In Good Taste: Mark D. Sikes

Mark D. Sikes living room

 

When it comes to good taste, designer Mark D. Sikes has it all wrapped up. 

 

Mark D. Sikes

 

Each vignette,

 

Mark D. Sikes fireplace in living room

 

Every mantel,

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white living room

 

Every, single well-placed, impeccably-thought detail,

 

Mark D. Sikes breakfast room with captain's chairs

 

Adds up to a room that wows. 

 

Mark D. Sikes blue kitchen with shiplap

 

Charming color palettes create warm, unique spaces,

 

Mark D. Sikes bookcase in library

 

And thoughtful elements combined in the perfect way allow for rooms where families can–and do–actually live.

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white

 

From luxe and layered,

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white banquette

 

To light and luscious,

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white bedroom

 

The work of designer Mark D. Sikes is always in good taste

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In Good Taste: Heather Chadduck Interiors

entry with round table in blue and white by Heather Chadduck
David Hillegas Photography

 

 

Blue and white

 

 blue and white living room by Heather Chadduck
Peter Frank Edwards Photography

 

Symmetry

 

Heather Chadduck designed living room in blue and white
Peter Frank Edwards Photography

 

Making magic in difficult to decorate spaces…

 

Heather Chadduck designed living room in blue and white
Peter Frank Edwards Photography

 

These are all hallmarks of Heather Chadduck ‘s gorgeously good taste

 

Heather Chadduck dining room with handpainted wallpaper
David Hillegas Photography

 

We love how she combines traditional themes with modern touches,

 

Heather Chadduck Interiors bedroom in blue and white with canopy bed
David Hillegas Photography

 

And layers for a totally luxe look,

 

Heather Chadduck interiors canopy bed in neutrals
Peter Frank Edwards Photography

 

Where every member of the house is comfortable!

 

Heather Chadduck attic bedroom with built-in bunk beds
Nancy Nolan Photographer

 

From creating enough space for everyone in the family, 

 

Heather Chadduck porch with shiplap ceiling
Peter Frank Edwards Photography

 

To perfectly appointing every room from the master bedroom to the porch

 

porch Heather Chadduck interiors
David Hillegas Photography

 

Even the outdoor spaces convey her signature style.

 

Heather Chadduck Interiors outdoor dining area with fireplace
Peter Frank Edwards Photography

 

For cozying up alone or entertaining absolutely everyone, these are outdoor spaces that wow. And the fireplace makes sure they can be used all year long!

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

Heather Chadduck

 

I am so excited for my first ever Publisher’s Weekly Review! Check it out. And, don’t forget, it’s never too early to preorder!

Feels Like Falling Kristy Woodson Harvey. Gallery, $16 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-1-9821-1770-2 https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-9821-1770-2Harvey (The Southern Side of Paradise) serves up a tale of disaster-turned serendipity in the fictional Cape Carolina, N.C. Successful businesswoman Gray Howard begrudgingly promotes her husband to CFO of her marketing company, ClickMarket, only for him to leave her for the assistant she hired for him. Reeling from a painful, cash-draining divorce, she inadvertently causes Diana, a photo developer at a pharmacy, to lose her job by complaining about her work. After learning this, Gray hires Diana to work as a housekeeper. Over time, the women vent about their lives and forge a friendship that heals them both. The story alternates between Gray’s voice and Diana’s, delving into Diana’s past heartaches and lost hope for having a child. In pitch-perfect tones, Harvey creates two Southern women doing their best to deal with everything life throws at them, and her able plotting will keep readers turning the pages. Secondary characters—Gray’s witty assistant, Trey; her new, younger boyfriend, Andrew; and Diana’s fiercely loyal friend group—add charm. Harvey’s optimistic tale just might convince readers that bouncing back can actually land a person in a better place than where they started. Agent: Elisabeth Weed, the Book Group. (Apr.)

 

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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.

 

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Things We Love: 2020’s Color of the Year

Pantone's classic blue paint color in Beth Webb living room at Reynolds Plantation
Beth Webb

 

It has become almost like a holiday, hasn’t it? The anticipation. The excitement. The either total agreement or complete disgust… 

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color in Serena & Lily dining room
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We’ll be honest: We don’t always love Pantone’s Color of the Year. But that would be kind of impossible, right? Everyone can’t like every color in just the same way we can’t embrace every single fashion or design trend.

