House Tour: A Westchester Traditional

Westchester house tour from Chango & Co entry  

 

Happy house tour, chic readers! We are loving this beautiful traditional  home in Westchester by the fabulous team at Chango & Co.  Take a look around and we think you’ll agree!  Enjoy

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Stop back next Wednesday to take another Spring Break trip with us!

 

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How to Enter:

Preorder Feels Like Falling from your bookseller of choice and email me proof of purchase at [email protected] If you have sent me proof of purchase at any time, you are entered automatically! I will announce all 5 winners on Sunday, April 5, so you have plenty of time to enter! (Also, next week, I’ll be announcing fun preorder freebies that EVERYONE who preorders will receive!)

Day 2:

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Wednesday, April 1: Spruce your space for spring with a stunning hydrangea painting by Brush Studio Art and a copy of Slightly South of Simple

 

Thanks so much for all your support of my writing career over these past few years, dear friends. We hope these gorgeous goodies with good friends brighten your day as much as they brightened ours!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day–and don’t miss our fabulous house tour tomorrow!

 

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House Tour: Andrew J. Howard’s Florida Dream Home

dream home Andrew J Howard curb appeal

 

Good morning, chic friends! You are in for a treat today! You know that Andrew Howard is one of our favorite designers. We’d been waiting for the right time to tour his fabulous home. And, with so many of us stuck inside, today seemed like the perfect time to tour a Florida house that feels like a vacation. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard entry

 

One of our favorite things about Andrew’s work is how effortlessly he uses bold color, plenty of pattern, and pulls it all off in a way that seems totally seamless. That is evident from the moment you walk through the front door of the home he and his wife Katie designed and built from the ground up. The hand painted mural and mosaic tile were chosen with the couple’s two young sons in mind.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard living room in blue and white

 

We love how Howard tends to design for family life. One of his top priorities while outfitting this home was to make sure that it contained plenty of spaces for the family to gather together. Mission accomplished!

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

The ceilings in this perfectly curated home are never overlooked. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

Especially in the dining room, which often lacks the opportunity for detail that other rooms have naturally, extra attention to the ceiling, architecture and wallpaper makes the space come to life. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom with wallpaper

 

Blue and white is a go-to color combination for many. For Howard, a blue and white base allows for the layering of other colors, which he does so well through the home.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard kitchen with blue pendant lights

 

We especially love the charming kitchen, where architectural details positively steal the show. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

A built-in banquette provides a breakfast area perfect for a family, saves space and allows plenty of light to shine through. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard living room

 

Every element of this family room is uber-sophisticated, but the art and fabrics provide enough whimsy to make it suited for family living.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bedroom

 

The ceiling really sets this chic space apart. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

Add a soaking tub, and you have master suite perfection!

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bedroom

 

While Howard’s own, signature look is always at play in every room, this one exudes Florida style.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

And the color palette and bamboo touches exude that classic Florida look–reimagined in a brand-new way.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

Kids’ spaces are always the most fun, aren’t they? These built-in bunk beds are some of the most charming we’ve seen. And stairs that double as drawers make a fabulous use of space. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard kids room

 

Pattern-on-pattern is always a good idea–especially in kids’ rooms! It adds instant energy.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

From a bathroom for two,

 

dream home Andrew J Howard laundry room

 

To a positively chic laundry room, the Howard’s home has it all. Not one detail was overlooked in the creation of a family dream home. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what Howard does next! 

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

 

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If you’re looking for a relaxing quarantine activity, reading is always a great choice! My entire Peachtree Bluff Series is out and available now!

And Feels Like Falling is available for preorder now, so it can be in your hands on April 28!

 

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One of the most common questions I get asked on book tour is about my editing process. If you want to know a little more about the process of making my sixth novel, Feels Like Fallingwhich releases April 28, 2020–come to life, check out this quick snippet!

 

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In Good Taste: Mark D. Sikes

Mark D. Sikes living room

 

When it comes to good taste, designer Mark D. Sikes has it all wrapped up. 

 

Mark D. Sikes

 

Each vignette,

 

Mark D. Sikes fireplace in living room

 

Every mantel,

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white living room

 

Every, single well-placed, impeccably-thought detail,

 

Mark D. Sikes breakfast room with captain's chairs

 

Adds up to a room that wows. 

