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining nook

 

And with the right amount of laid-back feel, these gorgeous beach houses are the kind of place we’d love to lounge all year long.

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining room

 

We adore the idea of gathering friends and family around a dinner table for a delicious meal,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining room

 

And each of these homes provides the perfect space for just that–

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house kitchen

 

Although we’re loving this kitchen island as a gathering spot too!

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house wet bar

 

A beautiful bar is not only functional but also the perfect, stunning vignette,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house bedroom

 

And the most darling guest bedroom houses company in style.

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house porch

 

The best part of beach life? The great outdoors, of course! If you’re like us, you’re savoring every last drop of summer. We hope every moment is magical!

 

Holland Williams Photography

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Thanks for spending your summer with Design Chic. We love seeing you here!

 

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House Tour: Kara Miller’s FABULOUS Colony II

Kara miller designed beach house with white exteriors

Brantley Photography

 

Endless. Summer. That’s what this stunning Kara Miller house tour feels like to us. 

 

 

Kara Miller designed beach house with blonde wood in entry

 

Perfect paneled walls,

 

Kara Miller designed beach house with blue and white living room

 

An inspirational, calm and cooling color palette, 

 

Kara Miller designed beach house in blue and white

 

And custom architectural details add up to the ultimate escape. 

 

Kara Miller designed beach house

 

Eye-catching vignettes fill every available inch with style, 

 

Kara Miller designed beach house with blue and white kitchen

 

And this kitchen seriously takes our breath away. 

 

Kara Miller designed beach house with blue and white kitchen

 

Even the range is gorgeous! 

 

Kara Miller designed beach house with neutral palette in family room

 

Vaulted ceilings add that spacious feeling in droves, 

 

Kara Miller designed beach house with neutral palette in family room

 

While well-proportioned rooms maintain a homey feel. 

 

neutral palette in dining room with chippendale chairs

 

The chairs… the light fixtures… the conch shells…

 

Kara Miller designed beach house with neutral palette in dining room

 

The art… The console… That ceiling. Every detail is breathtaking. 

 

Kara Miller designed beach house butler's pantry with gallery wall in burl wood frames

 

We are huge fans of gallery walls of family photos, and this one is the most beautiful accent in this lovely butler’s pantry

 

Kara Miller designed beach house with outdoor kitchen

 

Fans of outdoor kitchens, take notes! We know we’re taking them!! Who would ever cook inside with this perfectly appointed stunner right outside the door? Are you swooning over this Kara Miller house like we are? If so, make sure to stop back by tomorrow to see the rest–it’s even better, if you can imagine it!

 

And CLICK HERE and HERE  to see more of her amazing designs!

 

Brantley Photography

 

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