House Tour: Cloth and Kind

 

Good morning, chic readers! Are you in full-on Thanksgiving hysteria yet? We are getting so excited, and, okay, truth time: We pulled out the Christmas playlist on Amazon Music today. (If you haven’t listened to the Train Christmas album, you totally should!) So, yeah, it will be 71 degrees tomorrow, and the turkey hasn’t even been bought yet much less cooked, but what’s the harm in breaking our no-Christmas-music-until-after-Thanksgiving rule? It’s not like we’ve already bought the tree

 

While you’re putting the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving grocery list, check out this fabulous house tour from the beyond amazing Cloth and Kind. It’s the perfect home, holiday or not!

 

Built-in bookcases are one of our favorite features in any home. The addition of the brass library lamps takes the look over the top!

 

A blue island is the perfect pop in an otherwise white kitchen. It adds so much dimension. 

 

A teeny vignette becomes a focal point with the addition of this beautiful rug and distressed piece of furniture.

 

There’s nothing better than starting and finishing the day in the sunniest spot in the house!

 

We love hot pink in any space…

 

And beautiful blues too, of course. 

 

There’s no space we love more than a window seat, especially when the weather gets cooler and we draw closer to home. 

 

Double sinks provide plenty of space for getting ready…

 

And a soaking tub creates a spa-like retreat. 

 

Just add a Turkish towel!

 

A playful child’s room is such a delight,

 

And a darling basin sink creates plenty of space for multiple kids to get ready for school.

 

Isn’t it amazing? We love Cloth and Kind’s use of color, pattern and texture–even on the porch. 

 

Photography: Sarah Dorio

 

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

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House Tour: Atlanta Townhouse Perfect for Entertaining

When Thanksgiving rolls around, we always think of Atlanta. Growing up, we used to head to Atlanta every Thanksgiving, spend the blessed turkey day itself with my aunt (Mom’s sister), uncle and cousins and then brave the crowds at Lenox and Phipps on Black Friday to get all our Christmas shopping done in one, fell swoop. 

We’re not sure we have that kind of shopping stamina these days–although there was that fateful Thanksgiving night/Black Friday morning at midnight that Dad and I braved the line out the door at midnight at Walmart to get that one Christmas gift that little Will was wanting most, since it was coming in on the Black Friday truck and would surely be gone by the morning. 

It was probably my most selfless parenting moment. And it hasn’t happened since. 

This year, Florence has us out of our house and in a rental for Thanksgiving and the foreseeable future beyond. 

While we are going to miss the holiday at home so much, it will be fun to be at my childhood home, surrounded by our large extended family, to celebrate one of my very favorite holidays. 

There is, as always, so much to be thankful for!

This stunning Atlanta townhouse, designed by Melanie Turner, is another perfect spot for hosting one of the best celebrations of the year. 

With soothing and beautiful bedrooms perfect for gifts, 

A stunning bathroom for relaxing when it’s all over, 

Perfect finishes everywhere you look, 

And beautiful views to boot, 

This is the kind of home that is perfect for savoring every day, all year long–and remembering what you’re truly grateful for. 

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

Melanie Turner Interiors

Photographed by Mali Azima

Atlanta Homes Magazine

The third book in my nationally bestselling Peachtree Bluff series, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, releases May 7 from Gallery Books/ Simon & Schuster! Preorder now–or catch up on SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM (available in hardback, paperback, ebook and audio) before the big day!

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Happy Thanksgiving and Favorite Holiday Gifts

 

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The table is set… The turkey is basted… Now all that’s left to do is count our blessings! And, when we think of what we are most thankful for this holiday season, YOU, our fabulous readers, are among the top of the list!

 

 If you are excited about the Christmas shopping and big sales online, take a look at some of our favorites:

 

WEEKEND SALES

Sale of the Season  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items – anthropologie

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

20% Off Sitewide  – one kings lane

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

20% off Sitewide – serena and lily

Black Friday on Thursday – nordstrom

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

Up to 60% off – net-a-porter

Shop our Favorites – design chic

 

 

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GIFTS FOR THE TRAVELER



 

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Tour an Amazing Office Makeover and More

 

 

Amazing Office Makeover

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Fabulous Ponte Vedra House Tour

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Start Preparing for Thanksgiving

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WEEKEND SALES

 

 

 

Around The Web

  • Love the New Fall Styles from Shopbop
  • So Many Great Deals for Fall
  • How fun is the Color of this Luggage, but thinking I may go with This
  • Great Deals from Amazon on J.Crew women’s clothing

 

 

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Excited to Share the Cover for My New Novel The Secret to Southern Charm

 

MORE ABOUT THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM BOOK 2 OF THE PEACHTREE BLUFF SERIES:

Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically-acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).
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In Good Taste: Shelley Johnstone Design

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After weeks of high sixties and mid-seventies temperatures here, it has finally gotten cold. We’ll never quite understand North Carolina weather, how it is seventy-five and then, all of a sudden, with no warning, you wake up and it’s thirty-two and it stays that way for months. But, it actually makes us kind of excited, the cold weather. 

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Happy Thanksgiving and Favorite Sales!

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Rose and Ivy Journal

 

The table is set… The turkey is basted… Now all that’s left to do is count our blessings! And, when we think of what we are most thankful for this holiday season, YOU, our fabulous readers, are among the top of the list! Your emails and comments always brighten our day, and we always love seeing that you stopped by. Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing day spent doing the things you love the most. Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends!

 If you are excited about the Christmas shopping and big sales online, take a look at some of our favorites:

Our Favorite for Holiday Gift Giving!

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

We have our eye on a few things including this cape – adore the scallops! For our friends we love this candle.  Isn’t the shape amazing?!  For the husbands, this Barbour jacket is a big contender – the quilting makes it fresh and new and the briefcase  would guarantee that you’re always prepared.  Will loves a craft and this ping pong launcher looks so fun and this work bench would be endless entertainment!  When attending those holiday parties, we can’t forget the host and hostess.  Peppermint Bark  is a delicious treat and you can never go wrong with a favorite tea towel but this is our personal favorite for the hostess.  The stripe is perfect!  

For more shopping, make sure to check here, here and here for favorites for everyone on your list!

Enjoy!

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