St. Patrick’s Day Green

St. Patrick's day green draperies and sofa in living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, sweet readers! Are you wearing your green? We don’t want you to get pinched! There’s no time like the present to give your house a little luck of the Irish too. Green is one of our favorite shades for infusing life into rooms. From pale pastels to deeper colors, there’s the right green for every space!

green chairs on wood porch
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

green pendant lights in Lee Kleinhelter's Atlanta home
Lee Kleinhelter Interior Design via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

glass cabinet with white china
Lonny

 

green pendant lights in the kitchen
D2 Interieurs

 

green cabinets in the kitchen
Coastal Living

 

bedroom with green wallpaper
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

coastal living show house bedroom by Meg Braff
Meg Braff Interior Design

 

porch with green upholstery
Coastal Living Showhouse – Meg Braff Interior Design

 

lounge chairs by the pool
Coastal Living Showhouse – Meg Braff Interior Design

 

entertaining with Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch
Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch

 

green front door
BHG

Which shade of green is your favorite? Wishing you a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!

What our favorite bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple!

 “This novel explores sisterly bonds and the depths of the things we will do for people we love most in the world.  Slightly South of Simple was a sweet and enjoyable book with a dash of humor and wit, and will make an awesome beach read this summer!  I loved this book, and it was the perfect light read…” — Cassie Bustamente, Primitive and Proper


Things We Love: Flush Mount Lighting

flush mount lighting in foyer
Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

We used to think that flush mount lighting was only for low ceilings, you know, those spaces that could quite handle a big chandelier or a dangly, statement light fixture. But a few of our favorite lighting designers and companies have changed all of that, turning what used to be the underdog of the lighting world into a go-to staple. From plain white to shiny gold, round to quatrefoil, flat to proudly pointy, there are so many ways today to get the flush mount lighting thing oh so right. Check out a few of our go-to flush mount staples that will have you rethinking everything you know about lighting!

table for two in kitchen
Ashley Whittaker Design

 

closet with flush mount light
Peter Pennoyer Architect

 

closet with flush mount lighting
Kristin Panitch Interior Design

 

mudroom with flush mount light
John B Murray Architect

 

mudroom with flush mount lighting
Sara Gilbane Interior Design

 

hallway with flush mount lighting
McCann Design Group

 

mudroom with flush mount
Revival Construction

 

kitchen and dining with flush mount design
Tim Barber Design

 

kitchen with flush mount lighting
Jennifer Worts Interior Design

 

flush mount lighting in bathroom
Lonny

 

closet with flush mount lighting
Tamara Magel Interior Design

 

black and white bathroom with flush mount lighting
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Sometimes you do have to save the best for last, and, in this case, we think it’s true! We love, love this stunning fixture. It is so on trend! Are you a flush mount fan? Or would you choose a snazzy chandelier any day?


Attention New York friends!

Society Social + Lily Pulizter Collaboration

On March 18th a joint bar cart will be rolling out to all Lilly Pulitzer stores for their iconic “Lunch with Lilly” event and our sweet friend Roxy Te will  be rolling out to the Madison Avenue store for meeting, greeting, and mingling! Mark your calendars for this Saturday from 1pm to 3pm! And for the pre-party, go see them TODAY from 5pm to 8pm! Roxy is a doll, and if you haven’t met her you should. You’ll love her!

Also, we’re so thrilled that the NYC Slightly South of Simple launch party on April 26, 2017 will be at Roxy’s gorgeous Society Social showroom. We’d love to see you there and on April 25 at the 92nd Street Y!:



House Tour: B.D. Jeffries Owners’ Buckhead Home

B.D. Jeffries owner's home entrance hall

We all have them, those favorite shops that are our must-visits every time we go to a certain town. 

B.D. Jeffries owner's living room

For us, in Charlotte and Atlanta, one of those stores is B.D. Jeffries.

B.D. Jeffries owner's home

B.D. Jeffries owner's living room

So it is a particular treat to share the Buckhead home of B.D. Jeffries owners Brad and Debbie Weitz. 

