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 River, 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!

Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons- book

With the summer solstice behind us and months ahead of soaking up the summer sun, we can’t help but have favorite summer destinations on the brain.

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

There’s no question that when it comes to exclusive summer escapes, the Hamptons top the list. 

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

But, if you’re like us, no matter how gorgeous the outdoors, the beauty inside is a major factor in whether we love a vacation destination. 

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

In Out East: Houses and Gardens of the HamptonsJennifer Ash Rudick brilliantly displays some of the Hamptons’ most exquisite homes. 

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

From sleek and modern,

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

To cottage cozy, 

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

Sunlit and romantic,

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

To woodland fairy tale chic, 

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

The styles of homes in the Hamptons are as varied as the people who flee to them each summer.

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

A beachfront setting and a pretty pool are icing on the cake and complete the enviable summer spaces.

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

With homes this beautiful, we can imagine that some of these homeowners might decide to remain all year long. Do you have a beach escape planned this summer? Where is your favorite sandy getaway?

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We hope you have a fabulous week!

Photography: Tria Giovan


What Design Bloggers are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

Slightly South of Simple Review

Thanks to Shelley from Calypso in the Country for this beautiful review!

“If you aren’t already a fan of southern fiction, this will be the book to get you hooked!

Kristy Woodson Harvey has done it again with her beautifully written latest novel, Slightly South of Simple…[H]eart-warming is actually the best word to describe this book.  Kristy has a way of making you fall in love with her characters.  

If you have sisters, you will appreciate the interactions between the sisters in the book.  Seriously, some of the comments between them were just priceless.  I love that they are all strong women yet with quirks like all of us.  I see nothing wrong with a little germ-phobia and aversion to GMO foods, but hey that’s just me!

I also enjoyed how the author’s love of interior design is woven into the story.  With the main character being an interior designer herself, you are able to experience the surroundings through her eyes.  Who doesn’t love hearing about the details of a table setting?…”

 

21 Rooms with Statement Making Floors and More!

Reid's Grocery Southpark statement floors

 

21 Rooms with Statement Making Floors

dering hall

 

The Cape Hotel Cabo

 

The Cape Hotel in Cabo

goop

 

breakfast bowls

 

4 Easy Breakfast Bowls

 – goop

 

Reese Witherspoon and Draper James - Nordstrom

 

Reese Witherspoon’s line Draper James Partners with Nordstrom

nordstrom

 


WEEKEND SALES

25% OFF Shorts Tops, Sandals & Swim- anthropologie 

Extra 30% off Sale- j crew

Just Added Savings Sale  – one kings lane

Up to 70% off Sale – shopbop

Up to 65% off – neiman marcus

New to Sale – serena and lily

The Big  Sale – nordstrom

 

What People Are Saying About Slightly South of Simple

books - Slightly South of Simple

“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” (―The Huffington Post)https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/slightly-south-of-simple-kristy-woodson-harvey/1124085475?ean=9781501158056

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!

Bunny Williams Home Line, Pelican Hill Newport Beach and More!

Bunny Williams Home line

 

Beautiful Bedroom From Bunny Williams Home Line

–  bunny williams home

  pool at hotel resort

 

Pelican Hill Newport Beach

goop

 

sweet tooth recipe

 

A Detox Recipe for Your Sweet Tooth

goop

 

Nordstrom and Reese Witherspoon and Draper James

 

Reeses Witherspoon owner of Draper James Partners with Nordstrom

 



 

WEEKEND SALES

25% OFF Shorts Tops, Sandals & Swim- anthropologie 

Extra 30% off Sale- j crew

Just Added Savings Sale  – one kings lane

Up to 70% off Sale – shopbop

Up to 65% off – neiman marcus

New to Sale – serena and lily

The Big  Sale – nordstrom

 

What People Are Saying About Slightly South of Simple

books - Slightly South of Simple

“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” (―The Huffington Post)https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/slightly-south-of-simple-kristy-woodson-harvey/1124085475?ean=9781501158056

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!

Beautiful Spaces for Living Outdoors and More!

living outdoors

 

Beautiful Spaces for Outdoor Living

dering hall

 

kitchen bar

Amazing Home Bars

dering hall

 

dining room

 

A Glamorous Home on the Hudson

one kings lane

 

abstract art

Artlifting Empowers Homeless and Disabled Artists

,blue and white caftan on the beach

 

Splenderosa’s Splendid Summer BOX

splenderosa

What People Are Saying About Slightly South of Simple

Slightly South of Simple

“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” (―The Huffington Post)

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/slightly-south-of-simple-kristy-woodson-harvey/1124085475?ean=9781501158056

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!

Things We Love: Piece & Palette

Piece + Palette dining room

When it comes to creating a fabulous home, we don’t know about you, but we love finding things that can simplify our design process. So, when we stumbled across a gorgeous new site that does just that, Piece + Palette, we were intrigued right away!

Piece + Palette sitting room

Not only are Marisa, Jen and Lauren three best girlfriends from NC but these ladies have style and a concept that is totally unique and, if you ask us, totally brilliant!

Piece + Palette dining

They created Piece+Palette to simplify the design process in multiple ways. For one, many of the rooms you see on this post (plus tons more!) are available on their site to shop, in whole or piece by piece. You can literally snag an entire room, which, frankly, sounds amazing, or choose a palette and pick pieces to create a customized room. 

Piece + Palette living room

If that sounds overwhelming, no need to worry! Interior designer Lauren Burns is on hand to answer questions along the way. You can actually upload pictures of your specific space and get Lauren’s advice on whether they will work.

Piece + Palette living room

Or, if you have a specific questions about something that’s been puzzling you–like, whether the light fixture you’ve been eyeing on Piece+Palette is too big for your room–you can get expert advice right away!

Piece + Palette kitchen

Such a huge, huge help when it comes to taking the guesswork out of creating a beautiful, functional room. 

Piece + Palette sitting area

If you’ve ever stood in the Benjamin Moore store with 200 blue paint chips in your hand, you know, like we do, that paint colors can be tricky! Benjamin Moore sends high res photos of the paints used in Piece+Palette designer rooms that Lauren has designed, and, better yet, these lovely ladies match paint colors to fabrics they offer on the website.

Piece + Palette pillows

As if that weren’t enough, Lauren is also on hand to give color advice. If you’ve ever painted and entire room only to realize that you meant to have a warm gray but you got lavender, you can imagine how invaluable this advice is!

Piece + Palette flowers

These ladies all have different tastes and styles that are represented on the site, but they always agree on these three key principles:

Piece + Palette porch

  1. Just because it’s expensive, that doesn’t make it fabulous!
  2. Quality over quantity…always, always, always!
  3. Be unique!  Make your home your sanctuary and a reflection of yourself and what you and your family love.

We couldn’t agree any more… If you’re looking for a summer spruce, stop by and see our new southern friends at Piece+Palette! 

Catherine Nguyen Photograpy

Lauren Burns Interiors

What People are Saying About Slightly South of Simple:

“Kristy Woodson Harvey really knows how to tell a southern tale. Every single time her stories unwind gently, like a soft wind in Georgia, then that wind catches you off guard and throws you into her characters’ tumultuous lives. Slightly South of Simple is the same. One gracious, old home inherited from Grandma, one mother who has so many secrets if the walls talked they would pour out like lemonade on a hot summer day, and three headstrong sisters, all working their way through the chaotic mess and joy of life, together. I loved it.” (–New York Times bestselling author Cathy Lamb )

Slightly South of Simple

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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