fbpx

The Dos & Don’ts of Holiday Decorating and More

ONE kIngs Lane Holiday decorating

 

The Dos & Don’ts of Holiday Decorating

 

serena & lily bathroom refresh with gray subway tile

 

A Bathroom Refresh in Time for the Holidays

serena & lily

 

charcuterie tray with waiting on Martha

 

 

Build Your Own Charcuterie Board

waiting on martha

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide

studio mcgee

If you are excited about the Christmas shopping and big sales online, take a look at some of our favorites:

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:

 

Gifts for Her


Gifts for Him



Gifts for Kids


 

Gifts for the Traveler

 


Gifts Under $50

 

Gifts for Hostess

 

Gifts for the Home

 

Amazing Black Friday Deals

 

– 25% Off EVERYTHING – Biggest Sale of the Year- serena and lily

– 30% Off Sitewide – one kings lane

Cyber Sale up to 50% OFF  nordstrom

 – $50 Off $200 – neiman marcus

– Fall Saleshopbop

 – Up to 50% off New Items & Up to 60% Off Sale Prices jcrew

 – Favorites for Your Homedesign chic

 – Black Friday Comes Early  25% Off SITEWIDE – wisteria

–  Our Holiday Gift Guide design chic

 

PEACHTREE BLUFF 3 FOR 2 PROMOTION:

Peachtree Bluff Series

The entire Peachtree Bluff Series is a part of Amazon’s 3 for 2 promotion for a limited time–along with favorite titles of the year such as Where the Crawdads Sing, Little Fires Everywhere, Atomic Habits, Girl, Wash Your Face and Educated. Tons of great kids’ titles are featured as well, including the illustrated Harry Potter books! Just add all 3 to your cart and the price will reflect the promotion price just in time for Christmas gift giving!

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

 

In Good Taste: Tom Scheerer ‘s MORE DECORATING

Tom Scheerer light blonde wood with floor lamps on either side of sofa

 

Whatever their subject, coffee table books are some of our favorite ways to lavish our friends and families over the holidays. A gorgeous book is a gift that can be enjoyed all year round.  Don’t miss the beyond beautiful book, More Decorating  from designer Tom Scheerer. Your coffee table (and gift recipients) will thank you!

 

 

From coastal chic that wows, 

 

 

To whimsical touches that entertain,

 

 

Antique elements that make a space feel like home, 

 

 

To moments that define a house,

 

 

More Decorating is full of inspiration for every space. 

 

 

Traditional remains forever chic, 

 

 

Palm Beach Style is very of the moment,

 

 

And a beach house gets a facelift for a new generation while keeping old memories in tact, in Scheerer’s new work. 

 

 

From the laundry room,

 

 

To the bathroom, More Decorating will make you want to do just exactly that!

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

_____________________________________

Don’t Miss Our Holiday Gift Guide 

and

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:

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

Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South is 

still #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South:
“Writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

 

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

 

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

 

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 

January 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January! Please let us know if you want the tour to come to your city. 

 

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

 

 

Refresh Your Bedroom for Summer and More

Loi Thai

 

Happy 4th of July, friends! We hope you are having a fabulous day celebrating America’s independence. We are feeling so grateful today for all the men and women in our armed forces who continue to fight for our freedom. Between the grilling and the fireworks take a peek at some of best sales around the web today!

Serena & Lily bedroom refresh summer

 

Refresh Your Bedroom for Summer and Get 20% OFF

–  serena & lily

 

serena & lily patio refresh

 

Celebrate the 4th with 20% Off EVERYTHING 

serena & lily

 

sale at One Kings Lane refresh your house

 

Buy More Save More

one kings lane

 

Tory burch espadrilles refresh

 

Most Wanted Espadrille

tory burch

 

summer recipe with williams-sonoma

 

Favorite Recipes to Celebrate the 4th

williams – sonoma

 

4th of July Cocktail refresh yourself with a drink

 

Perfect Cocktail for the 4th of July

lark & linen

Happy 4th of July, friends! We hope you are having a fabulous day celebrating America’s independence. We are feeling so grateful today for all the men and women in our armed forces who continue to fight for our freedom. Between the grilling and the fireworks take a peek at some of best sales around the web today!