 

Lynn Morgan Design blue and white
Lynn Morgan Design

 

We don’t know about y’all, but the announcement of 2020’s Pantone Color of the Year as Classic Blue was a big, huge thrill to us. And we feel pretty confident that it will lead to other great 2020 trends too.

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color bathroom with geometric blue and white wallpaper
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We’re pretty sure that blue and white is about as timeless a combination as you can possibly get. And it simply tends to lend itself to other wonderful combinations.

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color dining room
Marika Meyer Interior Design

 

Like a mix of antique and new,

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color in kitchen blue and white runner
Bria Hammel Interior Design – Photography Aimée Mazzenga

 

Or a hint of something fresh and green,

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color blue and white porcelain
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A display of family heirlooms mixed with more modern pieces.

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color dining room banquette
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And a sense of pulling the outside in, especially when it pertains to sea or sky.

 

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color living room with abstract art
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In bold solids,

 

 

And, most especially in Mother Nature, it’s one color we simply can’t get enough of! Are you happy that blue is the color of the year?

 

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My next novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, releases April 28, 2020! I can’t wait to share this tale of Gray and Diana, their unlikely friendship, their summer loves and their chance at happily ever after, the sequel, with all of you. It has already been named a most anticipated read of 2020 by Parade, Working Mother and SheKnows! It’s never too early to preorder from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer!

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From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

 

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Peachtree Bluff Series Kristy Woodson Harvey

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Order a copy of any of my books from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer, email me at [email protected], and I’ll send a personalized bookplate, bookmark, book light and coozie to go along with it. (While supplies last!) You can preorder Feels Like Falling, too! Signed copies available from Porter Co Book Shoppe, Beaufort Linen Co and Dee Gee’s Gifts and Books!

 

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10 Favorite Thanksgiving-Ready Kitchens

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with pendant lights and lucite stools and marble countertop
Lee Kleinhelter Design/T.S.Adams Studio via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Good morning, chic readers! Do you have a Thanksgiving-ready kitchen yet?

 

Thanksgiving-ready blue and white kitchen with open brass shelving round pendant lights
Architect Ross Piper/Interior Designer Clary Bosbyshell via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

 I bought my turkey tonight, and it’s thawing in the fridge as we speak. 

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen island Serena &s Lily with pendant light Thanksgiving ready
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Truth be told, we’re eating out this year. We’re not quite back in our house yet, but are already looking forward to hosting the crew around our own table next year. We’re super lucky that both sides of the family love each other, so everyone comes to us! (Another reason to live at the beach if you need one.)

Tim Barber Architect kitchen with beams
Tim Barber Architect

 

So why the turkey? Leftovers, of course! (You can’t have a Thanksgiving-ready fridge without leftovers!) I love the ease of eating out for Thanksgiving but hate not having delicious turkey to nibble on and make sandwiches with the rest of the week. 

 

Crazy? Maybe. 

 

Jean Stoffer Design- Stoffer Photography kitchen with beams
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But, on the bright side, it will ensure that I get my Thanksgiving-ready kitchen, even if it is just at a rental house. 

 

Thanksgiving ready kitchens with pendant lights and wood beams from Kishani Perera Design and Tim Barber, Ltd Architect
Kishani Perera Design & Tim Barber, Ltd Architect

 

Clean, warm, inviting and full of yummy-looking produce,

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchens with pendant lights and blond wood from Beth Webb
Beth Webb Interior Design

 

These stunning kitchens are nothing if not Thanksgiving ready!

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with 4 pendant lights from Jeffrey Duncan
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Whether you’re planning to cook all day and reap the rewards of your efforts, 

 

 

Or simply catch up with friends and family afterwards, there’s no time like the present to make sure you have a Thanksgiving-ready home. Happy celebrating friends. We are grateful for YOU this year!

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Holiday Gift Guide:

 

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Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South is 

still #1 in Southern Fiction.

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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If you’re one of those early holiday shoppers (Guilty!) don’t forget The Peachtree Bluff Series! Books make great gifts and provide hours of enjoyment that will last long after they are unwrapped. (Signed copies are available from Beaufort Linen Co., Porter Co. Book Shoppe, Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books, and The Country Bookshop.  

 

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