Cozy and Classic Christmas Decorations

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Now that we have finished hauling the rest of the Christmas decorations out of storage it is finally feeling like the most wonderful time of the year! Decorating for Christmas is one of our favorite things to do. If you need a little help getting started–or simply can’t get enough holiday decor–take a peek at this gorgeous Buckhead home from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles photographed by the fabulous Emily Followill Photography

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Whether you’re finished with your decorations or just getting started, we hope that whatever the rest of this holiday week holds, it fills you with joy. Thanks for making Design Chic a part of your celebration!

 

THE PEACHTREE BLUFF SERIES

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Tour New York City’s Holiday House and More

New York City holiday house living room

 

Tour New York City ‘s Holiday House

one kings lane

 

living room paint

 

Transform your Office with Paint

dering hall

 

Tory Burch shopping

 

Love the Warren Coat from Tory Burch

tory burch

 

Serena and Lily home

 

Preparing your Home for Christmas

serena & lily

 

The Southern Side of Paradise

 

Check out my new book cover and an exclusive sneak peek of my forthcoming novel, The Southern Side of Paradise (available for preorder now!) 

 

GIFTS FOR HER


GIFTS FOR HIM

HOSTESS GIFTS

GIFTS FOR KIDS

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The Southern Side of Paradise

Front Porch -The Secret To Southern Charm

Architectural Digest

 

There is so much to love about the South. Porch sitting nine months a year…

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - canopy of live oaks
Dreamtime

 

The moss covered Live Oaks…

 

Southern magnolia blossom
Jean Allsopp Photography

 

The magnolia blossoms… There are so many reasons that I love living in the South and so many reasons that I love writing about the South.

 

southern silver service
Southern Accents

 

And I can’t think of anything more exciting than having a brand new book, the third book in the Peachtree Bluff Series, the sequel to Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm releasing May 7, 2019, called The Southern Side of Paradise!

 

Southern quote
Etsy

 

Maybe it’s the love, family and tradition… But, to us, the South really is paradise!

 

Oli Winward

 

And the particular paradise in my Peachtree Bluff series, my town of Beaufort, NC, is something I recently got to write about for Southbound and Atlanta magazines. And I hope you’ll come visit me in paradise on June 1, 2019, when Peachtree Bluff takes over Beaufort, NC! There will be double decker bus tours, a schmancy, gorgeous dinner, lunch with one of the best views in town… And you have a chance to win a trip! Simply send your preorder receipt to [email protected] (More details here!)

 


 

And now, the final installment of the series, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, is releasing into the world May 7, and I couldn’t be more excited! One of my favorite magazines, Southern Living, did me the incredible honor of exclusively revealing the cover and a special excerpt yesterday, so make sure to go check that out! Now, without further ado, here it is, my brand new cover, maybe my favorite one yet!

What do you think?? I hope you love it as much as I do!

Today, we want to help make your holiday shopping a little bit easier! Simply share The Southern Side of Paradise’s cover and/or preorder for your chance to win. And you can enter ever day! Winner will be announced December 13!

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Kitchen Preparations for a Seamless Holiday Season

kitchen preparations
Nina Farmer Interiors

 

As the holidays draw nearer, we’re thinking about all the preparations we still need to make–especially in the kitchen

 

kitchen preparations
Robert A.M. Stern

 

Some of them are simple, like gathering all the pot holders and towels and putting them beside the stove. 

 

kitchen preparations
Beth Webb Interiors

 

(How do they migrate to different drawers over the course of the year? Maybe it’s the same force of nature that creates all those missing socks in the dryer.) 

 

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Tracy Hardenburg Design

 

Others are more complex like Mom deciding that December 4 was the ideal time to take down her wallpaper and art and curtains and redo the kitchen and breakfast room

 

kitchen preparations
Branca Interiors

 

But we think the most important ones have to do with relinquishing anything and everything that no longer has a place in our kitchen.

 

kitchen preparations
Paul Bates Architects

 

The Crock Pot we haven’t used in a decade–or at least since that episode of This is Us. (Kidding! Kidding! We use ours all the time.)

