In Good Taste: Gather Projects

gather Projects steel Dutch door  

Y’all probably know that we love a good story. Whether it’s in a book, a magazine, on TV or–very, very best of all–in real life, story is what makes the world go round. 

  gather projects living room  

So, when we came across the exceptionally good taste of Gather Projects, we, of course, wanted to know their story. And it’s a great one. 

  gather projects dining room with hanging pendants  

Fallon and Chris–wife and husband and self-proclaimed best friends–decided to start a business that would incorporate his love of building, her vision and BIG dreams and allow their four precious boys to be a part of the fun. 

  Gather projects kitchen  

The result is family-friendly, super chic spaces that trend toward modern while still maintaining all the warmth and personality that make a house feel like home.

  Gather Projects kitchen with brass hardware  

Striking the balance between modern and homey can be a difficult task.

  kitchen with brass hardware and library lights  

By incorporating warm, rustic elements like wooden beams and reclaimed floors, Gather Projects is able to do just that.

  laundry room with black hardware  

From black and white that wows,

  laundry room with shiplap  

To gray that keeps everything in its place,

  Gather Projects bathroom  

To sparkling white that creates a respite for parents, 

  Gather Projects black and white tile bathroom  

Everyone and everything has its space in a Gather Projects home. 

  Gather Projects laundry room with vintage lockers  

Personalized touches like vintage lockers

  Gather Projects bunk room with built-in beds  

And custom bunk beds…


Create spaces that are fun and functional for every household–even ones with four boys, years to grow and so many stories yet to tell. 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you here!


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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

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. 

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.




House Tour: Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence kitchen

Smith Hanes Studio is known for its “soft industrial style,” and this incredible Epple Residence is an absolutely perfect example. 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence kitchen

We don’t know about you, but we absolutely love industrial chic

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - kitchen

The clean lines and contrasting colors make the entire scheme feel streamlined–


And very modern

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - living room

Everything about this house is in keeping with the very current sensibility of clutter-free chic with lots of personality. 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence entrance

Bright pops of color,

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence

And unexpected touches like this folding door, really set this home apart. 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bathroom

We talked yesterday about unity in design, and this is a prime example. Even the shower door fits in with the rest of the steel doors and windows in the house. 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bathroom

Simple but chic,

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bedroom

And totally relaxing, 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bedroom

Each detail of this house is perfectly choreographed. 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bedroom

Even the family dog has a special spot! 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bedroom

From bedrooms to bathrooms, kitchens to hallways, every space in this stunning home is cooler than the last. Are you a fan of industrial chic style? For more inspiration visit our Instagram and Pinterest!

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


Attention all bloggers, book reviewers and influencers! I will be receiving advance copies of my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM this week! If you’d like an early copy for sharing consideration on your blog or social media, please email me at kristywoodsonharvey @ gmail. com! (And I’ll be giving away copies on Instagram, so come follow us over there to win one of the very first copies!)

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In Good Taste: Sage Design

Sage Design Entrance foyer

Are you on ho-ho-ho overload? If so, take a break from all the festivities with a moment of calm from Sage Design

This space has us looking forward to curling up with all the good books Santa brings. We’re sure we’ll get them. We’ve been very good this year…

This calm, quiet family room is the perfect place to recharge and reconnect, 

While a fun yet soothing blue creates the perfect backdrop for dinner party magic all year long.

Navy is definitely having its fifteen minutes of fame right now–and we’re loving it! This library is so cozy, perfect for a winter’s day indoors. 

Feeding a crowd is simple at this huge, comfy table. Mixing up the seating gives it a totally custom look. 

Sage Design dining room

And built-in storage makes clean up a breeze. 

Sage Design kitchen

A mix of antique and new adds plenty of character to this lovely kitchen,

And open shelving always adds an airy feel. 

All we know is that Sage Design’s good taste is beautifully versatile. 

Sage Design bathroom

Just like the homeowners for whom they design. 

Thank you so, so much for stopping by today. We always love seeing you!



Last week we had the pleasure of spending a fun-filled long weekend in the place that we think gets as close to Christmas magic as you can without going to the North Pole: NYC! I had the most amazing  day of meetings with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster),  about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!


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Home Tour: Healdsburg Ranch


With the days getting shorter and colder, now is the time to gather close to home, relax by the fire and think about all of the blessings in life. This incredible Healdsburg Ranch by Jute Home looks like the perfect place to do just that.


























Wishing you a holiday season full of quiet moments with the ones you hold dear! 

In Good Taste: Lucas Eilers Design

entrance-to-tanglewood-home-Lucas Eilers Design

Good morning, Design Chic readers! We hope you’re having the best day so far. I am recovering from a fun-filled trip to Charleston and Sullivan’s Island, SC for book signings and chatting with some fabulous writers on retreat. I always promise myself I’m going to come home early and get lots of rest… But, well, it’s the weekend, and it’s always so fun!

Lucas Eilers Design porch with hanging lanterns

Did you have a good weekend? Are you already looking forward to the next one?

Lucas Eilers Design bedroom with monogrammed linens

We know we are because this weekend holds for us a very special soon-to-be five-year-old’s Paw Patrol party! (If you don’t know what Paw Patrol is, think dog super heroes.)

Lucas Eilers Design dining room with bench seating

Speaking of fun, Lucas Eilers fabulous designs are full of it!

Lucas Eilers Design entry with Acanthus Schumacher wallpaper


Lucas Eilers Design porch with stone

To outdoor spaces that simply must entertain,

Lucas Eilers Design cozy chair in corner with bamboo shades in bedroom

From cozy reading corners for taking a moment to yourself,

Lucas Eilers Design bathroom with marble shower and chandelier

To bathrooms that lend that spa feel right at home,

Lucas Eilers Design abstract art



A Lucas Eilers home is one that is perfect for family–in style!

master bedroom in bedroom in blue and white

From gorgeous spaces that are perfect for getting a good night’s sleep,

wallpaper in powder room

To whimsical baths work waking up for, we think it’s safe to say that these designers’ work is always in good taste! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today! We’re so excited that you did–and we are so excited to tell you that are blog redesign is almost ready! We can’t wait to share our new look and better functionality with our loyal readers. We are so grateful for your years of support!

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand 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?


Slightly South of Simple

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




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