Things We Love: Jane Beiles Photography

Jane Beiles Photography White House
Leesburg, VA – The Greek Revival facade of Davis Mansion at Morven Park

 

Life’s all about moments. 

 

Jane Beiles Photography - staircase
Architecture by Vincent Falotico for Brooks & Falotico Design by Lynn Morgan Design -Jane Beiles Photography

 

The big and small ones. 

 

kitchen
Basic Design – Charleston SC -Jane Beiles Photography

 

The major celebrations and the simple nothings that, in retrospect, are actually everything. 

 

Jane Beiles Photography kitchen
Design by Kelly Mittleman for Kelly & Co. Design – Jane Beiles Photography

 

In today’s world, we want to capture it all and share it with the world.

 

Jane Beiles Photography - kitchen
Jane Beiles Photography – NYT

 

The way the early morning light makes the kitchen look just so,  

 

Jane Beiles Photography
Roughan Interiors -Jane Beiles Photography

 

The exact angle that captures a well-curated art collection, 

 

sunroom - Jane Beiles Photography
Design by Tori Legge for Stirling Mills Interior Design–   Architecture: Brooks & Falotico

 

The particular mix of shadow and dark that dances in a favorite space, 

 

Jane Beiles Photography bathroom

Design by Lori Bruno for Ligne Roset 

 

Or, maybe best of all, the swagger of a beloved pet in her element. 

 

Jane Beiles Photography - bedroom

 

We are constantly in awe of huge talents like photographer Jane Beiles who bring the world to life in a way that is positively mesmerizing, 

 

Jane Beiles Photography - mudroom
Design by LAMAS

 

Who can turn a simple pair of boots by the back door into a piece of art worthy of a frame and a spot above the fireplace

 

Jane Beiles Photography exterior house
Residence of architect Bruce Beinfield 

 

Architects and designers can create masterpieces, bring them to life one step at a time, But without those who capture them in their best light, they can’t truly be experienced in the way they were meant to by those who will never see them in person.Truly beautiful photography doesn’t just capture an image. It evokes an emotion. And we think you’ll agree that Jane Beiles’s work does just that.

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

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!

Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

 

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

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

 

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Things We Love: Classic Canopy Beds

bedroom
OKL

 

When I was a little girl, one of my friends had a canopy bed. Sleepovers at her house were always so cozy, and I thought that canopy was amazing. So amazing, in fact, that I asked Santa to bring one for my American Girl Doll.

canopy beds
Cathy Austin via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

It never really occurred to me that I could ask him to bring me one for myself!

canopy beds
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

But, now that I’m all grown up, I get how Santa works much, much better.

canopy beds Photography by @miguelfloresvianna
Milieu Mag – Mimi O’Connell Design-Photography by @miguelfloresvianna

 

And why should Samantha (my American Girl Doll) have all the fun?

zebra-rug canopy beds
Architectural Digest

 

So, guess what?

monogram on canopy beds
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

Now I have a canopy bed of my very own!

bedroom canopy beds
Lonny

 

(And now I want a chaise at the end of it too. And an Hermes blanket, obviously. I didn’t need to even say that, did I?)

canopy beds
Summer Thornton Design

 

I went back and forth and back and forth over the curtain situation. I knew I wanted them, at least some of the time, so that I could feel cozy like those sleepovers of yore. So I decided to go with curtains on the corners like this. And they really close! 

wood
Millieu Magazine

 

I tried it one time just to see if they would, but, no big shock here, I’ve never actually closed them again… 

canopy beds
Phoebe Howard Southeastern Design Show house via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

Canopy beds like these are so incredibly chic and make the ceiling look like it goes on for miles and miles. 

bedroom
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

But, well, I was raised to be leery of anything germ or dust-catching. (Thanks, Mom.) And while, as a kid, I could look up at that fabric on the ceiling and think it was really cool, now I’d be looking at it thinking, “Hmmm, wonder if it’s time to take the down and have it dry cleaned again.”

wood
Architecturall Digest

 

While I ended up going with a drapery fabric in the end, sheer material also seemed like a drapey and romantic way to adorn a canopy bed. (Plus, if you’re sleeping with the windows open during mosquito season, just downright practical.)

wallpapers
Architectural Digest

 

And, even when the curtains are being cleaned (often), the plain canopy bed is elegant and adds so much pizazz to the room. From American Girls to little girls and all the way on up, this is one chic bedroom staple with staying power!


