Entertaining with Aerin Lauder and More

Aerin Lauder dining entertaining


Entertaining with Aerin Lauder

– williams-sonoma


Serena & Lily bedroom


Create a Dream Girl’s Bedroom 

serena & lily

The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Livings best beach reads, to slip in you tote. Wishing a all a wonderful weekend!

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Summer Sale 25% Off – horchow

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items  anthropologie

30% off   j crew

Up to 50 % Off Warehouse Sale one kings lane

Up to 40% Off  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Spring Sale Up to 40% off saks fifth avenue

The Design Sale Up to 50% Off moda operandi

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Butler’s Pantries for Ultimate Entertaining

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D. Stanley Dixon via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles


We won’t lie: We wouldn’t mind having Jeeves hanging around to answer the door and prepare a little cheese and wine for company at a moment’s notice. (Or the perfect martini.) But, alas, this seems unlikely. But you don’t have to have a butler to have a fabulous butler’s pantry. Great for storing entertaining items like wine glasses and all those trays, this is one additional room we could really use! Check out some of our favorite, fabulous butler’s pantries.


butler's pantry in kitchen
Anne Hepfer Designs


butler's pantry in kitchen
Hayburn and Company


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Veranda Interiors


butler's pantry in kitchen

Denise McGaha Interiors


butler's pantry in kitchen

Michael Ladisic  via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles


Donald Lococo


Thanks ever so much for stopping by today! We hope your Monday is terrific!

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The Secret to Southern Charm - beach book

Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!










Second Bloom:Cathy Graham ’s Art of the Table

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

We’ll admit it: We’re quite partial to summer. But the fall and winter have one major competitive advantage: so many fun holidays in a row! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day… 

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

It seems like as soon as one holiday is over there isn’t time to even be sad before it’s time for the new holiday to begin!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

We love outfitting our homes for each special occasion, savoring the season as it comes. 

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

For us–and for Cathy Graham–that includes setting a beautiful table!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

Each page of this gorgeous book is full of tablescape inspiration for every season and every reason to celebrate.

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

A festive garland is the perfect way to deck the halls this holiday season!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

Even a sweet vanity gets a pretty table makeover fit for a queen–or a princess!

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

One of our favorite things about Cathy Graham is how she transforms the simple parts of our everyday life into something extraordinarily beautiful.

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From edibles to lovely flowers, 

Cathy Graham Art of the Table

Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s The Art of the Table is an absolute must-read for anyone who enjoys creating stunning decor. 

Thanks so much for visiting Design Chic today. We always love seeing you!


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Wishing you a week as wonderful as a day on the beach!


Healthy Living Made Easy with Macy’s

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With back to school back in full swing, and everyone back on schedule, it’s time to focus on the one person who so often gets left out when things get too busy: you!

We don’t know about you, but one of our top priorities right now is healthy living—and that means healthy cooking! Fortunately for us, the Macy’s Fall Home Sale is going on right now—until October 2–so we can save 30-50% plus an extra 15% off with code Fall. From cookware to cutlery, we’ve been stocking up on everything we need to make healthy cooking a breeze!

With family birthdays abounding and Halloween right around the corner, entertaining is a fact of life right now, so we always make sure to have the fridge stocked with nibbles and noshes for guests. This JA Henckels cheese board with knives is the perfect set to make us guest ready all season long. And, lucky for us, the trend in appetizers this season is light on the cheese, heavy on the veggies and healthy nuts. Displayed this beautifully, we can’t help but want to eat fresh from the garden!

Speaking of veggies, we love to get our fair share, but all the chopping and cutting is kind of a bore. This fabulous chopping and slicing attachment for our KitchenAid mixers is one of our new favorite kitchen electrics. Now it’s a breeze to chop huge batches of veggies on Sunday afternoon for fresh salads, soups, smoothies and omelets all week long. Yum! All KitchenAid’s healthy attachments are an extra 20% off, so don’t wait to pick yours up!

Fun new kitchen electrics like AirFriers and Sous Vide cookers ensure that healthy cooking also means tasty cooking. While Airfriers fry food with a tiny amount of oil, Sous Vide is a process by which you cook vacuum-sealed food at the precise temperature—in nothing more than water. No fat, no salt, no guilt! Our Crux Sous Vide ensures chef-quality meals every time. And nothing makes us want to stick to our goals more than that! (And Crux is 30+15% of at Macy’s!)

