Tour a Historic Boston Transformation and More

 

 

Tour a Historic Boston Remodel 

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Favorite “Must-See”  New Items 

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Guide to Growing Peonies

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New at Home with Anthropologie

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luxury bag display

 

As if being a Pediatrician, a mother of three and a blogger isn’t enough, our friend Vel has just started a new business venture, Luxury Bag Display,  we think you are going to love. Take a peek!

 

 

 

Easter Candy for Everyone on your List

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We are SO excited because The Secret to Southern Charm officially launches just five days from today! We can’t believe it! To celebrate, we are giving away a $200 Target gift card so that you can stock up on all your favorite beach accessories before those warm, lazy days of summer are here. 

To enter, all you have to do it pre-order The Secret to Southern Charm from your bookstore or website of choice. The Secret to Southern Charm is available from your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Books-a-Million, Indiebound and wherever books are sold! It is being simultaneously released in paperback, hardback, e-book and audio, so check out your favorite version! You can get extra credit for sharing. (Check out the Rafflecopter below.) Thanks so much for all your support, sweet friends. We are so grateful for you!

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Slightly South of Simple

I AM SO, SO, SO EXCITED THAT SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE WAS CHOSEN AS A KINDLE  AND BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK MONTHLY DEAL .   GOOD UNTIL APRIL 1, YOU CAN READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE PEACHTREE BLUFF SERIES FOR ONLY $1.99–JUST IN TIME FOR THE THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM RELEASE ON APRIL 3.

 

 

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Tour a Water Mill Home and More Weekend Favorites

 

 

Tour a Water Mill Home

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Spring Favorites at Draper James

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In case you missed our makeover with Serena & Lily take a peek and bonus:

GET 20% OFF EVERYTHING AT THE FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT! 

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Getting ready for  Spring Break?  My latest novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, releases on April 3, right in the thick of Spring Break! And, Southern Living just named it one of its “Best Spring Break Reads.” Hooray! Now is the perfect time to preorder!

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WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items – anthropologie

30% off + 10% off Full Price – j crew

Up to 70 % Off Warehouse Sale one kings lane

New Items Added to Sale  neiman marcus

20% Off Custom Furniture Sale serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Up to 70% off saks fifth avenue

Favorites for the Home design chic

New Spring Arrivals moda operandi

 

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Tour this Beach Bungalow on the Gulf of Mexico

 

 

Tour a beach bungalow on the Gulf of Mexico

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Creating a Stylish Laundry Room

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Stunning Beach Photography from Judith Gigliotti

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Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Recipe

pumpernickel & rye

 

 

 

Exploring the Beauty of Banff

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In case you missed our makeover with Serena & Lily take a peek and bonus:

GET 20% OFF EVERYTHING AT THE FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT! 

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Getting ready for  Spring Break?  My latest novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, releases on April 3, right in the thick of Spring Break! And, Southern Living just named it one of its “Best Spring Break Reads.” Hooray! Now is the perfect time to preorder!

The Secret to Southern Charm - beach book
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Coastal Chic Makeover with Serena & Lily

Good morning, chic readers! It’s here, it’s here! Serena & Lily’s Friends and Family 20% off sale. You could say we are a tiny bit excited…. We love all that is Serena & Lily (We know you do too!) and, there is no better time than their annual sale for a quick coastal spruce, right?

Serena & Lily makeover

Whether you live at the coast, have a beach house or are simply looking to add a little bit more of that coastal vibe into your house (vacation all the the time, anyone?) Serena & Lily is the one-stop shop for all that is fabulously coastal without being kitschy. If you’re looking to add a little beach to your life, check out what we did! 

Serena & Lily in the Bedroom:

 

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 You know how sometimes you move somewhere and you get like 90% finished with everything and you just run out of steam? There’s no doubt that decorating can be a total joy. But it’s also a creative process and it can just burn you out. We were sort of like that with this guest room in our Beaufort house. We loved this gorgeous shell console and had the beginnings of a nice guest bedroom. We just needed to add in a few coastal touches!

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One of our favorite looks is a bed with no footboard–and something fun at the end. A chaise, a pair of chairs and a bench are all nice choices. For us, nothing could top this stunning Shore Bench from Serena & Lily.

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It’s perfect for a guest room in particular because it gives guests a place to sit to read, watch TV or simply put on their shoes. Isn’t it the perfect touch? Just add a Monaco throw in a beachy color, a couple Sarasota pillows and voila! Your guests will never want to leave!

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover before

(Before)

This little area in the guest bedroom was particularly troubling. It needed a console, desk or table that fit the space and a lot of pizazz!

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

After looking at consoles and tables and chests and desks, we decided to go with something a little bit different… a bar cart! In this case, the South Seas Bar Cart from Serena and Lily. We love using pieces we love in ways that are a little bit unexpected. Here, styled with favorite books and accessories, this bar cart becomes perfect for a bedroom. (And, hey, you can always roll it out for a party!) We love a little height and, for a space that can’t have a lamp, this vase works well.

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 But we think this Artichoke Table Lamp takes the cart to a whole new level! A previously neglected chimney wall becomes a focal point–with plenty of coastal flair! Plus, we love adding extra light wherever we can.

