When Rugs Make the Room

Mark Sikes for Annie Selke living room
Mark Sikes for Annie Selke

 

We all have them, those favorite, go-to stores that we think of automatically when we’re looking to spruce up a little. For us, one of those companies is Annie Selke

 

Mark Sikes for Annie Selke living room rug
Hampshire Stripe Rug

 

Annie Selke has been an industry leader in luxury rugs, bedding and decor for 25 years.

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs in living room
Auricula Jute Rug

 

So, we’re finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel for getting the Beaufort house back in order. (If you’re new here, Hurricane Florence had an extensive party at our house in 2018.)

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs in family room
Bunny Williams Clover Black Rug

 

We were in various rental houses for one year and seven days, but who’s counting?

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs in family room
Bunny Williams Tansy Rug 

 

So now we have rugs, in particular, on the brain. They are such a huge part of a room’s overall look and feel, the very foundation, really. They’re a great place to start when you’re stumped!

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Indoor/Outdoor Rug

 

If you know anything about Bunny Williams, who has a great line for Annie Selke, you probably know that she’s all about the dogs!

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Elizabeth Rug

 

Her indoor/outdoor collection is pet-friendly and oh-so-lovely.

 

Dash & Albert rug in sun room
Dash & Albert Catamaran Stripe

 

When we think of fun striped rugs, we think of another Annie Selke brand, Dash & Albert. From the big to the teeny tiny, they’re our go-to.

 

Melange Diamond rug in kitchen room
Melange Diamond Woven Rug

 

But there are just so many great options! It’s hard to decide where to begin.  

 

 

But begin we did. Y’all, for real. The Laura Park Collection is TO DIE. And the new rug we chose for our dining room is called the Chapel HillSince I’m a Carolina girl, what could be more appropriate?

 

Annie Selke dining room rug

 

The collection photographs beautifully, but in real life, it’s just the chicest thing you’ve ever seen. The colors are amazing and we’re obsessed. (If you didn’t gather that!) 

 

Dash & Albert rugs
Dash & Albert Rugs

 

Aren’t these the absolute cutest?

 

Annie Selke Outdoor Rugs
Annie Selke Outdoor Rugs

 

No one does outdoor rugs better than Annie Selke. The patterns are stunning and the quality and feel is so very normal, not plasticky at all.

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams for Annie Selke

 

Which is Your Favorite?

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

 

In partnership with Annie Selke

 

Click Each Image Below to Learn More:

 

nbsp;

10 Favorite Porches Ready for Spring

Andrew J. Howard Spring porches with bamboo furniture
Andrew J. Howard

 

Good morning, chic readers!

 

Studio MRS | Emily Followill Photography porch with wicker chairs and Saarinen table
Studio MRS | Emily Followill Photography

 

We are so ready for spring here, and all we can think about is getting outside. 

 

covered porch
Ken Tate Architect

 

Outdoor entertaining is one of our favorite things about this fabulous season.

 

covered porch
Serena & Lily

 

And we can always use inspiration for our porches !

 

Spring porches with wrought iron furniture from Heather Chadduck and blue hydrangeas
Heather Chadduck Interiors

 

Whether your porch is neutral or bright, has wicker furniture, wrought iron or teak, we can all agree on one thing:

 

Spring porches in blue and white by Mark d. Nikes blue and white stripe rug
Mark D Sikes

 

It should be comfortable!

 

Spring porches from Beth Webb with Chaise
Beth Webb Interiors

 

We believe that outdoor spaces should coordinate with indoor ones, be an extension of the home’s decor–but, perhaps, with a touch of whimsy. 

 

Spring porches from Verandah House with blue and white furniture
Verandah House

 

Then again, blue and white surroundings that let the natural beauty shine are fabulous as well.

 

Spring porches from Serena & Lily with floor pillows and wicker chairs
Serena & Lily

 

Needless to say, these stunning photos have done nothing to cure our Spring fever! 

