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
Good morning, chic readers! Do we ever have a treat for you today! We have the pleasure of getting to share some of the beyond fabulous designs of a talented duo. Olivia O’Bryan is a partnership of sisters, Ashley “Olivia” Waddell and Courtney “O’Bryan” Whatley. Recently named to Traditional Home Magazine’s New Trads for 2016, we think their work is positively dreamy! Take your time perusing and get inspired from a few of our favorite rooms photographed by the uber talented Jessica Glynn, that we profiled here. These sisters are sure to add good taste to your day!
Happy Tuesday, Friends!
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 take a peek at the video below! (It’s only 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected],
Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs [email protected], noon-1:15 pm
– JUNE –
Monday, June 5: “Prologue” Series with Wilmington Star News, 7 pm
Saturday, June 17: Dee Gee’s Books and Gifts, Morehead City, NC, 12-2 pm, Signing
Tuesday, June 20: Suzanne Westenhofer Book Club, 12 pm CST
Wednesday, June 28: Gainesville Newcomers Club Luncheon at Chattahoochee Country Club, Gainesville, GA, 3000 Club Dr, Gainesville, GA 30506, 9:30 am, Contact Joanne Dandrea, [email protected]
“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
Oh my goodness. I can’t even believe it. Less that 2 months from today, on April 25, Slightly South of Simple will be released into the world! I am SO excited. And we are ready to start celebrating! To celebrate two months, we will be partnering with our friends at Framebridge, who provide the most fabulous custom framing, to give away $200 in custom framing to one lucky winner. (YOU are going to win. I feel it!)
Once you preorder you are eligible to enter EVERY giveaway. Thank you to everyone who has already preordered. Wow! I’ve been blown away! It’s a great time to pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple for yourself, a friend a Mother’s Day gift or graduation gift, because the preorder price is $8.80 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. But you guys know I love my indy stores, so if you have a favorite and preorder from it, I’ll give you double the entries! Just email me at [email protected] If you don’t have a favorite indy, choose one of mine: FoxTale Book Shoppe, Duck’s Cottage, Tattered Cover Book Store or Indiebound.com. There are more ways to enter below as well.
Thank you, my sweet, dear readers for all of the support and love you have given me along the way. I wouldn’t be here, about to release this series, without you!
Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had a terrific weekend and are ready to start a wonderful week ahead. We don’t know about you, but we love Valentine’s Day. Or not even really the day so much as the whole Valentine’s season.
All the red and pink and gold glitter hearts and chocolate and wine everywhere. Everything for Valentine’s Day is so cute and chic and stylish now. This bedding is the perfect Valentine’s Day red…
And this one is the perfect Valentine’s Day pink! We still remember being kids and and coming home with a huge bag full of paper Valentine’s sporting sappy sayings, some with candy, some with other Valentine’s trinkets. You never knew what you were going to find. It was wonderful!
What’s even better is the fabulous four poster beds. We don’t think many things add a sense of presence in a room quite like a substantial bed.
So many details go into making a bedroom feel warm, cozy, restful and relaxed.
The linens, of course, are critical.
The curtains are key.
And, if you’re lucky enough to have a sitting area, making it comfortable and spa-like is a priority.
Right now, one of the things we’re looking for is a fabulous bench for the end of a bed. Well, at least we thought we wanted a bench… But now that we see this loveseat we might be rethinking things since this one is so charming! Furthermore, Phoebe Howard always gets it right!
The great thing about the end-of-the-bed bench is that so, so many things work really well.
A pair is charming and sweet–and perfect for two people to put their shoes on in the morning.
If you’re not the curl-up-in-bed-and-watch-TV type, a little settee is another great spot to watch or read or relax before turning in…
While a small bench at the end of a twin bed gives a finished touch, especially when you don’t want to use a footboard, we love trunks for toy storage at the end of twins as well!
I have a little French bench in a fun fabric like this at the end of my canopy bed. Don’t these chairs look positively luscious? Pale pink is such a soothing accent color for a bedroom.
It seems like the fun–and really, really hard–thing about picking seating for the end of a bed is that you really can’t go wrong! These little leather director’s stools are so charming. We love, love them for a boy’s bedroom, or a guest bedroom like this one. With all these choices, we were originally thinking of doing an upholstered stool at the end of the guest bedroom bed, but, taking the TV watching into account, now we’re thinking about something a little more comfortable because of all these great rooms.
What would you choose–or did you choose–for the end of your bed?
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!)
When it comes to good taste, there’s no one that has it knocked quite like Suzanne Kasler.
Always the epitome of grace, elegance and style, Kasler’s homes have a sense of purpose about them. They tell a story.
Never too stuffy, but always refined, these are the rooms that we go back to again and again to study and learn and fall in love with something new at every turn.
We love the feeling of a room being collected, of it coming together over time, and, though we are sure that there has been a time Kasler purchased everything in a room at once, her rooms always have that collected feeling.
But, at the same time, they never take themselves too seriously. A throw for a chilly day, a whimsical painting…
Abstract art is always the right choice for infusing a room–even a otherwise staid one–with humor and whimsy. (We spy our FAVORITE tray from Anna by RabLabs on the coffee table!
Kasler knows that, when it comes to doing neutrals well, texture is the name of the game. Each of these is more luscious than the next.
Bright, light and with the perfect, unexpected palette.
This room is almost too good! Perfection in every single way! Have you ever, ever seen windows and doors quite this amazing?
The beauty is so often in the details, as with this chic vignette. But Kasler never over accessorizes, which, in our New Year, clutter-free state of mind we really appreciate!
Even the ceiling is a work of art! Dining rooms can sometimes feel a little too stiff and heavy. The color play in this room keeps it from feeling too formal.
Who needs an island when you can gather family around a real dining table? Lovely!
We love all of Suzanne Kasler’s rooms. Really, we do. But the bedrooms?
They are positively dreamy. They actually make you want to curl up and go to sleep. It’s genius.
This dressing area is so feminine and delicate, with the right amount of glamour to make getting ready as much fun as the event itself!
This is the kind of outdoor space that has us dreaming of getting outside. With a fireplace that lovely you can do just that, no matter the weather.
We hope that, no matter the weather where you are, your 2017 is off to a fabulous start!