Perfect Porch for Summer Entertaining & More

porch with dining table and chairs for entertaining

 

A Perfect Porch for Summer Entertaining Designed by Michelle Smith

studio mrs | emily followill

 

entertaining dining table and chairs from Serena & Lily

 

Setting a Beautiful Summer Table

serena & lily


 

dining table from McGee & Co designed by Studio McGee

 

Beautiful New Items  for Your Dining Room

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Create an Organic Look in Your Home

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A Favorite Handbag for Summer is ON SALE

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Looking for the perfect weekend read?  I would love it if you would pick up Feels Like Falling!

 

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Things We Love: Outdoor Living Rooms

outdoor living room ruard veltman suzanne kasler
Ruard Veltman ArchitectSuzanne Kasler Design

 

‘Tis the season for outdoor living–and outdoor living rooms–and we couldn’t possibly be happier about it! If you need a little inspiration for a porch spruce of your own, look no further. These breathtaking photos will have you feeling like summertime!

 

outdoor living room - Emily Followill Photography
Emily Followill Photography

 

outdoor living room - porch - Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily

 

outdoor living room - porch Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily

 

outdoor living room Wadia Associates
Wadia Associates via Dering Hall

 

porch outdoor living room Patrick Ahearn Architect
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

porch outdoor living room Patrick Ahearn Architect
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

outdoor living room Alyssa rosenheck Photography
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

outdoor living room- Wadia Architect
Wadia Associates via Dering Hall

 

outdoor living room - urban grace studio
Urban GraceEmily Followill Photography

 

outdoor living room = Andrew J Howard
Andrew J. Howard

 

We’d love to have a nice sit and a long chat on any of these porches with all of you! 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic! We love having you here!

 

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Already read and loved Feels Like Falling? It would mean the world to me if you would take a moment to rate or review it on Amazon and/or Goodreads! Anyone can review, no matter where you bought the book!

 

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Tips for Creating an Approachable Home

 

Lindye Galloway for Serena & Lily with hanging chairs

 

Designer Lindye Galloway’s Tips for Creating an Approachable Home

serena & lily

 

summer outdoor patio with One Kings Lane

 

Update Your Porch Just in Time for Summer

one kings lane

 

Wisteria dining al fresco with bench

 

Beautiful Items for Dining Alfresco at 30% OFF

wisteria

 

Father's Day gift ideas with Mark & Graham

 

Favorites for Dad for Father’s Day Sunday, June 21st

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Shop Favorite Looks from Tory Burch

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

 

 

Our favorite season is in full swing! Have you picked up your summer reads yet? I would love it if you’d consider adding my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, to the list!

 

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The Beautiful Portfolio of Bria Hammel and More

portfolio of Bria Hammel kitchen with brass pendants

 

This Designer’s Portfolio is a Favorite

bria hammel

 

Serena & Lily porch portfolio with chaise and umbrella

 

Update Your Outdoor Area in Time for Summer

serena & lily

 

One Kings Lane moving sale

 

You Don’t Want to Miss this Sale

one kings lane

 

Studio McGee Kitchen portfolio with white pendant lights

 

Favorite New Arrivals McGee Studio Portfolio

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Fresh Beauty products at nordstrom

 

Self Care Products from Fresh

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pink tiered Uprichard dress from Nordstrom

 

Easy Breezy Tiered Dresses for Everyday Style

shopbop

 

 

WEEKEND SALES & Shopping

 

20% Off EVERYTHINGserena and lily

 Up to 80% Off and 25% Off Interior Design Services – one kings lane

New to Sale – nordstrom

New for Spring –  shopbop

30% Off Sitewidewisteria

Favorites for Your Home ON Saledesign chic

– 40% Off Most Loved Dresses & Shoes anthropologie

New to Salewayfair

 

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FEELS LIKE FALLING IS A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

Feels Like Falling

And an American Book Association Bestseller… And a Publisher’s WeeklyBestseller… And a Bookscan Bestseller… And it’s all because of YOU! So alllll the thank yous, my wonderful readers, for taking what could have been a lemon of a launch week and making it into the sweetest lemonade! I am truly wowed by all of you.

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JOIN ME ON TUESDAY ALONG WITH:

 

TUESDAY, MAY 19 at 7:00PM ET

A Virtual Adventure by the Book With:

Order Feels Like Falling  through a NovelNetwork.com, through this exclusive link, to participate

 

What Would Jeffrey Dungan Do and More!

Jeffrey Dungan kitchen

 

What Would Jeffrey Dungan Do?

