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Melanie Milner Interior Design | Emily Followill Photography in this gracious bedroom vignette. Love the botanical print against the shiplap wall. headboard | flowers | bedroom design | bedroom decor | bedroom remodel
Melanie Milner Interior Design |Katie Moorhouse Designer | Emily Followill Photography | Eleanor Roper Stylist

 

 

 

Tour a Welcoming Getaway Designed by Melanie Milner

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Serena & Lily gracious dining room with blue and white wallpaper and hanging brass lantern. Love the round table and balboa chairs with the thick weave for texture. dining room ideas | dining room decor |dining room design

 

 

Create a Charming Breakfast Nook 

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Favorite storage baskets from Serena & Lily ,gracious in size and perfect for organizing your home. organization | get organized | organize | organizing

 

 

Favorite Storage Baskets for 2022 Organizing

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APL TechLoom Bliss Knit Running Shoe on Sale at Nordstrom. run | fitness | exercise | marathon | runners | jogging

 

 

APL TechLoom Bliss Knit Running Shoe

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Williams-Sonoma Valentine's Day hand towels with gracious red hearts. valentine's day | happy valentine's day | be mine | hearts | valentine gift ideas

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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The Wedding Veil by Kristy Woodson Harvey

 

I’m so thrilled to share my first historical/contemporary novel- and first hardcover – releasing March 29, 2022, The Wedding Veil!  This is a true book of my heart, and deep diving into the world of Edith and Cornelia Vanderbilt, the first mistress and daughter of Biltmore Estate, kept me occupied during those first, dark days of shut down. The bride on the cover? Well… You’ll just have to read to find out about her

 

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Didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas or ready to spend those gift cards? We’ve got you covered! Take a peek at some great finds and sales!

 

 

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THE WEDDING VEIL

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The New York Times bestselling author of Under the Southern Sky and the Peachtree Bluff series brings “her signature wit, charm, and heart” (Woman’s World) to this sweeping new novel following four women across generations, bound by a beautiful wedding veil and a connection to the famous Vanderbilt family.

Four women. One family heirloom. A secret connection that will change their lives—and history as they know it. 

Present Day: Julia Baxter’s wedding veil, bequeathed to her great-grandmother by a mysterious woman on a train in the 1930s, has passed through generations of her family as a symbol of a happy marriage. But on the morning of her wedding day, something tells her that even the veil’s good luck isn’t enough to make her marriage last forever. Overwhelmed and panicked, she escapes to the Virgin Islands to clear her head. Meanwhile, her grandmother Babs is also feeling shaken. Still grieving the death of her beloved husband, she decides to move out of the house they once shared and into a retirement community. Though she hopes it’s a new beginning, she does not expect to run into an old flame, dredging up the same complicated emotions she felt a lifetime ago.

1914: Socialite Edith Vanderbilt is struggling to manage the luxurious Biltmore Estate after the untimely death of her cherished husband. With 250 rooms to oversee and an entire village dependent on her family to stay afloat, Edith is determined to uphold the Vanderbilt legacy—and prepare her free-spirited daughter Cornelia to inherit it—in spite of her family’s deteriorating financial situation. But Cornelia has dreams of her own. Asheville, North Carolina has always been her safe haven away from the prying eyes of the press, but as she explores more of the rapidly changing world around her, she’s torn between upholding tradition and pursuing the exciting future that lies beyond Biltmore’s gilded gates.

In the vein of Therese Anne Fowler’s A Well-Behaved Woman and Jennifer Robson’s The GownThe Wedding Veil brings to vivid life a group of remarkable women forging their own paths—and explores the mystery of a national heirloom lost to time.

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Refresh Your Guest Room for the Holidays

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Man, oh man, do we ever love a good before and after. And when it’s our own house, all the better! When we bought our house in Beaufort, our main goal was to keep things simple, clean and streamlined, so we could walk in and feel spacious and spa-like. But, well, let’s just say that, in this bedroom, maybe we took that a little too far!

 

Serena & LIly | bedroom refresh

 

After

 

The guest room is a fairly decent size, and a headboard just never felt like it took up enough space. Even when we eventually put a bench at the end of the bed, it just felt too light. When we saw this Whitaker Sun-Bleached Pine 4-Poster Bed, we knew it was the answer, that we could maintain that light and airy feeling while lending the room a sense of gravitas.

 

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The color is absolutely exquisite–and the quality is even better than we anticipated. (And we had high hopes.) This is a heavy, sturdy, incredibly well constructed piece of furniture, truly heirloom quality.

 

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And the color blends so beautifully with our favorite Shore Bench. We love the contrast between the textures here. The whole vibe comes off as coastal without being kitschy. And these pillows and throw are a gorgeous finishing touch–as is that stunning Serena & Lily duvet.

 

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Y’all, we hate to play favorites, but if we could have these artichoke lamps (similar here) in every single room in our house, we totally would. They are so whimsical and fun, true statement pieces that can’t help but draw the eye.

