10 Favorite Meredith Ellis Designed Rooms

Meredith Ellis Design foyer
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Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you are poised and ready to tackle this week. We are so excited to share a few of our all-time favorite rooms  from the talented Meredith Ellis.  Chic, sophisticated interiors with just the right amount of personality are hallmarks of this talented designer’s style. So take a few minutes, refill your coffee, and reset your mind with these stunning rooms that can’t help but inspire you to a more productive (and comfortable!) day. 


Meredith Ellis Design living room
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Meredith Ellis Design blue and white living room with brass library lights
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Meredith Ellis Design green paneled library
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Meredith Ellis Design dining room with bookcases for a library
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Meredith Ellis Design banquette
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Meredith Ellis Design bedroom with bamboo bed
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Meredith Ellis Design bedroom with bamboo sidetable
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bedroom with twin beds
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 bedroom with twin beds
Nathan Schroder Photography



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Meredith Ellis

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I am over-the-moon about my first starred review from Publishers Weekly! Can’t wait for all of you to read Under the Southern Sky on April 20! It’s available for preorder now wherever books are sold. 

From PW: Harvey (Feels Like Falling) delivers a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in this tearjerker…Harvey brings her characters to life, including Greer, whose heartbreaking journal entries reflect on scans of the embryos and imagine the family she and Parker would have. These passages are particularly wrenching, making the book’s happy ending all the more moving. Fans of women’s fiction will devour this. (Apr.)




Favorite Images from Soul of the Home


Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend and a wonderful Easter. We know it was certainly a different one. (You have to scroll down to see what our church did. So cute!)



During this unusual time, we have been relying a lot on books for solace, and you know we can’t get enough of a good coffee table book.  We are positively in love with Tara Shaw’s new Soul of the Home, filled with stunning design, great advice, and, our favorite: antiques!  Her designs are warm, welcoming and worthy of looking at again and again.



And we are swooning over this secretary–and the built-in Swedish clock is so stunning! This looks like a work-from-home paradise!  But statement furniture (like this piece!) is only a part of the story.



Well-appointed chef’s kitchens that don’t overlook a single detail,



And luxe layers that add an undeniable warmth to every Tara Shaw room,



All contribute to the feeling that each home, each place, truly does have a soul. And Tara Shaw is just the person to discover it.


If you could use some uplifting images and incredible inspiration–and, of course, some fabulous decor advice–pick up a copy of Soul of the Home, releasing April 21 but available for preorder now.


Images courtesy of Abrams Books



Speaking of good reads… My new novel, Feels Like Falling, releases in fifteen days! Have you preordered yet? If you want to learn more, listen to me live on IGTV with Zibby Owens at 11 am EST today!



And this Wednesday at 7 pm EST tune in for the first episode of Friends & Fiction, my new Facebook Live project with Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe! We’ll be on Mary Kay Andrews’ Facebook page, but you can RSVP Here!


7 Simple Ways to Give Your Home Serious Curb Appeal



7 Simple Ways to Give Your Home Serious Curb Appeal

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Step Inside GrayBarns on the Silvermine River

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6 Surprising Brands That Have Outlets and Where to Find Them

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Excited to Share the Cover for My New Novel The Secret to Southern Charm


Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically-acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).



15 Home Libraries Reading Ready & Weekend Favorites



15 Home Libraries Perfect for Reading

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Slightly South of Simple book

Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

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Now available in Audiobook – perfect for vacation traveling!








Farmhouse Style Kitchens and Friday Finds!


10 Farmhouse-Style Kitchens

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Inside Supermodel Frederique van der Wal’s Stylish Amsterdam Apartment

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8 Fabulously Cozy Dens 

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Inside a Beloved Designer’s Rustic, Family-Friendly Alpaca Farm and Home

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One Bar Cart, Three Ways 

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serena and lily throws


Can’t  Get Enough of These Throws

serena and lily


More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)


In Good Taste: Collins Interiors Designs

Collins Interiors Designs entry

There is no better way to start the day than with puppies! At least, that’s what we hear.