TOUR a Home Nice in Neutrals

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles| Emily Followill Photography


TOUR a Home Nice in Neutrals

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neutral home with Christmas decorations
Studio McGeeLucy Call Photography


Holiday Decorations from McGee & Co

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Nice in Blue and white bedroom from Serena & Lily


CREATE A Welcoming Bedroom in Blue and White

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Neutral sculpture from Laura Clark Art


The Gorgeous Sculptures of Laura Clark

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neutral Nordstrom beauty products


FAVORITE Beauty Products

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neutral cover on Interior Voyages from Rizzoli


Interior Voyages by Photographer Matthieu Salvaing – (image courtesy of Rizzoli)





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If you haven’t read my novel Feels Like Falling, I would love for you to check it out!

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.




Noteworthy in Neutral

Mark D. Sikes


In interiors and art, fashion and landscapes, we’re huge fans of neutrals. 


Mark D. Sikes


From a reading room that wows,


Studio McGee | Lucy Call Photography



To a kitchen that shines,


Pickering House Interiors | David Christensen Photography | Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles



A bedroom for contemplation, 


Effortless Style


To a dining room for friends,


Serena & Lily


Neutrals in decor work anywhere, any time, any place.


Paloma & Co art


And, as we all know, animal prints are neutrals too! We’re swooning over this gorgeous leopard,



And loving this J. Crew popover dress in leopard dot for the ultimate in casual, comfy fall style.


Neutral Nail Polish


Nails are always nice in neutral,


Lionello DelPiccolo Photography


And landscapes positively wow. From the desert…


Dane Deaner Photography


To the beach, there’s nowhere we don’t love neutrals. What about you?

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


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Looking for a good book to carry you into fall? I’d love it if you checked out one of mine: Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, The Peachtree Bluff Series (Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm, The Southern Side of Paradise) or Feels Like Falling. And I’m so excited that my seventh novel, Under the Southern Sky, will be releasing April 20, 2021 and is available for preorder now. The cover will be revealed September 23, so mark your calendar!




Things We Love: Woven Texture in Every Room

Beach house living room
Andrew J. Howard Interior Design

Good morning, chic reader friends. After a rainy, rainy day yesterday, we are ready for a little sunshine and to get out and about. Nothing says “bright and happy” quite like this fabulous room by our friend Andrew Howard. This is also a room that proves the power of texture.

woven texture coffee table in living room
Serena & Lily

You know we love our neutrals. What keeps them from looking boring? Great textures, of course! Just a hint of it takes this coffee table from simple to stylish.

Living room with vaulted ceiling and black pendants
Serena & Lily

Our hands-down favorite way to add texture to any space is with a natural fiber rug. From a formal living room to a casual playroom, natural fibers work well in any room.

kitchen with basket pendants
Studio McGee

Mixing up the materials is a great way to add dimension and style to a kitchen. We’re big fans of these great pendant lights.

Woven barstools at kitchen island
Lynn Morgan Design

Speaking of texture in the kitchen, these barstools are oh so chic.

hanging rattan swing chair from Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily

I have a hanging swing chair just like this in my bedroom–and it is one of my very favorite things–and adds an air of fun to the entire room.

belly basket woven add texture
Serena and Lily 

We are loving belly baskets right now, especially when there is a pop of color added to them. 

What’s your favorite way to add texture to your space? 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Advance Praise for Slightly South of Simple:

“I’ve just discovered a wonderful author that I adore…A ‘don’t bother me, I’m reading’  story that has you smiling and crying for each of the ladies.” –Books-A-Million

More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

House Tour: Highrise Living


As the holiday celebrations begin to take center stage, we hope you can steal away for a moment to take a peek at this gorgeous Atlanta condominium. It’s a peaceful, calming home–with an incredible view–that just might lend you a moment of serenity as you rush around making your final preparations. Melanie Turner Interiors created a space that truly feels like a zen retreat, the perfect place to start a stress-free 2017!






















Wishing you your best holiday season yet!

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Emily Followill Photography

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