 

 

We’re in love with these Venice Rattan Chairs. They are deep enough to be comfortable without being bulky and the open weave lends that light and airy feel we’re looking to achieve while still being substantial and high quality. Add a neutral pillow, made of the most luxurious linen, for a finished feel.

 

 

Plus, with colder weather coming, this throw is a must-have. (And, don’t forget, my eighth novel, CHRISTMAS IN PEACHTREE BLUFF, releases in 2 weeks on October 26!! SIGNED COPIES are available from Oxford Exchange, and it will be on shelves wherever books are sold!) And this week, Target has a special preorder of buy 2 get 1 free!  Get 1 for yourself and 2 for gifting! What could be better?!

 

 

 

 

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Serena & Lily Whitaker Four Poster Bed | Sunbleached Pine.| bedroom refresh

 

There are so many ways to style this fabulous 4-poster. From pretty in pink

 

 

 

 

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Serena & Lily Whitaker Four Poster Bed | Sunbleached Pine | | bedroom refresh refresh

 

To beautiful in blue

 

 

 

 

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Serena & Lily Whitaker Four Poster Bed | Sunbleached Pine

 

To accentuated with the perfect neutrals, it’s the kind of incredible piece that goes in any bedroom in ultimate style.

 

 

 

 

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Serena & Lily Whitaker Four Poster Bed | Ebony

 

Our new favorite bed also comes in a variety of colors, like this stunning ebony wood,

 

 

 

 

 

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And light saltwashed oak. In any shade, this is a gorgeous update on a classic style that is the ultimate accent in any bedroom. We don’t know about you, but now we’re feeling totally ready for all those holiday guests!

 

 

 

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I am SO excited that the fourth in my bestselling Peachtree Bluff Series is releasing on October 26, 2 weeks from today and is available for preorder from your bookseller of choice ! 

 

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CHRISTMAS IN PEACHTREE BLUFF BOOK TOUR

 

 

SALISBURY, NC | MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021 | 5PM

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Launch Party
South Main Book Company
110 S Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

 

SAVANNAH, GA | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021 | 5PM

Once Upon a Wardrobe Launch Party with Patti Callahan and Mary Kay Andrews
The Paris Market
36 W. Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401
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BLUFFTON, SC | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021 | 12PM

University of South Carolina Beaufort Luncheon with Authors Series with Patti Callahan and Mary Kay Andrews
Belfair Clubhouse
200 Belfair Oaks Blvd
Bluffton, SC 29910
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FERNANDINA BEACH, FL | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 | 11AM – 2PM

Amelia Island Festival Luncheon
Courtyard by Marriott Amelia Island
2700-1 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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NEPTUNE BEACH, FL | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 | 6PM

Signing at BookMark
The BookMark
220 1st Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

ST. PETERSBURG, FL | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 | 7PM

TOMBOLO BOOKS Signing with Patti Callahan and Mary Kay Andrews
Tombolo Books
2153 1st Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
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TAMPA, FL | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021 | 2PM

OXFORD EXCHANGE signing with Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan
Oxford Exchange
420 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606
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PUNTA GORDA, FL | MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021 | 11:30AM – 1PM

Books & Brunch Author Extravaganza hosted by Copperfish Books with Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan
F.M. Don’s
201 West Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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SANIBEL ISLAND, FL | MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021 | 5PM

MacIntosh Books + Paper Dessert and Drinks with Kristy Woodson Harvey, Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan
Sanibel Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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NORTH PALM BEACH, FL | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021 | 11AM – 1PM

North Palm Beach CC with Village of North Palm Beach Library
North Palm Beach Country Club
951 US-1
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

VERO BEACH, FL | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021 | 5PM

Vero Beach Book Center
392 21st St.
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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WINTER PARK, FL | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 10:30AM – 12PM

“Books and Bites” in Conversation with Kristin Harmel
Writer’s Block Book Store
316 N Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
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KISSIMMEE, FL | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 2 – 4PM

Solivita Circle Talk and Signing
Solivita Palms Amenity Center
1055 San Clemente Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34799

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021 | 6PM

B&N Mount Pleasant Signing
Barnes & Noble
1716 Towne Centre Way
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

MYRTLE BEACH, SC | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 | 11:30AM

A Moveable Feast sponsored by Litchfield Book Store
21 Main At North Myrtle Beach
719 North Beach Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 | 5PM

Pelican Bookstore at Talk, Sip & Sign with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Silver Coast Winery
6680 Barbeque Rd NW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC

MOREHEAD CITY, NC | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021 | 11AM – 12:30PM

Books & Bellinis with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Dee Gees Books & Gifts
508 Evans St
Morehead City, NC

BEAUFORT, NC | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021 | 2 – 3:30PM

“Trick or Read” Sip & Sign
Beaufort Linens
331 Front St
Beaufort, NC, 28516

SUMTER, SC | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 | 5 – 7PM

Sumter County Museum Author Reception
Sumter County Museum
122 N Washington St.
Sumter, SC 29150

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021 | 12 – 1:30PM

Kiawah Island Cassique Club House Talk & Signing
Cassique Golf Club
100 Old Cedar Lane
Kiawah Island, SC 29455

SOUTHERN PINES, NC | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2021 | 4PM

The Country Bookshop
Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities
555 E Connecticut Ave, Southern
Pines, NC 28387
TICKETS

VIRTUAL EVENT | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021 | 7PM

Virtual Event with Ron Block and the Cuyahoga County Library

RALEIGH, NC | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2021 | 2PM

Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
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BLUFFTON, SC | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021 | 4PM

A Christmas Cookie Event With Patti Callahan & Kristy Woodson Harvey
Montage Palmetto Bluff
477 Mt Pelia Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
NOTE: This is a private event for residents of Palmetto Bluff and their guests.

