10 Favorite Rooms With a Well-Placed Antique

Sarah Bartholomew antique chinoiserie chest and antique architectural prints
Sarah Bartholomew

 

We love a new accessory or modern piece of furniture as much as the next people. 

 

Morrison Fairfax Interiors antique chest with blue and white plates
Morrison Fairfax interiors

 

But, for the right balance in any home, there is absolutely nothing like a well-placed antique. 

 

An antique instantly grounds a room and gives it a sense of place and history. 

 

entry
Connecticut Cottages and Gardens

 

Whether it’s a find shipped back from a once-in-a-lifetime trip, 

 

antique clock Marshall Watson interiors
Marshall Watson Interiors

 

A unique accessory like this gorgeous clock that adds a one-of-a-kind feel, 

 

antique chest
Cottages & Gardens

 

Or that piece that has been in the family forever, 

 

paint and antique desk
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

There is absolutely no substitute for the perfect antique. 

 

antique desk and chair in office
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

 

Combined with other antiques, 

 

antique pottery
Architectural Digest

 

Or juxtaposed with the new and the next, 

 

antique kitchen table
Donald Lococo ArchitectJohn Cole Photography

 

When it comes to a beautiful antique, you really can’t go wrong! Do you have a favorite antique in your home? 

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book
 

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and 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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  The Peachtree Bluff Series

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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.
 
October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.
 
October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.
 
January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 
 
January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
 
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
 
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
 
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

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Historic East Hampton Home Gets a Facelift

Historic East Hampton Home Gets a Facelift in the kitchen

 

Only one more sleep until we leave for East Hampton and the East Hampton Authors’ Night! Hooray! If you are in the area and haven’t gotten your tickets, you can still purchase them and come see me under the authors’ tent or, afterward, at the dinner hosted by the one and only Marshall Watson in his gorgeous home. (Can you even believe that? I’m SO EXCITED.) 

 

Historic East Hampton Home Gets a Facelift in the living room

 

To celebrate, we are touring this fabulous East Hampton historic home from Hamptons Cottages & Gardens designed by the uber-talented Katherine McCoy

 

Historic East Hampton Home Gets a Facelift in the stairwell

 

The perfect blend of historic, original, and slightly rustic, 

 

Historic East Hampton Home Gets a Facelift in the dining room

 

Beautiful simplicity, 

 

Historic East Hampton Home Gets a Facelift in the dining room

 

And elegant touches, 

 

Historic East Hampton Home Gets a Facelift in the living room

 

This is the perfect summer home that we can’t imagine ever wanting to leave–even when it turned to fall!

 

Historic East Hampton Home Gets a Facelift in the bedroom

 

Beautiful French doors allow the interior of this lovely master to blend seamlessly with the nature beyond. 

 

marble bathroom

 

An updated master bathroom, 

 

bathtub in the bathroom

 

And too-good-t0-be-true soaking tub add fresh luxury, 

 

Historic East Hampton Home Gets a Facelift in the bedroom

 

While rustic beams add charm in droves to this tiny guest room. 

 

hamptons house

 

The cedar shake exterior is classic Hamptons style in all its glory, 

 

hamptons house

 

Complete with the perfect patio for dining all summer long. Now we’re even more excited about the Hamptons. Hope to see you there!

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand 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

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:

 

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

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House Tour: East Hampton Chic by Marshall Watson

 

Good morning, chic readers! If you’re in the mood for a beach vacation, come along with us today! If you’ve followed Design Chic for any length of time you know that we are obsessed with Marshall Watson‘s peerless work. (And really just Marshall, in general, truth be told.) 

 

 

Watson’s own East Hampton escape is the stuff that dream home fantasies are made of. I’ve seen it in pictures, and I am beside myself that I get to go to Watson and his husband Paul Sparks’s weekend retreat in real life!

 

 

I will be appearing at the East Hampton Author’s Night on August 10, and Watson and Sparks are incredibly graciously hosting my Author Dinner afterward.

 

 

I can’t decide what I’m most excited about, but I think it’s the garden. If you want a little sneak peek, check out this gorgeous article in Galerie Magazine. See what I mean? As someone with a decidedly non-green thumb, I can’t even imagine…

 

 

What we marvel most over when it comes to Watson’s work is how diverse it is. He truly creates magic in every space he designs, but in a way that is completely suited to the homeowners’ tastes.

 

 

This stunning East Hampton home has a personality very different from Watson’s own, while still maintaining his signature sense of balance, light and emphasis on the details. 

 

 

Architectural details on the ceiling and a fun backsplash, for instance, create instant personality in this kitchen, while classic cabinetry and white marble lend staying power to the look. 

 

 

Touches of coastal influence punctuate the design scheme, while an overarching sense of serenity and calm pervades, as if wordlessly reminding every person who enters that he or she is on vacation. 

 

 

Simply touring this chic retreat today has felt like, well, a day at the beach! A quick nap in this perfect bedroom wouldn’t hurt either… 

If you haven’t picked up Watson’s book, The Art of Elegance, don’t wait another minute. Watson’s breadth of talent is so vast that it’s like having several books in one. It’s a classic in its own time. 

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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

 

  Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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

 

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House Tour: Bahamas, Marshall Watson-Style

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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

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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

 

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Fences for Every Yard

white fine
Jimmy Stanton – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Happy Thursday, chic readers! We hope your day is off to a fabulous start. We are talking fences today. 

white fence
Architectural Digest

 

When we bought our house in Beaufort, one of the first things we knew we would have to do is put a white picket fence around the yard. 

white picket fence
New England Home- Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

There’s just something about a fence that not only defines a space but also adds so much charm. 

fence
Architectural Digest

 

In stacked stone, a fence is organic, neutral and blends in so well with the environment. 

fence pool Albs Beach
Urban Grace

 

A chic stucco fence or a concrete fence is not only pretty but is also practical. Insect resistant and easy to clean, it’s a perfect, long-lasting solution for a beautiful outdoor space that stays that way for years to come. And a lovely vine is the perfect accessory!

stone fence
Architectural Digest

 

For that English cottage or secret garden feel, nothing beats stone–with a charming gate, of course. 

stone patio
Meg Braff Design

 

And a pretty wall creates a cozy outdoor sitting room and breaks up a large back yard. 

split rail fence
Architectural Digest

 

There’s nothing more beautiful than a rambling wooden fence through a farm or estate. 

pool hedge fence
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

 

For creating privacy and only seeing the neighbors when you want to see the neighbors, there is nothing prettier than a hedge. It may take a while to get it right, but the result is so worth it!

 

hedge patio
Ashley Whittaker Design

 

Doesn’t a tall hedge create the most ethereal feeling?

brick wall patio
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

And, of course, you can never go wrong with brick. Do you have a fence at your house? What’s your favorite fence or wall material?

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North Carolinians, listen up! Our friend and one of our favorite designers, Marshall Watson is making his way to Kinston, NC this Sunday, March 4! Lunch is from 12:30-1:30 with a lecture and Q&A from 2-3. If you want to come but your friends can’t, come sit with me!

 

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