In Good Taste: deVOL Kitchens

deVOL kitchens with wood beams

 

We have long been huge fans of deVOL Kitchens, and, before we get down to the business of sharing some of our favorite examples of their impeccable style, we wanted to share big news from them…

 

deVOL kitchens with eat in dining

 

deVOL is going to have a new TV show on Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network! (Little Will is actually watching Fixer Upper in the background as I type this, so it seems like fitting timing!) 

 

deVOL kitchens with beams

 

We love these designers’ knack for creating kitchens with history, with soul.

 

deVOL kitchens with wood beams

 

Kitchens that are worthy of the title “heart of the home.” 

 

deVOL kitchens

 

deVOL’s gorgeous NYC Showroom sets the stage,

 

deVOL kitchens

 

For their ability to create unforgettable spaces,

 

deVOL kitchens

 

From multipurpose rooms that are as much about function as they are about form,

 

deVOL kitchens with islands

 

To bright, airy chef’s kitchens,

 

deVOL kitchens

 

Every space bears this company’s signature style and undeniable charm. 

 

deVOL kitchens in blue

 

We are partial to these chic blue cabinets. What about you? What’s your favorite deVOL kitchen–and, tell us, will you be tuning into their new show? We know we will!

 

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An American Book Association Bestseller… And a Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller… And a Bookscan Bestseller… And it’s all because of YOU! So alllll the thank yous, my wonderful readers. I am truly wowed by all of you.

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Chevron and Herringbone Hardwood Floors

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

 

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!

 

The Fox Group kitchen with herringbone floors and brass pendant lights and pizza oven
The Fox Group

 

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.

 

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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.)

 

Devol kitchens herring bone floors and pendant lights
deVol Kitchens

 

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.

 

Minnie Peters herringbone floors in mudroom with shuttered doors
Minnie Peters

 

We’re huge fans of the depth and dimension that natural variations in the timber bring to this beyond gorgeous mudroom.

 

light herringbone floors from The Fox Group in white kitchen
The Fox Group

 

Pattern brings the grain, texture and integrity of a wood floor to the forefront in the loveliest way. 

 

Manhattan Herringbone Collection – Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

 

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!)

 

Chevron in entry
Picture Frame Chevron Floor – Carlisle Traditional Collection

 

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.

 

Carlisle Traditional Collection

 

Chevron floors from Carlisle’s Traditional Collection are perfection in a floor and have us rethinking the flooring choices for our addition. 

 

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

 

A wider plank and a less “finished” look creates a charming, casual feel that lends vacation vibes wherever you are. We love this herringbone from Carlisle for a beach house! (It just moved to the top of our wish list!)

 

Parquet Hickory – Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

 

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?

If so, don’t miss the chance to peruse Carlisle’s stunning wood flooring collections that can be crafted into either chevron or herringbone patterns, and will bring that instant wow factor
we’re all looking for!

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Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases May 7, 2019!

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Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

 And announcing… The Southern Side of Paradise Tour!

Twelve states, forty-one stops…If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

April 24: Quantum Leap Series at Quantum Leap Library, Orlando, Florida

April 26: General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Wilmington, NC

May 2: North Myrtle Beach Library, North Myrtle Beach, SC

May 2: Silver Coast Winery, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

May 3: Moveable Feast Luncheon, Pawley’s Island, SC

May 4: Kinston, NC BBQ Festival

May 5: Dee Gee’s Launch Party, Morehead City, NC

May 7: Beaufort History Museum Tea, Beaufort, SC (SOLD OUT)

May 8: Newberry County Library Literacy Luncheon, Newberry, SC

May 9: Live at Your Library Series, Gastonia, NC

May 11: South Main Book Co., Salisbury, NC

May 13: Junior League of Louisville Book Club Cocktail Reception, Louisville, KY

May 14: Murder by the Book, Houston, TX

May 15: Houston Women’s Club, Houston, TX

May 15: Signing at Segreto Finishes, Houston, TX

May 16: Signing at Stanley Korshak, Dallas, TX

May 18: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH

May 19: Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel, IN

May 20: Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas Coffee, Daniel Island, SC

