Tour a Stunning Home in Black & White and More

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Tour a Stunning Home in Black & White

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Kitchen Pantry Inspiration

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Mudroom Love From This Talented Team

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The White Bed|Five Ways to Get it Right

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Easy Tips to Add Coastal Style to Your Home

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Finding the Perfect Valentine’s Gift

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Southern California Here I Come!

Feels like falling

I’ll be on a Southern California mini-tour soon with lots of great author friends! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!

January 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA

January 31, 2020: SuperBook TaleGate Adventure with Cassandra Conroy, Fiona Davis, Kristina McMorris, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Jan Moran, Karen White and Beatriz Williams. 6-7:30 pm, Signal Hill Public Library, Signal Hill, CA.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

 

 

10 Favorite Rooms with Stylish Storage

Studio McGee entry with baskets for storage and organization

 

One of our favorite parts of the holiday season is the more is more approach. 

 

Studio McGee Pantry with baskets and jars for storage and organization

 

Decorations everywhere, lights on every surface, the tree filling what was once a blank space. 

 

studio McGee open shelving storage for organization

 

But one of our favorite things about the New Year is putting it all away, clearing all the clutter to begin a streamlined new year with only what we need.

 

Studio McGee dining room with glass front cabinets for storage and organization

 

If you’re already looking ahead to the new year, you’ll absolutely love the stylish storage in these gorgeous rooms designed by Studio McGee.

 

 

From pretty storage jars and beautiful built-ins,

Studio McGee playroom storage and organization

 

To kid-friendly bookcases and containers,

 

Studio McGee bathroom with storage basket and shelf

 

To baskets of all shapes and sizes, there’s the perfect storage solution for every space. 

 

storage in laundry room from Studio McGee with organization baskets and hanging space and cabinets

 

After almost fifteen months of being out of our house from Hurricane Florence, words can’t express how relieved we are to just be home. But, needless to say, after six moves and four rental houses, our stuff is everywhere. If there was ever a year for organization, this is it! As we focus on finally beginning our addition and reconfiguration of our upstairs in January, let’s just say that closet space, the laundry room and an organized office and mudroom are top priorities! 

 

Studio McGee storage one the mudroom with cabinets, bench and wells

In the meantime, we’ll be making the most of what we have with these helpful tips from one of our most favorite design studios–and reveling in the glitter, the tinsel and the tissue paper everywhere. After all, it only comes one time a year… 

Happy holidays, chic friends! Thanks for spending your holiday season right here! If you haven’t yet, make sure to join our email list to get holiday decor tips from our favorite designers. Click the link highlighted in red, add your email address, first name and hit send!

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide

 

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Gifts for Her



Gifts for Him



 

Gifts for Kids


 

Gifts for the Traveler


Gifts Under $50

 

Gifts for Hostess

 

Gifts for the Home

Gifts of Beauty

 

 

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Things We Love: Sophisticated Neutrals

Studio McGee kitchen
Studio McGee

 

Y’all, we love Christmas and the whole holiday season. 

 

Serena & Lily neutrals in the dining room with large chandelier and banana chairs
Serena & Lily

 

The lights, the glitter, the sparkle, the colors, the more is more all over the place. 

 

neutrals in the kitchen with shiplap and wood hood
Meredith McBreathy – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

But sometimes you just need a palette cleanser. 

 

Cashiers Show House - Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles bedroom with monogrammed bedding
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Cashiers Show House

 

So we decided that, in the midst of all the jingle bells and let it snows, we’d take a deep, neutral breath…

 

neutrals in a chaise lounge with floor lamp
Serena & Lily

 

And relax for a beat before the madness (and happiness!!) begins!

 

neutrals in the bathroom with bar cart and jute rug
Serena & Linen

 

To us, there is nothing quite as soothing as a neutral palette, especially when it’s mixed with tons of texture,

 

neutrals in mudroom with skylights and hanging pendants and wood floor
Gil Schafer Architect

 

And a heaping, helping dose of organization, mudroom-style. 

 

neutral porch with arches and white lattice furniture and hanging lantern
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

This is the perfect place for a late afternoon cocktail with friends, with garland or without

Where’s your favorite place for neutrals?

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

Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South has

just hit #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South:
“Writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

 

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Things We Love: Smart & Stylish Mudrooms

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms from Curtis & Windham
Curtis & Windham

 

Mudrooms are one of our absolute favorite parts of a home. We love the idea of having a place that we can drop all of our things and keep the house looking neat and tidy.

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Aliberg Parker Architects
Alisberg Parker Architect

 

So much so that we are going to add one to our house. We have a big space right by the back door, perfect for creating the ultimate storage area. So we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what exactly we want to achieve out of this space.

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Artichoke, Ltd
Artichoke, Ltd.

 

The absolute non-negotiable is big, deep drawers for dropping beach bags, purses and all sorts of various and sundry things that tend to collect by the back door.

