Tour a Warm and Inviting Virginia Home & A Touch of Bamboo

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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.

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support and friendship and book love. I am so grateful for YOU each and every day!

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House Tour: Brays Island Beauty Part TWO

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Yesterday, we began a tour of a breathtaking Brays Island Home by Beth Webb. (If you missed it, you can tour now!)


Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bar


But some homes contain so much beauty, so much inspiration (and such a great fall-ish bar!) that one day simply isn’t enough. 


Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bedroom


Brays Island is known for its spectacular sporting–hunting, fishing, equestrian pursuits–and this lovely home gives us that amazing outdoor vibe. 


Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bedroom


Warm details and tons of texture create a feeling of warmth and homeyness, 


Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bedroom


And Beth Webb blends the masculine and the feminine with such grace. 


Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bathroom


Architectural details shine,


Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour bathroom


While, everywhere you look, a perfect design element steals the show.


Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour and garden patio


But, as you might have guessed, the outdoor spaces really take the cake in this luxurious retreat. 


Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour curb appeal


A chic exterior blends classic details with modern touches,


Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour curb appeal


For the ultimate outdoor getaway,


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Creating a once-in-a-lifetime sportsman’s (and sportswoman’s!) paradise. We would love to spend our cooler fall days in a place just like this. What about you?

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If you’re looking for a way to savor these last days of summer, check out my instant USA Today Bestseller, Feels Like Falling, one of:

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House Tour: Farmhouse Charm by Anelle Gandelman


We love the beach. You know we do. The mountains, too. But one of our bucket list spots is, for sure, a farmhouse.



Eclectic and lovely, the right mix of old and new, we can’t get enough of this gorgeous farmhouse by Anelle Gandelman. 



This is the sort of kitchen where wildflowers are necessary, where fresh produce resides only for long enough to get it onto someone’s plate, and rustic beams add character in droves. 



But this is a house that knows how to dress up for a fancy dinner too, 



That can carry off a casual air and a more formal one with equal ease. 



A traditional color scheme combines with antique furnishings and a touch of pattern to pull off a stunning overall feel that’s at once comfortable and grounded, 



Where summers are spent and secrets shared, 



Memories made,



And deep, restorative peace reclaimed. 



While the interiors are a farmhouse dream, it’s the exterior that, as always, takes the cake. Deep green as far as the eye can see is nature’s perfect color palette–and we’d want to lounge with friends and family on this porch all year long!


Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic. We always love seeing you here!


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Chic Chat: Anelle Gandelman of A-List Interiors

ANELLE GANDELMAN kitchen and dining nook with lantern


From Parsons to DwellStudio, Sotheby’s to A-List Interiors, talented interior designer (and savvy businesswoman) Anelle Gandelman has been on the fast-track to success since immigrating to the US at age 17. Read on to find out about her inspirational journey, why travel sparks her creativity and her biggest challenge as a designer

1. How did you get started as a designer?

I did not take a direct path in becoming an interior designer. I was an artistic child, constantly painting and drawing, but I always knew I wouldn’t be happy as a fine artist and wanted a career that combined creativity with aspects of business. After high school I entered Parsons School of Design, thinking I wanted to be an art director at an advertising agency. However, while at Parsons I landed an internship with DwellStudio, a home furnishings brand founded by Christiane Lemieux, while it was in its start-up phase. I ended up working there for a few years after graduation, designing textiles, developing furnishings, and falling in love with all things home. I received an incredible hands-on education in both design and the running of a small business during my time there, but left DwellStudio to pursue a graduate program at Sotheby’s. While at Sotheby’s I developed my knowledge of antiques and contemporary art which led me to open an art gallery, representing emerging artists, in 2007. When the economic crisis of 2008 hit though, art sales became more difficult and I started providing in-home art consultations. These art consultations quickly morphed into interior design consultations which in turn developed into larger interior design projects and in 2012 I founded A-List Interiors.


2.Where do you get your inspiration?

It sounds a bit cliche, but my biggest inspiration is travel. I think it’s so important to leave my comfort zone and see things from other people’s perspective. I believe the more I see, the more trained my eye becomes at picking up on details and nuances that elevate the design of a room. Books and images are great but they can’t replace actually experiencing a space, whether that’s a luxury boutique hotel or a period room in an historic house.  


3. Do you have a favorite project to date? Or a favorite type of project that tends to be your favorite?

My favorite type of project is a large scale renovation or new build where we are involved from start to finish. It’s very fulfilling to take a home all the way from just a set of plans to a fully furnished turn key space, down to the last coffee table book. 


4.What is the biggest challenge you face as a designer?

The lack of standard business practices within the interior design industry and educating potential clients, who have never worked with an interior designer before, in what we do and the value of our services. This can be especially tricky, when furniture stores offer “free interior design services” and e-design platforms advertise low cost design packages.


5. What do you consider your biggest accomplishment to date? 

My biggest accomplishment to date is immigrating to the US from South Africa at 17 years old. That single decision set a completely new course for my life and made so many things possible, including the opportunity to grow the business I have today. 

6.Are there any designers that particularly inspire you?

I am inspired by Thomas Pheasant – his projects span a wide range of styles, from traditional to very contemporary, but they always feel classic and timeless. He has a way of creating rooms that are filled with beautiful details, yet they are never overstuffed and feel carefully edited which aligns with my own philosophy towards design. I also love the work of Parisian designers, Jean-Louis Denoit and Joseph Dirand. They both have such a strong point of view and I admire their ability to mix styles.


7. Go-to paint color?

Benjamin Moore China White


Ebooks or hardbacks?



M&Ms or Skittles?



