In Good Taste: NoMad Design

Nomad Design living room with dark wood and white sofa


Find Your Home.


Nomad Design living room with cathedral ceiling


It’s Nomad Design’s motto, the mantra that their incredible designs and good taste revolve around, and it’s evident from the major pieces down to every last throw pillow. 


Nomad Design bathroom with round mirror


This firm seeks to create homes that blend their clients’ lifestyles with the environment around them. 


Nomad Design kitchen with wood beams


And the results are stunning.


Nomad Design kitchen with wood beams


From the perfect blend of old and new, 


Nomad Design Kitchen with stainless appliances


To windows that take advantage of every view, 


Nomad design kitchen


An organic feel,


Nomad kitchen with shiplap ceiling


To a clean, modern look, Nomad Design’s attention to detail is evident in every nook in the home. 


Nomad twin bedroom in black and white


Simple and chic in black and white is always in style for any space–and the painted floors pull it together perfectly. 


Nomad bathroom with a view


Bathing with a view is such a luxury–especially in a bathroom this gorgeous. 


Nomad Design Bathroom with blonde wood and freestanding tub


This unique bathroom is a reminder that spaces don’t have to be cookie cutter–and that there’s always a way to make it work. 


NoMad Design patio pergola with climbing vines and swings


But we think it might be the outdoor space here that is the crowning jewel. Bright colors are the perfect addition to the sleek design that matches the interiors so perfectly. This is the kind of place we’d like to celebrate all holiday season long!


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In Good Taste: An Architectural Digest AD100 Designer

Julie Hillman Design ad100 entry


Muddy boots are one of the signs of a day well spent. And muddy boots left by the door are a sure sign of more adventure to come. 


Julie Hillman Design ad100 entry foyer with abstract art and round table  


AD100 Designer Julie Hillman knows a thing or two about adventure. 


Julie Hillman Design ad100 living room with abstract art and convex mirrors      


One peek at her peerless interiors and it is very, very clear that she isn’t afraid to take a risk. 


Julie Hillman Design office ad100    


Even in a neutral office, unexpected accessories and chic, out-of-the-ordinary lighting steal the show. 


Julie Hillman Design kitchen with long wood farmhouse table ad100      


The absolute perfect mix of old and new, this cozy kitchen is the kind of place we’d want to curl up all fall and winter long. 


Julie Hillman Design black kitchen ad100  


And this patterned, bright tile makes an eat-in kitchen feel like an escape. 


Julie Hillman Design bathroom ad100  


Who wouldn’t want to take a nice soak (with a good book) in this relaxing but interesting bathroom?


Julie Hillman Design bunkbed room with stripe rug ad100  


Everything about this bunk room is fun. We love the juxtaposition of a traditional cabin feel with a bold color palette.


Julie Hillman Design kid's room ad100  


From a retreat for a growing boy,


Julie Hillman Design girl's pink bedroom ad100  


To a suite fit for a princess (and her puppy!),


Julie Hillman Design porch with round table and pillows ad100  


To outdoor spaces that awe,


Julie Hillman Design porch ad100  


Designer Julie Hillman’s work is always in good taste. 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!


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Goldsboro, NC and Atlanta, GA, I’m heading your way soon. I’d love to see you!


Join Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, anchor and reporter Renee Chou, chef and host of “A Chef’s Life” on PBS Vivian Howard and yours truly for a fireside chat on October 18 at Walnut Creek Country Club. Get your tickets now! (P.S. The number of VIP Tickets has been increased from 75 to 100 but they are almost sold out. They include a signed copy of Vivian’s crazy amazing book Deep Run Roots and my The Southern Side of Paradise. Yay!)



I’ll be joining Grace Atwood (also of The Stripe) and Becca Freeman for a live Bad on Paper Podcast Event on October 23 at 8 pm at City Winery in Atlanta. Get your tickets!


Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and 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.





In Good Taste: Ham Interiors

Ham Interiors entry with Blue door

A Carolina blue door and a black lab? There’s really no better entrance if you ask us. (Although, in Henley-on-Thames, where this gorgeous door resides, we’re pretty sure it isn’t called Carolina blue.) Ham Interiors, our big time design love this week, combines classic sensibilities with stunning architecture for spaces with purpose, with style and, most important of all, with that certain undefinable something that makes a house feel like a home. Leave your wellies by the door, brew a cup of hot tea and take a peek at these cozy, livable houses that are so unforgettably chic you’ll undoubtably find yourself daydreaming about a few little changes for you own home. Enjoy!

