House Tour: A Marika Meyer Beauty

Marika Meyer Interiors house tour

 

Good morning, chic readers!  We hope your Wednesday is off to a terrific start. We are so excited to tour this gorgeous home designed by Marika Meyer Interiors. From the stunning color palette in Pantone’s color of the year,  to the well-placed accessories, every element is perfection.

 

Marika Meyer house tour home and garden

 

Marika Meyer Interiors foyer

 

Marika Meyer Interiors living room Pantone blue

 

Marika Meyer Interiors living room

 

Marika Meyer Interiors dining room

 

Marika Meyer Interiors kitchen

 

Marika Meyer Interiors butler pantry

 

Marika Meyer Interiors butler pantry

 

Marika Meyer Interiors mudroom

 

Marika Meyer Interiors mudroom

 

Marika Meyer Interiors mudroom

 

Marika Meyer Interiors bedroom in Pantone blue

 

Marika Meyer Interiors bathroom

 

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I’m heading to NYC today for my last meeting at Simon & Schuster before the launch of Feels Like Falling–and my first appearance on NY Live! If you’re in the area, tune in on February 13 to check out the best ways to “Spruce Your Space for Spring!”

Then it’s on to The Savannah Book Festival. I’m speaking on Saturday morning at 10:15 am at the First Baptist Church. I’ll be in the author’s tent immediately after signing books. If you’re in the area, I hope to see you there!

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House Tour: Nice in Neutrals

neutrals in the living room designed by Phoebe Howard

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles| Emily Followill Photography

 

We are big fans of all sorts of decor. Bright and bold, rustic and farmhouse chic, whimsical and fun…

 

neutrals in living room designed by Phoebe Howard

 

But, if we had to pick a favorite, nothing, to us, creates a soothing home–the kind that makes you exhale when you walk through the back door–quite like a palette of neutrals with a touch of blue

 

dining room designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

In this dining room, pattern and texture create a room that is soothing but never boring,

 

living room designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

And an uncluttered feel in keeping with the color scheme makes for a relaxing TV room with plenty of comfortable seating for the whole family. 

 

dining room designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

This chic light fixture proves that neutrals don’t need to be boring,

 

Hallway designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

And, sometimes, the simplest vignettes are the chicest. (This chair has us swooning!)

 

kitchen designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

Some houses feel absolutely pitch perfect, each room flowing to the next and the next effortlessly. From a sunlit kitchen,

 

bedroom designed by Phoebe Howard with four poster bed in neutrals

 

To a serene bedroom suite, this lovely home is most certainly one of those.

 

bedroom designed by Phoebe Howard in neutrals

 

This is the kind of home that we could move right in, sleep soundly and forget all the stresses of life. What about you?

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Things We Love: Holiday Traditions

Christmas traditions table
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While we love adding modern aspects into our decor, when it comes to the holidays, we’re all about traditions. Christmas in particular is, to us, about family, about everyone gathered around the same tree. And, while it seems contradictory, maybe that’s the reason that we’ve scarcely had a Christmas with only our family around the table… Because, of course, as we all know, family isn’t just what you’re born into.

Christmas Traditions dining
Clary Bosbyshell Photographed by David Christensen via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Family is who you choose in your life, who you love and cherish. Family is the people whose stocking you want to be right beside yours, hung by the chimney with care, on Christmas morning when you wake up, bright-eyed, to see what Santa brought.Christmas morning is magical, of course, but, for us, Christmas Eve has always held a special place. Our Rocky Road candy is waiting beside the fireplace for the big man’s arrival. (Our Santa doesn’t do gluten… Plus, he has to get sick of cookies at some point.) And we turn the logs off, of course. Can you imagine if Santa slid down the chimney into that? Little Will has always been a  stickler about this.

The night starts with all the family around the set-to-perfection dinner table. We use it all: the linen tablecloths, napkins, fine china, silver, silver service, crystal…It’s a grand occasion, after all. Why wouldn’t we celebrate it in the finest fashion? Mom always cooks the same dinner: company chicken, brown rice, marinated asparagus, biscuits… Even the slightest deviation in the menu is cause for serious alarm. (And I grew up thinking that you can only eat company chicken, brown rice and marinated asparagus on Christmas Eve.)

For dessert, there are cookies, of course. But Mom and I always cook meringues, as well. At least twice. Because, well, we never can remember if it’s a metal bowl you’re supposed to use or a glass one. (Even now, I have no idea.) And one of us feels sure. And we’re always wrong. Then they don’t stiffen properly. And we have used all the egg whites and we have to go back to the stuffed-to-the-gills grocery store. Then we mash Heath Bar with a hammer and fold it into whipped cream for a delicious topping. I, myself don’t much care for meringues. Neither does Mom. But, like I said, changes to the menu–even parts that no one even seems to like that much–are met with major consternation.

But the BEST part of the dessert. The best, best, best part is the party poppers! The spark, the noise, the faint scent of gunpowder… It’s an event not to be missed, the right compromise for those who are more partial to Fourth of July.

party crackers Christmas traditions
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Some years hold musical instruments that we all must learn to play, some have games or tiny treats. But the constant is the crowns. And, if you’re going to sit around our family Christmas Eve dinner table, you wear the crown. No exceptions. Kind of like the meringues.

