In Good Taste: Lucy Williams Abstract Art

Lucy Williams living room

If you’re a long-time reader of Design Chic, you probably know that we don’t like to play favorites. But sometimes… Well, sometimes we just can’t help it!

Lucy Williams kitchen

Lucy Williams is one of those people who you simply can’t help but look at with wonder. 

Lucy Williams interior design

An incredible designer whose moodboards even inspire awe, 

Lucy Williams pillows

Who can mix patterns and textures with ease to create a totally customized look, 

Lucy Williams interior design

And who is a genuinely kind, supportive friend, and incredible blogger to boot, she is a one of our go-tos for inspiration in every sense of the word.

Lucy Williams interiors

We’re especially loving her incredible work at the Ronald McDonald House! (See what we mean?)

Lucy Williams art

Oh–and did we mention she’s one of our favorite artists? If you’re in the Richmond area (Or if you aren’t, make a trip!) be sure to go meet our friend Lucy on October 4 from 6-8pm at Palette Paint & Home in Richmond, Va. More than 40 paintings will be on display. Don’t miss it!

Lucy Williams art

In the meantime, check out a few of these gorgeous examples of her stunning artwork!

Lucy Williams art


Lucy Williams art


Lucy Williams art


Lucy Williams art


Lucy Williams art


Lucy Williams art

For more about the reception–or more about her art and design work–check out Lucy’s fabulous site!

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


If you’re hanging on to summer, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

A Few More Events for The Secret to Southern Charm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC–RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE DAMAGE 

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm




Pinewood Tour and Why You Should Always Talk to Strangers

Good morning, friends! We are so excited to share this fabulous house tour from our friend Lucy at Lucy Williams Interiors. We always love her work and this Pinewood house is no exception. It is the kind of place where you want to gather friends and family to celebrate all the wonderful moments that life has to offer. 

Speaking of wonderful moments, we think that one of those moments is meeting new people. Which we did at brunch last weekend. In the “do as I say, not as I do” category, this is a prime example. My parents always told me not to talk to strangers. And they always did. 

Now I always do too. Constantly. In elevators. On a train, a plane, waiting in line at the post office. Even in New York. I know. 

So, as we were sitting outside on a beautiful morning at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of our favorite Sunday brunch spots, we started chatting with some strangers. It was January in North Carolina, so we only assumed they were from North Carolina too, had day tripped from somewhere nearby. 

When we found out that they were from New Orleans, we were more than a little surprised because, well, most people come here for the summer. They don’t realize how wonderful the stillness of the winter can be. Nevertheless, we recently visited New Orleans so I could take part in their Women’s National Book Association event, and everyone, everywhere we went was so incredibly friendly to us that we couldn’t help but mention it.

We could tell right off that these were those kind of New Orleans people. Warm and welcoming and so nice. 

It was a Sunday. In January. And those are a little slow around here. So we had them over for drinks, of course. 

And between the Rose and the pimento cheese, we laughed and shared stories and shared mutual friends–and then, in no time at all, became them as well. 

And now next time we go to New Orleans, we won’t be staying at the Windsor Court. We’ll be staying with our new friends. (It really can’t be said enough. New Orleans has the best people. Food too.)

And that is why you should always talk to strangers. We have met some of our most favorite people that way. Because after you talk they aren’t strangers any more. So then you really aren’t breaking any rules at all. 

Besides, there are times when the rules can be bent. Design is one of those times. Because, just like with new friends, if it feels right, it usually is. We think you’ll agree that this fabulous Lucy Williams home feels pretty all-around wonderful. We hope your Wednesday does too!

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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!)