B.D. Jeffries owner's abstract art

One look and it was evident that their house, like their store, was going to be a fast, fast favorite.

B.D. Jeffries owner's books

This is one of those homes that should be beside “chic” in the dictionary. 

B.D. Jeffries owner's foyer

There’s really no other word.

B.D. Jeffries owner's dining room

At once austere and well-collected,

books

The right mix of antique and new,

B.D. Jefferies owner's dining room

It is abundantly clear that the aesthetic that inspires the store we love so much has also inspired its owners’ home.

B.D. Jefferies owner's bedroom

Layered, soft and oh-so-cozy, this is the type of bedroom that lends itself to curling up with a pile of books and staying for awhile. 

B.D. Jefferies owner's kid's room

A charming and imaginative kids’ room instantly becomes the perfect place for sleepovers.

B.D. Jefferies owner's porch

We love porches that blend the outside and inside seamlessly. Everything about this porch is perfection.

B.D. Jefferies owner's home

And the exterior is so utterly charming, a signal of the graciousness that awaits inside. 

B.D. Jefferies owner's porch

We couldn’t love this gorgeous home any more! What is your favorite part?

Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Photography: Emily Followill

Interior Design: Eleanor Roper

 

What People Are Saying About Slightly South of Simple:

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In Good Taste: Les Ensembliers Design

dining room Les Ensembliers

Good morning, lovely Design Chicers! We hope you are staying warm and cozy if you’re one of our friends affected by the storm. 

Palm Beach kitchen Les Ensembliers

The good news is that good taste, like that of Les Ensembliers Design, prevails no matter the weather!

Palm Beach Dining room -Les Ensembliers

These designers utilize classic favorites like black and white flooring and blue and white porcelain, to make homes come to life. 

Palm Beach porch -Les Ensembliers

And can create an outdoor oasis every bit as beautiful as its indoor counterpart.

Corsica living room -Les Ensembliers

You know how we love versatility in a designer and this group has mastered that art! 

Corsica bedroom -Les Ensembliers

Light, bright and coolly casual, 

Corsica swimming pool -Les Ensembliers

Their talent really shines in these less traditional spaces as well. We can’t wait for this kind of weather!

ski house bedroom -Les Ensembliers

Everything about this twin bedroom is perfection! This looks like a great place to wait out a storm!

closet -Les Ensembliers

A closet that is beautiful enough to integrate seamlessly into the room? Sign us up! This cozy space makes use of every inch!

blue and white living room -Les Ensembliers

From an ode to classic blue and white…

gray and white wallpaper -Les Ensembliers living room

To the wonderfully abstract, these designers know how to mix and match to make everything fabulous.

closet -Les Ensembliers

Statement lighting in the closet?

closet -Les Ensembliers

But of course! Eclectic, fun and always fresh, we couldn’t be more thrilled with these lovely looks from Les Ensembliers. Are you dreaming of sprucing your space for spring?

What People are Saying about My New Novel, Slightly South of Simple. Have you pre-ordered your copy yet?:

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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



Outdoor Space for Spring, White Lettuce Ware Collection from Tory Burch & More!

create an outdoor space for Spring
Leslie Unruh Photography

 

How to Create a Fabulous Outdoor Space for Spring

one kings lane

 

Tory Burch lettuce ware collection

 

White Lettuce Ware Collection from Tory Burch

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Tory Burch ruffle sneaker

 

The Ruffle Sneaker from Tory Burch



A few things I’m still loving for winter:

Now on to Spring!

 

WEEKEND SALES

Winter Tag Sale Extra 25% Off – anthropologie

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Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 25% off All New Arrivals  – shopbop

Up to 75% Off Designer Apparel – neiman marcus

30% Off Select Items – serena and lily

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Slightly South of Simple is on Preorder special right now for only $9.41!

Advance Praise for Slightly South of Simple:

“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, Jackie K Cooper

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Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

Happy Sunday, friends!

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