House Tour: A Second Act for Empty Nesters

 Margaret Kirkland Interiors curb appeal entry for empty nesters

 

We can all use a good second chance every now and then.

 

Margaret Kirkland Interiors entry for empty nesters

 

From furniture to houses, accessories to, yes, people, reinvention is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves. 

 

Margaret Kirkland Interiors living room.for empty nesters

 

And, sometimes, when life changes, in order to move forward, we could all use a second act. 

 

Margaret Kirkland Interiors living room.for empty nesters

 

That’s exactly what this stunning home became for a pair of empty nesters. 

 

Margaret Kirkland Interiors living room.for empty nesters

 

And what a stylish second act it is!

 

Margaret Kirkland Interiors kitchen.for empty nesters

 

Perfectly appointed for a pair–or a party–

 

Margaret Kirkland Interiors kitchen.for empty nesters

 

And all decked out for the holidays,

 

Margaret Kirkland Interiors bedroom.for empty nesters

 

We can’t imagine a better place to start a brand new chapter.

 

Margaret Kirkland Interiors bathroom vanity

 

Or, for that matter, a better bathroom.

 

Margaret Kirkland Interiors bedroom

 

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas Eve Eve–and plenty of space for fresh starts in 2021!

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Margaret Kirkland Interiors

Emily Followill Photography

 

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MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

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House Tour: Rebekah Woodard Interiors Beauty

Rebekah Woodard Interiors living room

Rebekah Woodard Interiors | Alyssa Rosenheck Photography 

 

We’re fully in the more-is-more, decorations-everywhere spirit of the holidays.

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors living room

 

But, if you’re looking for a breather, this stunner by Rebekah Woodard Interiors is just the palette cleanser you need to take a quick break from holiday overload. 

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors living room

 

With calm colors and soothing style, it’s like a spa-day on your computer or phone screen. 

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors living room

 

And don’t forget to scroll to the end because the exterior is just as fabulous as the interior!

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors dining room

 

We are loving chic centerpieces like this for tabletop style that lasts long after the holiday season–

 

Rebekah Woodward Interiors kitchen

 

And clean, pretty kitchens with plenty of space for meal prep!

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors kitchen

 

The heart of this home is fabulous in every way–

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors dining nook

 

And even has the perfect eat-in spot for bright morning breakfasts. (Maybe on Christmas Day?!)

 

Rebekah Woodward Interiors dining nook

 

Our favorite color accents are always the fresh ones. (And our favorite dinner companions are often the furry ones!)

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors butler's pantry

 

Butler’s pantry bliss!

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors master bedroom

 

A pure haven of relaxation. We can’t imagine not drifting right off to sleep here!

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors bathroom

 

Speaking of relaxation… There’s nothing we love more than a good, long bath in a gorgeous tub like this!

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors bedroom

 

Pure poolhouse charm–and it’s functional too!

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors porch

 

Especially during these days of dining outdoors, this space is entertaining perfection.

 

Rebekah Woodard Interiors outdoor living

 

We’re huge fans of the gorgeous interior of this home, but, wow! It keeps getting even better outside!

 

Rebekah Woodward Interiors pool

 

We’re in total Christmas bliss over here, but, when the holidays are over, we’ll be ready for lounging somewhere just like this!

 

Thanks so much for spending your holiday season with Design Chic. We always love seeing you here!

 

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

Catherine Sloan Architect

 

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10 Favorite White Houses with Plenty of Curb Appeal & More

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Stephen Fuller Architect Barbara Westbrook Interior Design| Emily Followill

 

 

10 Favorite White Houses with Plenty of Curb Appeal

 

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Jenkins Interiors

 

 

Obsessed With Lucite Hardware (and the Detail on these Drapes) &

Just Ordered This for My House

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Lauren Liess house tour dining room with pendant lights
Designer: Lauren Liess |Builder: Daniel Valencic of Great Jones Build | Photographer:  Helen Norman

 

Our Most Read Post in November

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Christmas Art from One of Our Favorites

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MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:
It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

House Tour: Warm & Welcoming English Manse

English Manse curb appeal

 

Now that we have finished getting the Christmas decorations out,  it is finally feeling like the most wonderful time of the year! Decorating for Christmas is one of our favorite things to do. If you need a little help getting started–or simply can’t get enough holiday decor–take a peek at this gorgeous English Manse from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. We know you’ll be inspired too!

English Manse entry

 

English manse living room with fireplace

 

English Manse living room with mantle decorated for christmas

 

English Manse living room decorated for christmas

 

English Manse living room decorated for christmas

 

English Manse kitchen decorated for christmas

 

 

English Manse bedroom decorated for christmas

 

English Manse bathroom decorated for christmas

 

English Manse decorated for christmas

 

Thank you for stopping by!  We always love seeing you here!

 

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D. Stanley Dixon Architect

Lynne T. Rankin Design

Emily Followill Photography

 

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MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:
It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

 

10 Favorite Homes with Plenty of Curb Appeal

Patrick Ahearn Architect shingled house curb appeal

 

Good morning, chic readers! If you could use a little inspiration today, check out the work of one of our favorite Architects, Patrick Ahearn. With an eye for symmetry and a penchant for proportion, Ahearn’s homes are always the height of timeless sophistication with tons of curb appeal. Savor every detail!

