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

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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!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 

INTERIOR DESIGN: Lauren DeLoach Interiors

ARCHITECTURE: Bradley Heppner Architecture

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Top Ten: Blue and White Bedroom Designs

blue and white bedroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Looking to add the pinnacle of fresh,  timeless style to any room in your home? Blue paired with white? Perfection every time!  Take a look at our ten of our favorite bedrooms that become a sanctuary in the hands of this relaxing palette.

blue and white bedroom
One Kings Lane

 

blue and white bedroom
Margaux Interiors Limited – Emily Followill Photography

 

blue and White Bedroom
Serena & Lily

 

blue and white bedroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

blue bedroom
One Kings Lane

 

blue bedroom
One Kings Lane

 

Blue bedroom
Liz Caan Interior Design

 

blue bedroom
Serena & Lily

 

blue and white bedroom
Marshall Watson Interiors

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of you day. We always love it when you stop by!

 

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!

 

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

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In Good Taste: Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

Who doesn’t love a little blue and white? It’s the perfect way to start the day, if you ask us. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano

If you could use a little inspiration to brighten your Tuesday, look no further. The gorgeously good taste of Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors is like a breath of fresh air. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

From starkly beautiful kitchens…

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bathroom

To luxuriously elegant baths,

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

The interiors that this firm orchestrates are almost as spellbinding as the views that lie beyond so many of the windows, 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

Creating calm, comfortable homes that are ultimately unforgettable.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

Just a tiny hint of metallic adds a touch of glamour to this stunning dining room.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bedroom

It would be hard for the inside to match the splendor of the outdoors beyond, but this bedroom is perfection, the right mix of stately and cozy!

Ohara Davies-Gaetano kitchen

Light floors and floor-to-ceiling windows juxtapose with the dark tones of this kitchen to make it seem airy and open yet refined.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bathroom

Far from boring cabinets these furniture-like vanities add so much flair to this gorgeous bath.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

The right coastal touches give a nudge to the beauty outside the window without an ounce of coastal kitcsh. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

So, yeah, we’re book fans. But, even still, we love everything about this bookcase! Sometimes less is more.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano kitchen

When your glass- and serve ware is as stunning as this, open shelving is a must! 

Are you loving the work of Ohara Davies-Gaetano as much as we are?

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