Top Ten: Attention to Detail

chippendale detail on a pool house from Shelley Johnstone
Shelley Johnstone Interior Design

 

It’s what separates a house from home, 

 

Stepahne Booth Shafran styling
Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

A get together from an event

 

Jenkins Interiors drapery detail with tape and tassels
Jenkins Interiors

 

A curtain from a window treatment,

 

Amy Berry Design drapery detail
Amy Berry Design

 

A window from a vignette,

 

Jenkins Interiors bedding with pink headboard detail
Jenkins Interiors

 

A guest room from a vacation. 

 

Jenkins Interiors sofa with braid detail
Jenkins Interiors

 

A chair is just a chair… Unless the details are incredible. Then it becomes a moment.

 

blue and white porcelain Kara Hebert Interiors
Kara Hebert Interiors

 

A beautiful vase filled with blooms turns a countertop into a focal point,

 

Jackson and Leroy wire mesh detail on cabinets and brass hardware
Jackson & Leroy

 

Stunning accents turn storage space into jewelry,

 

Collins interiors kennel with mesh wire detail
Collins Interiors

 

And a kennel into a vacation home for pets. 

 

pool house with awing detail from Amy Berry
Amy Berry Design

 

Sometimes, it isn’t what you do, it’s how you do it. And its safe to say that this bar doesn’t just entertain. It entertains in style.

 

Speaking of details… They are my favorite part of my books too. Creating a character, setting a scene… Those are the best parts of being an author. For more information about the setting of Feels Like Falling, my sixth novel, which releases April 28, check out this video!

 

 

Our friend and artist Maren Devine also knows a thing or two about details. I am also so excited to announce that everyone who has preordered or ordered Feels Like Falling and sent me their receipt through May 3 will receive the fun preorder freebies below! If you have already sent your receipt, you’re covered! If you haven’t, please send to [email protected] We will be emailing all freebies on May 4 to everyone who ordered.

PREORDER FREEBIES

  1. Feels Like Falling deleted scenes.
  2. 8×10 Printable of Feels Like Falling painting by Maren Devine Art. (Above!)
  3. Printables of Feels Like Falling Quotes.
  4. Feels Like Falling Desktop Backgrounds.
  5. Book Club Recipes from My Family Recipe Books and Feels Like Falling.
  6. Feels Like Falling Discussion Questions. (Which are not included in the book.)

CANDLE GIVEAWAY!

Also, preorder TODAY, send your receipt to [email protected] along with your address, and I’ll send a free 5×7 card of Maren’s lovely painting (Signed on the back by me in case you can’t get your book signed this time!) and this gorgeous quote–and I’ll pick 5 winners to receive a Feels Like Falling candle! They’re 100% soy and smell like heaven in a (recycled) glass container!

It really is all about the details, isn’t it? Hope your day is full of all the best ones!

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Things We Love: Beautiful Architecture

Architecture from Ken Tate British Colonial home
Ken Tate Architect

 

Good morning, chic readers, and happy Thursday! We hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend ahead!  We all know that the devil is in the details. And these gorgeous images prove that the style is in the beautiful architecture too. 

 

kitchen architecture in kitchen from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

From elegant archways to charming shiplap ceilings, thoughtful door casings and custom cabinetry, it’s the little things in a house that add up to something big. 

 

kitchen with wood vaulted ceiling and beautiful architecture
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles- Harrison Design

 

Isn’t this ceiling incredible?!

 

staircase from Phoebe Howard architecture
Phoebe Howard Design

 

And, of course, how we accentuate those details can only make it better. From pretty accessories that go with the flow and work with the overall taste and feel,

Mark D. likes bookcase and round table
Mark D Sikes

 

To bold statements that stand out in style, varied pieces work together to achieve an overall look and feel that is uniquely yours.

bathroom from Tim Barber Ltd with Beautiful architecture
Tim Barber, Ltd

 

Small spaces turn into an event with the right details–

bunkroom with great architecture from James f Carter
James F. Carter

 

And four blank walls become the place where family fun is had and memories are made. 

kitchen from Brooks and Falotici with great architecture
Brooks and Falotico

 

Just a hint of color can change the entire look of any space. The blue in this kitchen is so chic! And we love the plate rack!

