Tour a Southern Lowcountry Cottage

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Tour a Southern Lowcountry Cottage

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30 Rooms Gorgeous in Gray

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A Favorite Tour of Our Readers Part 1 and Part 2

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Nadine Redzepi’s Secrets to an Organized Kitchen



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Styling Your Matelasse




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Favorite Pieces in Pink

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Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my new Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple pick up a copy before The Secret to Southern Charm (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases April 3, 2018!










Outside In: The Gardens and Houses of Tichenor & Thorp

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We don’t know about you, but we want to start this week feeling inspired. Few things give us more inspiration than a great cup of coffee, time spent in nature–and a fabulous coffee table book. 


One of our current favorites is Outside In: Gardens and Houses of Tichenor and Thorp.


If your weather is getting a little too cold or a tad too rainy to get outside as much as you’d like, this is the book for you. 

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On this rainy day in NC, we’ve been taking solace in these gorgeous gardens

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Each one is distinctive and totally unique. 

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Even during the coldest winter months, this is a book that can transport us to somewhere sunny and warm!

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The only thing more stunning than the exteriors?

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Why, the interiors, of course. 

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Unique arrangements, fabulous accessories, and, my oh my, the light fixtures

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Needless to say, you’ll be flipping furiously from the first page to the last–and then slowing down to savor every page.

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If you’re looking for something fabulous to grace your coffee table–or the stocking of someone you love–look no further! 

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



Thank You For Helping to Make Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller–and a HUGE Thank You to all of you who Have Already Preordered  The Secret to Southern Charm, out April 3, 2018! I am totally blown away. 


Feeling Fall with Fabulous Friends



This month, we’re welcoming fall, in our homes and in our lives overall. We don’t know about you, but, for us, welcoming fall means opening the windows, letting fresh air in and savoring the crispness in the air.

Thom Filicia


Welcoming fall is about adding cozy throws and great textures and favoring shades of tan and pumpkin, gold and creams, the richer hues that correspond so well with the changing leaves and the sun that’s setting just a little earlier already.

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Fall is also a fabulous time to celebrate the change of seasons with a fun soiree, which, of course, means getting the kitchen in tip top shape.



We’ll admit it: We like to leave the cooking to the professionals. But the right, gorgeous cookware that makes the food taste as good as the pots and pans look is a necessity when getting ready for a change of season celebration.

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I’m in the market for new barstools right now, and these adorable cushions welcome fall in this kitchen with aplomb! A pretty (and delicious!) arrangement of seasonal fruits and veggies makes for a stunning centerpiece, no flowers required.

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One of the things on our minds right now is hanging some new pieces of art to really get our houses party ready. These fall tones are very of the moment!

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Speaking of works of art, what a perfect setting for a fall fete!

Tory Burch


When it comes to parties, getting dressed is half the fun! This Tory Burch outfit hits all the high notes of equestrian style. 

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Speaking of animal-inspired fashion, this display at Kate Spade is so fabulous! It seems like leopard is everywhere we look this fall. So we must include it in our outfits!

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While cocktails and dinner are always fabulous, sometimes having a few good friends for a great cup of coffee is all it takes to turn an ordinary day into a celebration. A mix of antique silver and new pottery, we couldn’t love this juxtaposition any more!

Tom Ford Favorites for Fall


Our friend (He’s so not our friend. But girls can dream, right?) Tom Ford has assembled the ultimate fall collection for making our faces look fabulous no matter what the season holds. 

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And the brilliant minds from BHG have so many great tips for the perfect paint tips to transform any home for fall. We’re obsessed with Golden Ginger. It may very well be the new not-quite-white we all need so much!

Do you have any plans for fall celebrations? 

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If you’re looking for the perfect books to add a little warmth to your Fall, check out my latest novel, Slightly South of Simple (Simon & Schuster, 2016) or preorder The Secret to Southern Charm (Simon & Schuster, 2017) so you’ll have reading to look forward to this Spring!














Second Bloom:Cathy Graham ’s Art of the Table

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

We’ll admit it: We’re quite partial to summer. But the fall and winter have one major competitive advantage: so many fun holidays in a row! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day… 

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

It seems like as soon as one holiday is over there isn’t time to even be sad before it’s time for the new holiday to begin!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

We love outfitting our homes for each special occasion, savoring the season as it comes. 

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

For us–and for Cathy Graham–that includes setting a beautiful table!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

Each page of this gorgeous book is full of tablescape inspiration for every season and every reason to celebrate.

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

A festive garland is the perfect way to deck the halls this holiday season!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

Even a sweet vanity gets a pretty table makeover fit for a queen–or a princess!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

One of our favorite things about Cathy Graham is how she transforms the simple parts of our everyday life into something extraordinarily beautiful.

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From edibles to lovely flowers, 

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s The Art of the Table is an absolute must-read for anyone who enjoys creating stunning decor. 

Thanks so much for visiting Design Chic today. We always love seeing you!


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Wishing you a week as wonderful as a day on the beach!


Step Inside a Barn Renovation and More

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Step Inside a Barn Renovation in Litchfield County

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A Favorite House Tour from Traditional Home

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10 Key Pieces for Fall





Wishing you a weekend as relaxing as a day on the beach!

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7 Simple Ways to Give Your Home Serious Curb Appeal

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7 Simple Ways to Give Your Home Serious Curb Appeal

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Step Inside GrayBarns on the Silvermine River

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6 Surprising Brands That Have Outlets and Where to Find Them

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Excited to Share the Cover for My New Novel The Secret to Southern Charm


Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically-acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).



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