Natural Seating for Every Space

Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house

 

Good morning, dear readers! We are thinking of you so much as we all social distance and are so grateful for the connection of our online community now more than ever. What a gift it is to be able to communicate with all of you every day!

 

Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house

 

We are encouraged by the generosity and selflessness of our friends, of the way communities are pulling together for the common good, by the arrival of spring and by the promise of summer, right around the corner. 

 

Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house

 

We are using this found time to catch up on some decor projects around our houses, namely organizing, streamlining and sprucing for the warmer weather ahead! Case and point? This sweet bedroom nook got a springtime facelift with these natural chairs, pillows, throws and darling basket from one of our very most favorites, Serena & Lily.  We adore the chic yet relaxed look of these cozy chairs and have already spent so much time curled up with them. This has already become our favorite home school spot!

 

natural seating in living room Serena & Lily

 

The fun thing about natural seating is that it doesn’t have to be terribly involved. Just adding a chair or two lends an entirely new look to a whole room without undertaking an entire makeover. 

 


 

 

natural seating in living room Serena & Lily

 

We couldn’t love our chairs in the natural shade any more,  but this indigo is positively fantastic also. 

 


 

 

natural seating in living room Serena & Lily

 

This is one of our favorite chairs in Serena & Lily’s current line. It is such a throwback to a classic beach house, updated for today. 

 


 

 

natural seating in dining room Serena & Lily

 

And these stunning chairs completely define this dining room, making every meal an event.

 


 

 

natural seating hanging chair in living room Serena & Lily

 

We are big, huge fans of hanging chairs anywhere, but especially in places like this where seating is needed but a view needs to be preserved. 

 


 

 

natural seating wicker bench in entry Serena & Lily

 

We love this piece so much…

 


 

 

natural seating wicker bench in Beaufort house bedroomSerena & Lily

 

That we featured this natural bench in our guest room. It lends an instant beachy look and is a piece we have loved more and more as time has passed. It is durable, convenient seating that created an instant sense of “finish” at the end of this bed.

 


 

 

natural seating in nursery Serena & Lily

 

Natural fibers couldn’t be more perfect anywhere than in a nursery. They are wonderfully gender neutral and make the transition from nursery, to toddler room, child to teenager, effortlessly. How many pieces can say that?

 


 

 

natural seating in hanging chair in playroom from Serena & Lily

 

We have to say, we couldn’t love this swing (And pillows! And basket! And floor pillow! And throw!) any more in our playroom. A hanging swing made a difficult-to-decorate attic slant easy and whimsical, perfect for kids and adults alike. As we hunker down in our houses and spend more time here this spring, what could be better than that?

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Thank you so much for dropping by during this chaotic time, friends. We’ll continue to be here to (hopefully!) make your days a little brighter, a little more beautiful and take you somewhere new, if only for a little while!

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Favorite Items from Serena & Lily’s Spring Collection

Serena & Lily Spring Collection dining room with Windsor chairs

 

It might be winter, but we are already dreaming of spring. Are you? The spring Serena & Lily collection has given us a serious case of seasonlust. (Definitely not a word… But kind of like wanderlust?) Beautiful blues, dreamy rattans and those coastal-inspired settings that we just can’t get enough of make this our favorite Serena & Lily collection to date–and that’s really saying something! Take a peek, make a wishlist and maybe even a purchase or two. There’s no better way to cure the winter blues than by getting a head start on your spring shopping! It will be time for sunshine and tulips before we know it.


  Serena & Lily Spring Collection family room in blue and white


Serena & Lily Spring Collection blue and white bedroom


Serena & Lily Spring Collection chaise with floor lamp


  Serena & Lily Spring Collection dining room with lantern over it


  Serena & Lily Spring Collection kitchen with island bar


Serena & Lily Spring Collection bedroom in black and white


Serena & Lily Spring Collection bathroom with white chandelier


Serena & Lily Spring Collection porch swing


Serena & Lily Spring Collection pair of chaise lounges

 

There is nothing quite as idyllic as this lovely scene. We’d love to be lounging right here!

 

 

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My next novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, releases April 28, 2020! I can’t wait to share this tale of Gray and Diana, their unlikely friendship, their summer loves and their chance at happily ever after, the sequel, with all of you. It has already been named a most anticipated read of 2020 by Parade, Working Mother and SheKnows! It’s never too early to preorder from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer!

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.

 

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House Tour: Chango & Co

Chango & Co entry with console table and a pair of lamps

 

We are in the midst of a full-on, all-out, holiday decorating frenzy. 

