10 Family Rooms Perfect for Gathering & MORE!

Jenny Keenan blue and white family room
Jenny Keenan Design | Julia Lynn Photography

 

 

10 Family Rooms Perfect for Gathering

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UPDATE Your Living Room

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vintage brass lion for your family room

 

LOVE a Vintage Brass Touch in Any Room

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GIFTS of Beauty

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Designer Clearance Sale

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Thanks so much for spending your holiday season with Design Chic. We always love seeing you here!

 

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

 

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GIFTS FOR THE HOME 

 

 

 

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GIFTS OF BEAUTY

 

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GIFTS FOR HIM

 

 

 

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GIFTS FOR THE COOK

 

 

 

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HOSTESS GIFTS

 

 

 

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GIFTS FOR KIDS

 

 

 

Don’t forget! Time is running out to preorder my April 20 novel UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY and receive:

*An “I Read Kristy Woodson Harvey” Tote Bag

*A Pair of Southern Sky Sunnies

*A 5×7 Card of the Maren Devine Painting of the Book Cover (So framable!)

*Two quote cards by MeSweens Writes (Also super framable!)

*A Signed Book Plate

This is a great way to preorder and still have a fun gift waiting under the tree! Promotion ends December 15, or while supplies last. And they are going fast! Just fill out this form to receive your treats!

Today I’m doing a super fun giveaway with @adailydoseofclass for my entire Peachtree Bluff Series, a copy of FEELS LIKE FALLING, a FEELS LIKE FALLING candle, an advance copy of UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, a tote bag and a pair of Southern Sky Sunnies! Head over to Instagram to enter!

 

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

 

Things We Love: 2020 Kitchen Design Winners

kitchen design winners pendant lights over island with brass hardware
Photography by Emily Followill

 

Happy second day of 2020, friends! We hope your brand new decade is off to a terrific start and that your resolutions are going great–if you made any, that is. (Of course, we think you’re perfect the way you are!)

 

kitchen design winners brass hardware
Photography by Emily Followill

 

Here in Beaufort, we celebrate New Year‘s twice, once at 7 pm and once at midnight. At 7, disgraced pirate Captain Shack walks the plank covered in the ill humors and bad intentions of all the people of Beaufort. 

 

kitchen design winners brass pendants
Photography by Christina Wedge

 

He jumps and washes out to sea, as does the negativity of the year before, making way for a fresh beginning. (To be clear, it’s a fake pirate…) It’s such a fun symbol of letting go of the past to make way for the future. Plus, there are bonfires and s’mores, so that’s a bonus.

 

kitchen design winners with brass pendants and wood stained island
Photography by Christina Wedge

 

When it comes to fresh starts in the New Year, I bet quite a few of us begin in the kitchen, clearing away the clutter (and the candy!) of the old year.

 

kitchen design winners marble island with brass hardware and orientlal rugs
Photography by David Christensen

 

If you’re looking for some kitchen inspiration to start your 2020 off right, look no further! This year’s Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles kitchen design winners know more than a few things about what’s new, what’s next and what’s fresh in all things kitchen. 

 

kitchen design winners marble island with brass hardware and orientlal rugs and lanterns over the island
Photography by David Christensen

 

We are love, love, loving seeing lacquer in these beauties. 

 

kitchen design winners marble island with wood range hood and round pendants over island
Photography by Emily Followill

 

And chic organic elements are always welcome. They give this kitchen a distinct feel.

 

kitchen design winners withe coffee bar and marble countertops
Photography by Emily Followill

 

Brass is still happening,

 

kitchen design winners with wood island top and round pendants
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Bar stools just keep getting cooler (and more distinctive),

 

kitchen design winners with round table and shiplap ceiling
Emily Followill Photography

 

And, of course, space for family and friends and plenty of warmth defines these gorgeous rooms, which are the heart of the home to say the least. We’re taking notes, making lists, and getting lots of ideas for a 2020 refresh in our own kitchens. What about you?

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Kitchen OneHarrison Design

Kitchen TwoMatthew Quinn

Kitchen Three – Architect D. Stanley Dixon & Kitchen Design-Laurie Lehrich of Cardea Home Interior Design -Dennis Schuhart of Travis & Company

Kitchen FourThe Design Atelier

PhotographyDavid Christensen

Kitchen Five –Architect Frank Neely and interior designer Jessica Bradley

 

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Winter Tent Sale  60% – 75%  off serena and lily

Up to 75% Off Winter Warehouse Sale – one kings lane

HALF-YEARLY SALE – nordstrom

 – Up to 70% Off neiman marcus

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

 

Things We Love: 2019 Kitchen Design Winners

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Designer Mark Williams- Photography by David Christensen

 

 

We wait for it with baited breath every year…

 

kitchen winners
Designer Mark Williams

 

The Kitchen of the Year winners from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles!

 

kitchen winners
Designer Mark Williams

 

We don’t know about you, but kitchens are some of our favorite spots in the home, and we love seeing what’s new and what’s next–but also what traditions are still firmly in tact. Because Southern design is always a little bit about tradition. Even in the kitchen.

