Tour a Lauren Liess Designed Farmhouse & More

Lauren Liess designed farmhouse, Helen Norman Photography
Architect:  Thomas French Builder: Daniel Valencic of Great Jones Build Photographer:  Helen Norman

 

 

Tour a Lauren Liess Designed Farmhouse

 

One Kings Lane

 

Favorites From One Kings Lane

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Natural Beauty Products Perfect for Relaxing

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The Beautiful Art of Maren Devine

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Miguel Maldonado Photography

 

 

Moscow Mule Recipe

a couple cooks

 

Under the Southern Sky

 

Less than 2 Weeks Until Under the Southern Sky. Order your copy today!

 

 

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 Charming Lauren Liess Designed Home

Lauren Liess house tour dining room with pendant lights
Designer: Lauren Liess |Builder: Daniel Valencic of Great Jones Build | Photographer:  Helen Norman

 

 

Beautiful House Tour

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McGee & CO kitchen
Studio McGee | Lucy Call Photography

 

 

ALL You Need to Update Your Kitchen

– mcgee & co

 

 

CREATE A Warm and Inviting Bedroom

– serena & lily

 

Desserts: Fudge Brownies and Caramel a la Mode Recipe
Kobby Mendez Photography

 

Fudge Brownies and Caramel a la Mode Recipe

better homes & gardens

 

Chanel lipstick

Favorite Beauty Products for Summer

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Hey, Atlanta! Come Sip & Shop with Under the Southern Sky at Waiting on Martha Home, April 21, 4-6 pm. Your $20 ticket includes a signed copy of the book, cocktails, light bites and shopping discounts! Space is limited so get your ticket now!

 

 

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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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House Tour: Lake Burton Beauty

Lake Burton house tour TS Adams Architect

 

When it comes to places for the ultimate getaway, Lake Burton has to be one of the best. And this beauty by TS Adams Studio proves why. 

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour entry

 

Talk about taking advantage of the view! This lovely living room capitalizes on every inch of waterfront.

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour kitchen with beams

 

And an eat-in kitchen provides the perfect place for dining with family and friends. 

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour

 

Pretty architectural details set the tone, 

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bedroom

 

And creative uses of every space ensure that visitors are housed in style!

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bedroom

 

A clean, neutral color palette provides an on-vacation feel,

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour canopy bed

 

And chicly appointed bedrooms create havens for relaxation–

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bedroom

 

And take advantage of that peerless view

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bathroom

 

From a long soak in a gorgeous tub,

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour curb appeal

 

To a day spent out on the water, this Lake Burton Beauty has it all! We can’t think of a better place to spend the remaining days of summer

 

TS Adams Studio

Interior Designer: Coley Cuttino

Photographer: Jean Allsopp

Produced by: Eleanor Roper

 

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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!

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House Tour: Farmhouse Charm by Anelle Gandelman

 

We love the beach. You know we do. The mountains, too. But one of our bucket list spots is, for sure, a farmhouse.

 

 

Eclectic and lovely, the right mix of old and new, we can’t get enough of this gorgeous farmhouse by Anelle Gandelman. 

 

 

This is the sort of kitchen where wildflowers are necessary, where fresh produce resides only for long enough to get it onto someone’s plate, and rustic beams add character in droves. 

 

 

But this is a house that knows how to dress up for a fancy dinner too, 

 

 

That can carry off a casual air and a more formal one with equal ease. 

 

 

A traditional color scheme combines with antique furnishings and a touch of pattern to pull off a stunning overall feel that’s at once comfortable and grounded, 

 

 

Where summers are spent and secrets shared, 

 

 

Memories made,

 

 

And deep, restorative peace reclaimed. 

 

 

While the interiors are a farmhouse dream, it’s the exterior that, as always, takes the cake. Deep green as far as the eye can see is nature’s perfect color palette–and we’d want to lounge with friends and family on this porch all year long!

 

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

 

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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?

 

Amy Neunsinger Photography

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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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House Tour: William Litchfield Architectural Designs

William Litchfield Designs living room with bookcases

 

Whether preserving history or creating it, our homes have a lot of legwork to do. William B. Litchfield Architectural Designs is masterful in assisting them with both. 

 

William Litchfield Designs family room with dining table

 

We are big fans of his work, and this Regency-Inspired Georgian Renovation caught our eye right away. 

 

William Litchfield Designs bench and white paneling

 

We have learned (sometimes the hard way) that it takes exactly the right kind of architect or designer to restore a historic gem, to bring something truly special back to life. William Litchfield Designs is just the team to take on the challenge.

 

William Litchfield Designs dining room with crystal chandelier

 

It’s no wonder they received the 2016 Philip Trammell Shutze Award for this stunning home.  It is the perfect blend of old and new with spaces for everyone in the family. 

 

William Litchfield Designs dine-in kitchen

 

This kitchen is, in a word, happy. Or, at least, it feels that way to us. 

 

sunroom with dining table William Litchfield Designs

 

And we can imagine the guests gathered around this fire are happy too!

 

William Litchfield Designs staircase with striped wallpaper

 

The light in this house is just spectacular, a sure sign of a great architect,

 

William Litchfield Designs closet

 

But the details truly shine. This closet is simply breathtaking, with a place for everything.

