House Tour: The Marvelous Marika Meyer

Marika Meyer's Home living room with black front door

 

Good morning, friends and TGIF! We have a treat for you today: a gorgeous new house tour from our friend Marika Meyer

 

Designer Marika Meyer's living room

 

A Design Chic fan-favorite, Marika has an eye for the just-right mix of old and new, neutral and pattern, that makes every room she touches pop!

 

Designer Marika Meyer's dining room

 

When it comes to dining, it’s all about the details. 

 

Designer Marika Meyer's dining room

 

Not a single one is overlooked here!

 

Designer Marika Meyer's

 

We always love a chic, well-placed photograph, and this statement piece is the perfect finishing touch for this charming room.

 

Designer Marika Meyer's library

 

From ladies’ bridge to family Scrabble night, what’s better than a game room?

 

Designer Marika Meyer's breakfast nook with Saarinen table

 

A beautiful breakfast room banquette is a great place to start the day, 

 

Designer Marika Meyer's child's bedroom

 

And, is it just us, or do you always love the kids‘ spaces too?

 

Designer Marika Meyer's child's bedroom

 

What child wouldn’t love this adorable bedroom?

 

 

In addition to being a fabulous designer, the marvelous Marika has an amazing line of textiles! Check it out!

 

Marika Meyer Textiles

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love seeing you here!

Photography: Stacy Zarin Goldberg

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CHRISTMAS IN PEACHTREE BLUFF BOOK TOUR

 

 

SAVANNAH, GA | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021 | 5PM

Once Upon a Wardrobe Launch Party with Patti Callahan and Mary Kay Andrews
The Paris Market
36 W. Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401
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BLUFFTON, SC | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021 | 12PM

University of South Carolina Beaufort Luncheon with Authors Series with Patti Callahan and Mary Kay Andrews
Belfair Clubhouse
200 Belfair Oaks Blvd
Bluffton, SC 29910
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FERNANDINA BEACH, FL | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 | 11AM – 2PM

Amelia Island Festival Luncheon
Courtyard by Marriott Amelia Island
2700-1 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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NEPTUNE BEACH, FL | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 | 6PM

Signing at BookMark
The BookMark
220 1st Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

ST. PETERSBURG, FL | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 | 7PM

TOMBOLO BOOKS Signing with Patti Callahan and Mary Kay Andrews
Tombolo Books
2153 1st Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
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TAMPA, FL | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021 | 2PM

OXFORD EXCHANGE signing with Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan
Oxford Exchange
420 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606
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PUNTA GORDA, FL | MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021 | 11:30AM – 1PM

Books & Brunch Author Extravaganza hosted by Copperfish Books with Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan
F.M. Don’s
201 West Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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SANIBEL ISLAND, FL | MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021 | 5PM

MacIntosh Books + Paper Dessert and Drinks with Kristy Woodson Harvey, Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan
Sanibel Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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NORTH PALM BEACH, FL | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021 | 11AM – 1PM

North Palm Beach CC with Village of North Palm Beach Library
North Palm Beach Country Club
951 US-1
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

VERO BEACH, FL | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021 | 5PM

Vero Beach Book Center
392 21st St.
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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WINTER PARK, FL | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 10:30AM – 12PM

“Books and Bites” in Conversation with Kristin Harmel
Writer’s Block Book Store
316 N Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
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KISSIMMEE, FL | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 2 – 4PM

Solivita Circle Talk and Signing
Solivita Palms Amenity Center
1055 San Clemente Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34799

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021 | 6PM

B&N Mount Pleasant Signing
Barnes & Noble
1716 Towne Centre Way
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

MYRTLE BEACH, SC | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 | 11:30AM

A Moveable Feast sponsored by Litchfield Book Store
21 Main At North Myrtle Beach
719 North Beach Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 | 5PM

Pelican Bookstore at Talk, Sip & Sign with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Silver Coast Winery
6680 Barbeque Rd NW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC

MOREHEAD CITY, NC | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021 | 11AM – 12:30PM

Books & Bellinis with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Dee Gees Books & Gifts
508 Evans St
Morehead City, NC

BEAUFORT, NC | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021 | 2 – 3:30PM

“Trick or Read” Sip & Sign
Beaufort Linens
331 Front St
Beaufort, NC, 28516

SUMTER, SC | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 | 5 – 7PM

Sumter County Museum Author Reception
Sumter County Museum
122 N Washington St.
Sumter, SC 29150