 

kitchen winnersINTERIOR DESIGN Melanie Davis Design, ARCHITECT Historical Concepts-Photography by Lacey Sombar

 

 

AH&L always delivers the best of the best, and these kitchens are no exception. Want to see what’s new–and what’s sticking around for another season? These are some of our takeaways:

 

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INTERIOR DESIGN Melanie Davis Design, ARCHITECT Historical Concepts |Photography by Lacey Sombar

 

  1. Lucite bar pulls. We’re obsessed with this sleek take on an old favorite. Still chic, but a little subtler.

 

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INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram| Emily Followill Photography

 

2. Woven bar stools. And thank goodness. My Serena & Lily ones have practically never been sat in!

 

INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram| Emily Followill Photographer

 

3. Brass! We’ve always been fans of mixing and matching metals, and we’re loving seeing more brass in these stylish kitchen. We hope this trend sticks around.

 

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram| Emily Followill Photographer

 

4. Dark painted cabinets. We think of ourselves as being drawn toward light and bright, but we’re loving dark painted cabinets. Gray and navy are our favorites.

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram| Emily Followill Photographer

 

5. Mixing and matching. Who says the kitchen has to be all or nothing? Wood cabinets and painted islands are the best of both worlds.

 

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INTERIOR DESIGN Jessica Bradley Interiors, KITCHEN DESIGN Laurie Lehrich, Cardea HomeMarc Mauldin Photography

 

6. Subway tile and white marble. Our old standbys are sticking around!

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGN Jessica Bradley Interiors, KITCHEN DESIGN Laurie Lehrich, Cardea HomeMarc Mauldin Photography

 

We think it’s safe to say that 2019 is going to be a great year for kitchens!

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGN Jessica Bradley Interiors, KITCHEN DESIGN Laurie Lehrich, Cardea Home – Marc Mauldin Photography

 

Which one is your favorite?

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

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2019 kitchen of the year winners

 

My new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases May 7, 2019! While you’re waiting, catch up on the series with this great sale at Barnes & Noble!

  • Slightly South of Simple: 3 for $30 Special at Barnes & Noble or online
  • The Secret to Southern Charm: 2 for $8 at Barnes & Noble
  • *B&N is also having an extra 10% off sale, so you can basically get The Secret to Southern Charm for $3.60. Isn’t that nuts?

 


 

Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

 

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

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!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

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

 

House Tour: New Beginning in Buckhead

beginning Buckhead house

This is the time of year when we really start to think about tradition.

beginning Buckhead house office

What’s special about it, what’s memorable. 

beginning Buckhead house living room

The way that it bonds us together as family, as friends, as people traveling the same path at the same time. 

beginning Buckhead house living room

But tradition isn’t just about what happens around the Thanksgiving table, about the afternoon football games, the tree-lightings, the turkey and the stuffing. 

beginning Buckhead house kitchen

It’s also about home, or, in this case, a house in all its iterations,

beginning Buckhead house dining room

The way it grows and changes over time, morphs into the place where trends are embraced and families are formed, 

beginning Buckhead house dining room

Lives are lived and memories are made. 

beginning Buckhead house living room

In the case of this beautiful Buckhead home, which has been imagined and reimagined for more than 100 years, 

It has changed into a place where a couple and their two children could live comfortably and entertain in style

Designer Clary Bosbyshell of Margaux Interiors brought the vision to life, indoors and out, and, it’s safe to say, breathed new energy into this project. 

All we can say is, here’s to the next 100 years!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Photographed by Emily Followill

ARCHITECT Charles Heydt, Pak Heydt & Associates LLC,

INTERIOR DESIGN Clary Bosbyshell, Margaux Interiors Ltd

EARLY SALES,SALES SALES!

20% Off Sitewide – Serena & Lily

Update to 50% off Designer Sale at Moda Operandi

40% off Sale – J. Crew

30% Off Sale – MyTheresa

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Also, don’t forget…

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble (Only in hardback and paperback so far. E-books to come!).

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

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!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

 

Get Decorated!

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We’re big fans of spring cleaning, and a little house zhush before summer. But, when it comes to redesigning, refreshing and making those major changes, the fall is our favorite time of year to get started. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, it’s the time of year when family and friends are in and out, we love having fun celebrations, and we want our house to look its very best! As we all know, getting a new look can be time-consuming. Fortunately, a new design service, Get Decorated, is making it easier than ever to get expert help in a short amount of time.

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Marvelous Mudrooms!

brass
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

Mudrooms are one of our absolute favorite parts of a home. We love the idea of having a place that we can drop all of our things and keep the house looking neat and tidy.  So much so that we are going to add one to the beach house. We have a big space right by the back door, perfect for creating the ultimate storage area. So we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what exactly we want to achieve out of this space. The absolute non-negotiable is big, deep drawers for dropping beach bags, purses and all sorts of various and sundry things that tend to collect by the back door.

paint
Traci Zeller Design

And, because there is so much vertical space, we definitely plan on taking advantage with little cubbies up top for baskets. You can never have enough baskets!

the-beach
Andrew Howard Interior Design

We love pretty doors but are afraid that putting too many of them in the area will make it feel closed–it’s kind of narrow. So we’ll probably just include one to hide the electrical panel and store brooms, mops, etc.

 

hat
Lynn Morgan Design

And, of course, a bench is a great part of a mudroom area. It’s perfect for slipping on shoes–and, with the right cushion, adds tons of charm!

shoes
Studio McGee Design | Lucy Call Photography

 

Hooks, of course, are mandatory for a fabulous mudroom. They are perfect for storing hats or hanging bags.We love the way that a mudroom instantly makes everything look so much more organized. We’re so excited!

If you’re looking for that perfect summer beach read for your vacation, don’t for get to pick up a copy of Lies and Other Acts of Love!