Create a Simple, Beautiful Entry and More

Serena & Lily entry with hanging chandelier over round table


Create a Simple, Beautiful Entry

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dining room with wicker pendant over table


Party Ready Tables & Chairs

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Christmas decorations at Wisteria


Festive Holiday Decor



Christmas presents Christmas gifts at Neiman Marcus


Fabulous Gifts for Friends & Family

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Christmas gifts and Christmas presents at One Kings Lane


Christmas Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! We love seeing you here!


Visit us on Instagram for a fabulous giveaway with our amazing friend Kendall Boggs!


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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise


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!





Island Living

Jane Beiles Photography – Design by Kathleen Hay of Kathleen Hay Designs


Nantucket is home to so many awesome things and people. One of our favorite authors, Elin Hilderbrand. One of our favorite hotels, The Wauwinet. And one of our favorite designers, Kathleen Hay. Jane Beiles doesn’t live in Nantucket, but she photographs there, so we’ll give her a favorite Nantucket photographer shout out anyway!


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We can’t get enough of that classic New England vibe that seems to be everything exactly when you need it.




You know, warm and cozy and soothing during the cold winter months, like now.


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But full of that quintessential island style that makes it also feel like summer vacation. You know, dream summer vacation. 


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But what we think we love most about this Nantucket beauty is the unexpected touches. 


island living hallway


The right artistic touches, 



Plus everything you need to get into vacation mode create the perfect retreat for year-long living, summer relaxation and everything in between. 



An indoor/outdoor shower? Yes, please!


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And dining al fresco has never looked so good. 



This classic New England beauty hits all the high notes of Nantucket style.



And is exactly the kind of place we’d like to stay awhile. We hope you’ll come too!

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


Peachtree Bluff Series/ The Southern Side of Paradise

My new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases May 7, 2019! While you’re waiting, catch up on the series with this great sale at Barnes & Noble!

  • Slightly South of Simple: 3 for $30 Special at Barnes & Noble or online
  • The Secret to Southern Charm: 2 for $8 at Barnes & Noble
  • *B&N is also having an extra 10% off sale, so you can basically get The Secret to Southern Charm for $3.60. Isn’t that nuts?



Things We Love: Making a Grand Entrance

entrance donald lococo arch
Donald Lococo Architect


 From an evening gown to a perfect floral arrangement, an entrance is sort of like a first impression: You only get one chance to make it.   A round table is one of our favorite ways to make a statement in the foyer.

brick grand entrance
Emily Jenkins Followill Photography


Paired with the perfect flowers — and, of course, the right statement lighting — it’s a piece that is as versatile as it is lovely.

wood grand entrance
Ken Gemes Interiors


 In a pinch, we love the idea of pulling chairs up to an entrance hall table for extra seating at a dinner party.

wood grand entrance
Donald Lococo Architect


 You know we always love decorating with books. The entrance hall table is no exception!

Catalano Architect and Interiors


 Beyond that crucial table, so many other elements can absolutely make an entrance. The right rug…Woodwork for miles…

grand entrance
Historical Concepts


And, of course, a show-stopping chandelier.

LDa Architecture


 And if you have a spectacular view? Don’t forget to flaunt it!

LIsa Sherry Interiors


 Something a little bit unexpected can certainly make an entrance pop — whether it’s cozy furniture or a bold paint choice.

 arch grand entrance
Anne Decker ArchitectGordon Beall Photography


 And a fun pattern on the floor adds instant interest, as does a fabulous arch!

seagrass grand entrance
Lisa Sherry Interiors


Cool art is instantly eye-catching and we love a seagrass rug for creating a less dressy feel.


Symmetry isn’t required for making an entrance, but a special pair can take a foyer up a notch.

paint grand entrance
Eric Piasecki


 And, sometimes, the loudest statements are the simplest of all.

basket grand entrance
Ralph Lauren


 Tables and lighting, accessories and flooring are all great ways to make an entrance. But nothing says, “welcome” quite like filling your home with things (and people) you love! And if you have puppies, so much the better!

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope it’s a wonderful one!

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.

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