Creating Cozy Bedrooms Big on Style and More!



40 Cozy Bedrooms Big on Style  

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Tour Kitchens with Subway Tiles

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Master Bedroom Designs and More!

Master bedroom style


Beautiful Master Bedroom Designs

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Porch Decorating for Summer

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Add a Touch of Coastal to Your Entrance

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Tour Mindy Kalings New Home

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What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple

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I feel so proud of Kristy every time I open one of her books! Her writing is intriguing and warm and I can’t go by a summer without having one of her novels in hand.

 – Luciane, Home Bunch

In Good Taste: Brian Brady Design

If, for you, relaxation is all about a water view, then this is the room for you. Interiors as soothing and spectacular as the exteriors make this space feel like and instant vacation. 

But we’re learning that when you’re in a space by Brian Brady Design, every day suddenly feels like a holiday. 

Chic yet comfortable living spaces seem to be a hallmark of this designer and architect.

And there is no doubt that his work is in good taste. 

Architectural details abound in these perfectly curated homes, and the art hanging on the walls is just a beautiful as the touches that make these spaces so unique.

Mixed in with his classical architecture and classic interiors are moments of the unexpected. It is those moments that make these spaces unforgettable.

Leather is a chic staple but can tend to look heavy. These chairs incorporate this favorite in a way that takes up very little visual space.

White and bright is the mainstay of this kitchen, but these unique pendants give the eye an immediate place to go.

This lovely master bedroom incorporates classic blue and white in a way that is soothing, spa like and classic.

A master bedroom sitting room is a luxury not to be squandered. We can’t think of a better place to ease into the day!

When it comes to design, the outside is just as important as the inside. The slate walk is a welcoming touch on this stunning cedar shake cottage.

The only thing better than a gorgeous house is a gorgeous poolhouse! We’d love lounging by this one all summer long!

Nothing says “summer” quite like a fresh coat of white paint. It’s a welcome addition all year long. We are absolutely loving the good taste of this fabulous designer. What about you?

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In Good Taste: Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living roomq

Who doesn’t love a little blue and white? It’s the perfect way to start the day, if you ask us. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano

If you could use a little inspiration to brighten your Tuesday, look no further. The gorgeously good taste of Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors is like a breath of fresh air. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

From starkly beautiful kitchens…

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bathroom

To luxuriously elegant baths,

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

The interiors that this firm orchestrates are almost as spellbinding as the views that lie beyond so many of the windows, 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

Creating calm, comfortable homes that are ultimately unforgettable.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

Just a tiny hint of metallic adds a touch of glamour to this stunning dining room.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bedroom

It would be hard for the inside to match the splendor of the outdoors beyond, but this bedroom is perfection, the right mix of stately and cozy!

Ohara Davies-Gaetano kitchen

Light floors and floor-to-ceiling windows juxtapose with the dark tones of this kitchen to make it seem airy and open yet refined.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bathroom

Far from boring cabinets these furniture-like vanities add so much flair to this gorgeous bath.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

The right coastal touches give a nudge to the beauty outside the window without an ounce of coastal kitcsh. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

So, yeah, we’re book fans. But, even still, we love everything about this bookcase! Sometimes less is more.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano kitchen

When your glass- and serve ware is as stunning as this, open shelving is a must! 

Are you loving the work of Ohara Davies-Gaetano as much as we are?

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Thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to read my latest novel Slightly South of Simple! I am so grateful to each and every one of you. If you have read, would you consider writing a brief review on Amazon? You don’t have to have purchased there to review, and reviews help authors so very much! Thanks for all your support!

What The Relished Roost is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

If you have a second, you have to take a peek at the gorgeous post from Karolyn from The Relished Roost recreating protagonist Ansley Murphy’s Peachtree Bluff home. It’s perfection!

“The lovely yet somewhat poignant “Slightly South Of Simple” grabbed me by the heart the minute I realized it had three daughters as the main characters. It was such a heartfelt story about a single mother whom years after the loss of her husband has events that force the return of her three daughters, while trying to allow herself to finally find herself and move on.  There are twists and turns but lots of love throughout the winding path taken on the this journey. This is the perfect Summer read ladies!  Of course once again I am partial  because the matriarch “Ansley” is also an interior decorator so I truly do relate and relish her sense of style and work ethic.
I believe you will not only be able to picture these lovely women and men in your mind by Kristy’s vivid description,  but also their environments , whether it be a home or a boat!” — Karolyn Stephenson, The Relished Roost

In Good Taste: Hernandez Greene Interior Design

Hernandez Greene entrance

If you’re like us, you believe that good taste never means just one thing. It can apply to a range of styles, a mix of materials and all sorts of different feels. Hernandez Greene Interior Design creates a variety of worlds for its clients, each one encapsulating a style–and a version of good taste–that reflects the family that lives within. We hope you enjoy these stunning rooms as much as we did!

Hernandez Greene living room


Hernandez Greene dining room


Hernandez Greene kitchen


Hernandez Greene bedroom


Hernandez Greene living room


Hernandez Greene playroom


Hernandez Greene living room


Hernandez Greene bathroom


Hernandez Greene bedroom


Hernandez Greene bedroom

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What Bloggers are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“[I]f I recommend one book to you this year (so far), let it be Slightly South of Simple for your first beach read. The darling and charming Kristy Woodson Harvey’s latest novel is the definition of a summer novel. I loved it almost as I love her.”–Jessica, Simply Bedazzled

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The Classic Combination: Blue and White

classic blue and white living room
Meg Braff Design


Fabric, wallpaper, porcelain, Slightly South of Simple’s book cover…

classic blue and white abstract art in dining room

We love the completely classic combination of blue and white wherever it is!

classic blue and white in living room
Sarah Bartholomew Interior Design


One of the best things about blues is that the shades mix oh so well.

classic blue and white kitchen
Sarah Bartholomew


From soft baby blues to deeper cobalts…

blue and white kitchen
Sarah Bartholomew


Checks to stripes to florals…

blue and white bedroom
Liz Caan Interior Design


From a totally charming child’s bedroom…

blue and white bathroom
Palmer Weiss interior Design


To a uniquely chic bathroom

blue and white living room decor
Lynn Morgan Design


Blue and white is a favorite combination–especially by the water!

blue and white porch decor
Meg Braff Interior Design


A bold blue on a patio feels bright, fun and entertaining ready.

blue and white porch
Summer Thornton


If it’s the backsplash for a completely unique outdoor kitchen, all the better!

blue and white porch
Michael Stave


But, of course, no one does blue and white quite like Mother Nature. Wherever you are today, wishing you blue and white skies–and, if you’re really, really lucky, blue water too!

I’m in beautiful Litchfield Beach, SC today speaking at the Litchfield Books Moveable Feast Literary Luncheon–one of my favorite events–and then speaking to the Federation of South Carolina Women’s Clubs tonight. Tomorrow I’ll be in the Holy City, Charleston, SC, for a fabulous luncheon at High Cotton to help raise funds for the South Carolina Reading Partners, which promotes one of my favorite causes: literacy. If you’re in the area, join us! Happy weekend!

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