Caroline’s House in the Hamptons

 

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!

 

Architecture: Peter McDonald, Peter McDonald Architect
Interior architecture and design: Lisa Tharp, Lisa Tharp Design

Photography Michael J. Lee

 

 


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The Southern Side of Paradise Tour!

If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

 

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

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

 

House Tour: Update of a Tudor Revival

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Good morning, chic friends! 

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If you’re looking for an amazing tour today, this fabulous home from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles won’t disappoint! 

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Tour a Traditional Home Designed by Amy Berry

 

Tour a Traditional Home Designed by Amy Berry

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Dining Al Fresco Beautifully

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Party Ready with Neiman Marcus

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Weekend Sales & Shopping

 Sale Up to 20% Off – horchow

Up to 70% Off  – shopbop

Extra 40% off  Sale Items  anthropologie

40% off Fall Items  j crew

20% Off Order of $600 or More – one kings lane

Up to 70% Off  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

Up to 40% Off – nordstrom

New to Sale Up to 75% off saks fifth avenue



If you’re looking for something to read, 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.

 

A Few More Events for The Secret to Southern Charm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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

 

 

Tour a Charming Nantucket Cottage and More

 

 

Tour a Charming Nantucket Cottage

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Designing a Bathroom with Coastal Style

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Whether you’re relaxing with loved ones or shopping your favorite sales, we hope your weekend is wonderful! 

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  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, 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.

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WEEKEND SALES

 

4th of July Sale Up to 30% Off – horchow

Up to 70% Off  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items  anthropologie

Up to 50% off   j crew

25% Off Sitewide one kings lane

Up to 70% Off  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Spring Sale Up to 40% off saks fifth avenue

The Design Sale Up to 70% Off moda operandi

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 The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 

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

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Nordstrom Sale Begins July 12

 

 

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Tour an English Regency – Inspired Home

 

Tour an English Regency–Inspired Estate

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These are this Summer’s Best Books According to:

The Charlotte Observer and The Raleigh News and Observer

Beach Reads and Romance

“The Secret to Southern Charm” by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Gallery Books, April 2018)

North Carolina native and New York Times bestseller author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with a sequel to her beloved Peachtree Bluff series. Military wife Sloane Murphy is forced to deal with her husband missing in action as she tries to take care of her young children. Harvey, a UNC-Chapel Hill alum, infuses plenty of women power in this story of juggling the highs and lows of life

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article213002339.html#storylink=cpy

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER AND RALEIGH NEWS AND OBSERVER FOR CHOOSING 

THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM AS “ONE OF THIS SUMMER’S BEST BOOKS”!

 

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

 

More The Secret to Southern Charm Events

 

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

In Good Taste: Hendricks Churchill House & Interiors

Hendricks Churchill office

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. 

Hendricks Churchill entrance

Maybe that’s what first drew us to Hendricks Churchill House & Interiors.

kitchen Hendricks Churchill

These designers’ eye toward preserving the best of the old while incorporating the new is nothing short of fabulous. 

Hendricks Churchill kitchen

Beautiful wide-plank hardwoods make a statement in this kitchen and a stove with an antique feel adds to the charm. 

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Lower ceilings make this kitchen feel cozy, while pendant lights add a pop of color. 

Hendricks Churchill entrance

Talk about unique art! An old anchor and a coil of rope make for fabulous decor!

Hendricks Churchill hallway

Some architectural details simply make a house. These floors and those unique transoms and windows are the perfect backdrop for a showstopping design. 

Hendricks Churchill bathroom

We love the sense of history that Hendricks Churchill brings to its spaces–even in the bathroom. Antique light fixtures and an antique rug juxtapose with new fixtures for a custom look. 

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And a sunny porch in a classic color is perfect for the long, lazy summer days ahead.

Hendricks Churchill laundry room

A flower sink is one of our dream home items. Everyone needs a place to cut fresh flowers!

White trim is fine, but this fun aqua adds so much personality!

Hendricks Churchill bedroom

While a more classic color adds old world charm. Do you like a bit of traditional style in your decor? Or are you more modern?

