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Slightly South of Simple

What Bloggers are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“[I]f I recommend one book to you this year (so far), let it be Slightly South of Simple for your first beach read. The darling and charming Kristy Woodson Harvey’s latest novel is the definition of a summer novel. I loved it almost as I love her.”–Jessica, Simply Bedazzled

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Heading on Vacation?  Barnes and Noble has a BUY 2 GET THE 3RD FREE SALE and Slightly South of Simple is included!  

 

In Good Taste: Kathleen Rivers Interior Design

Kathleen Rivers cottage

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your week is off to a terrific start! One of our favorite things about traveling now is discovering new designers that we absolutely love. When we were in Cashiers, NC a couple of weeks ago our friend and event planner extraordinaire Elizabeth Fletcher of I Do Events Atlanta introduced us to the work of Kathleen Rivers, whose stunning Cashiers home is pictured above. 

Kathleen Rivers cottage

Needless to say, it was love at first sight. 

Kathleen Rivers kitchen

Mountain style is a genre all its own, a look that, when done right, can conjure not just an opinion about a room but a feeling about a place. 

Kathleen Rivers dining room

Walking into one of Rivers’ rooms is like being transported to a completely different place, and she creates the perfect rustic elegance to make her spaces feel chic and upscale yet homey.

Kathleen Rivers dining room

From luxe and layered,

Kathleen Rivers bedroom

To minimalistic and cozy,

Kathleen rivers bathroom

Every detail of Rivers’ rooms tells a story.

Kathleen Rivers porch

Combined with an enviable view, it’s a stunning combination! 

Chattooga Club Cashiers

One of our favorite stops in Cashiers was Rivers’ incredible Chattooga Club.

Chattooga Club wood entry

Of all the places we visited on our fun-filled adventure, we think it might have been our very favorite.

Kathleen Rivers lodge

This sitting room was so inviting and so cozy we wanted to stay all day! And the fireplace is perfect for taking the edge off of that mountain chill.

chattooga club bedroom

A handful of magnificently appointed guest rooms are available for the usage of club members and their guests, and we are hoping to get to stay in them very, very soon. The pictures don’t do them justice!

Chattooga Club organic garden

And organic garden and hen house contributes to the rustic charm.

Kathleen Rivers Chattooga Club spa

The spa is a one-of-a-kind experience. 

living-room

Rivers’ own home is a beautiful blend of what we love about her style.

dining room

Laid back yet elegant, comfortable yet refined, we could move right in to any of Rivers’ perfectly appointed spaces. 

Are you a fan of mountain style? Thanks for making Design Chic a part of your day!



What Design Bloggers are Saying about Slightly South of Simple (currently part of the Buy 2, Get 1 Free Promo at Barnes &Noble):

Thank you so much to Shelley from Crazy Wonderful!

“Let me start by saying I’m not a HUGE book person in that I don’t finish one book and immediately go on to another.  I may only get to one or two books a year.  But, when I find a good book I have a hard time putting it down.  Slightly South of Simple was like that for me.  I couldn’t wait to get to the next chapter!  This is your perfect read this summer…  If you have a list of books your going to read this summer, or if you’re like me and only read once in a while, do yourself a favor and grab this book.  I have no doubt you will fall for these women like I did.” —Shelley from Crazy Wonderful

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/slightly-south-of-simple-kristy-woodson-harvey/1124085475?ean=9781501158056If you haven’t picked up your copy of Slightly South of Simple yet, take advantage of Barnes & Noble’s Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer! It’s the perfect time to stock up on summer reading!

House Tour: Cashiers

We love finding new places we love, and, as you probably gathered from our post yesterday, we absolutely loved Cashiers, NC! 

We stayed in a charming mountain cabin that was one of the highlights of the trip. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles called this home “Cashiers Cool,” and we think that’s the perfect description!

This house embodies that enviable rustic luxury that provides the best of all possible design worlds. 

A clean, sleek, streamlined heart of the home sets the tone for a beautiful escape.

Creating a mountain retreat is much like creating a coastal retreat in that, when it comes to adding rustic charm, less is more. The wooden base of this table is the perfect mountainous touch in the breakfast room.

Window in front of the vanity? No problem! Just cover it with a mirror. We adore this idea!

Beams are the perfect mountainous touch in this stunning master bath–and the hardware steals the show in these builtins. 

Textures and fabrics combine in this room to make it feel luxe, layered and cozy. 

Rich hues and bold stripes combine for making the perfect bunk room. This one makes the most of a sloped ceiling. 

A mix of light and dark colors makes this room feel warm and cozy but still light enough to be clean and refreshing.

