Things We Love: Town Takeovers

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeover

Saturday was one of those days that I know I will remember for the rest of my life. 

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeover

Hundreds of readers from Texas to Atlanta, from South Carolina to right down the street gathered in Beaufort, NC- 

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeoverwhich partially inspired the town of Peachtree Bluff, GA in my Peachtree Bluff Series—to “take over” the town!The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeover

I got to narrate double decker bus tours of “Peachtree Bluff” with the amazing Sandy Treadway,

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeoverspeak at a fabulous lunch

at @clawsonsrestaurant,

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeover be hosted by @jerri.sutton1_

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeoverfor a beyond gorgeous VIP Cocktail Party

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeover at her stunning historic home

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeover and attend a beautiful dinner on @beauforthistoricsite grounds 

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeover catered by the impeccable @scarboroughfarecatering. (sitting with the amazing Jerri Sutton)

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeoverBlue Moon Jazz capped off the day with a gorgeous rendition of “Georgia.”

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeover

Fitting, to say the least!

 

The biggest, most heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended this weekend, to all the sponsors and especially to @patriciasuggs, BHA’s indomitable director. She choreographed every detail of a truly spectacular weekend and is a total ⭐️! As is my brilliant manager @kathiecbennett who dreamed up this fabulous event. 💗

The Southern Side of Paradise Beaufort town takeover

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the culmination of my first series, one that has such a special place in my heart.

The number of you who have reached out to tell me what a special place it also has in yours means more to me than I can say.

I love hearing your stories and meeting you (shout out to my military wife readers who came yesterday to celebrate Sloane!) and am so grateful for all the support.

If you haven’t read the The Southern Side of Paradise, I would love for you to grab a copy.  It’s the Perfect Summer Read!

 

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 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

 

Marshall Watson Visits Beaufort, NC!

Marshall Watson
Photographer: Francesco Lagnese

 

Good morning, chic readers! Did you have a good weekend? We sure did. It was full of fun related to the Beaufort Historical Association Homes Tour, but the best part of all, the icing on the cake, was a fabulous brunch in the yard of a gorgeous Beaufort Home with our friend and one of our most favorite designers, Marshall Watson.

Marshall Watson
Photographer: Francesco Lagnese

 

You’ve heard us rave about his incredible range as a designer before, the way that he can take on any project, in any town, for any family and make it reflect the owners’ wants and needs.

And with his background, it’s no wonder, really.

From a career as a fine painter to studying design at Stanford to studying at FIT, Watson has more than his share of credentials.

Marshall Watson Interior Design
Photographer: Alise O’Brien

 

But, as with all those at the top of their field, there is also something in Waston’s work that cannot be taught, a keen eye and natural understanding of symmetry and balance, of what goes into the story that a home is telling.

Marshall Watson Interior Design
Photographer: Alise O’Brien

 

Watson told the audience that he draws on his background as an actor (He was one of the stars of As the World Turns in the ’80s among his many other acting credentials!), where he really learned to disappear into the character, to really put a lot of himself aside and focus only on what his clients need and want.

Marshall Watson Design
Photographer: Geno Perches

 

Even still, from Mexico to 5th Avenue, Salt Lake City to St. Louis, a sense of timeless elegance and style unifies all of Watson’s projects.

Marshall Watson Interior Design
Photographer: Geno Perches

 

His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful, Luxe, House and Garden, Traditional Homes, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens and the New York Times. He has also been featured in New York Spaces, Metropolitan Home, The Chicago Tribune, as well as being a regular design columnist for the Southampton Press.

Marshall Watson beach house
Photographer: Francesco Lagnese

 

He received Traditional Home’s “Designer of the Year” award and has been featured on Luxe’s Gold List.

kitchen
Photographer: Francesco Lagnese

 

Flower magazine calls him a “Master of Elegance,”

dining al fresco Marshall Watson
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

Doris Leslie Blau says he is, “one of America’s most respected design industry leaders.”

Marshall Watson living room
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

And all of that is true, of course. But New York Social Diary’s proclamation that he is “kind to the core” may resonate most of all. 

Marshall Watson Sweden living room
Photographer: Luke White

 

We loved sharing more of Marshall Watson‘s peerless work with you today and hope you will check out his beyond fabulous coffee table book, The Art of Elegance

dining room Marshall Watson
Photographer: Luke White

 

Your coffee table doesn’t know what it has been missing!

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love it when you do!

The Art of Elegance
The Art of Elegance

 

Marshall Watson Interiors

 

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The Fabulous Freestanding Tub

freestanding tub
Metcalfe Design

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend! We know it isn’t the official start of summer, but once school is out, it always feels like it to us. 

freestanding tub
Alyssa Rosenheck

 

And summer is the perfect time for catching up with friends, taking that much-needed vacation and finding the time for the rest and relaxation you missed out on throughout the year. 

freestanding tub
Verandah House

 

One of our favorite ways to relax in our homes is in the comfort of a fabulous freestanding tub. 

freestanding tub
Cloth and Kind

 

Just add bubbles and good book for a relaxing night at home. Of course, installation is always something to consider. For our Aussie friends, Fix-It Right is a full service plumber serving all of Australia, including Melbourne and Sydney.

bathroom
Architectural Digest

 

Of course, finding the right tub is only one part of the equation. 

freestanding tub
Sage Design

 

The hardware can completely change the look of a freestanding tub–and change its functionality. A faucet with a shower attachment is very useful for cleaning large tubs easily. 

freestanding tub
New England Home Magazine

 

Our favorite thing about freestanding tubs is that they can be positioned in front of windows to take full advantage of a gorgeous view. 

freestanding tub
Jackson and Leroy

 

And they come in so many different styles and colors to complement pretty much any bathroom scheme. 

freestanding tub
Tucker & Marks

 

We love a tub in the center of the room, especially a round or oddly shaped one that couldn’t have a bathtub otherwise. 

freestanding tub
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

For a beautiful way to add character to a bathroom, we love a clawfoot tub like this one. It adds instant history! Are you a fan of freestanding tubs? 

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

 

 

 

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