  Chango & Co  

It is in direct contrast to the clean, streamlined, totally gorgeous aesthetic of Chango & Co

  Chango & Co  

(Although, we bet even these minimalistic spaces can get dolled up for the holidays!) 

  Chango & Co  

Industrial-chic yet still warm,

  Chango & Co hanging swings  

Modern and minimalistic to the core,

  Chango & Co kitchen with blonde wood and pendant lights and white stools  

Or organized-yet-homey in the heart, 

  Chango & Co bedroom with canopy bed  

Chango & Co. creates spaces that are undeniably chic, incredibly cool and never ever overdone.

  Chango & Co nursery with pink and white wallpaper  

Pretty in pink when it matters,

  Chango & Co bathroom with polka dot wallpaper  

And polka-dotted in the best possible way.

  kid's bedroom  

Chango & Co.’s work is versatile enough for everyone in the family. We couldn’t pick a favorite space. What about you?

 

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. We are so thankful for you and hope you have an amazing day!

 

My entire Peachtree Bluff Series is a part of Amazon’s 3 for 2 promotion for a limited time–along with favorite titles of the year such as Where the Crawdads Sing, Little Fires Everywhere, Atomic Habits, Girl, Wash Your Face and Educated. Tons of great kids’ titles are featured as well, including the illustrated Harry Potter books!

Happy holidays to you and yours, sweet friends! We hope you savor every second!

 

 

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Gifts for Her

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Gifts for Kids

Gifts for the Traveler

 

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Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South is 

still #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South: “Writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

 

 

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Creating a Holiday-Ready Guest Room with John Robshaw

Dasani Duvet cover sham and bedding John Robshaw
Dasati Duvet Set

 

Good morning, chic readers! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas already this year–and we couldn’t love it any more. I found out today that there is less time than usual between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I absolutely had to get on my holiday shopping stat. (Plus, all the music and movies and twinkle lights have begun and are getting to me!)

 

Dasati Duvet Set John Robshaw bedding
Hand Stitched White Coverlet

 

One of our favorite things is gathering all the family together for Thanksgiving and Christmas and, to that end, we are creating a guest-ready bedroom so our visitors can rest in style. 

 

Torana Indigo Bolster pillows John Robshaw
Torana Indigo Bolster

 

We are love, love, loving this gorgeous John Robshaw bedding that is nothing short of guest-perfect. (Okay, let’s be real: It’s us perfect, too, and we’ll be stealing it back stat!) The coverlet is soft to the touch and oh-so-cozy, the comforter inside this duvet is soft, fluffy and gorgeous, and the fabrics are absolutely to-die-for. 

 

 John Robshaw pillows
Pabala Indigo Decorative Pillow

 

As with everything in design, it’s the details that make these textiles not just beautiful but extraordinary. Hand block painting, hand block stitching and the finest down and feathers available set these linens apart and are one of the facets of John Robshaw’s vision for his spectacular brand. 

 

John Robshaw Dasati shams
Dasati Shams

 

We could barely resist climbing into this bed ourselves once we had made it. 

 

Anketi White sheets from John Robshaw
Anketi White Sheets

 

But, well, we couldn’t bear to wrinkle the softest, most luxurious sheets. The detail is simple, elegant and so inviting. 

 

Cabatti Bedding

 

Now we feel like our guest room is ready to go for anyone who wants to join us for the holiday season!

 

 John Robshaw duvet cover and pillows
Elephant Family Bolster

 

But the great thing about John Robshaw’s Collection is that the colors, patterns, style and variety mean there is the perfect selection for every space. His degree in fine art from Pratt and expertise in block printing are evident in every beautiful item.

 

 John Robshaw duvet cover and pillows
Makasa Bedding

 

We are so partial to these stunning indigos.

 

 John Robshaw duvet cover and pillows
Sakuna Sheets

 

And we love how pieces from John Robshaw ‘s collection can be mixed and matched to create a completely custom look. 

 

 John Robshaw duvet cover and pillows
Sutta Duvet Set

 

They are never fussy, never overdone, but these linens are pure luxury all the way. 

 

pillows

 

The only problem now is that your guests might want to stay a little too long… ‘Tis the season, right?

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Luscious textiles make the perfect gift!

Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South has

just hit #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South:
“Writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

 

10 Favorite Rooms with Flush Mount Lighting

flush mount lighting in foyer
Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

We used to think that flush mount lighting was only for low ceilings, you know, those spaces that could quite handle a big chandelier or a dangly, statement light fixture. But a few of our favorite lighting designers and companies have changed all of that, turning what used to be the underdog of the lighting world into a go-to staple. From plain white to shiny gold, round to quatrefoil, flat to proudly pointy, there are so many ways today to get the flush mount lighting thing oh so right. Check out a few of our go-to flush mount staples that will have you rethinking everything you know about lighting!

table for two in kitchen
Ashley Whittaker Design

 

closet with flush mount lighting
Kristin Panitch Interior Design

 

mudroom with flush mount light
John B Murray Architect

 

mudroom with flush mount lighting
Sara Gilbane Interior Design

 

hallway with flush mount lighting
McCann Design Group

 

kitchen with flush mount lighting
Jennifer Worts Interior Design

 

flush mount lighting in bathroom
Lonny

 

closet with flush mount lighting
Tamara Magel Interior Design

 

black and white bathroom with flush mount lighting
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Sometimes you do have to save the best for last, and, in this case, we think it’s true! We love, love this stunning fixture. It is so on trend! Are you a flush mount fan? Or would you choose a snazzy chandelier any day?

Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South has

just hit #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South:
“Writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

 

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In Good Taste: Jones & Boer Architects

Jones & Boer Architects entrance foyer

We are getting our dose of good taste this Tuesday with the classically chic style of Jones & Boer Architects of Washington, DC.  From relaxing neutrals to soothing blues, beautiful built-ins to peerless porches, indoors or out, it’s hard to pick a favorite space.  Take a peek!

Jones & Boer Architects blue and white living room

 

 

Jones & Boer Architects living room

 

 

Jones & Boer Architects kitchen

 

 

Jones & Boer Architects kitchen

 

Jones & Boer Architects sunroom

 

Jones & Boer Architects

 

Jones & Boer Architects curb appeal white wood ouse with dormers

 

Which of these gorgeous spaces from Jones & Boer Architects is your favorite?  

 

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

 

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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

 

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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

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

 

Things We Love: Beautiful Breakfast Rooms

breakfast RoomBeth Webb Interiors| Emily Followill Photography

 

 It’s the most important meal of the day. So it follows that it’s also one of the most important rooms.  At least, these beautiful breakfast rooms would have us believing that it is!  From a nook in the kitchento a full, sunny, dedicated space,

breakfast room
Beth Webb via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles| Emily Followill Photography

 

Darker and more formal,  To light and casual, 

 

breakfast nook
Serena & Lily

 

There are as many ways to breakfast room as there are to brunchWe’re big fans of the multi-tasking space that combines breakfast with books, 

 

 

Speaking of breakfast, our friend Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns has the breakfast and books thing down. It’s so beautiful!

 

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Peachtree Bluff Series

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series.

 

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour!

If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

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

 

 

In Good Taste: Beau Clowney Architects

kitchen Sullivan's Island - Beau Clowney Architects
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

When it comes to standing out, it’s the little things in a home that can make the biggest impact.

dining room Sullivan's Island- Beau Clowney Architects
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

And creating memorable details is what Beau Clowney Architects do so incredibly well.

kitchen = beau clowney architects
Julia Lynn Photography

 

Painted beams and a water blue backsplash add beachy beauty to this lovely space. 

Living room - Beau Clowney Architects
J. Savage Gibson

 

And natural elements from the sea combine with traditional blues for a unique feel that is casual and a little dressy all at once. 

coastal dining room -Beau Clowney Architects
J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

A pretty banquette is even more beautiful in blue and white, while statement lighting unifies the space. 

 Beach house bunk room - Beau Clowney Architects
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

For added privacy for kids and adults alike, it’s hard to beat these adorable drapes on the built-in bunks. Rope handles finish off the look in style! 

Beau Clooney Architects for living room
Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer

 

A beautiful fireplace with a stunning piece of art is always a favorite focal point for us. And the symmetry in this room is absolutely stunning. 

bedroom- Beauf Clowney Architects
Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer

 

We love a house that’s designed to take advantage of every square inch of view–and shiplap ceilings lend a coastal feel. 

sunroom
J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

Porches and patios are hard to beat when it comes to taking advantage of living in gorgeous places. These shutters are a chic and convenient way to close it up when it’s time to go home. 

Beau Clowney Architects - beach house

Whether on the front, back or side, these architects really know how to make an entrance .

This classic style is so well done. We love the black and white with touches of copper. 

Speaking of welcoming, who wouldn’t want to be a guest at this gorgeous home? We know we would! 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you. For more of these stunning designs follow Beau Clowney on Instagram!

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches, Molly Sims 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

 

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