Things We Love: Notes on Decorating

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating
Nelson Hancock Photograhy – @nelson.hancock

 

There’s no denying that Markham Roberts is one of the most notable designers of our time. 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating living room

 

Vogue has called him “a master of timeless American style.”

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating living room

 

And Architectural Digest declared Roberts a designer, “known for savvy, erudite interpretations that make old-school, all-American decorating fresh again.”

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating dining room

 

And, now, he is sharing some of his latest (and greatest!) work with us in a stunning new book, Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating.

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating living room

 

From designing to take advantage of a view,

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating kitchen

 

To charming kitchen style,

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating living room

 

Making the grand feel warm and welcoming,

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating bedroom

 

To traditional bedroom decor with a twist,

 

Markham Roberts bathroom

 

This stunning book–Roberts’ second–is a study in style.

 

Markham Roberts porch

 

We savored every page, and know this is a book we will go back to for inspiration time and time again. If you’re looking to add some pizazz to your coffee table (or library shelves!), Notes on Decorating is a must!

We had the best time last week partnering with our friends at MyDoma and SOURCC to bring you some special backstage interviews and tours from High Point Market! Check out my fun tours with Worlds Away and Kravet.

 

Just a reminder about UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY preorder freebies!

EVERYONE who preorders and fills out the form will receive a 5×7 card of the Maren Devine Art cover painting, two quote cards by @mesweens_writes and a signed book plate!

I am so grateful for my readers and cannot WAIT to share UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY with all of you!!

 

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10 Favorites from Entertaining Beautifully with Aerin Lauder

Aerin Lauder Entertaining Beautifully

 

An icon of style from a family name synonymous with beauty, Aerin Lauder knows–in addition to many, many other things–how to throw a party.

 

Aerin Lauder Entertaining Beautifully in blue and white
Lindsay Stall Photography

 

From setting the table for an intimate dinner,

 

Aerin Lauder Entertaining Beautifully spring table

 

To prepping for an outdoor brunch for a crowd,

 

Aerin Lauder Entertaining Beautifully

 

This tastemaker has an eye for what makes a space and a party come to life.

 

Aerin Lauder Entertaining Beautifully

 

Her latest book, Entertaining Beautifully, is a must-have for any avid entertainer–even if you’re simply dreaming of the time until you can throw parties again!

 

 

 

 

 

From tips every hostess should know,

 

 

 

To embracing every square inch of the holidays,

 

 

 

Entertaining Beautifully is full of inspiration for every occasion.

 

 

 

The perfect holiday gift, or addition to an already full library, this is a book that you will want to return to again and again! Check out Entertaining Beautifully–and let us know what you think!

 

 

All Photography Simon Upton Photography unless otherwise noted

Photography courtesy of Rizzoli New York

 

High Point Market with Worlds Away

 

We had the best time last week partnering with our friends at MyDoma and SOURCC to bring you some special backstage interviews and tours from High Point Market! Check out my fun tours with Worlds Away and Kravet.

 

Just a reminder about UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY preorder freebies!

EVERYONE who preorders and fills out the form will receive a 5×7 card of the Maren Devine Art cover painting, two quote cards by @mesweens_writes and a signed book plate!

I am so grateful for my readers and cannot WAIT to share UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY with all of you!!

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Things We Love: Beautiful Coffee Table Decor

COFFEE TABLE DECOR COLLINS INTERIORS
Collins Interiors | Nathan Schroder Photography

 

It’s the center of most rooms, a focal point.

 

coffee table decor Jenkins Interiors
Jenkins Interiors

 

Conversations happen around it,

 

coffee table decor Kara Miller Design | Brantley Photography
Kara Miller Design | Brantley Photography

 

Feet prop up on it,

 

coffee table decor Geoff Chick
Geoff Chick

 

And, maybe best of all, treasures are displayed in style.

 

coffee table decor
Park & Oak Design

 

We absolutely love decorating the coffee table, and redo ours often.

 

coffee table design Amber Interiors
Amber Interiors | Tess Neustadt Photography

 

From favorite stacks of books we want to have at arm’s length,

 

Beach house Beth Webb Interiors
Beth Webb Interiors | Erica George Dines Photography

 

 

To beautiful pieces collected from favorite artists,

 

coffee table decor Heather Chadduck Interiors
Heather Chadduck Interiors | Laurey W Glenn Photography

 

Indoors or out,

 

coffee table decor Mark D Sikes
Mark D. Sikes

 

We adore the look of a layered, collected coffee table,

 

coffee table decor
Collins Interiors

 

Where favorite memories live and collections gather,

 

coffee table styling
Amber Interiors | Tess Neustadt Photography

 

A coffee table that evolves over time,

 

coffee table design Beth Webb Interiors
Beth Webb Interiors | Emily Followill Photography

 

But is always the ultimate in style. What do you have on your coffee table? What is your favorite coffee table decor.

 

More  home decor inspiration HERE

 

Thanks so much for spending your fall with Design Chic! We love having you here!

 

I am so excited to share the cover of my seventh novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, which releases April 20, 2021. 

Do you want to win an advance copy?! Simply:

*Share on Facebook or Instagram (You can grab photos from here or share directly from my Facebook or Instagram!)

*Use the hashtag #underthesouthernsky. I’d love it if you’d tag me too! 

*I’ll pick THREE winners on Monday, September 28!

Preorder Under the Southern Sky and fill out this form to receive a signed bookplate, 5×7 cards of Under the Southern Sky Quotes and gorgeous 5×7 card of the Maren Devine painting of the Under the Southern Sky cover–and be automatically entered in allll the giveaways!

