Good morning, chic friends! Our friends at Skurman Architects have a treat for us today! A beautiful city residence that is perfection from the outside in.
Alex Rodriguez’s Midcentury-Inspired Miami Home
Good morning, friends! We hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, fun-filled weekend ahead of you. We know we’re looking forward to it! To get yourself in the weekend state of might, take a peek at some of our favorite fun links from around the web this week. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway so that next weekend you can be curled up with one of my books, drinking your sparkling wine and picking a few favorite things from Amazon!
When we bought the Beaufort house more than three years ago, the outdoor furniture was of utmost importance. Sitting outside and savoring the view is, of course, one of the best parts of having a coastal home! But finding furniture that was both durable and attractive? That was going to be tough.
Where did we turn when we needed beautiful yet functional outdoor furniture that was made to last? One of our very favorites: Summer Classics!
Good morning, chic readers! For those of you who celebrate, we hope you had a terrific Easter weekend! It is almost impossible to believe that I leave today for the Slightly South of Simple tour–and my first event is tomorrow! (But don’t worry. The book doesn’t release until April 25, so there’s still time to pre-order from your favorite store to have your copy in hand on launch day!) After months of planning and plotting, and, yup, you guessed it, packing, we are ready to take this five weeks by storm!
A garden party seemed appropriate for today for a number of reasons, not the least of which that it is spring, spring, spring and there is no better season to be outdoors and take the time to implement those special touches. But another reason that it’s appropriate is because my first event tomorrow is speaking to the fabulous Talisman Garden Club in Spartanburg, SC.
The event will be held at the beautiful Piedmont Club, which the stunning Montgomery House, an 1893 Queen Ann with quite a bit of history, was converted into.
Many of the original rooms–including the fabled ballroom–are not open to the public, but I’m going to see if I can finagle (or sneak… whatever…) in there and get a peek for all of you! If you don’t follow us on Instagram–@kristywharvey–make sure to start. I’ll be sharing lots of fun video and photo coverage of the stunning homes we’ll be touring as a part of the SSoS tour! Either way, there is nothing more southern than starting a book tour in an historic home converted to a beautiful club and dining and speaking with a group of women who put a strong emphasis on beauty and culture.
I bet those ladies know how to throw a garden party! These pictures might just be inspiration enough for throwing some of our own this summer, but, just in case, we can’t wait to hear some of these lovely ladies’ best tips for creating a garden party in style. Mint juleps (or Antebellum Juleps as we’re having at some of my outdoor events!) and sweet tea are a must, of course.
And colorful blooms straight from the garden can’t help but add charm galore.
Favorite china and glassware are always a welcome touch.
But, really, the thing that makes every garden party so much fun is the people around the table. We hope your week holds some special time with wonderful friends. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
“I highly recommend Slightly South of Simple to the reader who appreciates the charm of Southern Literature. It’s one of the best.”–Katie Clooney, Preppy Empty Nester
photo via Lindsay Corrigan
We are so excited for one of the biggest design weekends of the year. If you are at High Point Market, we’d love for you to drop by the Codarus Showroom, IHFC H220, on Sunday, April 23, 3-5pm for snacks, sips and Slightly South of Simple.
Good morning, chic readers! We love being outside.
Outdoor entertaining is one of our favorite things about this fabulous season.
And we can always use a little porch inspiration!
Whether your porch is neutral or bright, has wicker furniture, wrought iron or teak, we can all agree on one thing:
It should be comfortable!
We believe that outdoor spaces should coordinate with indoor ones, be an extension of the home’s decor–but, perhaps, with a touch more color and whimsy.
Then again, neutral surroundings that let the natural beauty shine are fabulous as well.
Needless to say, these stunning photos have done nothing to cure our need for outdoor living! Are you sprucing your porch?
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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 Memorial Summer Read!
Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!
More Tour Dates
May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL 11:30am (CT)
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,
August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm
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