Tour a Merry & Bright Holiday House

 

It’s beginning to look–and sound–a lot like Christmas around here! (And on this fab house tour!)

 

One Kings Lane house tour

 

The Christmas tunes are blaring 24-7, the mantels are swathed in greenery and the tree, as of last night, is decorated!

 

 

Whether you’re all decorated or can’t quite get in the spirit yet, this gorgeous Christmas house is sure to have you feeling merry and bright!

 

 

We’re still in our rental condo post-Hurricane Florence, and, while our Christmas tree is far from Charlie Brown, this one is giving us major tree envy! There’s nothing like a big, full tree!

 

 

Do you tend to go more thematic with your ornaments or is it a hodge podge? I used to be a stickler for only metallics–until my little one started bringing home his first homemade treats. Now it’s a colorful explosion and I really think it’s cuter!

 

 

We have about a million different sets of stockings. Cutesy, homemade ones (from Etsy, you guys. You know we can’t DIY…), fun, whimsical ones, sedate coastal ones. Every mantel should have its own stockings, right? All we know is that we’re loving these!

 

 

Setting the holiday table is just the most fun, isn’t it? This fruit centerpiece is so chic yet so simple!

 

 

With so many tabletop options, it’s almost impossible to choose just one!

 

 

Sneaking a little holiday cheer in around your normal accessories can be a challenge. But these homeowners nailed it!

 

 

There’s no better way to make a first impression than with a wreath and jingle bells on the door! They set the stage for the charming holiday wonderland that waits right beyond the door.

Speaking of holiday wonderlands… We’re in NYC all week long and will be posting plenty of Christmas cheer from there over on Instagram if you want to join us on our trip! Thanks for stopping by and happy holiday decorating!

Tour a Custom Colonial Home

Colonial Home

 

Tour a Custom Colonial Home

tim barber, ltd

dining room

 

A Beautiful Brooklyn Heights Remodel

remodelista

 

chocolate chip cookies

 

Cookbook Author Overhauls the Iconic Chocolate Chip Cookie

alison roman

 

Molly sims

 

See Molly Sim’s First Collection

– molly sims

 

the holiday shop

 

Everything You Need At the Holiday Shop

one kings lane

 

bunkbeds

Layer Your Beds for Winter

serena & lily

 

 

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

 

Also, don’t forget…

 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble (Only in hardback and paperback so far. E-books to come!).

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

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Tour Caroline’s Charming Cottage

Caroline's charming cottage

 

Tour Caroline’s Chic Cottage

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dessert

 

Perfect Holiday Treats

neiman marcus

 

A Few Favorite Fixtures 

SERENA & LILY

 

Weekend Sales & Shopping

25% Off Decor & Lighting – horchow

Up to 70% Off  – shopbop

Extra 25% off  Sale Items  anthropologie

40% off Fall Items  j crew

Fabulous Items for Fall one kings lane

Up to 70% Off  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

Up to 40% Off – nordstrom

New to Sale Up to 75% off saks fifth avenue

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SaveSave</spanThe Secret to southern Charm

If you’re hanging on to summer, 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.

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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FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

 

The Countdown Begins…

Christmas
Shop Terrain

 We can’t believe it’s almost time for Christmas! With one week left until the big day, we are excited that we are almost finished with our shopping so we can put our feet up, relax and enjoy some quality family time! Check out some of our favorite gifts for everyone in your life!

GIFTS FOR GIRLS

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 So many great gifts for sisters, mothers, friends and even yourself! Our favorites for giving are this, this, this, and of course this!


 

GIFTS FOR GUYS

 

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HOSTESS GIFTS

GIFTS FOR TRAVELERS

HOLIDAY ATTIRE

GIFTS FOR THE HOME

 

GIFTS FOR THE COOK


 

    • I’m in the market for a holiday dress and think this one may be perfect, but you can never go wrong with a LBD so I may decide to go with this.  Which would you choose? And these shoes would go with either one.  If I was really feeling festive I’d choose these!
    • How beautiful would this clutch be if I got the LBD? The color is fabulous but the price is unbelievable on this one and I love it!
    • We are going skiing after Christmas and I am ordering this coat and this sweater to help me brave the elements!
    • And these boots look warm and comfy so they are going on my list
    • Last, but not least the perfect hat and gloves!

 


WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 40% off Sale Items – anthropologie

30% Off your Purchase  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

Extra 20% off Sale – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 40% off thru 11/25 – saks fifth avenue

Up to 50% off – net-a-porter

New Items added to Sale – wisteria

Happy weekend, friends!

 

Picking the Perfect Present!

shopping
Cottages & Gardens

We can’t believe it’s almost time for Christmas! With 2 weeks left until the big day, we are excited that we are almost finished with our shopping so we can put our feet up, relax and enjoy some quality family time! Check out some of our favorite gifts for everyone in your life!

GIFTS FOR GIRLS

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one//two//three//four//five//six//seven//eight//nine

MORE GIFTS FOR GIRLS


 So many great gifts for sisters, mothers, friends and even yourself! Our favorites for giving are this, this, this, and of course this!


 

GIFTS FOR GUYS

 

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ONE//TWO//THREE//FOUR//FIVE//SIX//EIGHT//NINE

MORE GIFTS FOR GUYS

HOSTESS GIFTS

GIFTS FOR TRAVELERS

GIFTS OF JEWELRY


WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 40% off Sale Items – anthropologie

30% Off your Purchase  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

Extra 20% off Sale – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 40% off thru 11/25 – saks fifth avenue

Up to 50% off – net-a-porter

New Items added to Sale – wisteria

Happy weekend, friends!

Preparing for the Holidays!

shopping
Pottery Barn

 

With just 5 weeks left until Christmas, shopping is off and running at our house. If you’re looking for perfect gifts in all price ranges,and if you’re doing a little sprucing up at your house in preparation for a holiday party or welcoming guests for the weekend, we’ve found everything you need!  Happy weekend, friends!

 GIFTS FOR GIRLS

 

STOCKING STUFFERS


 

 

PREPARING THE GUEST ROOM

 

HOSTESS GIFTS

 

Our Favorite for Holiday Gift Giving!

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