Natural Seating for Every Space

Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house


Good morning, dear readers! We are thinking of you so much as we all social distance and are so grateful for the connection of our online community now more than ever. What a gift it is to be able to communicate with all of you every day!


Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house


We are encouraged by the generosity and selflessness of our friends, of the way communities are pulling together for the common good, by the arrival of spring and by the promise of summer, right around the corner. 


Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house


We are using this found time to catch up on some decor projects around our houses, namely organizing, streamlining and sprucing for the warmer weather ahead! Case and point? This sweet bedroom nook got a springtime facelift with these natural chairs, pillows, throws and darling basket from one of our very most favorites, Serena & Lily.  We adore the chic yet relaxed look of these cozy chairs and have already spent so much time curled up with them. This has already become our favorite home school spot!


natural seating in living room Serena & Lily


The fun thing about natural seating is that it doesn’t have to be terribly involved. Just adding a chair or two lends an entirely new look to a whole room without undertaking an entire makeover. 




natural seating in living room Serena & Lily


We couldn’t love our chairs in the natural shade any more,  but this indigo is positively fantastic also. 




natural seating in living room Serena & Lily


This is one of our favorite chairs in Serena & Lily’s current line. It is such a throwback to a classic beach house, updated for today. 




natural seating in dining room Serena & Lily


And these stunning chairs completely define this dining room, making every meal an event.




natural seating hanging chair in living room Serena & Lily


We are big, huge fans of hanging chairs anywhere, but especially in places like this where seating is needed but a view needs to be preserved. 




natural seating wicker bench in entry Serena & Lily


We love this piece so much…




natural seating wicker bench in Beaufort house bedroomSerena & Lily


That we featured this natural bench in our guest room. It lends an instant beachy look and is a piece we have loved more and more as time has passed. It is durable, convenient seating that created an instant sense of “finish” at the end of this bed.




natural seating in nursery Serena & Lily


Natural fibers couldn’t be more perfect anywhere than in a nursery. They are wonderfully gender neutral and make the transition from nursery, to toddler room, child to teenager, effortlessly. How many pieces can say that?




natural seating in hanging chair in playroom from Serena & Lily


We have to say, we couldn’t love this swing (And pillows! And basket! And floor pillow! And throw!) any more in our playroom. A hanging swing made a difficult-to-decorate attic slant easy and whimsical, perfect for kids and adults alike. As we hunker down in our houses and spend more time here this spring, what could be better than that?


Thank you so much for dropping by during this chaotic time, friends. We’ll continue to be here to (hopefully!) make your days a little brighter, a little more beautiful and take you somewhere new, if only for a little while!






In Good Taste: Lisa Tharp Architecture + Design

Lisa Tharp entrance


Life–and houses–are all about the details. And no one embraces that philosophy better than Lisa Tharp Architecture + Design. From the largest room to the tiniest nook, nothing is overlooked. During this season that is all about the little things, take a peek at some of our favorite work from this talented designer–and get a jumpstart on your home inspiration for 2019.


Lisa Tharp staircase


Lisa Tharp living room


Lisa Tharp living room


Lisa Tharp living room


Lisa Tharp interiors


Lisa Tharp kitchen


Lisa Tharp kitchen


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Lisa Tharp bedroom


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Lisa Tharp bathroom


Lisa Tharp sunroom


Lisa Tharp entrance


We hope you loved the good taste of Lisa Tharp Architecture + Design as much as we did. 

Thanks so much for spending a part of your holiday season with us here at Design Chic. We love it when you stop by!






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





Tour a Fabulous Berkshire Lake House


Tour a Berkshire Lake House

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Get Your Bedroom Summer Ready

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Tips for Designing a Small Kitchen

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Styling your Dining Room and Kitchen

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Vacation Style with Matches Fashions

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The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in you tote.
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In Good Taste: Laurel & Wolf Design

Laurel & Wolf

From E! News host Catt Sadler, to country music maven Kelsea Ballerini, famed photographer Gray Malin to Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief, Laurel & Wolf Interior Design has no shortage of celebrity clients.

Laurel & Wolf kitchen

But the good news is, you don’t have to be a star–or have a celebrity budget–to use Laurel & Wolf’s incredible design process to enjoy a fabulous renovation of your own home. (And Laurel & Wolf is offering Design Chic readers an AMAZING discount, so keep reading to find out more!)

Laurel & Wolf music room
country music starlet, Kelsea Ballerini’s music room


Laurel & Wolf allows you to go “From ‘Before’ to ‘After’ in Three Easy Steps” and the process really couldn’t be simpler! This time of the year, especially, we need simple…

Laurel & Wolf living room
Catt Sadler’s living room


First, you talk with the team about your dream space, so they can pair you with the perfect designer for you.

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Catt Sadler’s living room


Second, you watch online as your design comes together. The best part? You can make any changes you want! So, if you love the rug, but hate the color, it’s simple to swap it out. 

