In Good Taste: Ham Interiors

Ham Interiors entry with Blue door

A Carolina blue door and a black lab? There’s really no better entrance if you ask us. (Although, in Henley-on-Thames, where this gorgeous door resides, we’re pretty sure it isn’t called Carolina blue.) Ham Interiors, our big time design love this week, combines classic sensibilities with stunning architecture for spaces with purpose, with style and, most important of all, with that certain undefinable something that makes a house feel like a home. Leave your wellies by the door, brew a cup of hot tea and take a peek at these cozy, livable houses that are so unforgettably chic you’ll undoubtably find yourself daydreaming about a few little changes for you own home. Enjoy!

Ham Interiors entrance

 

Ham Interiors  kitchen with large black island

 

Ham Interiors  kitchen with blue and white china

 

Ham Interiors  kitchen with blue lanterns

 

Ham Interiors potting shed

 

Ham Interiors kitchen with orange range

 

Ham Interiors  living room with pier mirror

 

Ham Interiors bathroom with audobon print

 

Hám Interior Design entry

 

Ham Interiors  closet

 

Ham Interiors  closet

 

Hám Interior Design bedroom

We hope you loved the good taste of Ham Interiors as much as we do and that it brightened your day!

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The Peachtree Bluff Series

If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of The Southern Side of Paradise , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote. And take an EXTRA 15% Off at Barnes and Noble

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House Tour: Refined Row House in Georgetown

Sarah Bartholomew Design- Georgetown Row house living room

If, like us, you were loving interior designer Sarah Bartholomew’s house we toured here and here you will flip for this gorgeous Georgetown row house tour, too.  Every room is more beautiful than the last!   Take a peek!

Georgetown Row house living room with gallery wall

 

Georgetown Row house foyer in neutral colors

 

Georgetown Row house books

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Row house dining table with blue and white splatter paint plates

 

Georgetown Row house kitchen with white subway tile

 

Georgetown Row house bedroom in blue and white

 

Georgetown Row house bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse neutral bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse neutral bedroom

 

Georgetown Row house bathroom

 

Georgetown Row house porch

 

Georgetown Row house front

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

Slightly South of Simple

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

THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO READ MY LATEST NOVEL The Southern Side of Paradise! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. IF YOU HAVE READ, WOULD YOU CONSIDER WRITING A BRIEF REVIEW ON AMAZON? YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE PURCHASED THERE TO REVIEW, AND REVIEWS HELP AUTHORS SO VERY MUCH! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Dates

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

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Ten Favorite Porches for Outdoor Living

porch outdoor living room
Suzanne Kasler Design via One Kings Lane

 

Good morning, chic readers! We love being outside. 

blue and white porch outdoor living
Summer Thornton Design

 

Outdoor entertaining is one of our favorite things about this fabulous season.

blue and white porch outdoor living
Serena & Lily

 

And we can always use a little porch inspiration!

porch ready for Summer
Architectural Digest

 

Whether your porch is neutral or bright, has wicker furniture, wrought iron or teak, we can all agree on one thing:

porch outdoor living room
Historical Concepts

 

It should be comfortable!

Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Shophouse outdoor living room
Lisa Mende Design via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

We believe that outdoor spaces should coordinate with indoor ones, be an extension of the home’s decor–but, perhaps, with a touch more color and whimsy. 

porch outdoor living room
Serena & Lily

 

Then again, neutral surroundings that let the natural beauty shine are fabulous as well.

porch outdoor living room
Patrick Ahearn Architects

 

A beautiful fireplace is like icing on a fabulous cake. 

Aerin Lauder Palm Beach Porch
Aerin Lauder’s Palm Beach Porch via Architectural Digest

 

And, of course, the view makes the porch. 

 

Aerin Lauder porch
Aerin Lauder via Architectural Digest

 

With a view like this, you can’t help but want to get outside! Needless to say, these stunning photos have done nothing to cure our need for outdoor living! Are you sprucing your porch?

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

I’d love for you to grab a copy of  The Southern Side of Paradise , one of Us Weeklys “Us Musts“.  It’s the Perfect Memorial Summer Read!

 

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More Tour Dates

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL 11:30am (CT)

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

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

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Things We Love: Southampton Style

Meg Braff Southampton Style living room

Meg Braff + Southampton = Love. 

Meg Braff Southampton Style living room

One peek inside this fabulously eclectic home and you’ll get that warm, welcoming summertime feeling!

Meg Braff Southampton Style kitchen

From a crisp, clean kitchen

Meg Braff Southampton Style bedroom

To nautical chic details that are always in style… 

Meg Braff Southampton Style bedroom

To sunny pops of whimsy that would make anyone feel like a kid again…

Meg Braff Southampton Style bathroom

Meg Braff is one of the best we know at combining all the essential, stylish elements that make a house feel like a home. 

