Top Ten Favorite Seagrass Accents

seagrass bag
Ralph Lauren Home


Happy Monday, readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. We figured if anything could get your week started off on the right foot, it was a couple of cute puppies… And maybe a few of our favorite seagrass accents to lend a coastal chic feel to any space. Take a peek at these fabulous looks that add texture and style.

seagrass rug
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


Seagrass rug in this Sea Island Home

seagrass staircase
J.K. Kling


The perfect seagrass staircase


seagrass basket pendant in kitchen
Studio McGee


Woven Pendants Make a Statement over the Island


seagrass stool in kitchen
Milk and Honey Home


Seagrass Stools add Texture to the Kitchen


seagrass basket in kitchen
Terra Cotta Design


Stay Organized with a Seagrass Basket


seagrass woven baskets
Gary McBournie

Seagrass woven baskets at the end of a bed


seagrass bed


Riverside House Seagrass Bed


seagrass rug
Miles Redd via Architectural Digest


Just-Right Rug 


bathroom seagrass chair
Lee Ann Thornton


Seagrass Chair and Basket add Function to the Bathroom

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


I am so excited to announce that THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM is one of Southern Living Magazine‘s Best Spring Break Reads of the Year! Also, I’m celebrating one month until the official release date with a super fun giveaway!


*an advance copy of DEAR CAROLINA
*an advance copy of LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE for free (while supplies last!)


1.Email me your receipt to [email protected] with which book you’d like
2. If you’d like THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, let me know if you prefer Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iBooks and what email address you’d like it sent to.
(*DC and LIES are advance copies with plain orange covers… just found a box of them!)
Now you’ll be all caught up on my old books before the latest comes out! Thanks for being such awesome readers and friends! Can’t wait to celebrate this new launch with all of you!
THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM is available for preorder from your local bookstore, or preorder online from Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your favorite bookstore. Thanks for being the most awesome readers ever!
And don’t forget, the first launch party for my newest book baby is March 15 to benefit Pat Conroy center! Supplies are limited, so get your tickets now!


and see our Top Ten Posts of 2017 here!









Things We Love: Herringbone Floors

Jackie O's Hampton's cottage with herringbone floors
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens


Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a terrific almost-Friday. We are in the mood today to discuss fabulous flooring in all its forms!

herringbone floors in living room
Architectural Digest


From a statement rug to a chic slate, seagrass carpet to sumptuous wool, flooring can instantly affect the feel of a space. I think we can agree this one is luxurious to say the least!

herringbone floors in gray living room
Domino Magazine


We love all sorts of flooring to bring pizazz to a room, but, right now, we are really into herringbone floors.

dining room with herringbone floors
Martyn Lawrence Bullard via AD


A fun twist on an old favorite, herringbone adds interest to the floor without being too busy. By themselves or with a rug over top, they are so chic!

gray kitchen with herringbone floors
Jute Home


In a single color, they are beautiful, but different stains lend a totally different look.

gray kitchen with herringbone floors
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


This blend of shades is like the perfect highlights: multidimensional and very natural looking. We love how easy hardwoods are to clean in the kitchen. Functional and beautiful is the ideal combination!

herringbone floors in kitchen
Architectural Digest


Lighter stains feel urban and modern, in keeping with the trendy tone of this kitchen,

herringbone floors in Allison Cayne's Dining room
One Kings Lane


While darker stains are more refined, elegant and formal. Isn’t this gallery wall too fabulous? The mixture is wonderfully imperfect.

dressing room with herringbone floors
One Kings Lane


We aren’t sure which part of this closet we like best. The black, white and gold is such a beautiful color combination.

bathroom with herringbone floors and marble shower
Architectural Digest


This washed look in the bathroom contributes to the overall spa-like feel of this stunning bathroom. It is so streamlined and lovely, exactly the kind of place we’d like to start and end our day.

Are you a fan of herringbone floors? Or do you prefer your hardwoods in a regular pattern?

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


Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!) And I just saw that it is available for preorder  for $9.95!  If you haven’t preordered yet, today is a great day. Happy Thursday!

House Tour:Watersound Coastal Charm

water sound beach home

T.S Adams Studio –  Courtney Dickey Design

Happy Wednesday, friends! We can’t believe that May is flying by so quickly. Today is my little guy’s end of the year picnic at school, and it’s sort of bittersweet. While I can’t wait for summer, it’s hard to believe that this is his last week of half-day preschool. Time flies! We feel like it was yesterday that we were plotting out how to decorate the nursery.


Water Blues…

Virgin Gorda

Today is our last day in beautiful Virgin Gorda. (Sadly!) You know how when you’re getting ready for a trip and you have a million things to do and it’s so stressful trying to get everything in order to leave not to mention triple checking for plane tickets and passports and hotel reservations and you catch yourself thinking, Is it even worth it to go?


The Peak of Tres Chic!


We hope you had an amazing, relaxing weekend and are gearing up for lots of turkey in few days! We know that we are! Until then, we are so thrilled to have our beautiful and talented friend Samantha Penner, author of The Peak of Tres Chic and interior designer with NYC’s Amanda Nesbit, here with us today. We’re always excited to see her take on interiors, fashion and life! If you don’t visit Samantha every day, make sure to bookmark her–right after you take a peek at some of our favorite picks from her portfolio and the gorgeousness she has to share! Thanks so much for being a part of Design Chic, Sam–and for making our days a little more beautiful!


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