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!
Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. Today is officially the last day of school–the last day of preschool, even–which is incredibly hard to believe. I feel like I should be upset and contemplative over the fact that preschool is over and next year is Kindergarten, but I am so excited for summer I can’t muster much sadness!
With almost three months of sandy feel, pool time and plenty of guests ahead of us, all we know is that our bathrooms are getting ready to work over time!
From replacing that chipped tile to finally getting that glass shower stall you’ve been dreaming of, there’s really no time like summer to get your bathrooms in great shape before the year ahead.
We know so many people that are making the most of their space by ditching their bathtubs all together in favor of generously sized showers.
While we love a gorgeous shower as much as the next person, we can’t even imagine not having a bathtub! It’s the perfect relaxing end to a day–especially when it looks like this!
What about you? Could you ditch your bathtub for good?
One of the things that we’re always working on, something that can seem a little insignificant but adds to the overall spa-like feel, is finding beautiful toiletries to go inside our showers. It’s so nice to see through those pretty glass doors to bottles that look pretty and streamlined.
A gorgeous vanity is the perfect finishing touch in a well-appointed bathroom. We love the drawers for keeping everything neat and organized.
We’re huge fans of light everywhere and anywhere. If you have the privacy, a window in the shower can be so pretty!
While we love frameless, elegant shower doors that seem to disappear, there’s no arguing that these steel doors make such a chic statement with a hint of industrial thrown in!
If we’re going to spend the next three months soaking sandy bathing suits and rinsing chlorine-laden hair, why not have the most beautiful possible spot to do so? We don’t know about you, but we’re so looking forward to summer, gritty floors and all!
“If you want a wonderful book to read now or on Spring break or summer vacation order this book out in April. I feel very lucky to have received an advance copy and I was hooked 4 pages into reading it. That never happens to me unless it is a decorating book, trust me this book is wonderful. I can totally visualize everything she describes in writing. I am a visual gal so this is fun for me. This needs to be made into a movie. It looks like my beautiful Southern friend Kristy Woodson Harvey has done it again with… Slightly South of Simple.” Kathysue Perdue, Good Life of Design
Upcoming on the Slightly South of Simple Tour:
Monday, June 12: Sapphire Valley Country Club, Cashiers, NC, 4-6pm, drop-in reception. Tickets are $25 and include light hors d’oeuvres and a copy of Slightly South of Simple. Open to the public. Contact Sidney Truesdale for more information 828-743-2462.
SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE cuts right to the heart of what it means to be a born-and-bred Southerner, complete with the responsibilities, secrets and unique privileges that conveys. Kristy Woodson Harvey creates four women who are at once completely different yet utterly the same–and a town that you won’t ever want to leave. Interior design, family secrets, life on the coast… It’s easy to see why everyone is buzzing about SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE. –Bestselling author Cassandra King
This post is going to get me in trouble. Big trouble. Because, while, at first glance, this looks like any gorgeous living room, this stunning space by Summer Thornton Design isn’t a home at all.
It’s a dental office!
And, you see, I was in charge of decorating my husband’s dental office. Honestly, I thought I did a pretty darn good job.
Well, I mean, I thought I did a good job until I saw this dental office, which, let’s face it, is the most insanely beautiful dental office of all time. Now I’m wondering if maybe I could have applied myself a little more.
Needless to say, it is giving me something to aspire to–though this might have to be my office space within the dental office. We can give hubby something a little more masculine.
This stunning lounge is the perfect place for staff members to cozy up during a break. And it even has a stylish little nod to teeth up there!
The lounge is a great place to pick up a good book!
This takes the kids’ playroom to a whole new level! No torn up Highlights magazines here!
You might look forward to a root canal in this gorgeous exam room!
Need to use the powder room? No problem! You’ll feel right at home in this incredible bathroom. Needless to say, I have some work to do! Thanks for the inspiration, Summer!
“In “Slightly South of Simple,” Kristy once again shows herself to be an accomplished novelist. She possesses a genuine affinity for exploring the bonds between mothers and daughters, she conveys the emotional landscape of raising children with enormous finesse, and she creates thoroughly relatable characters who hook our hearts and hold them — cover to cover.
It is worth noting that Kristy Woodson Harvey is often described as a Southern voice, and indeed she is. But to leave it at that is to underestimate the power and nuance of her storytelling gift — her mastery of dialog to move plot forward, her insights into what makes women tick, and her wit. Rest assured that regardless of where you live or grew up, you will find yourself in Kristy’s writing. “Slightly South of Simple” will have you at turns teary, beaming, and nodding in recognition — as a daughter, a mother, a sister — cheering on her protagonists, Ansley and Caroline. “
Flowers so Beautiful, You Won’t Believe They are Faux
– diane james home
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!)