 

DON’T MISS THE SERENA & LILY  4TH OF JULY

SALE – favorites below:

 

SUMMER GUEST ROOM ESSENTIALS

 

bedroom refresh with Serena & Lily

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15

Guest Room Updated for Summer

 

refresh your bedroom from Summer

 

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15

 

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:

____________________________

The Southern Side of Paradise

Well, friends, the The Southern Side of Paradise tour is over (for a few weeks, anyway!) and it was one for the books—pun intended! I am so grateful to everyone who attended events, hosted them and, of course, has read The Southern Side of Paradise! 🏝 You make my job so much fun and I am so grateful for you!
We have plenty more events throughout the summer and year—and are planning my 2020 tour! If you want me to come to your city next year, let me know!

 

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

 

Books in Interiors Add Style

books in interiors
Lonny

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a very happy Monday. This is my first week back from the truly epic The Southern Side of Paradise tour, and, as fun as it was to be on the road, it’s great to be home–and just in time for summer! 

books in interiors Alyssa Rosenheck
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

But, just because I’m home from tour doesn’t mean that I don’t have books on the brain. 

books in interiors in living room
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We are formulating our ridiculously lengthy summer reading lists…

books in interiors with flowers on top
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

And, of course, we always, always love a great book in an even better design scheme. 

books in design
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Stacks on the coffee table are a forever favorite, perfect not only for aesthetics but also for picking up and perusing. 

books in interiors on side table with flowers beside
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We’re also big fans of using a single, statement book to punctuate an end table.

books in interiors - round table in foyer
Architectural Digest

 

Those round entrance hall tables can be tricky to decorate properly.

books in interiors - round table in foyer
Architectural Digest

 

Nothing makes the perfect welcoming statement quite like stacks of beautiful books! 

books as a side table in living room
Sarah Bartholomew Interior Design

 

We usually think of books as going on the end table, but, really this just cuts out the middle man! If you’re like us, the stacks could easily be taller than the table.

books in interior design
JWS Interiors

 

One of the best things about decorating with books is that they are a terrific way to add pops of color. From pink to blue to black and everything in between, they add a pretty punch to any space.

books in interior design on a bar cart
Verandah House

 

Books are even welcome on a favorite bar cart. We’d recommend favorite cocktail recipe books for instant entertaining! What are your favorite books to have around your home? And what books are topping your summer reads list?

Head over to my Instagram  to learn how to win all 5 of these books!  Just in time for Summer reading!

 


What People are Saying about The Peachtree Bluff Series

“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” (—Jackie K. Cooper, The Huffington Post)

 

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

__________________________

FATHER’S DAY GIFTS

Click on the Images Below to Learn More About the Product:

 

 

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

 

Beautiful Bathroom Decorating Ideas

decorating bathroom style
AtlantaHomes & Lifestyles Lacye Sombar Photography Robin Burnett Design

 

There’s no doubt about it. We’re bathroom enthusiasts. 

decorating bathroom style
David Netto via Architectural Digest

 

Fun architectural details on the ceiling

decorating bathrooms style
Architectural Digest

 

A fabulous view, 

bathrooms style
S.B. Long Interiors

 

And, obviously, a huge bathtub

beautiful bathroom with chandelier over the freestanding tub
Serena & Lily

 

for curling up with a favorite book, 

bathrooms style
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

All come together to make a space that takes the simple parts of the day and makes them extraordinary. 

bathroom style
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Even bathrooms that aren’t big on space (obviously this doesn’t qualify as one of those!) can be big on style. And getting creative with the floor plan can make it all fit in. 

Ray Booth via Architectural Digest

 

We love little touches that make a bathroom feel homier. 

decorating ideas for the bathroom
Tamara Magel Design

 

And anything that makes a bath better is a must!

decorating ideas for the bathroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Beautiful plants are always welcome, 

decorating ideas for the bathroom
Architectural Digest

 

And luxe natural stone puts the whole look over the top. 

What are your bathroom decorating essentials? 

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

The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

 

I’d love for you to grab a copy of  The Southern Side of Paradise , one of Us Weeklys “Us Musts“.  It’s the perfect Summer read! 

