In Good Taste: Christina Murphy Interiors

Christina Murphy Interiors

 Life–and houses–are all about the details. And no one embraces that philosophy better than Designer Christina Murphy.  From the largest room to the tiniest nook, nothing is overlooked. During this season that is all about the little things, take a peek at some of our favorite work from this talented designer–and get a jumpstart on your home inspiration for 2021.

Christina Murphy Interiors

 

Christina Murphy Interiors

 

Christina Murphy Interiors

 

Christina Murphy Interiors

 

Christina Murphy Interiors

 

Christina Murphy Interiors

 

 

Christina Murphy Interiors

 

Christina Murphy Interiors

 

Christina Murphy Interiors

 

 

Christina Murphy Interiors

 

Christina Murphy Interiors

 

Christina Murphy has sure inspired us!

 

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MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:
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 extremist 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, Diana Harrington, 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 worn-out 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 her first love returns, 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, 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.

In Good Taste: J. Healey Interiors

  J. Healey Interiors family room  

Good morning, chic readers! We are so excited to share the beautifully good taste of J. Healey Interiors with all of you today!

  J. Healey Interiors family room  

For us, these gorgeous interiors with a touch of history are the perfect blend of old and new,

  J. Healey Interiors  

Combining statement pieces,

  J. Healey Interiors bathroom with wood slat door  

With age-old tradition,

  J. Healey Interiors bathroom  

To create livable, unforgettable homes for every member of the family.

  J. Healey Interiors office  

From dark and lovely offices that make the most of every square inch,

  J. Healey Interiors living room  

To thoughtful vignettes that wow,

  J. Healey Interiors dining room  

To repurposed pieces for every stage,

  J. Healey Interiors breakfast room  

These interiors take on a life of their own.

  kitchen  

Fresh and lively accents make a kitchen pop,

  porch dining al fresco  

And outdoor spaces wow with setups perfect for the way we live right now. These are just a few examples of J. Healey Interiors’ fabulous work–and why we think they’re always in good taste!

Photography | Emily Jenkins Followill   

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Preorder Under the Southern Sky from your bookstore of choice and fill out this form to receive a signed bookplate, 5×7 cards of Under the Southern Sky Quotes by Mesweens Writes and gorgeous 5×7 card of the Maren Devine painting of the Under the Southern Sky cover! PLUS–order in the month of November, and I’ll also send you one of my super cute “I Read KWH” Tote Bags! This is a fun way to surprise someone with a preorder for the holidays, too!

 

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Top Ten: Favorite Finds that Add Texture & Style

Favorite Finds from Serena & Lily wicker pendant

Cascais Chandelier

 

Happy Monday, readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. We figured if anything could get your week started off on the right foot, it was our top ten … And maybe a few of our favorite new finds to lend a  chic feel to any space. Take a peek at fabulous looks that add texture and style.

 

Favorite Finds from Serena & Lily bedroom

Oliana Tray

 

Favorite Finds from Serena & Lily bedroom

 

Sanremo Pendant

 

Favorite Finds from Serena & Lily tablesetting

 

Set of 3 Curly Trees

 

Favorite Finds from Serena & Lily bedroom

 

Balboa X-Base Stool

 

 

Favorite Finds from Serena & Lily bedroom

 

Baywood Quilt

 

Favorite Finds from Serena & Lily livingroom

 

Wrapped in Linen Coffee Table

 

Favorite Finds from Serena & Lily kitchen

 

Avalon Swivel Counter Stool

 

Favorite Finds from Serena & Lily dining

 

Breakfast Table

 

 

St. Germain Stone Console

 

More of our favorite finds HERE

 

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If you haven’t read my novel Feels Like Falling, I would love for you to check it out!

 

MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:

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 extremist 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, Diana Harrington, 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 worn-out 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 her first love returns, 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, 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.

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST 

 

Things We Love: Katie Ridder Designed Rooms

Katie Ridder : More Rooms living room  

There are few things we look forward to more than sharing a sneak peek of a new coffee table book! And Katie Ridder: More Rooms is a must-add to your TBR Pile! 

