10 Favorite Home Offices and Father’s Day Gift Idea

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

 

 

10 Favorite Home Offices

– design chic

 

one kings lane settee for the home

 

Bring the Outdoors In with a Furniture Refresh

– one kings lane

 

j.crew linen dress for home and out

 

Summer Dress Code

– jcrew

 

 

A 30 Second Getaway with Under the Southern Sky

– simon & schuster

 

 

Serena & Lily director's chairs
barstools for your home kitchen

 

Favorite Look for Summer Dining

– serena & lily

 

 

Herschel backpack

 

Father’s Day Gift Ideas 

– nordstrom

 

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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 summer road trip, check out this audio clip! And, of course… it’s the perfect paperback for your beach bag!

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.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP 5 POSTS OF 2017 HERE ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

 

 

House Tour: Mark D. Sikes Designed LA Home

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

We don’t know about you, but, for us, Memorial Day always feels like the start of summer, official or not! We are more than ready for warm sunshine, long days on the beach and poolside reading. California is a place that knows how to do summertime right, and this gorgeous home designed by the talented Mark Sikes, is a perfect California summer stunner. Peruse every room and then go back a second time and savor. You won’t want to miss a single layer!

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

 

 

Amy Neunsinger Photography

 

Which room is your favorite?

 

Thanks for visiting Design Chic!  We always love seeing you here!

 

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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 summer road trip, check out this audio clip! And, of course… it’s the perfect paperback for your beach bag!

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Under the Southern Sky

 

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.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP 5 POSTS OF 2017 HERE ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

 

 

Tuesday House Tours

house tours
Image Courtesy of Southern Home Magazine | Designed by: Kipling House Interiors | Photographed by: Jessie Preza Photography

 

 

 

House Tours

 

 

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Prepare Your Patio for Summer Entertaining

 

Serena and lily patio tours

 

 

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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.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

house tours

Tour the Fabulous Home of Designer Leslie Jenkins 

Jenkins Interiors living room
Nathan Schroder Photography

 

 

Tour the Fabulous Home of Designer Leslie Jenkins 

– jenkins interiors

 

Serena & Lily beach style living room

 

Create the Perfect Spot to Relax With the Entire Family

– serena & lily

 


 

Studio McGee office
Studio McGee | Lucy Call Photography

 

 

 

Update Your Home Office

– mcgee & co

 

 

 

 

The Perfect Summer Dress Mule

– saks fifth ave

 

 

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff
Gorgeous Image Courtesy of Krista Burns –@mybooksandplants

 

 

It Might Be Spring, but We’re Looking Forward to the Holidays with the Official Cover Reveal For Christmas in Peachtree Bluff!

 

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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I would LOVE for you to join me as I continue the book tour for my NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING novel Under the Southern Sky!

 

 

  • UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY

 

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 Saxton, 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.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

Leslie Jenkins

Tour a Carole Weaks Designed Highlands House

Carole Weaks designed Highlands house bedroom
Atlanta Homes & LifestylesEmily Followill Photography

 

 

Tour a Carole Weaks Designed Highlands House

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Serena & Lily living room

 

Create the Perfect Spot to Relax With the Entire Family

– serena & lily


 

 

 

Beautiful Bedding at 25% Off

– horchow

 


 

J Crew casual cashmere

 

Cozy Cashmere for Winter Days at an EXTRA 40% OFF

– jcrew

 


 

Neiman Marcus blouse

 

Add a Statement Blouse to Your Wardrobe

– neiman marcus

 

 

I am so, so excited that my very first Parade magazine article as a part of our Friends & Fiction collaboration is live! Read on to hear about one of my favorite childhood memories–and the unexpected joy of snow days! Click here to check it out!

 

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

 

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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.)

