Storybook Cottage in Connecticut

Storybook cottage living room

 

Happy Valentine’s Day, chic friends! 

 

Storybook cottage Martha's Vineyard living room

 

We don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. 

 

Storybook cottage Martha's Vineyard kitchen

 

Not just for the cards and the flowers and the chocolate and the wine (Although, yeah, those things are pretty awesome!) but because everything is so darn cute. 

 

Storybook cottage Martha's Vineyard

 

The red hearts and pink xs and os. Sweet shaped cookies and homemade cards. It is the stuff of storybooks. 

 

Storybook cottage Martha's Vineyard kitchen

 

Speaking of storybooks, this charming Connecticut Cottage is absolutely out of one. 

 

Storybook cottage Martha's Vineyard kitchen

 

With a kitchen perfect for baking cookies, 

 

Storybook cottage Martha's Vineyard - dining room

 

A breakfast room practically made for sipping hot chocolate, 

 

Storybook cottage Martha's Vineyard- mudroom

 

And even a pair of red boots by the back door

 

Storybook cottage Martha's Vineyard - bedroom

 

This is the kind of house that’s made for celebrating Valentine’s Day and every other holiday all year long. 

 

Storybook cottage Martha's Vineyard porch

 

One of our favorite spots in this stunning house is this charming porch, the perfect, idyllic spot to start or end the day. 

 

Storybook cottage Martha's Vineyard - garden

 

The perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Why, flowers, of course! In a vase or in a yard. We aren’t picky!

Photography Jane Beiles Photography

Architecture by Louise Brooks for Brooks & Falotico

Design by Melissa Lindsay for Pimlico Interiors

We hope this pretty pink has started your day out on the right note–and has you dreaming of Valentine’s Day! Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!


The Peachtree Bluff Series

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases May 7, 2019!

 

 

House Tour: Relaxing Weekend Retreat

weekend retreat living room

Design by Brittany Bromley Interiors – Jane Beiles Photography

 

There is nothing like escaping for the weekend. 

 

weekend retreat living room

 

Actually unplugging, getting away from text messages and emails, incessant updates and work emergencies. 

 

weekend retreat living room

 

And there is no better place to get away to than a comfortable, calm country house

 

 

Thus serene and enchanting Bedford, NY home is the perfect getaway for a Manhattan family’s city life. 

 

weekend retreat kitchen

 

And this pair of stunning Lars Bolander chandeliers were the very first thing designer Brittany Bromley purchased for this home. 

 

weekend retreat dining

 

With a perfectly finished yet never overdone feeling, this is the kind of home where memories are made, 

 

weekend retreat bedroom

 

Sleep is caught up on,

 

weekend retreat dining room

 

Casual entertaining is at its finest, 

 

Porch-weekend retreat

 

And three small children have perhaps the one thing that Manhattan living can’t provide: plenty of room to run and play. 

 

weekend retreat exterior house

 

Oozing with country charm and classic style, this impeccably restored home is the perfect place to spend a weekend, a summer, or, possibly, forever. Whether you’re on a getaway or right at home, we hope you find some time to unplug with the people that mean the most to you this week. 

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

My new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases May 7, 2019! While you’re waiting, catch up on the series with this great sale at Barnes & Noble!

  • Slightly South of Simple: 3 for $30 Special at Barnes & Noble or online
  • The Secret to Southern Charm: 2 for $8 at Barnes & Noble
  • *B&N is also having an extra 10% off sale, so you can basically get The Secret to Southern Charm for $3.60. Isn’t that nuts?

 


 

Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

 

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

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

Things We Love: Jane Beiles Photography

Jane Beiles Photography White House
Leesburg, VA – The Greek Revival facade of Davis Mansion at Morven Park

 

Life’s all about moments. 

 

Jane Beiles Photography - staircase
Architecture by Vincent Falotico for Brooks & Falotico Design by Lynn Morgan Design -Jane Beiles Photography

 

The big and small ones. 

 

kitchen
Basic Design – Charleston SC -Jane Beiles Photography

 

The major celebrations and the simple nothings that, in retrospect, are actually everything. 

 

Jane Beiles Photography kitchen
Design by Kelly Mittleman for Kelly & Co. Design – Jane Beiles Photography

 

In today’s world, we want to capture it all and share it with the world.

 

Jane Beiles Photography - kitchen
Jane Beiles Photography – NYT

 

The way the early morning light makes the kitchen look just so,  

 

Jane Beiles Photography
Roughan Interiors -Jane Beiles Photography

 

The exact angle that captures a well-curated art collection, 

 

sunroom - Jane Beiles Photography
Design by Tori Legge for Stirling Mills Interior Design–   Architecture: Brooks & Falotico

 

The particular mix of shadow and dark that dances in a favorite space, 

 

Jane Beiles Photography bathroom

Design by Lori Bruno for Ligne Roset 

 

Or, maybe best of all, the swagger of a beloved pet in her element. 

 

Jane Beiles Photography - bedroom

 

We are constantly in awe of huge talents like photographer Jane Beiles who bring the world to life in a way that is positively mesmerizing, 

 

Jane Beiles Photography - mudroom
Design by LAMAS

 

Who can turn a simple pair of boots by the back door into a piece of art worthy of a frame and a spot above the fireplace

 

Jane Beiles Photography exterior house
Residence of architect Bruce Beinfield 

 

Architects and designers can create masterpieces, bring them to life one step at a time, But without those who capture them in their best light, they can’t truly be experienced in the way they were meant to by those who will never see them in person.Truly beautiful photography doesn’t just capture an image. It evokes an emotion. And we think you’ll agree that Jane Beiles’s work does just that.

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love it when you stop by!

peachtree bluff series - Kristy Woodson Harvey

Resolving to read more in 2019? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, Book 2,  The Secret to Southern Charm, and Book 3, The Southern Side of Paradise releasing, May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

 

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

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

 

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