 

Spring porches from M.A Allen in bright colors and stripe rug
M.A. Allen

 

Are you sprucing your porch for spring?

 

CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

 

Feels Like Falling Beach read by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Feels Like Falling releases April 28, 2020–and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the nice things Pulisher’s Weekly had to say about it! Preorder now for Spring Break beach reading!

Feels Like Falling Tour Dates!

April 22: Country Club of the Crystal Coast, 152 Oakleaf Dr, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512, 6pm, For Reservations and More Information Contact the CCCC at (252) 726-1034.

April 23:  Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island 2020 Author Series, South Carolina Yacht Club in Windmill Harbor Marina,161 Harbour Passage, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, 4:30 – 6:30pm.

April 24: Moveable Feast hosted by Litchfield Books, Kimbel’s Wachesaw, 1930 Governors Landing Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, 11:30 AM, Tickets are $48 per person, and include a copy of the book. To make a reservation call 843-235-9600.

April 24: In-Store Book Signing at Litchfield Books – 11421 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 2:00 PM, Free and Open to the Public.

April 24: General Federation of Women’s Clubs-SC Federation Day Keynote, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Pl, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, 7 pm, Private Event.

April 25: Zia Boutique Books & Bloody Marys, Kristy in Conversation with Zelle Wiggins, owner of Zia Boutique and founder of Southern Style Blog, 11 am (talk), Signing Until 1 pm, Zia Boutique, 1113 Military Cutoff Rd A, Wilmington, NC 28405, Free and Open to the Public, (910) 679-4101 for more information.

April 26: Signing at Mydoma Showroom, High Point Market, Private for High Point Market Attendees, High Point, NC, Details TBA.

April 27:  Fountain Bookstore, Talk, Q&A and Signing, 2 pm, 1312 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, More information and preorders available from [email protected].

April 27: Cocktail Party. Hosted by Francene Katzen and Allie Carter of Alexandra Bee Blog, 6 pm. Richmond, VA. Private Event.

April 28: Feels Like Falling officially launches! Virtual Launch Day Celebrations happening on Bloom, the reading community of the Tall Poppy Writers and Kristy Woodson Harvey Facebook!

April 28: Page 158, Wake Forest, NC. Details TBA.

April 28: Launch Party at Pigfish Lane Antiques, 5425 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606, 5-8 pm, Book Sales by Quail Ridge Books (QRB will be on site.) Hosted by Marge Knutson. For more information contact [email protected]or 919-436-4006. For personalized preorders or post-event book shipping contact Quail Ridge Books at (919) 828-1588. Refreshments provided, Free and Open to the Public.

April 29: Pretty Please Houston, 8791 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX, 77024, Talk and Signing, 5-7 pm, Free and Open to the Public. Book Sales by Murder by the Book. 

April 30: Spring Fling with Kristy Woodson Harvey, Brooke Fossey, James R. Hannibal and Julie Cantrell. 8:45 am-11:15 am, Address provided after online registration. Houston, TX. Preorders available from Murder by the Book. Click herefor more information and registration.

April 30: Houston, TX Book Club, 12 pm. Private Event.

April 30: Houston, TX Cocktail Party. Private Event.

May 1: Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC. Details TBA.

May 2: Park Road Books, Talk and Signing, 2 pm, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209, More information and signed, personalized preorders or post-event shipments from [email protected] or 704-525-9239. Free and Open to the Public.

May 2: South Main Book Company, Signing, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, For more information or personalized preorders contact Alissa Redmond, 704-630-9788, [email protected].

May 3: Meet-the-Author Talk & Lowcountry Wine reception at Timrod Library, Talk at Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 118 W. 3rd Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Lowcountry Wine reception will follow at Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483, 2:00 pm. For more information or tickets contact Cindy Koontz, [email protected].

