Under the Southern Sky Inspiration House Tour: Dogwood

 

Dogwood. It’s the grand and rambling family home at the center of my new novel, Under the Southern Sky–which just released YESTERDAY!! 

 

 

The childhood home of protagonist Amelia, it is a part of the Saxton family’s legacy, the house at the end of a peninsula in the beautiful seaside town of Cape Carolina.

 

 

Warm and welcoming with all the trappings of a traditional southern home, whereas this stunner designed by James Farmer and photographed by Jeff Herr is having its heyday, Dogwood has begun to fall into a bit of disrepair. 

 

 

Elizabeth, Amelia’s mother, is doing everything she can to hang onto her cherished family home, the place that holds all her best memories, her biggest secrets–and her sister, Aunt Tilley, who has taken up permanent residence in the East Wing.

 

 

The massive house has become more than Elizabeth and her husband can handle, but she can’t quite imagine giving it up.

 

 

What will happen to Dogwood? You’ll have to read Under the Southern Sky to find out!

 

 

But, in the meantime, this charming, warm and homey James Farmer-designed beauty provided plenty of inspiration for what Dogwood could be if someone could restore it to its former glory. If only

 

 

Houses and settings are always at the root of my stories, a solid foundation that grounds them,

 

 

And having so much inspiration from Design Chic certainly helps me create those spaces in my mind!

 

 

I hope that you’ll pick up a copy and lose yourself in the setting,

 

 

The story, 

 

 

And the magical divinity that exists…

 

 

Under the Southern Sky.

 

 

I hope you’ll join me there this spring, sit on the porch, sip some sweet tea and stay awhile! I am so incredibly grateful for the beyond amazing support this wonderful, vibrant Design Chic community has lent my writing career over these past few years. Thanks for all your kind words and for being my biggest cheerleaders! It means more than words can say!

 

Under the Southern Sky is AVAILABLE FROM: YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE, BOOKSHOP.ORGAMAZONBARNES & NOBLEBOOKS-A-MILLIONTARGET AND EVERYWHERE BOOKS ARE SOLD.

Signed Copies Available From: Oxford Exchange.

Need Personalized Copies? Contact any of the bookstores I’ll be attending LIVE on tour! Or, contact Beaufort Linen Co., (252) 838-1091.

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: Lovely in the Lowcountry

Lowcountry Antebellum estate

 

There’s something magical, almost mythical, about the Lowcountry. (Especially when it’s captured by Jessica Glynn Photography.)

 

Lowcountry estate porch with haint blue ceiling

 

Maybe it’s the way that Pat Conroy wrote about it so lyrically, or the moss that hangs from the trees or the history that can’t help but make you feel like ghosts are lurking around every corner. 

 

Lowcountry porch

 

To achieve that certain Lowcountry lure is quite the feat, but, in this enviable home by Nautilus Builders and William B. Litchfield, it seems effortless. 

 

Lowcountry interior design

 

From a chic music room full of light, stunning views and, of course, antiques, 

 

Lowcountry living room

 

To a dark and moody den ideal for evenings at home, 

 

Lowcountry dining room

 

A bright and cheery dining space fit for feeding the family,

 

Lowcountry kitchen

 

To a kitchen with plenty of workspace–

 

green and white pantry

 

And plenty of Southern charm

 

Lowcountry bedrrom

 

This is the kind of home where memories are made, 

 

Lowcountry bathroom

 

Where history is created, 

 

Lowcountry laundry room

 

Where that Lowcountry magic lives on and on… 

Thank you so much for spending your spring with Design Chic. We always love seeing you here!

 

Jessica Glynn Photograhy

Design by William B Litchfield

Nautilus Homes

 

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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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Under the Southern Sky

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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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

 

dining room

 

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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Under the Southern Sky

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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Celerie Kemble Island Whimsy: Designing Paradise

Celerie Kemble Interiors Island Whimsy
Karen Millet Photography | Rizzoli New York

 

Happiest Monday, friends! Can you believe it’s already Spring? We feel like this year is flying by, pandemic and all. If you feel the same, take a moment today to slow down, refresh, and get a taste of this fabulous paradise by the sea designed by Celerie Kemble Interiors.  Then order her new book – you’ll want to savor every, single amazing detail!

