House Tour: Fairfield, Connecticut Beauty

white clapboard house with gray shutters Fairfield, Ct  

Curl up by the Christmas tree, grab your eggnog coffee, 

  entry Fairfield, Ct  

And step through the front door of this Fairfield, CT beauty designed by Timothy Whealon Interiors. (The family dog is waiting to welcome you!)

  blue and white living room with wood beams Fairfield, Ct  

A Swedish clock and an antique armoire juxtapose gorgeously with more modern art in the living room,

  gray paneled living room  

While a cozy banquette provides plenty of seating in the chic sunroom.

  dining room with round dining table Fairfield, Ct  

Lower ceilings create

 

a feeling of intimacy,

  wood beams in family room Fairfield, Ct  

And are celebrated with accents like beams and trim.

  family room with beams Fairfield, Ct  

Beautiful woodwork and comfortable furniture combine to create rooms that feel finished but unstuffy,

  blue and white bedroom Fairfield, Ct  

And blue and white reign supreme.

  bedding in bedroom Fairfield, Ct  

The perfect accessories create a pretty and practical bedside vignette, while plush bedding ensures a good night’s sleep.

  mudroom with sink for flower arranging Fairfield, Ct  

We think a room specifically for flowers must be one of the most beautiful, luxurious rooms a person can possibly have. We are swooning over all these blooms!

  patio with pergola Fairfield, Ct  

When they come from the bounty of your own garden all the better. These warm December days have felt like Spring and this stunning patio has us dreaming of it–after Christmas, of course. Wishing you a holiday season where all your dreams come true!

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

 

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Design Chic via One Kings Lane

Good holiday season morning, readers! What kind of shopper are you? Are you a tunnel-visioned, perfect-present-for-the-perfect-person kind of shopper? Or are you more of a one-for-them, one-for-me kind. Since I fall distinctly in the category of the latter, I decided that it would be so fun to get a little something for yourself and receive a little something for a friend!

Giveaway Details:

This week, we’re doing a get one, give one, giveaway. All you have to do to enter and get your free book is:

  • Preorder my forthcoming FEELS LIKE FALLING on the day of the giveaway.
  • Email me your receipt and your address at [email protected]
  • If we are getting close to running out of a certain book I’ll let you know via Facebook.

DAY 2

December 11:

The Secret to Southern Charm

Day 2, December 11: Be one of the first 40 to pre-order Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 11 and get a free signed hard copy of The Secret to Southern Charm.

December 12:

Slightly South of Simple

Day 3, December 12: Be one of the first 25 to pre-order Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 12 and get a free signed mass market paperback of Slightly South of Simple

December 13:

Lies and Other Acts of Love

Day 4, December 13: Preorder Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 13 and receive a signed advance copy of either Dear Carolina or Lies and Other Acts of Love while supplies last. (They have plain orange covers but they read the same!) Please note I am very low on Dear Carolina, so if you want that one, act fast!

December 14:

Day 5, December 14: EVERYONE who has preordered Feels Like Falling at any time (I have a spreadsheet!) will be entered to win a Tello & Rose bag full of books including a signed copy of Meet Me in Monaco by Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor, a signed advance copy of Tell Me a Story by Cassandra King Conroy, a signed copy of Did You Ever Have a Family? and many, many more!

 

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Gifts for Her

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Kids

Gifts for the Traveler

 

Gifts Under $50

Gifts for Hostess

Gifts for the Home

Gifts of Beauty

 

 

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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Tour the Connecticut Estate of Carolyne Roehm

Carolyne Roehm Connecticut Estate

 

Tour the Connecticut Estate of Carolyne Roehm

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Favorite Items from the talented team at Studio McGee

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Beautiful Hotels Around the World

goop

 

 

Emporium in SoHo from Roman & Williams

remodelista

 

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!

 

WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items  anthropologie

30% off   j crew

Up to 70 % Off Warehouse Sale one kings lane

25% Off Semi-Annual Sale  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Up to 70% off saks fifth avenue

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New Spring Arrivals moda operandi

 

Thanks so much for spending a part of your holiday season with us here at Design Chic. We love it when you stop by!

 

GIFTS FOR HER


GIFTS FOR HIM

HOSTESS GIFTS

GIFTS FOR KIDS

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 (Only in hardback and paperback so far. E-books to come!).

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!

 

 

Tour an Inviting Greenwich, Connecticut Home

inviting Greenwich, Connecticut living room

 

Tour an Inviting Greenwich, Connecticut Home

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Update your Dining Room 

– serena & lily

 

pottery barn - Sarah Bartholomew

 

Sarah Bartholomew’s New Collection with Pottery Barn

pottery barn

 

kitchen Serena & Lily

 

The Perfect Stools for Your Kitchen

serena & lily

 

Neiman Marcus

 

Neiman Marcus for Fall

neiman marcus


The Secret to Southern Charm

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.

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More Tour Dates

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

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!

Modern Shoreline Colonial in Greenwich

Colonial house in Greenwich

Happy Monday, Design Chic friends. We hope you had an amazing weekend full of fun times and gorgeous views. 

Colonial house in Greenwich

The good news is that all of that doesn’t have to stop just because it’s Monday. 

Colonial house in Greenwich entrance

This modern shoreline colonial by Wadi Associates really is the whole package. 

Colonial house in Greenwich living room

Stunning interiors that shirk the usual coastal feel for something all together more modern,

Colonial house in Greenwich family room

Statement lighting everywhere you turn, 

Colonial house in Greenwich keeping room

Perfect architectural details and light-filled spaces, 

kitchen

Enviable flow, 

Colonial house in Greenwich kitchen

A kitchen with plenty of workspace and eating space…

Colonial house in Greenwich window seat

Oh, and did we mention the views?

Colonial house in Greenwich bedroom

Add a chic space for sleep–and a little work if you must, 

Colonial house in Greenwich bedroom

And we can’t think of anyplace we’d rather wake up in the morning–or a sight we’d rather see out our windows!

Colonial house in Greenwich bathroom

Whether you’re a fan of long soaks in the tub

Colonial house in Greenwich bathroom

Long nights on the porch, with good friends and cherished family,

Colonial house in Greenwich

Or maybe a little bit of both, 

Colonial house in Greenwich porch

This house has absolutely everything that anyone would need to savor the summer in style. 

Colonial house in Greenwich garage

Thank you so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love it when you do!

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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 your tote.

 

The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

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Tour Edie Parker Founder’s Connecticut Home

Edie Parker entrance

 

Tour Edie Parker Founder’s Connecticut Home

– one kings lane

 

bathroom

 

April’s Most Viewed Post

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dining al fresco

 

Dining Al Fresco with Kate Spade

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dining alfresco
David Tsay Photography

 

Designing Your Garden for Outdoor Dining

one kings lane

 

Mother's Day

 

Picking the Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts

– anthropologie

 

And Our Favorite Choice for Mom –  The Secret to Southern Charm.  It’s the perfect Mother’s Day read!


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

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