May 4: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Talk and Signing, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington KY40503, 7 pm, For more information contact Michael Link [email protected]. Free and Open to the Public.

May 5: Cuyahoga County Public Library – Middleburg Heights Branch, Talk and Signing, 16699 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 7pm 440.234.3600. Book Sales by Books on Coventry. Free and Open to the Public.

May 6: Carmel Clay Public Library, Talk and Signing, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel, IN 46032, 6:30, For more information contact 317-435-9630.

May 7: Linger Longer Living Series at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Talk and Signing, Lake Club Center, Lake Club Drive, 5:30pm, Private for Reynolds Members and Guests.  For Personalized Preorders or Book Shipments, contact Avid Bookshop.

May 8: Story on the Square Luncheon, 19 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA 30253; (678) 759-0079, 12pm, For Tickets and More Information Contact Deanna Bailey, [email protected].

May 8: Waiting on Martha Home, Kristy in Conversation with Waiting on Martha Founder Mandy Kellogg Rye, Atlanta, GA, Details TBA.

May 9: FoxTale Book Shoppe, Talk and Signing,105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Free and Open to the Public. More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 9: Alpharetta Library Talk and Signing, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009, 4:00 pm. Free and Open to the Public. Books from John’s Creek Books & Gifts.

May 10: Book + Bottle, Wine and Casual Conversation, Seventeen 6th Street North, St. Pete, FL 33701, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 11: Copperfish Books Luncheon, FM Don’s, 201 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950; 941-637-8800,12:00 PM Start, For more information, tickets and preorders contact [email protected]; 941-205-2560

May 11: Oxford Exchange, “A Night With Author Kristy Woodson Harvey,” 420 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606, 6:30 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 14: The Bookmark, 220 First Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public. More Information from [email protected].

May 16: Girl Scouts of America Fundraiser, 12-2 pm, Charleston, SC. Details TBA.

May 17: Friends of the Lexington Main Library, Talk and Signing, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072, 3pm, For more information contact [email protected], Free and Open to the Public.

May 18: Davidson, NC Event. Events TBA.

May 19:  Friends of the Randolph County Public Library Talk and Signing, 201 Worth St, Asheboro, NC 27203, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public.

May 20: “Lunch & Lit” sponsored by M. Judson Booksellers, Soby’s Restaurant, 207 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC, 12 noon $45, includes 3 course meal and copy of book, Tickets and More Information from M. Judson call (864) 603-2412.

May 20: Sumter County Museum Reception, Talk and Book Signing, McKenzie Hall, Heritage Education Center, 122 N. Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150, 5:30 pm, Ticketed event – $5 Members, $10 Non-Members. Tickets Available Here.

May 21: “Books and Bites” at Cherokee County Public Library, 300 E. Rutledge Ave, Gaffney, SC29340, 11:30am, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hub City Wine, Women & Wisdom, Talk and Signing, 286 W. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hope Center Fundraiser, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30 pm. Private Event.

June 7: Kinston Public Library Kickoff to Summer Reading and “Women Build Worlds” Celebration, Kinston-Lenoir County Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC  28501, 3 pm, Free and Open to the Public.

June 27: Beach Party with Beaufort Linen Co! Beaufort, NC. Details TBA.

August 4: Booktowne, Manasquan, New Jersey, Details TBA.

August 5:  Browse About Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, Details TBA.

August 5: Bethany Beach Books Signing,99 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930; (302) 539-2522, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public

August 7: Private Cocktail Party, East Hampton.

August 8: East Hampton Author Night, East Hampton, NY.

August 11: Avon Free Public Library, Talk and Signing, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001, Details TBA.

August 12: Bank Square Books Ocean House Summer Author Series, The Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave, Westerly, RI 02891, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Books Sold by Bank Square Books, Cocktail Party and Signing, Tickets Required.

More events–including a fabulous night with our friends from Diane James Home–coming soon!

