Cozy and Classic Christmas Decorations

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Now that we have finished hauling the rest of the Christmas decorations out of storage it is finally feeling like the most wonderful time of the year! Decorating for Christmas is one of our favorite things to do. If you need a little help getting started–or simply can’t get enough holiday decor–take a peek at this gorgeous Buckhead home from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles photographed by the fabulous Emily Followill Photography

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Whether you’re finished with your decorations or just getting started, we hope that whatever the rest of this holiday week holds, it fills you with joy. Thanks for making Design Chic a part of your celebration!

 

THE PEACHTREE BLUFF SERIES

Today, we want to help make your holiday shopping a little bit easier with a $100 Visa gift card–and celebrate The Southern Side of Paradise’s cover. (Details on Rafflecopter.) Winner will be announced December 13!

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Isabel López-Quesada At Home

Isabel López-Quesada living room

New Design Book Isabel López-Quesada At Home

 

Most people don’t know exactly what they want to do at the age of thirteen. 

Isabel López-Quesada living room

But Isabel López-Quesada isn’t most people. 

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It was at that young age that she decided her love of interiors was more than a future career. It was a vocation, a calling. 

From Spain to the US, France to Japan and even the Dominican Republic, Isabel’s projects span the globe and earned her Spanish Architectural Digest‘s “Best Interiorist” in 2012. She was also on the AD 100 in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

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Now, you can step inside her home in a gorgeous new coffee table book, Isabel López-Quesada at Home.

More about At HomeInnovatively combining period and contemporary furniture and art in a sophisticated mix, the homes of Isabel López-Quesada are inspirational and unforgettable. In At Home, the Spanish designer tells her own story.

Isabel López-Quesada sunroom

López-Quesada introduces her family and their traditions, and reveals her sources of inspiration—such as the work of earlier designers like Renzo Mongiardino and John Stefanidis. She relates how she transformed an abandoned wax factory in a leafy district of Madrid into her family home and atelier, and then recounts how she created a country home out of a run-down Basque farm in the hills outside of Biarritz, France.

Both the Madrid and Biarritz properties have been affectionately documented by Miguel Flores-Vianna, who has photographed interiors, patios, and gardens, as well as López-Quesada’s design studios.

Isabel López-Quesada

If you’re looking for a gorgeous treat to make your fall brighter–or you’re ready to get a jump on your holiday shopping–check out Isabel Lopez-Quesada At Home.

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

Photos by: Miguel Flores Vianna Photography

SaveSave</spanThe Secret to southern Charm

If you’re hanging on to summer, 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.

More Info about The Secret to Southern Charm

-A 2018 Spring Okra Pick
-USA TODAY Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction
-Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2018
-Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List
-Raleigh News & Observer’s “The Best Reads of Summer”
-Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books”
-New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick

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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 and proves that she is “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

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Beautiful Coffee Table Books to Brighten Your Fall

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had a great weekend and are reenergized for the week ahead. If not, it might be time to treat yourself to a little something special… Like one of these gorgeous coffee table books!

If you want to hold onto the green of summer as the seasons change, The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, featuring this gorgeous trompe l’oeil garden greenhouse among many, many other fabulous things, is a great place to start. 

If your weather is less than sunny and bright, Bunny Mellon’s garden can change all that!

If you’re looking to expand your design horizons and take a peek inside some of American’s most beautiful living rooms (and kitchens… and dining rooms…) look no further than American Originals by William Abranowicz!

Martha Stewart’s Bedford kitchen, as photographed by Abranowicz, was one of our favorite spots. All that gleaming copper!

And Ellen DeGeneres and Portia di Rossi’s living room is a study in staid yet comfortable modernity. 

Whether you’re a design junkie or just looking for a little more information on how to tell you Elsie de Wolfes from your Jean-Louis Denotes, Inspired Design by Jennifer Boles needs to be in your library. (The cover alone is too good to pass up!)

With wonderful tips and information on each designer and a sample of his or her work–like designer Stephen Sills’ living room–there’s a new surprise on every page!

Don’t miss Kelly Wearstler’s rendition of the French Regency canopy chair. It’s a highlight for sure!

We hope one (or all!) of these gorgeous new books is gracing your bookshelves–or your coffee table–very soon. 

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

Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design

Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design,Tria Giovan Photography

 

After two weeks of Hurricane Florence and her aftermath and heading into week three of no school, we don’t know about you, but we’re ready for a little Island Hopping!

And there is no one–and we do mean no one–who we would rather island hop with than the fabulous Amanda Lindroth

Fortunately we can all island hop with Lindtroth–sans airfare and expensive hotel rooms–with her gorgeous new coffee table book!

From unique interiors like these awesome trees, 

To out-of-this-world outdoor spaces

Classic island chic, 

To poolside spaces so dreamy one would never want to leave them behind, 

Each colorful page is more luscious and gorgeous than the last. 

For a magical vacation to an uber-chic home without even leaving your couch,

Make sure to pick up your copy of Island Hopping, available for preorder now and officially on sale wherever books are sold TOMORROW!

The cover, with its fabulous textured, rattan cover, is almost as amazing as what’s inside. It’s a must-have for any coffee table and will be even more necessary during the upcoming cold winter months! 

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

 


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.

 

On the Road with The Secret to Southern Charm

 

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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Tour a Home with a Moroccan Influence and More

Moroccan dining room

 

Tour a Home with a Moroccan Influence

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Vintage Finds for Your Kitchen

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 Sale Up to 20% Off – horchow

Up to 70% Off  – shopbop

Extra 40% off  Sale Items  anthropologie

40% off Fall Items  j crew

20% Off Order of $600 or More – one kings lane

Up to 70% Off  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

Up to 40% Off – nordstrom

New to Sale Up to 75% off saks fifth avenue



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!

 

 

The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses

William Abranowicz Photography

 

My 92-year-old grandmother started aerobics yesterday. Yes. Started. In the thirty-three years I’ve known her, she hasn’t been much for exercise, but September is a really good time to start something new if you’re going to. And there’s no time like the present.

One of our Design Chic favorites, architect Jeffrey Dungan, decided to start something new too–and we couldn’t be more excited!

His new book, The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses, released on September 4, and, in our opinion, it’s one of the best of the year so far!

A little more about the book: Architect Jeffrey Dungan is recognized for his clean and modern approach to traditional homes. His fresh take on architecture is rooted in the beauty of materials rendered in their natural state. Dungan’s projects poetically embrace clean lines and natural elements, to reveal a timeless home that can be enjoyed by future generations to come. Layered in between are thematic essays and more than 240 images that showcase Dungan’s approach to architecture and the importance of elements and materials that honors THE NATURE OF HOME.

When it comes to home, this timeless approach couldn’t be more important. Because while, sure, home is a canvas that is always evolving, it’s the basis of it, the roots, the things that stay the same in the meantime that create those true and lasting memories, that feeling when you pull in the driveway, when you walk in the front door

No one does home quite as well as Jeffrey Dungan

The Nature of Home, in 240 captivating photos, and a series of fascinating, well written essays, proves that once and for all!

Make sure to pick up your copy of The Nature of Home from your local bookstore, Amazon or wherever books are sold!

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