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!

 

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


 

Closet Organizing in the New Year

closet organizing
Marks & Frantz – Photo Marco Rico

 

Happy New Year!  The New Year and organizing seem to go hand and hand with us.  And these closets have us inspired!  We thought we had a lot of shoes. But that was before we saw Nancy Gonzalez’s closet. Now she has a lot of shoes. And, thankfully, a lot of closet to go with them!

closet organizing
Brian O’Keefe Architect – Photo Liz Ordonoz

 

But you don’t have to have hundreds of pairs of shoes appreciate a good closet–and the beautiful wood in this one.

closet organizing
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

And, me oh my, these gorgeous mirrored doors…

closet organizing
One Kings Lane Photo by Annie Schlechter

 

But your clothes don’t have to have practically an address of their own for your closet to be gorgeously neat and streamlined.

Howard Slatkin’s Closet via Fifth Avenue Style

 

In fact, we’d venture to say that even Howard Slatkin’s impeccably designed and sophisticated closet would look bad if it was a jumbled mess with clothes and shoes scattered all around the floor.

 

lights

Tim Barber, Ltd

 

On the flip side, even a small closet can look fabulous with the right lights and the proper organization.

closet organizing
Jenny Wolf Interiors

 

Shoes lined in perfect rows add to the impeccable style of any storage space.

closet organizing
Architectural Digest via Dering Hall

 

A closet that looks like a boutique is a gorgeous choice, if you ask us. It takes the meaning of “shopping in your closet” to a whole new level!

closet organizing
Gomez Associates

 

But, then again, everything tucked away behind those beautiful doors is a great option too.

closet organizing
Dering Hall

 

A clean, organized closet is the best way to start the day, if you ask us. Flipping on the light to reveal rows of immaculately organized items that are a cinch to find makes it easier to see what’s there, to get dressed, and sets the tone for a calming and wonderful day ahead.

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Ted Yarwood Photography via Architectural Digest

 

If it’s big enough for an island to stash accessories….

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Nate Berkus’ Closet via Architectural Digest

 

And comes complete with beautiful brass lights, all the better!

chaise
Suzanne Tucker Design

 

A chaise in the closet? This is the dream, we think. But, whether your closet is spacious enough to hold furniture or barely big enough to eek out space for all your clothes, there’s no question that an organized closet is a great way to start the day — and the new year!

Are you ready to organize for 2019?

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 a 2019 filled with love, laughter and of course, chic design! 


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!

 

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


New Old House Tour With Southern Style and More

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New Old House Tour With Southern Style

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Tour a Historic Plain English Kitchen

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Beautify Your Bathroom

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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!

Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

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

 

Things We Love: Westchester Style

 

Good morning, chic readers! Take a break from the holiday chaos and tour this gorgeous Westchester home with all the traditional trappings the make a house so special and the modern touches that bring it right into today. 

 

 

Cullman Kravis has created an elegant, one-of-a-kind home that is perfect for everything from entertaining to family and beyond. 

 

 

The incredible lighting is one of the true statements of this stunning home. It combines the glamour of the intricate moldings with the modernity of the furnishings. 

 

 

Extra large rooms can often present a bit of a design challenge–but not for Cullman Kravis. The pool table is absolute perfection!

 

 

Book case goals. Enough said. 

 

 

The sunroom is always our favorite space. Bright and beautiful even on the coldest winter days. We love how the table legs pay homage to the outdoors–and how the sofa legs have a style all their own.  

 

 

Mixing materials in the kitchen is always welcome. 

 

 

A sitting room in the bedroom–especially one with a view–is such a chic luxury. 

 

 

Beautiful blues combine in style to make a chic spot for one of the family’s younger members.

 

 

But, back porch, we think we may love you best of all. The striped awning and black and white touches add tons of personality–and cap off a truly exceptional home. 

 

Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love spending the holidays with you!

 

 

Want a copy a THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE under your tree for someone you love, before the May 7, 2019 release date? Just preorder now, and I’ll send a cute wrapped card like the above, signed on the back, so they know their new book is coming! Email the address to me at kristywoodsonharvey @ gmail . com and I’ll get your card in the mail!

 

 

 

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If you’re hanging on to summer, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

More Info about The Secret to Southern Charm

-A 2018 Spring Okra Pick
-USA TODAY Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction
-Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2018
-Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List
-Raleigh News & Observer’s “The Best Reads of Summer”
-Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books”
-New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick

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Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

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