In Living Color

color on porch
Architectural Digest

There’s nothing like a stunning vignette and a clear blue sea to make us dream of the beach. 

living room with wood beams
Architectural Digest

And when we dream of the beach, what else to we dream of? Why, beach reading, of course!

beach chic
Ralph Lauren Home

We can’t believe that Slightly South of Simple is releasing tomorrow officially. It will be on the shelves at your favorite local bookstores, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target, on Amazon and wherever books are sold. 

Architectural Digest

These gorgeous images capture that perfect relaxed beach feel–the one I hope readers also get from Slightly South of Simple–perfectly. 

CTC&G

Pink and blue is a favorite, classic color combination, one that we were so excited to see on my new book cover!

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

The pictures really don’t do it justice. This is one of those books we’d buy just for the cover! (Even if I didn’t happen to write it…)

Andrew J. Howard Interiors

This cozy beach house room is just the kind of place we’d like to spend a pretty post-spring break afternoon. 

Summer Thornton

Today we’re in Kinston, NC at a fabulous home, celebrating Slightly South of Simple and raising money for the local Lenoir County SPCA.

Coastal Living

Even though there’s nothing we’d rather be doing than supporting a cause close to our hearts, this picture is awfully tempting…

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

If you’re looking ahead to your own beach reading…

Meg Braff Interior Design

This is your last day to pre-order Slightly South of Simple before it releases tomorrow! 

Kristy Hard at Work

What are the chances I would have worn a hot pink dress in my author photo? Maybe I was trying to conjure a pink-and-blue book cover!

Slightly South of Simple

Thank you, thank you to all of our wonderful, loyal Design Chic readers. We love seeing you every day, getting your emails and comments and hearing your thoughts. And I am especially grateful of all of your support of my writing career. You have all just rallied around me from the first day. I hope you love this one, the first book in the Peachtree Bluff Series, as much as I loved writing it! 

This is the last day to enter to win!! We’re partnering with our friends at Reebonz to give away a stunning black, Salvatore Ferragamo Darina back, which retails for $1750, to one lucky reader! If you’ve already ordered Slightly South of Simple, don’t forget to enter this one! And if you haven’t, now is your chance! Pre-order from your local bookstore, Indiebound.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target or Duck’s Cottage


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A Margarita with Benefits

 


slightly south of simple and codarus

We are so excited for one of the biggest design weekends of the year.  If you are at High Point Market, we’d love for you to drop by the Codarus Showroom, IHFC H220, on Sunday, April 23, 3-5pm  for snacks, sips and Slightly South of Simple.

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I’m heading to NYC one week from today, to launch Slightly South of Simple at the 92nd St Y–and I have 2 tickets to give away! If you’d like one–or a couple–just email me at [email protected]! Click here for event details.

 

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We are so excited to by celebrating the beginning of the Slightly South of Simple book launch in style! We’re partnering with our friends at Reebonz to give away a stunning black, Salvatore Ferragamo Darina Mini Bag, which retails for $1250, to one lucky reader! If you’ve already ordered Slightly South of Simple, don’t forget to enter this one! And if you haven’t, now is your chance! Pre-order from your local bookstore, Indiebound.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target or Duck’s Cottage

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  • We have a wedding in July this summer and I think this could be a fun handbag
  • Love the graphic print on this dress
  • A shirtdress is a staple in my wardrobe
  • An Equipment blouse is a must for me and this one is in a great gingham pattern
  • How cute is this tunic

WEEKEND SALES

New Items added to Sale – love this maxi – anthropologie 

Extra 40%  off Sale- love this dress j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – love this cowhide rug one kings lane

Up to 70% off Sale- love these gladiators  – shopbop

Up to 65% off – bought this for the book tour- neiman marcus

New to Sale – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

New Items Added to Sale – saks fifth avenue

Buy More Save More – wisteria

 

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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Charming Riverside House in Georgia

Riverside house

With the Slightly South of Simple book tour only weeks away, we have Georgia on the brain! SSoS is set in the fictional town of Peachtree Bluff, but this Riverside house in Georgia is completely real–and totally charming! 

dine in kitchen

Packed with cozy style and adorable features, this kitchen looks like the perfect place to enjoy hot, sweet cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven with someone you love.

dining room

This exposed ceiling makes an incredible architectural feature–and creates the feeling of so much more space in a room. What a great hack for low ceilings!

living room

Everything about this room calls for curling up by the fire and enjoying a good book. With the weather this week, that might be something we could all use a little more of!

dining room with wood beams

Another incredible ceiling that totally defines this room. We love when the decor simply serves to intensify the charm of the architectural details of the house. This whole room has a casual-yet-elegant feel. 

family room with turtle shells

Wood paneling adds instant character–and a game table infuses a room with a feeling of fun and relaxation.

bedroom with four poster bed

We love rooms that don’t take themselves too seriously.

twin beds in guest room

Both of these bedrooms are comfortable, eclectic and totally in keeping with the tone of the house. 

seagrass bed

Natural fibers work in any home, really. But, for a river or beach house they are a necessity!

patio with fire pit

Cozy fire pits like these are where memories are made. Simply add good friends and great conversation!

What Design Bloggers are Saying about Slightly South of Simple (Preorder your copy today!):

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“Kristy’s book(s) should be on every book club must read list…Kristy has the ability  to make her characters come to Life!!!! 
You get to know them and feel like you are there with them.” –Patty Day, Patty’s Epiphonies



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<h4 style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE</span></h4>
<p style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size: 14pt;”>Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, <a href=”http://rstyle.me/n/cdp4h2yki6″ target=”_blank”>SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE</a> (Simon &amp; Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)</span></p>

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