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!):


“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

In Good Taste: James F. Carter Architect, Birmingham, Ala

shiplap hallway - James F. Carter Architect

From charming cottages and cozy cabins to grand estates and gorgeous outdoor spaces James F. Carter adds the perfect architectural details to every space he designs. We are always in awe of talent, but that awe is doubled when it is so incredibly versatile. You’ll want to savor every fabulous detail in this architect’s arsenal.  

shiplap beach house- James F. Carter Architect


kitchen with wooden stools - James F. Carter Architect



blue and white bunkbeds - James F. Carter Architect


blue and white bunkbeds - James F. Carter Architect


white kitchen - James F. Carter Architect


cabin - James F. Carter Architect


dining room with wood beams - James F. Carter Architect


cabin bedroom with raw wood ceiling - James F. Carter Architect


White Georgian House with dormers - James F. Carter Architect


Stables with cupula - James F. Carter Architect


stable - James F. Carter Architect


garden with pool - James F. Carter Architect

We don’t think we could pick a favorite space. Which is yours? Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!


More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

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!)

A House in the Country


It’s one of the vacation home dreams, isn’t it? A quiet getaway on the outskirts of town? Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder’s breathtaking A House in the Country brings that dream to life.


House Tour:Suzanne Kasler


It’s the most wonderful time of the year… For a house tour! When that house is the peerless Suzanne Kasler’s, it gets even more wonderful!


Add Character with Beams

Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Vertical or horizontal, rustic or refined, beams add instant character to any space. They are one of our favorite architectural details that add pizazz for homes from rustic to luxurious. Take a peek at some of the best examples of beams we’ve ever seen!

Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects


Stainless Range Hoods

stainless hood atlan home
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

A beautiful kitchen is, to us, one of the most important parts of the home. 


And, while some rooms can get away with simply looking pretty, the kitchen is the one space that’s all about function.


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