Top Ten Favorite: Kitchens from Studio McGee

 

We absolutely adore the work of Studio McGee–and husband/wife team Syd and Shea McGee. 

 

 

Their kitchens are enviable to say the very least. 

 

 

As we round the corner to one year out of our house since Hurricane Florence, one of the things we miss the very most is our kitchen

 

 

These beauties are reminding us of all the reasons why. 

 

 

Ample work space…

 

 

Chic designer appliances,

 

 

And special touches–like this beyond adorable Dutch door!–are all hallmarks of a Studio McGee kitchen. 

 

 

Studio McGee proves that chic lighting absolutely belongs in the kitchen,

 

 

And that, right now, mixing metals is practically mandatory.

 

We couldn’t love these beautiful kitchens any more!

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series waterfront

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Slightly South of Simple - waterfront

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House Tour: Marshall Watson’s East Hampton Home

East Hampton house tour

 

When Mom and I started Design Chic in 2010, we thought we were going to blog for one year. The major purpose of Design Chic was going to be to share things that we loved with each other.  We certainly never expected anyone to actually read it or anything crazy like that. Nine years and several hundred thousand followers later we never in a million years could have imagined that we would have met so many incredible, talented, amazing people through this website.

 

Marshall Watson entrance hall

 

One of our favorite people we’ve met in the last nine years? Hands-down, Marshall Watson, whose stunning East Hampton home we are touring today.

 

Marshall Watson living room

 

We have long been amazed by Marshall’s ability to shift from one style to another very different one with effortless ease, making each home uniquely suited to its owners, for years. Nowhere is that fact better evidenced than in his gorgeous book, The Art of Elegance. (If you don’t have it, treat yourself today! You’ll thank us!)

 

Marshall Watson Interiors house tour living room

 

When Marshall and his husband Paul Sparks made the trek all the way to Beaufort, NC, where I live, to speak about The Art of Elegance, we recognized immediately that Marshall was as gracious and kind (and fun!) as we had thought.

 

Marshall Watson Interiors house tour

 

Even still, we never could have imagined what happened next. 

 

Marshall Watson Interiors house tour

 

Marshall was incredibly instrumental in making me a part of East Hampton Authors Night a few weeks ago, and even more amazingly, he opened his home for the most idyllic dinner party you could imagine. A long table spread across Marshall and Paul’s porch, steps from their enviable garden with the cool late summer breeze coming off of Gardiner’s Bay, which sparkled just beyond.

 

Marshall Watson Interiors living room

 

And, if you think Marshall and Paul’s home is stunning in pictures, you should see it in real life. The couples’ finds are paired with beautiful pieces from Marshall’s own collection–like these intricately designed end tables and coffee table–to create a truly one-of-a-kind look that is supremely elegant. 

 

Marshall Watson Interiors

 

Marshall never forgets about the ceiling, as is evidenced in almost every room of his home, 

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design East Hampton Home

 

And unique, well thought out touches, like this antique chandelier that creates a candlelit wonderland, reflect the couple’s sentiments and style.

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design East Hampton Home

 

Lovely Delft tiles grace many of the rooms in the home, creating unity and a nod to the sea beyond the door.

 

 

Among the glamour, though, this house doesn’t ever take itself too seriously. 

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design kitchen

 

Lyrics of Marshall’s father’s favorite song, Blue Skies, add a meaningful and slightly whimsical element to the well-appointed chef’s kitchen. 

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design guest bedroom

 

Guests are treated like royalty in a truly lovely guest bedroom, complete with Swedish furnishings–

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design bedroom

 

And luscious linens. 

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design bathroom

 

Even in the bathrooms, not a single detail is overlooked. 

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design bedroom

 

And in the gorgeous master, the view beyond the windows of idyllic Gardiner’s Bay is the most stunning focal point imaginable.

 

Marshall Watson interior design

 

This is hands-down my favorite shot of our incredible evening, taken at the very end of the night. It makes me laugh every time I see it!

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design dinner party

 

Marshall at the helm of the gorgeous table he created. Many of the flowers are from Marshall and Paul’s garden and the delicious meal–cooked by Marshall–was also largely grown in their own backyard. Amazing!

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design

 

Mom and me having a blast!

Needless to say, we hope to return to East Hampton very soon. Marshall and Paul, thank you so much for opening your stunning home to us–and for sharing it with Design Chic readers today!