WILMINGTON, NC | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021 | 11AM – 1PM

Open House at Inlet Blue Market and Porter Co Book Shoppe with Stephanie Gray
Porter Co Book Shoppe
303 S Topsail Drive
Surf City, NC 28445

CAPE CARTERET, NC | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021 | 12:30PM

Talk and Signing with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Western Carteret Library
230 Taylor Notion Rd
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 | 12PM

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Luncheon with Beaufort Historic Site
Coral Bay Club
1901 W Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
TICKETS

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021 | 11:30AM

Crystal Coast Country Club Author Luncheon
152 Oakleaf Dr.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
PRIVATE EVENT

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Dinners at Beaufort Gro & Aqua
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BEAUFORT, NC | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021 | 1:30PM

Peachtree Bluff Double-Decker Bus Tour
Leaves from 100 Block Turner Street
Beaufort North Carolina 28516

 

 

Thrilled for the Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Trailer

 

The fourth book in my bestselling Peachtree Bluff Series is releasing October 26 but is available NOW for preorder from your bookseller of choice! 

In the newest installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown—and the holiday season in the process.

When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband James announce they are divorcing—and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response—Caroline, at her wits end, can’t think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island?

Quite a lot, as it turns out.

As the “storm of the century” heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they’re planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi’s recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen. With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly…and the Murphy sisters, who evacuated to New York, soon realize it’s up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline’s boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town—as well as their family.

In “pitch perfect tones” (Publishers Weekly) and written with her signature Southern charm, New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey explores the magic of Christmas, the power of forgiveness, and the importance of family in a tale that reminds us that, no matter the circumstances, home is always where we belong—especially during the holidays.

 

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Bedroom Refresh with Serena & Lily

bedroom refresh with Serena & Lily

 

Good morning, chic readers! Almost two years post-Hurricane Florence we are still, slowly but surely, finishing our remodel and getting things photo-ready again. If you’re a Design Chic follower, you probably know how much we absolutely love Serena and Lily. And we can’t wait to show you all the gorgeous S&L products we got to use in this master bedroom refresh. (And there’s one more to come that we’ll show you later in the week!)

bedroom refresh with Serena & Lily

 

We adore this gorgeous natural rattan Lanai Mirror and how it totally changed the look of the room, making it lighter, brighter and adding that perfect touch of coastal feel. It has a slightly aged look that makes it seem to tell a story, just like the house it’s in. We are huge fans of hanging chairs, and just love this one! A Serena & Lily throw and pillow complete the look, with thick, comfortable, quality fabrics that make the bedroom feel homey and cozy.

 

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These gorgeous Venice Rattan chairs are comfortable, beautiful and the perfect size for a tiny nook. We can just imagine having our morning coffee right here. And luscious linen and down pillows add comfort and style.

 

bedroom refresh with Serena & Lily

 

Did we mention this fabulous hand-braided diamond jute rug? It was the perfect finishing touch over these 117-year-old hardwood floors. Unlike some natural fiber rugs, it is also incredibly soft underfoot!

 

bedroom refresh with Serena & Lily

 

This stunning nightstand is one of our favorite parts of this bedroom refresh. A gorgeous gray with pretty gold hardware, it not only looks great but also has smooth, easy open drawers with plenty of room for storage. 

 

bedroom refresh with Serena & Lily

 

The bleached off-white shade of this jute rug blends perfectly with the mix of colors in the nightstand. The texture of the woven raffia adds an extra element of style. Five coats of lacquer create a beautiful, chic finish. We love every single element of this bedroom refresh! Keep scrolling for more stunning ways to incorporate Serena & Lily into your home decor, whether you’re on the shore or just want to feel like you are!

 


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Beautiful bedding, vibrant colors, stunning furnishings and fabulous textiles, Serena & Lily has everything you need to turn a beach house into a home, a place where memories are made and summer seems to go on and on… Here’s to making the most of this one! 

 

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Decorating Secrets from Thom Filicia and More!

 

 

Decorating Secrets from Thom Filicia

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Creating a Beautiful Master Bedroom

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Creating a Fun-Filled Playroom

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Red Currant Vanilla Spritzer Recipe

rose & ivy journal

 

 

 

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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books - slightly south of simple

 

If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out Slightly South of Simple!  

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