 

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

Click Each Image Below to Learn More:


Things We Love: Annie Selke Style

Mark Sikes for Annie Selke living room
Mark Sikes for Annie Selke

 

We all have them, those favorite, go-to stores that we think of automatically when we’re looking to spruce up a little. 

 

Mark Sikes for Annie Selke bedding
Pasadena

 

For us, one of those companies is Annie Selke

 

Mark Likes for Annie Selke
Hampshire Stripe Rug

 

Annie Selke has been an industry leader in luxury rugs, bedding and decor for 25 years–and they are celebrating an amazing 25 years with one of the greatest giveaways we’ve ever seen: A $25,000 shopping spree at Annie Selke and a trip! 

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Auricula Jute Rug

 

The details are available on Annie Selke’s website.

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Clover Black Rug

 

So, we’re beginning to see a very long and far away light at the end of a still fairly long tunnel for getting back in the Beaufort house. (If you’re new here, Hurricane Florence had an extensive party at our house in 2018. We’ve been in various rental houses for one year and seven days, but who’s counting?)

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Tansy Rug 

 

We have rugs, in particular, on the brain. They are such a huge part of a room’s overall look and feel, the very foundation, really. They’re a great place to start when you’re stumped!

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Indoor/Outdoor Rug

 

If you know anything about Bunny Williams, who has a great line for Annie Selke, you probably know that she’s all about the dogs!

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Elizabeth Rug

 

Her indoor/outdoor collection is pet-friendly and oh-so-lovely.

 

Dash & Albert rug
Dash & Albert Catamaran Stripe

 

When we think of fun striped rugs, we think of another Annie Selke brand, Dash & Albert. From the big to the teeny tiny, they’re our go-to.

 

Melange Diamond rug in kitchen
Melange Diamond Woven Rug

 

But there are just so many great options! It’s hard to decide where to begin.

 

Laura Park for Annie Selke rugs
Laura Park Collection

 

Y’all, for real. This Laura Park Collection is TO DIE. When we get back in our house (if ever) this rug is 100% going in my office. It is so fun and gorgeous. I’m torn between the pink and the blue, so votes are appreciated. On the one hand, it’s kind of the only place I can have pink in a house of boys, but, on the other, I’m a Tarheel… So is Laura, come to think of it!

 

Laura Park for Annie Selke rug
Laura Park Collection

 

The collection photographs beautifully, but in real life, it’s just the chicest thing you’ve ever seen. We’re obsessed. (If you didn’t gather that!) We’re on rugs today, but check out the bedding too. It’s so good.

 

Dash & Albert rugs
Dash & Albert Rugs

 

Aren’t these the absolute cutest?

 

Annie Selke Outdoor Rugs
Annie Selke Outdoor Rugs

 

No one does outdoor rugs better than Annie Selke. The patterns are stunning and the quality and feel is so very normal, not plasticky at all.

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams for Annie Selke

 

Don’t forget to head over to Annie Selke and enter that $25,000 giveaway! And let me know in the comments if you think I should go pink or blue on that Laura Park rug. I’m so torn! Have a great day, friends!

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

 

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:

 

 

Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Donations for Hurricane Dorian

Just a quick note: From September 13 until September 20, I am going to be donating 100% of my proceeds from preorders of Feels Like Falling to the Red Cross to help hurricane victims both in the Bahamas and locally here in NC. Simply order from your bookstore of choice and email me at [email protected] to let me know so I can donate for you!

If you have $15 lying around and you want to do something with it, by all means, please donate it to the hurricane. But if you were going to order Feels Like Falling anyway, let’s join forces to help out together!

Easy Ways to Donate to Dorian Victims

Feels Like Falling a Beach Read by Kristy Woodson Harvey

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. 

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 evangelical 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 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 busted 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 the one that got away comes back, 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, 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.

_____________________________________

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.

October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.

October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.

October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.

January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 

January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.

February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.

February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC

April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

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