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

Five Days of Giveaways!

We’re celebrating Feels Like Falling with five days of giveaways! To enter ALL FIVE giveaways, simply:

  1. PreorderFeels Like Falling from you favorite independent bookstore or online retailer.
  2. Email me at [email protected]

You will be entered in ALL FIVE giveaways–and will receive upcoming freebies when they’re available such as deleted scenes from Feels Like Falling, exclusive interviews, fun printables, great recipes and more!

We’re Giving Away:

Tuesday, August 20: 1 Signed Copy of Happy Hand Lettering, the fabulous new book by one of my favorite NC gals, Maghon Taylor of All She Wrote Notes! *WINNER ANNOUNCED OVER ON INSTAGRAM @kristywharvey!
Wednesday, August 21: A pair of Sassie Rocks Beach Babiesbracelets for you and your BRF! (That’s your best reader friend.)
Thursday, August 22: One dozen gorgeously decorated, undeniably delicious cookies from Southern Sugar Bakery!
Friday, August 23: THE VERY FIRST advance copy of Feels Like Falling! (To be shipped on Sept. 20.)
Saturday, August 24: A signed pillow from Craig Conover of Southern Charm’s Sewing Down South Collection–from Beaufort Linen Co.‘s August 24th in-store event! (I’ll be there. Hope to see you!)

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In Good Taste: James Duncan Interiors

 

James Duncan Interiors

 

Good morning, chic readers! First of all, WOW. I seriously can’t thank y’all enough for your overwhelming response to my announcement that my new book, Feels Like Falling, is releasing April 28! I can’t get over it! (If you haven’t entered the 5 days of giveaways, more info below.)

 

 

Today, we’re back to our regularly scheduled gorgeousness with the good taste of James Duncan Interiors. Now all we can think about it wanting that surfboard. How amazing is that?

 

 

This designer’s decidedly coastal vibe is right up our alley, which is especially great right now while we’re trying to squeeze every last drop out of summer!

 

 

Sleek, modern and chicly layered, this open floor plan living is full of inspiration, 

 

 

And we’re especially loving the touches of raw wood. 

 

 

Bold art creates impact against a sleek neutral backdrop,

 

 

And statement lighting–and touches of glamour–complete the look.

 

 

A simple color palette creates a serene, calming environment.

 

 

Talk about statement, 3-d art! This piece proves that, when it comes to art, colors aren’t necessarily the most show-stopping element!

 

 

A bunk room is one of our most favorite elements in any home away from home. We love the idea of kids–and adults!–being able to stay up late swapping secrets!

 

 

Gorgeous living spaces aren’t James Duncan’s only signature spaces. Enviable bathrooms are another hallmark. In fact, we couldn’t possibly pick a favorite space! 

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

We’re celebrating Feels Like Falling‘s April 28, 2020 Release with 5 Days of Giveaways!

Five Days of Giveaways!

We’re celebrating Feels Like Falling with five days of giveaways! To enter ALL FIVE giveaways, simply:

    1. Preorder Feels Like Fallingfrom you favorite independent bookstore or online retailer.
    2. Email me at [email protected]

You will be entered in ALL FIVE giveaways–and will receive upcoming freebies when they’re available such as deleted scenes from Feels Like Falling, exclusive interviews, fun printables, great recipes and more!

We’re Giving Away:

Tuesday, August 20: 1 Signed Copy of Happy Hand Lettering, the fabulous new book by one of my favorite NC gals, Maghon Taylor of All She Wrote Notes!
Wednesday, August 21: A pair of Sassie Rocks Beach Babiesbracelets for you and your BRF! (That’s your best reader friend.)
Thursday, August 22: One dozen gorgeously decorated, undeniably delicious cookies from Southern Sugar Bakery!
Friday, August 23: THE VERY FIRST advance copy of Feels Like Falling! (To be shipped on Sept. 20.)
Saturday, August 24: A signed pillow from Craig Conover of Southern Charm’s Sewing Down SouthCollection–from Beaufort Linen Co.‘s August 24th in-store event! (I’ll be there. Hope to see you!)

In Good Taste: Spitzmiller and Norris

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

Good morning, chic readers! What is it about summertime? 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

Is is the memories of long, lazy childhood summers?

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

The heat and sun and sand and salt? The bare feet and everything in bloom?