 

Dinner holds this kind of magical expectation, that tense balance between wanting to savor every moment and wanting it to be over. Because, after dinner…

Everyone gets to pick one present to open! One well-chosen, hand-picked gift from underneath the tree. But only one. It is meant to whet your appetite, tide you over until the morning when the real unwrapping begins.

Hanna Anderson pajamas Christmas traditions
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And everyone gets Christmas jammies, of course. Because everyone must look his or her most dashing to greet the treats that Santa left.

We tuck in our beds way too late. Far, far too late. So late that when the little feet pitter pat down the hall wanting to see what Santa brought, we might, for a moment, regret how late we talked and laughed into the night. But then, there is coffee and Moravian Sugar Cake. And, of course, more time with family.

The pecan pie will be delicious. Grandmommy’s homemade caramel cake too. But, if you ask us, those special moments, those memories that we will cherish forever, are the sweetest part of all.

 

What are your favorite holiday traditions?  We’d love to know!

 

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Tour a Home that is the Perfect Blend of Old and New

 

 

Tour a Home that is the Perfect Blend of Old and New

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Are you looking for the perfect Labor Day reads? Check out my Peachtree Bluff Series!

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Harvey, considered to be the “it girl” of Southern fiction, introduces the first novel in the Peachtree Bluff Series this spring. Child, this book is everything! We’re hoping to see this soapy read on the Hallmark Channel.” (—Jamey Giddens Daytime Confidential)

 

House Tour: Refined Row House in Georgetown

Sarah Bartholomew Design- Georgetown Row house living room

If, like us, you were loving interior designer Sarah Bartholomew’s house we toured here and here you will flip for this gorgeous Georgetown row house tour, too.  Every room is more beautiful than the last!   Take a peek!

Georgetown Row house living room with gallery wall

 

Georgetown Row house foyer in neutral colors

 

Georgetown Row house books

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Row house dining table with blue and white splatter paint plates

 

Georgetown Row house kitchen with white subway tile

 

Georgetown Row house bedroom in blue and white

 

Georgetown Row house bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse neutral bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse neutral bedroom

 

Georgetown Row house bathroom

 

Georgetown Row house porch

 

Georgetown Row house front

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO READ MY LATEST NOVEL The Southern Side of Paradise! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. IF YOU HAVE READ, WOULD YOU CONSIDER WRITING A BRIEF REVIEW ON AMAZON? YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE PURCHASED THERE TO REVIEW, AND REVIEWS HELP AUTHORS SO VERY MUCH! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Dates

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

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House Tour: Character-Filled in Cashiers

Courtney Giles entry

We didn’t think we could love Cashiers any more , but after seeing this weekend retreat designed by  interior designer Courtney Giles,  it has happened. We know. We’re really excited too! From the wood elements to the color palette it’s utter perfection at every turn. We hope you enjoy as much as we do!

Courtney Giles living room

 

Courtney Giles living room

 

Courtney Giles kitchen

 

Courtney Giles breakfast room

 

Courtney Giles living room

 

Courtney Giles bedroom

 

Courtney Giles bedroom

 

Courtney Giles bedroom

 

Courtney Giles bathroom

 

Courtney Giles dining al fresco

 

Courtney Giles porch

 

Courtney Giles outdoor living

 

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Looking for the perfect 4th of July holiday read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store 

More Tour Dates

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

House Tour: East Hampton Chic by Marshall Watson

 

Good morning, chic readers! If you’re in the mood for a beach vacation, come along with us today! If you’ve followed Design Chic for any length of time you know that we are obsessed with Marshall Watson‘s peerless work. (And really just Marshall, in general, truth be told.) 

 

 

Watson’s own East Hampton escape is the stuff that dream home fantasies are made of. I’ve seen it in pictures, and I am beside myself that I get to go to Watson and his husband Paul Sparks’s weekend retreat in real life!

 

 

I will be appearing at the East Hampton Author’s Night on August 10, and Watson and Sparks are incredibly graciously hosting my Author Dinner afterward.

 

 

I can’t decide what I’m most excited about, but I think it’s the garden. If you want a little sneak peek, check out this gorgeous article in Galerie Magazine. See what I mean? As someone with a decidedly non-green thumb, I can’t even imagine…

 

 

What we marvel most over when it comes to Watson’s work is how diverse it is. He truly creates magic in every space he designs, but in a way that is completely suited to the homeowners’ tastes.

 

 

This stunning East Hampton home has a personality very different from Watson’s own, while still maintaining his signature sense of balance, light and emphasis on the details. 

 

 

Architectural details on the ceiling and a fun backsplash, for instance, create instant personality in this kitchen, while classic cabinetry and white marble lend staying power to the look. 

 

 

Touches of coastal influence punctuate the design scheme, while an overarching sense of serenity and calm pervades, as if wordlessly reminding every person who enters that he or she is on vacation. 

 

 

Simply touring this chic retreat today has felt like, well, a day at the beach! A quick nap in this perfect bedroom wouldn’t hurt either… 

If you haven’t picked up Watson’s book, The Art of Elegance, don’t wait another minute. Watson’s breadth of talent is so vast that it’s like having several books in one. It’s a classic in its own time. 

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Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet? 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

  Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

More Tour Dates

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

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Peachtree Bluff Series

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases May 7, 2019!

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We have been absolutely blown away by the response to the Peachtree Bluff town takeover! Tickets are going quickly so make sure to grab yours before they’re gone! Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site

 

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