Creating a Holiday-Ready Guest Room with John Robshaw

Dasani Duvet cover sham and bedding John Robshaw
Dasati Duvet Set

 

Good morning, chic readers! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas already this year–and we couldn’t love it any more. I found out today that there is less time than usual between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I absolutely had to get on my holiday shopping stat. (Plus, all the music and movies and twinkle lights have begun and are getting to me!)

 

 

Dasati Duvet Set John Robshaw bedding
Hand Stitched White Coverlet

 

One of our favorite things is gathering all the family together for Thanksgiving and Christmas and, to that end, we are creating a guest-ready bedroom so our visitors can rest in style. 

 

Torana Indigo Bolster pillows John Robshaw
Torana Indigo Bolster

 

We are love, love, loving this gorgeous John Robshaw bedding that is nothing short of guest-perfect. (Okay, let’s be real: It’s us perfect, too, and we’ll be stealing it back stat!) The coverlet is soft to the touch and oh-so-cozy, the comforter inside this duvet is soft, fluffy and gorgeous, and the fabrics are absolutely to-die-for. 

 

 John Robshaw pillows
Pabala Indigo Decorative Pillow

 

As with everything in design, it’s the details that make these textiles not just beautiful but extraordinary. Hand block painting, hand block stitching and the finest down and feathers available set these linens apart and are one of the facets of John Robshaw’s vision for his spectacular brand. 

 

John Robshaw Dasati shams
Dasati Shams

 

We could barely resist climbing into this bed ourselves once we had made it. 

 

Anketi White sheets from John Robshaw
Anketi White Sheets

 

But, well, we couldn’t bear to wrinkle the softest, most luxurious sheets. The detail is simple, elegant and so inviting. 

 

Cabatti Bedding

 

Now we feel like our guest room is ready to go for anyone who wants to join us for the holiday season!

 

 John Robshaw duvet cover and pillows
Elephant Family Bolster

 

But the great thing about John Robshaw’s Collection is that the colors, patterns, style and variety mean there is the perfect selection for every space. His degree in fine art from Pratt and expertise in block printing are evident in every beautiful item.

 

 John Robshaw duvet cover and pillows
Makasa Bedding

 

We are so partial to these stunning indigos.

 

 John Robshaw duvet cover and pillows
Sakuna Sheets

 

And we love how pieces from John Robshaw ‘s collection can be mixed and matched to create a completely custom look. 

 

 John Robshaw duvet cover and pillows
Sutta Duvet Set

 

They are never fussy, never overdone, but these linens are pure luxury all the way. 

 

pillows

 

The only problem now is that your guests might want to stay a little too long… ‘Tis the season, right?

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Luscious textiles make the perfect gift!

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!

 

House Tour: Fairfield Home of Designer Amelia Johnson

Amelia Johnson hallway with burl wood bench

 

Of all the house tours we do, we think the ones of designer’s own homes might be our favorites. The pros have plenty of opportunity to see the best of the best of what’s out there, so we love seeing their ultimate decisions.

 

Amelia Johnson grasscloth chest

 

So we are super thrilled to share the Fairfield home of designer Amelia Johnson–and we promise it doesn’t disappoint!

 

Amelia Johnson living room with starburst mirror

 

A bold mix of neutrals, blues and pattern, pattern, and more pattern, this home is a sophisticated yet fun space perfect for family and entertaining for kids and grown-ups alike.

 

Amelia Johnson hallway

 

Quadrille’s Persepolis wallpaper adds style in droves to otherwise simple hallways.

 

Amelia Johnson playroom

 

This is the ultimate in playroom chic with practical, easy, usable storage for kids of every age.

 

Amelia Johnson office

 

And this homework area is way too cute–and an excellent use of space.

 

Amelia Johnson living room

 

We are obsessed with this Schumacher fabric, which adds so much style.

 

Amelia Johnson bunkbeds

 

Bunkbeds are our perennial favorite for a little boy’s room, and we’re over the moon for this monogram! Such a special touch.

 

blue and white bedroom

 

This calming yet bright master bedroom might be our favorite space. These Serena & Lily X-Stools are amazing!

 

kid's bedroom with animal heads above

 

One of our favorite parts of this house is all the fun patterns and bold colors. There’s a real sense of continuity in this home, but it’s never, ever stuffy. This is a dream kids’ bedroom!

