In Good Taste: Laura Park Designs


If you’re looking for a little inspiration today, you’ve come to the right place! We are so, so excited to share the gorgeous work and fabulous collection of good friend, fellow UNC grad and ridiculously talented artist Laura Park of Laura Park Designs. We have long swooned over her art, but her new textile, apparel and accessory collections are so stunning that now we have one more reason to stalk her on Instagram



We knew they were beautiful in pictures, but the first time we saw Laura’s textiles in person at High Point Market, they stopped us dead in our tracks. They are too beautiful for words. One of her beyond gorgeous rugs was the first thing I got when we moved back into our house after the hurricane, and it makes me happy every, single day. Good art can do that, you know. If you could use a little happy (Couldn’t we all right now?!), take a peek at this fabulous collection–and treat yourself. You deserve it!



















Beautiful, right? I seriously have a Laura Park wishlist as long as my arm for when our addition gets finished. Wallpaper for my office, bedding for the new bedroom, a floor cloth for my bathroom, and those plates?! Those are a right-now must have. Let us know what’s on your Laura Park wishlist too! 


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Looking for the perfect weekend read?  I would love it if you would pick up Feels Like Falling!


More About Feels Like Falling:

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.




11 Favorite Kenian Finds

Kenian chairs on porch from Janie Molster
Janie Molster Interiors


Good morning, dear friends! It’s almost here! High Point Market!! It’s certainly going to look a bit different this year, and since many people aren’t going to make it there in person, we thought we’d bring the Market to you–starting with some of our fave pieces from Kenian Fine Rattan Furniture. This Dunmore Chair Rattan Frame is one of their newer pieces, and we’re totally obsessed! Indoors or out, this is a statement piece for sure.


Kenian dining director's chairs in Beaufort dining room
Smith Hardy Photography


This is my dining room, and, I have to admit: I bought not one, not two but three sets of bamboo director’s chairs before I landed on these beauties. They are perfection, and I’d choose them all over again!


James farmer design bedroom with Kenian chest
James Farmer


A good nightstand is hard to find. This Bachelor Chest in Antique Tortoise is the perfect blend of classic style, plenty of storage, and the right amount of surface area for bedside essentials!


James Farmer Design living room with grass cloth and Kenian bench
James Farmer


These charming Benches with Rush Seats are a blend of casual and elegant, British Colonial and Southern Summer! (And can we also talk about how Steel Magnolias is on this screen?!)


Amal Kapen living room in Blue and white
Amal Kapen


This sweet Kenian side table is one of our favorite, super versatile pieces. We love that you can turn it for a different size and feel.


Janie Molster design dining room
Janie Molster Designs


For the ultimate in fabulous dining and breakfast rooms, these Sidney Chairs are the ideal staple and can be covered in the fabric of your choice for extra customization.


James Farmer Design white kitchen
James Farmer


This Wicker Party Bucket is one of our absolute go-tos for entertaining! When we aren’t hosting (looking at you Covid…) we fill it with pretty potted plants for a pop of color on the patio.


Toledo Gellar blue and white living room with Kenian round mirror
Jessica Gellar | Jacob Snavely Photography


Kenian mirrors are some of our go-tos, and many can be customized in the color of your choice. This wicker mirror is a classic touch for an infusion of beachy character no matter where you are!


Amal Kapen breakfast room
Amal Kapen Interiors


Okay. So, yes, the director’s chairs are a forever favorite, but if we were going to go another way, these wicker chairs would be IT!


blue and white bedroom
Amal Kapen Interiors


Speaking of perfect nightstands… Especially for guest rooms (or very organized people!), this side table is the ultimate bedside companion.


playroom with Kenian bookcase
Smith Hardy Photography


We can’t get enough books in our house! This gorgeous Kenian English bookcase  is a true focal point that is great in any space. We’ll be sharing more from Market on October 16, but, in the meantime, take a virtual tour of Kenian’s showroom! 

Need more details about a Kenian piece or how to order? Shoot us an email to Beth or Kristy at mydesignchic @ gmail. com. (Spaces added to prevent spam, but please take them out when sending the email!) 

Kenian’s showroom will be open Oct 15-18th and anyone attending is welcome, appointments preferred, please contact


Speaking of High Point Market… I’ll be conducting Vendor Interviews all day on October 16 to give you secret intel and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at some of your favorite showrooms–and with Market Execs. Don’t miss it!




ICYMI: Feels Like Falling is a USA Today Bestseller!


And 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. Thank you again for all your support!! I am so grateful for each and every one of you! If you haven’t picked up your copy, check it out now!


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