Our Most Read Post in June and More

 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle|  | Architect: C. Norman Askins |Designer Susan Bozeman | Photography: Emily Followill 

 

 

See Our Most Read Post in June

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The Lazy Days of Summer

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Serena & Lily beach style living room

 

 

Create the Perfect Spot to Relax 

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Bestsellers from Bunny Williams

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Relaxed Summer Style

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 Start your Summer on the right note by slipping a copy of my latest novel, the instant New York Times bestseller,  Under the Southern Sky, into your beach bag!

More About Under the Southern Sky

 

One of E!’s Must-Read Books for April
One of Country Living’s 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring
One of Bookstr’s 8 Most Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Frolic’s 12 Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of BookTrib’s Most-Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Brit + Co’s Books You Should Read with Your BFF

 

​Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, NYT bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names).

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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AND FIVE FAVORITES

 

 

Tour the Art-Filled Home of a Super Model and More

House Tour | Designer: Mark D. Sikes | Amy Neunsinger Photography

 

House Tours

 

 

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The Big Summer Tent SALE 

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More About Under the Southern Sky

 

One of E!’s Must-Read Books for April
One of Country Living’s 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring
One of Bookstr’s 8 Most Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Frolic’s 12 Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of BookTrib’s Most-Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Brit + Co’s Books You Should Read with Your BFF

 

​Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, NYT bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names).

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM , PINTEREST 

AND FIVE FAVORITES

 

 

 

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Summer Refresh with John Robshaw

Michael Trapp Design | Rachel Robshaw Photography

 

 

Good morning, chic readers! The sun is shining, the weather is fine and we are dreaming about a fabulous Summer Spruce for our houses!

 

Spring Refresh with John Robshaw living room with bench
Michael Trapp, Inc. | Rachel Robshaw Photography

 

One of the simplest, easiest and least expensive ways to add pizazz without breaking the bank? New textiles, of course!

 

Spring Refresh with John Robshaw pillow fabrics

 

And we absolutely couldn’t love John Robshaw’s stunning latest collection any more!

 

Spring Refresh with John Robshaw bedding
Michael Trapp, Inc. | Rachel Robshaw Photography

 

We are love, love, loving this gorgeous John Robshaw bedding. The Senani Linen Duvet is the ultimate in Summer luxury and is nothing short of guest-perfect. 

 

Spring Refresh with John Robshaw bedding
Asaya Organic Duvet

 

Okay, let’s be real: John Robshaw is us perfect, too! This coverlet is soft to the touch and oh-so-cozy, the comforter inside this duvet is fluffy and gorgeous, and the fabrics are absolutely to-die-for. 

 

Spring Refresh with John Robshaw bedding

 

Plus, we’re big fans of organic options not only for the environment but also in the interest of keeping our nighttime havens as chemical-free as possible.

 

Spring Refresh with John Robshaw bedding

 

Many of John Robshaw’s choices–like this Tharu Organic Duvet–are organic as well as gorgeous! 

 

Spring Refresh with John Robshaw bathroom
Michael Trapp, Inc | Rachel Robshaw Photography

 

As with everything in design, it’s the details that make these John Robshaw elements not just beautiful but extraordinary. Hand block painting, hand block stitching and the finest down and feathers available set these linens–and this fabulous wallcovering–apart and are one of the facets of John Robshaw’s vision for his spectacular brand. 

 

Spring Refresh with John Robshaw slipcover sofa

 

One of our favorite things about John Robshaw’s Collection is that the colors, patterns, style and variety mean there is the perfect selection for every space. His degree in fine art from Pratt and expertise in block printing are evident in every beautiful item.

 

family room with beams
Rachel Robshaw Photography

 

Robshaw’s collection is a reflection of his passion for every piece.

 

indigo dye
Sara Bengur Interiors | Rachel Robshaw Photography

 

A long-ago journey to India began with a mission to find natural indigo dye for his paintings, in the wake of studying traditional block printing in China and earning a fine arts degree at Pratt. Instead, he came home with a love for fabric making. 

 

outdoor area
Rachel Robshaw Photography

 

Today, Robshaw travels the world getting new, fresh inspiration for every collection created by his eponymous company. 

 

Spring Refresh with John Robshaw textiles

 

From switching up a few key throw pillows to creating a restful bedroom retreat to picking something absolutely perfect for a special gift. (These Aropeti Napkins, perhaps?), John Robshaw’s stunning collection is a one-stop shop for infusing creative, unique, quality style that will last for years to come. Thanks for stopping by to see us today–we’re off to shop now! Join us over at JohnRobshaw.com and let us know your favorite items from the new collection!