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN BLOG POSTS OF 2020 

 

House Tour: Mary Beth Wagner Designed Beauty

Mary Beth Wagner curb appeal house exterior

 

When we set out to make changes in our houses, we believe that most of us are searching for looks with staying power, for style that will stand the test of time–or at least some time. Mary Beth Wagner Interiors strikes that perfect balance between the right now and the lovely forever that brings her homes into the present while keeping an eye toward the past and allowing her designs to maintain their staying power well into the future. Take a tour of this beautiful Dallas Home, and we think you’ll agree!

 

Mary Beth Wagner entry

 

Mary Beth Wagner dining room

 

Mary Beth Wagner dining room

 

Mary Beth Wagner living room

 

Mary Beth Wagner game table

 

Mary Beth Wagner art in living room with turquoise velvet sofa

 

Mary Beth Wagner four chairs

 

Mary Beth Wagner living room cup coral

 

Mary Beth Wagner family room with tv over fireplace mantel

 

Mary Beth Wagner white kitchen with gold hardware

 

Mary Beth Wagner white kitchen with gold hardware

 

Mary Beth Wagner white kitchen with gold hardware/ breakfast room with saarinen table

 

 bar

 

 powder room

 

Mary Beth Wagner master bedroom

 

Mary Beth Wagner master bedroom sitting area

 

Nathan Schroder Photography

 

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

 

I am so, so excited that my very first Parade magazine article as a part of our Friends & Fiction collaboration is live! Read on to hear about one of my favorite childhood memories–and the unexpected joy of snow days! Click here to check it out!

 


 

Click Each Image to Learn More:

 


 

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

 

t

 

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.)

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN BLOG POSTS OF 2020 

 

Tour a Mark Sikes Designed Montecito Home

Montecito house tour Mark D. Sikes living room in blue and white
Amy Neunsinger Photography

 

 

Tour a Mark Sikes Designed Montecito Home

– mark d. sikes

 

bathroom remodel from Serena and Lily

 

Freshen Your Bathroom in the New Year

– serena & lily

 

 


 

 

bamboo chest from One Kings Lane

Add a Vintage Touch to Any Room of Your Home

– one kings lane

 

 

 


 

 

fashions and blouses from J. Crew

 

Women’s New Arrivals

jcrew

 

 


 

Valentine's Day gift ideas Williams Sonoma

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

– williams sonoma

 

 


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Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you here!

 

 

My next novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, releases April 20! Booktrib named it a Most-Anticipated Read of 2021! It’s available for preorder now from your local bookstore or Bookshop.org, Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and everywhere books are sold!

 

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VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN BLOG POSTS OF 2020

 

 

 

Tour a Fresh & Inviting Beverly Hills Home & More

Beverly Hills house tour dining nook with banquette

 

Tour a Fresh & Inviting Beverly Hills Home

– massucco warner

 

house of jade dining room
Lindsay Salazar Photography

 

 

Create an Inviting Dining Space

– house of jade

 


 

 

Neiman Marcus shoe sale

 

 

 

Up to 80% Off Shoe Sale

– neiman marcas

 

 


 

 

 

Nordstrom beauty products

 

Most Loved Beauty Products 

– nordstrom

 


 

 

 

Neiman marcus sale

 

SUPER SALE Up to 80% Off

– neiman marcus


 


 

Thank you for visiting Design Chic!  We always love seeing you here!

 

My seventh novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, releases April 20!

“I’ve always been a Kristy Woodson Harvey fan, but she has taken things to a whole new level with Under the Southern Sky, her best novel yet. I laughed, sobbed, and gasped at the story’s clever twists and turns; I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough to see how Amelia’s and Parker’s story turned out. You’ll need plenty of tissues—and maybe some of Cape Carolina’s beloved bourbon-spiked sweet tea—to make it to the end. Deliciously plotted, intricately constructed, gorgeously written, and brimming with hope, Under the Southern Sky will steal your heart and make you think about first loves, second chances, and the unforeseeable twists of fate that guide us all.”Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names

It’s never too early to preorder! UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY is available from your local independent bookstore, Bookshop.org, Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and everywhere books are sold!

 

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN BLOG POSTS OF 2020