The best part of Cashiers? Why the view, of course! It’s the thing that, no doubt, keeps people coming back again and again. Do you love this Cashiers home as much as we do? Wishing you a wonderful day!

Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Amy Morris Interiors

I am so honored that Slightly South of Simple is in the July issue of Southern Living alongside the lovely, talented Mary Alice Monroe’s Beach House for Rent:

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Slightly South of Simple yet, take advantage of Barnes & Noble’s Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer! It’s the perfect time to stock up on summer reading!

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House Tour: Charming Cape Cod on the Water

charming cape cod
  Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re on our family vacation this week and fully in a summer state of mind. Whether you’re working or playing we hope that this gorgeous Cape Cod gives you that summertime feeling. With its classic cedar shakes and charming New England interiors, this home is year-round stunning.

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charming cape cod

 

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charming cape cod dining

 

charming cape cod bathroom

 

charming cape cod living room

 

charming cape cod bedroom

 

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charming cape cod garden

 

charming cape cod garden

 

charming cape cod porch

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope its terrific!

 New England Home Magazine

Architecture: Stephen Judge and James Skelton, Judge Skelton Smith ArchitectsInterior design: Helen Higgins, Helen P. Higgins Interiors
Builder: James McClutchy, Performance Building Company

 

Heading on Vacation?  Barnes and Noble has a BUY 2 GET THE 3RD FREE SALE and Slightly South of Simple is included!  

What design bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

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“The fabulous book, Slightly South of Simple was officially released April 25th. And it is the best summertime read! Reading a truly good book is one of my most luxurious pleasures. This new book is the first of three. And you will fall in love with the women in this book. The characters are just like all of us. Women who aren’t perfect, but try their best to make each day the best they can.” —Lidy, French Garden House

*Photo courtesy of French Garden House

 

 

House Tour: Andrew J. Howard Interior Design

Andrew J. Howard living room

One of the things we love most about Atlanta is the variety of ways to live. From sprawling estates to the chicest of uptown city living, there is an incredible mix that suits every style and taste.

Andrew J. Howard entrance

This gorgeous Atlanta condo by our friend Andrew J. Howard is a perfect example of classic city living done right.

Andrew J. Howard kitchen

The pied-e-terre might be classically associated with Paris or New York but this chic Atlanta condo feels like just that. Georgia is the Empire State of the South, after all. (It’s amazing what you learn while researching for a series set in Georgia!)

Andrew J. Howard dining room

In our humble opinions, Andrew Howard is one of the best of the best when it comes to mixing color and pattern to create a certain feel. In this smaller space, a more subdued color scheme creates a calming yet fun environment.

bedroom - Andrew J. Howard

Here, pattern on the ceiling contributes a touch of whimsy to this beautiful bedroom retreat. This color scheme is perfection–and far from boring.

Andrew J. Howard - bedroom

We’re not sure who else could have combined all of these patterns to create this cohesive look, but, in the hands of Howard, the results are incredible. We love the agate slices on the wall for bringing a touch of the outdoors in.

Andrew J Howard - bathroom

Even the smallest spaces in this Atlanta condo are perfectly choreographed. 

bathroom - Andrew J. Howard

A mix of calming neutrals creates the perfect soothing space for waking up slowly and getting ready to face the day ahead. 

Andrew J. Howard. - porch

The magnificent city view doesn’t hurt either. Even in this tiny outdoor space, Howard remains true to his design scheme and creates a chic and comfortable look perfect for sipping and stargazing. For bringing big style to a smaller place, we think this lovely Atlanta space hits the high notes of style. Thanks, Andrew, for letting us share with our readers!

And thanks, Atlanta, for the warm welcome on the Slightly South of Simple tour. From an amazing event at Boxwoods to a brunch with friends at the Piedmont Driving Club, talking to readers at FoxTale Book Shop and Bookmiser and dinner at Le Bilboquet (with, let’s be honest, just a hint of shopping in between!) it was a fabulous couple of days! 


What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

Thanks to our fabulous and crazy talented friend Lucy Williams for the gorgeous review! This is very high praise! 

“MY GOOD BLOGGER FRIEND KRISTY HARVEY JUST RELEASED HER THIRD BOOK “SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE”….NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELIN HILDERBRAND SAYS KRISTY IS A “MAJOR VOICE IN SOUTHERN FICTION”…AND IN MY OPINION, KRISTY IS THIS GENERATION’S PAT CONROY. –Lucy Williams, Interior Designer

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Slightly South of Simple

What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple

“Harvey’s devotion to realistic character development pays off by the end of the novel, which provides clear resolutions to some plots and leaves other hanging in a way that practically begs for a sequel…because Harvey is meticulous about closing out each character’s arc in a satisfying way….SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE is so warm, inviting and real…”—Bookpage

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