 

Celerie Kemble Interiors Island Whimsy curb appeal
Karen Millet Photography

 

Celerie Kemble Interiors Island Whimsy
Karen Millet Photography

 

Celerie Kemble Interiors Island Whimsy
Douglas Friedman Photography

 

Celerie Kemble Interiors Island Whimsy
Karen Millet Photography

 

bedroom with custom canopy bed
Karen Millet Photography

Celerie Kemble Interiors

Images courtesy of Rizzoli Books

 

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

 

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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Under the Southern Sky

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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Tour a Lauren Liess Designed Farmhouse & More

Lauren Liess designed farmhouse, Helen Norman Photography
Architect:  Thomas French Builder: Daniel Valencic of Great Jones Build Photographer:  Helen Norman

 

 

Tour a Lauren Liess Designed Farmhouse

 

One Kings Lane

 

Favorites From One Kings Lane

– one kings lane

 


 

 

Natural Beauty Products Perfect for Relaxing

– helen norman photography


 

 

The Beautiful Art of Maren Devine

– etsy

Miguel Maldonado Photography

 

 

Moscow Mule Recipe

a couple cooks

 

Under the Southern Sky

 

Less than 2 Weeks Until Under the Southern Sky. Order your copy today!

 

 

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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Tour a Stunning Whittney Parkinson Designed Residence

Sarah Shields Photography

 

 

Tour a Stunning Whittney Parkinson Designed Residence

– whittney parkinson

 

 

Prepare Your Porch for Spring

– serena & lily

 

Serena & Lily twin bedroom in green and white

 

Freshen Your Bedroom in time for Easter

– serena & lily

 

 

 

Bestsellers at 20% OFF

– one kings lane

 

 

New Markdowns on Thousands of Products

– nordstrom

 

Happy Easter, friends! Hope the bunny was good to you all!

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Releases in just three short weeks! Preorder your copy today!

 

 

 

 

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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Tour a Lake Martin Oasis and More

Lake Martin bedroom
PHOTOGRAPHER: Emily Followill INTERIOR DESIGN: Liz Williams Interiors lizwilliamsinteriors.com ARCHITECT:  Mitch Ginn, L. Mitchell Ginn & Associates LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:  Outside Landscape Group

 

 

Tour a Lake Martin Oasis

– design chic

 

Serena & Lily entry

 

Create a Fresh and Inviting Entry

– serena & lily

 

 

ricotta toast recipe
Alison Engstrom Photography

 

 

Spring Crunch Ricotta Toast Recipe

rose & ivy

 

lollipop with biodegradable stick nordstrom

 

Lollipops with Biodegradable Sticks 

amborella organics nordstrom

 

chanel nail lacquer

 

Simple Beauty Products 

nordstrom

 

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Releases in just three short weeks! Preorder your copy today!

 

 

 

 

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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Lake Martin

House Tour: Timeless Simplicity by the Sea

homes Gloucester, MA

 

 There’s something about gorgeous homes with cedar shakes and perfectly manicured lawns that always captures our hearts. Add a water view, and we’re totally sold. This beautiful Gloucester home designed by Carpenter & MacNeille hits all the high notes of that classic look that makes us swoon–and has a stunning interior to match. Take a look around. We think you’ll love it too!

 

 

wood

 

 

dining

 

wood

 

bathroom

 

bathroom

 

wood

 

bedroom

 

porches

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. We hope you have a wonderful day!

 

Source: Carpenter & MacNeille

Photography: Michael J. Lee

 

 

Parade Magazine Article ” Easter Traditions”

– kristy woodson harvey

 

Thanks so much for all your support of UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY and all my books. I can’t wait to share it with you April 20!

 

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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