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Jackson & Leroy
Jackson & Leroy

 

And, because there is so much vertical space, we definitely plan on taking advantage with little cubbies up top for baskets. You can never have enough baskets!

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Urban Grace Interiors
Urban Grace Interiors

 

A space for fishing rods is a must when you have fishermen in your family.

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Designer Show House

 

We love having grasscloth for the backdrop. It adds so much character!

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Urban Grace Interiors
Urban Grace Interiors

 

We love pretty doors but are afraid that putting too many of them in the area will make it feel closed–it’s kind of narrow. So we’ll probably just include one to hide the electrical panel and store brooms, mops, etc.

 

What a beautiful, calming area right by the back door.

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Dana Wolter Interiors
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles – Dana Wolter Design

 

Do you have a mudroom? What are your storage area must haves? Thanks for stopping by!

 

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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

 

In Good Taste: Humphrey Munson Handmade Kitchens

 

Pasta. Pottery. Presents.

 

 

Everything is better when it’s handmade. 

 

 

Including the most important–and often most used–room in the house. 

 

 

The kitchen, of course. 

 

 

These Humphrey Munson kitchens take “custom” to the next level, employing only the finest hard woods, natural stones and high end appliances in their stunning spaces. And it goes without saying that every member of the team is masterful.

 

 

The result? A truly bespoke kitchen that focuses on meeting every single need, from storage with style and stability, 

 

 

To a practical and beautiful pantry where everything is right at eye level. 

 

 

Food storage has never ever looked this good. 

 

 

From butler’s pantries that wow, 

 

 

To china storage that keeps everything right where you can see it,

 

 

Every facet of the Humphrey Munson experience is well thought out and fabulously functional. (Ladders are one of our favorite accessories!)

 

 

Beautiful mudrooms where everything has a place might very well be one of the foundations for a neat and tidy kitchen–and entire house, really.

 

 

And each ounce of cabinetry and woodwork–whether it’s in the light and bright of the kitchen or dark of the back hallway, is utter perfection. Do you love these handmade spaces as much as we do?

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

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Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site

 

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In Good Taste: Bria Hammel Interior Design

Bria Hammell Interiors entrance
Spacecrafting Photography

 

Good morning, friends! We hope you had a fantastic Martin Luther King Day. We always pack those little bonus days off from school with lots of activities and fun. I think I look forward to them as much as my son does. So we were both really bummed out that he had a sore throat. (Well, to be fair, it was much worse for him than it was for me since he was the one that had to be sick!)

He met his reading goal of 1,000 pages this month–I know, 1,000. First grade is not what it used to be!–so I was going to take him to Lowe’s and Dank Burrito, which was what he had requested if he met said goal. 

 

Bria Hammell Interiors living room
Spacecrafting Photography

 

Yes, Lowe’s is my first grader’s favorite store. He likes to build anything and everything. Unfortunately, I had to do the responsible mom thing and say no to burritos and boards. (And torx screws. He taught me what those were.)

 

Bria Hammell Interiors dining room
Spacecrafting Photography

 

But, today is a new day, and we’re saying yes, yes, yes to this lighting! Demure in the dining room? Never!

 

Bria Hammell Interiors kitchen
Spacecrafting Photography

 

From the flowers in the sink to the perfect pendant light, this kitchen is positively dreamy. 

 

kitchen Bria Hammel Interiors
Spacecrafting Photography

 

And it’s no surprise, really.

 

Bria Hammel Interiors kitchen
Spacecrafting Photography

 

Because dreamy, as you can see, is what Bria Hammel Interior Design does

 

Bria Hammell Interiors kitchen
Spacecrafting Photography

 

In these designs, as in life, it really is the little things. The instant chicness (and practicality!) of a library ladder in the kitchen, 

 

Bria Hammell Interiors kitchen
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

A statement backsplash that says, More over, subway tile, 

 

Bria Hammell Interiors kitchen
Spacecrafting Photography

 

And a fume hood that the kitchen wears around like a jaw-dropping piece of jewelry.

 

Bria Hammell Interiors kitchen
Spacecrafting Photography

 

Hammel does a twist on tradition so, so well, 

 

Bria Hammel Interiors mudroom
Spacecrafting Photography

 

And makes even the most industrial of spaces an experience. 

 

Bria Hammel Interiors teepee
Spacecrafting Photography

 

Speaking of experiences… Have you ever? A reading nook fit for a princess! We think we’d like to curl up in one of these! But not on a sick day. Maybe on a burrito day. After a trip to Lowe’s. Whatever your favorites are, we hope you get to do them all today!

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

 

My new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases May 7, 2019! While you’re waiting, catch up on the series with this great sale at Barnes & Noble!

  • Slightly South of Simple: 3 for $30 Special at Barnes & Noble or online
  • The Secret to Southern Charm: 2 for $8 at Barnes & Noble
  • *B&N is also having an extra 10% off sale, so you can basically get The Secret to Southern Charm for $3.60. Isn’t that nuts?

 

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