House Tour: Luxury Brownstone with Roof Deck

Brownstone staircase Lisa Tharp  

 

Mom and I are both born and bred North Carolina girls. We lived in Manhattan for a while when I was little (Dad did, too. We didn’t leave him at home…), but, overall, we’re kind of good with small towns and slow paces. 

   

But, every now and then, I think it’s natural to imagine what something else would be like, to dream of dashing off to your favorite big city to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle. 

  Brownstone living room with abstract art  

To trade carpool for walking to school, yards for rooftop decks and houses for brownstones

  Brownstone living room  

If you’ve never imagined brownstone living, this exquisite one from Lisa Tharp might just change your mind. 

  Brownstone kitchen with brass stools  

The architectural details alone might be enough to convince us. 

  Brownstone bedroom  

Every, single place you look, Tharp has created a home, has created a moment

  Brownstone bedroom  

This is the kind of brownstone that you need to tour again and again to take in every lovely, luscious square inch of style.

  Brownstone entry  

It’s the kind of place that makes you think you could be made for city living, after all.

  Brownstone rooftop patio

But, then again, there really is no place like home.

Photography | Read McKendree|@readmckendree

Architecture |  Mellowes & Paladino Architects

Renovation | J.W. Construction

If I ever doubted that, last weekend at the Best of Our State Weekend, hosted by North Carolina’s incredible Our State Magazine confirmed it. (If you’re thinking of moving here, one issue and you won’t be able to fathom living anywhere else. You’ve been warned.) One of my bucket list items has always been to speak at an Our State weekend, and, last weekend, I got to cross it off. The crazy part is, I never actually told anyone I wanted to speak there. It just happened. I love those moments best.

You know how sometimes you’ve wanted to do something for a long time and it isn’t as good as you thought? This was NOT one of those times. It was SO MUCH BETTER than I even imagined. Huge, huge thanks to Our State for having me, The Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst for hosting us, and, most of all, to the 800 amazing readers who showed up on their Saturday afternoon to cheer me on. Walking into 2020 so grateful! 

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

 

REFRESH YOUR HOME In 2020

My next novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, releases April 28, 2020! I can’t wait to share this tale of Gray and Diana, their unlikely friendship, their summer loves and their chance at happily ever after, the sequel, with all of you. It’s never too early to preorder from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and 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 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Things We Love: Inspiring Home Offices

home office in dark blue from Suzanne Kasler
Suzanne Kasler

 

After years of dreaming and planning and drawing, being displaced from Hurricane Florence. and then finally moving home, I think that 2020 might actually be the year I get something I’ve wanted since we moved: my own home office!

Bria Hammel Interiors home office with flush mount lighting
Bria Hammel Interiors

 

I had the brightest, most beautiful, super fun office at our old house, and I would hole away there and write for hours. 

 

Collins Interiors home office with blue and white wallpaper
Collins Interiors

 

Now, I’m dreaming of the day when I have my own little dedicated space again. It will be filled with bookcases (of course!), 

 

 

home office with antique desk
Dering Hall– Monarch Design

 

And my favorite pretty desk will take center stage.

 

Beth Webb home office
Beth Webb

 

It will be clean, streamlined and clutter-free,

 

Beth Webb

 

But extra seating for friends (and my boys!) is a must too. 

 

Beth Webb

 

Add floor-to-ceiling windows with a water view,

 

Home office from Urban Grace
Urban Grace

 

And a huge board for visioning, plotting and planning,

 

And I’ll have all the perfect ingredients for a fabulous home office. As you look to 2020, are you planning on creating–or renovating–your own office space? 

Thanks so much for spending your holidays with Design Chic. We love having you here!

 

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Holiday Gift Guide

 

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Gifts for the Home

Gifts of Beauty

 

 

Gifts for Her



Gifts for Him

 



 

Gifts for Kids

 


 

Gifts for the Traveler

 


 

Gifts Under $50

 

 

Gifts for Hostess

 

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In Good Taste: Katie Hackworth

Katie Hackworth entry with black door and black and white interiors

 

From full design-and-build projects to remodels, self-taught architectural and interior designer Katie Hackworth uses a trained eye and a background (and degree) in graphic design to create bold, bright spaces perfect for every member of the family–even the dog!

 

Katie Hackworth flowers in bloom in living room

 

“Authentic design, quality craftsmanship, and concise approach” are hallmarks of this designer’s signature style, and each space she designs bears her mark.

 

Katie Hackworth kitchen with blue island and brass pendant

 

A mix of materials in a kitchen creates a warm and inviting space, 

 

Katie Hackworth kitchen with glass front cabinets

 

While unexpected colors ground it and lend a sense of history.

 

Katie Hackworth green cabinets in office with brass hardware and faucet

 

Hackworth’s attention to detail is one of the things she is known for. In this charming kitchen, the details are everything.

 

 

We love the mix of metals in this space–and the practical components of this working kitchen are just as chic as the decorative ones.

 

Katie Hackworth kitchen with brass hardware

 

A blend of old and new,

 

Katie Hackworth with build in bed and cowhide rug

 

A perfectly-designed space for two,

 

Katie Hackworth lucite console in bedroom with flower wallpaper

 

And a bright and cheerful bedroom that grows as she does, are each as unique as the people who live in them.

 

Katie Hackworth moody blue bathroom with brass round mirror and raised panel architecture

 

From a beautiful bath,

 

Katie Hackworth entry with coat hooks

 

To an organized back door,  every space that Katie Hackworth tackles is as unique as the one before. It’s easy to see that her work is always in good taste.

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day and spending your holiday season with us. We always love seeing you!

