10 Favorite Living Rooms: Decorating Above the Sofa

painting above the sofa in living room by Marie Flanigan
Marie Flanigan


Happy Monday, friends! Y’all know how much we love getting your questions–and how much we hope we can help you answer them. 


painting above the sofa in living room by Carrier and Co
Carrier and Co via Dering Hall


We recently received a question about our favorite ways to decorate above the sofa–and we jumped at the chance to find some fabulous examples of ways to do just that. 


chinoiserie screen above the sofa in living room by Phoebe Howard
Phoebe Howard


This stunning screen is a bit unexpected over the sofa, a tiny bit three-dimensional, which we love, and fills the space beautifully!


painting above the sofa in living room by Brooks and Falotico
Brooks & Falotico via New England Home Magazine


We love this monochromatic look, the way this painting blends with the wallpaper behind it creating a subtle statement that draws the eye again and again.


painting above the sofa in living room by J.K. Kling
J.K. Kling


Then again… a bolder statement works so well. And, in this case, bigger isn’t necessarily better. With the balance of the lamps, the proportions work perfectly. 


map above the sofa in living room by Studio McGee
Studio McGee


One of my favorite pieces in my house is a framed map from our honeymoon to the British Virgin Islands, complete with notes and pen marks. This map gives a similar vibe–and anything that evokes a happy memory is a bonus. 


triptych painting above the sofa in living room by Alessandra Branch
Alessandra Branca


This triptych is a great alternative to one large painting, 


bird watercolors above the sofa in living room by Sarah Bartholomew
Sarah Bartholomew


While a gallery wall that incorporates the sofa but doesn’t depend on it creates a unique look.


Baskets above the sofa by Chango & Co
Chango and Co


As we’ve said before, 3-d art–like these baskets–is organic and eye-catching,


triptych above the sofa by Alessandra Branca
Alessandra Branca


And embracing a theme–like this chic coastal style–is always welcome. With so many options, it’s hard to choose how to decorate over a sofa! What’s your favorite look?

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We love seeing you here! And don’t hesitate to send us your burning design questions at [email protected]


I had the best week in New York doing the final meetings for my next book, Feels Like Falling and then at the Savannah Book Fest! And I got to make my NYC TV debut at NY Live–and feature some of my favorite products. It was so much fun!


Top Ten Favorite Rooms With Round Mirrors

round mirrors Lynn Morgan design
Lynn Morgan Design


Happy Monday, readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend.  We are so excited to share some of our favorite rooms with round mirrors.  They add  just the right amount of  style and personality to any space in your home. So take a few minutes, refill your coffee, and let us know – do you love a round mirror?  


Jenny Wolf Round Mirrors Jenny Wolf Interiors


large round mirror Beth Webb
Beth Webb Interior Design


Serena & Lily


large round mirrors Wisteria decor


round mirrors One Kings Lane
One Kings Lane


large round mirrors Bria Hammel
Bria Hammel


large round mirrors Park and Oak Design
Park & Oak interior Design


Round Mirrors Studio McGee
Studio McGee


large round mirrors Beth Webb interiors
Beth Webb Interiors

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My next novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, releases April 28, 2020! I can’t wait to share this tale of Gray and Diana, their unlikely friendship, their summer loves and their chance at happily ever after, the sequel, with all of you. It’s never too early to preorder from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and 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.




House Tour: Jenny Wolf Interiors Showstopper

Jenny Wolf Interiors brass lock on entry door


When we saw this lock, we knew that this Devonshire house tour from Jenny Wolf Interiors, was off to a good start.  It’s a fantastic indicator of what’s to come beyond the front door!

Jenny Wolf Interiors living room with black and white art

The laid-back chic vibe of this house pulled us in right away.

Jenny Wolf Interiors living room with antlers and velvet chair

And a little touch of rustic increases the feeling of comfort and being right at home.

Jenny Wolf Interiors kitchen with subway tile

Great quotes are a favorite of ours. And we think this is one to remember. “Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moments and making the most of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next… Delicious ambiguity.” 

Jenny Wolf Interiors kitchen with window seat and banquette with round dining table

And deliciousness is what the kitchen is all about!

Jenny Wolf Interiors kitchen with chicken wire on cabinet doors

Jenny Wolf Interiors adds special little touches that make a home unique.  These wire cabinets are fantastic! And the elephant is so sweet!

Jenny Wolf Interiors bathroom with steel shower door and black paint

This gorgeous bathroom proves that black walls don’t have to feel dark. White accents and plenty of light lend that airy feel.

Jenny Wolf Interiors bathroom

This brass mirror and steel faucet add to the industrial feel.

Jenny Wolf Interiors bathroom with subway tile in shower and black steel shower doors

Glass and steel windows and doors are one of our favorite elements of a home. As a shower door, they shine! 

Jenny Wolf Interiors bedroom with round mirror over bed

Antique accents add to the eclectic feel, proving that choosing things you love and mixing them together in a way that seems right is always a winning idea. 


HAPPY NEW YEAR and thanks to all of you, our dear, precious friends, for spending time with us at Design Chic.  Your support means the world, and we are truly humbled!  Wishing you a 2020 filled with love, laughter and of course, chic design! 

