Lovely on the Lake

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

Need a vacation today?  From gorgeous details to a stunning view this  Lake Burton beauty designed by The Design Atelier hits all the high notes of style.  It’s the perfect laid-back luxe escape! Take a peek and we think you’ll agree.

 

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

Lovely on the Lake Burton

 

 

Architect:  Pritchett + Dixon

Contractor:  SJ Contracting

Photography:  Emily Followill

Styling:  Eleanor Roper

 

 

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 Start your Summer on the right note by slipping a copy of my latest novel, the instant New York Times bestseller,  Under the Southern Sky, into your beach bag!

More About Under the Southern Sky

 

One of E!’s Must-Read Books for April
One of Country Living’s 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring
One of Bookstr’s 8 Most Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Frolic’s 12 Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of BookTrib’s Most-Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Brit + Co’s Books You Should Read with Your BFF

 

​Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, NYT bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names).

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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Tour an Inviting Memorial Day Getaway

Lake Martin getaway designed by Bill Ingram

 

Could you use a Memorial Day getaway? We know we could! 

 

Lake Martin getaway designed by Bill Ingram

 

Tour this stunning Lake Martin Home designed by Bill Ingram Architect with us today!

 

Lake Martin getaway designed by Bill Ingram

We all know what matters most when it comes to real estate: location, location, location. 

 

Bill Ingram Architect Lake Martin house getaway

 

And this Lake Martin beauty has the perfect location all wrapped up. (I mean, just look at that view!)

 

Bill Ingram Architect Lake Martin house getaway with stone in entry and green door

 

But, lucky for us, the location is just the beginning! Wide plank floors… Stone accents… That free-standing staircase…

 

Bill Ingram Architect Lake Martin house getaway living room open to dining room with beams

 

The magic is in the details, and the details here are too good to be true!

 

Bill Ingram Architect Lake Martin house getaway entry with antique hanging clock

In case you missed it the first time… That staircase!! We’re full-on obsessed!

 

 

Lake Martin getaway designed by Bill INgram

 

This lovely stoop beckons visitors inside, and the planter and bench are in perfect keeping with the tone of this spectacular home with the right amount of cabin feel. 

 

Bill Ingram Architect Lake Martin house getaway

 

Stone accents indoors and out create a perfect flow…

 

Bill Ingram Architect Lake Martin house

 

And, again with the view!! Make this as big as it will go on your screen, grab your coffee and a good book (My new Under the Southern Sky, if you haven’t read it yet, pretty please!) and savor for as long as you want. 

 

 

There’s nothing we love more than a kitchen we can admire–but don’t have to cook in…

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Or a huge glass shower we can study but never have to clean! We don’t know about you, but just touring this charming vacation spot has left us feeling refreshed and invigorated. And the best part? You can visit again any time you like! 

 

Exterior Photography: Luker Photography 

Interior Photography: Sylvia Martin Photography

 

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

Whatever you’re doing today, we hope it’s great! We’re remembering everyone who has sacrificed to make our country great!

 

 

 

“I found out my marriage was over the day my ‘Modern Love’ piece appeared in the New York Times.” And so begins UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, available now from @simon.audio! If you need the perfect listen for your Memorial Day Weekend road trip, check out this audio clip! And, of course… it’s the perfect paperback for your beach bag—not to mention an on-theme red, white and blue 🇺🇸

 

 

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House Tour: Melanie Millner Designed Welcoming Retreat

 

Need a getaway today? We hear you! So do we! Fortunately for us, this Lake Burton House, designed by Melanie Millner of The Design Atelier and beautifully photographed by Emily Followill is a vacation in a few minutes. Stop, look, linger, savor. (And stay in your sweats!) Then, we urge you: Start again. There is so, so much to see. 

 

Melanie Milner Design Atelier kitchen

Melanie Milner Design Atelier pool table

 

Melanie Milner Design Atelier shiplap

Melanie Milner Design Atelier bedroom

Melanie Milner Design Atelier blue shiplap

Melanie Milner Design Atelier bedroom

 

bathroom with freestanding tub

 

screened porch

 

screened porch

 

STYLIST

Eleanor Roper Stylist

ARCHITECT

Pritchett + Dixon

CONTRACTOR

SJ Construction

 

2 Weeks Until Under the Southern Sky

 

 

Hi, friends!  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the weather is warming and, by all accounts, Spring is here! (If that isn’t a blessing to count, I don’t know what is.) All that means that now is the perfect time to start making your spring and summer reading list. To that end, I am so thrilled to share the gorgeous new book trailer for Under the Southern Sky with you today!

