House Tour: Beautiful Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades house tour entry

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great week–and are in the mood for touring a one of a kind Pacific Palisades home.  A gorgeous mix of classic style and totally unique touches, this place proves that there’s nothing better than being bathed in blue and white.  Grab an extra cup of coffee and savor every square foot of this beautiful home designed by Mark D. Sikes and photographed by Amy Neunsinger.

 

Pacific Palisades house tour dining room

 

Pacific Palisades house tour living room

 

Pacific Palisades house tour

 

Pacific Palisades house tour

 

Pacific Palisades house tour

 

Pacific Palisades house tour

 

Pacific Palisades house tour

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Wednesday, sweet friends!

 

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“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 summer road trip, check out this audio clip! And, of course… it’s the perfect paperback for your beach bag!

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
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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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House Tour: Mark D. Sikes Designed LA Home

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

We don’t know about you, but, for us, Memorial Day always feels like the start of summer, official or not! We are more than ready for warm sunshine, long days on the beach and poolside reading. California is a place that knows how to do summertime right, and this gorgeous home designed by the talented Mark Sikes, is a perfect California summer stunner. Peruse every room and then go back a second time and savor. You won’t want to miss a single layer!

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

LA house tour Mark D. Sikes

 

 

 

Amy Neunsinger Photography

 

Which room is your favorite?

 

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“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 summer road trip, check out this audio clip! And, of course… it’s the perfect paperback for your beach bag!

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Under the Southern Sky

 

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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In Good Taste: Mark D. Sikes

blue and white with Mark D Sikes

 

Happy Tuesday, chic readers!

 

blue and white with Mark D Sikes

 

Feeling blue? So are we–in the very best possible way. 

 

blue and white with Mark D Sikes

 

These stunning rooms by Mark D. Sikes are giving us all the best blue-and-white vibes.

 

blue and white with Mark D Sikes

 

A gorgeous mix of classic style–

 

blue and white with Mark D Sikes

 

And totally unique touches,

 

blue and white with Mark D Sikes

 

This room proves that there’s nothing better than being bathed in blue and white.

 

blue and white with Mark D Sikes

 

From soothing blue touches,

 

blue and white with Mark D Sikes

 

To the loveliest details, from the living room,

 

blue and white bedroom

 

To the bedroom,

 

blue and white bedroom

 

No one does blue and white better than Mark D. Sikes. Which is your favorite space?

 

Amy Neunsinger Photography

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

 

 

Country Living magazine called Under the Southern Sky “One of 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring!” Perfect for: fans of beach reads, P.S. I Love You and anything by authors Jennifer Weiner or Elin Hilderbrand. I can’t wait to share it with you April 20–and Under the Southern Sky is available for preorder now wherever books are sold!

 

 

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Preorder Under the Southern Sky from your bookstore of choice and fill out this form to receive a signed bookplate, 5×7 cards of Under the Southern Sky Quotes by Mesweens Writes and gorgeous 5×7 card of the Maren Devine painting of the Under the Southern Sky cover! PLUS–order in the month of November, and I’ll also send you one of my super cute “I Read KWH” Tote Bags! This is a fun way to surprise someone with a preorder for the holidays, too!

 

 
 
 
If you haven’t read my novel Feels Like Falling, I would love for you to check it out!
 
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It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

 

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In Good Taste: Mark D. Sikes

Mark D. Sikes living room

 

When it comes to good taste, designer Mark D. Sikes has it all wrapped up. 

 

Mark D. Sikes

 

Each vignette,

 

Mark D. Sikes fireplace in living room

 

Every mantel,

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white living room

 

Every, single well-placed, impeccably-thought detail,

 

Mark D. Sikes breakfast room with captain's chairs

 

Adds up to a room that wows. 

 

Mark D. Sikes blue kitchen with shiplap

 

Charming color palettes create warm, unique spaces,

 

Mark D. Sikes bookcase in library

 

And thoughtful elements combined in the perfect way allow for rooms where families can–and do–actually live.

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white

 

From luxe and layered,

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white banquette

 

To light and luscious,

 

Mark D. Sikes blue and white bedroom

 

The work of designer Mark D. Sikes is always in good taste

 

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If you’re looking for a relaxing quarantine activity, reading is always a great choice! My entire Peachtree Bluff Series is out and available now!

And Feels Like Falling is available for preorder now, so it can be in your hands on April 28!

 

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