Tour a Merry & Bright Holiday House

 

It’s beginning to look–and sound–a lot like Christmas around here! (And on this fab house tour!)

 

One Kings Lane house tour

 

The Christmas tunes are blaring 24-7, the mantels are swathed in greenery and the tree, as of last night, is decorated!

 

 

Whether you’re all decorated or can’t quite get in the spirit yet, this gorgeous Christmas house is sure to have you feeling merry and bright!

 

 

We’re still in our rental condo post-Hurricane Florence, and, while our Christmas tree is far from Charlie Brown, this one is giving us major tree envy! There’s nothing like a big, full tree!

 

 

Do you tend to go more thematic with your ornaments or is it a hodge podge? I used to be a stickler for only metallics–until my little one started bringing home his first homemade treats. Now it’s a colorful explosion and I really think it’s cuter!

 

 

We have about a million different sets of stockings. Cutesy, homemade ones (from Etsy, you guys. You know we can’t DIY…), fun, whimsical ones, sedate coastal ones. Every mantel should have its own stockings, right? All we know is that we’re loving these!

 

 

Setting the holiday table is just the most fun, isn’t it? This fruit centerpiece is so chic yet so simple!

 

 

With so many tabletop options, it’s almost impossible to choose just one!

 

 

Sneaking a little holiday cheer in around your normal accessories can be a challenge. But these homeowners nailed it!

 

 

There’s no better way to make a first impression than with a wreath and jingle bells on the door! They set the stage for the charming holiday wonderland that waits right beyond the door.

Speaking of holiday wonderlands… We’re in NYC all week long and will be posting plenty of Christmas cheer from there over on Instagram if you want to join us on our trip! Thanks for stopping by and happy holiday decorating!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

merry Christmas living room
One Kings Lane

 

Merry Christmas boy's room
One Kings Lane 

 

Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful blog friends! We so appreciate you all and hope that, however you celebrate, your holidays are bright, bright, bright! Thanks for visiting us every day and for all your kind words and comments. They mean more than you know.
Now that the last present has been unwrapped and the last dish put away, we hope your dreams are extra sweet… And maybe even filled with a sugar plum or two!

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If you’re traveling over the holiday weekend, I’d love for you to pick up a copy of Slightly South of Simple! Happy weekend!

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for holiday weekend travels!

 

WEEKEND SALES

Sale of the Season  – shopbop

Extra 30% off Sale Items – anthropologie

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Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

New Items Added to Sale + an additional 20% off – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 60% off – saks fifth avenue

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CHRISTMAS EVE

Christmas Eve

 

Thanks to all of you, our dear, precious friends, for spending time with us at Design Chic.  Your support means the world, and we are truly humbled!  Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas!

 

Christmas tree ornaments
One Kings Lane

 

books

If you’re traveling over the holiday weekend, I’d love for you to pick up a copy of Slightly South of Simple! Happy weekend!

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for holiday weekend travels!

 

WEEKEND SALES

Sale of the Season  – shopbop

Extra 30% off Sale Items – anthropologie

40% Off Sale and 35% Off New Sale Styles  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

New Items Added to Sale + an additional 20% off – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 60% off – saks fifth avenue

Up to 60% off – net-a-porter

Favorites for the Home – design chic



 

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Ready for Christmas in Beautiful Buckhead

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Are you holiday ready? Suzanne Kasler’s Buckhead home certainly is! And we feel like we’re getting there…

Christmas mantel

The mantels are decorated and the pilot lights are lit in preparation for Christmas Eve fires. (No wood-burning fireplaces here, sadly enough.)

Christmas sofa

We have decorated our trees and oohed and aahed over each ornament–and the memories that go with it. From the Christopher Radko wedding gifts to the Simon Pearce balls that mark the passing of each year to the handmade treasures from each year of school, every ornament has a special meaning.

Christmas dining room

And the crystal is washed and the silver is polished in preparation for days of celebration. 

