Things We Love: Sun-Filled Spaces for Any Season

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New England Home Magazine

 

Good morning, chic readers! First things first: Florida, Alabama and Georgia readers, our thoughts and prayers are with you during Hurricane Michael. Please let us know that you are okay!

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Alisberg Parker Architect via Dering Hall

 

No doubt about it, it has been a crazy hurricane season.

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Wadia Associates via Dering Hall

 

It may be the first time we’ve ever been ready for fall to fade into winter to get these scary storms behind us. 

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Verandah House

 

While the cooler weather puts a bit of a damper on our outdoor activities, a beautiful sunroom like this can make it feel warm and wonderful all year long.

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Suellen Gregory Interior Design

 

We love curling up with a good book and a great cup of tea and savoring the feeling of the sun coming through the windows, even as the temperatures drop. 

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Amy Berry Design

 

And bonus points for a fireplace!

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New England Home Magazine

 

Easy-to-open windows and an exposed ceiling give this sunroom a cozy, outdoor porch type feel, 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

While upscale furnishings lend a more tailored feel. 

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Architectural Digest

 

And we think we might love a solarium most of all. Let in the light!

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Mark P. Finlay via Dering Hall

 

From a charming stone, enclosed porch

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Urban Grace Interior Design

 

To a sunny workspace, we can’t think of any room we’d weather enjoy all year long than a stunning sunroom!

Are you a fan of sunrooms?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love seeing you here!

 

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The Secret to southern Charm

If you’re hanging on to summer, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

More Info about The Secret to Southern Charm

-A 2018 Spring Okra Pick
-USA TODAY Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction
-Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2018
-Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List
-Raleigh News & Observer’s “The Best Reads of Summer”
-Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books”
-New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick

Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

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House Tour on Nantucket and More

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House Tour on Nantucket

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Dear Carolina

Hi, friends! Exciting news! My first novel, Dear Carolina, is only $1.99 today on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes and wherever you get your ebooks! Dear Carolina released May 5, 2015 and was one of: 

*PopSugar’s Best Books for Women*
*Huffington Post’s Summer Reading: Women’s Fiction Style*
*Glitter Guide’s Must-Read List for June*
*Deep South Magazine’s Best Beach Reads*
*The Herald Sun’s Summer Reads*

Right now it’s ranked #1 in TWO categories on Amazon and #8 overall at Barnes & Noble! So exciting. Thanks so much to those of you who have read and helped spread the word! It’s the perfect addition to your beach bag!

the secret to southern charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

 The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

 

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 

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House Tour: Caroline’s Chic Hamptons Beach House

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Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. The Secret to Southern Charm tour (select dates below!) is in full swing and we hope to see you while we’re traveling!

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

In my latest novel, The Secret to Southern Charm, Peachtree Bluff’s least Southern sister, Caroline, has a gorgeous Hamptons home that is the site of one of the most memorable chapters of the book. Today, we are imagining what Caroline’s Hamptons Beach House might look like. Take a peek for yourself!

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From The Secret to Southern Charm:

CAROLINE’S HOUSE IN EAST Hampton suited her perfectly.

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It wasn’t big, and it wasn’t on the water, but every inch of it was elegant and just modern enough. The Secret to Southern Charm - kitchen - Hamptons Beach House

The entire palette was water blues and creams with touches of gold, seagrass, and plenty of natural beauty from resin coral and oyster shells.

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I had never been to it, of course. And walking through the front door, I instantly felt calm. 

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I assumed that’s what Mom had been going for when she designed it.

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We can picture all the members of the Murphy clan gathering in a spot just like this at Caroline’s gorgeous home, decorated for her by Ansley, her interior designer mother…

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And receiving some of the biggest news of their lives. 

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There are indoor showers, outdoor showers and then there are showers that cross all the boundaries! This one is insanely gorgeous–and the best of both worlds!

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We imagine this home to be perfectly styled but unfussy. This chicken wire sink is just that!

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What’s the beach without blues? A rattan nightstand and vintage bathing suit print are perfect for a casual Hamptons house. 

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We love any beach cottage with shingles. Could this possibly be any more charming?

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We hope you have loved this gorgeous New England home as much as we have. Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

Architecture: Peter McDonald, Peter McDonald Architect
Interior architecture and design: Lisa Tharp, Lisa Tharp Design

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The Secret to Southern Charm

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of my latest title, The Secret to Southern Charm from your local bookstore, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or anywhere books are sold! 

If you want to see me on tour, here are a few upcoming dates! For the full tour visit my author website. I’d love to see you!

April 4: Holcomb Reading Club in Spartanburg at Spartanburg CC, Spartanburg, SC, 11:30 am, private event

April 4: Afternoon tea, Poinsett Club, 807 East Washington Street, Greenville, SC, ticketed event, open to members, For tickets Stacia Smith, (864) 242-3062,  [email protected], 3:00 pm, private

April 5: Kiawah Reads talk and signing,  Sandcastle Community Center, 23 Beachwalker Drive, Kiawah Island, SC29407, beverages and light snacks, Contact Mandi Danker [email protected] for tickets, 11:00 am, open to the public

April 5: Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, 509 S Dargan St., Florence, SC 29506, Contact Mary Wiser, Friends of Florence County Library, 843-413-7065,  [email protected], 6:00 pm, open to the public

April 6: Moveable Feast through Litchfield Books; Litchfield Beach, SC, contact is Vicky Crafton, 843-237-8138, [email protected], 11:00 am with signing at bookstore at 2:00 pm, open to the public

