Caroline’s House in the Hamptons

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. The Southern Side of Paradise (tour dates below!) is in full swing and we hope to see you while we’re traveling!

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

In my last novel, The Secret to Southern Charm, Peachtree Bluff’s least Southern sister, Caroline, has a gorgeous Hamptons home that is the site of one of the most memorable chapters of the book. And, this year, I’ll be touring in the Hamptons as well! Today, we are imagining what Caroline’s Hamptons Beach House might look like. Take a peek for yourself!

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

From The Secret to Southern Charm:

CAROLINE’S HOUSE IN EAST Hampton suited her perfectly.

 

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It wasn’t big, and it wasn’t on the water, but every inch of it was elegant and just modern enough.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - kitchen - Hamptons Beach House

 

The entire palette was water blues and creams with touches of gold, seagrass, and plenty of natural beauty from resin coral and oyster shells.

 

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I had never been to it, of course. And walking through the front door, I instantly felt calm. 

 

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I assumed that’s what Mom had been going for when she designed it.

 

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We can picture all the members of the Murphy clan gathering in a spot just like this at Caroline’s gorgeous home, decorated for her by Ansley, her interior designer mother…

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

And receiving some of the biggest news of their lives. 

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bathroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

In The Southern Side of Paradise, that news would most certainly surround youngest sister Emerson who has her fair share of conflict in this novel.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bathroom- Hamptons Beach House

 

We imagine this home to be perfectly styled but unfussy. This chicken wire sink is just that!

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bedroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

What’s the beach without blues? A rattan nightstand and vintage bathing suit print are perfect for a casual Hamptons house. 

 

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We love any beach cottage with shingles. Could this possibly be any more charming?

 

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We hope you have loved this gorgeous New England home as much as we have. Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

Architecture: Peter McDonald, Peter McDonald Architect
Interior architecture and design: Lisa Tharp, Lisa Tharp Design


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The Southern Side of Paradise Tour!

If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

 

May 9: Live at Your Library Series, Gastonia, NC, 12pm

May 11: South Main Book Co., Salisbury, NC, 11am-1pm

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

5:30 – 7pm; Speak – 7:15 – 8:30

May 14: Murder by the Book, Houston, TX, 6:30 (store closes to public at 6pm)

May 15: Houston Women’s Club, Houston, TX, 7 a.m

May 15: Signing at Segreto Finishes, Houston, TX, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

May 16: Signing at Stanley Korshak, Dallas, TX, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

May 18: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH, 2:00 pm

May 19: Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel, IN,  2:30pm (ET)

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

 10:30 am to 12 pm

May 20: Buxton Books, Charleston, SC, 5:30 to 7 pm

May 21: Snee Farm Garden Club, Mount Pleasant, SC, 10:30am

May 22: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX,  

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL 11:30am (CT)

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

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

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

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

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

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

 

House Tour: A Remodeled Circa 1910 Southampton House

Historic Southampton cottage

Whether you’re still knee deep in Hurricane Florence aftermath or just getting ready for a regular Wednesday, we think you deserve a break! Watch as designer Stephen Gambrel works his magic on a circa 1910 Southampton home. This remodeled beauty is the perfect place to leave stress behind and simply relax. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Circa 1910 Southampton House living room

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House kitchen

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House studio

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House master bedroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House bathroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House hallway

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House bedroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House

 

 

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House pool

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


 

If you’re looking for something to read, 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.

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

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

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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House Tour: Historic Beauty in Mill Valley

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If you aren’t familiar with the talented team at G.P. Schafer Architects and the fabulous London based designer Rita Konig, you definitely need to keep reading!  Their portfolios are so bursting with gorgeous homes that it was hard to choose which to showcase first. But one look at this Mill Valley House,  we knew it was the one. The young couple who purchased the home wanted to maintain the original charm of this 1870s stunner while updating it for modern living. Take a peek and you’ll see that the dream team of GPSA  and Rita Konig achieved just that!    

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


 

The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re looking for something to read, 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.

September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

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

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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House Tour: Historical Concepts

House Tour: Historical Concepts

Trust us, there’s nothing we love better than an old house. (We have the houses to prove it.) But, well, historical homes come with their fair share of, let’s say, issues.

So we love the idea of the new old house. You know the kind. It looks like an old house, but is built brand new, i.e., you probably won’t have to have a handyman on payroll.

That look can be very, very tricky to achieve, as adding that character isn’t something just anyone can pull off.

But we think Historical Concepts does the old new house better than pretty much anyone in the business, building new houses that ooze old world charm.

It is the little things that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, like these beautiful blue doors. 

And unexpected elements–like this unique ceiling–set this kitchen apart from the pack. 

Beautiful windows with lots of light and a marble farmhouse sink make a stunning statement. 

Talk about a dream pantry! Wow! And we couldn’t love this library ladder any more. 

This wood paneling adds so much charm to an other basic stairwell.

And a barrel ceiling makes this hallway an experience. 

Bold navy blue trim adds an instant nautical feel–and these beds are so chic!

Every space feels like an occasion with Historical Concepts. 

But–no surprises here–we think we might love the outdoor spaces most of all!

What is your favorite way to make a new house feel old? 

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

What A Stroll Thru Life is staying about The Secret to Southern Charm:

“Oh this is a really great book and one I think you all would love to read…I know this is a book you will want to add to your summer reading list.” –Marty, A Stroll Thru Life

 

 

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Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my new Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple pick up a copy before The Secret to Southern Charm (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases April 3, 2018!

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The Cover Reveal for My New Novel The Secret to Southern Charm

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MORE ABOUT MY BOOK:

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 that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

Did you hear that book #2 is ready for PREORDER? To celebrate, we are giving away a $100 Amazon gift card! The winner will be announced September 18!

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