But healthy cooking doesn’t have to mean deprivation. Our new Cuisinart baking set has us ready for baking everything from grain-free breads to egg muffins for a pop of protein on the go to simple baked veggies that are full of flavor to, yes, healthy, refined-sugar free alternatives to our favorite sweets for staying on track.

Another thing that helps us stay on track? Hot tea! From matcha green to immune-boosting white to seasonally appropriate apple cinnamon, tea is great for curbing our appetites, inducing calm and keeping us from mindlessly snacking. Our Cuisinart tea pot makes tea easy and stylish.

But don’t misunderstand us: Coffee isn’t off the menu. And thank goodness with National Coffee Day right around the corner! Macy’s has the sleek, beautiful and easy-to-use Nespresso Evoluo Machine on sale for only $129.99 to celebrate—and we will be partaking. Morning isn’t morning without a great cup of coffee—and a great coffee maker. One that’s an espresso maker too in an absolute no brainer. We love ours with a splash of unsweetened coconut milk and a dash of cinnamon and stevia. Yum!

What healthy cooking essentials will you be stocking up on at this year’s Macy’s home sale? We can’t wait to see!

We hope you had a fabulous weekend. Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!






Lush Gardens that Create a Beautiful Welcome and More!


12 Lush Gardens That Create a Beautiful Welcome

dering hall


kitchen design


Step Inside a Swedish-Inspired Riverfront Cottage

connecticut cottages & gardens


party and entertain book


Celebrate Everything 

by darcy miller


beach resort


How To Transform Your Patio Into An Exotic Escape



Spring Weight Jackets

The Perfect Dress


Showstopping Blouses

Statement Earrings





25% off Full Price Dresses and Jumpsuits – love this maxi – anthropologie 

Extra 30$% – love this dress j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – love this cowhide rug one kings lane

Up to 70% off Sale- love these gladiators  – shopbop

Up to 65% off – bought this for the book tour- neiman marcus

Up to 25% off Select Dining – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

25% Off Friends and Family Sale – saks fifth avenue

Up to 50% Off Red, White and Blue – wisteria



What People are Saying About Slightly South of Simple:

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Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel,  (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

Greenwich Home Tour, the Ten Best Kitchens for Entertaining and More!

Greenwich Home tour - Samantha Knapp


Samantha Knapp Designs a Greenwich Home That’s Both Playful and Posh

– cottages and gardens


 kitchens for entertaining

The Ten Best Kitchens for Entertaining

pure wow

The unseasonably warm weather we are having in NC gets me excited for Spring, but there are a few things I’m still loving for winter.

Now on to Spring!



Winter Tag Sale Extra 25% Off – anthropologie

Extra 30% Off Sale j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 25% off All New Arrivals  – shopbop

Up to 75% Off Designer Apparel – neiman marcus

30% Off Select Items – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

Up to 70% off – saks fifth avenue

Up to 70% off – net-a-porter

Up to 50% Off- wisteria

Slightly South of Simple is on Preorder special right now for only $8.80!

Advance Praise for Slightly South of Simple:

“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.” —The Huffington Post, Jackie K Cooper

Slightly South of Simple


Oh my goodness. I can’t even believe it. Less that 2 months  from today, on April 25, Slightly South of Simple will be released into the world! I am SO excited. And we are ready to start celebrating! To celebrate two months, we will be partnering with our friends at Framebridge, who provide the most fabulous custom framing, to give away $200 in custom framing to one lucky winner. (YOU are going to win. I feel it!)

Once you preorder you are eligible to enter EVERY giveaway. Thank you to everyone who has already preordered. Wow! I’ve been blown away! It’s a great time to pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple for yourself, a friend a Mother’s Day gift or graduation gift, because the preorder price is $8.80 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. But you guys know I love my indy stores, so if you have a favorite and preorder from it, I’ll give you double the entries! Just email me at [email protected] If you don’t have a favorite indy, choose one of mine: FoxTale Book Shoppe, Duck’s Cottage, Tattered Cover Book Store or Indiebound.com. There are more ways to enter below as well. 

Thank you, my sweet, dear readers for all of the support and love you have given me along the way. I wouldn’t be here, about to release this series, without you! 

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