Christmas gifts

The presents are mostly wrapped and underneath the tree. From scooters and laser tag to iPhone 8s and iPads, Carolina blue cashmere to our favorites of all, sparkly things in small, small boxes, they are ready and waiting for Santa’s arrival!

Christmas living room

We think we’ll take a note from Suzanne Kasler and keep the flowers simple this year. There is nothing more beautiful–or more Christmas-y–than fresh greenery and bright berries. 

Christmas living room

The best part of the holidays comes after the presents have been opened and the turkey has been eaten, after the carols have been sung and the PJs are on, when everyone sits around the fire sipping cocktails or hot chocolate to reflect on another year well spent. 

Christmas dining room

To remember where each has come from and plan for what will be better in the year ahead. 

Christmas entrance

It is these small, simple things, the wreaths on the front doors, the silver sugar dishes full of candy canes, that set the stage for a magical holiday season with family and friends, that is full of good cheer and maybe, if you’re really lucky, even a little rest. 

Christmas porch

As Suzanne Kasler beautifully portrays, with a few snips from the great outdoors, the stage is set for a memorable holiday season. Are you ready for the holidays?

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


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Suzanne Kasler Design

Erica George Dines Photography

 

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Last week we had the pleasure of spending a fun-filled long weekend in the place that we think gets as close to Christmas magic as you can without going to the North Pole: NYC! I had the most amazing  day of meetings with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster),  about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!

 

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Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel and More

Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

 

Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

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Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

 

Tour a Charming Gloucestershire Barn

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Statement Making Soapstone Sinks

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Add Winter White Accents to Your Home

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Pick the Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your List

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books

Last week we had the pleasure of spending a fun-filled long weekend in the place that we think gets as close to Christmas magic as you can without going to the North Pole: NYC! I had the most amazing day of meetings with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!

 

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Trimming a Festive Christmas Tree

 

living room Christmas tree
Architectural Digest

 

Good morning, chic readers! After a long weekend in Manhattan, we are very much in the holiday spirit! Between the Christmas windows, ice skating at Rockefeller Center, having breakfast with Santa, Christmas shopping and the SNOW, we are feeling like Christmastime is most definitely here!

Christmas tree
One Kings Lane

But if you aren’t quite there yet, don’t worry. We’re here to help you along– beginning with these gorgeous, gorgeous trees. They would motivate anyone to put on their coat and hat and go out in search of the perfect fir or spruce! (Or, you know, pull it out of the attic. Whatever.)

Christmas tree in entrance foyer
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

We know it goes against everything we’ve learned our entire lives, everything we’ve been taught. 

Christmas living room
One Kings Lane

 

But, when it comes to Christmas trees, we have to think that it’s what’s on the outside that counts. 

christmas tree foyer
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

While some Christmas ornaments can be a little more kid friendly, it’s also easy to find classier and more grownup options for those years when life isn’t centered around who is going to remember to move the elf…

Christmas tree and gifts
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

From beautifully painted ornaments to hand-blown glass, metallics to neutrals, decorating the Christmas tree doesn’t just mean talking Santas and whimsy galore anymore. 

Christmas tree living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

But, the good news is, it certainly can! Whether you prefer brightly colored Christmas decorations with plenty of lights and maybe even little tinsel,

Christmas tree in living room
BHG

 

Or a refined, grown-up, totally chic tree,

Christmas Tree
BHG

 

Christmas tree decorations come in as many options, shapes and sizes as the presents underneath the branches, and are a great way to express your unique tastes and style.

Christmas tree
One Kings Lane

 

With so many gorgeous options, why not have more than one? 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! Happy holiday decorating!

books

Last week we had the pleasure of spending a fun-filled long weekend in the place that we think gets as close to Christmas magic as you can without going to the North Pole: NYC! I had the most amazing day of meetings with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

FOR HER

 

GIFTS FOR HIM

HOSTESS GIFTS

GIFTS FOR THE TRAVELER


 

GIFTS FOR KIDS

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