10 Favorite Thanksgiving-Ready Kitchens

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with pendant lights and lucite stools and marble countertop
Lee Kleinhelter Design/T.S.Adams Studio via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Good morning, chic readers! Do you have a Thanksgiving-ready kitchen yet?

 

Thanksgiving-ready blue and white kitchen with open brass shelving round pendant lights
Architect Ross Piper/Interior Designer Clary Bosbyshell via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

 I bought my turkey tonight, and it’s thawing in the fridge as we speak. 

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen island Serena &s Lily with pendant light Thanksgiving ready
Serena & Lily

 

Truth be told, we’re eating out this year. We’re not quite back in our house yet, but are already looking forward to hosting the crew around our own table next year. We’re super lucky that both sides of the family love each other, so everyone comes to us! (Another reason to live at the beach if you need one.)

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with eat in kitchen table
Susan Bozeman Design/Greg Busch Architect via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

So why the turkey? Leftovers, of course! (You can’t have a Thanksgiving-ready fridge without leftovers!) I love the ease of eating out for Thanksgiving but hate not having delicious turkey to nibble on and make sandwiches with the rest of the week. 

 

Vince Camuto Hamptons white kitchen with pendant lights
Vince Camuto Hamptons kitchen via Architectural Digest

 

Crazy? Maybe. 

 

white kitchen with wood beams Thanksgiving-ready
Architectural Digest

 

But, on the bright side, it will ensure that I get my Thanksgiving-ready kitchen, even if it is just at a rental house. 

 

Thanksgiving ready kitchens with pendant lights and wood beams from Kishani Perera Design and Tim Barber, Ltd Architect
Kishani Perera Design & Tim Barber, Ltd Architect

 

Clean, warm, inviting and full of yummy-looking produce,

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchens with pendant lights and blond wood from Beth Webb
Beth Webb Interior Design

 

These stunning kitchens are nothing if not Thanksgiving ready!

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with 4 pendant lights from Jeffrey Duncan
Jeffrey Dungan

 

Whether you’re planning to cook all day and reap the rewards of your efforts, 

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with blonde wood and soapstone countertops and black lantern
Stephen Gambrel via Architectural Digest

 

Or simply catch up with friends and family afterwards, there’s no time like the present to make sure you have a Thanksgiving-ready home. Happy celebrating friends. We are grateful for YOU this year!

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still #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South:
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If you’re one of those early holiday shoppers (Guilty!) don’t forget The Peachtree Bluff Series! Books make great gifts and provide hours of enjoyment that will last long after they are unwrapped. (Signed copies are available from Beaufort Linen Co., Porter Co. Book Shoppe, Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books, and The Country Bookshop.  

 

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10 Favorite Rooms with Flush Mount Lighting

flush mount lighting in foyer
Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

We used to think that flush mount lighting was only for low ceilings, you know, those spaces that could quite handle a big chandelier or a dangly, statement light fixture. But a few of our favorite lighting designers and companies have changed all of that, turning what used to be the underdog of the lighting world into a go-to staple. From plain white to shiny gold, round to quatrefoil, flat to proudly pointy, there are so many ways today to get the flush mount lighting thing oh so right. Check out a few of our go-to flush mount staples that will have you rethinking everything you know about lighting!

table for two in kitchen
Ashley Whittaker Design

 

closet with flush mount lighting
Kristin Panitch Interior Design

 

mudroom with flush mount light
John B Murray Architect

 

mudroom with flush mount lighting
Sara Gilbane Interior Design

 

hallway with flush mount lighting
McCann Design Group

 

kitchen with flush mount lighting
Jennifer Worts Interior Design

 

flush mount lighting in bathroom
Lonny

 

closet with flush mount lighting
Tamara Magel Interior Design

 

black and white bathroom with flush mount lighting
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Sometimes you do have to save the best for last, and, in this case, we think it’s true! We love, love this stunning fixture. It is so on trend! Are you a flush mount fan? Or would you choose a snazzy chandelier any day?

Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South has

just hit #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South:
“Writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

 

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10 Favorite Rooms with a Touch of Black

a touch of black in the entry foyer marble floor
Suzanne Kasler

 

Happy Monday, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. Today, we are channeling fall (even though it was 93 degrees yesterday) and celebrating a touch of black

 

a touch of black desk in the office
Tucker & Marks

 

Nothing grounds a room and creates chic contrast quite like the right amount of black. 

 

a touch of black Alyssa Rosenheck design
Alyssa Rosenheck

 

From black cabinetry, molding and trim contrasted with white furnishings, 

 

a touch of black in steel doors
McGill Design Group- Plum Furniture

 

To black-lined cabinets that add a hint of the hue,

 

a touch of black in art and floor lamp in living room of Alison Cayne
One Kings Lane

 

To stunning neutral spaces with just a touch of the color that every single room must have a hint of, a touch of black is one our favorite ways to create instant style in a home. 

 

Suzanne Kasler via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

A grand piano might the ultimate, of course–especially if you can actually play it–

 

a touch of black in the kitchen with black pendants
Serena & Lily

 

But something unexpected like these ceiling details is equally as incredible. 

 

a touch of black in the kitchen with The Fox Group
The Fox Group

 

From a beyond stunning range

 

bedroom with black 4 poster bed
Serena & Lily

 

To a lovely canopy bed (and floors!),

 

a touch of black screen door on porch
BHG

 

To a charming screen door, every space is better with a touch of black! Do you agree that every room needs a bit of this favorite shade?