April 6: “The Secret to Southern Charm at Woodhouse Day Spa,” Woodhouse Day Spa, 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, wine and nibbles, Contact is Kimberly Powell, 843-203-1772, [email protected], 4:30-6:00 pm, open to the public

April 7: Wine, Women & Wisdom, Southern Style, launch of this luncheon series at Buxton Books, 2A Cumberland Street, Corner of Concord and Cumberland, Charleston, SC 29401, Contact Polly Buxton, [email protected], 843-696-5050, noon-2:00 pm, open to the public

April 8: Southern Sweet Tea Author Talk & Book Signing at Summerville Library presentation Dorchester County Library, 76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, SC 29485, tea, water, lemonade, and pastries served; Contact is Leslie Koller, [email protected], 842-871-5075 ext. 220, 2:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 9:  “Books and Bites” at Fernandina Beach Library, 25 N. 4th St., Fernandina Beach, FL with sandwiches and tea, organized through The Book Loft, 214 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, “meet and greet” with signing, contact events person is Christy LeLait, [email protected], store: 904-261-8991, 11:30 am, open to the public

April 9: The Bookshelf, 126 S. Broad St., Thomasville, GA 31792, Book Clubs and Beach Reads: A conversation with Kristy Woodson Harvey, wine and cheese provided,  Contact Ashley Sherlock [email protected], [email protected], 6:30 pm, free and open to public

April 10: “Books and Bites,” Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Gulf County, 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, contact is Nancy Brockman, [email protected], 850-229-8879, 12:00-2:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 10:  Sundog Books, 89 Central Square, Seaside, FL  32459, Contact Dwan Dawson-Tape, 850-231-5481, [email protected], 4:00-5:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 11: Dothan Country Club,”Lunch and Learn,” 200 South Cherokee Avenue. Dothan, Alabama, $20 ticket includes buffet and author presentation. Call 334-791-2706 or email [email protected] to rsvp. Ticket paid for at the door , 11:30 am CST, open to the public

April 11: Bay Point Book Clubs’ Cocktails with Kristy, 5:00 pm, private

April 12:  St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon, 218 Bunkers Cove Rd, Panama City, FL 32401, 11:30 am, private

April 13: Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library Book and Author Luncheon, Pfeiffer University, Highway 52 North, Misenheimer, N.C.  28109,  hosted by Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library, tickets are $30.00 for Friends members and $40 for nonmembers; Tickets will be available on the University’s website in mid-January. They will also be available by calling the Advancement Office at 704-463-3034, event from 11:00 am-1:15 pm, open to the public

April 14: Catawba College Dinner, Salisbury, NC, private

April 15: Signing at High Point Furniture Market, High Point, NC, Details TBA

April 16: The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387, 5:00 pm, free and open to the public

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House Tour: Stunning Stone House

Step inside this gorgeous New Canaan stone house, designed by Brooks & Falotico Associates, built by West Construction and interiors by Tori Legge of Stirling Mills Interior Design. It’s the pinnacle of style from the living room to the barre studio! We think we love each week’s house tour more than the week before, but this is definitely a favorite! But don’t take our word for it… Happy perusing!

Calming, luxurious, neutral and somehow modern and traditional at the same time, this stone cottage has it all. What’s your favorite part? 

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

 

Photography by Michael Partenio

 

 

 

Come here Design Chic favorite and Traditional Home‘s Designer of the Year, Marshall Watson at the Kinston, NC Country Club this Sunday, March 4. We’re going to have the best time!

And don’t forget: If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple, it’s only $1.99 on Kindle for a limited time!

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Things We Love: Goodman Hanging Lamps

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Barbara Waltman via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

If there’s one thing we think completely transforms a room, it’s statement lighting

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Pendant lighting in a kitchen illuminates any island in style.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over an island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

For the ultimate in stylish pendant lighting Goodman pendants are oh so chic.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Wendy Labrum Interiors

 

A white light with a gold interior is so gorgeous and lends the perfect touch of sparkle and shine.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Sotheby’s Realty

 

Metallics add a bit of glamour to any room, and these perfectly sized pendants add instant wow-factor.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

These gorgeous lamps add another touch of gold to this very stylish kitchen. We love the juxtaposition of the gold with the steel windows and doors.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Munger Interiors

 

The high-low combination lends a homey feel to this stunning kitchen. The Goodman pendants are the perfect bridge between the two styles.

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Geoff Chick and Associates

 

If you aren’t a friend of mixing metals, silver Goodman pendants are the way to go. The shades of gray all combined are beautiful.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Elizabeth Metcalfe Interior Design

 

Then again, speaking of mixing metals, the gold and silver mixed together is always one of our favorite looks.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Chango & Co

 

Goodman pendants add a sparkling element to this lovely kitchen. The mixture of the wood, metallic and white are lovely.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
New England Home

 

All of these elements mix together beautifully to create a stunning kitchen.

Goodman Pendant Lights in kitchen
Ashley Winn Design

 

A beautiful backsplash, a shiny countertop, fabulous barstools and Goodman pendants… It’s the perfect recipe for a gorgeous kitchen! 

Are you a fan of Goodman Hanging lamps?

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House Tour: Ocean House

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 When a hotel has “ocean” in its name and Philip Gorrivan designs an apartment for the hotel,  you really don’t have to step inside too far to know you’re going to love it. (The sunny yellow paint might be another clue!)

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 Talk about dining with a view! This is one of the most beautiful rooms we’ve seen. That ceiling is amazing and the shape takes advantage of every angle of that unbelievable view.

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