House Tour: Southern Estate Designed by James Farmer


We know. We know. We want to step inside this Alabama Southern Estate designed by the one and only James Farmer RIGHT NOW too!



The columns… The balcony… The trees… The setting… This is a quintessential Southern estate in every sense of the word.



And, y’all, the inside is just as dreamy as the outside. Beautiful antiques set the scene right off the bat,



And stunning textiles and accessories complement one-of-a-kind architectural details.



We miss grand dinner parties, don’t you?



This dining room is made for hosting them!



Perfect paneling and handmade brick blend with cozy furnishings to create a stylish sitting room we’d want to curl up in all winter long,



While a mix of color and texture add up to a homey yet very refined feel.



In the best designs, one room flows seamlessly into the next.



That is certainly the case in this beautiful home.



We love how every, single space feels connected.



Bright hues…



And bold patterns combine effortlessly in Farmer’s practiced hand,



Beautiful blues,



And cozy fabrics,



Combine with an enviable bath,



To add up to the perfect retreat.



We’d certainly love to be guests in this well-appointed room!



But, really, lemonade on the porch swing might be even better!



There are simply no words to convey the charm!!



This is the absolute perfect poolhouse and blends beautifully with the setting and main home around it. This is one we’re going to want to tour again and again!

(Three cheers for one of our faves, Emily Followill Photography! This is certainly a case where a picture is worth a thousand words.)




Want more? We know we do! Check out James’ lastest book ARRIVING HOME : A Gracious Southern Welcome

Photography: Jeff Herr

This Southern Estate reminds me so much of Dogwood, the rambling pre-revolutionary home in Under the Southern Sky! I am over-the-moon about my first starred review from Publishers Weekly! Can’t wait for all of you to read Under the Southern Sky on April 20! It’s available for preorder now wherever books are sold. 

From PW: Harvey (Feels Like Falling) delivers a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in this tearjerker…Harvey brings her characters to life, including Greer, whose heartbreaking journal entries reflect on scans of the embryos and imagine the family she and Parker would have. These passages are particularly wrenching, making the book’s happy ending all the more moving. Fans of women’s fiction will devour this. (Apr.)

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In Good Taste: J. Healey Interiors

  J. Healey Interiors family room  

Good morning, chic readers! We are so excited to share the beautifully good taste of J. Healey Interiors with all of you today!

  J. Healey Interiors family room  

For us, these gorgeous interiors with a touch of history are the perfect blend of old and new,

  J. Healey Interiors  

Combining statement pieces,

  J. Healey Interiors bathroom with wood slat door  

With age-old tradition,

  J. Healey Interiors bathroom  

To create livable, unforgettable homes for every member of the family.

  J. Healey Interiors office  

From dark and lovely offices that make the most of every square inch,

  J. Healey Interiors living room  

To thoughtful vignettes that wow,

  J. Healey Interiors dining room  

To repurposed pieces for every stage,

  J. Healey Interiors breakfast room  

These interiors take on a life of their own.


Fresh and lively accents make a kitchen pop,

  porch dining al fresco  

And outdoor spaces wow with setups perfect for the way we live right now. These are just a few examples of J. Healey Interiors’ fabulous work–and why we think they’re always in good taste!

Photography | Emily Jenkins Followill   

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! We always love it when you stop by.


Have You Preordered Yet? (Free Tote Bags in November!)


Preorder Under the Southern Sky from your bookstore of choice and fill out this form to receive a signed bookplate, 5×7 cards of Under the Southern Sky Quotes by Mesweens Writes and gorgeous 5×7 card of the Maren Devine painting of the Under the Southern Sky cover! PLUS–order in the month of November, and I’ll also send you one of my super cute “I Read KWH” Tote Bags! This is a fun way to surprise someone with a preorder for the holidays, too!





























House Tour: Charming in Lake Keowee


Happy Monday, chic readers! We’re feeling like a trip to the lake today! How about you?



This beyond gorgeous Lake Keowee home by  TS Adams Studio Architect and Barbara Westbrook Design, photographed by Emily Followill Photography is the perfect escape for a crisp fall day.



With a touch of rustic charm and plenty comfy spaces for curling up with a good book, it’s the perfect place to getaway.



Doesn’t this chic centerpiece just scream fall?



And this cozy bedroom is just the kind of place we’d like to spend our cooler evenings.



Speaking of perfect fall spots… This soaking tub is stunning!



And a wood vanity adds a rustic feel to the bathroom.



Porch sitting is at its very finest in this beautiful home.




And, as expected, the outside is just as fabulous as the inside! We’re so glad you came on this fun lake getaway with us today! We hope it make these few minutes of your day feel like a retreat!

Thanks for spending your fall with Design Chic. We love it when you stop by!

TS Adams Studios | Instagram

Interior Designer: Barbara Westbrook

Photographer: Emily Followill




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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!!

House Tour: Beth Webb Designed Lake House Part 2

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio dining room


We were so thrilled to be able to share Part 1 of this too-stunning-for-just-one-post Beth Webb Interiors Lake House with you yesterday! (Check out Part 1 Here!) 


Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio dining room


Let’s just say that, judging from your response, we think you loved this lake house as much as we did! 


Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio kitchen


If we had to sum up this home in just one word, it would be: fresh. 


Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio kitchen


Clean and crisp and not stuffy in the least, 


Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio dining room


We love the laid-back, bare floors look of this home that is perfect for summer and beyond. 


Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio swing on porch


But our favorite part? This porch, of course!


Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio porch dining room


And the outdoor spaces certainly don’t disappoint. They are absolutely the main event here–and styled as such.


Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio bedroom


But it’s nice to know that, after a long day on the water, you can curl up and refresh in the loveliest master bedroom,


Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio


And do a little reading before bed. (Nightcap optional! But, just in case, here are a few of our faves…)


Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio


The lovely bedrooms continue the color palettes and themes of the rest of the home,


Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio bedroom


Creating spaces that are perfect for guests,


Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio bedroom


And positively memorable for the youngest members of the family. We don’t know about you, but this laid-back luxe beach house is exactly the kind of place we’d like to spend our summer days!




Interior Designer: Beth Webb

Photographer: Emily Followill

Styled by: Eleanor Roper

Thanks so much for sharing your summer with Design Chic. We love seeing you here!


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Needing a new summer read… Now is the perfect time to read my USA TODAY Bestseller Feels Like Falling. Even if you can’t get to the beach, you’ll feel like you’re there! 


Photo by S O C I A L . C U T on Unsplash


Looking for some fun summer reads? Mary Alice Monroe and I shared six of our favorites with Off the Shelf!