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

Tall and stately, bright and breezy, cedar shake or painted brick, the designers at Spitzmiller and Norris make every home feel as perfect as…

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

Well, a day by the pool. The perfectly designed, uber-chic pool, that is. 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

Double front porches like this always make us think of lazy days in the Lowcountry, sweet tea the only antidote for sweltering heat. 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

A getaway (or stay awhile) to the mountains keeps the summer heat at bay, cool mornings and nights and refreshing breezes making memories of sweltering days a thing of the past. 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris living room

 

If you can’t take the heat, don’t stay out of the kitchen. Heavens no.

 

Spitzmiller and Norris kitchen

 

If you can’t take the heat, go in the kitchen. Open windows lend fresh breezes, 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris boy

And a beautiful dining spot allows for cool, easy summer entertaining. 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris pool table

 

A stately and masculine retreat allows for playing inside games–like pool–until the cool breezes of pheasant season come back around. Indoors and out, in any season, the good taste of Spitzmiller and Norris speaks for itself. 

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


Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet? Signed copies now available from The Country Bookshop!

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

A Touch of Glamour in Buckhead

glamour Buckhead home

 

Good morning, chic readers! We don’t know about you, but we wanted to start this week on a gorgeous, glamorous note. And this Buckhead home designed by Suzanne Kasler? It’s both of those things in droves! It’s also super appropriate because we’re heading to Atlanta at the end of the week for the Design Influencers Conference and can’t wait to see some old and new friends–and houses!

 

glamour

 

One step into the entrance hall, and it is abundantly clear that we are in for a treat! Entrance hall tables can sometimes be tricky to decorate, but this one makes round table style look effortless–and takes chic to the next level. 

 

glamour living room

 

A soft palette, lots of texture and touches of metallics make for an incredibly inviting space. 

 

glamour

 

We know Valentine’s Day is over for this year, but it’s never too early to start thinking about next year! Would this not be the most gorgeous Valentine’s Day table?

 

library glamour

 

While this home is certainly filled with feminine touches, a dark paneled den creates a chic and stately masculine juxtaposition.

 

glamour breakfast nook

 

Banquette. Bubble chandelier. It’s too, too good!

 

kitchen glamour

 

You know we’re huge fans of the white kitchen. Touches of blue add the perfect bit of soft color. 

 

bedroom glamour

 

Nowhere is layered color more soothing and beautiful than in the master bedroom. Once again, the texture lends an undeniable softness that can’t help but feel incredibly cozy. 

 

bedroom glamour

 

We’d love to be a guest in this room! Wouldn’t you? We hope you loved this glamorous Buckhead beauty just as much as we did! And if you’re going to be at the Design Influencers Conference, please let us know! We’d love to catch up!!

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

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 

Suzanne Kasler

Photographed by Douglas Friedman and Erica George Dines


peachtree bluff series - Kristy Woodson Harvey

Resolving to read more in 2019? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, Book 2,  The Secret to Southern Charm, and Book 3, The Southern Side of Paradise releasing, May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

 

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In Good Taste: Jenkins Interiors

 

Good morning, readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a great start! I’m heading to Birmingham this morning for some fun meetings for my next novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, and I couldn’t be more excited to visit one of my favorite cities. (Plus, I got hubby some of those awesome noise-cancelling headphones for Christmas and I might or might not have snuck them into my suitcase…)

 

 

I’m a bit of a homebody, (which is kind of ironic since I travel for weeks at a time now!) so it was sort of shocking to me when, on my first trip to Mountain Brook, my favorite Birmingham suburb, I decided that I could really move there and be as happy as a clam. That’s saying something!

 

 

Finding new places to love is probably the best part of book tour–and I found out a few years ago that I’m a big fan of our our biggest state: Texas!

 

 

I am so, so thrilled to be taking my very first trip to Dallas–home of the beyond fabulous designers of Jenkins Interiors– this May.

 

 

If the rest of Dallas is anything like their gorgeous work, I think I’m in for a treat! 

 

 

When we think of Texas, we think of making a statement, of doing something just a little bit out of the ordinary in the best possible way. 

 

 

We think these designers excel at that very thing, 

 

 

Creating calm and beautiful spaces that have a tiny element of the unexpected, like an exciting chair back,

 

 

A fun shaped stool

 

 

Or a statement vanity

 

 

Looking at the good taste of these Jenkins Interiors we think it might just be true that everything is bigger in Texas–especially the style! 

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

 

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