10 Favorite Thanksgiving-Ready Kitchens

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with pendant lights and lucite stools and marble countertop
Lee Kleinhelter Design/T.S.Adams Studio via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Good morning, chic readers! Do you have a Thanksgiving-ready kitchen yet?

 

Thanksgiving-ready blue and white kitchen with open brass shelving round pendant lights
Architect Ross Piper/Interior Designer Clary Bosbyshell via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

 I bought my turkey tonight, and it’s thawing in the fridge as we speak. 

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen island Serena &s Lily with pendant light Thanksgiving ready
Serena & Lily

 

Truth be told, we’re eating out this year. We’re not quite back in our house yet, but are already looking forward to hosting the crew around our own table next year. We’re super lucky that both sides of the family love each other, so everyone comes to us! (Another reason to live at the beach if you need one.)

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with eat in kitchen table
Susan Bozeman Design/Greg Busch Architect via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

So why the turkey? Leftovers, of course! (You can’t have a Thanksgiving-ready fridge without leftovers!) I love the ease of eating out for Thanksgiving but hate not having delicious turkey to nibble on and make sandwiches with the rest of the week. 

 

Vince Camuto Hamptons white kitchen with pendant lights
Vince Camuto Hamptons kitchen via Architectural Digest

 

Crazy? Maybe. 

 

white kitchen with wood beams Thanksgiving-ready
Architectural Digest

 

But, on the bright side, it will ensure that I get my Thanksgiving-ready kitchen, even if it is just at a rental house. 

 

Thanksgiving ready kitchens with pendant lights and wood beams from Kishani Perera Design and Tim Barber, Ltd Architect
Kishani Perera Design & Tim Barber, Ltd Architect

 

Clean, warm, inviting and full of yummy-looking produce,

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchens with pendant lights and blond wood from Beth Webb
Beth Webb Interior Design

 

These stunning kitchens are nothing if not Thanksgiving ready!

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with 4 pendant lights from Jeffrey Duncan
Jeffrey Dungan

 

Whether you’re planning to cook all day and reap the rewards of your efforts, 

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with blonde wood and soapstone countertops and black lantern
Stephen Gambrel via Architectural Digest

 

Or simply catch up with friends and family afterwards, there’s no time like the present to make sure you have a Thanksgiving-ready home. Happy celebrating friends. We are grateful for YOU this year!

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Orlando Designers with Plenty of Style

living room Steele Street Studio of Orlando

Good morning, chic readers! We love, love Tuesdays, especially when we have a heaping helping of good taste to share with you.

kitchen Steele Street Studio

Today you’re in for a treat with the fabulously good taste of the Orlando designers of Steele Street Studios.

kitchen Steele Street Studio of Orlando

We love the simple elegance of this fabulous kitchen.

kitchen Steele Street Studio of Orlando

Out of this world brass hardware is the perfect finishing detail to take it over the top. 

kitchen Steele Street Studio of Orlando

Sleek pendant lighting and bar stools combined with industrial chic stainless lend this kitchen a modern look.

Steele Street Studio office of Orlando

If you’re going to have to work at home sometimes, why not make it amazing? Plenty of built in bookcases provide chic storage. 

Steele Street Studio bedroom

Crisp yet cozy, this pretty bedroom hits all the high notes of style. 

Steele Street Studio playroom kid's room

We love, love, love a chalkboard wall, especially in a playroom. It’s an inexpensive fix for larger walls that breeds creativity. 

Steele Street Studio of Orlando kid's room playroom

We grown-ups love our reading nooks. Shouldn’t our little ones get their own too? This one would make even the most reluctant reader want to spend an afternoon in a fictional world!

Steele Street Studio of Orlando kid's room playroom

Playroom art doesn’t have to be expensive. Little ones love seeing their own masterpieces hanging. 

Steele Street Studio of Orlando kid's room playroom

One of the most important elements in any playroom is the floor space. And, of course, cute places to put everything away when the play is finished!

Steele Street Studio of Orlando bedroom

This gender-neutral nursery is adorably sweet.

Steele Street Studio of Orlando gender neutral nursery

Any little one would be lucky to call this nursery home! From the grown-ups to the kids, Steele Street Studios makes every space totally extraordinary. Which is your favorite?

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Things We Love: A White Kitchen

stainless
Architectural Digest

 

It’s one of the first places we go in the morning and one of the last places we visit at night.

lights
de Guilio Design

 

It’s also the place, unfortunately, that the mail gets dropped, book bags get tossed, shoes get left…

 

kitchen
Sam Allen Design

 

Which is terribly ironic since, if you’re like us, it’s the one place that, above all others, must, must be clean and neat and organized.

 

kitchen
Muse Interiors

 

Maybe that’s why we’re so drawn to white kitchens. They lend that instant feel of relaxing, sparse cleanliness.

 

wood
Architectural Digest

 

Whether it’s a more modern space…

 

kitchen
BHG

 

Or a small but terribly chic spot…

 

glass
One Kings Lane

 

A bright, expansive room with tons of storage

 

brass
One Kings Lane

 

Or a beautiful white kitchen perfectly suited for feeding a family of any size…

 

flowers
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

When it comes to kitchens, we think white is far, far from basic and boring!

 

stainless
Architectural Digest

 

Add a few industrial touches,

 

stainless
Architectural Digest

 

Or even a fun pop of color. When white is foundation, you can’t go wrong!

Thank you, thank you or stopping by today! We hope you have a fabulous Thursday!

 

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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

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Top Ten: Colorful Kitchens with Style

kitchens with color
Emily Gilbert Photography – Coastal Living Magazine

 
Good morning, chic readers! We hope you’re having a great day! If there’s one thing we know for sure it’s this: People gather in the kitchen. Open floor plan or closed and no matter where you put the food, a crowd is always going to gather in this favorite homey spot. And when that kitchen is colorful, all the better! Check out a few of our favorites!

kitchens with color
Kristina Crestin Design via Dering Hall

 

kitchens with color
Architectural designer Peter Napolitano and decorator Thomas Britt Scott Frances Photo via Architectural Design

 

kitchens with color
Meredith McBrearty Interior Design – Emily Followill Photography via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Kitchens with color
Jaques Grange designed kitchen via Architectural Digest

 

kitchens with color
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Kerry Howard Design -Photographed by David Christensen via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

kitchens with color
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kitchens with color
Neal Beckstedt Design via Architectural Digest

 

 

kitchens with color
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Colorful Kitchens

Resolving to read more in 2019? Book 2 of my Peachtree Bluff Series, The Secret to Southern Charm is a part of the 2 for $8 sale at Barnes & Noble! Get all caught up before Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series, The Southern Side of Paradise releases on 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  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

In Good Taste: Amber Interiors

Amber Interiors living roomGood morning, chic readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a terrific start. If not, all of that is about to change! Chic, clean interiors with just the right amount of personality are hallmarks of this talented designer’s style. Take a break, take a peek, and let us know which space of Amber Interiors Design Studio is your favorite!

Amber Interiors living room

 

Amber interiors window seat

 

Amber Interiors kitchen

 

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Amber Interiors dining room

 

dining room

 

 

Amer Interiors attic bedroom

 

amber interiors playroom

 

amber interiors bathroom

 

Amber Interiors bathroom
Tessa Neustadt Photography

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic. We love seeing you!

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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!

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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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