Beauty on the Beach overlooking the Atlantic

 Beauty on the Beach  Happy Monday, friends!  Whether you’re working or playing we hope that this gorgeous beach house overlooking the Atlantic gives you that summertime feeling. With its classic cedar shakes and charming interiors, this home from IkeKligerman Barkley is year-round stunning.

 Beauty on the Beach

 

 Beauty on the Beach

 

 Beauty on the Beach

 

 Beauty on the Beach

 

 Beauty on the Beach

 

 Beauty on the Beach

 

 

 

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store.

 More Tour Dates

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

 

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Things We Love: Ansley’s Guesthouse

guest house

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having an amazing week! It has been perfect beach weather here, and we are loving every second!

guest house flowers

 

If you aren’t near the coast, we say it’s the perfect time of year to call up your friends with beach houses and crash for a while!

 

guest house

 

In my latest novel, The Southern Side of Paradise–and in the entire Peachtree Bluff Series–my interior designer protagonist Ansley’s guesthouse gets quite the workout.

 

guest house

 

The series opens with the sisters fighting over who will live in the guesthouse. (And queen bee eldest sister Caroline proclaiming that it is hers!)

 

guest house

 

When this beautiful space caught our eye, we couldn’t help but imagine it to be similar to the gorgeous guesthouse that the Murphy girls all want to lay claim to. 

 

 

Lovely and luxurious, this is just the kind of place where we would love to be guests!

 

 

The space feels homey yet streamlined, which is the best combination we know of.

guest house

 

And well-placed planks on the walls and ceilings add charm in droves.

All in all, this is just the kind of place where we’d love to wear out our welcome and luxuriate all summer long!

Do you want to come to this gorgeous guesthouse too?

Interior Design: Tillman Long

Architect: D. Stanley Dixon

Builder: Ladisic Fine Homes

Photograpy: Emily Jenkins Followill

If you haven’t picked up your copy of The Southern Side of Paradise, today is a great day! My publisher, Simon & Schuster, has chosen The Southern Side of Paradise as a part of their Bookcation promotion! For a limited time, you can get 25% off and free shipping with the code SUMMER19!

 

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour!

Twelve states, forty-one stops… Most of The Southern Side of Paradise Tour is behind me, but I’d love to see you at an upcoming event! If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

House Tour: East Hampton Chic by Marshall Watson

 

Good morning, chic readers! If you’re in the mood for a beach vacation, come along with us today! If you’ve followed Design Chic for any length of time you know that we are obsessed with Marshall Watson‘s peerless work. (And really just Marshall, in general, truth be told.) 

 

 

Watson’s own East Hampton escape is the stuff that dream home fantasies are made of. I’ve seen it in pictures, and I am beside myself that I get to go to Watson and his husband Paul Sparks’s weekend retreat in real life!

 

 

I will be appearing at the East Hampton Author’s Night on August 10, and Watson and Sparks are incredibly graciously hosting my Author Dinner afterward.

 

 

I can’t decide what I’m most excited about, but I think it’s the garden. If you want a little sneak peek, check out this gorgeous article in Galerie Magazine. See what I mean? As someone with a decidedly non-green thumb, I can’t even imagine…

 

 

What we marvel most over when it comes to Watson’s work is how diverse it is. He truly creates magic in every space he designs, but in a way that is completely suited to the homeowners’ tastes.

 

 

This stunning East Hampton home has a personality very different from Watson’s own, while still maintaining his signature sense of balance, light and emphasis on the details. 

 

 

Architectural details on the ceiling and a fun backsplash, for instance, create instant personality in this kitchen, while classic cabinetry and white marble lend staying power to the look. 

 

 

Touches of coastal influence punctuate the design scheme, while an overarching sense of serenity and calm pervades, as if wordlessly reminding every person who enters that he or she is on vacation. 

 

 

Simply touring this chic retreat today has felt like, well, a day at the beach! A quick nap in this perfect bedroom wouldn’t hurt either… 

If you haven’t picked up Watson’s book, The Art of Elegance, don’t wait another minute. Watson’s breadth of talent is so vast that it’s like having several books in one. It’s a classic in its own time. 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you here!

 


 

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet? 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

  Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

More Tour Dates

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

House Tour: A Summer Home That Says Welcome

welcome in this foyer with seagrass console and benches

 

Meg BraffSouthampton = Love. 

 

welcome to this living room in blue and white and wicker

 

One peek inside this fabulously eclectic home

 

welcome to this living room with bamboo furniture

 

and you’ll get that warm, welcoming summertime feeling!

 

welcome to this white kitchen with seagrass rug

 

From a crisp, clean kitchen

 

nautical bedroom says welcome

 

To nautical chic details

 

blue and white nautical bedroom says welcome

 

that are always in style… 

 

whimsical bedroom with wicker chair says welcome

 

To sunny pops of whimsy that would make anyone feel like a kid again…

 

whimsical bedroom in blue and green says welcome

 

Meg Braff is one of the best we know at combining all the essential, stylish elements that make a house feel like a home. 

 

bedroom in blue and white says welcome

 

Cheerful bedrooms in interesting spaces make guests feel welcome any time.

 

A soothing bedroom says welcome

 

And soothing bedrooms with pops of color make for restful retreats. 

 

soothing bedroom says welcome

 

Chic accessories look better by the shore,

 

twin beds say welcome

 

And twin beds are perfect for swapping secrets well into the night.

 

Bamboo furniture is one of our backyard favorites and creates an instantly chic porch…

 

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Perfect for entertaining guests! (And a hint of blue never, ever hurts.)

Thanks so much for sharing your day with us touring this fabulous Southampton home. We hope it’s a great one!

Source: Hamptons Cottages & Gardens  & Meg Braff Designs

 

 

What People are Saying about The Peachtree Bluff Series

 

“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” (—Jackie K. Cooper, The Huffington Post)

 

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

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House Tour: Shingled and Chic in Cape Cod

Richard Hallberg Interiors living room in Cape Cod

Happy house tour, chic readers! We are loving this beautiful shingled beach home, in Cape Cod by the fabulous team of  Hutker Architects and Richard Hallberg Interiors.  Take a look around and we think you’ll agree!  Enjoy!

Richard Hallberg Interiors living room on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors kitchen on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors dining room on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors living room on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors wood floors on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors bedroom on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg wood ceiling

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors porch

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors outdoor pool and garden

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here! 

I just wanted to take a second to THANK YOU, my AMAZING readers for loving The Southern Side of ParadiseThank you for reading and for recommending to your friends and book clubs and sharing on your social media and blogs and being generally incredible. I am so blown away by how all of you have embraced this book and I am pinching myself every day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

 

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

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More Tour Dates

 

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA,  

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Tour A Jacksonville Retreat and More

Jacksonville, Florida living room

 

Tour a Jacksonville Retreat

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dining room with Serena & Lily

 

Add A Touch of Summer to Your Dining Room

serena & lily

 

WEEKEND SALES

Take 20% Off Everything serena and lily

20% Off Everything –  one kings lane

25% Off Sitewide- horchow

Up to 40% Off Sale– shopbop

Extra 40% off  Sale Items  anthropologie

Extra 40% off Sale  j crew

Up to 40% Off Designer Sale neiman marcus

Half Yearly Sale up to 50% OFF Nordstrom

Designer Sale up to 50% OFF  saks fifth avenue

 

The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

I’d love for you to grab a copy of  The Southern Side of Paradise , one of Us Weeklys “Us Musts“.  It’s the Perfect Memorial Summer Read!

 
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More Tour Dates

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL 11:30am (CT)

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA,  

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

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