Our Most Read Post in August & Weekend Sales & Shopping

Favorite Post in august
Veranda Magazine | Instagram: @verandamag | Architect: James F. Carter | Interiors: Caroline Gidiere | Photographer: Brian Woodcock | Landscape Architect: Randy McDaniel

 

 

 

Our Most Read Post Of August

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August sale at Nordstrom

 

DON’T MISS the Up to 60% Off Summer Sale

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Emily Post Home Via Instagram Account and  Photography of : @housetouring

 

 

 

Five Favorite House Tours

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Freshen Your Bedroom for Fall

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Thrilled for the Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Trailer

 

 

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Favorite Fashions for Fall

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Christmas in Peachtree Bluff
Gorgeous Image Courtesy of Krista Burns –@mybooksandplants

 

 

The fourth book in my bestselling Peachtree Bluff Series is releasing October 26 but is available NOW for preorder  from your bookseller of choice! 

In the newest installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown—and the holiday season in the process.

When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband James announce they are divorcing—and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response—Caroline, at her wits end, can’t think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island?

Quite a lot, as it turns out.

As the “storm of the century” heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they’re planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi’s recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen. With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly…and the Murphy sisters, who evacuated to New York, soon realize it’s up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline’s boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town—as well as their family.

In “pitch perfect tones” (Publishers Weekly) and written with her signature Southern charm, New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey explores the magic of Christmas, the power of forgiveness, and the importance of family in a tale that reminds us that, no matter the circumstances, home is always where we belong—especially during the holidays.

 

 

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FIVE FAVORITE HOUSE TOURS

 

 

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House Tour: Caroline Gidiere ‘s Georgian Home in Alabama Part 2

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama

 

We were so thrilled to be able to share Part 1 of this too-stunning-for-words Caroline Gidiere house with you yesterday! (Check out Part 1 Here!) 

 

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama kitchen

 

Let’s just say that, judging from your response, we think you loved this Alabama home as much as we did! 

 

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama dining nook

 

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama staircase

 

With architectural details that shine,

 

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama bedroom

 

guest rooms too beautiful for words

 

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama nursery

 

Children’s bedrooms that grow as they do,

 

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama porch

 

Outdoor spaces that sing,

 

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama garden

 

And gardens 

 

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama garden

 

that Stephen Gidiere personally prunes, clips and trims,

 

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama garden

 

Combine to make a true home that is as well-tended and lush on the outdoors

 

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama

 

as it is inside. 

 

Caroline Gidiere 's Georgian Home in Alabama

 

When Gidiere began this project, she was still an attorney. But, through this process it became clear that interiors were her true passion. 

 

 

Which goes to show that the best homes, like the best experiences, are always teaching us about the person we are meant to be. 

 

Thank you for visiting us today!  We always love seeing you here!

 

Alabama Home:

Veranda Magazine  | Instagram | @verandamag

Architect | James F. Carter

Interiors | Caroline Gidiere

Photographer | Brian Woodcock

Landscape Architect | Randy McDaniel

 

 

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House Tour: Caroline Gidiere ‘s Georgian Style in Alabama

caroline gidiere home tour curb appeal

 

 

For many, the idea of a complete design and build is fraught with panic, fear and frustration. 

 

Caroline Gidiere

 

But when designer Caroline Gidiere and her husband Stephen discovered that the Mountain Brook,  Alabama Home they had purchased was a tear-down,

 

Caroline Gidiere entry in blue and white porcelain

 

 they didn’t blink an eye.

 

Caroline Gidiere living room in blue and white and green

 

Instead, Gidiere knew immediately what she wanted architect James F. Carter to build in its place. 

 

Caroline Gidiere blue and white and green living room

 

A nod to the George Wythe house in Williamsburg, where Gidiere spent many a childhood vacation,

 

Caroline Gidiere blue and white and green living room

 

this stunning Georgian is a study in symmetry and balance, which Gidiere told Veranda “massages something deep in (her) brain.”

 

Caroline Gidiere blue and white and green living room with topiaries

 

Bright and inviting,

 

Caroline Gidiere blue and white and green living room

 

And traditionally eclectic,

 

Caroline Gidiere white and green living room

 

Not a single detail was overlooked in this home’s happy interior. 

 

Caroline Gidiere white and green living room

 

Gidiere set out to design a home well-suited for family and entertaining,

 

dining room with green and white wallpaper

 

and it seems that she created just that.  Isn’t the de Gournay hand painted wallpaper is a showstopper?!

 

 

Don’t miss tomorrow’s post, where we continue the tour of Caroline’s amazing home and gardens!

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

 

Veranda Magazine  | Instagram | @verandamag

Architect | James F. Carter

Interiors | Caroline Gidiere

Photographer | Brian Woodcock

Landscape Architect | Randy McDaniel

 

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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!

 

2020 GIFT GUIDE

 

 

GIFTS FOR THE HOME ENTHUSIAST

 

 

GIFTS FOR HER

 

 

GIFTS OF BEAUTY

 


 

GIFTS FOR HIM

 

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HOSTESS GIFTS

 

 

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