The Beautiful Designs of Meredith Ellis & More

Meredith Ellis Designs Read McKendree Photography
Read McKendree Photography



The Beautiful Designs of Meredith Ellis

– design chic



Prepare your Outdoor Area for Summer at 20% OFF

– serena & lily


Making Mobiles
Image Courtesy of Rizzoli



Check Out the Newest Interior Trend with Making Mobiles

– amazon



‘Five Lessons My Son—and the Surf—Taught Me’—

– parade magazine



Half-Yearly Sale Save Up to 50%

– nordstrom



Click Each Image to Learn More:



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.




Meredith Ellis

10 Favorite Meredith Ellis Designed Rooms

Meredith Ellis Design foyer
Read McKendree Photography


Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you are poised and ready to tackle this week. We are so excited to share a few of our all-time favorite rooms  from the talented Meredith Ellis.  Chic, sophisticated interiors with just the right amount of personality are hallmarks of this talented designer’s style. So take a few minutes, refill your coffee, and reset your mind with these stunning rooms that can’t help but inspire you to a more productive (and comfortable!) day. 


Meredith Ellis Design living room
Read McKendree Photography


Meredith Ellis Design blue and white living room with brass library lights
Read McKendree Photography


Meredith Ellis Design green paneled library
Read McKendree Photography


Meredith Ellis Design dining room with bookcases for a library
Read McKendree Photography


Meredith Ellis Design banquette
Read McKendree Photography


Meredith Ellis Design bedroom with bamboo bed
Read McKendree Photography


Meredith Ellis Design bedroom with bamboo sidetable
Nathan Schroder Photography



bedroom with twin beds
Read McKendree Photography



 bedroom with twin beds
Nathan Schroder Photography



Read McKendree Photography


Meredith Ellis

Click Each Image to Learn More:



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





I am over-the-moon about my first starred review from Publishers Weekly! Can’t wait for all of you to read Under the Southern Sky on April 20! It’s available for preorder now wherever books are sold. 

From PW: Harvey (Feels Like Falling) delivers a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in this tearjerker…Harvey brings her characters to life, including Greer, whose heartbreaking journal entries reflect on scans of the embryos and imagine the family she and Parker would have. These passages are particularly wrenching, making the book’s happy ending all the more moving. Fans of women’s fiction will devour this. (Apr.)




In Good Taste: Meredith Ellis Design


It has officially turned cold in North Carolina (Okay, well, high 50s… but it feels cold.) and we are feeling the need to snuggle up and stay close to home


Meredith Ellis designed dining room


These spaces by Meredith Ellis Design have all the trappings of the kinds of places we want to spend our days and nights right now. 


Meredith Ellis designed library


Deep, moody blues create the perfect work space,


Meredith Ellis designed dining nook


And perfectly imperfect gallery walls and stacks of books embody the homey feel we’re craving this winter. 


Meredith Ellis designed dining nook

Bright sunny spots blent with rich wood antiques for spaces that are the best of both worlds,


Meredith Ellis designed family room


And libraries for whiling away sleepy, restful days take precedence. 


Meredith Ellis designed family room


A deep, real-wood fireplace is necessary,


Meredith Ellis designed office


And bonus points are given for a sloped, dreamy ceiling–


Meredith Ellis designed bedroom


And cozy covers to crawl underneath. 



Dark wood and bamboo accents ground a space,


Meredith Ellis designed mudroom


And even the mudroom feels dark, moody and just right for right now. We couldn’t love these gorgeous, perfectly designed spaces any more. What’s your favorite Meredith Ellis-designed room?


Read McKendree Photography


Thanks so much for spending your holiday season with Design Chic. We always love seeing you here!


Don’t forget! Time is running out to preorder my April 20 novel UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY and receive:

*An “I Read Kristy Woodson Harvey” Tote Bag

*A Pair of Southern Sky Sunnies

*A 5×7 Card of the Maren Devine Painting of the Book Cover (So framable!)

*Two quote cards by MeSweens Writes (Also super framable!)

*A Signed Book Plate

This is a great way to preorder and still have a fun gift waiting under the tree! Promotion ends December 15, or while supplies last. And they are going fast! Just fill out this form to receive your treats!

Today I’m doing a super fun giveaway with @adailydoseofclass for my entire Peachtree Bluff Series, a copy of FEELS LIKE FALLING, a FEELS LIKE FALLING candle, an advance copy of UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, a tote bag and a pair of Southern Sky Sunnies! Head over to Instagram to enter!























In Good Taste: Read McKendree Photography

Chancey Boothby chic and timeless kitchen design - kitchen Read McKendree Photography
Chauncey Boothby

Every detail can be perfect.

Read McKendree Photography - chic and timeless kitchen design Colleen Bashaw Interiors kitchen
Colleen Bashaw

The colors can pop.

Read McKendree Photography - chic dining room in blue and white Ashley Whittaker Design dining room with roman shades and lantern
Ashley Whittaker

The design scheme can be beyond stunning. 

Read McKendree Photography - Lisa Tharp chic blue and white living room
Lisa Tharp

But in the hands of the wrong photographer, the entire scheme can fall flat. 

Read McKendree Photography - layered dining room with shiplap
Meredith Ellis

That’s why we were so excited to be introduced to the gorgeous photography of Read McKendree, who captures some of today’s most accomplished designers’ work in all its inspirational glory. 

Read McKendree Photography - Katie Rosenfeld kitchen with blue cabinets
Katie Rosenfeld

Unique angles,

Read McKendree Photography - Meredith Ellis design banquette
Meredith Ellis

Perfect light,

Read McKendree Photography - Lisa Tharp chic and refined living room
Lisa Tharp

And stunning clarity are just a few of the hallmarks of this photographer’s gorgeous work. 

Read McKendree Photography - refined banquette McGrath II
McGrath II

From a chic vignette

Read McKendree Photography - Workshop/APD kitchen with wood ceiling

To a stunning kitchen, Read McKendree Photography captures each detail with a discerning eye. That’s why we think his work (like that of the designers he captures!) is always in good taste. 


Read McKendree Photography

  CLICK Each Image Below to Learn More:

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. 

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 evangelical 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 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 busted 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 the one that got away comes back, 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, 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.

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support and friendship and book love. I am so grateful for YOU each and every day!

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:

Looking for More Inspiration?

Make sure to follow us on Pinterest and Instagram!