 

 

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

More Tour Dates

 

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,  

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

 

Update Your Home for the Holidays

living room update Mary McDonald for Chaddock
Mary McDonald for Chaddock

 

Eighteen days until Thanksgiving. Twenty-eight days until Hanukkah. Fifty-one days until Christmas. 

living room update Ralph Lauren Home
Ralph Lauren Home

 

Basically, what we’re saying is that the holiday clock is ticking–and there’s no time to rest on this gorgeous chaise, sourced from Best Prices for Furniture! Unless you’re writing a letter to Santa. Then it’s okay. First things first, of course.  

game table update
Mr and Mrs Howard for Sherrill Furniture

 

We don’t know about you, but we have lots of things to do! My house is still about 70% gutted post-Florence, which stinks for the holidays, but is awesome for dreaming about how I’m going to put it all back. This game table? Definitely on my wish list!

Check out a few of our favorite ways to prep your house for this quickly approaching (yay!) holiday season with our friends from Best Prices for Furniture, who make it easy to source all your wishlist items, deliver with white glove service–and all at the best available price. 

 

Lillian August - Hickory White
Lillian August for Hickory White

 

  1. Dining table looking a little shabby? Outdated? Small? Families grow, but, lucky for us, so do tables! Memories are made around that table, so it’s a necessity, for sure. Modern? Traditional? Farmhouse? Industrial? Best Prices for Furniture can source whatever your heart desires. 
bathroom update
Victoria Pearson Photography for John Richard

 

2. Focus on the bathroom details. So, yeah, most of our guest bathrooms don’t look quite like this one. But thoughtful details, like stacks of clean, fresh, white towels, a beautiful mirror, stylish storage and even a chic garden seat can help elevate your bathroom style for holiday houseguests.

Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

 

3. If your guest room needs a little spruceSuzanne Kasler’s Paris Collection for Hickory Chair is a must-see. When you’re finished with your guest room remodel, make sure you spend a few nights there to see what your guests see. Did you forget a full-length mirror? A robe hook? A comfy chair for resting? 

Celerie Kemble for Arteriors

 

4. Up your lighting game. You want to be able to see all those gifts you’re unwrapping, of course. And a hostess or host like you? You’ll be getting lots of presents. Our favorite new lighting is Celerie Kemble’s collaboration with Arteriors. Talk about revamping in style!

kindle furniture living room
Kindel Furniture

 

5. Create room for conversation. From post-dinner drinks to family gatherings to mornings around the Christmas tree, your living room gets a lot of use–and it deserves to be the best it can be. If those occasional chairs from your grandmother are too tired, the coffee table isn’t your style or the sofa has always been the wrong shape, there’s no time like the present to replace it!

jonathan Charles living room
Jonathan Charles Furniture

 

6. Glam it up. As your family evolves, so does your life–and so should your home. If you’re past the Cheetos-fingers and Play Doh phase, it might be time to rethink your decor. 

Henredon Furniture Barbara Barry
Barbara Barry for Henredon Furniture

 

7. Carve out a spot of calm for you. Not only is this gorgeous new desk in blush from Barbara Barry for Henredon the perfect place to pen those holiday letters, it also doubles as the perfect vanity for getting glammed up for all the fabulous soirees you’ll be attending. And, if all else fails, you can grab a glass of wine, close the door, pretend you’re doing something important, and take a moment to hear yourself think amid the chaos!

Suzanne Kasler Hickory Chair living room
Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

 

If all this sounds great but a little overwhelming–I mean, who has the time?–Best Prices for Furniture has your back. Simply peruse their looks or send your favorites and their bevy of their discount dealers will compete for your business, saving you time and money.

office Hancock and Moore
Hancock and Moore

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:

 

We have a feeling that, with the first major holiday only eighteen days a way, you could use as much as you can get of both! Check out Best Prices for Furniture for all your home-decor needs, for the holiday season and beyond. 

(Did we mention the white-glove delivery? If you’ve ever stood in your driveway looking at a 150-pound piece of furniture and realized there’s no one there to help you, then you really understand why this is worth repeating!)

Thank you for stopping by today!  We always love it when you do!




Design Chic

Stay up to date by joining our email list!

Design Chic

Stay up to date by joining our email list!