May 20: Buxton Books, Charleston, SC

May 21: Snee Farm Garden Club, Mount Pleasant, SC

May 22: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY

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In Good Taste: Jenkins Interiors

 

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, 

 

 

Creating calm and beautiful spaces that have a tiny element of the unexpected, like an exciting chair back,

 

 

A fun shaped stool

 

 

Or a statement vanity

 

 

Looking at the good taste of these Jenkins Interiors we think it might just be true that everything is bigger in Texas–especially the style! 

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House Tour: Chango & Co Farmhouse

Chango & Co farmhouse entrance

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!

Chango & Co farmhouse living room

 

Chango & Co farmhouse dining room

 

Chango & Co farmhouse kitchen

 

Chango & Co farmhouse kitchen

 

Chango & Co farmhouse

 

Chango & Co farmhouse bathroom

 

Chango & Co farmhouse bedroom

 

Chango & Co farmhouse bedroom

 

Chango & Co farmhouse bathroom

 

Chango & Co farmhouse porch

If you need a good read for these chilly fall evenings, why not check out my national bestselling The Secret to Southern Charm

The Secret to southern Charm

More Info about The Secret to Southern Charm

-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

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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).

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House Tour: Rivers Cottage by Geoffrey Chick

We don’t know about you, but, with only a couple weeks left of summer vacation, we are in mourning! 

Fortunately, there is still time to savor these last few weeks of summer and tour this fabulous home by Geoffrey Chick.

Taking its color palette from nature, this house couldn’t feel more relaxing or refreshing. 

Easy slip covers and no-fuss floors are perfect for wet feet and sandy bathing suits. 

And you know there’s nothing we love more than a pop of blue!

A wide farmhouse sink is perfect for washing fresh-caught fish. 

And tall ceilings and big windows allow for plenty of light. 

Unique art–like these framed bathing suits–adds so much charm. 

Everything about this home says, “Come in, relax and enjoy your vacation!”

Painted plank walls and vaulted ceilings are two of our favorite things. The only thing better than the two of them apart is the two of them together!

We love how the shades of water blues are carried throughout this home, 

And that upscale finishes like marble are juxtaposed with casual wood to maintain that beachy feel. 

What’s a beach house without a bunk room

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!

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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 Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

 

The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

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 

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A Charming Cottage in Connecticut

cottage entrance

Few trips are as quintessentially summer as the family beach trip.

cottage living room

And, while life (unfortunately) doesn’t always allow for a summer away from the real world, fortunately, we can be there today wherever we are!

cottage living room

This Niantic, CT house is absolutely everything a summer house should be.

cottage dining room

Relaxed, casual, completely unfussy yet totally refined.

cottage kitchen

It’s the kind of place that looks like generations of family members have spent their summers and generations more will continue to. 

cottage staircase

Nautical touches like this blue and white striped runner and rope railing make it feel classically coastal,

cottage bedroom

While painted shiplap adds an old world feel. 

cottage bedroom

Cute accents like a rope ball and ship’s lanterns add coastal touches without being kitschy. 

cottage bathroom

And a clawfoot tub is the perfect spot for washing the sand down the drain at the end of the day. 

cottage bedroom

Bamboo blinds are all these rooms need–and collect far less dust during the off seasons than curtains. 

cottage bathroom

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! 

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 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 

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Tour a Pet-Friendly Home and More

tour kitchen of pet-friendly home

 

Tour the beautiful home of our friend, Bethany Powell in the Style at Home Magazine.  Bethany is the daughter  behind the fabulous mother-daughter duo of Powell Brower Interiors!

 

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Choosing the Perfect Trellis for Your Garden

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Everything you Need for a Stylish Spring Picnic

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Happy Easter, friends! Hope the bunny was good to you all!

 

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