30A in Your Living Room

 

Happy, happy Monday, dear friends! We hope that you and the fathers in your life had a wonderful Father’s Day. We are so, so excited to share a bit of Author Eleanor Lynn Nesmith and Photographer Jean Allsopp’s breathtaking collaboration, 30A Living

 

 

A few years ago, I had a book signing at Sundog Books in Seaside, Florida for my fourth novel. I never imagined that I would not only spend the afternoon signing books, but also chatting with Lynn–and amazing interior designer Paige Schnell of Tracery Interiors–and getting Lynn to sign a copy of her STUNNING book for me!

 

 

The book was waiting for me like a wonderful gift when I got home from book tour, and, as soon as I opened it, I knew I had to go back there. 

 

 

We had planned a family trip to nearby Alys Beach in April, and, well, I don’t have to tell you how that story ends…

 

 

On the bright side, I have my copy of 30A Living prominently displayed in the living room and, whenever I need a little Florida fix, I can flip through its inspiring pages. 

 

 

If you love 30A as much as we do, check back tomorrow for more gorgeous images from one of our favorite coffee table books. And for the full effect, pick up your copy for far less than a plane ticket–no face mask required!

 

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Our favorite season is in full swing! Have you picked up your summer reads yet? I would love it if you’d consider adding my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, to the list!

 

 

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FEELS LIKE FALLING IS A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

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And an American Book Association Bestseller… And a Publisher’s WeeklyBestseller… And a Bookscan Bestseller… And it’s all because of YOU! So alllll the thank yous, my wonderful readers, for taking what could have been a lemon of a launch week and making it into the sweetest lemonade! I am truly wowed by all of you.

 

Upcoming Virtual Events for Feels Like Falling!

May 7: Conversations from a Page Virtual Event, 12 PM EST, RSVP Here. And sign up for the wonderful CFAP Newsletter Here!

May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.

May 9: 7 pm. Farmville Public Library

May 10: Book + Bottle 2 pm. More information here.

May 19: Summer Songs, Books and Breezes with Adventures by the Book! Featuring Mary Kay Andrew, Mary Alice Monroe, Amy Mason Doan and Kristy Woodson Harvey. 7 pm EST. Register here!

May 20: M Judson Booksellers Zoom Virtual Event, 12:00PM.

May 28: Virtual Book Club Chat, The Lowcountry Book Club. 8 pm.

STILL NEED FEELS LIKE FALLING?

Please remember your indie bookstores first! You can pick up Feels Like Falling on your Target, Walmart or Kroeger run–or at your local bookstore, Barnes & Noble or Books-a-Million.

 

 

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House Tour: Andrew J. Howard’s Florida Dream Home

 

Good morning, chic friends! You are in for a treat today! You know that Andrew Howard is one of our favorite designers. We’d been waiting for the right time to tour his fabulous home. And, with so many of us stuck inside, today seemed like the perfect time to tour a Florida house that feels like a vacation. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard entry

 

One of our favorite things about Andrew’s work is how effortlessly he uses bold color, plenty of pattern, and pulls it all off in a way that seems totally seamless. That is evident from the moment you walk through the front door of the home he and his wife Katie designed and built from the ground up. The hand painted mural and mosaic tile were chosen with the couple’s two young sons in mind.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard living room in blue and white

 

We love how Howard tends to design for family life. One of his top priorities while outfitting this home was to make sure that it contained plenty of spaces for the family to gather together. Mission accomplished!

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

The ceilings in this perfectly curated home are never overlooked. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

Especially in the dining room, which often lacks the opportunity for detail that other rooms have naturally, extra attention to the ceiling, architecture and wallpaper makes the space come to life. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom with wallpaper

 

Blue and white is a go-to color combination for many. For Howard, a blue and white base allows for the layering of other colors, which he does so well through the home.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard kitchen with blue pendant lights

 

We especially love the charming kitchen, where architectural details positively steal the show. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

A built-in banquette provides a breakfast area perfect for a family, saves space and allows plenty of light to shine through. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard living room

 

Every element of this family room is uber-sophisticated, but the art and fabrics provide enough whimsy to make it suited for family living.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bedroom

 

The ceiling really sets this chic space apart. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

Add a soaking tub, and you have master suite perfection!

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bedroom

 

While Howard’s own, signature look is always at play in every room, this one exudes Florida style.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

And the color palette and bamboo touches exude that classic Florida look–reimagined in a brand-new way.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

Kids’ spaces are always the most fun, aren’t they? These built-in bunk beds are some of the most charming we’ve seen. And stairs that double as drawers make a fabulous use of space. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard kids room

 

Pattern-on-pattern is always a good idea–especially in kids’ rooms! It adds instant energy.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

From a bathroom for two,

 

dream home Andrew J Howard laundry room

 

To a positively chic laundry room, the Howard’s home has it all. Not one detail was overlooked in the creation of a family dream home. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what Howard does next! 

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

 

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If you’re looking for a relaxing quarantine activity, reading is always a great choice! My entire Peachtree Bluff Series is out and available now!

And Feels Like Falling is available for preorder now, so it can be in your hands on April 28!

 

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One of the most common questions I get asked on book tour is about my editing process. If you want to know a little more about the process of making my sixth novel, Feels Like Fallingwhich releases April 28, 2020–come to life, check out this quick snippet!

 

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House Tour: Alys Beach House Designed by Jenkins Interiors

 

It’s the official end of summer party at our beach this weekend. Needless to say, this is not okay. Fortunately, we have one more month until school starts, but, either way, this summer has gone way, way, way too fast. (Don’t they always?)

 

 

Today we’re savoring summer in one of our favorite places, Alys Beach

 

 

In this sunny Florida spot it stays warm just a little longer than here in NC, which is always a plus. 

 

 

And this fabulous Alys Beach house designed by Jenkins Interiors is a real gem on scenic 30A.

 

 

With bright, light open spaces

 

 

An absolute dream kitchen

 

 

And bright, beachy touches combined with stunning naturals everywhere you look, Jenkins Interiors combined all the right elements to create one fabulous beach house. 

 

 

With a master bedroom fit for a queen (or king!),

 

 

A guest room we’d want to inhabit all summer long, 

 

 

And the perfect accessories in every spot–like this fabulous light fixture

 

 

This Alys Beach retreat is the perfect escape no matter the weather. 

 

 

Although, if we’re choosing, we’d like to add a little extra summer… What about you?

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

Looking to add a little pizazz to your summer reading list? Check out my Peachtree Bluff Series, available at your local bookstore, Target, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and wherever books are sold! Signed copies available from The Country Bookshop.

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

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