Good morning, chic readers! Happy February 15! We hope you had a great Valentine’s Day and, if you’re feeling the post-celebration letdown and are looking for something else to celebrate, we’ve got you covered: The launch party for my fourth novel The Secret to Southern Charm is one month from today at the historic Elizabeth Barnwell Gough House in Beaufort, SC to benefit the Pat Conroy Literary Center! Space is limited so get your tickets now! (Official release April 3 from Simon & Schuster.)
If that wasn’t enough, one of our favorite architects, Patrick Ahearn, has a new book out.
Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living is an absolute gem, a must-have for every coffee table.
If you’re a longtime Design Chic reader, you know we have had a long-standing love affair with Ahearn’s work.
A coffee table book can sometimes be a bit of a “Will I love the book as much as the movie?” type of thing…
But we can confidently say that this compilation showcases some of Ahearn’s very best work–and we don’t have to tell you that we are always excited to see his new, unpublished designs!
Relaxed, casual spaces perfect for breakfast with kids…
More traditional, family dining areas great for hosting guests,
And charming entryways and mudrooms make for an ideal vacation spot.
We love the architectural details in Ahearn’s interiors, but the exteriors might be even more fabulous.
A pretty poolhouse with with an idyllic fireplace is perfect for year-round outdoor lounging.
Just, wow. Cedar shake has never looked better!
Symmetry at its best.
A perfectly manicured yard is the icing on the cake.
Needless to say, this is a book of dream houses–and ultimate inspiration. We know this is one we will return to again and again–and we think you will too!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims in the tragic Florida shooting.
Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3! I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!
and see our Top Ten Posts of 2017 here!