House Tour: Oak Hill, Tennessee Colonial Revival

 

I was a part of something kind of fun and different yesterday: a “Millennials in America” panel. 

 

 

Usually, I’m talking about my books or tips from my favorite famous designers about how to spruce your small space or something, so this was definitely different.

 

 

I was a natural choice, those, because, being a blogger and writer who loves kombucha and organic matcha lattes, I fit the stereotype pretty well. 

 

 

It was actually fascinating to get a glimpse into the differences between the generations and to hear where we’ve come from and where we’re (probably) going. 

 

 

Which is all to say that things change.

 

 

 Styles change. People change. And houses? Houses change too. 

 

 

Especially at the hands of singer-song writer and entrepreneur, Holly Williams, daughter of Hank Williams, who has rehabbed 7 houses in 10 years.

 

 

She also has three children (3, 2 and 1) and owns not one but five stores.  

 

 

I know what you’re thinking: Yes, you are an underachiever, and so am I. 

 

 

And does she even have time to use that bathtub? And, if so, how? 

 

 

All we know is that Holly Williams has super powers, one of them being that she hits this perfect note of style plus comfort plus homeyness plus chic Southern charm. 

 

 

And that’s a combination that, no matter your generation, is positively timeless. 

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

Photography: ANNIE SCHLECHTER

Party with the Tall Poppies (and me!) in the Hamptons!

A group of Inns in the Hamptons have announced a special weekend for book lovers March 1st through 3rd, “Hamptons Bedside Reading Weekend.” The weekend event will feature authors from The Tall Poppies – Amy Impellizzeri author of WHY WE LIE, Kristy Woodson Harvey author of THE SECRET OF SOUTHERN CHARM, Sandra Block author of WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT, Kelly Simmons author of THE FIFTH OF JULY, and Amy Reichert author of THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO LETTING GO. Events throughout the weekend include cocktail parties and book signings. Tickets are $100 per person and include entry to all five book events and a book at each event. Events are as follows:

Friday, March 1st

“Meet & Mingle” cocktail welcome at Topping Rose (Bridgehampton) 6 – 8 p.m.

Amy Impellizzeri book signing of Why We Lie

Saturday, March 2nd

11 a.m. – 1p.m.

White Fences Inn, Southampton

“Time for Tea” Plain T tea tasting and book signing

Author Kristy Woodson Harvey signing The Secret to Southern Charm

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The 1770 House, East Hampton

“Coffee break with Hamptons Coffee”

Author Amy Reichert signing The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Baker House 1650, East Hampton

“Splash of Champagne” champagne cocktail party

Author Kelly Simmons signing The Fifth of July

Sunday,March 3rd

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

The Maidstone Hotel

Farewell book signing with light refreshments

Author Sandra Block signing What Happened That Night

About the TALL POPPY WRITERS

A unique literary and marketing force that was founded in 2013 by USA Today bestselling author Ann Garvin, the Tall Poppy Writers is the only author-driven marketing cooperative in the U.S. that is exclusive to female authors who publish in a variety of genres, and includes New York Times bestsellers, USA Today bestsellers, National Book Award finalists, as well as industry and regional award winners. The combined social media reach of the group is approximately 500,000 people. Together, the group and its members have raised over $100,000 for literary and other causes, and have attracted the attention of national partnership brands, including Francis Ford Coppola Winery. The Family Coppola launched their Books & Bottles product in 2017, which features select wines paired exclusively with Tall Poppy Writer titles.

 

 

Creating a Dream Home–Down to the Last Detail

What do you think of when you hear the term “dream home?”

For us, so many different things come to mind. 

We could dream of a tiny farm cottage with a picket fence and trailing ivy…

Or a sprawling country estate with horses and plenty of room for beautiful gardens

A quaint ski chalet…

Or a cedar shake New England home with plenty of room for visiting guests. 

For us, a dream home could be anything, really, where we are surrounded by things we love–and people we love, of course. 

No matter how you define “dream home,” we feel pretty sure that this qualifies as one. 

The Fox Group.  has created an enviable space with so many stunning details it would be impossible to pick a favorite–

And we would could look at these photos a thousand times and still find something new to delight and inspire. 

From open shelving on a very luxe level,

To extraordinary hardware, 

Marble as far as the eye can see, 

To a workspace for everyone in the family, 

Each perfectly orchestrated area of this family house makes it feel like home. 

We think it would be nearly impossible to pick a favorite room, a favorite detail. But if we had to, we think the bathroom in this dream home might take the cake! 

What is your idea of a dream home? Is is luxurious, modern and spacious like this or something a little simpler? We’d love to know! 

We hope you had an amazing weekend and are so grateful that you stopped by Design Chic to spend a bit of your Monday with us. We always love it when you do! 

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