Tour a Beautiful Melanie Milner Designed Home

Emily Followill Photographer | Amanda Orr Architect EleanorRoper Styling

 

 

Tour a Beautiful Melanie Milner Designed Home

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Create an Inviting Bedroom for Your Guest

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Your Favorites in Stock and Ready to Ship

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Easy Summer Style

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chanel nail lacquer

 

Simple Beauty Products 

nordstrom

 

It Might Be Spring, but We’re Looking Forward to the Holidays with the Official Cover Reveal For Christmas in Peachtree Bluff!

 

The fourth book in my bestselling Peachtree Bluff Series is releasing October 26 but is available NOW for preorder now from your bookseller of choice! 

In the newest installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown—and the holiday season in the process.

When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband James announce they are divorcing—and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response—Caroline, at her wits end, can’t think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island?

Quite a lot, as it turns out.

As the “storm of the century” heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they’re planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi’s recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen. With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly…and the Murphy sisters, who evacuated to New York, soon realize it’s up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline’s boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town—as well as their family.

In “pitch perfect tones” (Publishers Weekly) and written with her signature Southern charm, New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey explores the magic of Christmas, the power of forgiveness, and the importance of family in a tale that reminds us that, no matter the circumstances, home is always where we belong—especially during the holidays.

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I would LOVE for you to join me as I continue the book tour for my NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING novel Under the Southern Sky!

 

 

  • UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY

 

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, NYT Bestselling Author of The Book of Lost Names.) 

 

Recently separated Amelia Saxton, 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, Cape Carolina. 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.

 

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House Tour: Melanie Millner Designed Welcoming Retreat

 

Need a getaway today? We hear you! So do we! Fortunately for us, this Lake Burton House, designed by Melanie Millner and Katie Moorhouse of The Design Atelier and beautifully styled by Eleanor Roper and  photographed by Emily Followill is a vacation in a few minutes. Stop, look, linger, savor. (And stay in your sweats!) Then, we urge you: Start again. There is so, so much to see. 

 

Melanie Milner Design Atelier kitchen

Melanie Milner Design Atelier pool table

 

Melanie Milner Design Atelier shiplap

Melanie Milner Design Atelier bedroom

Melanie Milner Design Atelier blue shiplap

Melanie Milner Design Atelier bedroom

 

bathroom with freestanding tub

 

screened porch

 

screened porch

 

STYLIST

Eleanor Roper Stylist

ARCHITECT

Pritchett + Dixon

CONTRACTOR

SJ Construction

 

2 Weeks Until Under the Southern Sky

 

 

Hi, friends!  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the weather is warming and, by all accounts, Spring is here! (If that isn’t a blessing to count, I don’t know what is.) All that means that now is the perfect time to start making your spring and summer reading list. To that end, I am so thrilled to share the gorgeous new book trailer for Under the Southern Sky with you today!

Preorder HERE

 

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More About Under the Southern Sky

 

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.

 

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House Tour: The Design Atelier

The Design Atelier entry with round table

 

Happy New Year‘s Eve, chic readers! 

 

the Design Atelier living room

 

Choosing a New Year’s Eve home tour is a big responsibility. 

 

the Design Atelier living room

 

It begs the question: What do we want to see more of in 2021? 

 

The Design Atelier wet bar with antique mirror

 

What do we want our lasting impression of the year’s style to be?

 

The Design Atelier with green silk grasscloth

 

Fortunately for us, Melanie Milner of The Design Atelier has created a spectacularly chic space perfect for perusing–and gleaning every last drop of inspiration from 2020.

 

The Design Atelier dining room

 

A beautiful dining room perfect for entertaining is a great place to ring in the New Year–

 

The Design Atelier dining room

 

And luxe layers make it ideal for cozying up on a cold winter’s night. 

 

The Design Atelier kitchen with 3 pendant lights over island

 

We would love to be spending our NYE fireside right here–

 

The Design Atelier kitchen

 

In this perfectly designed kitchen where every element seems to pop. 

 

The Design Atelier living room with desk

 

So, yes, we’re all having Zoom fatigue, for sure. But the lasting takeaway from 2020 is that a well-designed home office never goes out of style.

 

Design Atelier bedroom with canopy bed

 

Neither does a good night’s sleep

 

The Design Atelier bathroom with freestanding tub

 

Or a relaxing soak in a gorgeous tub!

 

The Design Atelier living room

 

Light (and board games!) are always on our list of home must-haves,

 

The Design Atelier porch

 

And charming outdoor spaces certainly took center stage in 2020 more than ever. 

 

The Design Atelier curb appeal

 

Top it off with a dream-home exterior, and you have the perfect recipe for the ultimate house. Here’s wishing you a 2021 that’s big on style where all your design dreams come true!

Emily Followill Photographer

Amanda Orr Architect

EleanorRoper Styling

 

Treat yourself to the gift you really wanted with…

BIG AFTER CHRISTMAS SALES

 

Sale of the Season  – shopbop

Extra 30% off Sale Items – anthropologie

EXTRA 50% Off Sale and 35% Off New Sale Styles  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

New Items Added to Sale  – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 60% off – saks fifth avenue

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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.

 

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