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More About Under the Southern Sky

 

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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House Tour: Sims Hilditch Designed Surrey Lake House

Sims Hilditch dining room with round table

 

Dear friends, we schedule our content in advance, but we wanted to pop in this morning to say that we are praying for peace and unity in our country and sending love to each and every one of you. For more than ten years, Design Chic has been an escape for us. We hope it is for all of you as well. 

 

The holidays might be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to put the fine china away! They’re still entertaining-ready in this Sims Hilditch-designed Surrey Lake House.

 

Sims Hilditch kitchen

 

And, once you look around, it’s easy to see why. In a home this beautiful and chic, who wouldn’t want to be a guest?

 

Sims Hilditch breakfast room

 

 

A refined color palette lends a calming feel,

 

 

Sims Hilditch family room

 

 

While favorite treasures lovingly displayed give that enviable sense of home

 

 

Sims Hilditch library

 

 

Beautiful built-ins contribute a finished feeling,

 

 

Sims Hilditch bedroom

 

 

And sloped ceilings add charm in droves!

 

 

Sims Hilditch bathroom

 

 

Complementary patterns add interest,

 

 

Sims Hilditch bathroom

 

 

While cozy bedding is both comfortable and pretty. 

 

 

Sims Hilditch bedroom with built-in bunkbeds

 

 

Built-in bunks are one of our favorite design elements–and with the addition of the exposed beams, this room is a lake house dream!

 

 

Sims Hilditch nursery in pink and white

 

 

A sweet wallpaper in a pretty shade is the perfect finishing touch! The best thing about this lovely lake house? We can go tour it again! We hope you’ve found plenty of inspiration and tons to love just like we have.

 

 

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Resolving to read more in 2021? Frolic Media named my forthcoming UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY one of the most-anticipated reads of 2021! Preorder now before its April 20 release from your favorite independent bookstore or online retailer.

From Frolic: Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Two childhood friends are brought back together in this moving story about a grieving man who’s lost his wife. When Parker remembers the frozen embryos from his late wife, he is set to become a single father in order to keep a part of Greer. He needs a surrogate though, and with his old friend Amelia back in his life, maybe this could be fate. Parker and Amelia will find solace in each other and discover much about what it means to be a family in Under the Southern Sky.

House Tour: Charming in Lake Keowee

 

Happy Monday, chic readers! We’re feeling like a trip to the lake today! How about you?

 

 

This beyond gorgeous Lake Keowee home by  TS Adams Studio Architect and Barbara Westbrook Design, photographed by Emily Followill Photography is the perfect escape for a crisp fall day.

 

 

With a touch of rustic charm and plenty comfy spaces for curling up with a good book, it’s the perfect place to getaway.

 

 

Doesn’t this chic centerpiece just scream fall?

 

 

And this cozy bedroom is just the kind of place we’d like to spend our cooler evenings.

 

 

Speaking of perfect fall spots… This soaking tub is stunning!

 

 

And a wood vanity adds a rustic feel to the bathroom.

 

 

Porch sitting is at its very finest in this beautiful home.

 

 

 

And, as expected, the outside is just as fabulous as the inside! We’re so glad you came on this fun lake getaway with us today! We hope it make these few minutes of your day feel like a retreat!

Thanks for spending your fall with Design Chic. We love it when you stop by!

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Interior Designer: Barbara Westbrook

Photographer: Emily Followill

 

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We had the best time last week partnering with our friends at MyDoma and SOURCC to bring you some special backstage interviews and tours from High Point Market! Check out my fun tours with Worlds Away and Kravet.

 

Just a reminder about UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY preorder freebies!

EVERYONE who preorders and fills out the form will receive a 5×7 card of the Maren Devine Art cover painting, two quote cards by @mesweens_writes and a signed book plate!

I am so grateful for my readers and cannot WAIT to share UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY with all of you!!

House Tour: Lake Burton Beauty

Lake Burton house tour TS Adams Architect

 

When it comes to places for the ultimate getaway, Lake Burton has to be one of the best. And this beauty by TS Adams Studio proves why. 