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Catt Sadler’s living room

Third, you can order products from your curated shopping list sourced from hundreds of vendors, all online, from one site. Your brand-new room arrives at your door! The process couldn’t be easier, and we think you’ll agree that the results are nothing short of fabulous. 

The best part? Packages start at only $79! 

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Gray Malin’s Office


Laurel & Wolf also offers a price match guarantee, so if you find an identical product at a better price, they’ll match it. 

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Gray Malin’s Office


And this is far from a one-size-fits-all process. Whether you’re looking for a traditional revamp, a boho-chic overhaul, a glamorous renovation or anything in between, Laurel & Wolf can pair you with the perfect designer for you. 

Laurel & Wolf office renovation
Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief’s office


Today, our friends at Laurel & Wolf are giving Design Chic readers a HUGE perk: up to 50% off design packages for their online interior design service with code DESIGNCHIC. 

Laurel and Wolf office renovation
Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief’s office


This holiday season, we think this is one of the best deals around and the perfect gift. Because a gorgeous home that reflects its owners’ style is the gift that keeps on giving. 





















Things We Love: Piece & Palette

Piece + Palette dining room

When it comes to creating a fabulous home, we don’t know about you, but we love finding things that can simplify our design process. So, when we stumbled across a gorgeous new site that does just that, Piece + Palette, we were intrigued right away!

Piece + Palette sitting room

Not only are Marisa, Jen and Lauren three best girlfriends from NC but these ladies have style and a concept that is totally unique and, if you ask us, totally brilliant!

Piece + Palette dining

They created Piece+Palette to simplify the design process in multiple ways. For one, many of the rooms you see on this post (plus tons more!) are available on their site to shop, in whole or piece by piece. You can literally snag an entire room, which, frankly, sounds amazing, or choose a palette and pick pieces to create a customized room. 

Piece + Palette living room

If that sounds overwhelming, no need to worry! Interior designer Lauren Burns is on hand to answer questions along the way. You can actually upload pictures of your specific space and get Lauren’s advice on whether they will work.

Piece + Palette living room

Or, if you have a specific questions about something that’s been puzzling you–like, whether the light fixture you’ve been eyeing on Piece+Palette is too big for your room–you can get expert advice right away!

Piece + Palette kitchen

Such a huge, huge help when it comes to taking the guesswork out of creating a beautiful, functional room. 

Piece + Palette sitting area

If you’ve ever stood in the Benjamin Moore store with 200 blue paint chips in your hand, you know, like we do, that paint colors can be tricky! Benjamin Moore sends high res photos of the paints used in Piece+Palette designer rooms that Lauren has designed, and, better yet, these lovely ladies match paint colors to fabrics they offer on the website.

Piece + Palette pillows

As if that weren’t enough, Lauren is also on hand to give color advice. If you’ve ever painted and entire room only to realize that you meant to have a warm gray but you got lavender, you can imagine how invaluable this advice is!

Piece + Palette flowers

These ladies all have different tastes and styles that are represented on the site, but they always agree on these three key principles:

Piece + Palette porch

  1. Just because it’s expensive, that doesn’t make it fabulous!
  2. Quality over quantity…always, always, always!
  3. Be unique!  Make your home your sanctuary and a reflection of yourself and what you and your family love.

We couldn’t agree any more… If you’re looking for a summer spruce, stop by and see our new southern friends at Piece+Palette! 

Catherine Nguyen Photograpy

Lauren Burns Interiors

What People are Saying About Slightly South of Simple:

“Kristy Woodson Harvey really knows how to tell a southern tale. Every single time her stories unwind gently, like a soft wind in Georgia, then that wind catches you off guard and throws you into her characters’ tumultuous lives. Slightly South of Simple is the same. One gracious, old home inherited from Grandma, one mother who has so many secrets if the walls talked they would pour out like lemonade on a hot summer day, and three headstrong sisters, all working their way through the chaotic mess and joy of life, together. I loved it.” (–New York Times bestselling author Cathy Lamb )

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Slightly South of Simple yet, take advantage of Barnes & Noble’s Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer! It’s the perfect time to stock up on summer reading!

The Home of Roberta Roller Rabbit Founder and More!

Roberta Roller Rabbit bedroom


The Home of Roberta Roller Rabbit Founder

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4 Healthy Dinner Ideas

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Photography :Joshua McHugh


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What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple

I feel so proud of Kristy every time I open one of her books! Her writing is intriguing and warm and I can’t go by a summer without having one of her novels in hand.  – Luciane, Home Bunch

Heading on Vacation?  Barnes and Noble has a BUY 2 GET THE 3RD FREE SALE and Slightly South of Simple is included!  


25% OFF Shorts Tops, Sandals & Swim- anthropologie 

Extra 30% off Sale- j crew

Just Added Savings Sale  – one kings lane

Up to 70% off Sale – shopbop

Up to 65% off – neiman marcus

New to Sale – serena and lily

The Big Half Anniversary Sale – nordstrom





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