House Tour: Rivers Cottage by Geoffrey Chick

We don’t know about you, but, with only a couple weeks left of summer vacation, we are in mourning! 

Fortunately, there is still time to savor these last few weeks of summer and tour this fabulous home by Geoffrey Chick.

Taking its color palette from nature, this house couldn’t feel more relaxing or refreshing. 

Easy slip covers and no-fuss floors are perfect for wet feet and sandy bathing suits. 

And you know there’s nothing we love more than a pop of blue!

A wide farmhouse sink is perfect for washing fresh-caught fish. 

And tall ceilings and big windows allow for plenty of light. 

Unique art–like these framed bathing suits–adds so much charm. 

Everything about this home says, “Come in, relax and enjoy your vacation!”

Painted plank walls and vaulted ceilings are two of our favorite things. The only thing better than the two of them apart is the two of them together!

We love how the shades of water blues are carried throughout this home, 

And that upscale finishes like marble are juxtaposed with casual wood to maintain that beachy feel. 

What’s a beach house without a bunk room

And a double double is perfect for housing a family of guests. 

The only thing better than the interior of this summer vacation spot is the exterior. Geoffrey Chick has thought of everything! Even though summer might be drawing to a close, we’re wishing you blue waters and sunny skies for a long, long time!

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


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

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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FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE

Things We Love: Painted Houses

painted houses
Emily Jenkins Followill

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a fabulous Thursday.

painted houses
BHG

 

There are so many fun ways to spruce your home for summer–starting with the exterior and the landscape.

painted house
Coastal Living Magazine 

 
New, seasonal flowers, fresh mulch or pine straw and giving the bushes a good prune can  

painted houses
Ruard Veltman Architecture

 

make a world of difference in a home’s exterior and curb appeal

painted bricks
Coats Homes

 

We don’t know about you, but we love painted, wood houses.

painted houses
Douglas VanderHorn Architects via Dering Hall

 

On a home that’s a throwback to a simpler time or a fresh, new facade, a pretty painted exterior is a forever favorite.

painted houses
Brooks and Falotico

 

In a pretty pastel,

painted houses
Brooks and Falotico

 

A bold and vibrant shade,

painted houses
Coats Homes

 

Or a simple neutral,

painted houses
Studio McGee

 

Exterior paint sets the tone for what’s to come in a big, big way.

painted houses
Architectural Digest

 
We absolutely adore this home and the beautiful paint color is  the perfect complement to the amazing architecture. 

ARE YOU A PAINTED HOUSE LOVER?

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These are this Summer’s Best Books According to:

The Charlotte Observer and The Raleigh News and Observer

Beach Reads and Romance

“The Secret to Southern Charm” by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Gallery Books, April 2018)

North Carolina native and New York Times bestseller author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with a sequel to her beloved Peachtree Bluff series. Military wife Sloane Murphy is forced to deal with her husband missing in action as she tries to take care of her young children. Harvey, a UNC-Chapel Hill alum, infuses plenty of women power in this story of juggling the highs and lows of life.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article213002339.html#storylink=cpy

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER AND RALEIGH NEWS AND OBSERVER FOR CHOOSING 

THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM AS “ONE OF THIS SUMMER’S BEST BOOKS”!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

TALK AND SIGNING

If you are in the Raleigh area, I will be at Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, June 21 at 11am for a TALK and SIGNING with the fabulous Mary Alice Monroe. We would LOVE to see you there!

More The Secret to Southern Charm Events

June 20: Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe benefiting Beaufort Historical Society in Beaufort, NC; luncheon at Coral Bay Club; ticketed event, Contact is Patricia Suggs, [email protected]; 252-728-5225; open to the public

June 21: Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 11 am, Talk and Signing with Mary Alice Monroe

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

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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Things We Love: Painted Wood Houses

gray wood houses
Austin Patterson Disston Architects

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a fabulous Thursday. We are getting ready for Halloween and trick or treating and can’t wait to be able to carve our pumpkins!

gray painted wood houses
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

Even if orange and black isn’t your favorite color combo, there are so many fun ways to spruce your home for fall–starting with the exterior and the landscape. 

yellow wood houses paint exterior
Austin Patterson Disston Architects

 

New, seasonal flowers, fresh mulch or pine straw and giving the bushes a good prune can make a world of difference in a home’s exterior and curb appeal. 

painted exterior
Austin Patterson Disston

 

We don’t know about you, but we love painted, wood houses. 

green Wood paint exterior
Austin Patterson Disston Architects

 

On a home that’s a throwback to a simpler time or a fresh, new facade, a pretty painted exterior is a forever favorite.

Brooks and Falotico

 

In a pretty pastel,

paint wood house
Coastal Living

 

A bold and vibrant shade,

gray wood paint
Lisa Furey Design – HGTV People’s Pick Winner!

 

Or a simple neutral, 

gray wood house
Coastal Living

 

Exterior paint sets the tone for what’s to come in a big, big way. 

dark gray exterior paint
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

The problem with painted wood houses? Well, they have to be painted. A lot. Especially when they’re on the water. In fact, I’m pretty sure we’re always painting ours on some side and when that one’s done it’s time to do the next one!

navy wood house paint
Mrs Measom

 

But oh, it’s so worth it.  There is nothing quite like the charm of a painted wood house!

painted exterior
Better Homes & Gardens

 

We absolutely adore the look of these gorgeous flowers growing up the side of this painted facade. It’s the perfect fresh complement to make any home ready for fall!

Are you a painted house lover?

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I will be in Pinehurst, NC today as the speaker for the annual Neighbors of Pinehurst Book Club Luncheon. If you’d like a personalized copy of Slightly South of Simple, Lies and Other Acts of Love or Dear Carolina for yourself or for a holiday gift for a loved one, call The Country Book Shop at  910.692.3211, and I’ll be happy to personalize for you. Or preorder The Secret to Southern Charm! Signed copies will also be available through The Country Bookshop’s website

 

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