10 Favorite Looks for Fall




Happy Labor Day!  We hope you are all having a wonderful, relaxing time with family, and enjoying the beautiful, last days of summer.  Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day.  We always love seeing you here!  



  Serena & Lily Spring Collection kitchen with island bar  
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  bedroom refresh with Serena & Lily  

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If you’re looking for a perfect RELAXING READ, we’d love for you to check out FEELS LIKE FALLING!  Happy weekend!


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. 

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a busted Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn, but when the one that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

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.



  Under the Southern Sky  

I am so excited to announce my seventh novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, which releases April 20, 2021. The official cover reveal is coming September 23! 


10 Favorite Bedrooms for Sweet Dreams

Brittany Cason Interiors bedroom with  canopy bed for sweet dreams
Brittany Cason Interior Design | Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Emily Followill Photography


The place we go to unwind, relax, our sanctuary from the real world . . . The importance of the last room we see at night and the first room we see in the morning absolutely can’t be overstated. 


Pickering HOuse interiors bedroom for sweet dreams
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From super luxe and incredibly layered,


Phoebe Howard Designbedroom for sweet dreams
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To warm and cozy with a spot for that morning coffee, 


Collins Interiors bedroom for sweet dreams
Collins Interiors


To light with a modern touch,


Barbara Westbrook Interiors bedroom for sweet dreams
Barbara Westbrook Interiors


We love a stunning bedroom in so many different styles. 


Lisa Tharp Design bedroom for sweet dreams
Lisa Tharp Interiors | Read McKendree Photography


And if it has an unfathomably gorgeous view? Well, then, all the better.


Kara Miller Design bedroom for sweet dreams
Kara Miller Interiors | Brantley Photography


Unfussy vaulted ceilings add a feeling of space and lend so much interest,


Jenkins Interiors bedroom
Jenkins Interiors


While the right color palette sets the perfect tone. 


Serena & Lily bedroom
Serena & Lily


The details always matter, but, in a beautiful bedroom, they are key. 


Serena and Lily bedroom in blue and white
Serena & Lily


The perfect balance of “finished” and “streamlined” is paramount to a cozy feel, restorative rest and, of course, sweet dreams. Which bedroom look is your favorite?

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 a way to savor these last days of summer, check out my instant USA Today Bestseller, Feels Like Falling, one of:

Parade’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020
Goodreads’ It Book of Summer Top Reviewers Pick
SheKnows’ 10 of the Most Anticipated Books Coming in 2020
Mary Kay Andrews’ Reading Challenge Women’s Fiction Pick
Travel + Leisure’s 20 Books to Gift This Mother’s Day
Working Mother’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 for Working Moms
Brit + Co 12 Books That Will Take You on a Literary Vacation




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If you’re looking for a perfect WEEKEND READ, we’d love for you to check out FEELS LIKE FALLING!  Happy weekend!



Under the Southern Sky


I am so excited to announce my seventh novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, which releases April 20, 2021. The official cover reveal is coming September 23! 


More About Under the Southern Sky:

Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist and a recent divorcée, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.


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7 Favorite Soothing Bedroom Retreats

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Good morning, dear friends. We hope you are all safe and well this Monday. 


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With everything going on, it seems like we are all going to be spending quite a bit more time at home


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For us, that means taking the time to tackle some of those lingering decor projects. 


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And attempting to hold second grade at the dining room table. (Thank goodness it isn’t high school! I don’t remember a bit of Calculus…)


Serena & Lily


With the world spinning out of control–or just slowing down, depending on how you think about it–we thought today would be the perfect time to focus on soothing, gorgeous master retreats. 


Because, after all, a good night’s sleep is one of the foundations of wellness.


Serena & Lily


Water blues always make us feel calm and rested,


While plenty of light creates a clean, open space,


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And texture and fun patterns add interest.



And if the master suite happens to have a fabulous view, why, all the better! We feel more relaxed just looking at these lovely, soothing spaces. We hope you feel the same. 

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

If you’re looking for a relaxing quarantine activity, reading is always a great choice! My entire Peachtree Bluff Series is out and available now!

And Feels Like Falling is available for preorder now, so it can be in your hands on April 28!


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House Tour: Update of a Tudor Revival


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If you’re looking for an amazing tour today, this fabulous home from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles won’t disappoint! 


Four Poster Beds Add Style to Any Bedroom

Heather Chadduck Interiors | Emily Followill Photography

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had a terrific weekend and are ready to start a wonderful week ahead. We don’t know about you, but we love Valentine’s Day. Or not even really the day so much as the whole Valentine’s season. 

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All the red and pink and gold glitter hearts and chocolate and wine everywhere. Everything for Valentine’s Day is so cute and chic and stylish now. This bedding is the perfect Valentine’s Day red…


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And this one is the perfect Valentine’s Day pink! We still remember being kids and and coming home with a huge bag full of paper Valentine’s sporting sappy sayings, some with candy, some with other Valentine’s trinkets. You never knew what you were going to find. It was wonderful!  What’s even better is the fabulous four poster beds. We don’t think many things add a sense of presence in a room quite like a substantial bed. French provincial four poster beds add old world elegance to a bedroom’s decor.

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Black with a touch of gold is an ever-elegant combination that adds so much style to a bedroom.

Are you a fan of four poster beds? Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day, no matter what you’re doing!