 

If you could add one type of beautiful architecture to your home, what would it be? 

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

 

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I’m heading to NYC today for my last meeting at Simon & Schuster before the launch of Feels Like Falling–and my first appearance on NY Live! If you’re in the area, tune in on February 13 to check out the best ways to “Spruce Your Space for Spring!”

Then it’s on to The Savannah Book Festival. I’m speaking on Saturday morning at 10:15 am at the First Baptist Church. I’ll be in the author’s tent immediately after signing books. If you’re in the area, I hope to see you there!

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

 

10 Favorite Details for Stylish Living Rooms

Phoebe Howard Designs

 

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you are poised and ready to tackle this week. We are so excited to share a few of our all-time favorite living rooms–and a few of the features that we think most great living rooms have in common. So take a few minutes, refill your coffee, and reset your mind with these stunning rooms that can’t help but inspire you to a more productive (and comfortable!) day. 

living rooms
Lauren Elaine Interiors via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

  1. A fabulous focal point. In this room, this beautiful fireplace serves as a stunning focal point. We love the antique feel. 

 

living rooms
Serena & Lily

 

2. A chic, well-decorated coffee table. Just take a page from Serena & Lily. They never disappoint. 

 

living rooms
Andrew J. Howard Interiors

 

3. Statement art. Speaking of never disappointing, Andrew Howard certainly doesn’t. His room are always chic, never cookie cutter, and, oh yeah, include truly gorgeous art.

 

Cloth & Kind

 

4. Something a little bit unexpected. From tan unusual floor lamp to the black and white chair, this room is anything but expected. 

 

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Jenni Kayne’s living room – One Kings Lane

 

5. Seating for limitless conversation and…

 

living rooms
Suzanne Kasler via One Kings Lane

 

6. A cozy chair just for reading. 

 

living rooms
Beth Webb Interiors

 

7. A little symmetry. Everything doesn’t have to match all the time, but, we have to say, symmetry sure is pleasing to our eyes. This Beth Webb beauty is symmetry at its finest. 

 

living rooms
Marshall Watson Interiors

 

8. Loads of personality. Because, at the end of the day, your living room is all about you and your family. From the museum-worthy to the party-ready, Marshall Watson lends every space personality in droves. 

 

Meg Braff Designs

 

 

This is a living room we wouldn’t mind visiting today. But, for now, we’re going to get back to work and dream about these gorgeous living rooms… What are your living room non-negotiables?

 

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Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases May 7, 2019!

 

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: Lisa Tharp Architecture + Design

Lisa Tharp entrance

 

Life–and houses–are all about the details. And no one embraces that philosophy better than Lisa Tharp Architecture + Design. From the largest room to the tiniest nook, nothing is overlooked. During this season that is all about the little things, take a peek at some of our favorite work from this talented designer–and get a jumpstart on your home inspiration for 2019.

 

Lisa Tharp staircase

 

Lisa Tharp living room

 

Lisa Tharp living room

 

Lisa Tharp living room

 

Lisa Tharp interiors

 

Lisa Tharp kitchen

 

Lisa Tharp kitchen

 

Lisa Tharp

 

Lisa Tharp bedroom

 

Lisa Tharp

 

Lisa Tharp bathroom

 

Lisa Tharp sunroom

 

Lisa Tharp entrance

 

We hope you loved the good taste of Lisa Tharp Architecture + Design as much as we did. 

Thanks so much for spending a part of your holiday season with us here at Design Chic. We love it when you stop by!

 

GIFTS FOR HER


GIFTS FOR HIM

HOSTESS GIFTS

GIFTS FOR KIDS

Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble (Only in hardback and paperback so far. E-books to come!).

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

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

 

 

It’s All in the Details

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Revival Construction

  It’s hard to say what’s the most important element of a home or design scheme.

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Ruard Veltman Architecture

  The architecture or the furniture, the accessories or the color scheme.

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