In Good Taste: Kendall Wilkinson Design


So many elements combine to create the perfect home



The right blend of calming influences and vibrant energy, 



The artful combination of old and new, 



The finishing touches of both glamour and whimsy



It is a tricky formula, one that takes a seasoned eye and an experienced hand. 



And, judging from these pictures, it is a formula that Kendall Wilkinson has mastered. 



From unique touches, like these bar stools, that define a chic kitchen



To utilizing a grand view as the ultimate focal point, 



Every space from the largest to the smallest, the most used to the least, is artfully conceived and executed. 



Speaking of art… This bathtub speaks for itself.



And all the right finishes create a sanctuary in this stunning spa-like retreat. 




From the peak of glamour,



To the simply elegant, Kendall Wilkinson Design creates spaces perfectly suited for the homes in which they reside–and the families who love them. 

What’s your favorite Kendall Wilkinson room? Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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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




The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:


July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm



House Tour: Seagrove Beach Retreat

Seagrove Beach Retreat kitchen

We don’t know about you, but we could use a little getaway this week. We can’t think of many places we would rather get away to than this gorgeous Seagrove Beach retreat

Seagrove Beach Retreat kitchen

This beautiful, sprawling kitchen is the absolutely ideal spot for feeding a crowd. 

Seagrove Beach Retreat kitchen

There’s no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen in a space like this. 

Seagrove Beach Retreat dining

The only thing better than plenty of space for cooking is plenty of space for eating. This charming nook is the right mix of glamour and beachy style. 

Seagrove Beach bar

Speaking of charming nooks… Could this bar be any better?

Seagrove Beach Retreat sitting room

From an adorable reading corner

Seagrove Beach Retreat bedroom

To elegantly simple bookcases, 

Seagrove Beach Retreat bedroom

A retreat of a master,  

Seagrove Beach Retreat living room

To fun touches of whimsy that truly make it feel like vacation, 

Seagrove Beach Retreat bedroom

This beach house has it all. The built-in bunks are the pièce de résistance! 

Seagrove Beach Retreat curb appeal

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We hope this relaxing home provided a bit of a respite from your busy day–and we loved “vacationing” with you! 

Have a great Wednesday, chic readers!


Wishing you a week as wonderful as a day on the beach!

Memorial Day Beach Chic

Grand impression curb appeal white house from Stephen Fuller Architect
Stephen Fuller Architect Barbara Westbrook Interior Design


Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends! It’s the start of summer, and, we don’t know about you, but we couldn’t be happier!

Chango & CO playroom with wallpaper
Chango & CO


Some houses simply exude summer all year round. Bright, whimsical touches…

Howard design Garden
Howard Design Studio


Almost too-good-to-be-true yards… Touches of the outdoors inside that keep things green and bright…

Betty Lou Phillips Design

Fresh summer produce on the plate… All amount to a home that is as perfectly summer ready as the weather! 

Jean Randazzo Photography

Whatever you’re doing to kick off summer this weekend, we hope it involves fun in the sun.

Patrick Ahearn Architect white clapboard house on the water
Patrick Ahearn Architect


And, if it includes a water view, all the better! We’ll be hanging out in Beaufort, stocking the fridge and pantry for summer.

Eric Piasecki Photography

And laying out by the pool… Or, more likely, with little Will, swimming in it. (It’s warm, but it’s not really that warm…)

Eric Piasecki Photography

And walking on the beach to feel our toes in the sand. 

Lucas Allen Photography

(And, truth be told, I’ll be on the lookout for copies of Dear Carolina in the sand!)

Ken Gemes Interiors

Beautiful touches of the seashore…

Eric Piasecki Photography

Bright sunshine streaming through the windows…

Donald Lococo Architects

Long days for front-porch rocking…

Lucas Allen Photography

Yup. Sounds like summer to us! Whatever your weekend holds, we hope it’s wonderful! Thanks for kicking it off with us!



In Good Taste: Leo Design

Photographer Adam Jablonski

When the inside is as good as the outside? That’s the goal, right?

Photographer Adam Jablonski

And it’s one we’d say Leo Designs pulls off with grace, elegance and utter style.


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