Ham Interiors entrance


Ham Interiors  kitchen with large black island


Ham Interiors  kitchen with blue and white china


Ham Interiors  kitchen with blue lanterns


Ham Interiors potting shed


Ham Interiors kitchen with orange range


Ham Interiors  living room with pier mirror


Ham Interiors bathroom with audobon print


Hám Interior Design entry


Ham Interiors  closet


Ham Interiors  closet


Hám Interior Design bedroom

We hope you loved the good taste of Ham Interiors as much as we do and that it brightened your day!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!

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In Good Taste: Kendall Wilkinson Design


So many elements combine to create the perfect home



The right blend of calming influences and vibrant energy, 



The artful combination of old and new, 



The finishing touches of both glamour and whimsy



It is a tricky formula, one that takes a seasoned eye and an experienced hand. 



And, judging from these pictures, it is a formula that Kendall Wilkinson has mastered. 



From unique touches, like these bar stools, that define a chic kitchen



To utilizing a grand view as the ultimate focal point, 



Every space from the largest to the smallest, the most used to the least, is artfully conceived and executed. 



Speaking of art… This bathtub speaks for itself.



And all the right finishes create a sanctuary in this stunning spa-like retreat. 




From the peak of glamour,



To the simply elegant, Kendall Wilkinson Design creates spaces perfectly suited for the homes in which they reside–and the families who love them. 

What’s your favorite Kendall Wilkinson room? Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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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




The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:


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



In Good Taste: Jeff Lincoln Interiors

Jeff Lincoln entrance

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your week is off to a great start. We are so excited to share the good taste of Jeff Lincoln Interiors to brighten up your Tuesday. 

living room - Jeff Lincoln

From classic interiors to more modern styles, these designers put their signature touch on every space in style. These stunning blues create the ultimate soothing color palette. 

Jeff Lincoln - living room

Simple, uncluttered elegance steals the show in this living room. 

living room Jeff Lincoln

And a small space bathed in luxury is nothing short of uber chic. 

Yellow and blue is one of our favorite color combinations.

Jeff Lincoln dining room

Well… Maybe yellow and anything and blue and anything… You really can’t go wrong!

The natural wood in this home is absolutely stunning, an accessory in and of itself,

The light wood adds interest and texture,

Jeff Lincoln dining room

While beams add warmth.

Jeff Lincoln entrance

Foyer tables always make a statement in the entrance–and we love the benches around them. They’re perfect for entertaining! 

There is nothing like a big, cozy comforter on the end of a bed to make it feel snuggly and warm, especially during these winter months.

We couldn’t possibly pick a favorite space from Jeff Lincoln Interiors! Can you?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!




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This Weeks Best New Books from Woman’s World


It has been an incredible week in the The Southern Side of Paradise world–to say the least! One of my big, lofty goals when I started writing was to appear on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller List. That dream came true this week because of YOU! Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased the The Southern Side of Paradise and recommended it to friends. I couldn’t believe it when I saw my name on the Publisher’s Weekly List–and The Bookscan Bestseller List (#19. Woo hoo!)! The Southern Side of Paradise was also a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, and topped the iTunes Charts in both ebooks and audiobooks!

I have the best readers in the whole wide world! Thank you so much for your support. 

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In Good Taste: Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

Who doesn’t love a little blue and white? It’s the perfect way to start the day, if you ask us. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano

If you could use a little inspiration to brighten your Tuesday, look no further. The gorgeously good taste of Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors is like a breath of fresh air. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

From starkly beautiful kitchens…

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bathroom

To luxuriously elegant baths,

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

The interiors that this firm orchestrates are almost as spellbinding as the views that lie beyond so many of the windows, 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

Creating calm, comfortable homes that are ultimately unforgettable.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

Just a tiny hint of metallic adds a touch of glamour to this stunning dining room.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bedroom

It would be hard for the inside to match the splendor of the outdoors beyond, but this bedroom is perfection, the right mix of stately and cozy!

Ohara Davies-Gaetano kitchen

Light floors and floor-to-ceiling windows juxtapose with the dark tones of this kitchen to make it seem airy and open yet refined.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bathroom

Far from boring cabinets these furniture-like vanities add so much flair to this gorgeous bath.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

The right coastal touches give a nudge to the beauty outside the window without an ounce of coastal kitcsh. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

So, yeah, we’re book fans. But, even still, we love everything about this bookcase! Sometimes less is more.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano kitchen

When your glass- and serve ware is as stunning as this, open shelving is a must! 

Are you loving the work of Ohara Davies-Gaetano as much as we are?

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