House Tour: Fabulous Island Retreat

Island Retreat

Savor the last days of summer by touring this fabulous Island Retreat by designer Melissa Ervin. A charming cottage with a coastal palette and plenty of texture, this home hits all the high notes of waterside style. 

Island Retreat dining room

 

Island Retreat kitchen

 

Island Retreat

 

Island Retreat

 

Island Retreat

 

Island Retreat bedroom

 

Island Retreat

 

Island Retreat

 

Island Retreat

 

Island Retreat

 

Island Retreat porch

We hope you enjoyed touring this gorgeous coastal home as much as we did! It’s a perfect place to beat the August heat with a cool drink! 


Slightly South of Simple book

Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

kristy woodson harvey

I cannot believe it, but Slightly South of Simple is a National Bestseller, hitting bestseller lists from Barnes & Noble to Bookscan, Southern Indie to Southern Pines and spending weeks on smaller bestseller lists in places like Salisbury, NC (my fab hometown and home of South Main Book Co.) and Bethlehem, PA. Sixteen weeks after its release, Slightly South is still holding its own on many of these lists. I’m pinching myself every day and can’t thank you enough for all your support! Happy weekend, sweet friends!

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In Good Taste: Leah Bailey Interior Design

Leah Bailey Interior Design

With back to school around the corner and summer coming to an end, we don’t know about you, but we could use a spot of calm in our day.

Leah Bailey Interior Design

If you love soothing, peaceful retreats then the good taste of Leah Bailey Interior Design will be right up your alley!

From a calming spot to savor a morning cup of coffee,

Leah Bailey Interior Design

To a clutter free space for entertaining dinner guests in style,

Leah Bailey Interior Design

From a simple accessory that defines a sunny breakfast room,

Leah Bailey Interior Design

To a mix of antique and new that is brought together with the perfect casual natural fiber rug and upholstery,

Leah Bailey Interior Design

Leah Bailey is masterful at putting together the right details to make a space really sing.

Leah Bailey Interior Design

A simple hand towel and flower vase punctuate a pretty bathroom,

Leah Bailey Interior Design

While pops of pink create a charming retreat for a little girl.

Leah Bailey Interior Design

We love how this office space feels both uncluttered and comfortable and homey. 

Less is more in this charming workspace. 

Talk about a welcoming entryway! It’s the perfect place to stow your boots after a long day. 

Do you love Leah Bailey’s beautiful work as much as we do?

What Cassie Bustamante is 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 Bustamante

 

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10 Favorite Covered Porches

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Beth Webb Interiors

With the beginning of school right around the corner and summer promising to transform into fall at any moment, one thing is for sure: It’s porch sitting season!

covered porch
Urban Grace Interiors

You know we love outdoor spaces that are an extension of our indoor ones, and while summer entertaining outdoors can be so much fun, it’s really the fall when those perfect crips evenings beckon us outdoors.

covered porch
Beth Webb Design

Whether dining with a group of treasured friends…

covered porch with summer classics furniture
Summer Classics

Or gathering for cocktails after the kids’ soccer game,

covered porch
Leah Bailey Interior Design

Or simply treating yourself to a quiet morning cup of coffee with a magazine that has been waiting to be read,

covered porch with wicker furniture
Historical Concepts

These ten stunning porches fit the bill for whatever outdoor activities you might have in mind!

covered porch with wicker furniture
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

We adore bamboo for its beachy feel that works well in any setting,

covered porch
Ken Tate Architect

And iron, aluminum and wrought iron are classic looks that are always in style–especially in black and white.

covered porch
Heather A.Wilson Architect

But the thing we covet most of all, the thing on our porch wishlist, is an amazing hanging bed.

covered porch
Geoff Chick Design

For sitting, swinging or even that elusive front porch nap, these hanging beds are as comfortable as they are chic. What’s on your porch wishlist? 

If you need a good read while you’re relaxing on your porch, why not check out my national bestselling Slightly South of Simple? But don’t take our work for it! Check out what After Orange County is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“[J]ust as I had anticipated, it was a delight to read. The good news is that this book is the first of a series that Kristy is writing called the Peachtree Bluff Series, so we now have much more to look forward to! As the mother of 3 boys, I could relate to the mother character in this story, Ansley, who is the strong matriarch of 3, not-so-simple adult daughters. Each one of Ansley’s daughters come home to their roots, the seemingly idyllic southern seaside town called Peachtree Bluff.  The story weaves its way through the characters’ lives, each with their own unique & individual challenges.” — Celia, After Orange County 

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Decorating with Celerie Kemble and More!

 

Decorating with Celerie Kemble

one kings lane

 

bathroom organization

 

Bathrooms With Stylish Storage

dering hall

 

Slightly South of Simple book

Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

kristy woodson harvey

I cannot believe it, but Slightly South of Simple is a National Bestseller, hitting bestseller lists from Barnes & Noble to Bookscan, Southern Indie to Southern Pines and spending weeks on smaller bestseller lists in places like Salisbury, NC (my fab hometown and home of South Main Book Co.) and Bethlehem, PA. Sixteen weeks after its release, Slightly South is still holding its own on many of these lists. I’m pinching myself every day and can’t thank you enough for all your support! Happy weekend, sweet friends!

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for vacation traveling!

 

WEEKEND SALES

 

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Tour a New England Beauty and More Today!

New England beauty shingled house

 

Tour a New England Beauty

new england home

 

marble and brick in kitchen

 

Using Natural Materials in Your Home

dering hall

 

 

Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

kristy woodson harvey

I cannot believe it, but Slightly South of Simple is a National Bestseller, hitting bestseller lists from Barnes & Noble to Bookscan, Southern Indie to Southern Pines and spending weeks on smaller bestseller lists in places like Salisbury, NC (my fab hometown and home of South Main Book Co.) and Bethlehem, PA. Sixteen weeks after its release, Slightly South is still holding its own on many of these lists. I’m pinching myself every day and can’t thank you enough for all your support! Happy weekend, sweet friends!

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for vacation travels

 

 

WEEKEND SALES

 

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Tour a Hamptons Shingled House from Robert A.M. Stern

Hamptons shingled house entrance foyer

 

Tour a Hamptons Shingled Home from Robert A.M. Stern

dering hall

 

 

daybed from Serena & Lily

 

500 Fabulous New Items at Serena & Lily

serena & lily

 

 

office style One Kings Lane

 

Choosing the Perfect Rug for Your Room

one kings lane

 

 

House Tour: Watch Hill by Ike Kligerman Barkley

design chic

 

 

 

Easy & Delicious Gazpacho Recipe 

rose and ivy journal

 

books - slightly south of simple

 

Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

I cannot believe it, but Slightly South of Simple is a National Bestseller, hitting bestseller lists from Barnes & Noble to Bookscan, Southern Indie to Southern Pines and spending weeks on smaller bestseller lists in places like Salisbury, NC (my fab hometown and home of South Main Book Co.) and Bethlehem, PA. Sixteen weeks after its release, Slightly South is still holding its own on many of these lists. I’m pinching myself every day and can’t thank you enough for all your support! Happy weekend, sweet friends!


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