House Tour: Beach House Retreat

Beach house retreat living room

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a fabulous day. We are so excited to share this gorgeous beach house renovation with all of you today. Our friends at One Kings Lane teamed up with Will Taylor of Bright.Bazaar to create a stunning Southampton home full of beach blues and unexpected accents. The result is a city escape perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying a day of relaxation. We know you’ll love it as much as we do!

Beach house retreat

 

Beach house retreat

 

Beach house retreat

 

Beach house retreat

 

Beach house retreat

 

Beach house remodel

 

Beach house remodel

 

Beach house remodel

 

Beach house remodel

 

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

Photography by David Land

Styled by Michelle Wong

Produced by Niki Dankner

Designed by Sally Gotfresdon for One Kings Lane, in partnership with Will Taylor

 

books

Slightly South of Simple/The Secret to Southern Charm


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Wishing you a weekend as relaxing as a day on the beach!

 



 

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books

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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Take a Tour of Tory Burch ‘s Southampton Home

Tory Burch house

 

Take a Tour of Tory Burch ‘s Home

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Create a Polished Bohemia Inspired by the Set of Home Again

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32 Dining Rooms with Unique Tables

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Fabulous New Versailles Book

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Take a Peek into Designer’s Own Homes

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Tour a Stunning Shorefront House

 

design chic

 

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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House Tour: Georgetown Rowhouse

Sarah Bartholomew Design- Georgetown Rowhouse living room

If, like us, you were loving interior designer Sarah Bartholomew’s house we toured here and here you will flip for this gorgeous Georgetown Rowhouse tour, too.  Every room is more beautiful than the last!   Take a peek!

Georgetown Rowhouse chair

 

Georgetown Rowhouse stair

 

Georgetown Rowhouse books

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bathroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse porch

 

Georgetown Rowhouse front

 

 

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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White House, Big Charm

White House
New England Home Magazine

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a wonderful day and that, if you are in the path of Irma, you are staying safe. And friends affected by Hurricane Harvey, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you rebuild. 

White House
Architectural Digest

 

All of this crazy weather really has us thinking lately about how important our homes are to us, how they protect us and give us a refuge from the stresses and pressures of the outside world. It’s something we don’t recognize as much as we probably should until they are threatened.  Learn more about latent defects insurance.

White House
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

These stunning white houses are full of charm and character. They are welcoming spaces that we are certain beckon their owners home each night. While we focus a lot on interiors, on how our favorite cozy chair and that painting we couldn’t take our eyes off of make us feel a certain way, the exteriors of our house can–and should–do that exact same thing. 

White House with dormers
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

If a home should be anything at all, we think it should be welcoming. Window boxes and a trellis covered in vines are two of the best ways we can think of to take a home’s exterior from plain to positively darling. It’s simple touches like this that make a home feel loved and lived in. And don’t our special spaces deserve to be cared for?

Rob Lowe's White House
Architectural Digest

 

We all know that bigger isn’t always better and good things can come in small packages, but this stunning facade is positively breathtaking. The symmetry is spectacular.

White House with hydrangeas
New England Homes Magazine

 

That being said, there’s something undeniably charming about a lack of symmetry. Maybe it’s because hydrangeas our are favorite flowers, but we think this giant display is breathtaking. We love them in any shade, but these pretty blues and lilacs top our list.

white house
BHG

 

Landscaping is obviously one of the most important ways to make your home feel unique. While we love flowers and big blooms, there’s something stately about a classic cluster of Boxwoods flanking the front door. Well-maintained foliage always contributes something special to a home’s exterior and gives the sense that there is a staid, lovely interior beyond the front door.

White House with red door
Architectural Digest

 

We are suckers for black and white, but a splash of color is always welcome. A set of red front doors adds an undeniably farmhouse feel to this impeccably manicured lot.

White House
BHG

 

There’s no doubt about it: Adding exterior color increases curb appeal. Plus, it’s easy to tell visitors that yours is the house with the red roof! Porches add character in droves and make for great porch sitting, especially during the cool fall months. 

 

What are your favorite ways to add character to a home’s exterior? Do you have any home improvement projects on your wish list?

Thank you so much for stopping by today. We always love seeing you!

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