30A Virtual Vacation


Happy Tuesday, friends! We loved yesterday’s tour of 30A via Eleanor Lynn Nesmith’s book 30A Living so much that we had to have an encore! Who wouldn’t want to be in this gorgeous part of Florida right now? (And Jean Allsopp photographed it all so beautifully that it practically comes to life in your lap!)



Magnificent beaches



Blue skies…



And, of course, those aqua waters that the area is known for all combine in these thoughtful pages to create a can’t-miss experience. Who wouldn’t want to entertain here?



Interior charm,



Meets exterior bliss in one of our must-have books for the coffee table, nightstand and ultimate hostess gift–once we get back to having parties, that is! For more stunning views and inspirational vignettes get your copy here.


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Our favorite season is in full swing! Have you picked up your summer reads yet? I would love it if you’d consider adding my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, to the list!

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Summer’s here and the time is right…for reading at the beach! Or at least for reading fun, engrossing books that whisk you away. So, here’s your shot at winning TWELVE of this season’s most sizzling page-turners by me (Kristy Woodson Harvey), Mary Kay Andrews, Elin Hilderbrand, Jamie Brenner, Nancy Thayer, Debbie Macomber, Emily Giffin, Susan Mallery, Susan Wiggs, Mary Alice Monroe, Susan Elizabeth Phillips & Robyn Carr. Entry deadline: Sun 6/28. One winner of all 12 books will be chosen at random and announced on Mon 6/29/20. Good luck! DETAILS & ENTRY FORM HERE: https://bit.ly/BeachReads2020





House Tour: Rivers Cottage by Geoffrey Chick

We don’t know about you, but, with only a couple weeks left of summer vacation, we are in mourning! 

Fortunately, there is still time to savor these last few weeks of summer and tour this fabulous home by Geoffrey Chick.

Taking its color palette from nature, this house couldn’t feel more relaxing or refreshing. 

Easy slip covers and no-fuss floors are perfect for wet feet and sandy bathing suits. 

And you know there’s nothing we love more than a pop of blue!

A wide farmhouse sink is perfect for washing fresh-caught fish. 

And tall ceilings and big windows allow for plenty of light. 

Unique art–like these framed bathing suits–adds so much charm. 

Everything about this home says, “Come in, relax and enjoy your vacation!”

Painted plank walls and vaulted ceilings are two of our favorite things. The only thing better than the two of them apart is the two of them together!

We love how the shades of water blues are carried throughout this home, 

And that upscale finishes like marble are juxtaposed with casual wood to maintain that beachy feel. 

What’s a beach house without a bunk room

And a double double is perfect for housing a family of guests. 

The only thing better than the interior of this summer vacation spot is the exterior. Geoffrey Chick has thought of everything! Even though summer might be drawing to a close, we’re wishing you blue waters and sunny skies for a long, long time!

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

Jack Gardner Photography

The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.


The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 



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