 

Mark D. Sikes blue kitchen with shiplap

 

Charming color palettes create warm, unique spaces,

 

Mark D. Sikes bookcase in library

 

And thoughtful elements combined in the perfect way allow for rooms where families can–and do–actually live.

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white

 

From luxe and layered,

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white banquette

 

To light and luscious,

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white bedroom

 

The work of designer Mark D. Sikes is always in good taste

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

 

DON’T FORGET 20% OFF EVERYTHING AT SERENA & LILY Today

If you’re looking for a relaxing quarantine activity, reading is always a great choice! My entire Peachtree Bluff Series is out and available now!

And Feels Like Falling is available for preorder now, so it can be in your hands on April 28!

 

CLICK Each Item Below to Learn More:

 

 

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

 

In Good Taste: Kate Marker Interiors

 Kate Marker Interiors entry with oriental rug
Emily Kennedy Photography

 

Happy In Good Taste day, friends! You know how we love featuring new designers each week–and we are so excited to showcase designs by Kate Marker Interiors today!

 

 Kate Marker Interiors hallway
Grand Traditions Home Builders | Stoffer Photography

 

A crisp, clean, soothing interior color palette has to be one of our favorite hallmarks of design, and Marker creates that in droves. 

 

 Kate Marker Interiors kitchen with brass hardware
Emily Kennedy Photography

 

She pulls off glamour with aplomb, 

 

 Kate Marker Interiors kitchen
Emily Kennedy Photography

 

But there’s also something slightly bohemian about Marker’s designs that creates her signature style so well.

 

 Kate Marker Interiors kitchen
Margaret Rajic Photography

 

A pop of wood (and some chicly offbeat holiday decor) in the kitchen, 

 

 Kate Marker Interiors bathroom
Hammerkraft Builder | Moment Architecture | Stoffer Photography

 

Bathrooms that mix the old and new, the laid back and the luxe,

 

 Kate Marker Interiors dining room with beams and slipcovered chairs
Hammerkraft Builder | Moment Architecture | Stoffer Photography

 

And living spaces that are at once casual and sophisticated, 

 

 Kate Marker Interiors gate
Stoffer Photography

 

Round out Marker’s distinctive style.

 

 Kate Marker Interiors laundry room
Emily Kennedy Photography

 

Even the laundry room has her seal on it.

 

 Kate Marker Interiors stocking the bar
Margaret Rajic Photography

 

A mix of elegance, whimsy and rustic charm combines to create a show-stopping bar,

 

 Kate Marker Interiors butler's pantry
Hammerkraft Builder | Moment Architecture | Stoffer Photography

 

And even the butler’s pantry is photo ready.

 

 Kate Marker Interiors mudroom
Margaret Ragic Photography

 

When the mudroom is this stylish, we know what lies beyond the back door is going to be fabulous! We hope you’ve loved the good taste of Kate Marker as much as we have!

 

What Your Favorite Influencers are Saying About Feels Like Falling:

feels like falling Kristy Woodson Harvey
Photo via Kristie in Carolina

Kristie in Carolina Says:

It’s safe to say, this book is my favorite one yet from Kristy!

Feels Like Falling is a southern, summertime story that follows two strong characters, Gray and Diana, who are almost total opposites in personality and in their stages of life.

Gray heads to the North Carolina coast for the summer to try to find herself after the recent loss of her mother and separation from her husband. Meanwhile, Diana has broken up with her boyfriend, lost her job, and finds herself out on the streets.

Feels Like Falling follows both Gray and Diana over the course of their summer and tells the story of strong women, unexpected friendships, and how both life and love have a way of working out.

This is definitely a book you’re going to want to add to your summer reading list! I am really hoping that Kristy decides to make this book in to a series!

Thanks so much, Kristie! Feels Like Falling is available for preorder now and officially releases April 28, 2020, wherever books are sold!

 

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In Good Taste: Read McKendree Photography

Chancey Boothby design - kitchen Read McKendree Photography
Chauncey Boothby

 

Every detail can be perfect.

 

Read McKendree Photography - Colleen Bashaw Interiors kitchen
Colleen Bashaw

 

The colors can pop.