We adore this image from Serena & Lily almost as much as we love their chic, relaxed style!


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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 has

just hit #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South of Simple:
“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!




Things We Love: Inspiring Home Offices

home office in dark blue from Suzanne Kasler
Suzanne Kasler


After years of dreaming and planning and drawing, being displaced from Hurricane Florence. and then finally moving home, I think that 2020 might actually be the year I get something I’ve wanted since we moved: my own home office!


Home office with brass floor lamp
Architectural Digest


I had the brightest, most beautiful, super fun office at our old house, and I would hole away there and write for hours. 


Home office Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest


Now, I’m dreaming of the day when I have my own little dedicated space again.


Home office with bookcase


It will be filled with bookcases (of course!), 


home office with antique desk
Dering Hall– Monarch Design


And my favorite pretty desk will take center stage.


Beth Webb home office
Beth Webb


It will be clean, streamlined and clutter-free,


Beth Webb


But extra seating for friends (and my boys!) is a must too. 


Beth Webb


Add floor-to-ceiling windows with a water view,


Home office from Urban Grace
Urban Grace


And a huge board for visioning, plotting and planning,


Home office with red lacquer cabinets
Katie Ridder Design Eric Piaseck Photography


And I’ll have all the perfect ingredients for a fabulous home office. As you look to 2020, are you planning on creating–or renovating–your own office space? 

Thanks so much for spending your holidays with Design Chic. We love having you here!


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In Good Taste: NoMad Design

Nomad Design living room with dark wood and white sofa


Find Your Home.


Nomad Design living room with cathedral ceiling


It’s Nomad Design’s motto, the mantra that their incredible designs and good taste revolve around, and it’s evident from the major pieces down to every last throw pillow. 


Nomad Design bathroom with round mirror


This firm seeks to create homes that blend their clients’ lifestyles with the environment around them. 


Nomad Design kitchen with wood beams


And the results are stunning.


Nomad Design kitchen with wood beams


From the perfect blend of old and new, 


Nomad Design Kitchen with stainless appliances


To windows that take advantage of every view, 


Nomad design kitchen


An organic feel,


Nomad kitchen with shiplap ceiling


To a clean, modern look, Nomad Design’s attention to detail is evident in every nook in the home. 


Nomad twin bedroom in black and white


Simple and chic in black and white is always in style for any space–and the painted floors pull it together perfectly. 


Nomad bathroom with a view


Bathing with a view is such a luxury–especially in a bathroom this gorgeous. 


Nomad Design Bathroom with blonde wood and freestanding tub


This unique bathroom is a reminder that spaces don’t have to be cookie cutter–and that there’s always a way to make it work. 


NoMad Design patio pergola with climbing vines and swings


But we think it might be the outdoor space here that is the crowning jewel. Bright colors are the perfect addition to the sleek design that matches the interiors so perfectly. This is the kind of place we’d like to celebrate all holiday season long!


Looking for the perfect, personalized gift?

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!) 

Dear Carolina

Lies and Other Acts of Love

The Peachtree Bluff Series: Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm, The Southern Side of Paradise

Preorder Feels Like Falling


Holiday Gift Guide


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Gifts for Her

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A Stylish Cyber Monday


Cozy, merry and oh so bright, this party-ready living room is exactly what we need this Cyber Monday morning. Whether you’re an early-bird shopper or wait until the last minute, Serena & Lily has the perfect present for everyone on your list. From essentials for making every partygoer comfortable,



To the most fabulous bedding and bath for those extra-special overnight gifts, your sleigh will be full after a visit to this one-stop shop. And, of course, don’t forget to take advantage of Cyber-Monday pricing–and then sit back, relax, and use your 25% off savings for a celebratory bottle of wine. (Or, better yet, those throw-pillows you’ve been eyeing!)


One Kings Lane


Take 30% Off Everything at One Kings Lane



50% Off Cyber Monday Sale at J. Crew



25% Off Sitewide at Wisteria



Up To 75% Off at Shopbop


And while we love the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, sometimes it’s wonderful to sit at home with a hot cup of coffee and browse the internet for the best holiday deals.  And boy, do we have deals today!  It’s Cyber Monday, so no need to brave the traffic and the cold. We’ll bring the sales to you, right in the comfort of your own home.  Enjoy!




J.Crew Sale – Take 50% off 

Shopbop SaleTake up to 75% off

Nordstrom – Take 40% off select products

Neiman Marcus – Take an extra 25% Off Sale

Serena and Lily – Take 25% off everything

One Kings Lane – Take 30% Off Sitewide

Revolve – Take up to 65% off select items

DVF – Take Up to 25% off sitewide

Madewell – Take 30% off your entire purchase + an addition 10% off

Anthropologie – Take 30% off

Barneys – Store Closing Sale – Take 40% off 

Tory Burch – Take 30% off select styles

Kate Spade – Take 40% off entire site

Moda Operandi – Up to 50% Off + An Additional 30% Off 1 day only

Saks Fifth Avenue – Up to 50% off Designer Clothing


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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



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