Rugs that Make the Room

Serena & Lily rugs
Seaview Rug


Few things add instant impact to a space quite like a rug. From the subtle to the bold, there is something about covering a floor that creates warmth and a finished feeling like nothing else. 


Seaview rug from Serena & Lily
Seaview Rug


For us, in the kitchen, this runner not only gave the space tons of added dimension that we weren’t expecting but is also so incredibly cozy under our feet! The change was instant. 


rugs from Serena & Lily
Channing Hand-Knotted Rug


We are big, huge fans of not only our new Seaview rug, but also of Serena & Lily’s entire rug collection. (And they’re all 30% off TODAY!)


rugs from Serena & Lily
Ryder Denim Rug


Sumptuous, luxurious, and oh-so-chic, in a sea of rug choices they made a statement all their own. 


Round Cotton & Jute Rug Serena & lily
Round Cotton & Jute Rug


From laid-back and layered in a nursery…


Huxley rug Serena & Lily
Huxley Rug


To plush and posh with a city view, 


Metallic hemp & suede rug with Serena & Lily
Metallic Hemp & Suede Rug


Serena & Lily rugs bring a little something extra to every space they inhabit. 


Macramé Wool Rug


We are loving these chunky wools, especially for the cool winter mornings to come, 


Round Jute Rug Serena & Lily
Round Jute Rug


And jute is a perennial favorite, especially in an unexpected shape. 


Tulum Rug


In simple but standout patterns, 


jute border rug Serena & lily
Jute Border Rug


And timeless styles,


Twisted abaco rug Serena & Lily
Twisted Abaco Rug


Indoors or out, a Serena & Lily rug is the right accessory to add style to every space!


Serena & Lily rug styling tips


There are so many options when it comes to rugs and it’s so hard to remember all the rules!

Master the art of the rug with these Rug Sizing Tips from Serena & Lily.

Don’t forget: Rugs are up to 30% off on Serena & Lily, ending today. Spruce your own space for the holidays or make someone else’s with the ultimate gift that keeps on giving, cold winter morning after cold winter morning!

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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!





Things We Love: Annie Selke Style

Mark Sikes for Annie Selke living room
Mark Sikes for Annie Selke


We all have them, those favorite, go-to stores that we think of automatically when we’re looking to spruce up a little. 


Mark Sikes for Annie Selke bedding


For us, one of those companies is Annie Selke


Mark Likes for Annie Selke
Hampshire Stripe Rug


Annie Selke has been an industry leader in luxury rugs, bedding and decor for 25 years–and they are celebrating an amazing 25 years with one of the greatest giveaways we’ve ever seen: A $25,000 shopping spree at Annie Selke and a trip! 


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Auricula Jute Rug


The details are available on Annie Selke’s website.


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Clover Black Rug


So, we’re beginning to see a very long and far away light at the end of a still fairly long tunnel for getting back in the Beaufort house. (If you’re new here, Hurricane Florence had an extensive party at our house in 2018. We’ve been in various rental houses for one year and seven days, but who’s counting?)


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Tansy Rug 


We have rugs, in particular, on the brain. They are such a huge part of a room’s overall look and feel, the very foundation, really. They’re a great place to start when you’re stumped!


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Indoor/Outdoor Rug


If you know anything about Bunny Williams, who has a great line for Annie Selke, you probably know that she’s all about the dogs!


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Elizabeth Rug


Her indoor/outdoor collection is pet-friendly and oh-so-lovely.


Dash & Albert rug
Dash & Albert Catamaran Stripe


When we think of fun striped rugs, we think of another Annie Selke brand, Dash & Albert. From the big to the teeny tiny, they’re our go-to.


Melange Diamond rug in kitchen
Melange Diamond Woven Rug


But there are just so many great options! It’s hard to decide where to begin.


Laura Park for Annie Selke rugs
Laura Park Collection


Y’all, for real. This Laura Park Collection is TO DIE. When we get back in our house (if ever) this rug is 100% going in my office. It is so fun and gorgeous. I’m torn between the pink and the blue, so votes are appreciated. On the one hand, it’s kind of the only place I can have pink in a house of boys, but, on the other, I’m a Tarheel… So is Laura, come to think of it!


Laura Park for Annie Selke rug
Laura Park Collection


The collection photographs beautifully, but in real life, it’s just the chicest thing you’ve ever seen. We’re obsessed. (If you didn’t gather that!) We’re on rugs today, but check out the bedding too. It’s so good.


Dash & Albert rugs
Dash & Albert Rugs


Aren’t these the absolute cutest?


Annie Selke Outdoor Rugs
Annie Selke Outdoor Rugs


No one does outdoor rugs better than Annie Selke. The patterns are stunning and the quality and feel is so very normal, not plasticky at all.


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams for Annie Selke


Don’t forget to head over to Annie Selke and enter that $25,000 giveaway! And let me know in the comments if you think I should go pink or blue on that Laura Park rug. I’m so torn! Have a great day, friends!

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


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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Donations for Hurricane Dorian

Just a quick note: From September 13 until September 20, I am going to be donating 100% of my proceeds from preorders of Feels Like Falling to the Red Cross to help hurricane victims both in the Bahamas and locally here in NC. Simply order from your bookstore of choice and email me at [email protected] to let me know so I can donate for you!

If you have $15 lying around and you want to do something with it, by all means, please donate it to the hurricane. But if you were going to order Feels Like Falling anyway, let’s join forces to help out together!

Easy Ways to Donate to Dorian Victims

Feels Like Falling a Beach Read by Kristy Woodson Harvey

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. 

