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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
Serena & Lily

 

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.

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color pagoda chest with pair of lamps
Architectural Digest

 

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
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

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
One Kings Lane

 

A display of family heirlooms mixed with more modern pieces.

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color dining room banquette
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

And a sense of pulling the outside in, especially when it pertains to sea or sky.

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color twin canopy beds with blue and white wallpaper
Architectural Digest

 

In sweet stripes,

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color living room with abstract art
Jenkins Interiors

 

Or bold solids,

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color in Tory Burch clothes
Tory Burch

 

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?

 

REFRESH YOUR HOME In 2020

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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!

More About Feels Like Falling…

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.

 

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

 

 

House Tour: Nice in Neutrals

neutrals in the living room designed by Phoebe Howard

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

We are big fans of all sorts of decor. Bright and bold, rustic and farmhouse chic, whimsical and fun…

 

neutrals in living room designed by Phoebe Howard

 

But, if we had to pick a favorite, nothing, to us, creates a soothing home–the kind that makes you exhale when you walk through the back door–quite like a palette of neutrals with a touch of blue

 

dining room designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

In this dining room, pattern and texture create a room that is soothing but never boring,

 

living room designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

And an uncluttered feel in keeping with the color scheme makes for a relaxing TV room with plenty of comfortable seating for the whole family. 

 

dining room designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

This chic light fixture proves that neutrals don’t need to be boring,

 

Hallway designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

And, sometimes, the simplest vignettes are the chicest. (This chair has us swooning!)

 

kitchen designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

Some houses feel absolutely pitch perfect, each room flowing to the next and the next effortlessly. From a sunlit kitchen,

 

bedroom designed by Phoebe Howard with four poster bed in neutrals

 

To a serene bedroom suite, this lovely home is most certainly one of those.

 

bedroom designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

This is the kind of home that we could move right in, sleep soundly and forget all the stresses of life. What about you?

Thanks so much for spending your holiday season with us, chic readers! We love it when you stop by!

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Holiday Gift Guide

 

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Gifts for the Home

Gifts of Beauty

 

 

Gifts for Her



Gifts for Him

 



 

Gifts for Kids

 


 

Gifts for the Traveler

 


 

Gifts Under $50

 

 

Gifts for Hostess

The Colors of Paradise

playroom
Collins Interiors

 

Good morning, chic readers! We are CELEBRATING today because, today, my fifth novel and the final book in my Peachtree Bluff Trilogy, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases! 

 

living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

After more than a year of writing, editing, promoting and, yes, picking the cover, it is so exciting to see the book come to life out in the world. 

 

show house
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Show House

 

As you might imagine, I am a very visual person, so covers mean a lot to me. 

 

porch with color
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

I am so fortunate that my cover designer at Simon & Schuster is a genius–and came up with more than a dozen too-gorgeous-to-be-believed covers for me to choose from. I had the hardest time deciding which one fit the story best! 

 

palm beach style with color
Meg Braff Design

 

Ultimately, it came down to something pretty simple: the yellow. The cover I chose has a yellow hat and a yellow title, and, I don’t know about you, but I am loving yellow lately.

 

palm beach colors
Meg Braff Designs

 

That yellow is combined with the perfect hot pink…

 

Marika Meyer Interiors

 

And the most serene water blue…

 

Gray Malin for One Kings Lane

 

I sent this Gray Malin photo for cover inspiration. Water, sand, vibrant hues. It just feels like summertime, doesn’t it?

 

Coastal Living Magazine

 

Like this. I wanted a cover that would make my readers feel like this

 

abstract art
Serena & Lily

 

And these are the bright, bold hues to do it. 

 

The Southern Side of Paradise

 

I think they nailed it, don’t you? If these aren’t the colors of paradise, then I don’t know what are. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your support of my books, The Peachtree Bluff Series and, of course, Design Chic! Mom and I love being here with you every day, and we can’t thank you enough for spending a few minutes of your day with us for NINE YEARS!

If you are looking for a Mother’s Day gift or your next beach read, I’d love it if you’d check out The Southern Side of Paradise! It is available from your local bookstore and wherever books are sold, including:

 

For Signed Copies Call South Main Book Co:  (704) 630-9788

 

Kristy on Tour! (Full Tour Details Available Here)

In Good Taste: Hám Interior Design

Hám Interior Design entry

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.) Hám Interior Design firm, 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!

Hám Interior Design entrance

 

Hám Interior Design kitchen

 

Hám Interior Design kitchen
Hám Interior Design kitchen

 

Hám Interior Design kitchen

 

Hám Interior Design kitchen

 

Hám Interior Design living room

 

Hám Interior Design entry

 

Hám Interior Design closet

 

Hám Interior Design closet

 

Hám Interior Design bedroom

We hope you loved the good taste of Hám Interior Design as much as we do and that it brightened your day!

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

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The Secret to Southern Charm

If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

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FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

 

 

House Tour: A Remodeled Circa 1910 Southampton House

Historic Southampton cottage

Whether you’re still knee deep in Hurricane Florence aftermath or just getting ready for a regular Wednesday, we think you deserve a break! Watch as designer Stephen Gambrel works his magic on a circa 1910 Southampton home. This remodeled beauty is the perfect place to leave stress behind and simply relax. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Historic Southampton house

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House living room

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House kitchen

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House studio

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House master bedroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House bathroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House hallway

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House bedroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House

 

 

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House pool

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

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If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

 

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House Tour: Midtown Atlanta Beauty

Andrew Howard living room

The city pied-a-terre is a right up there with the beach house or the mountain estate when it comes to dream houses.

Andrew Howard coffee table

And when it comes to pied-a-terres, this one, designed by one of our very favorite (and funniest!) designers, Andrew Howard, is the cream of the crop.

Andrew Howard kitchen

A Florida resident who has been tapped to bring out the best in some of the most exclusive homes in the Bahamas and beyond, this Atlanta project is just one of many stages on which Howard displays his range as a decorator.

Andrew Howard kitchen

He embraces the sleek and simple that the city demands,

Andrew Howard dining room

While still inserting his signature playful style to make it family friendly and fun.

Andrew Howard bedroom

Layered patterns and the right blend of color give Howard’s homes a dash of whimsy that is always welcome–and sets his designs apart from the pack.

Andrew Howard bedroom

Unexpected details like bold ceilings and a perfectly imperfect gallery wall make a statement while still allowing the expansive views of the city to take center stage.

Andrew Howard

When it comes to good design, the details aren’t something, they are everything. The scallop accent on this console table and the perfect balance of symmetry and asymmetry accentuate the beautiful wallpaper.

Andrew Howard bathroom

This pretty marble sink lends big style to a small space.

Andrew Howard bathroom

And a white marble bathroom becomes a showpiece in Howard’s skilled hands. 

Andrew Howard porch

This small but well-appointed balcony is the perfect spot to take advantage of a fabulous view. Just add a favorite cocktail for a perfect way to cap off a productive Atlanta day!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love seeing you here! 

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Livings best beach reads, to slip in you tote.

 

 

 

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