Serenbe Showhouse Tour

 A. Wooten Interiors foyer to the Serenbe showhouse
A. Wooten Interiors

 

Good morning, chic friends, and happy Wednesday! Are you in the mood to tour a fabulous home today? We think the Serenbe Designer Showhouse is the perfect retreat to take a break.  So, put your feet up, take a deep breath, and take a tour of this calming and oh-so-chic spot! All that’s missing is a tall glass of sweet tea!

 A. Wooten Interiors
A. Wooten Interiors

 

 A. Wooten Interiors staircase
A. Wooten Interiors

 

Serene Designer Showhouse kitchen with wood beams
Meredith McBrearty

 

Meredith McBrearty kitchen with wood beams and shiplap
Meredith McBrearty

 

J. Hirsch Interior Design hallway for Serenbe showhouse
J. Hirsch Interior Design

 

Anna Louise Wolfe, Ltd. breakfast room at Serene showhouse
Anna Louise Wolfe, Ltd.

 

 R. Cartwright Design family room at Serenbe Showhouse
R. Cartwright Design

 

 K Light Interiors bathroom Serenbe Showhouse
K Light Interiors

 

 Mitch Ginn, L. Mitchell Ginn & Associates, Floralis Garden Design and Mac McKinney, McKinney Builders
Mitchell Ginn & Associates, Floralis Garden Design and McKinney Builders

 

Thank you for making Design Chic a part of your day.  We always love seeing you here!

Chic Beach Days

 

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Guest Room Updated for Summer

 

 

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A Fresh Take on Casual Dining

 

 

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Stylish Outdoor Favorites

 

 

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Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store 

More Tour Dates

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

 

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: Kishani Perera Interiors

living room by Kishani Perera Interiors

Happy Tuesday, friends! We hope your week is off to a great start–and we know it’s about to get better. The good taste of Kishani Perera Interiors is sure to make you smile!

living room by Kishani Perera Interiors

You know we love a good bookcase–and we appreciate a bookcase full of volumes that are actually read. What a perfect chair to sit awhile and enjoy one of them.  

library with beams by Kishani Perera Interiors

Speaking of fabulous things to fill your bookshelves, The Southern Side of Paradise is out and perfect for your summer reading!office by Kishani Perera Interiors

We love the look of stained wood paneling, but sometimes it can make a room feel too dark. This room is the perfect balance of elements that feels light yet warm.

kitchen with blue island and wood stools by- Kishani Perera Interiors

When it comes to kitchens, this designer has incredible range. 

dining room in blue and white by Kishani Perera Interiors

From a charming banquette

Kishani Perera Interiors kitchen with marble countertops

to a sleek marble scheme,

A unique backsplash and fabulous herringbone floors

Kishani Perera Interiors kitchen

To simple grays and whites with a splash of fun color, kitchen style abounds in this designer’s portfolio.

Kishani Perera Interiors

Striking architectural details can make a bathroom feel super chic.

Kishani Perera Interiors bathroom

Whether dark and dramatic or light and bright, beautiful paneling makes a bathroom pop.

Kishani Perera Interiors bathroom with freestanding tub

A fun light fixture adds so much fun to a gorgeous bathroom. And that tub… Total relaxation!

Kishani Perera Interiors nursery in blue and white

The nursery might very well be the most fun room to decorate. This one is so adorable and will easily transform from baby to toddler. We love, love Bla Bla animals like the ones in the crib. Cloud the cat is one of little Will’s favorites!

Fabulous outdoor spaces are always, always the icing on the cake–when the cake is a stunning home. This space is perfection. We might never want to go inside!

Thank you so, so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you do!

The Southern Side of Paradise

Head over to my Instagram  to learn how to win all 5 of these books!  Just in time for Summer reading!

 

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

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5 Stunning Designer Southern Homes and More

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Erica Dines George Photography

 

5 Stunning Designer Southern Homes

one kings lane

 

Southern homes bedroom

 

Creating a Beautiful Master Bedroom

one kings lane

 

playroom from Serena & Lily in Southern Homes

 

Creating a Fun-Filled Playroom

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dining from Southern homes

 

A Summer Brunch in Southampton with Jenni Kayne

 one kings lane

The Southern Side of Paradise

Well, friends, the The Southern Side of Paradise tour is over (for a few weeks, anyway!) and it was one for the books—pun intended! I am so grateful to everyone who attended events, hosted them and, of course, has read The Southern Side of Paradise! 🏝 You make my job so much fun and I am so grateful for you!
We have plenty more events throughout the summer and year—and are planning my 2020 tour! If you want me to come to your city next year, let me know!

 

WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY DESIGN CHIC TODAY! WE ALWAYS LOVE IT WHEN YOU DO!

