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House Tour: Fairfield, Connecticut Beauty

white clapboard house with gray shutters Fairfield, Ct  

Curl up by the Christmas tree, grab your eggnog coffee, 

  entry Fairfield, Ct  

And step through the front door of this Fairfield, CT beauty designed by Timothy Whealon Interiors. (The family dog is waiting to welcome you!)

  blue and white living room with wood beams Fairfield, Ct  

A Swedish clock and an antique armoire juxtapose gorgeously with more modern art in the living room,

  gray paneled living room  

While a cozy banquette provides plenty of seating in the chic sunroom.

  dining room with round dining table Fairfield, Ct  

Lower ceilings create

 

a feeling of intimacy,

  wood beams in family room Fairfield, Ct  

And are celebrated with accents like beams and trim.

  family room with beams Fairfield, Ct  

Beautiful woodwork and comfortable furniture combine to create rooms that feel finished but unstuffy,

  blue and white bedroom Fairfield, Ct  

And blue and white reign supreme.

  bedding in bedroom Fairfield, Ct  

The perfect accessories create a pretty and practical bedside vignette, while plush bedding ensures a good night’s sleep.

  mudroom with sink for flower arranging Fairfield, Ct  

We think a room specifically for flowers must be one of the most beautiful, luxurious rooms a person can possibly have. We are swooning over all these blooms!

  patio with pergola Fairfield, Ct  

When they come from the bounty of your own garden all the better. These warm December days have felt like Spring and this stunning patio has us dreaming of it–after Christmas, of course. Wishing you a holiday season where all your dreams come true!

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

 

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Christmas presents
Design Chic via One Kings Lane

Good holiday season morning, readers! What kind of shopper are you? Are you a tunnel-visioned, perfect-present-for-the-perfect-person kind of shopper? Or are you more of a one-for-them, one-for-me kind. Since I fall distinctly in the category of the latter, I decided that it would be so fun to get a little something for yourself and receive a little something for a friend!

Giveaway Details:

This week, we’re doing a get one, give one, giveaway. All you have to do to enter and get your free book is:

  • Preorder my forthcoming FEELS LIKE FALLING on the day of the giveaway.
  • Email me your receipt and your address at [email protected]
  • If we are getting close to running out of a certain book I’ll let you know via Facebook.

DAY 2

December 11:

The Secret to Southern Charm

Day 2, December 11: Be one of the first 40 to pre-order Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 11 and get a free signed hard copy of The Secret to Southern Charm.

December 12:

Slightly South of Simple

Day 3, December 12: Be one of the first 25 to pre-order Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 12 and get a free signed mass market paperback of Slightly South of Simple

December 13:

Lies and Other Acts of Love

Day 4, December 13: Preorder Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 13 and receive a signed advance copy of either Dear Carolina or Lies and Other Acts of Love while supplies last. (They have plain orange covers but they read the same!) Please note I am very low on Dear Carolina, so if you want that one, act fast!

December 14:

Day 5, December 14: EVERYONE who has preordered Feels Like Falling at any time (I have a spreadsheet!) will be entered to win a Tello & Rose bag full of books including a signed copy of Meet Me in Monaco by Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor, a signed advance copy of Tell Me a Story by Cassandra King Conroy, a signed copy of Did You Ever Have a Family? and many, many more!

 

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Gifts for Her

Gifts for Him

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Gifts for the Traveler

 

Gifts Under $50

Gifts for Hostess

Gifts for the Home

Gifts of Beauty

 

 

In Good Taste: James Duncan Interiors

 

James Duncan Interiors

 

Good morning, chic readers! First of all, WOW. I seriously can’t thank y’all enough for your overwhelming response to my announcement that my new book, Feels Like Falling, is releasing April 28! I can’t get over it! (If you haven’t entered the 5 days of giveaways, more info below.)

 

 

Today, we’re back to our regularly scheduled gorgeousness with the good taste of James Duncan Interiors. Now all we can think about it wanting that surfboard. How amazing is that?

 

 

This designer’s decidedly coastal vibe is right up our alley, which is especially great right now while we’re trying to squeeze every last drop out of summer!

 

 

Sleek, modern and chicly layered, this open floor plan living is full of inspiration, 

 

 

And we’re especially loving the touches of raw wood. 

 

 

Bold art creates impact against a sleek neutral backdrop,

 

 

And statement lighting–and touches of glamour–complete the look.

 

 

A simple color palette creates a serene, calming environment.

