In Good Taste: Park and Oak Design

Park & Oak Design entrance

Even their name conjures good feelings. Park and Oak Design. It sounds like a firm that brings the outdoors in. That creates simple yet beautiful design schemes that feel totally livable.

Park and Oak dining room


It’s kind of like judging a book by its cover. You’re really not supposed to but, sometimes, the cover does give you a really accurate glimpse into what the book is about.


Park and Oak family room


In this case, we judged a firm by its name. And like that book cover, it did give us a pretty accurate glimpse into what was to come.


Park and Oak butler's pantry


If we had to pick one word to describe Oak and Park Design, we think we’d choose… airy. (It’s hard to choose one word, especially when you’re used to getting 85,000 to describe things.)


Park & Oak Design living room


There’s a minimalistic air about this firm’s work that we find incredibly appealing and totally refreshing.


Park and Oak kitchen


A modern streak runs through all of these designs that pairs well with traditional touches.


Park and Oak kitchen


And you know how we love a white kitchen!


Park and Oak


We love how simple this kitchen is. You can never go wrong with wood beams, white pendants and a touch of natural fiber.

Park & Oak Design kitchen

It took us a while to warm up to the idea, but we are now big fans of mixing metals. This kitchen is case and point!



These pendants are perfection.

Park & Oak Design dining room

Speaking of pendants, this is one of our favorites. It’s even more stunning in real life!


Saarinen tables are always a favorite. Sleek, modern and totally functional, they’re a great pick for a breakfast room, especially one that isn’t huge.

Park & Oak Design bathroom

The right combination of high and low, rustic and modern, this gorgeous bathroom is the perfect mix of favorite elements blended together in just the right way.


Looking for the perfect spot to work from home?   This home office is perfection!  All in all, we think you’ll agree that the work of Park and Oak is in good taste. Which is your favorite room?


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I am over-the-moon about my first starred review from Publishers Weekly! Can’t wait for all of you to read Under the Southern Sky on April 20! It’s available for preorder now wherever books are sold. 

From PW: Harvey (Feels Like Falling) delivers a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in this tearjerker…Harvey brings her characters to life, including Greer, whose heartbreaking journal entries reflect on scans of the embryos and imagine the family she and Parker would have. These passages are particularly wrenching, making the book’s happy ending all the more moving. Fans of women’s fiction will devour this. (Apr.)




Tour a Janie Molster Designed Florida Bungalow

Janie Molster Palm Beach home design
Gordon Gregory Photography



Tour a Janie Molster Designed Florida Bungalow

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Serena & Lily beach style living room


Create the Perfect Spot to Relax With the Entire Family

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Studio McGee | Lucy Call Photography




Update Your Home Office

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Cozy Cashmere for Winter Days at an EXTRA 40% OFF

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Neiman Marcus blouse


Add a Statement Blouse to Your Wardrobe

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Check out Under the Southern Sky, the novel that #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lisa Wingate called, “a warm-hearted mix of hometown charm and the sort of thoroughly modern problems that bring us back to the people who know us best and the places that remind us of who we really are.” On sale April 20, 2021.

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, internationally bestselling author of The Winemaker’s Wife).


Happy Valentine’s Day, sweet friends, and thank you for visiting Design Chic!  We always love seeing you here!



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10 Favorite Andrew J. Howard Laundry Rooms/Mudrooms

Andrew J. Howard mudrooms
Eric Piasecki Photography


With only four days until Christmas, we think now is the time to savor some of our favorite things.


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Laurey W. Glenn Photography


Among them? Anything–and we do mean anything–by Andrew J. Howard Interior Design.


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Lucas Allen Photography


Laundry rooms and mudrooms in many homes can become forgotten spaces.


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Max Kim-Bee Photography


But, in Howard’s capable hands, they become experiences, 


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Max Kim-Bee Photography


Spaces that blend as seamlessly–and importantly–with the rest of a home’s decor as the living or dining room.


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
David Tsay Photography


Pretty color palettes and vivid patterns create spaces that feel special,


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
David A. Land Photography


That make storage and laundry main events. 


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Laurey W Glenn Photography


And, in some cases, are so charming they become multi-purpose office areas as well.


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Max Kim Bee Photography


We don’t know about you, but we’re hoping Santa brings us a sunny yellow laundry room just like this!


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudroom
Max Kim-Bee Photography


Or, really, any Andrew Howard-designed space for that matter! What about you? 


Still making your list and checking it twice? We’ve got you covered…






















































It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, 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.





10 Favorite Work-from-Home Spaces


Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Architect: Ross Piper Interior Design: Clary Bosbyshell Photographer: Emily Followill


Yup. There’s no doubt about it: Covid has changed everything… 



Andrew J. Howard | Lucas Allen Photography



We don’t know about you, but we’d done approximately three Zooms before quarantine. Now they’re a daily occurrence! But we have no complaints about working from home–especially when the home office is as gorgeous as this!




Andrew J. Howard| Francesco Lagnese Photography



Beautiful built-ins,


Jenkins Interiors | Nathan Schroder Photography



Chic library lights,


Collins Interiors | Nathan Schroder Photography



And cozy occasional seating,


Design Atelier | Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Emily Followill Photography



Create super cool multipurpose spaces that make the work day comfier, cozier and all together easier. 



Beth Webb Interior Design | Emily Followill Photography



And plenty of personality, 


Beth Webb Interiors | Emily Followill Photography



Add up to a peaceful work space–in PJs if you please! What are your essentials for a home workspace with style?


Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! We always love it when you stop by!


Today is the day! I’ll be announcing the THREE winners of the first advance copies of UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY this afternoon. To enter, simply share the cover on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #underthesouthernsky!

Head over to Instagram to enter our super fun giveaway with Southern Sugar Bakery!



In Good Taste: Toledo Geller


Good morning, readers! Ready for a bright spot in your day? We know we are!



To that end, Toledo Geller absolutely delivers! Curl up with a good book in this gorgeous family room,



Sip your morning coffee surrounded by chic stripes,



Or have an evening cocktail with friends (via FaceTime!) among the flowers,



Bright whites



Soothing blues,



And perfect layers,



Create unforgettable spaces that wow. Doesn’t this eat-in kitchen remind you of the chicest cafe? (Who needs to leave home?)



A charming, cozy and perfectly appointed kitchen, 



An adorable homework nook with plenty of storage,


Jacob Snavely Photography

And astonishingly beautiful exteriors are all hallmarks of Toledo Geller’s good taste. What’s your favorite space?


We hope Design Chic is a bright spot in your day during this difficult time. We love seeing you here!


We’re offering up our favorite quarantine design tips over on Patti Callahan Henry‘s blog to start her Stay at Home Book Tour! Check it out!

During this tough time what could be better than a new book? 

Feels Like Falling releases April 28, 2020 everywhere books are sold! Head over to Instagram and tell us your favorite independent bookstore enter a fun giveaway of The Southern Side of Paradise!