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

WEEKEND SALES

Up to 60% OFF serena and lily

Up to 40% off Outdoor –  one kings lane

25%-30% Off Sitewide- horchow

New to Sale– shopbop

20% Off Clothing  anthropologie

Extra 40% off Sale  j crew

Up to 50% Off Designer Sale neiman marcus

New to Sale – Nordstrom

Designer Sale up to 50% OFF  saks fifth avenue

 

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More Tour Dates

 

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

 

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: Brady Design & Architecture

Brady Design & Architecture living room in blue and white

If, for you, relaxation is all about a water view, then this is the room for you. Interiors as soothing and spectacular as the exteriors make this space feel like and instant vacation. 

 Brady Design & Architecture living room

But we’re learning that when you’re in a space by Brian Brady Design & Architecture, every day suddenly feels like a holiday. 

Brady Design & Architecture living room

Chic yet comfortable living spaces seem to be a hallmark of this designer and architect.

Brady Design & Architecture entry foyer

And there is no doubt that his work is in good taste. 

Brady Design & Architecture entry with abstract art

Architectural details abound in these perfectly curated homes, and the art hanging on the walls is just a beautiful as the touches that make these spaces so unique.

 Brady Design & Architecture gallery wall

Mixed in with his classical architecture and classic interiors are moments of the unexpected. It is those moments that make these spaces unforgettable.

Brady Design & Architecture living room

Leather is a chic staple but can tend to look heavy. These chairs incorporate this favorite in a way that takes up very little visual space.

Brady Design & Architecture kitchen with pendant lights

White and bright is the mainstay of this kitchen, but these unique pendants give the eye an immediate place to go.

Brady Design & Architecture blue and white bedroom

This lovely master bedroom incorporates classic blue and white in a way that is soothing, spa like and classic.

 Brady Design & Architecture bedroom sitting area in blue and white

A master bedroom sitting room is a luxury not to be squandered. We can’t think of a better place to ease into the day!

When it comes to design, the outside is just as important as the inside. The slate walk is a welcoming touch on this stunning cedar shake cottage.

The only thing better than a gorgeous house is a gorgeous poolhouse! We’d love lounging by this one all summer long!

Brady Design & Architecture curb appeal

Nothing says “summer” quite like a fresh coat of white paint. It’s a welcome addition all year long. We are absolutely loving the good taste of Brady Design & Architecture. What about you?

Thanks so much for stopping by! We always love it when you do!

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The Southern Side of Paradise

 If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  The Southern Side of Paradise , one of Southern Livings best beach reads, to slip in you tote.

More Tour Dates

 

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA,  

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Things We Love: Unforgettable Chandeliers

unforgettable statement lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Good morning, chic readers! We all know the living room is one of the most important spaces in any house, the place where we gather as a family, where we host friends, where we come back together after a long day out in the world to refresh and regroup before we do it all again. One of our favorite ways to make a statement in any space is with chic, unforgettable lighting. Whether modern or more traditional, dark ironwork or shiny gold, there’s the right statement lighting for any living room space. Check out a few of our favorite examples of beautiful lighting that can make your space sing. 

unforgettable statement lighting
Leta Austin Foster

 

unforgettable statement lighting
Architectural Digest

 

unforgettable statement lighting
Groves & Co via Dering Hall

 

unforgettable statement lighting
Groves & Co via Dering Hall

 

statement lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

statement lighting
Metcalfe Design

 

statement lighting
Architectural Digest

 

statement lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

statement lighting
Architectural Digest

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Thrilled to be an US “MUSTS” from Us Weekly

 

This Weeks Best New Books from Woman’s World

 

It has been an incredible week in the The Southern Side of Paradise world–to say the least! One of my big, lofty goals when I started writing was to appear on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller List. That dream came true this week because of YOU! Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased the The Southern Side of Paradise and recommended it to friends. I couldn’t believe it when I saw my name on the Publisher’s Weekly List–and The Bookscan Bestseller List (#19. Woo hoo!)! The Southern Side of Paradise was also a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, and topped the iTunes Charts in both ebooks and audiobooks!

I have the best readers in the whole wide world! Thank you so much for your support. 

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In Good Taste: Timothy Brown Studio

Good morning, chic readers! We have so much good taste to share with you today, and we can’t wait!

Timothy Brown Studio ‘s style reminds us of summer.

Bright, bold and oh so fun.

Pops of color and eclectic art add touches of whimsy that define these spaces.

Gray and gold are a stunning combination in this streamlined kitchen.

And an overall streamlined aesthetic creates a calming feeling in these beautiful homes.

A mix of metals, textures and materials in this chic kitchen add so much style.

And an open floor plan makes this space feel large and perfect for entertaining a crowd.

Speaking of entertaining a crowd, this fun floor plan is ideal for maximum seating and ensures that everyone in the room can actually talk–all without blocking a single beautiful window. Such an ingenious floor plan!

A round table is one of our favorite entrance hall staples. A luxurious natural stone adds an interesting touch.

One of our favorite things about these designers is that they know which elements of a room should shout…

And which should whisper. This simple yet beautiful bedding creates a room perfect for relaxing after a long day. We hope that, wherever home is for you, it feels just the same.

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

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Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

We have been absolutely blown away by the response to the Peachtree Bluff town takeover! Tickets are going quickly so make sure to grab yours before they’re gone! Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site

 

 

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