TOUR a Janie Molster Designed Carolina Cottage

Janie Molster designed Carolina cottage


TOUR a Janie Molster Designed Carolina Cottage

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Studio Mcgee new arrivals
Lucy Call Photography



FAVORITE New Arrivals

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Serena & Lily blue and white bedroom


CREATE  a Beautiful  Blue & White Bedroom

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Studio Mcgee Christmas new arrivals
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NEW Holiday Items from a Favorite

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Roasted carrot recipe from Rose & Ivy
Alison Engstrom Photography

RECIPE For Carrot Top Pesto With Roasted Carrots

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FAVORITE Fashions for Fall

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Preorder My Seventh Novel Under the Southern Sky and fill out this form to receive a signed bookplate, 5×7 cards of Under the Southern Sky Quotes and gorgeous 5×7 card of the Maren Devine painting of the Under the Southern Sky cover–and be automatically entered in allll the giveaways!

Under the Southern Sky Giveaways:

September: 3 Winners Will Receive a Copy of Feels Like Falling and a Feels Like Falling Candle

October: 25 Winners Will Receive a Pair of Under the Southern Sky Sunnies

November: 1 Winner Will Receive a Fabulous Box of Sea Oats Candle CompanyGoodies including Candles, Soap, and Room Spray

December: 25 Winners Will Receive an I Read KWH Tote Bag

January: 2 Winners Will Receive a Set of SIX Books from Gallery Books (A mix of advance copies and new releases) including an advance copy of Under the Southern Sky

February: 25 Winners Will Receive and I Read KWH Tote Bag AND a Pair of Southern Sky Sunnies

March: Laura Park Tote Bag and Beach Towel

April: Surprise Grand Prize!

*And lots of other fun surprises along the way!*


More about Under the Southern Sky:

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

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Chic Chat: Marika Meyer


Good morning, chic readers! We have such a treat for you today! Not only is one of our favorite (and nicest!!) designer friends, Marika Meyer, here for a super fun chic chat, but she is also offering a discount on some of her most popular handmade pillows exclusively to Design Chic readers for the next 72 hours. (Details at the end of the post!) They are absolutely stunning and the beyond perfect way to give your home a facelift for fall. The collection is created for mixing and matching, layering and, of course, loving! You can’t wrong with any combination. Read on to learn more about this talented designer’s inspirations, biggest accomplishments and much, much more! Click here to see a favorite house tour of Marika’s that we shared in February.

1. How did you get started as a designer?

Design and the visual arts have always been an integral part of my life. As a child I was enrolled in drawing and painting by age 4 and fell in love with art as a form of expression. My grandmother, Marika Aires was also a decorator in Washington and had a keen eye for design and the arts and was one of my biggest creative role models.

2.Where do you get your inspiration?

There is an opportunity to find inspiration everywhere, if you take the time to slow down and notice things. But, hands down, I must say that my inspiration comes from my family, whether that be our history of appreciation for antiquities, or specific family heirlooms.

3.Do you have a favorite project to date? Or a favorite type of project that tends to be your favorite?

A project recently completed on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is definitely a new favorite, for so many reasons. First, I was able to work with a client who I have known for many years, and we have worked on many homes together. Second, it was a start to finish project, from a totally blank canvas, raw piece of land, to the completed home. I love being able to help our clients throughout the entire process. And, lastly, the location was absolutely stunning with uninterrupted water views!

4.What is the biggest challenge you face as a designer?

As a designer one of the biggest challenges I find is helping clients navigate the design process and understand that beautiful spaces don’t have to come with a six figure price tag. Like pairing a plain white t-shirt from H&M with a Chanel bag, it’s understanding how and where to spend to make the biggest impact. One of the most rewarding parts of that challenge is giving clients the satisfaction of having a curated and collected look that seamlessly marries high and low pieces.

5. What do you consider your biggest accomplishment to date?

Creating our own product line of textiles and rugs was a huge accomplishment. I have always been “creative” and being able to use all of my artistic skills in conjunction with interiors is the culmination of my passions.

6. Are there any designers that particularly inspire you?

Elsie de Wolfe. She was a trailblazer for women and the design world. She bucked Victorian tradition and embraced a new style of design, in both her interiors and her wardrobe. In the truest sense of classic design, her interiors would be just as fresh today (hello, cheetah pillows?!) as they were in the early twentieth century.

Go-to paint color? 

Benjamin Moore Iceberg

Ebooks or hardbacks?


M&Ms or Skittles?


Coffee or tea?


Which pillow is your favorite?  We love them all, but oh, the Elliot…

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Marika Meyer game room with abstract art
Marika Meyer white kitchen
Marika Meyer blue and white dining room
Marika Meyer living room
Marika Meyer breakfast room with lucite chairs
Marika Meyer bathroom
MARika Meyer bathroom design
Marika Meyer living room

We love getting to know more about our favorite designers and hope you do too! 

Angie Seckinger Photography

Don’t forget: For the next 72 hours use the code DesignChic818 to receive 15% OFF any of these stunning, handmade Marika Meyer pillows!