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Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are safe and well today. We love being with you now more than ever and hope that these posts add a bright spot to your day. We know they add one to ours! Today, we are showcasing one of our most favorite flooring choices: chevron and herringbone floors!
What is the key difference between chevron and herringbone?
If you want to spot the difference between chevron and herringbone, chevron planks meet in perfect points like a long string of arrows, whereas herringbone planks appear slightly staggered.
We absolutely adore hardwood floors whatever way they come. They’re low maintenance, easy to clean and great for allergies and households with pets. (And kids… Especially during quarantine! Hello, crumbs, paint spills and pencil shavings.)
A fun chevron or herringbone pattern ups the wow factor and instantly sets a room–and a home–apart from the crowd. And, like a good little black dress, stain color, plank width and amount of finish can dress them up or down.
We’re huge fans of the depth and dimension that natural variations in the timber bring to this beyond gorgeous mudroom.
Pattern brings the grain, texture and integrity of a wood floor to the forefront in the loveliest way.
It instantly adds a feeling of depth, age and history to a home–which isn’t surprising since these floors have been used since the 16th century! (If you were wondering if patterned hardwoods were trendy, you can tuck that thought away!)
And these light blonde floors from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, have us positively swooning. They are the perfect touch for any season, but give us that happy summer feeling.
Chevron floors from Carlisle’s Traditional Collection are perfection in a floor and have us rethinking the flooring choices for our addition.
A wider plankand a less “finished” look creates a charming,casual feel that lends vacation vibes wherever you are. Welove this herringbone from Carlisle for a beach house! (It just moved to the top of our wish list!)
A chic touch in this retail store, these beautiful commercial wood floors are versatile, hardy and statement-making wherever they go! Are you a fan of chevron and herringbone flooring?
Good morning, readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a great start! I’m heading to Birmingham this morning for some fun meetings for my next novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, and I couldn’t be more excited to visit one of my favorite cities. (Plus, I got hubby some of those awesome noise-cancelling headphones for Christmas and I might or might not have snuck them into my suitcase…)
I’m a bit of a homebody, (which is kind of ironic since I travel for weeks at a time now!) so it was sort of shocking to me when, on my first trip to Mountain Brook, my favorite Birmingham suburb, I decided that I could really move there and be as happy as a clam. That’s saying something!
Finding new places to love is probably the best part of book tour–and I found out a few years ago that I’m a big fan of our our biggest state: Texas!
I am so, so thrilled to be taking my very first trip to Dallas–home of the beyond fabulous designers of Jenkins Interiors– this May.
If the rest of Dallas is anything like their gorgeous work, I think I’m in for a treat!
When we think of Texas, we think of making a statement, of doing something just a little bit out of the ordinary in the best possible way.
We think these designers excel at that very thing,
It’s the best of both worlds, really. A home on a farm, in the country, with all the rustic trappings that make a modern farmhouse so cozy but also filled with all of the fabulous modern furnishings and accessories that make living so easy. (And chic!) Take a peek inside this stunning home from Chango and Co. It’s guaranteed to have you dreaming of the simple life!
-A 2018 Spring Okra Pick -USA TODAY Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction -Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2018 -Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List -Raleigh News & Observer’s “The Best Reads of Summer” -Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books” -New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick
Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.
After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.
Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.
But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.
Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).
And a double double is perfect for housing a family of guests.
The only thing better than the interior of this summer vacation spot is the exterior. Geoffrey Chick has thought of everything! Even though summer might be drawing to a close, we’re wishing you blue waters and sunny skies for a long, long time!
Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!
It’s the kind of place that looks like generations of family members have spent their summers and generations more will continue to.
Nautical touches like this blue and white striped runner and rope railing make it feel classically coastal,
While painted shiplap adds an old world feel.
Cute accents like a rope ball and ship’s lanterns add coastal touches without being kitschy.
And a clawfoot tub is the perfect spot for washing the sand down the drain at the end of the day.
Bamboo blinds are all these rooms need–and collect far less dust during the off seasons than curtains.
And a bath updated in all the right places and preserved and others maintains the upscale coastal charm feel. Wherever you are today, we hope you enjoyed this trip to beautiful Niantic as much as we did.
Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!
If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.
The Secret To Southern Charm Tour
July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event
July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event
July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event
July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner
July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public
August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public
September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA
September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA
September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA
October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am
October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC
October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event
I AM SO, SO, SO EXCITED THAT SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE WAS CHOSEN AS A KINDLE AND BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK MONTHLY DEAL . GOOD UNTIL APRIL 1, YOU CAN READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE PEACHTREE BLUFF SERIES FOR ONLY $1.99–JUST IN TIME FOR THE THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM RELEASE ON APRIL 3.
Happy Easter, friends! Hope the bunny was good to you all!