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!


Island living - kitchen


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.


island living - kitchen


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?



Tour a Relaxed Long Island Getaway and More

Long Island getaway


Tour a Relaxed Long Island Getaway

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shopping and sale Moda Operandi


Up to 75% Off Designer Sale

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statement earrings

Shop Favorite Statement Making Earrings HERE, HERE and HERE



Whether you’re relaxing with loved ones or shopping your favorite sales, we hope your weekend is wonderful! 





4th of July Sale Up to 30% Off – horchow

Up to 70% Off  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items  anthropologie

Up to 50% off   j crew

25% Off Sitewide one kings lane

Up to 70% Off  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Spring Sale Up to 40% off saks fifth avenue

The Design Sale Up to 70% Off moda operandi

Favorites for the Homedesign chic


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.

 The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Nordstrom Sale Begins July 12








Things We Love: A Shingled House

shingled house
Patrick Ahearn Architect


With summer weather right around the corner (Mother Nature-willing!), we can’t stop thinking about coastal style. 

shingled house
APD Architects


Nothing creates that quintessential beach feel quite like a gorgeous shingled house

shingled house
Catalano Architects


From New England to North Carolina, there’s nowhere that this stunning style doesn’t fit right in.  We are completely convinced that putting cedar shakes on anything will instantly make it charming. 

shingled house
Catalano Architects


And a splash of other beautiful architectural details doesn’t hurt either!

shingled house
Patrick Ahearn Architect


One of our favorite architects, Patrick Ahearn, uses the staple in ultimate style. 

Things We Love: Shingled Houses
Brady Design


While keeping it neutral feels stately and chic. 

shingled house
APD Architects


A shingled house practically calls for a perfectly manicured yard, doesn’t it? Even in a home where shingles don’t cover every inch, we think they steal the show–and add interest to an exterior in droves. Another favorite of ours? Cedar roofs, of course! 

shingled house
APD Architects


This home looks like the perfect place to spend the summer–or at least a week or so of it. 

shingled house
Ike Kligerman Barkley


Are you planning any summer escapes this year? 

shingled house
Wettling Architects


If so, wishing you a getaway somewhere just as coastal and positively charming as these gorgeous shingled houses! 

Woman’s World thinks you and your mom will love reading my Peachtree Bluff Series together–and we wholeheartedly agree! Pick up copies of Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm for both of you… But only if you want to be the favorite child!

Gifts for Mom








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