Entrance Foyers that Say Welcome & More

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Donald Lococo Architects| John Cole Photography

 

Entrance Foyers that Say Welcome

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Inspiring Home Libraries

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Beach Retreat Bedroom with Serena and Lily Swing Chair

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With just a little more than a week until Mother’s Day, have you picked something up for mom yet?  Feels Like Falling , is the perfect gift!

 

WEEKEND SALES & Shopping

 

20% Off EVERYTHINGserena and lily

 Up to 80% Off – one kings lane

New to Sale – nordstrom

New for Spring –  shopbop

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Things We Love: Blonde Wood

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Light, bright and airy… Blonde (wood) really does have more fun! And, as a bonus, it doesn’t have to figure out how to work around dark roots during a quarantine. 

 

blonde wood Dutch door with bench in foyer by Amber Interiors
Amber Interiors | Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

It makes spaces seem brighter,

 

Jenkins Interiors blonde wood dining room with round dining table
Jenkins Interiors

 

Rooms seem lighter, 

 

Kate Marker Interiors entry with blonde wood beams
Kate Marker Interiors |Builder: Grand Traditions Home | Photo: Stoffer Interior Photography

 

And creates a spectacular neutral background.

 

On the ceiling it shines,

 

Alyssa Rosenheck blonde wood ceiling in kitchen
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And looks so stunning juxtaposed with dark floors,

 

blonde wood cabinets in kitchen of Amber Interiors
Amber Interiors | Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

Blonde wood is also stunning against stone,

 

Jenkins Interiors kitchen
Jenkins Interiors

 

And plays well with other woods, stones and finishes.

 

Kate Marker Interiors kitchen with blonde wood beams
Kate Marker Interiors |Builder: Grand Traditions Home | Photo: Stoffer Interior Photography

 

Just a touch of blonde wood makes a statement, but, as with many of our favorite things, more really is more! Are you a fan of blonde wood?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! So glad we can stay home together!

 

Looking for something fun to do during your social distancing days? Join Mary Alice Monroe and me virtually at The Rowan Public Library in my hometown of Salisbury, NC. We’ll be discussing our forthcoming novels, Feels Like Falling and On Ocean Boulevard, and our favorite Carolina beach books! Register here.

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House Tour: Charming in Corona Del Mar

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Good morning, chic readers! We hope you loved the good taste of Kelly Nutt yesterday as much as we did!

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With statement lighting…

Corona Del Mar kitchen

Wood accents…

Corona Del Mar kitchen

And charm galore…

Corona Del Mar dining

There is so much to love about Kelly Nutt Design.

Corona Del Mar bedroom

This house in Corona Del Mar is absolutely ideal for spending a relaxing vacation, a laid-back spring break or for cool, comfortable living all year round. 

Corona Del Mar bedroom

A study in simplicity with just the right amount of detail to keep things interesting, this is the kind of home that feels like a serene oasis. 

Corona Del Mar bedroom

Pretty pink accents create a calming and sweet retreat for catching up on rest. 

Corona Del Mar cabinets

And plenty of hidden storage creates a soothing, monochromatic palette for the eye where clutter is hidden away. 

Corona Del Mar bedroom

A fun pattern on the floor stands out against an all-white bath for a uniform look that still packs a punch. 

Corona Del Mar laundry room

Even the laundry room is fabulous! We don’t know about you, but we could move right into this gorgeous Corona Del Mar home–and would love to be weekend guests! What about you?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day and Happy Valentine’s Day!


 

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Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3! I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

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Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel and More

 

 

Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

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Tour a Charming Gloucestershire Barn

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Statement Making Soapstone Sinks

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Add Winter White Accents to Your Home

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Pick the Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your List

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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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GIFTS FOR KIDS

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Wood Beams Add Character to Any Room and More!

 

 

Beautiful Wood Beams in Every Space

 

 

Tour the Home of Erin Featherston

 

 

A Healthful Easter Lunch

 

 

West Los Angeles Home of Kristina Meltzer

 

bedroom style at Serena & Lily

 

An Inspiring Mix from Serena and Lily

 

 

Stunning in Stripe

 

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Don’t Miss the Shopbop Sale

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With only two weeks until the Slightly South of Simple release–and one week until the tour begins–we can’t wait to meet some of you in person. Thank you so much to Glitter Guide for choosing Slightly South of Simple as an April “Must Read!”

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In Good Taste: Marshall Watson Interiors

Marshall Watson Interiors entrance with flowers
Photographer: Alise O’Brien

 

 Pinterest-worthy. That’s what we’d say about Marshall Watson Interior Design

Marshall Watson Interiors dining table
Photographer: Alise O’Brien

 

With all the choices of things to pin out there these days, that’s a pretty high compliment. 

Marshall Watson Interiors poolside
Photographer: Alise O’Brien

 

But these gorgeous rooms and outdoor spaces by these user-talented designers are ones we want to remember, take inspiration from and come back to again and again. 

Marshall Watson Interiors porch
Photographer: Geno Perches

 

If we weren’t already having Spring fever (which we are, big time…) then this porch would certainly inspire it. From the lush landscape to the beautiful touches, every element is utter perfection.

Marshall Watson Interiors dining room
Photographer: Geno Perches

 

These banana leaf chairs are some of our favorites! In fact, we have them in the Beaufort playroom!

Marshall Watson Interiors dining table on the porch
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

Dining al fresco has never looked so good. Sunflowers add a cheerful burst of color.

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

Dark furniture and warm tones make this light-filled room feel super cozy.

Marshall Watson Interiors bedroom
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

Just… wow. Does it get more breathtaking?

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

You know we love designers who are versatile, and the eclectic range of looks here is phenomenal! 

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: Luke White

 

Soft colors and comfortable textures combine here to create a room that is both comfortable and chic.

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: Luke White

 

We just love the feel of this beautiful home!

Marshall Watson Interiors dining room
Photographer: Luke White

 

This is the kind of space where we would like to be dining tonight–or any night. A beautiful vision, perfectly conceived… Well, we’d say that’s what Marshall Watson Interiors is all about! 

For more work from this fabulous designer, you don’t want to miss his new book,  The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors, available now!

We’re celebrating that my new book Slightly South of Simple is coming out in less than one month by partnering with our friends at Minted to host a fabulous $350 giveaway! Enter now!

 

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Home Tour: Healdsburg Ranch

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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.

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

 

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

 

 

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