 

kitchen preparations
Marianne Simon Design

 

The storage containers with no lids.

 

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Coco & Jack

 

The baby bottles from the now seven year old. 

 

kitchen preparations
Cantley & Co

 

We’re most excited to clear the clutter, leave a streamlined kitchen for holiday cooking–and maybe even prepare for a kitchen-related gift or two.  

 

kitchen preparations
Peter Pennoyer

 

Do you have any kitchen goodies or gadgets on your wishlist this year? We’d love to know what they are!

 

kitchen preparations
Tracy Lynn Studio

 

And, more important, what kitchen preparations make your home feel ready for the holidays?

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

Today’s the day! Today’s the day! At noon today, Southern Living is revealing the cover of my new novel, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE —and offering an exclusive sneak peek of its first chapter. We can’t wait to celebrate here tomorrow, so make sure you stop back by!

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

beginning blue-and-white
One Kings Lane

 

Hooray! Hooray! It’s almost here! Our family Christmas, part one, is starting next weekend, as a matter of fact!

beginning christmas decorations
One Kings Lane

 

We couldn’t be more excited!

wreaths
Williams-Sonoma

 

The wreaths are perched on the windows and doors…

living-room
Lily Bunn Design via One Kings Lane

 

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…

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Terrain

 

Our favorite ornaments are hanging on the tree and filling our favorite bowls and trays…

dining
Jean Randazzo Photography

 

The centerpieces are all done…

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Rose and Ivy

 

And, come about 4pm this Christmas, the food will arrive. (So, yeah. The food is being catered. But, hey, there’s nothing wrong with taking the stress out of the holidays. And for us, cooking=stress.)

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Orvis

 

Now all that’s left is for the family to arrive in a few weeks. (If they want to bring me this car, that’d be cool. I have pined for this one since high school. Stick shift does not equal stress!)

gifts
J.Crew

 

And we have the suspicion that, whatever they’re driving, the family will come bearing gifts!

tree
Tricia Foley Jeff McNamara Photography

 

And, since the weather is so warm, getting out on the water will definitely be a part of the equation. If there’s an extra tree involved, well, then, so be it!

 

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES

GIFTS FOR HIM

HOSTESS GIFTS

GIFTS FOR KIDS

 

Don’t Miss 20% Off All Pillows & Throws at Serena & Lily

 

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House Tour: New Beginning in Buckhead

beginning Buckhead house

This is the time of year when we really start to think about tradition.

beginning Buckhead house office

What’s special about it, what’s memorable. 

beginning Buckhead house living room

The way that it bonds us together as family, as friends, as people traveling the same path at the same time. 

beginning Buckhead house living room

But tradition isn’t just about what happens around the Thanksgiving table, about the afternoon football games, the tree-lightings, the turkey and the stuffing. 

beginning Buckhead house kitchen

It’s also about home, or, in this case, a house in all its iterations,

beginning Buckhead house dining room

The way it grows and changes over time, morphs into the place where trends are embraced and families are formed, 

beginning Buckhead house dining room

Lives are lived and memories are made. 

beginning Buckhead house living room

In the case of this beautiful Buckhead home, which has been imagined and reimagined for more than 100 years, 

It has changed into a place where a couple and their two children could live comfortably and entertain in style

Designer Clary Bosbyshell of Margaux Interiors brought the vision to life, indoors and out, and, it’s safe to say, breathed new energy into this project. 

All we can say is, here’s to the next 100 years!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Photographed by Emily Followill

ARCHITECT Charles Heydt, Pak Heydt & Associates LLC,

INTERIOR DESIGN Clary Bosbyshell, Margaux Interiors Ltd

 

EARLY SALES,SALES SALES!

20% Off Sitewide – One Kings Lane 

20% Off Sitewide – Serena & Lily

Update to 50% off Designer Sale at Moda Operandi

40% off Sale – J. Crew

30% Off Sale – MyTheresa

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Also, don’t forget…

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble (Only in hardback and paperback so far. E-books to come!).

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

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