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Serena & Lily porch

 

Update Your Patio for Summer

serena & lily

 

Novogratz Design book

 

New Design Book from Robert & Cortney Novogratz

rizzoli

 

La Mer beauty product

 

Beauty Products for Stay at Home Style

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WEEKEND SALES & Shopping

 

20% Off EVERYTHINGserena and lily

 Up to 80% Off – one kings lane

New to Sale – nordstrom

New for Spring –  shopbop

50% Off 450 Items jcrew

Favorites for Your Home ON Saledesign chic

 30% Off Clothing & Accessories anthropologie

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FEELS LIKE FALLING IS A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

Feels Like Falling

And an American Book Association Bestseller… And a Publisher’s WeeklyBestseller… And a Bookscan Bestseller… And it’s all because of YOU! So alllll the thank yous, my wonderful readers, for taking what could have been a lemon of a launch week and making it into the sweetest lemonade! I am truly wowed by all of you.

 

Upcoming Virtual Events for Feels Like Falling!

May 7: Conversations from a Page Virtual Event, 12 PM EST, RSVP Here. And sign up for the wonderful CFAP Newsletter Here!

May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.

May 9: 7 pm. Farmville Public Library

May 10: Book + Bottle 2 pm. More information here.

May 19: Summer Songs, Books and Breezes with Adventures by the Book! Featuring Mary Kay Andrew, Mary Alice Monroe, Amy Mason Doan and Kristy Woodson Harvey. 7 pm EST. Register here!

May 20: M Judson Booksellers Zoom Virtual Event, 12:00PM.

May 28: Virtual Book Club Chat, The Lowcountry Book Club. 8 pm.

STILL NEED FEELS LIKE FALLING?

Please remember your indie bookstores first! You can pick up Feels Like Falling on your Target, Walmart or Kroeger run–or at your local bookstore, Barnes & Noble or Books-a-Million.

 

 

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Jeffrey Dungan

Things We Love: Touches of Spring

 

Good morning, chic readers! Another week of social distancing and basically not leaving the house has us concentrating on all the little touches we can add for spring.

 

 

If you’ve been a Design Chic follower for a while, you know how much we depend on light fixtures to change the look of a room. This one is too good to be true!

 

 

Exhibit B. Now, this is how you do a lantern right!

 

 

This sunroom is storybook charming. We love every element!

 

 

A new nightstand can totally jazz up a bedroom. We love a pair, but it really isn’t a requirement! A mismatched set can be eclectic and cool.

 

 

And you know that really great feeling you get when you have a fresh, clean set of sheets to crawl between? Imagine when you have an entire fresh, clean set of bedding!

 

 

Isn’t it amazing what just a tiny tick of red can do? So fun!

 

 

We can’t think of anywhere we’d rather be than in this boat.

 

 

Well, maybe other than on the beach where that adorable chair and umbrella ended up!

 

 

Gingham touches, fabulous outdoor furniture and the most amazing coffee table add up to a truly enviable outdoor space.

 

 

And hanging chairs make it even better! They are one of our most favorite design elements.

 

 

During these times when the great outdoors are bringing us so much solace, they really do deserve to be celebrated.

 

 

And these outdoor spaces do just that in high style, from main pieces to finishing touches. Are you planning on making any changes to your home or porch for spring?

 

 

Ready for a new spring read to enjoy on your fresh made-over porch? Check out Feels Like Falling, the book Mary Kay Andrews called, “Your next summer sizzler!” Preorder now to avoid shipping delays. Official release date April 28, 2020.

 

 

A Must-See House Tour and More!

 Brian Woodcock Photographer-Courtesy of  Veranda

 

A Must-See House Tour

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Far From a Blank Canvas

– serena & lily

 

chocolate chip cookie recipe Photography by Alison Engstrom
Photography by Alison Engstrom

 

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

rose & ivy

   

 

Preparing Your Porch for Spring

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We’re teaming up with some AMAZING, talented makers, artists and creators to offer five super fun days of giveaways for YOU! Why? Because we’re celebrating that my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, releases in less than ONE MONTH! Can you even believe it?

  • HOW TO ENTER:

    Preorder Feels Like Falling from your bookseller of choice and email me proof of purchase at [email protected] If you have sent me proof of purchase at any time, you are ENTERED automatically! I will announce all 5 winners on Sunday, April 5, so you have plenty of time to enter! (Also, next week, I’ll be announcing fun preorder freebies that EVERYONE who preorders will receive!)

Saturday, April 4: Champagne Maker’s “Creative Quarantine” Box of Paper including: (Winner will provide names and monograms!)

