Noteworthy in Neutral

Mark D. Sikes

 

In interiors and art, fashion and landscapes, we’re huge fans of neutrals. 

 

Mark D. Sikes

 

From a reading room that wows,

 

Studio McGee | Lucy Call Photography

 

 

To a kitchen that shines,

 

Pickering House Interiors | David Christensen Photography | Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

 

A bedroom for contemplation, 

 

Effortless Style

 

To a dining room for friends,

 

Serena & Lily

 

Neutrals in decor work anywhere, any time, any place.

 

Paloma & Co art

 

And, as we all know, animal prints are neutrals too! We’re swooning over this gorgeous leopard,

 

 

And loving this J. Crew popover dress in leopard dot for the ultimate in casual, comfy fall style.

 

Neutral Nail Polish

 

Nails are always nice in neutral,

 

Lionello DelPiccolo Photography

 

And landscapes positively wow. From the desert…

 

Dane Deaner Photography

 

To the beach, there’s nowhere we don’t love neutrals. What about you?

Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love it when you stop by!

 

Looking for a good book to carry you into fall? I’d love it if you checked out one of mine: Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, The Peachtree Bluff Series (Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm, The Southern Side of Paradise) or Feels Like Falling. And I’m so excited that my seventh novel, Under the Southern Sky, will be releasing April 20, 2021 and is available for preorder now. The cover will be revealed September 23, so mark your calendar!

 

 

 

House Tour: Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff living room

 

First things first: A very happy birthday to my Design Chic partner and the best mom ever, Beth!

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff round table in entry

 

This seems like a very fitting post to celebrate her birthday because, if she had her way, she’d be blowing out candles in Palmetto Bluff!

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff bookcase with white decor

 

Last year, I planned a birthday trip for her to Harbour Island, to one of India Hicks’s gorgeous houses. Weeks before we were supposed to leave, Hurricane Dorian struck. You probably can guess how this story ends…

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff living room in blue and white

 

But, really, she just wanted to go to Palmetto Bluff. So, today, it seems like a great time for us to all go and celebrate Mom’s birthday together in this gorgeous Sarah Bartholomew-designed home this is the kind of place birthday dreams are made of.

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff blue and white kitchen

 

A soothing coastal color palette with all the gorgeous finishes that make a home warm and lovely set the tone.

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff blue and white bedroom

 

This stunning suite is ideal for getting a good night’s sleep,

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff blue and white bedroom

 

Returning some good, old fashioned correspondence (Preferably writing thank you notes for amazing birthday gifts),

 

Sarah Bartholomew design bathroom

 

Or soaking away the stress of a long day in a calming retreat.

 

Sarah Bartholomew porch swing

 

But, if you’ve been to Palmetto Bluff, you know that the best part of all is the perfect porches, just right for waving to friends and passersby while savoring the last days of the season.

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

 

Sarah Bartholomew Interior Design

J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

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MORE Favorite Projects from Sarah Bartholomew

 

And in case you missed our friend Tina of THE ENCHANTED HOME’s Palmetto Bluff HOUSE TOUR You Can Check it out HERE

 

HUGE thank you to Today.com for featuring my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling–and me! Need a great end-of-summer read? Check out my instant USA TODAY Bestselling Feels Like Falling and vacation to the fictional beaches of Cape Carolina–without leaving your couch. Looking to write a novel? Check out these 8 awesome tips by favorite authors!

 

 

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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!

 

Julia Lynn Photography

 

 

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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:

Parade’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020
Goodreads’ It Book of Summer Top Reviewers Pick
SheKnows’ 10 of the Most Anticipated Books Coming in 2020
Mary Kay Andrews’ Reading Challenge Women’s Fiction Pick
Travel + Leisure’s 20 Books to Gift This Mother’s Day
Working Mother’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 for Working Moms
Brit + Co 12 Books That Will Take You on a Literary Vacation

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!