Meg Braff Southampton Style bedroom

Cheerful bedrooms in interesting spaces make guests feel welcome any time.

Meg Braff Southampton Style bedroom

And soothing bedrooms with pops of color make for restful retreats. 

Meg Braff Southampton Style bedroom

Chic accessories look better by the shore,

Meg Braff Southampton Style

And twin beds are perfect for swapping secrets well into the night.

Meg Braff Southampton Style

Bamboo furniture is one of our backyard favorites and creates an instantly chic porch…

Meg Braff Southampton Style

Perfect for entertaining guests! (And a hint of blue never, ever hurts.)

Thanks so much for sharing your day with us touring this fabulous Southampton home. We hope it’s a great one!

Source: Hamptons Cottages & Gardens 

 

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Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

We have been absolutely blown away by the response to the Peachtree Bluff town takeover! Tickets are going quickly so make sure to grab yours before they’re gone! Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site

 

 

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Top Ten: Details for Stylish Living Rooms

living rooms
Phoebe Howard Design

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you are poised and ready to tackle this week. We are so excited to share a few of our all-time favorite living rooms–and a few of the features that we think most great living rooms have in common. So take a few minutes, refill your coffee, and reset your mind with these stunning rooms that can’t help but inspire you to a more productive (and comfortable!) day. 

 

living rooms
Lauren Elaine Interiors via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

  1. A fabulous focal point. In this room, this beautiful fireplace serves as a stunning focal point. We love the antique feel. 

 

living rooms
Serena & Lily

 

2. A chic, well-decorated coffee table. Just take a page from Serena & Lily. They never disappoint. 

 

living rooms
Andrew J. Howard Interiors

 

3. Statement art. Speaking of never disappointing, Andrew Howard certainly doesn’t. His room are always chic, never cookie cutter, and, oh yeah, include truly gorgeous art.

 

living rooms
Timothy Corrigan Design via Architectural Digest

 

4. Something a little bit unexpected. From the multi-colored floor lamp to the fur chair, this room is anything but expected. 

 

living rooms
Jenni Kayne’s living room – One Kings Lane

 

5. Seating for limitless conversation and…

 

living rooms
Suzanne Kasler via One Kings Lane

 

6. A cozy chair just for reading. 

 

living rooms
Beth Webb Interiors

 

7. A little symmetry. Everything doesn’t have to match all the time, but, we have to say, symmetry sure is pleasing to our eyes. This Beth Webb beauty is symmetry at its finest. 

 

living rooms
Marshall Watson Interiors

 

8. Loads of personality. Because, at the end of the day, your living room is all about you and your family. From the museum-worthy to the party-ready, Marshall Watson lends every space personality in droves. 

 

living rooms
Anderson Cooper’s home in Brazil via Architectural Digest

 

This is a living room we wouldn’t mind visiting today. But, for now, we’re going to get back to work and dream about these gorgeous living rooms… What are your living room non-negotiables?

 

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Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases May 7, 2019!

 

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House Tour: The Perfect Blend of Old and New

blend of old and new living room

Lauren DeLoach Interior Design

 

There is nothing like a home that has the feeling of being collected over time, of having a history, a sense of place and belonging, that idea that it has come from somewhere and has something to say.

 

blend of old and new living room

 

At the same time, the ease of a new house is pretty hard to beat. (As people who have spent years redoing their fair share of old homes, we can vouch for this!)

 

blend dining room

 

The best of both worlds is that perfect combination of old and new, a feeling and sense of place with the updates and advantages that a new house can offer.

 

blend of old and new dining room

 

This gorgeous Atlanta home by designer Lauren DeLoach is the right combination of old and new, those touches of history that tell a story and that feeling that everything is fresh.

 

blend of old and new kitchen

 

One of the biggest benefits of new construction is being able to create moments that feel like a family. Like these gorgeous ceilings in the kitchen.

 

blend of old and new bedroom

 

We are all about bedding, and this bedding is absolute perfection! That neck roll is stunning.

 

blend of old and new bathroom

 

Bathrooms are perhaps where we spend the most time agonizing–especially because we’re bath people! This one is a place we’d like to spend a lot of time!

 

porch blend of old and new

 

Outdoor spaces are paramount to the way a home feels and lives.

 

blend of old and new pool

 

And this one, we think it’s safe to say, feels like paradise!

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 

INTERIOR DESIGN: Lauren DeLoach Interiors

ARCHITECTURE: Bradley Heppner Architecture

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