 

Read McKendree Photography - Ashley Whittaker Design dining room with roman shades and lantern
Ashley Whittaker

 

The design scheme can be beyond stunning. 

 

Read McKendree Photography - Lisa Tharp living room
Lisa Tharp

 

But in the hands of the wrong photographer, the entire scheme can fall flat. 

 

Read McKendree Photography - dining room with shiplap
Meredith Ellis

 

That’s why we were so excited to be introduced to the gorgeous photography of Read McKendree, who captures some of today’s most accomplished designers’ work in all its inspirational glory. 

 

Read McKendree Photography - Katie Rosenfeld kitchen with blue cabinets
Katie Rosenfeld

 

Unique angles,

 

Read McKendree Photography - Meredith Ellis design banquette
Meredith Ellis

 

Perfect light,

 

Read McKendree Photography - Lisa Tharp
Lisa Tharp

 

And stunning clarity are just a few of the hallmarks of this photographer’s gorgeous work. 

 

Read McKendree Photography - banquette McGrath II
McGrath II

 

From a chic vignette

 

Read McKendree Photography - Workshop/APD kitchen with wood ceiling
Workshop/APD

 

To a stunning kitchen, McKendree captures each detail with a discerning eye. That’s why we think his work (like that of the designers he captures!) is always in good taste. 

 

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I’m heading to NYC today for my last meeting at Simon & Schuster before the launch of Feels Like Falling–and my first appearance on NY Live! If you’re in the area, tune in on February 13 to check out the best ways to “Spruce Your Space for Spring!”

Then it’s on to The Savannah Book Festival. I’m speaking on Saturday morning at 10:15 am at the First Baptist Church. I’ll be in the author’s tent immediately after signing books. If you’re in the area, I hope to see you there!

 

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House Tour: Christopher Lee Foto & Luca Casa Design

Christopher Lee Photography entry

Christopher Lee Foto –    Luca Casa Design

 

Good morning, chic readers! Today seemed like a very fitting day to feature a gorgeous home designed by LA Designer Luca Casa Design and photographed by the incredibly talented Christopher Lee Foto (Also in LA)… Because I’m en route to California right now! I’ll be sharing a stage with Mary Alice Monroe, Kristin Harmel, Kristina McMorris, Karen White and Colleen Oakley, just to name a few of my favorites that I can’t wait to see!

 

Christopher Lee Photography living room

 

Basically, it’s going to be a big slumber party–partly aboard the Queen Mary–with books! Can you even think of a better party than that?

 

Christopher Lee Photography dining room

 

Speaking of parties, we would absolutely love to be hosting a dinner party in this stunning dining room. That fabric! 

 

Christopher Lee Photography living room

 

The clean lines and crisp color palette of this home drew us in absolutely instantly. 

 

Christopher Lee Photography hallway

 

(Not to mention the exquisite photography that captured it so well.)

 

Christopher Lee Photography kitchen

 

We think this too-good-to-be-true chef’s kitchen might just be our favorite space. (Although it’s always so hard to choose!)

 

Christopher Lee Photography kitchen

 

And these chic barstools are the perfect black and white touch.

 

Christopher Lee Photography bathroom

 

Even the bathroom shares the modern, streamlined aesthetic of this home–

 

Christopher Lee Photography bathroom

 

Right down to the artwork–and that super cool shower head!

 

Christopher Lee Photography bathroom

 

A pretty orchid in a bold color adds a fresh and unexpected touch. 

 

Christopher Lee Photography porch

 

And an outdoor eating space blends seamlessly with the indoors to extend the entertaining area.

 

Christopher Lee Photography porch

 

We would never want to leave this gorgeous patio! What’s your favorite part of this home?

 

THANKS SO MUCH FOR MAKING DESIGN CHIC A PART OF YOUR DAY. WE LOVE SEEING YOU HERE!

 

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California Here I Come!

Feels like falling

I’ll be on a Southern California mini-tour soon with lots of great author friends! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!

January 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA

January 31, 2020: SuperBook TaleGate Adventure with Cassandra Conroy, Fiona Davis, Kristina McMorris, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Jan Moran, Karen White and Beatriz Williams. 6-7:30 pm, Signal Hill Public Library, Signal Hill, CA.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

 

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