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Holiday Gift Guide

 

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Gifts for the Home

Gifts of Beauty

 

 

Gifts for Her



Gifts for Him

 



 

Gifts for Kids

 


 

Gifts for the Traveler

 


 

Gifts Under $50

 

 

Gifts for Hostess

10 Favorite Rooms Ready for the Holidays

holiday ready rooms Christmas tree with packages for the holidays
BHG

 

If we weren’t sure before, we’re positive now that the holidays are here! Saturday alone held Santa brunch, the Christmas parade and a flotilla-watching party. (A flotilla is a boat parade if you’ve never seen one! All the boats get totally decked out in Christmas lights, and make their way down the waterfront. It’s amazing!) We’re feeling full of good-cheer and holiday-ready. But, if you aren’t quite there, let us help you get in the spirit! Check out ten of our favorite rooms that are sure to get you in a holiday state of mind. 

 

Christmas tree in entry of house for the holidays
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

entry with wreaths ready for holidays Gray door and shiplap
One Kings Lane

 

entry with garland from Sarah Bartholomew for the holidays
Sarah Bartholomew

 

Joshua Young via Domino Christmas holidays decorations in the living room
Domino

 

breakfast nook decorated for Christmas holidays
Denise McGaha via One Kings Lane

 

Christmas tree in foyer entry of house for the holidays
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

dining room ready for Christmas dinner wood paneled dining room for the holidays
Jean Randazzo Photography

 

built-in bunkbeds with garland for Christmas Holidays
Ken Fulk

 

closet with a Christmas tree and red dress for the holidays
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Whether you’re finished with your decorations or just getting started, we hope the whatever the rest of this holiday week holds, it fills you with joy.  Thanks for making Design Chic a part of your celebration!

 

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

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

 

Gifts of Beauty

 

 

Peachtree Bluff

If you’re looking for hostess gift or for your friends and family,  don’t forget The Peachtree Bluff Series! Books make great gifts and provide hours of enjoyment that will last long after they are unwrapped. (Signed copies are available from Beaufort Linen Co., Porter Co. Book Shoppe, Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books, and The Country Bookshop.  

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.

 

House Tour: Chango & Co

Chango & Co entry with console table and a pair of lamps

 

We are in the midst of a full-on, all-out, holiday decorating frenzy. 

  Chango & Co  

It is in direct contrast to the clean, streamlined, totally gorgeous aesthetic of Chango & Co

  Chango & Co  

(Although, we bet even these minimalistic spaces can get dolled up for the holidays!) 

  Chango & Co  

Industrial-chic yet still warm,

  Chango & Co hanging swings  

Modern and minimalistic to the core,

  Chango & Co kitchen with blonde wood and  pendant lights and white stools  

Or organized-yet-homey in the heart, 

  Chango & Co bedroom with canopy bed  

Chango & Co. creates spaces that are undeniably chic, incredibly cool and never ever overdone.

  Chango & Co nursery with pink and white wallpaper  

Pretty in pink when it matters,

  Chango & Co bathroom with polka dot wallpaper  

And polka-dotted in the best possible way.

  kid's bedroom  

Chango & Co.’s work is versatile enough for everyone in the family. We couldn’t pick a favorite space. What about you?

 

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. We are so thankful for you and hope you have an amazing day!

 

My 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!

Happy holidays to you and yours, sweet friends! We hope you savor every second!

 

 

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

 

Gifts for Her

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Kids

Gifts for the Traveler

 

Don’t Miss Our Holiday Gift Guide 

and

 

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.

 

10 Favorite Kitchens with Soapstone Countertops

soapstone countertops Hendricks Churchill Design
Hendricks Churchill

 

Happy Monday, chic readers! We hope you had a great weekend. Today, we are absolutely loving soapstone, not only for its gorgeous looks but also for its heat tolerance, which makes it particularly perfect for the kitchen. From an island accent to an entire room, there’s no wrong way to use soapstone! Check out ten of our favorite kitchens with this beautiful, versatile material. 

 

soapstone countertops Hendricks Churchill Design
Hendricks Churchill

 

Hendricks Churchill soapstone countertops in kitchen
Hendricks Churchill

 

kitchen with beams
Remodelista

 

soapstone kitchen with Leo Designs of Chicago
Leo Designs of Chicago

 

soapstone countertops Studio Dearborn
Studio Dearborn

 

Jean Stoffer Design – Stoffer Photograpy Interiors

 

BGH soapstone farmhouse sink and countertops
BHG

 

soapstone farmhouse sink BHG
BHG

 

Phoebe Howard – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

 

What do you think? Are you a fan of soapstone?

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

 

 Today is the last day to stock up during the Serena & Lily Friends & Family sale, where everything is 20% off. (Some exclusions apply, subject to change: art, gift certificates, Limited-Edition PUBLIC® C7 Bike, and final sale.)

Take a peek at some of our favorite styles to refresh your home for fall.

  

 

 

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Let’s Get Together!

Goldsboro, NC and Atlanta, GA, I’m heading your way soon. I’d love to see you!

 

Join Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, anchor and reporter Renee Chou, chef and host of “A Chef’s Life” on PBS Vivian Howard and yours truly for a fireside chat on October 18 at Walnut Creek Country Club. Get your tickets now! (P.S. The number of VIP Tickets has been increased from 75 to 100 but they are almost sold out. They include a signed copy of Vivian’s crazy amazing book Deep Run Roots and my The Southern Side of Paradise. Yay!)

   

I’ll be joining Grace Atwood (also of The Stripe) and Becca Freeman for a live Bad on Paper Podcast Event on October 23 at 8 pm at City Winery in Atlanta. Get your tickets!

 

Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book
 

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and 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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FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE.

 

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