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a busted Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn, but when the one that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

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.


More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise


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!




Tour the Home of Interior Designer Philip Mitchell and More

interior designer Philip Kitchen living room


Tour the Home of Interior Designer Philip Mitchell

one kings lane


interior of dining room with Serena & Lily


30% OFF Statement Making Rugs for Every Room

serena & lily


Milieu Magazine


 Beautiful Magazine Cover and Entire Edition

milieu magazine


Diane James Home faux flowers for interior design


Flowers so Beautiful,  You Won’t Believe They are Faux

diane james home


Shopbop summer sale


Summer Essentials On Sale




Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?


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 

 And The Secret to Southern Charm is on sale for $5.98 at Barnes & Noble!!



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

More Tour Dates

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 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

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




New Old House Tour With Southern Style and More

new old house tour


New Old House Tour With Southern Style

connecticut cottages & gardens


green kitchen


Tour a Historic Plain English Kitchen





Statement Making Rugs 

dering hall




Beautify Your Bathroom

one kings lane


dining room top ten


 Top 10 Favorite 

 of 2017

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books slightly south of simple

Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3! I have the best readers in the whole wide world! Thank you so much for your support. 

Happy weekend and thank you for making Design Chic a part of your day!




In Good Taste: Nest & Company

Nest + Company living room
Eric Roth Photography


From older houses to brand new, Nest + Company orchestrates perfect interiors, the kind of spaces that transform houses into homes. 

Nest + Company living room
Sarah Winchester Studios


One of our favorite things about these designers is that their rooms feel like the kinds of places where every member of the family can feel comfortable. The mix of masculine and feminine in this room feels cozy without being prissy. 

Nest + Company dining
Eric Roth Photography


Organic shades and natural elements are always the right choice. We love that the bursts of color in this neutral breakfast room come from fruits!

Nest + Company dining
Peter Urbanski Photography


Each of Nest Interiors spaces feels uncluttered and clean, exactly the way we want our homes to feel. The juxtaposition of this modern light fixture with a farm table is so charming.

Nest + Company kitchen
Photography Nat Rea


Of all the spaces in our houses we love to be bright, the kitchen might be our favorite. Maybe it’s because it’s where we start our days, but we love the light streaming in. These original hardwood floors add character galore and give this home a sense of history, despite its modern facelift.

Nest + Company kitchen
Eric Roth Photography


Talk about a view! Wow! This kitchen takes advantage of every inch of spectacular water vista. This kitchen is chic enough to stand alone but simple enough to let the views be the main event.

Nest + Company
Eric Roth Photography


But these designers are far from one note. Vivid pops of color and whimsical pattern infuse this kitchen with family friendly style. 

Nest + Company sitting area
Sarah Winchester Studios


Simplicity steals the show in this comfy reading nook–and makes a strong case for utilizing the perfect house plant. We love everything about this!

Nest + Company
Sarah Winchester Studios


A comfy porch that lets the breeze in is exactly what we need this fall! It’s the perfect season for opening the windows and savoring the breeze. This space is instantly calming. 

Nest + Company bedroom
Peter Urbanski Photography


Layered rugs are a cozy way to really define a space. Speaking of great floors, we’re loving the painted hardwoods we can see in the adjoining bedroom!

Nest + Company playroom
Eric Roth Photography


This little boy’s bedroom is nothing short of adorable but still in the tone of the rest of Nest + Company’s flawless designs. 

Nest + Company mudroom
Eric Roth Photography


A mudroom is, to us, one of home’s great luxuries! It’s a simple spot that keeps the rest of the house looking incredibly chic and clutter free to show off all that hard design work!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, chic readers. We hope you loved Nest + Company’s good taste as much as we did!



Dress Your Nest for Summer!

Palacek Furniture dining room
Palacek Furniture


Good morning, our chic friends! We hope you had a fabulous weekend. I had the best time doing speaking events for Slightly South of Simple at Sky Valley Country Club, Highlands Country Club and the Atlanta Mart. It was a great way to spend a birthday weekend, meeting readers–and eating way too much cake!

Visual Comfort


If there’s any time that’s perfect for a little remodel, it’s summer.

Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair
Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair


It’s a great time to get away, of course, but the best part about getting away is being reminded how wonderful it is to come back home!

arteriors home living room
Arteriors Home


Whether you’re looking to spruce your year round home or create the perfect summer nest, Best Prices for Furniture is one of our very favorite places to purchase all of the fabulous essentials we need to transform our homes for the season.

Scalamandré fabric


From the shore to the mountains and everywhere in between just a touch of Scalamandre fabric sets the tone for a room. This leopard is a neutral we absolutely adore. 

Barbara Barry for Henredon bedroom
Barbara Barry for Henredon


Nothing says summer like a bright and beautiful master bedroom. Plenty of pillows and a few chic end tables and accessories create the perfect look. 

Oly Studio


Forget a cat nap… This is summer dreaming at its finest!

Schumacher wallpaper in bathroom


Nothing changes a space instantly quite like a fresh coat of paint or new wallpaper. Best Prices for Furniture can help you find that Schumacher paper you’ve been pining for at the very best price.

wood in living room
Aidan Gray


Whether you want to go a little more modern or feel like adding a bit of glamour, this favorite NC-based company can find you the pieces you want at the prices you can’t beat.

Lloyd Flanders


When it comes to the summer spruce, nothing is more important than outdoor spaces. Whether you’re looking for one statement piece to define a patio or an entire new porch scheme, Best Prices for Furniture has everything you need to create the summer look you’ve been dreaming of!

Are there any summer projects you’ve been thinking of tackling?


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