 

 telephone booth in mudroom

 

A Piers Bourke piece, purchased when Amelia Johnson and her husband were living in London, greets guests by the door. It’s the perfect bold focal point for this energetic and beautiful home. We couldn’t love it any more!

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


 

LAST CALL!

I’ll be at City Winery in Atlanta tonight for the Bad on Paper Podcast live tour with hosts Grace Atwood and Becca Freeman tonight!!

 

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The Pillow Formula

neutral pillow from Serena & Lily  

 

Our friends at Serena & Lily say, and we really do believe, that living well begins at home. Sometimes it’s the little things that add up to something big and, for us, those details are everything. We’re absolutely loving Serena & Lily’s pillows and throws this season. 

 

neutral pillow serena & lily  

 

The fabrics are peerless, the inserts are plush and full and the artistic touches–like these adorable tassels–totally set them apart. Pillows are one place we never skimp and these absolutely do not disappoint!

 

neutral pillow and throw Serena & Lily  

 

Serena & Lily is known for its relaxed, laid-back coastal style, which makes it our go-to spot. (This chair is S&L too!) 

 

Neutral pillows Serena & Lily  

 

We restyled the playroom a bit to showcase these gorgeous pillows, but check back next week for a full playroom reveal! (Hint: The Serena & Lily hanging bench is a total showstopper!)

 

neutral pillows Serena & Lily

 

We love a layered look and this brand creates that not only in a room but with each and every piece. Subtle stripes, full tassels and a sumptuously textured linen combine to create a pillow that is simple yet eye-catching. 

 

  neutral pillows Serena & Lily  

 

They are the perfect touch in this cozy window seat and make admiring the view (preferably with a good book!) even better!

 


There is no better time to refresh your home than when doing so with friends and family in mind. Stop by the Serena & Lily Friends & Family sale, where everything is 20% off from October 2- 14. (Some exclusions apply, subject to change: art, gift certificates, Limited-Edition PUBLIC® C7 Bike, and final sale.)

Take a peek at some of our favorite styles to refresh your home for spring. 

 

grey pillow Serena & Lily
Grey Pillows

 

grey pillow Serena & Lily
Grey Pillows

 


 

 

yellow pillow Serena & Lily
Yellow Pillows

 


 

 

red pillow Serena & Lily
Red & Orange Pillows

 


 

 

neutral pillow Serena & Lily
Blue Pillows

 


 

neutral pillow Serena & Lily
Natural Pillows

 


 

green pillow Serena & Lily
Green Pillows

 


 

We couldn’t possibly pick a favorite room! Don’t forget that now is the perfect time to stock up during the Serena & Lily Friends & Family sale, where everything is 20% off from October 2- 14. (Some exclusions apply, subject to change: art, gift certificates, Limited-Edition PUBLIC® C7 Bike, and final sale.)

 

Pillow Formula

 

 

And, if you just can’t decide what pillows are right for you….

Click Here to Get the Pillow Formula That’s Right for You

 

Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book
 

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

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. 

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.

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  The Peachtree Bluff Series

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

September 9th, 2019: Prologue Event with The Star News and WHQR, The MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street #300, Wilmington, NC, 12 noon, Free and Open to the Public. Book sales by Two Sisters Bookery
 
September 12-15, 2019: Southern Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show, Spartanburg, SC.
 
September 13, 2019: Cover Reveal for Feels Like Falling! All day. Follow @kristywharvey on Instagram for exclusive giveaways and information
 
September 15, 2019: SIBA Gallery Writers Breakfast, Azalea Ballroom, Spartanburg, SC, 7:30-9 am, with Mary Alice Monroe, Lynn Cullen and Kristin Harmel, Emcee: Kimberly Taws Daniels of The Country Bookshop. 
 
September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.
 
October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.
 
October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.
 
October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.
 
January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 
 
January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
 
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
 
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
 
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

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Things We Love: Pretty Pillows

pretty pillows in living room
Foley & Cox via AD

 

What the perfect necklace does for the little black dress, the right pillow does for the little neutral couch. While the sofa is the backdrop, it is the pillows that really make it stand out, that differentiate it from the pack. ppIn each of these rooms, every element combines in harmony to create a space that is luxe, lovely and totally livable. We hope you take a little inspiration away from each and every one!