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect white clapboard house

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect white clapboard house

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect shingled house curb appeal

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect shingled house curb appeal with window box

 

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Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Can’t get enough of Ahearn’s gorgeous style? Add Timeless to your holiday list–or, better yet, get a copy for a friend!

 

 

Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living

 

Looking to cozy up with a good book this fall? You can WIN a dozen wonderful novels–including my latest, FEELS LIKE FALLING! Enter here!

 

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TOUR a Beautiful Phoebe Howard Designed Home & More

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TOUR a Beautiful Phoebe Howard Designed Home

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CREATE a Charming Dining Nook

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 RELAXED Style From Designer Lauren Liess

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HOMES With Plenty of Curb Appeal

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CLASSIC, Affordable Cashmere Sweaters

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If you’re looking for a perfect WEEKEND READ, we’d love for you to check out FEELS LIKE FALLING!  Happy weekend!

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Under the Southern Sky

 

I am so excited to announce my seventh novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, which releases April 20, 2021. The official cover reveal is coming September 23! 

 

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Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of The Winemaker’s Wife).

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

In Good Taste: Jessica Glynn Photography

Jessica Glynn Photography neutral living room

 

We have some really good news: Summer isn’t officially over until September 22.

 

Jessica Glynn Photography kitchen with cathedral ceiling and shiplap

 

Y’all might have known that, but I had no idea. I just always assumed that Labor Day was the official end of summer. So this is a HUGE relief. 

 

Jessica Glynn Photography dining room with gallery wall and steel doors

 

Two more weeks to capture sun and sand, fresh air and warm breezes. All that is, in short, wonderful about our favorite season

 

Jessica Glynn Photography dining room with shiplap

 

Speaking of capturing all that is wonderful… 

 

Jessica Glynn Photography porch

 

When it comes to displaying a setting in all its glory, there’s no one quite like photographer Jessica Glynn. 

 

Jessica Glynn Photography porch

 

She is masterful at not only capturing details, but also essences, feelings.

 

Jessica Glynn Photography curb appeal

 

Glynn cuts right to the heart and soul of places where we would like to be spending these remaining days of summer,

 

curb appeal exterior house with bermuda shutters

 

Portraying a laid-back feel,

 

house and garden with pool

 

A pristine piece of paradise,

 

house and garden with climbing vines and pergola

 

A cozy secret spot

 

Jessica Glynn Photography dining alfresco on crushed pebble

 

And an idyllic garden party with equal ease and poise. 

 

curb appeal front porch with haint blue ceiling

 

Good photographers snap lovely spaces. Great ones capture the way it feels to be in them. That’s why we think Jessica Glynn Photography is always in good taste

 

CLICK HERE to see a favorite Lowcountry house tour captured by Jessica!

 

Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic! We always love seeing you here!

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If you’re looking for a way to savor these last days of summer, check out my instant USA Today Bestseller, Feels Like Falling, one of:

Parade’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020
Goodreads’ It Book of Summer Top Reviewers Pick
SheKnows’ 10 of the Most Anticipated Books Coming in 2020
Mary Kay Andrews’ Reading Challenge Women’s Fiction Pick
Travel + Leisure’s 20 Books to Gift This Mother’s Day
Working Mother’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 for Working Moms
Brit + Co 12 Books That Will Take You on a Literary Vacation

House Tour: Brays Island Beauty Part TWO

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour kitchen

 

Yesterday, we began a tour of a breathtaking Brays Island Home by Beth Webb. (If you missed it, you can tour now!)

 

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bar

 

But some homes contain so much beauty, so much inspiration (and such a great fall-ish bar!) that one day simply isn’t enough. 

 

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bedroom

 

Brays Island is known for its spectacular sporting–hunting, fishing, equestrian pursuits–and this lovely home gives us that amazing outdoor vibe. 

 

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bedroom

 

Warm details and tons of texture create a feeling of warmth and homeyness, 

 

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bedroom

 

And Beth Webb blends the masculine and the feminine with such grace. 

 

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bathroom

 

Architectural details shine,

 

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bathroom

 

While, everywhere you look, a perfect design element steals the show.

 

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour and garden patio

 

But, as you might have guessed, the outdoor spaces really take the cake in this luxurious retreat. 

 

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour curb appeal

 

A chic exterior blends classic details with modern touches,

 

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour curb appeal

 

For the ultimate outdoor getaway,

 

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour live oaks

 

Creating a once-in-a-lifetime sportsman’s (and sportswoman’s!) paradise. We would love to spend our cooler fall days in a place just like this. What about you?

See Other Favorites From Beth Webb HERE

 

INTERIORS: BETH WEBB

ARCHITECT: PETER BLOCK

PHOTOS: EMILY FOLLOWILL

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

 

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If you’re looking for a way to savor these last days of summer, check out my instant USA Today Bestseller, Feels Like Falling, one of:

Parade’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020
Goodreads’ It Book of Summer Top Reviewers Pick
SheKnows’ 10 of the Most Anticipated Books Coming in 2020
Mary Kay Andrews’ Reading Challenge Women’s Fiction Pick
Travel + Leisure’s 20 Books to Gift This Mother’s Day
Working Mother’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 for Working Moms
Brit + Co 12 Books That Will Take You on a Literary Vacation