Patina Homes

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your week is off to a terrific start. If not, all of that is about to change.  The new design book, Patina Homes,  showcases the beautiful work of Brooke and Steve Giannetti, the talented husband and wife architect and interior designer of Patina Farms fame.   Quietly elegant interiors with just the right amount of personality are hallmarks of this pair. 

 

 

Indoors or out, the right architectural design and details are paramount for transforming a house into a home and this duo knows just how to create breathtaking spaces for families to enjoy.  Grab an extra cup of coffee, take a look at these amazing spaces and then order your own copy of Patina Homes to enjoy over and over again. Happy Monday! 

 

Giannetti Home family room on ocean

 

Giannetti home sunroom with shiplap

 

 

Giannetti Home shingled house

 

Gorgeous, right? We sure would be love sitting on that porch right now… What about you?

 

Thank you so much for visiting Design Chic!  We always love seeing you here!

 

Images courtesy of Gibbs Smith| Photographs from Patina Homes by Brooke and Steve Giannetti, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith. 

 

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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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Things We Love: Notes on Decorating

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating
Nelson Hancock Photography – @nelson.hancock

 

 

There’s no denying that Markham Roberts is one of the most notable designers of our time. 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating living room

 

Vogue has called him “a master of timeless American style.”

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating living room

 

And Architectural Digest declared Roberts a designer, “known for savvy, erudite interpretations that make old-school, all-American decorating fresh again.”

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating dining room

 

And, now, he is sharing some of his latest (and greatest!) work with us in a stunning new book, Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating.

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating living room

 

From designing to take advantage of a view,

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating kitchen

 

To charming kitchen style,

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating living room

 

Making the grand feel warm and welcoming,

 

Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating bedroom

 

To traditional bedroom decor with a twist,

 

Markham Roberts bathroom

 

This stunning book–Roberts’ second–is a study in style.

 

Markham Roberts porch

 

We savored every page, and know this is a book we will go back to for inspiration time and time again. If you’re looking to add some pizazz to your coffee table (or library shelves!), Notes on Decorating is a must!

 

We had the best time last week partnering with our friends at MyDoma and SOURCC to bring you some special backstage interviews and tours from High Point Market! Check out my fun tours with Worlds Away and Kravet.

 

Just a reminder about UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY preorder freebies!

EVERYONE who preorders and fills out the form will receive a 5×7 card of the Maren Devine Art cover painting, two quote cards by @mesweens_writes and a signed book plate!

I am so grateful for my readers and cannot WAIT to share UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY with all of you!!

 

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Things We Love: Entertaining in Every Season

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story
Brittan Goetz Photography

 

 

If summer is all about savoring every outdoor moment, and fall is about drawing closer to home, preparing for winter, we think now is the perfect time to stock up on one of our favorite winter entertainments: coffee table books! If you were here yesterday, I mentioned that we were planning a trip to one of India Hicks’s gorgeous rental homes last year for Mom’s birthday when Hurricane Dorian changed our plans. But, this year, we can all take a page from the India Hicks masterpiece, An Entertaining Story–and plan the perfect celebration for any occasion, in any season.

 

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story dining blue and white

 

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story celebration

 

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story dining alfresco
Brittan Goetz Photography

 

 

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story dining
Brittan Goetz Photography

 

 

INDia Hicks An Entertaining Story
Brittan Goetz Photography

 

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A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins
Matthew Mead Photography

 

Speaking of seasons, designer Danielle Rollins is embracing all of them in her new book, A Home for All Seasons. Gorgeous color palettes, luxe layers and plenty of texture characterize these stunning spaces that we will want to curl up and look at again and again as we stay close to home this winter, making our own updates for what’s to come.

 

A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins dining room
Leslie Unruh Photography

 

A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins sunroom with trellis
Sarah Dorio Photography

 

A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins living room
Leslie Unruh Photography

 

A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins living room
Leslie Unruh Photography

 

A Home for All Seasons - Danielle Rollins garden
Sarah Dorio Photography

 

If you’re a fan of coffee table books like we are, don’t miss either of these lovely volumes from Rizzoli!

Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic! We always love it when you stop by!

 

Images courtesy of Rizzoli

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If you’re a fan of books in general, have you picked up my sixth bestseller, Feels Like Falling? It has been featured everywhere from Today.com to Travel + Leisure and is the perfect escape in any season! 

“Kristy Woodson Harvey has the voice of a best friend; a storyteller of the finest sort. Feels Like Falling takes us on a page-turning journey with two very different women who must somehow find their way together. Harvey asks the important question — how do we let go of the preconceived notions of our life ? And she answers that question with lyrical prose, an uncommon wisdom and a sharp wit. This is more than a novel about friendship, it is also a story for friendship: you will find yourself sharing it with everyone you love. Dive in; the storytelling is delicious!” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times Bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis  

You’re Invited: Classic, Elegant Entertaining

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

You’re invited… Those might just be two of the most evocative words in the English language and can be met with all sorts of emotions.

 

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

But, one thing’s for sure: If Stephanie Booth Shafran is behind that invitation, you’re in for a treat!  Her brand-new book, You’re Invited: Classic, Elegant Entertaining, is the book for your coffee table right now, filled with too-gorgeous-for-words images, 

 

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

Tons of practical tips, and all the inspiration you need for throwing any soiree from big to small.

 

 

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

Curl up with this stunning book on any regular day for a feeling that something extraordinary has just come your way.

 

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

Even if you aren’t planning a party, you’ll feel like you’ve been to one. (But if you aren’t planning one, we have to ask… Why on earth not? Make up a reason to celebrate and get to it!). Shafran lives between New York, LA and Sun Valley, and, growing up in LA, her parents were always hosting some sort of event. So you could say her passion for parties is a bit of an inherited trait. 

 

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

“Entertaining is my form of creativity,” Shafran said. Pick up a copy of You’re Invited, and it’s sure to become yours too!

 

Images courtesy of Rizzoli

I had the great pleasure of making my New York TV debut week before last–and I was so thrilled to include You’re Invited as one of my favorite ways to spruce your space for spring! Check it out!

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

 

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The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses

Jeffrey Duncan Architect entrance

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.

Jeffrey Duncan Architect entrance

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

Jeffrey Duncan Architect kitchen

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!

Jeffrey Duncan Architect bedroom

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.

Jeffrey Duncan Architect 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

Jeffrey Duncan Architect home

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!

 

William Abranowicz Photography

 

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

 

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