 

 

The Time Has Come… Won’t You Join Us Under the Southern Sky?

 

My seventh novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, is available wherever books are sold! 

“Perfect for: fans of beach reads, P.S. I Love You, and anything by authors Jennifer Weiner and Elin Hilderbrand. A perfect pick for book clubs or a weekend read, Under the Southern Sky follows journalist Amelia as she makes a heart-wrenching discovery that changes everything.”Country Living

 

 

 

Beach Life House Tours with Ashley Gilbreath

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house living room
Photos via Holland Williams Photography

 

In any season, in any country, we’re pretty convinced that beach life is the best life. 

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house living room with stripe rug

 

And, if we were on the fence, this mix of beach houses by Ashley Gilbreath has certainly convinced us.

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house porch

 

Light and bright,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining nook

 

Perfectly finished,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining nook

 

And with the right amount of laid-back feel, these gorgeous beach houses are the kind of place we’d love to lounge all year long.

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining room

 

We adore the idea of gathering friends and family around a dinner table for a delicious meal,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining room

 

And each of these homes provides the perfect space for just that–

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house kitchen

 

Although we’re loving this kitchen island as a gathering spot too!

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house wet bar

 

A beautiful bar is not only functional but also the perfect, stunning vignette,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house bedroom

 

And the most darling guest bedroom houses company in style.

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house porch

 

The best part of beach life? The great outdoors, of course! If you’re like us, you’re savoring every last drop of summer. We hope every moment is magical!

 

Holland Williams Photography

CLICK HERE  to see our other posts on Ashley’s beautiful work!

 

Thanks for spending your summer with Design Chic. We love seeing you here!

 

HUGE thank you to Today.com for featuring my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling–and me! Need a great end-of-summer read? Check out Feels Like Falling! Looking to write a novel? Check out these 8 awesome tips by favorite authors!

 

 

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Lazy Days of Summer

Bobby Burch

 

From fresh air to ocean waves, tomato sandwiches to ice cream cones, there are so many things to love about summer. We hope that, amidst the chaos of this time, you are finding ways to savor the lazy days of summer–and, if not, that these pictures take you a way for just a moment! 

 

Johnny Cohen Photography

 

Jacob Nasyr

 

Frank McKenna Photography

 

Anna Demianenko Photography

 

Raphael Biscaldi

 

Brooke Lark Photography

 

Rose & Ivy

 

Jennifer Pallian Photography

 

Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic. We love seeing you here!

 

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A Taste of Summer

a Taste of Summer salad
Taylor Kiser Photography

 

In the wake of a decade of Design Chic (Can you believe it? TEN years?) we have decided to start providing some new and different features that we hope you are going to love! One of our favorites? Our new weekly recipe feature. We don’t know about y’all, but after being home for months and months we are running low on delicious, fresh, exciting recipes. We hope these will provide you plenty of inspiration to revive your enthusiasm for the heart of the home–and everything that comes out of it! 

 

Watermelon Feta Salad with Cajun Shrimp

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a Taste of Summer peanut butter banana smoothie
Leah Rolando Photography

 

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Recipe

all recipe

 

a Taste of Summer party platter
Brooke Lark – Unsplash

 

The Most Amazing (And Beautiful) Party Platter Recipes

brooke lark

 

a Taste of Summer grilled corn on the cob
Dragne Maruis

 

Grilled Corn on the Cob is the Perfect Summer Vegetable

delish

 

a Taste of Summer chicken and waffes
Brooke Lark

 

Coconut Fried Chicken & Waffles Recipe

– brooke lark

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Looking for the perfect weekend read?  I would love it if you would pick up Feels Like Falling!

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

Perfect Porch for Summer Entertaining & More

porch with dining table and chairs for entertaining
Emily followill Photography

 

A Perfect Porch for Summer Entertaining Designed by Michelle Smith

studio mrs | emily followill

 

entertaining dining table and chairs from Serena & Lily

 

Setting a Beautiful Summer Table

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dining table from McGee & Co designed by Studio McGee
Lucy Call Photography

 

 

Beautiful New Items  for Your Dining Room

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Create an Organic Look in Your Home

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A Favorite Handbag for Summer is ON SALE

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Looking for the perfect weekend read?  I would love it if you would pick up Feels Like Falling!

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

Add Warmth to Your Home with Accessories

accessories

 

Add Warmth to Your Home with Accessories

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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!

WEEKEND SALES AND SHOPPING

 

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