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Bedding is paramount, of course. In a guest room and especially a guest room on the coast, we love keeping things light and bright. The detail on the Savoy Embroidered Duvet Cover and Shams adds interest while maintaining that relaxing, airy feel. These linens are positively luscious! (Read: Our guests will never want to leave!)

Serena & Lily in the Kitchen:

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(Before)

Of all the rooms in this remodel, the kitchen was by far the biggest transformation. With seven layers of linoleum, no island, no windows and 1960s appliances, it needed some help. We loved the remodel, but it needed a little something. 

It’s amazing how just one tiny element can completely change the look of a room–and add so much coastal chic style! The Riviera Counter Stool in natural is just that extra touch that made this kitchen feel like, well, a day at the beach! The stools added much-needed warmth, perfect for spring. We can see flip flops and sandy towels in this kitchen’s future!

Serena & Lily in the Bathroom:

 

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(Before)

My son’s bathroom upstairs was another case of major renovation and salvation. Converted from a closed-in upstairs porch to a bright, sunny spot for a little boy was so much fun.

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

Nothing says “coastal” quite like teak. This darling Teak Step Stool is pretty and practical, making it easy to reach the sink. Rope baskets are the ultimate in coastal touches. The large one makes a perfect dirty clothes hamper! 

Serena & Lily in “Blogging Central”:

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This converted laundry and storage room is actually one of the most-used spaces in the house. Little Will does art and homework there and these chaises with lucite trays are perfect for working. The Brahms’s Mount Herringbone Throws at the end of the chaises are absolutely stunning, give a finished look and feel–and were one of the first things we ever bought for the house. That just goes to show that, when you get your “before” right, with gorgeous pieces from Serena & Lily, you don’t even need an “after!”

If you are looking to add a hint of coastal style to your space, Serena & Lily’s 20% off sale is not to be missed! Let us know what you pick–and we’d love to see how you use Serena & Lily in your coastal home makeover!

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Getting ready for  Spring Break?  My latest novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, releases on April 3, right in the thick of Spring Break! And, Southern Living just named it one of its “Best Spring Break Reads.” Hooray! Now is the perfect time to preorder!

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Hosting a New Year’s Eve Soiree and More

 

 

A Well-Ordered Home Kitchen

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Hosting a New Year’s Eve Soiree

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Neiman Marcus After Christmas Sale Starts Early

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WEEKEND SALES

Sale of the Season  – shopbop

Extra 30% off Sale Items – anthropologie

EXTRE 30% off Sale Styles  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Extra 33% Off Sale Items  – neiman marcus

Winter Tent Sale – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 60% off – saks fifth avenue

Up to 60% off – net-a-porter

Favorites for the Home – design chic

Slightly South of Simple book

If you’re traveling over the holiday weekend, I’d love for you to pick up a copy of Slightly South of Simple! Happy weekend!

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for holiday weekend travels!

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Favorite Home Tours, The Organized Pantry and More

 

 

Favorite Home Tours 

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The Organized Pantry

–  remodelista

 

winter tent sale Serena & lily

 

Up to 70% Off Tent Sale

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shopping sale Neiman Marcus

EXTRA  33% Off Sale

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Horchow sale

 

EXTRA 25% Off SALE

– horchow

 

If you’re traveling over the holiday weekend, I’d love for you to pick up a copy of Slightly South of Simple! Happy weekend!

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for holiday weekend travels!

 

A few favorite home tours on Design Chic HERE, HERE AND HERE!

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Creating Easy and Beautiful Holiday Decor

 

 

Creating Easy and Beautiful Holiday Decor with Vintage Ornaments

– one kings lane

 

 

 

Picking the Perfect Pendant for the Kitchen

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We love the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, but sometimes it’s wonderful to sit at home with a hot cup of coffee and browse the internet for the best holiday deals.  And boy, do we have deals today!  It’s Cyber Monday, so no need to brave the traffic and the cold. We’ll bring the sales to you, right in the comfort of your own home.  Enjoy!

 

CYBER MONDAY SALES:

 

J.Crew Sale – Take 40% off 

Shopbop SaleTake up to 75% off

Nordstrom – Take 40% off select products

Neiman Marcus – Take $50.00 off every $200.00 with code GC4YOU

Serena and Lily – Take 20% off everything

One Kings Lane – Take 30% Off Sitewide

Revolve – Take up to 65% off select items

DVF – Take 20% off sitewide

Madewell – Take 25% off your entire purchase

Anthropologie – Take 30% off

Barneys – Take 40% off select styles

Tory Burch – Take 30% off select styles

Kate Spade – Take 30% off entire site

Moda Operandi – Up to 65% Off

Saks Fifth Avenue – Up to 40% off Designer Clothing

 

For more Gift Giving Inspiration, visit Here and our Holiday Pinterest Boards

 

books

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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Tour New York City’s Holiday House and Gift Guides

 

 

Tour New York City‘s Holiday House

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Transform your Office with Paint

dering hall

 

 

 

Love the Warren Coat from Tory Burch

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Preparing your Home for Christmas

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WEEKEND SALES

Sale of the Season  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items – anthropologie

40% Off Sale and 30% Off New Sale Styles  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

New Items Added to Sale + an additional 20% off – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 60% off thru 11/25 – saks fifth avenue

Up to 60% off – net-a-porter

Favorites for the Home – design chic


 

Find the Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List

neiman marcus

 

For more Gift Giving Inspiration, visit our Holiday Pinterest Boards

 

books

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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