Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. The Southern Side of Paradise (tour dates below!) is in full swing and we hope to see you while we’re traveling!
In my last novel, The Secret to Southern Charm, Peachtree Bluff’s least Southern sister, Caroline, has a gorgeous Hamptons home that is the site of one of the most memorable chapters of the book. And, this year, I’ll be touring in the Hamptons as well! Today, we are imagining what Caroline’s Hamptons Beach House might look like. Take a peek for yourself!
From The Secret to Southern Charm:
CAROLINE’S HOUSE IN EAST Hampton suited her perfectly.
It wasn’t big, and it wasn’t on the water, but every inch of it was elegant and just modern enough.
The entire palette was water blues and creams with touches of gold, seagrass, and plenty of natural beauty from resin coral and oyster shells.
I had never been to it, of course. And walking through the front door, I instantly felt calm.
I assumed that’s what Mom had been going for when she designed it.
We can picture all the members of the Murphy clan gathering in a spot just like this at Caroline’s gorgeous home, decorated for her by Ansley, her interior designer mother…
And receiving some of the biggest news of their lives.
In The Southern Side of Paradise, that news would most certainly surround youngest sister Emerson who has her fair share of conflict in this novel.
We imagine this home to be perfectly styled but unfussy. This chicken wire sink is just that!
What’s the beach without blues? A rattan nightstand and vintage bathing suit print are perfect for a casual Hamptons house.
We love any beach cottage with shingles. Could this possibly be any more charming?Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!
Photography: Michael J. Lee
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May 9: Live at Your Library Series, Gastonia, NC, 12pm
May 11: South Main Book Co., Salisbury, NC, 11am-1pm
May 13: Junior League of Louisville Book Club Cocktail Reception, Louisville, KY
5:30 – 7pm; Speak – 7:15 – 8:30
May 14: Murder by the Book, Houston, TX, 6:30 (store closes to public at 6pm)
May 15: Houston Women’s Club, Houston, TX, 7 a.m
May 15: Signing at Segreto Finishes, Houston, TX, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
May 16: Signing at Stanley Korshak, Dallas, TX, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
May 18: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH, 2:00 pm
May 19: Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel, IN, 2:30pm (ET)
May 20: Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas Coffee, Daniel Island, SC,
10:30 am to 12 pm
May 20: Buxton Books, Charleston, SC, 5:30 to 7 pm
May 21: Snee Farm Garden Club, Mount Pleasant, SC, 10:30am
May 22: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX,
May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL 11:30am (CT)
May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC
June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC
June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC, 6:30pm
June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm
June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA,
June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm
July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,
July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm
July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm
August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm
August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm
August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm
August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,
August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm
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