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

Anna Molvik Stylist

John Gruen Photography

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The Secret to Southern Charm

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

 

 

Readers and design lovers, listen up! The annual Beaufort Historical Association Tour of Homes–and its fabulous accompanying events–is coming up soon! Come see my friend Mary Alice Monroe and me and take part in an incredible brunch with all-star interior designer Marshall Watson! We are so excited to have him in Beaufort, NC! Get your tickets from Beaufort Historical Association!

 

Inside a Welcoming Buckhead Home

Buckhead Home

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Memorial Day weekend was great!

Buckhead Home entrance

Take a break from your busy day and wander through this gorgeous Buckhead home featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

Buckhead Home dining room

Architect William B. Litchfield and Jackye Lanham designed this stunning space, replete with southern charm.

Buckhead Home dining room

Classic finishes lend this home tons of personality. 

Buckhead Home living room

Cozy spaces with plenty of light give this cottage a distinctively homey feel, perfect for curling up and relaxing. 

Buckhead Home living room

A mix of old and new lend a collected, finished feel to each of the homes stunning spaces.

Buckhead Home kitchen

Touches of wood add depth to the bright white renovation of this sparkling kitchen.

Buckhead Home living room

Grass cloth in a light shade is cozy and just a tiny bit reminiscent of the coast. 

Buckhead Home dining room

One of our favorite parts of this redesign is that the spaces flow together effortlessly without being so open as to feel cavernous.

Buckhead Home living room

Three dimensional art always adds a unique flair. 

Buckhead Cottage hallway

Architectural details take center stage in this home.

Buckhead Cottage bedroom

The continuity of furniture colors and styles from one room to the next lends soothing appeal.

Buckhead Cottage bathroom

Chic finishes and a spa like tub make this master bathroom an oasis.

Buckhead Cottage bathroom

Simple and clean, this is an enviable vanity. 

Buckhead Cottage bedroom

A sweet window seat makes this bedroom feel even cozier. 

Buckhead Cottage bedroom

Unexpected angles and classic prints and fabrics add to the cottage feel of this stunning home. We hope you enjoyed touring this one as much as we did. Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

Emily Followill Photography
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The Secret to Southern Charm

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

 

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House Tour: Transformed Tudor in Tuxedo Park

Millner-Busch, Hart tudor home

Good morning, chic friends! I leaving Atlanta today heading to beautiful Charleston for The Secret to Southern Charm signings… but I have had the most amazing time in Atlanta! 

Millner-Busch, Hart tudor home

No matter where your heart lies, this fabulous home from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles won’t disappoint! 

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Traditional elements with the right mix of modern…

 tudor home living room

Hints of glamour in all the right places…

 tudor home living room

And architectural details that accentuate at every turn…

 tudor home living room

This beautiful space is just the right kind of chic.

Tudor home kitchen

Steel doors and windows always make a stunning statement. And we just adore toning down a more formal room with a natural fiber rug.

Tudor home dining room

Upholstered dining chairs feel so cozy and welcoming. They’re a family-friendly touch in a formal dining room.

Tudor home family room

The right shade of paint makes a paneled library still feel traditional but also freshened and bright.

Tudor home kitchen

A beautiful banquette is one of our favorite parts of a breakfast room — and such a good use of space!

Tudor home kitchen

Whimsical elements tie this space together perfectly.

Tudor home bedroom

A canopy bed creates instant impact. A settee on the end of a bed is comfy but can look stuffy. This casual alternative is the ideal touch.

Tudor home bedroom

We love a chaise, but it’s not always the right look. This chair and ottoman give the style — and the comfort — in a way that’s right for the space.

Tudor home bathroom

And, of course, every gorgeous home needs an amazing soaking tub. We think this one looks heavenly! 

Thank you so much for visiting with us today. We always love getting to see you!

Sources: Atlanta Homes and LifestylesEmily Followill PhotographyGreg Busch Architect, Design Atelier

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Don’t forget Mom on May 14! Our pick for a gift – of course, The Secret to Southern Charm!

If you want to know a little more about my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM (Simon & Schuster, April 3, 2018) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 60 seconds. No major commitments here!)

COME SEE ME ON  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM TOUR! IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING FOUR WEEKS .

 

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