 

 

You know we’re big fans of interiors, but, in this case, we have to admit that, for us, the exterior stole the show.

 

 

Grand, gracious, elegant… These are just a few words that come to mind right off the bat. 

 

 

And, taking this lovely pool into account, we think we’d also have to add calm to the list. From every angle, in every space, this home is the ideal blend of old and new. We hope you loved touring it as much as we did!

 

Jackye Lanham Design

Emily Followill Photography

 

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Southern California Here I Come!

I’ll be on a Southern California mini-tour soon with lots of great author friends! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!

January 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA

January 31, 2020: SuperBook TaleGate Adventure with Cassandra Conroy, Fiona Davis, Kristina McMorris, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Jan Moran, Karen White and Beatriz Williams. 6-7:30 pm, Signal Hill Public Library, Signal Hill, CA.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

10 Ways to Add Style to Your Kitchen

deVOL Kitchens

 

When it comes to kitchens, we spend a lot of time thinking about the usual things. White or stainless appliances? Wood or white cabinets? Wood or tile floors? Beyond the basics, there are so many ways to make the heart of the home warm, welcoming and absolutely you. Take a peek at a few of our favorite ways to add style to the kitchen!

1. Beautiful beams. Beams instantly lend a rustic feel, interest on the ceiling and, we think, an overall cozy feeling!

 

Whittney Parkinson Design

 

2. Add an arch. In the kitchen, the little things are everything. Arches are one of our favorite architectural details that create instant charm.

Jean Stoffer Design | Stoffer Photography

 

3.  Lend a personal touch with luxurious kitchenware. From china to silverware, serving trays to accessories, kitchenware is a fabulous way to express yourself in the heart of the home.

Kate Marker InteriorsMargaret Rajic Photography

 

4. Use a pot rack. Not only is a pot rack a convenient way to free up cabinet space, but it also looks fabulous.

kitchen pendants with style
Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath

 

5. Install statement lighting. A splash of color or a fun metallic can become an instant focal point in a kitchen.

 

deVOL kitchens

 

6. Accent with natural stone. Natural stone is a beautiful touch in a kitchen. This honed marble is absolutely stunning!

deVOL Kitchens

 

7. Hang your favorite art. In the land of appliances and cookware, art may not be a top priority but a well-placed piece or two adds tons of personality!

Whittney Parkinson Design

 

8. Display serveware with glass front cabinets. Glass front cabinets feel light, open and airy and are a great way to display favorite service pieces, china, wine glasses or family silver.

 

deVOL kitchens

 

9. Paint cabinets a signature color. In a world where neutral cabinets are the norm, painting cabinets a statement color is a way to instantly set your kitchen apart.

Whittney Parkinson Design

 

10. Make a splash with your range hood. From a simple microwave vent to something truly spectacular, there are so many ways to vent your kitchen. A unique, beautiful range hood like this one adds so much impact.

 

What is your favorite way to add style to your kitchen? Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

 

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2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

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GIFTS OF BEAUTY

 

 

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The Huffington Post said of Slightly South: “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.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

 

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What Would Jeffrey Dungan Do?

 

It has been 118 days since we evacuated for Hurricane Florence, which means it has also been 117 nights since I have slept in my bed. (Not that I’m keeping track.) I am not complaining about this, as I have kept all my New Year’s Resolutions–one being not to complain to my family about being out of my house and y’all are my family–for EIGHT ENTIRE DAYS. I know. It’s probably a world record. 

 

 

I’m feeling happy and inspired because, praise the Lord!, the tearing out has been done for weeks, but the putting back together is actually starting next week!! So I’m told…

I’ll be honest: I’ve been a little meh about picking everything out, which is totally unlike me. But when you spent two entire years of your life taking a house from dilapidated to your dream home, and then, four years later, you’re doing it again, your tastes haven’t really changed that much. So it’s like, do I keep it all the same? Or do I change stuff that I really love?

 

 

Fortunately, there’s Design Chic. And all the inspiration. And so, yesterday, I asked myself: 

 

 

What Would Jeffrey Dungan Do?

 

 

He would pick himself up by the bootstraps, get a new vision together, and, you know what? He’d probably add onto the house too. 

 

 

(I can’t say that for sure, but, I mean, look at his work? Who wouldn’t want more of that?)

 

 

I may have been feeling less than inspired but, fortunately, Mom has been saving up her energy for when I was feeling inspired. She is one of those people who can look at rooms taken to the studs and 1.4 seconds later have found inspiration photos for exactly what the layout should be and corresponding photos for exactly what materials you should use and…

 

 

These ceilings are definitely happening. Certainly in little Will’s room. They’re the perfect masculine touch. 

 

 

Oh, and the freestanding tub that there has been, quite frankly, a lot of grumbling about? Also happening. 

 

 

Did I say it had been 117 nights since I had slept in my bed? What I meant to say is that it had been 117 nights since I’d been in my bathtub. Cost per use, that thing is cheaper than anything else in the house. And I’m going to need it back soon or I’m never going to hit my reading goal for the year, which is an entirely different post.

 

Are you drooling over Dungan’s work like we are?

 

William Abranowicz Photography

 

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