Tour Bunny Williams’ New Manhattan Apartment

Manhattan apartment of Bunny Williams  


Tour Bunny Williams’ New Manhattan Apartment

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  dining room house tour from Remodelista  


Tour a Newly Renovated 17th Century Home



  bedroom remodel Serena & Lily  


Everything to Create a Guest Room Retreat at Up to 30% Off – Just in Time For the Holidays

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  Holiday prep for the guest room  


The Designers’ Checklist for Last-Minute Holiday Prep

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kitchen from studio McGee paint colors
Studio McGee


Favorite White Paint Colors for the Kitchen



Riviera Chairs & Stools Serena & Lily on sale


2-Day Sale on Our Favorite Riviera Chairs & Barstools 

– serena & lily



New Christmas Art from One of Our Favorites

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December 13:

Good holiday season morning, readers! What kind of shopper are you? Are you a tunnel-visioned, perfect-present-for-the-perfect-person kind of shopper? Or are you more of a one-for-them, one-for-me kind. Since I fall distinctly in the category of the latter, I decided that it would be so fun to get a little something for yourself and receive a little something for a friend!

Giveaway Details:

This week, we’re doing a get one, give one, giveaway. All you have to do to enter and get your free book is:

  • Preorder my forthcoming FEELS LIKE FALLING on the day of the giveaway.
  • Email me your receipt and your address at [email protected]
  • If we are getting close to running out of a certain book I’ll let you know via Facebook.


Day 4, December 13: Preorder Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 13 and receive a signed advance copy of either Dear Carolina or Lies and Other Acts of Love while supplies last. (They have plain orange covers but they read the same!) Please note I am very low on Dear Carolina, so if you want that one, act fast!

December 14:

Day 5, December 14: EVERYONE who has preordered Feels Like Falling at any time (I have a spreadsheet!) will be entered to win a Tello & Rose bag full of books including a signed copy of Meet Me in Monaco by Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor, a signed advance copy of Tell Me a Story by Cassandra King Conroy, a signed copy of Did You Ever Have a Family? and many, many more!


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Gifts for Her

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Kids

Gifts for the Traveler


Gifts Under $50

Gifts for Hostess

Gifts for the Home

Gifts of Beauty






Things We Love: Holiday Traditions

Christmas traditions
Erica Dines George Photography via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


While we love adding modern aspects into our decor, when it comes to the holidays, we’re all about traditions. Christmas in particular is, to us, about family, about everyone gathered around the same tree. And, while it seems contradictory, maybe that’s the reason that we’ve scarcely had a Christmas with only our family around the table…

Christmas traditions table
Lauren DeLoach via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


Because, of course, as we all know, family isn’t just what you’re born into.

Christmas Traditions dining
Clary Bosbyshell Photographed by David Christensen via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


Family is who you choose in your life, who you love and cherish.

christmas traditions
Cottages & Gardens


Family is the people whose stocking you want to be right beside yours, hung by the chimney with care, on Christmas morning when you wake up, bright-eyed, to see what Santa brought.

Christmas traditions
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


Christmas morning is magical, of course, but, for us, Christmas Eve has always held a special place. Our Rocky Road candy is waiting beside the fireplace for the big man’s arrival. (Our Santa doesn’t do gluten… Plus, he has to get sick of cookies at some point.) And we turn the logs off, of course. Can you imagine if Santa slid down the chimney into that? Little Will has always been a  stickler about this.

Christmas decorations
Southern Accents


The night starts with all the family around the set-to-perfection dinner table. We use it all: the linen tablecloths, napkins, fine china, silver, silver service, crystal…

Christmas traditions dining table
Southern Accents


It’s a grand occasion, after all. Why wouldn’t we celebrate it in the finest fashion? Mom always cooks the same dinner: company chicken, brown rice, marinated asparagus, biscuits… Even the slightest deviation in the menu is cause for serious alarm. (And I grew up thinking that you can only eat company chicken, brown rice and marinated asparagus on Christmas Eve.)

Connecticut Cottages& Gardens


For dessert, there are cookies, of course. But Mom and I always cook meringues, as well. At least twice. Because, well, we never can remember if it’s a metal bowl you’re supposed to use or a glass one. (Even now, I have no idea.) And one of us feels sure. And we’re always wrong. Then they don’t stiffen properly. And we have used all the egg whites and we have to go back to the stuffed-to-the-gills grocery store. Then we mash Heath Bar with a hammer and fold it into whipped cream for a delicious topping. I, myself don’t much care for meringues. Neither does Mom. But, like I said, changes to the menu–even parts that no one even seems to like that much–are met with major consternation.

meringues Christmas traditions
Lark & Linen


But the BEST part of the dessert. The best, best, best part is the party poppers! The spark, the noise, the faint scent of gunpowder… It’s an event not to be missed, the right compromise for those who are more partial to Fourth of July.

party crackers Christmas traditions


Some years hold musical instruments that we all must learn to play, some have games or tiny treats. But the constant is the crowns. And, if you’re going to sit around our family Christmas Eve dinner table, you wear the crown. No exceptions. Kind of like the meringues.

gifts- Christmas traditions
Bijou and Boheme


Dinner holds this kind of magical expectation, that tense balance between wanting to savor every moment and wanting it to be over. Because, after dinner…

gifts - Christmas traditions
Lily Bunn via One Kings Lane


Everyone gets to pick one present to open! One well-chosen, hand-picked gift from underneath the tree. But only one. It is meant to whet your appetite, tide you over until the morning when the real unwrapping begins.

