10 Favorite Bedrooms Big on Style

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Beth Webb Interiors

Good morning, chic readers! With the holidays quickly approaching, our minds are on all those last-minute tweaks. What are we working on? Sprucing the guest room for all those holiday guests! If you’re looking to update your bedroom–guest, master or otherwise–take a peek at ten of our favorite gorgeous bedrooms that will get you motivated to revamp your home in style. 

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Alessandra Branca Kips Bay Showhouse

 

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Marshall Watson Interiors

 

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Serena & Lily

 

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One Kings Lane

 

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Cullman & Kravis

 

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Serena & Lily

 

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Tracy Lynn Studio

 

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Beth Webb Interiors

 

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Beth Webb Interiors

If all else fails, adding flowers is always a surefire way to make guests feel at home and bedrooms feel bright and cheery! Thanks for checking out ten of our favorite spaces!

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The third book in my nationally bestselling Peachtree Bluff series, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, releases May 7 from Gallery Books/ Simon & Schuster! Preorder now–or catch up on SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM (available in hardback, paperback, ebook and audio) before the big day!

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Beautiful Coffee Table Books to Brighten Your Fall

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had a great weekend and are reenergized for the week ahead. If not, it might be time to treat yourself to a little something special… Like one of these gorgeous coffee table books!

If you want to hold onto the green of summer as the seasons change, The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, featuring this gorgeous trompe l’oeil garden greenhouse among many, many other fabulous things, is a great place to start. 

If your weather is less than sunny and bright, Bunny Mellon’s garden can change all that!

If you’re looking to expand your design horizons and take a peek inside some of American’s most beautiful living rooms (and kitchens… and dining rooms…) look no further than American Originals by William Abranowicz!

Martha Stewart’s Bedford kitchen, as photographed by Abranowicz, was one of our favorite spots. All that gleaming copper!

And Ellen DeGeneres and Portia di Rossi’s living room is a study in staid yet comfortable modernity. 

Whether you’re a design junkie or just looking for a little more information on how to tell you Elsie de Wolfes from your Jean-Louis Denotes, Inspired Design by Jennifer Boles needs to be in your library. (The cover alone is too good to pass up!)

With wonderful tips and information on each designer and a sample of his or her work–like designer Stephen Sills’ living room–there’s a new surprise on every page!

Don’t miss Kelly Wearstler’s rendition of the French Regency canopy chair. It’s a highlight for sure!

We hope one (or all!) of these gorgeous new books is gracing your bookshelves–or your coffee table–very soon. 

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Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design

Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design,Tria Giovan Photography

 

After two weeks of Hurricane Florence and her aftermath and heading into week three of no school, we don’t know about you, but we’re ready for a little Island Hopping!

And there is no one–and we do mean no one–who we would rather island hop with than the fabulous Amanda Lindroth

Fortunately we can all island hop with Lindtroth–sans airfare and expensive hotel rooms–with her gorgeous new coffee table book!

From unique interiors like these awesome trees, 

To out-of-this-world outdoor spaces

Classic island chic, 

To poolside spaces so dreamy one would never want to leave them behind, 

Each colorful page is more luscious and gorgeous than the last. 

For a magical vacation to an uber-chic home without even leaving your couch,

Make sure to pick up your copy of Island Hopping, available for preorder now and officially on sale wherever books are sold TOMORROW!

The cover, with its fabulous textured, rattan cover, is almost as amazing as what’s inside. It’s a must-have for any coffee table and will be even more necessary during the upcoming cold winter months! 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you here!

 


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.

 

On the Road with The Secret to Southern Charm

 

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

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!

 

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The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses

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.

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

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!

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.

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

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!

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From Classic to Contemporary Design

Classic to Contemporary

From Classic to Contemporary, there’s no style that Cullman & Kravis can’t tackle–or merge–with effortless grace and prowess. Their new coffee table book, a bevy of beauty filled with some of the firm’s most unforgettable rooms, is a testament to the fact that, yes, you can make your traditional home feel stylish and modern without it seeming forced. It’s updating-done-right, a volume that tackles the merging of the best of both worlds seamlessly. But don’t take our word for it! Take a peek at a few of our favorite pages of this gorgeous new book that is sure to be gracing coffee tables–and inspiring novice and professional decorators–around the globe. 

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Classic to Contemporary living room

 

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Classic to Contemporary

 

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


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Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons

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With the summer solstice behind us and months ahead of soaking up the summer sun, we can’t help but have favorite summer destinations on the brain.

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There’s no question that when it comes to exclusive summer escapes, the Hamptons top the list. 

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But, if you’re like us, no matter how gorgeous the outdoors, the beauty inside is a major factor in whether we love a vacation destination. 

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In Out East: Houses and Gardens of the HamptonsJennifer Ash Rudick brilliantly displays some of the Hamptons’ most exquisite homes. 

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From sleek and modern,

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To cottage cozy, 

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Sunlit and romantic,

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To woodland fairy tale chic, 

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The styles of homes in the Hamptons are as varied as the people who flee to them each summer.

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A beachfront setting and a pretty pool are icing on the cake and complete the enviable summer spaces.

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

With homes this beautiful, we can imagine that some of these homeowners might decide to remain all year long. Do you have a beach escape planned this summer? Where is your favorite sandy getaway?

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We hope you have a fabulous week!

Photography: Tria Giovan


What Design Bloggers are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

Slightly South of Simple Review

Thanks to Shelley from Calypso in the Country for this beautiful review!

“If you aren’t already a fan of southern fiction, this will be the book to get you hooked!

Kristy Woodson Harvey has done it again with her beautifully written latest novel, Slightly South of Simple…[H]eart-warming is actually the best word to describe this book.  Kristy has a way of making you fall in love with her characters.  

If you have sisters, you will appreciate the interactions between the sisters in the book.  Seriously, some of the comments between them were just priceless.  I love that they are all strong women yet with quirks like all of us.  I see nothing wrong with a little germ-phobia and aversion to GMO foods, but hey that’s just me!

I also enjoyed how the author’s love of interior design is woven into the story.  With the main character being an interior designer herself, you are able to experience the surroundings through her eyes.  Who doesn’t love hearing about the details of a table setting?…”

 

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