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021 | 12 – 1:30PM

Kiawah Island Cassique Club House Talk & Signing
Cassique Golf Club
100 Old Cedar Lane
Kiawah Island, SC 29455

SOUTHERN PINES, NC | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2021 | 4PM

The Country Bookshop
Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities
555 E Connecticut Ave, Southern
Pines, NC 28387
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VIRTUAL EVENT | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021 | 7PM

Virtual Event with Ron Block and the Cuyahoga County Library

RALEIGH, NC | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2021 | 2PM

Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
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BLUFFTON, SC | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021 | 4PM

A Christmas Cookie Event With Patti Callahan & Kristy Woodson Harvey
Montage Palmetto Bluff
477 Mt Pelia Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
NOTE: This is a private event for residents of Palmetto Bluff and their guests.

WILMINGTON, NC | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021 | 11AM – 1PM

Open House at Inlet Blue Market and Porter Co Book Shoppe with Stephanie Gray
Porter Co Book Shoppe
303 S Topsail Drive
Surf City, NC 28445

CAPE CARTERET, NC | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021 | 12:30PM

Talk and Signing with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Western Carteret Library
230 Taylor Notion Rd
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 | 12PM

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Luncheon with Beaufort Historic Site
Coral Bay Club
1901 W Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
TICKETS

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021 | 11:30AM

Crystal Coast Country Club Author Luncheon
152 Oakleaf Dr.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
PRIVATE EVENT

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Dinners at Beaufort Gro & Aqua
TICKETS

BEAUFORT, NC | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021 | 1:30PM

Peachtree Bluff Double-Decker Bus Tour
Leaves from 100 Block Turner Street
Beaufort North Carolina 28516

 

 

 

 

 

Thrilled for the Christmas in Peachtree BluffTrailer

 

The fourth book in my bestselling Peachtree Bluff Series is releasing October 26 but is available NOW for preorder from your bookseller of choice! 

In the newest installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown—and the holiday season in the process.

When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband James announce they are divorcing—and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response—Caroline, at her wits end, can’t think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island?

Quite a lot, as it turns out.

As the “storm of the century” heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they’re planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi’s recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen. With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly…and the Murphy sisters, who evacuated to New York, soon realize it’s up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline’s boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town—as well as their family.

In “pitch perfect tones” (Publishers Weekly) and written with her signature Southern charm, New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey explores the magic of Christmas, the power of forgiveness, and the importance of family in a tale that reminds us that, no matter the circumstances, home is always where we belong—especially during the holidays.

 

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Chic Chat: Marika Meyer

 

Good morning, chic readers! We have such a treat for you today! Not only is one of our favorite (and nicest!!) designer friends, Marika Meyer, here for a super fun chic chat, but she is also offering a discount on some of her most popular handmade pillows exclusively to Design Chic readers for the next 72 hours. (Details at the end of the post!) They are absolutely stunning and the beyond perfect way to give your home a facelift for fall. The collection is created for mixing and matching, layering and, of course, loving! You can’t wrong with any combination. Read on to learn more about this talented designer’s inspirations, biggest accomplishments and much, much more! Click here to see a favorite house tour of Marika’s that we shared in February.

1. How did you get started as a designer?

Design and the visual arts have always been an integral part of my life. As a child I was enrolled in drawing and painting by age 4 and fell in love with art as a form of expression. My grandmother, Marika Aires was also a decorator in Washington and had a keen eye for design and the arts and was one of my biggest creative role models.

2.Where do you get your inspiration?

There is an opportunity to find inspiration everywhere, if you take the time to slow down and notice things. But, hands down, I must say that my inspiration comes from my family, whether that be our history of appreciation for antiquities, or specific family heirlooms.

3.Do you have a favorite project to date? Or a favorite type of project that tends to be your favorite?

A project recently completed on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is definitely a new favorite, for so many reasons. First, I was able to work with a client who I have known for many years, and we have worked on many homes together. Second, it was a start to finish project, from a totally blank canvas, raw piece of land, to the completed home. I love being able to help our clients throughout the entire process. And, lastly, the location was absolutely stunning with uninterrupted water views!

4.What is the biggest challenge you face as a designer?

As a designer one of the biggest challenges I find is helping clients navigate the design process and understand that beautiful spaces don’t have to come with a six figure price tag. Like pairing a plain white t-shirt from H&M with a Chanel bag, it’s understanding how and where to spend to make the biggest impact. One of the most rewarding parts of that challenge is giving clients the satisfaction of having a curated and collected look that seamlessly marries high and low pieces.