Hanna Anderson pajamas Christmas traditions
Hannah Anderson


And everyone gets Christmas jammies, of course. Because everyone must look his or her most dashing to greet the treats that Santa left.

We tuck in our beds way too late. Far, far too late. So late that when the little feet pitter pat down the hall wanting to see what Santa brought, we might, for a moment, regret how late we talked and laughed into the night. But then, there is coffee and Moravian Sugar Cake. And, of course, more time with family.

The pecan pie will be delicious. Grandmommy’s homemade caramel cake too. But, if you ask us, those special moments, those memories that we will cherish forever, are the sweetest part of all.


What are your favorite holiday traditions?  We’d love to know!


Looking for the perfect, personalized gift?

Photo via Porter Co. Book Shoppe

Order a copy of any of my books from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer, email me at [email protected], and I’ll send a personalized bookplate, bookmark, book light and coozie to go along with it. (While supplies last!) You can preorder Feels Like Falling, too! Signed copies available from Porter Co Book Shoppe, Beaufort Linen Co and Dee Gee’s Gifts and Books!


Holiday Gift Guide


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Gifts for Her

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Gifts for the Home

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For more Gift Giving Inspiration, visit Here and our Holiday Pinterest Boards




Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South is 

still #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South: “Writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” I’d love it if you checked it out!





The Dos & Don’ts of Holiday Decorating and More

ONE kIngs Lane Holiday decorating


The Dos & Don’ts of Holiday Decorating


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A Bathroom Refresh in Time for the Holidays

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Build Your Own Charcuterie Board

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Holiday Gift Guide

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If you are excited about the Christmas shopping and big sales online, take a look at some of our favorites:

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Gifts for Her

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Kids


Gifts for the Traveler


Gifts Under $50


Gifts for Hostess


Gifts for the Home


Amazing Black Friday Deals


– 25% Off EVERYTHING – Biggest Sale of the Year- serena and lily

– 30% Off Sitewide – one kings lane

Cyber Sale up to 50% OFF  nordstrom

 – $50 Off $200 – neiman marcus

– Fall Saleshopbop

 – Up to 50% off New Items & Up to 60% Off Sale Prices jcrew

 – Favorites for Your Homedesign chic

 – Black Friday Comes Early  25% Off SITEWIDE – wisteria

–  Our Holiday Gift Guide design chic



Peachtree Bluff Series

The entire Peachtree Bluff Series is a part of Amazon’s 3 for 2 promotion for a limited time–along with favorite titles of the year such as Where the Crawdads Sing, Little Fires Everywhere, Atomic Habits, Girl, Wash Your Face and Educated. Tons of great kids’ titles are featured as well, including the illustrated Harry Potter books! Just add all 3 to your cart and the price will reflect the promotion price just in time for Christmas gift giving!



Preparing your Home for The Holidays

Serena and Lily home for the holidays


Preparing your Home for The Holidays

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Rachel Parcell Nordstrom Holiday Collection


The New Rachel Parcell Holiday Collection is In




Makeup Trends for the Holidays

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Sales & Shopping


– Our Holiday Gift Guide design chic

– Fall Sale  Up to 25 Off All Pillows & Throws – serena and lily

Big Warehouse Sale Up to 75% Off All Art, Lighting & More – one kings lane

Sale 2019 – nordstrom

 – Up to 40% Off Fall Essentials neiman marcus

– Fall Sale shopbop

 – Additional 30% Off Sale Prices jcrew

 – Favorites for Your Homedesign chic

 – Buy More Save Morewisteria


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Gifts for Her



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Peachtree Bluff

If you’re one of those super early holiday shoppers (Guilty!) don’t forget The Peachtree Bluff Series! Books make great gifts and provide hours of enjoyment that will last long after they are unwrapped. (Signed copies are available from Beaufort Linen Co., Porter Co. Book Shoppe, Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books, and The Country Bookshop.  




Cozy and Classic Christmas Decorations


Now that we have finished hauling the rest of the Christmas decorations out of storage it is finally feeling like the most wonderful time of the year! Decorating for Christmas is one of our favorite things to do. If you need a little help getting started–or simply can’t get enough holiday decor–take a peek at this gorgeous Buckhead home from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles photographed by the fabulous Emily Followill Photography



















Whether you’re finished with your decorations or just getting started, we hope that whatever the rest of this holiday week holds, it fills you with joy. Thanks for making Design Chic a part of your celebration!



Today, we want to help make your holiday shopping a little bit easier with a $100 Visa gift card–and celebrate The Southern Side of Paradise’s cover. (Details on Rafflecopter.) Winner will be announced December 13!

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






Decorating for the Holidays with Style

Decorating with Style at One kings lane


Decorating for the Holidays with Style

 one kings lane



Creating a Guest Room That’s Holiday Ready

serena & lily


 If you are excited about the Christmas shopping and BIG BLACK FRIDAY SALES online, take a look at some of our favorites:




20% Off Sitewide  – one kings lane

Up to 50% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

20% Off SITEWIDE – serena and lily

Black Friday Up to 60% Off – nordstrom

Up to 60% off thru 11/25 – saks fifth avenue

Up to 60% off – net-a-porter

Sale of the Season  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items – anthropologie

50% Off EVERYTHING  j crew

Shop our Favorites – design chic






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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