Coffee or tea?



ANELLE GANDELMAN kitchen with lanterns over island


ANELLE GANDELMAN white kitchen






Check back tomorrow for more of Gandelman’s good taste and a super chic farmhouse tour

Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic. We always love seeing you here!

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Chic Interview: Nina Magon

Nina Magon living room with large art and black floor lamp
Nina Magon – Contour Interior Design


Hi, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing 4th of July–and we are so excited to bring you an interview with a designer we positively adore: Nina Magon! Find out how the talented founder of Contour Interior Design made the transition from finance to interiors, why Zaha Hadid inspires her and the go-to white paint that she can’t do without! 

1. How did you get started as a designer?

From a young age, I knew creativity was beckoning me, yet I double majored in Economics and Finance as that was the equitable thing to do. After obtaining my degrees, I felt something was missing, and decided it was time for me to follow my true passion. I believed fashion design was my forthcoming, and so I pursued another degree in fashion design. Slowly but delicately, I discovered Interior Design through my love for fashion and opulent things and realized the creation of emotion-provoking environments would be my true calling. With that, I realized that the luxury landscape of the world was widening, and that’s when Contour Interior Design was born.


2. Where do you get your inspiration?

Travel. Traveling around the world from the ripe age of 3 evoked a feeling of connectedness as I realized how small the world really was, yet how captivating and vast it could be.There are so many different design styles throughout the world, so by traveling, you get to open your mind to see design from each culture and you gain a very global view of design. With more of a global knowledge on the many diverse design styles, it allows you to create designs that blend the old with the new in a forward-thinking and modern way that is updated with the times of today.  

3. Do you have a favorite project to date?

51fifteen restaurant inside of Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston, Texas. 51fifteen will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my first restaurant to ever work on and it propelled me to the luxury market of hospitality design. The group that hired me has presented my firm with an empty shell which really allowed us to use our creativity in a very expressive way. We completed all the interior architecture and design for the space. 

4. What is the biggest challenge you face as a designer?

Having to say no to clients sometimes because of their budget. Many times clients come to us because they want a luxurious and unique experience, a space that would wow every person that walked in the door. They see our work and know we can deliver the modern and forward-thinking aesthetic they are trying to achieve, but sometimes their overall budget does not match their high level of expectations. When we know that we cannot deliver what the client wants for the budget they present, which would ultimately result in an unsuccessful project for both parties, we, unfortunately, have to say no. It’s honestly the hardest thing to turn down clients that really respect your work and aesthetic based on budget, but when you value your work then you know in the end you want your clients to be completely satisfied and happy. 

5. What do you consider your biggest accomplishment to date?

To be selected to appear on NBC’s American Dream Builders in which 12 of the most notable, respected, and established designers and builders from around the country competed to win the title of the first American Dream Builder. I was a semi-finalist in this national competition and was praised for my high level of taste and aesthetics. The success and the exposure gained from being on TV propelled my career in the design world and elevated my name in the industry.  


6.Are there any designers that particularly inspire you?

Yes, Zaha Hadid. Zaha Hadid is truly one of my greatest inspirations, in the fact that she constantly went against the grain and stood out by being different and staying true to aesthetic. She is widely seen as the greatest female designer of contemporary times, who reshaped design for the modern epoch – something difficult for women to do in her time. Against all odds and a great deal of prejudice, she broke one glass ceiling after another. Zaha Hadid will always be someone that I look up to because she was not scared of being different and instead embraced it, which made her work beautiful masterpieces that will go down in history.

Go-to paint color?

Pure White – Sherwin Williams. I know white is typically not a go-to paint color, but I love this color because it really allows you to achieve a sleek light and bright space. It also presents the opportunity for your walls to become blank canvases for bold art to be displayed without over-cluttering space.

Ebooks or hardbacks?

Hardbacks. The beautiful thing about hardbacks is that after you read them, you can use the books as decorative accessories for bookshelves and consoles.

M&Ms or Skittles?

M&Ms. I am a chocolate lover. They are the perfect little sweet snack to munch on during your workday.

Coffee or tea?

Tea. I have always been a tea drinker, there are so many different kinds and I really enjoy a calming tea in the afternoons to relax me after a long workday. 



Nina Magon kitchen with black pendants and black stools


Nina Magon kitchen with black pendant lights


Nina Magon dining room


Nina Magon bathroom with freestanding tub


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Blank to Beautiful: Cindy Barganier


Good morning, chic readers! We are so excited to share this super fun interview with our friend Cindy Barganier today. Cindy and her husband Jeff live in Pike Road, AL where they run Cindy Barganier Interiors. In addition to designing homes, Cindy has also created several product lines–and you have the opportunity to win pieces from one of them today! Simply head over to Instagram to win a gorgeous bag and scarf from one of Cindy’s new collections. She’s also a teacher, mentor and friend to many–including us!



Cindy has been featured everywhere from Coastal Living to Southern Home–and many, many more. She is just as charming as her work, and we know you’ll love getting to know more about her today. Mom and I are so thrilled to be able to showcase her talents today. 


Head over to Instagram for a chance to win this fabulous cosmetic bag and scarf from Cindy’s latest collection! You’ll be stylish all summer long!



Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic! We always love seeing you here!


We hope to see you back here tomorrow for a fabulous “House Tour” designed by the incredibly talented  William B. Litchfield and captured so beautifully by Emily Followill PhotographerClick here to see a previous tour from Litchfield Design.




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Join Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Alice Monroe and ME tonight on FRIENDS & FICTION where we host Delia Owens the author of  WHERE the CRAWDADS SING

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