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   A Portion of My Acknowledgments in The Secret to Southern Charm

One of the hardest parts of writing a book for me is writing my acknowledgments–because I have so, so many people to thank that I always end up having to cut them down–more than once! The funny thing is that most of the time, the people I thank never even see the acknowledgments because they don’t make it into the advance copies. (Because I procrastinate soooo long on turning them in.) So I wanted you to see a small portion of my acknowledgements in my latest novel The Secret to Southern Charm today! Thank you sweet friends for all of your help and support!

My design blogger girls, there are too many of you to name here, but, literally, you launched my career. Hands down. Thank you for your enthusiasm, your support, and for sharing your readers and your corners of the Internet with me year after year. I love you all so much and am in awe of your generosity!

It is beginning to sink in that this is my fourth novel, that only four years ago I was hoping and praying that I would get to see just one book in print. I have to thank you, the reader who holds this book, for helping to make my dreams come true, for telling your friends and writing reviews, for hosting and coming to my events . . . I am here today because of you, and, even though we may not have ever met, I count you as one of the people I am most grateful for every day.



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In Good Taste: Melissa Ervin Interiors

We hope you had an amazing long Labor Day weekend, chic readers, and that you found some time for fun and a little time to relax as well! I got my first taste of being a plane commuter, flying to Atlanta to speak at the Atlanta Journal Constitution‘s Decatur Book Festival and then flying back home that night so that I could spend two long, lazy beach days with my boys. I’m glad I don’t have to do it every day and have a new respect for people whose daily commute involves a flight, but it wasn’t so bad just this once–and totally worth the down time after!

Melissa Ervin Interior Design library

The “No Lifeguard on Duty” signs are going up, the September Vogues are in mailboxes and on newsstands, and there is that unmistakable crisp in the air that can only mean one thing: It’s fall! We think this gorgeous living room by Melissa Ervin Interior Design looks every bit of this wonderful season.

Melissa Ervin Interior Design dining room

No place is perfect, but one of the things we love the most about North Carolina is that we get to anticipate, feel and savor each and every season.

Melissa Ervin Interior Design kitchen

Right now, we’re so excited for boots and tailgating, fall leaves and pumpkin patches, all of those things that have such incredible staying power. Speaking of staying power, we first featured this fabulous kitchen on Design Chic several years ago, and we love it as much today as we did those years ago!

Melissa Ervin Interior Design kitchen

We know that there’s probably no such thing as “timeless,” but there’s no doubt that Melissa Ervin’s designs have major staying power.

Melissa Ervin Interior Design kitchen

From gorgeous custom architectural details,

Melissa Ervin Interior Design kitchen

To well-placed antiques,

Melissa Ervin Interior Design bedroom

Always-chic color palettes,

Melissa Ervin Interior Design bedroom

To the ultimate in luxurious details,

Melissa Ervin Interior Design bedroom porch

Melissa Ervin’s work is always in good taste. And, speaking of fall, this is the perfect place to savor this, our favorite season (we always say that when a new one comes!), while watching fall’s crops come up. What could be better than that?

We hope your fall is off to a fabulous start. Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! 

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In Good Taste: Olivia O’Bryan Interiors

living-room Olivia O'Bryan Interiors

Good morning, chic readers! Do we ever have a treat for you today!