  • 1 year subscription to Garden & Gun
  • 20 Personalized Notecards
  • 20 Greeting Cards
  • Full Set of Garland Greeting Cards
  • 20 Personalized Gift Tags
  • 12 Monogrammed Recipe Cards
  • 12 Personalized Bookplates
  • Mini Watercolor on Handmade Paper
  • Mini Print on Handmade Paper
  • 1 year subscription to QC Magazine

    Feels Like Falling

    I’M DONATING 100% OF PREORDER PROFITS

    From March 31-April 4, when you preorder Feels Like Falling from your retailer of choice and send me the receipt to [email protected], I’ll donate 100% of my profits to the United Way for Coronavirus Relief.

    PREORDERS FROM:

    PERSONALIZED PREORDERS FROM:

  • And don’t forget… The second book in my Peachtree Bluff Series is on sale on ebook for only $1.99 until 4/5/20! Happy reading!

     

    WEEKEND SALES & Shopping

     

    20% Off EVERYTHINGserena and lily

     20% OFF  Outdoor Furniture – one kings lane

    New to Sale – nordstrom

     – Up to 40% Off New Arrivals neiman marcus

    New for Spring –  shopbop

     – Up to an Extra 60% Off Sale jcrew

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     – Weekend Sale up to 60% Offwisteria

     – 40% Off Dresses & Jewelry anthropologie


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Tour a Beth Webb Designed Pine Hill Home & More

Beth Webb Pine hill home tour

 

Tour a Pine Hill Home

 – beth webb

 

entryway

 

Make an Entrance

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Spring-Ready Porches

serena & lily

 

 

WEEKEND SALES & Shopping

 

The Spring Sale Event  20%  off EVERYTHINGserena and lily

 20% OFF  All Furniture – one kings lane

New to Sale – nordstrom

 – Up to 75% Off neiman marcus

New for Spring –  shopbop

 – Extra 40% Off Sale jcrew

 – Favorites for Your Home ON Saledesign chic

 – Up to 50% Off Salewisteria

 – Extra 25% Off Sale anthropologie

 

One of the most common questions I get asked on book tour is about my editing process. If you want to know a little more about the process of making my sixth novel, Feels Like Fallingwhich releases April 28, 2020–come to life, check out this quick snippet!

 

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Feels Like Falling Tour Dates!

April 22: Country Club of the Crystal Coast, 152 Oakleaf Dr, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512, 6pm, For Reservations and More Information Contact the CCCC at (252) 726-1034.

April 23:  Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island 2020 Author Series, South Carolina Yacht Club in Windmill Harbor Marina,161 Harbour Passage, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, 4:30 – 6:30pm.

April 24: Moveable Feast hosted by Litchfield Books, Kimbel’s Wachesaw, 1930 Governors Landing Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, 11:30 AM, Tickets are $48 per person, and include a copy of the book. To make a reservation call 843-235-9600.

April 24: In-Store Book Signing at Litchfield Books – 11421 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 2:00 PM, Free and Open to the Public.

April 24: General Federation of Women’s Clubs-SC Federation Day Keynote, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Pl, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, 7 pm, Private Event.

April 25: Zia Boutique Books & Bloody Marys, Kristy in Conversation with Zelle Wiggins, owner of Zia Boutique and founder of Southern Style Blog, 11 am (talk), Signing Until 1 pm, Zia Boutique, 1113 Military Cutoff Rd A, Wilmington, NC 28405, Free and Open to the Public, (910) 679-4101 for more information.

April 26: Signing at Mydoma Showroom, High Point Market, Private for High Point Market Attendees, High Point, NC, Details TBA.

April 27:  Fountain Bookstore, Talk, Q&A and Signing, 2 pm, 1312 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, More information and preorders available from [email protected].

April 27: Cocktail Party. Hosted by Francene Katzen and Allie Carter of Alexandra Bee Blog, 6 pm. Richmond, VA. Private Event.

April 28: Feels Like Falling officially launches! Virtual Launch Day Celebrations happening on Bloom, the reading community of the Tall Poppy Writers and Kristy Woodson Harvey Facebook!

April 28: Page 158, Wake Forest, NC. Details TBA.

April 28: Launch Party at Pigfish Lane Antiques, 5425 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606, 5-8 pm, Book Sales by Quail Ridge Books (QRB will be on site.) Hosted by Marge Knutson. For more information contact [email protected]or 919-436-4006. For personalized preorders or post-event book shipping contact Quail Ridge Books at (919) 828-1588. Refreshments provided, Free and Open to the Public.

April 29: Pretty Please Houston, 8791 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX, 77024, Talk and Signing, 5-7 pm, Free and Open to the Public. Book Sales by Murder by the Book. 

April 30: Spring Fling with Kristy Woodson Harvey, Brooke Fossey, James R. Hannibal and Julie Cantrell. 8:45 am-11:15 am, Address provided after online registration. Houston, TX. Preorders available from Murder by the Book. Click herefor more information and registration.