 

 

Talk about statement, 3-d art! This piece proves that, when it comes to art, colors aren’t necessarily the most show-stopping element!

 

 

A bunk room is one of our most favorite elements in any home away from home. We love the idea of kids–and adults!–being able to stay up late swapping secrets!

 

 

Gorgeous living spaces aren’t James Duncan’s only signature spaces. Enviable bathrooms are another hallmark. In fact, we couldn’t possibly pick a favorite space! 

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

We’re celebrating Feels Like Falling‘s April 28, 2020 Release with 5 Days of Giveaways!

Five Days of Giveaways!

We’re celebrating Feels Like Falling with five days of giveaways! To enter ALL FIVE giveaways, simply:

    1. Preorder Feels Like Fallingfrom you favorite independent bookstore or online retailer.
    2. Email me at [email protected]

You will be entered in ALL FIVE giveaways–and will receive upcoming freebies when they’re available such as deleted scenes from Feels Like Falling, exclusive interviews, fun printables, great recipes and more!

We’re Giving Away:

Tuesday, August 20: 1 Signed Copy of Happy Hand Lettering, the fabulous new book by one of my favorite NC gals, Maghon Taylor of All She Wrote Notes!
Wednesday, August 21: A pair of Sassie Rocks Beach Babiesbracelets for you and your BRF! (That’s your best reader friend.)
Thursday, August 22: One dozen gorgeously decorated, undeniably delicious cookies from Southern Sugar Bakery!
Friday, August 23: THE VERY FIRST advance copy of Feels Like Falling! (To be shipped on Sept. 20.)
Saturday, August 24: A signed pillow from Craig Conover of Southern Charm’s Sewing Down SouthCollection–from Beaufort Linen Co.‘s August 24th in-store event! (I’ll be there. Hope to see you!)

Sunbrella Performance Fabrics Indoors and Out

sunbrella fabric
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

We had the best, best time at High Point Market last week. One of the highlights, for sure, was taking over Sunbrella’s Instagram page. 

 

sunbrella fabrics
Coastal Living Show House by Mark Sikes

 

They’re a company that needs no introduction, really, a brand that has become synonymous with top quality outdoor fabrics. 

 

sunbrella performance fabric
Coastal Living Show House

 

But the best part of our takeover was learning that Sunbrella is so, so much more than just outdoor fabric. 

 

sunbrella performance fabric in living room
Architectural Digest

 

We were so impressed with the array of textures, patterns and styles that we’re convinced there’s nowhere we can’t use Sunbrella! From our living room couches…

 

sunbrella performance fabrics
Kate Jackson Interior Design

 

To our playrooms, of course.

 

Sunbrella Performance fabric
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

 

Anywhere that could use a stain-resistant, fade-resistant fabric is absolutely perfect for Sunbrella

 

sunbrella performance fabric
Coastal Living Magazine Show House

 

And their drapery line? We’re redoing all of ours! A drapery fabric that won’t fade is almost too good to be true.

 

sunbrella awning
Coastal Living Show House

 

New, fun, exciting Sunbrella patterns and colors abounded in High Point. 

 

sunbrella performance fabric
Coastal Living Show house

 

This beautiful blue and white was certainly a favorite. 

 

sunbrella performance fabric
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

 

But nothing can top those big, bold stripes that Sunbrella does so well.

 

Sunbrella performance fabric
Sunbrella

 

From a little dash,

 

Sunbrella

 

To a whole entire truckload, a home really can’t have too much Sunbrella! What’s your favorite way to use this versatile fabric?

Giveaway on Design Chic!

The Peachtree Bluff SeriesPeachtree Bluff Series

 

We’re celebrating THREE WEEKS until the launch of The Southern Side of Paradise. I know! We can’t believe it either!

Today, you have a chance to win not only copies of all three books in the series–Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm and The Southern Side of Paradise–but also this gorgeous 8×10 marsh scene from the incredibly talented Amy Moffatt Art. We are crazy for Amy’s art, and this marsh scene reminds us so much of Peachtree Bluff that we knew the two needed to be together! Enter below!

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The Southern Side of Paradise

Front Porch -The Secret To Southern Charm

Architectural Digest

 

There is so much to love about the South. Porch sitting nine months a year…

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - canopy of live oaks
Dreamtime

 

The moss covered Live Oaks…

 

Southern magnolia blossom
Jean Allsopp Photography

 

The magnolia blossoms… There are so many reasons that I love living in the South and so many reasons that I love writing about the South.

