10 Favorite Looks for Fall

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Christmas in Peachtree Bluff
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The fourth book in my bestselling Peachtree Bluff Series is releasing October 26 but is available NOW for preorder  from your bookseller of choice! 

In the newest installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown—and the holiday season in the process.

When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband James announce they are divorcing—and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response—Caroline, at her wits end, can’t think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island?

Quite a lot, as it turns out.

As the “storm of the century” heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they’re planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi’s recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen. With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly…and the Murphy sisters, who evacuated to New York, soon realize it’s up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline’s boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town—as well as their family.

In “pitch perfect tones” (Publishers Weekly) and written with her signature Southern charm, New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey explores the magic of Christmas, the power of forgiveness, and the importance of family in a tale that reminds us that, no matter the circumstances, home is always where we belong—especially during the holidays.

 

 

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House Tour: Rachel Goddard Design Studio

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Good morning, chic readers!  Today we have a house tour for the books, one that speaks to the very heart of the chic gorgeousness and soothing yet utterly stylish simplicity that we love.  We hope you enjoy every ounce of this stunning home, designed by  Rachel Goddard Design Studio and beautifully photographed by Roger Davies Photography, as much as we did.   Step inside and then take another peek so you don’t miss a single detail!

 

Rachel Goddard Design Studio kitchen

 

Rachel Goddard Design Studio butler's pantry

 

Rachel Goddard Design Studio dining room

 

Rachel Goddard Design Studio kitchen

 

Rachel Goddard Design Studio. living room open floor plan

 

Rachel Goddard Design Studio bedroom

 

Rachel Goddard Design Studio bathroom

 

Rachel Goddard Design Studio bathroom

 

Rachel Goddard Design Studio bedroom

 

Rachel Goddard Design Studio bathroom

 

modern farmhouse

 

Modern farmhouse porch

 

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 Start your Summer on the right note by slipping a copy of my latest novel, the instant New York Times bestseller,  Under the Southern Sky, into your beach bag!

More About Under the Southern Sky

 

One of E!’s Must-Read Books for April
One of Country Living’s 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring
One of Bookstr’s 8 Most Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Frolic’s 12 Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of BookTrib’s Most-Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Brit + Co’s Books You Should Read with Your BFF

 

​Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, NYT bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names).

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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“I found out my marriage was over the day my ‘Modern Love’ piece appeared in the New York Times.” And so begins UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, available now from @simon.audio! If you need the perfect listen for your Memorial Day Weekend road trip, check out this audio clip! And, of course… it’s the perfect paperback for your beach bag—not to mention an on-theme red, white and blue 🇺🇸

 

Whatever you’re doing this holiday weekend, we hope it’s great! We’re remembering everyone who has sacrificed to make our country great!

 

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UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY

 

One of E!’s Must-Read Books for April
One of Country Living’s 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring
One of Bookstr’s 8 Most Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Frolic’s 12 Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of BookTrib’s Most-Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Brit + Co’s Books You Should Read with Your BFF

 

​Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, NYT bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names).

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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House Tour: Mary Beth Wagner Interiors Beauty

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors - Nathan Schroder Photography foyer

Good morning, chic friends, and happy Wednesday! Are you in the mood to tour a fabulous home today? We know we are! This gorgeous home designed by Mary Beth Wagner Interiors is the perfect combination of chic and traditional and hits all the high notes when it comes to style. So take a look around. You’re welcome to stay as long as you like!

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors - Nathan Schroder Photography living room

 

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors - Nathan Schroder Photography living room

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors - Nathan Schroder Photography family room

 

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Mary Beth Wagner Interiors - Nathan Schroder Photography kitchen

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors - Nathan Schroder Photography breakfast room

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors - Nathan Schroder Photography foyer

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors - Nathan Schroder Photography bedroom

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors - Nathan Schroder Photography

 

 

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Less than 1 Week Until Under the Southern Sky!!

 

 

Need a breather?? Take a quick, 30-second vacay Under the Southern Sky with me… Can’t wait to share my favorite book yet with you on April 20! Have a great day, friends! Can’t wait to see you on tour, starting next week!

 

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More About Under the Southern Sky

 

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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Organizing Your Kitchen with Humphrey Munson

Berkeley Oak - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson Blog

 

Back-to-school time (even if it’s just virtual!) always gets us in an organization mood.

 

Cuffs - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson Blog

 

Don’t get us wrong: There is nothing sweeter than the off-schedule, laid-back, lazy days of summer.

 

Weybridge Project - Humphrey Munson

 

But when the time comes, we’re usually ready for a little structure–and our houses are too!

 

Farthing - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson Blog

 

Humphrey Munson is giving us all the inspiration we need today to empty those drawers, clear out the pantry, and finally toss the Tupperware and water bottles whose tops have seemed to disappear…

 

Longford Pantry, Felsted - Humphrey Munson

 

Because there’s no doubt that an uncluttered space feels like a giant exhale.

 

Longford Pantry, Felsted - Humphrey Munson

 

After a summer of sandy feet,

 

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And beach bags by the door,

 

Humphrey Munson Kitchen design with organizing storage

 

We’re craving the structure and simplicity of an on-schedule home with everything in its place.

 

Georgian Glazed Screens - Georgian Hunting Lodge - organizing Humphrey Munson Blog

 

The heart of the home is always the best place to start–

 

Georgian Glazed Screens - Georgian Hunting Lodge - Humphrey Munson Blog

 

Or maybe the butler’s pantry if we had one like this!

 

Farthing - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson Blog

 

From a chic spot for meal planning,

To a casual space for family lounging, Humphrey Munson kitchens can do absolutely no wrong. We hope these gorgeous inspiration kitchens have motivated you to live your best kitchen life like they have us!

