Caroline’s House in the Hamptons

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. The Southern Side of Paradise (tour dates below!) is in full swing and we hope to see you while we’re traveling!

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

In my last novel, The Secret to Southern Charm, Peachtree Bluff’s least Southern sister, Caroline, has a gorgeous Hamptons home that is the site of one of the most memorable chapters of the book. And, this year, I’ll be touring in the Hamptons as well! Today, we are imagining what Caroline’s Hamptons Beach House might look like. Take a peek for yourself!

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

From The Secret to Southern Charm:

CAROLINE’S HOUSE IN EAST Hampton suited her perfectly.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - kitchen - Hamptons Beach House

 

It wasn’t big, and it wasn’t on the water, but every inch of it was elegant and just modern enough.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - kitchen - Hamptons Beach House

 

The entire palette was water blues and creams with touches of gold, seagrass, and plenty of natural beauty from resin coral and oyster shells.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - sunroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

I had never been to it, of course. And walking through the front door, I instantly felt calm. 

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bedroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

I assumed that’s what Mom had been going for when she designed it.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - sitting room - Hamptons Beach House

 

We can picture all the members of the Murphy clan gathering in a spot just like this at Caroline’s gorgeous home, decorated for her by Ansley, her interior designer mother…

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

And receiving some of the biggest news of their lives. 

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bathroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

In The Southern Side of Paradise, that news would most certainly surround youngest sister Emerson who has her fair share of conflict in this novel.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bathroom- Hamptons Beach House

 

We imagine this home to be perfectly styled but unfussy. This chicken wire sink is just that!

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bedroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

What’s the beach without blues? A rattan nightstand and vintage bathing suit print are perfect for a casual Hamptons house. 

 

The Secret to Southern Charm

 

We love any beach cottage with shingles. Could this possibly be any more charming?

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - cottage

 

We hope you have loved this gorgeous New England home as much as we have. Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

Architecture: Peter McDonald, Peter McDonald Architect
Interior architecture and design: Lisa Tharp, Lisa Tharp Design


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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!

 

May 9: Live at Your Library Series, Gastonia, NC, 12pm

May 11: South Main Book Co., Salisbury, NC, 11am-1pm

May 13: Junior League of Louisville Book Club Cocktail Reception, Louisville, KY                                                    

5:30 – 7pm; Speak – 7:15 – 8:30

May 14: Murder by the Book, Houston, TX, 6:30 (store closes to public at 6pm)

May 15: Houston Women’s Club, Houston, TX, 7 a.m

May 15: Signing at Segreto Finishes, Houston, TX, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

May 16: Signing at Stanley Korshak, Dallas, TX, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

May 18: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH, 2:00 pm

May 19: Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel, IN,  2:30pm (ET)

May 20: Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas Coffee, Daniel Island, SC,                

 10:30 am to 12 pm

May 20: Buxton Books, Charleston, SC, 5:30 to 7 pm

May 21: Snee Farm Garden Club, Mount Pleasant, SC, 10:30am

May 22: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX,  

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL 11:30am (CT)

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA,  

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm

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

 

Merry and Bright Winter White!

wood
Robert A.M. Stern via Architectural Digest

 

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Luxe Interior + Design

 

living-room
Architectural Digest

 

bedroom
Luxe Interiors + Design

 

flowers
Architectural Digest

 

kitchen
Carolyne Roehm via One Kings Lane

 

bathroom
William B. Litchfield

 

flowers
BHG

 

shopping
Winter White

 

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Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer

 

shopping
Moda Operandi

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

 


A Gray Day

living-room
Michael Stavaridis Photography

We don’t know about you, but we’ve never been the kinds to dread a gray day. (In fact, we had a quite a few of them at the beach this week!)

Catherine Gratwicke Photography

Far from just clouds and thunderstorms, gray is the color of so many fabulous things! Like Grandmother’s silver

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