April 30: Houston, TX Book Club, 12 pm. Private Event.

April 30: Houston, TX Cocktail Party. Private Event.

May 1: Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC. Details TBA.

May 2: Park Road Books, Talk and Signing, 2 pm, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209, More information and signed, personalized preorders or post-event shipments from [email protected] or 704-525-9239. Free and Open to the Public.

May 2: South Main Book Company, Signing, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, For more information or personalized preorders contact Alissa Redmond, 704-630-9788, [email protected].

May 3: Meet-the-Author Talk & Lowcountry Wine reception at Timrod Library, Talk at Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 118 W. 3rd Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Lowcountry Wine reception will follow at Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483, 2:00 pm. For more information or tickets contact Cindy Koontz, [email protected].

May 4: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Talk and Signing, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington KY40503, 7 pm, For more information contact Michael Link [email protected]. Free and Open to the Public.

May 5: Cuyahoga County Public Library – Middleburg Heights Branch, Talk and Signing, 16699 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 7pm 440.234.3600. Book Sales by Books on Coventry. Free and Open to the Public.

May 6: Carmel Clay Public Library, Talk and Signing, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel, IN 46032, 6:30, For more information contact 317-435-9630.

May 7: Linger Longer Living Series at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Talk and Signing, Lake Club Center, Lake Club Drive, 5:30pm, Private for Reynolds Members and Guests.  For Personalized Preorders or Book Shipments, contact Avid Bookshop.

May 8: Story on the Square Luncheon, 19 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA 30253; (678) 759-0079, 12pm, For Tickets and More Information Contact Deanna Bailey, [email protected].

May 8: Waiting on Martha Home, Kristy in Conversation with Waiting on Martha Founder Mandy Kellogg Rye, Atlanta, GA, Details TBA.

May 9: FoxTale Book Shoppe, Talk and Signing,105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Free and Open to the Public. More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 9: Alpharetta Library Talk and Signing, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009, 4:00 pm. Free and Open to the Public. Books from John’s Creek Books & Gifts.

May 10: Book + Bottle, Wine and Casual Conversation, Seventeen 6th Street North, St. Pete, FL 33701, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 11: Copperfish Books Luncheon, FM Don’s, 201 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950; 941-637-8800,12:00 PM Start, For more information, tickets and preorders contact [email protected]; 941-205-2560

May 11: Oxford Exchange, “A Night With Author Kristy Woodson Harvey,” 420 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606, 6:30 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 14: The Bookmark, 220 First Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public. More Information from [email protected].

May 16: Girl Scouts of America Fundraiser, 12-2 pm, Charleston, SC. Details TBA.

May 17: Friends of the Lexington Main Library, Talk and Signing, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072, 3pm, For more information contact [email protected], Free and Open to the Public.

May 18: Davidson, NC Event. Events TBA.

May 19:  Friends of the Randolph County Public Library Talk and Signing, 201 Worth St, Asheboro, NC 27203, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public.

May 20: “Lunch & Lit” sponsored by M. Judson Booksellers, Soby’s Restaurant, 207 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC, 12 noon $45, includes 3 course meal and copy of book, Tickets and More Information from M. Judson call (864) 603-2412.

May 20: Sumter County Museum Reception, Talk and Book Signing, McKenzie Hall, Heritage Education Center, 122 N. Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150, 5:30 pm, Ticketed event – $5 Members, $10 Non-Members. Tickets Available Here.

May 21: “Books and Bites” at Cherokee County Public Library, 300 E. Rutledge Ave, Gaffney, SC29340, 11:30am, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hub City Wine, Women & Wisdom, Talk and Signing, 286 W. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hope Center Fundraiser, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30 pm. Private Event.

June 7: Kinston Public Library Kickoff to Summer Reading and “Women Build Worlds” Celebration, Kinston-Lenoir County Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC  28501, 3 pm, Free and Open to the Public.

June 27: Beach Party with Beaufort Linen Co! Beaufort, NC. Details TBA.

August 4: Booktowne, Manasquan, New Jersey, Details TBA.

August 5:  Browse About Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, Details TBA.

August 5: Bethany Beach Books Signing,99 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930; (302) 539-2522, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public

August 7: Private Cocktail Party, East Hampton.

August 8: East Hampton Author Night, East Hampton, NY.

August 11: Avon Free Public Library, Talk and Signing, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001, Details TBA.

August 12: Bank Square Books Ocean House Summer Author Series, The Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave, Westerly, RI 02891, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Books Sold by Bank Square Books, Cocktail Party and Signing, Tickets Required.

More events–including a fabulous night with our friends from Diane James Home–coming soon!

 

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