5. What do you consider your biggest accomplishment to date?

Creating our own product line of textiles and rugs was a huge accomplishment. I have always been “creative” and being able to use all of my artistic skills in conjunction with interiors is the culmination of my passions.

6. Are there any designers that particularly inspire you?

Elsie de Wolfe. She was a trailblazer for women and the design world. She bucked Victorian tradition and embraced a new style of design, in both her interiors and her wardrobe. In the truest sense of classic design, her interiors would be just as fresh today (hello, cheetah pillows?!) as they were in the early twentieth century.

Go-to paint color? 

Benjamin Moore Iceberg

Ebooks or hardbacks?

Hardbacks

M&Ms or Skittles?

M&Ms

Coffee or tea?

Tea

Which pillow is your favorite?  We love them all, but oh, the Elliot…

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Marika Meyer game room with abstract art
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MARika Meyer bathroom design
Marika Meyer living room

We love getting to know more about our favorite designers and hope you do too! 

Angie Seckinger Photography

Don’t forget: For the next 72 hours use the code DesignChic818 to receive 15% OFF any of these stunning, handmade Marika Meyer pillows!

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House Tour: A Marika Meyer Beauty

Marika Meyer Interiors house tour

 

Good morning, chic readers!  We hope your Wednesday is off to a terrific start. We are so excited to tour this gorgeous home designed by Marika Meyer Interiors. From the stunning color palette in Pantone’s color of the year,  to the well-placed accessories, every element is perfection.

 

Marika Meyer house tour home and garden

 

Marika Meyer Interiors foyer

 

Marika Meyer Interiors living room Pantone blue

 

Marika Meyer Interiors living room

 

Marika Meyer Interiors dining room

 

Marika Meyer Interiors kitchen

 

Marika Meyer Interiors butler pantry

 

Marika Meyer Interiors butler pantry

 

Marika Meyer Interiors mudroom

 

Marika Meyer Interiors mudroom

 

Marika Meyer Interiors mudroom

 

Marika Meyer Interiors bedroom in Pantone blue

 

Marika Meyer Interiors bathroom

 

Thanks so much for visiting Design Chic.  We always love seeing you here!

 

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I’m heading to NYC today for my last meeting at Simon & Schuster before the launch of Feels Like Falling–and my first appearance on NY Live! If you’re in the area, tune in on February 13 to check out the best ways to “Spruce Your Space for Spring!”

Then it’s on to The Savannah Book Festival. I’m speaking on Saturday morning at 10:15 am at the First Baptist Church. I’ll be in the author’s tent immediately after signing books. If you’re in the area, I hope to see you there!

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In Good Taste: Marika Meyer Interiors Part Two

Marika Meyers Interiors living room

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a terrific start. If not, all of that is about to change! We shared the work of this talented designer last week, but one post just wasn’t enough.   Take a break, take a peek, and let us know which space of Marika Meyer Interiors is your favorite!

 

Marika Meyers Interiors living room

 

Talk about a gallery wall! Bright, bold and colorful, this focal wall is the perfect accent to an already gorgeous space. 

 

Marika Meyers Interiors bar cart

 

Bar carts are one of our essentials, but styling them can be tricky. We’re pinning this one for inspiration! 

 

Marika Meyers Interiors living room

 

If you ask us, a home can never have too many books. This library has the perfect mix of books and accessories. 

 

Marika Meyers Interiors dining room

 

Meyer is a pro at combining neutrals in a way that makes them pop! (Because we all agree that leopard is a neutral, right?)

 

Marika Meyers Interiors family room

 

The paneled den gets a bright upgrade with light paneling. We’re obsessed!

 

Marika Meyers Interiors family room

 

One of our favorite things about Meyer’s style is that every interior feels current but collected, as though it’s a true reflection of its owners.

 

Marika Meyers Interiors bunkroom

 

Even the kids’ spaces 

 

Marika Meyers Interiors kids room

 

Absolutely ooze style and personality!

 

Marika Meyers Interiors bathroom

 

From a neutral bath that is pure luxury,

 

Marika Meyers Interiors bathroom

 

To a chic spot with the right amount of whimsy, we think you’ll agree that Marika Meyer Interiors is always in good taste!

 

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

 

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Peachtree Bluff Series

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases 4 WEEKS FROM TODAY, May 7, 2019!!

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 kristywoodsonharvey@gmail.com 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!

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