 

HUGE thank you to Today.com for featuring my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling–and me! Need a great end-of-summer read? Check out Feels Like Falling! Looking to write a novel? Check out these 8 awesome tips by favorite authors!

 

 

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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!

 

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Geoff Chick designed living room

 

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Edgewater Serena & Lily living room with wicker chairs

 

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House Tour: The Enchanted (Second) Home

palmetto Bluff white clapboard house with dormers
Photos by John O’Hagan Photography

 

Good morning, chic readers! We love her and we’re sure you do too… Tina of the breathtaking blog, The Enchanted Home, is known for her great taste, her penchant for blue and white and her superb hostessing skills. (If you don’t follow her, don’t wait another minute!)

 

Palmetto Bluff living room from Tina of The Enchanted Home

 

Today, we are so thrilled to be teaming up with Southern Home Magazine to share Tina’s (enchanted!) South Carolina home with all of you!    

 

Palmetto Bluff dining room from Tina of The Enchanted Home

 

In 2017, when Slightly South of Simple, the first book in my Peachtree Bluff Series, released, Tina hosted a party at her beyond fabulous Long Island home with dear, darling mutual blog friends. We all started our blogs at the same time, about a decade ago, and to finally be in the same place at the same time was a dream!

 

Palmetto Bluff kitchen of Tina of The Enchanted Home

 

It was almost as dreamy as the party that Tina threw for all of us, in fact… Let’s just say that the only thing that could possibly wow as much as Tina’s homes are her hostessing skills. 

 

Palmetto Bluff bedroom of Tina of The Enchanted Home

 

While the overall feels of the homes in South Carolina and New York are a little different, they both have that signature Tina touch that makes them stunning, special and warm all at once–just like the woman who designed their every detail!

 

Palmetto Bluff bathroom of Tina of The Enchanted Home

 

And they both contain plenty of the blue and white that she has become known for and that her store practically can’t keep in stock!

 

Palmetto Bluff porch of Tina of The Enchanted Home

 

We have had the pleasure of sitting around Tina’s glamorous dining room table. And now we’d like nothing more than to sip champagne on her laid-back porch. What is your favorite space in this perfect Southern home?

 

Thank you to Southern Home for allowing us to feature! And kudos to John O’Hagan Photography for displaying this stunning home in style!

 

Want to see more of this gorgeous home and many more like it? Southern Home is giving Design Chic readers the EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY to get a 1-year subscription to their breathtaking magazine for only $18! CLAIM YOUR OFFER here!

 

PLUS, you’ll also get a fun free digital guide: Dallas designer Jan Showers shares her sources of inspiration along with Atlanta designer Suzanne Kasler, Miles Redd from NYC, Virgina-based designer Barry Dixon, Charlotte Moss, Dallas designer Cathy Kincaid and more!

 

 

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Looking for the perfect summer read?  I would love it if you would pick up Feels Like Falling!

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

House Tour: Montecito Summer Stunner

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes with entry with wood beams

 

We don’t know about you, but, for us, Memorial Day always feels like the start of summer, official or not! We are more than ready for warm sunshine, long days on the beach and poolside reading. Montecito, CA is a place that knows how to do summertime right, and this gorgeous home designed by the talented Mark Sikes, is a perfect California summer stunner. Peruse every room and then go back a second time and savor. You won’t want to miss a single layer!

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes living room in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes living room in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes living room in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes bathroom in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes kitchen with black pendants over island in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes library in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes family room in blue and white

 

 

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes bedroom in blue and white

 

What do you think? Do you love this blue-and-white beauty as much as we do?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! We love it when you stop by!

 

Pool and beach season are officially underway! Start yours on the right note by slipping a copy of my latest novel, the instant USA TODAY bestseller, Feels Like Falling, into your beach bag! Already read it? My Peachtree Bluff Series, featuring a trio of sisters, their mother and a family secret that has the potential to reshape what it means to be a family, is a great choice. And Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm are now available in mass market paperback! 

 

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