 

Barbara Westbrook – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Beth Webb Interiors

 

Studio McGee

 

pillows
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

pillows on banquette Beth Webb Interiors
Beth Webb Interiors

 

pillows in interiors
Architectural Digest – Tom and Gisele Brady’s home

 

pretty pillows in living room Beth Webb Interiors
Beth Webb Interiors

 

Serena & Lily

 

Serena & Lily

 

pillows on outdoor porch
Architectural Digest

 

pillows in interiors
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Do you have a favorite pillow look? 

 

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Looking for fun summer plans? Join me and lots of other amazing authors for East Hampton Library’s Authors Night!

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

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The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:

 

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Things We Love: Pillows for Every Season

pillows banquette
Beth Webb Design

 

One of our favorite combinations of form and function, the humble pillow, is one of the quickest, easiest ways we know of to change the look and feel of a room. Special combinations for different times of year instantly usher in a season, and the simple addition of pattern or color can create an entirely new feeling. We don’t think we could pick a favorite. How about you? 

 

living room pillows
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

pillows
Tracy Lynn Studio

 

pillows
Chango & Co

 

pillows living room
Foley and Cox via Architectural Digest

 

living room pillows
Suzanne Kasler

 

pillows
Beth Webb Design

 

pillows
Studio McGee

 

pillows living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

playroom pillows
Nate Berkus Architectural Digest

 

pillows
Beth Webb Design

 

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Party with the Tall Poppies (and me!) in the Hamptons!

A group of Inns in the Hamptons has announced a special weekend for book lovers March 1st through 3rd, “Hamptons Bedside Reading Weekend.” The weekend event will feature authors from The Tall Poppies – Amy Impellizzeri author of WHY WE LIE, Kristy Woodson Harvey author of THE SECRET OF SOUTHERN CHARM, Sandra Block author of WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT, Kelly Simmons author of THE FIFTH OF JULY, and Amy Reichert author of THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO LETTING GO. Events throughout the weekend include cocktail parties and book signings. Tickets are $100 per person and include entry to all five book events and a book at each event. Events are as follows:

Friday, March 1st

“Meet & Mingle” cocktail welcome at Topping Rose (Bridgehampton) 6 – 8 p.m.

Amy Impellizzeri book signing of Why We Lie

Saturday, March 2nd

11 a.m. – 1p.m.

White Fences Inn, Southampton

“Time for Tea” Plain T tea tasting and book signing

Author Kristy Woodson Harvey signing The Secret to Southern Charm

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The 1770 House, East Hampton

“Coffee break with Hamptons Coffee”

Author Amy Reichert signing The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Baker House 1650, East Hampton

“Splash of Champagne” champagne cocktail party

Author Kelly Simmons signing The Fifth of July

Sunday,March 3rd

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

The Maidstone Hotel

Farewell book signing with light refreshments

Author Sandra Block signing What Happened That Night

About the TALL POPPY WRITERS

A unique literary and marketing force that was founded in 2013 by USA Today bestselling author Ann Garvin, the Tall Poppy Writers is the only author-driven marketing cooperative in the U.S. that is exclusive to female authors who publish in a variety of genres, and includes New York Times bestsellers, USA Today bestsellers, National Book Award finalists, as well as industry and regional award winners. The combined social media reach of the group is approximately 500,000 people. Together, the group and its members have raised over $100,000 for literary and other causes, and have attracted the attention of national partnership brands, including Francis Ford Coppola Winery. The Family Coppola launched their Books & Bottles product in 2017, which features select wines paired exclusively with Tall Poppy Writer titles.

 

 

Tour a Beautiful Memphis Home

Memphis home

 

Tour a Beautiful Memphis Home

alyssa rosenheck photography

 

 

 

Shop the Glamorous World of Slim Aarons

one kings lane

 

 

Picking the Perfect Pillows for Any Room

studio mcgee

 

 

Deviled Eggs with Pickled Beets and Root Chips Recipe

rose & ivy

 

SHOPPING and Nordstrom anniversary sale

Shop the Biggest Sale of the Year

nordstrom

Favorites from the Nordstrom sale for the HOME for WOMEN and in BEAUTY

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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

 

August 2: 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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