Under the Southern Sky Giveaways:

September: 3 Winners Will Receive a Copy of Feels Like Falling and a Feels Like Falling Candle

October: 25 Winners Will Receive a Pair of Under the Southern Sky Sunnies

November: 1 Winner Will Receive a Fabulous Box of Sea Oats Candle CompanyGoodies including Candles, Soap, and Room Spray

December: 25 Winners Will Receive an I Read KWH Tote Bag

January: 2 Winners Will Receive a Set of SIX Books from Gallery Books (A mix of advance copies and new releases) including an advance copy of Under the Southern Sky

February: 25 Winners Will Receive and I Read KWH Tote Bag AND a Pair of Southern Sky Sunnies

March: Laura Park Tote Bag and Beach Towel

April: Surprise Grand Prize!

*And lots of other fun surprises along the way!*

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Things We Love: Entertaining in Every Season

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story
Brittan Goetz Photography

 

 

If summer is all about savoring every outdoor moment, and fall is about drawing closer to home, preparing for winter, we think now is the perfect time to stock up on one of our favorite winter entertainments: coffee table books! If you were here yesterday, I mentioned that we were planning a trip to one of India Hicks’s gorgeous rental homes last year for Mom’s birthday when Hurricane Dorian changed our plans. But, this year, we can all take a page from the India Hicks masterpiece, An Entertaining Story–and plan the perfect celebration for any occasion, in any season.

 

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story dining blue and white

 

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story celebration

 

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story dining alfresco
Brittan Goetz Photography

 

 

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story dining
Brittan Goetz Photography

 

 

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story
Brittan Goetz Photography

 

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A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins
Matthew Mead Photography

 

Speaking of seasons, designer Danielle Rollins is embracing all of them in her new book, A Home for All Seasons. Gorgeous color palettes, luxe layers and plenty of texture characterize these stunning spaces that we will want to curl up and look at again and again as we stay close to home this winter, making our own updates for what’s to come.

 

A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins dining room
Leslie Unruh Photography

 

A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins sunroom with trellis
Sarah Dorio Photography

 

A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins living room
Leslie Unruh Photography

 

A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins living room
Leslie Unruh Photography

 

A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins garden
Sarah Dorio Photography

 

If you’re a fan of coffee table books like we are, don’t miss either of these lovely volumes!

Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic! We always love it when you stop by!

 

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If you’re a fan of books in general, have you picked up my sixth bestseller, Feels Like Falling? It has been featured everywhere from Today.com to Travel + Leisure and is the perfect escape in any season! 

“Kristy Woodson Harvey has the voice of a best friend; a storyteller of the finest sort. Feels Like Falling takes us on a page-turning journey with two very different women who must somehow find their way together. Harvey asks the important question — how do we let go of the preconceived notions of our life ? And she answers that question with lyrical prose, an uncommon wisdom and a sharp wit. This is more than a novel about friendship, it is also a story for friendship: you will find yourself sharing it with everyone you love. Dive in; the storytelling is delicious!” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times Bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis  

The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses

Jeffrey Duncan Architect entrance

William Abranowicz Photography

 

My 92-year-old grandmother started aerobics yesterday. Yes. Started. In the thirty-three years I’ve known her, she hasn’t been much for exercise, but September is a really good time to start something new if you’re going to. And there’s no time like the present.

Jeffrey Duncan Architect entrance

One of our Design Chic favorites, architect Jeffrey Dungan, decided to start something new too–and we couldn’t be more excited!

Jeffrey Duncan Architect kitchen

His new book, The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses, released on September 4, and, in our opinion, it’s one of the best of the year so far!

Jeffrey Duncan Architect bedroom

A little more about the book: Architect Jeffrey Dungan is recognized for his clean and modern approach to traditional homes. His fresh take on architecture is rooted in the beauty of materials rendered in their natural state. Dungan’s projects poetically embrace clean lines and natural elements, to reveal a timeless home that can be enjoyed by future generations to come. Layered in between are thematic essays and more than 240 images that showcase Dungan’s approach to architecture and the importance of elements and materials that honors THE NATURE OF HOME.

Jeffrey Duncan Architect home

When it comes to home, this timeless approach couldn’t be more important. Because while, sure, home is a canvas that is always evolving, it’s the basis of it, the roots, the things that stay the same in the meantime that create those true and lasting memories, that feeling when you pull in the driveway, when you walk in the front door

Jeffrey Duncan Architect home

No one does home quite as well as Jeffrey Dungan

The Nature of Home, in 240 captivating photos, and a series of fascinating, well written essays, proves that once and for all!

Make sure to pick up your copy of The Nature of Home from your local bookstore, Amazon or wherever books are sold!

 

William Abranowicz Photography

 

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


 

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Things We Love! Segreto Vignettes!

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We are excited every morning to wake up with all of your, our fabulous readers, and share something amazing. But today we are especially excited because our lovely, wonderful, insanely talented friend, Leslie Sinclair, has done it again! You savored Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors, you devoured Segreto Style, and now you are going to be positively drooling over Segreto Vignettes!

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Segreto Secrets

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 Happy Monday, friends! We hope you had an incredible weekend! Even if you didn’t, we have a feeling that your Monday is about to get a whole lot brighter! We’re sure you know Leslie Sinclair from the amazing blog Segreto.

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We were crazy about her first book, Segreto Finishes, but her new one, Segreto Style, is even more fabulous! (One look at these reclaimed wood floors would tell you that!)

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