The Valentine You Really Want…

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Visual ComfortEmily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had the best weekend and are rested and refreshed for a great week ahead. (Or are using the week to rest for another fun weekend… Either way!)

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Thomasville Furniture

 

We are so excited about Valentine’s Day this week. We love pink and champagne and chocolate, so it’s really kind of an ideal holiday, Hallmark-created or not. Plus, we love having a reason to celebrate!

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Ralph Lauren Home

 

Speaking of celebrating, with February halfway over, we are already thinking about a Spring full of celebrations.

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Barclay Butera for Lexington Furniture

 

Baby showers, engagement parties, book club events… There’s so much to look forward to–and Best Prices for Furniture is going to help us get ready for all of it!

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Carvers Guild

 

Shoppers have compared Best Prices for Furniture to the “Easy button” for furniture.

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Aidan Gray

 

It’s easy to see why. Best Price for Furniture combines hundreds of brands in one place and is set up so that many well-established dealers compete for your business by offering the lowest price, saving you hundreds or even thousands on those pieces you’ve been coveting!

 

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Kelly Wearstler for EJ Victor

Interior designers are available to help with your selections and white-glove delivery is available nationwide.

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Mr. and Mrs. Howard

Best of all, the service is free!

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Oly Studio

 

From Oly to Mr. and Mrs. Howard, Visual Comfort to Aidan Gray, all the brands that you’ve been searching for are available in one place from Best Prices for Furniture.

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Hancock and Moore

The only hard part is choosing which pieces to get first!

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Arteriors

If you suspect your Valentine might be a little behind on his or her shopping, now is a great time to get a quote and drop a little hint–in the form of a Best Prices for Furniture quote right in their inbox! When it comes to the gifts we receive, we like to leave little room for error.

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Brown Jordan

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Bar stools, a bench for the end of the bed and a desk for a soon-to-be office are just a few of the things we’re working on right now. What’s on your renovation wishlist?

Thanks for stopping by today, chic readers. We hope your Monday is marvelous!

Thanks a million to everyone who entered to win the 2 tickets to my The Secret to Southern Charm launch party in beautiful Beaufort, SC at the Pat Conroy Literary Center. We were blown away by the 740 entries we received! The winner was Allison Dunne. We can’t wait to celebrate with–and meet–you, Allison! If you want to join us in Beaufort, SC you can buy your tickets here. Your $75 includes a signed copy of The Secret to Southern Charm, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, my talk about The Secret to Southern Charm and historic preservation, the party at the incredible historic Elizabeth Barnwell Gough house in downtown Beaufort, a donation to the Pat Conroy Literary Center and a whole lot of memories! 

Take a peek at this video of me trying to describe The Secret to Southern Charm in 5 seconds or less!

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In Good Taste: Laurel & Wolf Design

Laurel & Wolf

From E! News host Catt Sadler, to country music maven Kelsea Ballerini, famed photographer Gray Malin to Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief, Laurel & Wolf Interior Design has no shortage of celebrity clients.

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But the good news is, you don’t have to be a star–or have a celebrity budget–to use Laurel & Wolf’s incredible design process to enjoy a fabulous renovation of your own home. (And Laurel & Wolf is offering Design Chic readers an AMAZING discount, so keep reading to find out more!)

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country music starlet, Kelsea Ballerini’s music room

 

Laurel & Wolf allows you to go “From ‘Before’ to ‘After’ in Three Easy Steps” and the process really couldn’t be simpler! This time of the year, especially, we need simple…

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Catt Sadler’s living room

 

First, you talk with the team about your dream space, so they can pair you with the perfect designer for you.

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Catt Sadler’s living room

 

Second, you watch online as your design comes together. The best part? You can make any changes you want! So, if you love the rug, but hate the color, it’s simple to swap it out. 

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Catt Sadler’s living room

Third, you can order products from your curated shopping list sourced from hundreds of vendors, all online, from one site. Your brand-new room arrives at your door! The process couldn’t be easier, and we think you’ll agree that the results are nothing short of fabulous. 

The best part? Packages start at only $79! 

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Gray Malin’s Office

 

Laurel & Wolf also offers a price match guarantee, so if you find an identical product at a better price, they’ll match it. 

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Gray Malin’s Office

 

And this is far from a one-size-fits-all process. Whether you’re looking for a traditional revamp, a boho-chic overhaul, a glamorous renovation or anything in between, Laurel & Wolf can pair you with the perfect designer for you. 

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Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief’s office

 

Today, our friends at Laurel & Wolf are giving Design Chic readers a HUGE perk: up to 50% off design packages for their online interior design service with code DESIGNCHIC. 

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Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief’s office

 

This holiday season, we think this is one of the best deals around and the perfect gift. Because a gorgeous home that reflects its owners’ style is the gift that keeps on giving. 

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Things We Love: Steel Doors in Design

McGill Design Group

 

Doors and windows are one of those things that are so crucial to the feel of a house but are quite often overlooked.

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Beth Webb

 

Sometimes, we can go through them and look out of them many, many times a day and never give them a second thought.

McGill Design Group

 

When they’re as fabulous as these steel doors, though, the panes in your home become something truly  

Lucas Eilers

 

We usually think of steel as adding an industrial touch,

Chango & Co

 

but, when used the right way, these steel doors and windows add an antiqued, lived-in feel to a home.

Christopher Architecture

 

They are sleek, clean and uncluttered,

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Ohara Davies-Gaetano

 

while still maintaining an undeniable charm.     

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Tom Arban PhotographyAnne Decker Architect

 

They add that all-important touch of black that every room needs,somehow seem to make the light pouring in seem even brighter,

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McGill Design Group

 

and make a statement all their own, no window treatment required.

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Lucas Eilers

We could stare out any of these doors and windows all day long.
We hope your Thursday has room for a little daydreaming, whatever window you’re looking out. Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my new Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple pick up a copy before The Secret to Southern Charm (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases April 3, 2018!

 

 

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Things We Love: Painted Wood Houses

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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!

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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. 

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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. 

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Austin Patterson Disston

 

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

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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,

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Coastal Living

 

A bold and vibrant shade,

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Lisa Furey Design – HGTV People’s Pick Winner!

 

Or a simple neutral, 

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Coastal Living

 

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

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

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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Tour a Remodeled Rockport House and More

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Remodeled Rockport House

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Dining in Style with Serena & Lily

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Wishing you a weekend as relaxing as a day on the beach!

 

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Excited to Share the Cover for My New Novel The Secret to Southern Charm

MORE ABOUT THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM BOOK 2 OF THE PEACHTREE BLUFF SERIES:

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 that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

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