  Katie Ridder : More Rooms entry with blue and white porcelain  

Full of great ideas–like ways to turn a stairway into a 3-d gallery

  Katie Ridder : More Rooms entry with round mirror  

And chic vignettes,

  Katie Rider Kitchen  

Memorable kitchens

   

And perfectly accessorized spaces,

  Katie Ridder : More Rooms living room  

This is a book that we will want to return to for inspiration again and again.

  Katie Ridder : More Rooms living room with yellow sofa  

Amazing accents build beautiful worlds,

  Katie Ridder : More Rooms window seat in nook  

And small spaces become moments to savor,

  Katie Ridder : More Rooms bedroom with blue and white wallpaper  

In Ridder’s talented hands.

  Katie Ridder : More Rooms bedroom with canopy bed  

A bedroom suite is cozy and chic,

  Katie Ridder : More Rooms blue and white bathroom  

And a bathroom becomes a total spa retreat!

   patio with yellow furniture  

The outdoors positively pop in sublime shades, and each crisp page is brimming with takeaways for every home. If you’re looking to add to your collection, check out Katie Ridder: More Rooms.

Jorge Arango Author | Eric Piasecki Photographer  

 

Tomorrow is the day! I’ll be conducting Vendor Interviews all day on October 16 from High Point Market to give you secret intel and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at some of your favorite showrooms–and with Market Execs. Don’t miss it! Get full registration information here.

 

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ICYMI: Feels Like Falling is a USA Today Bestseller!

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And an American Book Association Bestseller… And a Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller… And a Bookscan Bestseller… And it’s all because of YOU! So alllll the thank yous, my wonderful readers! I am truly wowed by all of you. Thank you again for all your support!! I am so grateful for each and every one of you! If you haven’t picked up your copy, check it out now!

 

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MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:
 
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 extremist 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, Diana Harrington, 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 worn-out 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 her first love returns, 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, 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.

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST 

 

10 Favorite Looks for Fall

 

 

 

Happy Labor Day!  We hope you are all having a wonderful, relaxing time with family, and enjoying the beautiful, last days of summer.  Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day.  We always love seeing you here!  

 

 

   
   
   
   
  Serena & Lily Spring Collection kitchen with island bar  
  bedroom refresh with Serena & Lily  
  bedroom refresh with Serena & Lily  
   
 

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If you’re looking for a perfect RELAXING READ, we’d love for you to check out FEELS LIKE FALLING!  Happy weekend!

 

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.

 

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  Under the Southern Sky  

I am so excited to announce my seventh novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, which releases April 20, 2021. The official cover reveal is coming September 23! 

 

TOUR a Bolderwood Home Full of Character

Bolderwood home tour mudroom from Whittney Parkinson design

 

TOUR a Bolderwood Home Full of Character

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If you’re looking for a perfect WEEKEND READ, we’d love for you to check out FEELS LIKE FALLING!  Happy weekend!

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Under the Southern Sky

 

I am so excited to announce my seventh novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, which releases April 20, 2021. The official cover reveal is coming September 23! 

 

House Tour: Brays Island Beauty Part TWO

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour kitchen

 

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,

 

Beth Webb Interiors Brays Island House tour live oaks

 

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?

See Other Favorites From Beth Webb HERE

 

INTERIORS: BETH WEBB

ARCHITECT: PETER BLOCK

PHOTOS: EMILY FOLLOWILL

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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:

Parade’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020
Goodreads’ It Book of Summer Top Reviewers Pick
SheKnows’ 10 of the Most Anticipated Books Coming in 2020
Mary Kay Andrews’ Reading Challenge Women’s Fiction Pick
Travel + Leisure’s 20 Books to Gift This Mother’s Day
Working Mother’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 for Working Moms
Brit + Co 12 Books That Will Take You on a Literary Vacation

 

Chic Chat: Anelle Gandelman of A-List Interiors

ANELLE GANDELMAN kitchen and dining nook with lantern

ANELLE GANDELMAN – A-LIST INTERIORS

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?

Hardbacks

 

M&Ms or Skittles?

M&M’s

 

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

 

ANELLE GANDELMAN kitchen with lanterns over island

 

ANELLE GANDELMAN white kitchen

 

ANELLE GANDELMAN living room

 

ANELLE GANDELMAN wet bar

 

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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