Paul Craig Photography

 

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Thanks for spending your summer with Design Chic. We love seeing you here!

HUGE thank you to Today.com for featuring my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling–and me! Need a great end-of-summer read? Check out my instant USA TODAY Bestselling Feels Like Falling! Looking to write a novel? Check out these 8 awesome tips by favorite authors!

 

Looking for your next Summer read?  I would love it if you would pick up a copy of my instant bestselling novel, Feels Like Falling!

Chic Chat With Laura Hodges

 

Good morning, chic readers! Do we ever have a treat for you! The lovely Laura Hodges is here today for a chic chat, and we can’t wait for you to hear about where she gets her inspiration, her commitment to sustainable design and her biggest accomplishment to date. We think her work speaks for itself, but, even still, it’s so fun to get the story behind the design star. But don’t take our word for it. Enjoy!

1. How did you get started as a designer?

I’ve always loved interior design but I never realized just how incredible this industry could be. I initially earned a business degree then, after working at a marketing firm for a few years and feeling a need to be more creative, I decided to pursue a degree from New York School of Interior Design. While at school I interned with Jamie Drake and after school I worked briefly with Thomas Jayne before starting my own firm in 2016.

2.Where do you get your inspiration?

I find inspiration from my clients’ unique taste whether it’s art and textiles they already own, their favorite travel destinations, or simply a curated collection of their favorite spaces.

 

3.Do you have a favorite project to date? Or a favorite type of project that tends to be your favorite?

A favorite recent project was a loft with 18’ high ceilings and lots of custom design elements such as a new set of stairs and railings, a 15’ high bookcase backed with grasscloth and fully custom kitchen and bathrooms. I also had the opportunity to design some beautiful custom pieces of furniture and accessories for this project.

4.What is the biggest challenge you face as a designer?

My biggest challenge is sourcing sustainable furnishings for our projects. We work hard to make sure that our design is not only beautiful and functional but also environmentally responsible and healthy for our client’s homes.

5. What do you consider your biggest accomplishment to date?

I’m very proud of growing the business from just myself working at home to now having my husband directing the operations and an assistant designer and design coordinator working on projects with me. We also have a small home decor shop, Domain, that’s both a brick and mortar and online.

6.Are there any designers that particularly inspire you?

I love Kelly Wearstler, Athena Calderone and Darryl Carter. Their individual taste and styles are very different from each other but equally inspiring to me.

 

Go-to paint color?

I love Benjamin Moore’s Simply White and Healing Aloe, depending on the space and existing materials of course.

 

Ebooks or hardbacks?

I’m definitely a hard back reader, no e-books for me, but I love audio books too.

 

M&Ms or Skittles?

Peanut M&Ms are the best!

 

Coffee or tea?

Always tea. I was born in England so it’s tea all day.

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Looking for Something fun to do this Week? Join me at one of these fun events!

Tuesday, August 4

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Kristy Woodson Harvey in Conversation with Julie Pennell. Garden District Bookshop. Virtual/Zoom Event. 7 pm EST.

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Booktowne Virtual Event, 5:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 5

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Browseabout Books Virtual Event, 5 pm EST  – CLICK  REGISTER just under the time

 

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Friends & Fiction LIVE 7 pm with Elin Hilderbrand. I’m hosting!

 

 

Tour a Georgetown Row Home and BIG SUMMER SALES!

Georgetown Row Home - Marika Meyer Interiors | Angie Seckinger PHotographer
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Tour a Georgetown Row Home

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Unique Items for Every Room in Your House

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The Most Relaxing Porch

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10 Family Rooms Perfect for Gathering

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Jenkins Interiors | Nathan Schroder Photography

 

Memorial Day week is officially here! And, yup, just like most things, it’s going to look a little different this year…But that doesn’t mean that we can’t still get out the hot dogs and baked beans and celebrate with our families. (Socially distanced and 10 at a time, of course!)

 

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To get you in the celebrating spirit, check out ten of our favorite family rooms that are the perfect place to gather the ones you love most–even if it’s just for family movie night. 

 

blue and white family room Jenny Keenan Design
Jenny Keenan Design

 

With plenty of seating… 

 

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Lots of light

 

blue and white family room Jenny Keenan Design
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The perfect accessories…

 

blue and white family room Jenkins Interiors
Jenkins Interiors | Nathan Schroder Photography

 

And enviable architectural details

 

Kara Miller Design | Brantley Photography

 

 

These family rooms are big on inspiration! 

 

Kara Miller Design | Brantley Photography

 

 

Connected to the kitchen? All the better!

 

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Studio McGee | Lucy Call Photography

 

And if you can’t make it to the beach, at least you can look at it from the comfort of your family room. For indoor style, we don’t think it gets much better than these chic spaces. Which is your favorite?

 

Need a Memorial Day Read? Check out Nature.Books.And.Coffee’s Review of my Instant USA Today Bestseller, Feels Like Falling:

“Feels Like Falling” by Kristy Woodson Harvey @kristywharvey was a definite 5⭐!!… This story has a dual POV, alternating between Gray and Diana. Gray just lost her mother to cancer!  She is the CEO of her company and recently split from her husband who cheated on her. She goes to spend the summer at the North Carolina shore. Diana who loses her job at the pharmacy has just broke up with her boyfriend, moved out of their shared apartment and planning to just live in her car! Just so happens, Gray has a spare guest house and offers Diana to stay there. These 2 , very different women truly Bond and help each other through the hard times in their life. They learn so much about themselves, and what really matters in life! I loved both characters!! This story was sweet, dealing with love, loss, romance, motherhood, and life!! This truly was a perfect beach read. A very endearing, positive read.

 

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