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour entry

 

Talk about taking advantage of the view! This lovely living room capitalizes on every inch of waterfront.

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour kitchen with beams

 

And an eat-in kitchen provides the perfect place for dining with family and friends. 

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour

 

Pretty architectural details set the tone, 

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bedroom

 

And creative uses of every space ensure that visitors are housed in style!

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bedroom

 

A clean, neutral color palette provides an on-vacation feel,

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour canopy bed

 

And chicly appointed bedrooms create havens for relaxation–

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bedroom

 

And take advantage of that peerless view

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bathroom

 

From a long soak in a gorgeous tub,

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour curb appeal

 

To a day spent out on the water, this Lake Burton Beauty has it all! We can’t think of a better place to spend the remaining days of summer

 

TS Adams Studio

Interior Designer: Coley Cuttino

Photographer: Jean Allsopp

Produced by: Eleanor Roper

 

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Looking for a good book to carry you into fall? I’d love it if you checked out one of mine: Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, The Peachtree Bluff Series (Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm, The Southern Side of Paradise) or Feels Like Falling. And I’m so excited that my seventh novel, Under the Southern Sky, will be releasing April 20, 2021 and is available for preorder now. The cover will be revealed September 23, so mark your calendar!

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House Tour: Beth Webb Designed Lake House Part 2

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio dining room

 

We were so thrilled to be able to share Part 1 of this too-stunning-for-just-one-post Beth Webb Interiors Lake House with you yesterday! (Check out Part 1 Here!) 

 

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio dining room

 

Let’s just say that, judging from your response, we think you loved this lake house as much as we did! 

 

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio kitchen

 

If we had to sum up this home in just one word, it would be: fresh. 

 

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio kitchen

 

Clean and crisp and not stuffy in the least, 

 

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio dining room

 

We love the laid-back, bare floors look of this home that is perfect for summer and beyond. 

 

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio swing on porch

 

But our favorite part? This porch, of course!

 

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio porch dining room

 

And the outdoor spaces certainly don’t disappoint. They are absolutely the main event here–and styled as such.

 

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio bedroom

 

But it’s nice to know that, after a long day on the water, you can curl up and refresh in the loveliest master bedroom,

 

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio

 

And do a little reading before bed. (Nightcap optional! But, just in case, here are a few of our faves…)

 

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio

 

The lovely bedrooms continue the color palettes and themes of the rest of the home,

 

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio bedroom

 

Creating spaces that are perfect for guests,

 

Beth Webb Interiors TS Adams Studio bedroom

 

And positively memorable for the youngest members of the family. We don’t know about you, but this laid-back luxe beach house is exactly the kind of place we’d like to spend our summer days!

 

EMILY FOLLOWILL PHOTOGRAPHY

TIM ADAMS ARCHITECT

Interior Designer: Beth Webb

Photographer: Emily Followill

Styled by: Eleanor Roper

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Needing a new summer read… Now is the perfect time to read my USA TODAY Bestseller Feels Like Falling. Even if you can’t get to the beach, you’ll feel like you’re there! 

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Looking for some fun summer reads? Mary Alice Monroe and I shared six of our favorites with Off the Shelf!

House Tour: Beth Webb Designed Lake House Part 1

 

Need a vacation today? Join us on a tour of this fabulous Beth Webb Interiors Lake House!

 

 

If you’ve been around Design Chic for long, you know we’re huge fans of Beth Webb’s stunning style. 

 

 

And this luxurious lake house proves all the reasons why. 

 

 

Laid-back, unfussy style that still manages to be finished and beautiful, 

 

 

Warm and inviting spaces that spell vacation,

 

 

The right pop of color and pattern, 

 

 

And the perfect artwork for every space, 

 

 

All combine together to create a glorious, textured home that epitomizes laid-back luxe.

 

 

We are suckers for library lights and believe that they make any bookcase that much better. Although, if it’s a Beth Webb designed bookcase, it’s perfect already!

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

EMILY FOLLOWILL PHOTOGRAPHY

TIM ADAMS ARCHITECT

Interior Designer: Beth Webb

Photographer: Emily Followill

Styled by: Eleanor Roper

 

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Needing a new summer read… Now is the perfect time to read my USA TODAY Bestseller Feels Like Falling. Even if you can’t get to the beach, you’ll feel like you’re there! 

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