 

southern silver service
Southern Accents

 

And I can’t think of anything more exciting than having a brand new book, the third book in the Peachtree Bluff Series, the sequel to Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm releasing May 7, 2019, called The Southern Side of Paradise!

 

Southern quote
Etsy

 

Maybe it’s the love, family and tradition… But, to us, the South really is paradise!

 

Oli Winward

 

And the particular paradise in my Peachtree Bluff series, my town of Beaufort, NC, is something I recently got to write about for Southbound and Atlanta magazines. And I hope you’ll come visit me in paradise on June 1, 2019, when Peachtree Bluff takes over Beaufort, NC! There will be double decker bus tours, a schmancy, gorgeous dinner, lunch with one of the best views in town… And you have a chance to win a trip! Simply send your preorder receipt to [email protected] (More details here!)

 


 

And now, the final installment of the series, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, is releasing into the world May 7, and I couldn’t be more excited! One of my favorite magazines, Southern Living, did me the incredible honor of exclusively revealing the cover and a special excerpt yesterday, so make sure to go check that out! Now, without further ado, here it is, my brand new cover, maybe my favorite one yet!

What do you think?? I hope you love it as much as I do!

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

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House Tour: Southern Farmhouse Style

southern farmhouse kitchen

Good morning, chic readers! We don’t know about you, but the cold, dark days of winter always have us wanting to bundle up and get outside. 

southern farmhouse kitchen

And have us dreaming of escaping to a retreat outside of town, a cabin or farmhouse that feels nothing short of a getaway, like this incredible farmhouse by Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design. and photographed by Holland Williams

southern farmhouse

We imagine ourselves baking things from scratch…

Warming up by the fire after a day savoring the festive chill of the outdoors…

southern farmhouse bedroom

And, finally, curling up in a cozy, warm, bed, loaded with down comforters, to savor a night of peaceful, quiet sleep.

southern farmhouse bathroom

This Southern farmhouse is the absolute pinnacle of an escape from reality, with a touch of shabby chic decor

southern farmhouse bedroom

A place where every member of the family can feel relaxed, 

southern farmhouse bathroom

And where the details make it worth coming home to. 

southern farmhouse bunk room

As much as we love every charming element of the interior, including these amazing bunk beds,

It’s what’s outside that is truly special. 

This is a farm after all!

And what could be more beautiful than these sweet faces? Would you want to get away to this charming farmhouse retreat? We know we would!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love it when you do!

 

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Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South is 

still #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South: “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.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE.

 

 

 

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The Classic Combination: Blue and White

classic blue and white living room
Meg Braff Design

 

Fabric, wallpaper, porcelain, Slightly South of Simple’s book cover…

classic blue and white abstract art in dining room

We love the completely classic combination of blue and white wherever it is!

classic blue and white in living room
Sarah Bartholomew Interior Design

 

One of the best things about blues is that the shades mix oh so well.

classic blue and white kitchen
Sarah Bartholomew

 

From soft baby blues to deeper cobalts…

blue and white kitchen
Sarah Bartholomew

 

Checks to stripes to florals…

blue and white bedroom
Liz Caan Interior Design

 

From a totally charming child’s bedroom…

blue and white bathroom
Palmer Weiss interior Design

 

To a uniquely chic bathroom

blue and white living room decor
Lynn Morgan Design

 

Blue and white is a favorite combination–especially by the water!

blue and white porch decor
Meg Braff Interior Design

 

A bold blue on a patio feels bright, fun and entertaining ready.

blue and white porch
Summer Thornton

 

If it’s the backsplash for a completely unique outdoor kitchen, all the better!

blue and white porch
Michael Stave

 

But, of course, no one does blue and white quite like Mother Nature. Wherever you are today, wishing you blue and white skies–and, if you’re really, really lucky, blue water too!

I’m in beautiful Litchfield Beach, SC today speaking at the Litchfield Books Moveable Feast Literary Luncheon–one of my favorite events–and then speaking to the Federation of South Carolina Women’s Clubs tonight. Tomorrow I’ll be in the Holy City, Charleston, SC, for a fabulous luncheon at High Cotton to help raise funds for the South Carolina Reading Partners, which promotes one of my favorite causes: literacy. If you’re in the area, join us! Happy weekend!

And don’t forget to enter to win $250 to spend any way you want at Amazon. 25 copies of Slightly South of Simple, anyone?

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