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book
 

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

September 9th, 2019: Prologue Event with The Star News and WHQR, The MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street #300, Wilmington, NC, 12 noon, Free and Open to the Public. Book sales by Two Sisters Bookery
 
September 12-15, 2019: Southern Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show, Spartanburg, SC.
 
September 13, 2019: Cover Reveal for Feels Like Falling! All day. Follow @kristywharvey on Instagram for exclusive giveaways and information
 
September 15, 2019: SIBA Gallery Writers Breakfast, Azalea Ballroom, Spartanburg, SC, 7:30-9 am, with Mary Alice Monroe, Lynn Cullen and Kristin Harmel, Emcee: Kimberly Taws Daniels of The Country Bookshop. 
 
September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.
 
October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.
 
October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.
 
October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.
 
January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 
 
January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
 
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
 
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
 
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

In Good Taste: Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design foyer with canes    

 

We don’t know about you, but we love homes with history, with a sense of time and place and a style all their own.  Maybe that’s what first drew us to Hendricks Churchill House & Interiors. These designers’ eye toward preserving the best of the old while incorporating the new is nothing short of fabulous. Take a look and we think you’ll agree!

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design foyer with bobbin bench  

 

 

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design sunroom with beams 

 

 Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design sunroom with roman shades  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design dining room  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen farmhouse sink  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design bedroom built-in bed  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design mudroom

We think you’ll agree that a bit of Hendricks Churchill traditional style adds character to any space. 

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

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

 

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  The Peachtree Bluff Series - Kristy Woodson Harvey

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.

October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.

October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.

October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.

January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets.

January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.

February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC.

April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January! 

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Ponte Vedra Home designed by Phoebe Howard with blue and white style  

 

Tour a Ponte Vedra Home Big on Style

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Prepare Your Outdoor Areas for Dining Alfresco this Fall

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

 

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Donations for Hurricane Dorian

Just a quick note: From September 13 until September 20, I am going to be donating 100% of my proceeds from preorders of Feels Like Falling to the Red Cross to help hurricane victims both in the Bahamas and locally here in NC. Simply order from your bookstore of choice and email me at [email protected] to let me know so I can donate for you!

If you have $15 lying around and you want to do something with it, by all means, please donate it to the hurricane. But if you were going to order Feels Like Falling anyway, let’s join forces to help out together!

 

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a busted Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn, but when the one that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

 
September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.
 
October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.
 
October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.
 
October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.
 
January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 
 
January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
 
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
 
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
 
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

 

In Good Taste: Gil Schafer Architects

Gil Schafer designed kitchen with copper pots and wood island

 

Gil Schafer is an architect at the top of his game.  

 

Will Koppelman's apartment New York City  

 

Consistently on Architectural Digest‘s AD100, the winner of the 2018 Stanford White Award and the winner of the 2019 Arthur Ross Award for Architecture, this firm’s talent is well-documented.

 

dining room with wood beams  

 

In response to winning the Arthur Ross Award for Architecture, Schafer said, “Classicism is a language that endures from generation to generation, constantly reinvented yet continually relevant, both noble and humble, beautiful and useful, divine yet human.”

 

linen closet  

 

What a stunning thought, and one that we can tell this group of architects employees in their work.

 

bathroom with console sink  

 

G.P. Schafer focuses on combining architecture, interior design and landscape to create a cohesive, seamless look.

 

bathroom with mirror hanging on window  

 

Whether this firm is reimagining an historic home or creating one from scratch, 

 

Gil Schafer 's bathroom design  

 

Each facet of the overall design is flawless and perfectly suited to modern life.

 

 

 

From a charming Dutch door with exquisite hardware, 

 

 

 

To a perfectly placed vine,

 

Gil Schafer designed white clapboard house  

 

Not a single detail is overlooked.

 

Gil Schafer designed house  

 

Classic, breathtaking homes have never looked so good. 

 

Gil Schaefer design red brick Charleston home  

 

Schafer says, “Growing up, I learned that if a house is going to feel like home, it has to create opportunities for memories, even in the smallest moments of life.”

 

Gil Schafer designed home

 

We couldn’t possibly agree any more. 

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

 

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Donations for Hurricane Dorian

Just a quick note: From September 13 until September 20, I am going to be donating 100% of my proceeds from preorders of Feels Like Falling to the Red Cross to help hurricane victims both in the Bahamas and locally here in NC. Simply order from your bookstore of choice and email me at [email protected] to let me know so I can donate for you!

If you have $15 lying around and you want to do something with it, by all means, please donate it to the hurricane. But if you were going to order Feels Like Falling anyway, let’s join forces to help out together!

 

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a busted Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn, but when the one that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

_____________________________________

 

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

September 9th, 2019: Prologue Event with The Star News and WHQR, The MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street #300, Wilmington, NC, 12 noon, Free and Open to the Public. Book sales by Two Sisters Bookery
September 12-15, 2019: Southern Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show, Spartanburg, SC.
September 13, 2019: Cover Reveal for Feels Like Falling! All day. Follow @kristywharvey on Instagram for exclusive giveaways and information. 
September 15, 2019: SIBA Gallery Writers Breakfast, Azalea Ballroom, Spartanburg, SC, 7:30-9 am, with Mary Alice Monroe, Lynn Cullen and Kristin Harmel, Emcee: Kimberly Taws Daniels of The Country Bookshop. 
September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.
October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.
October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.
October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.
January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 
January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 




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