Ten Gorgeous Gardens!

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One Kings Lane

We are so happy to have warm weather and that  can only mean one thing: time for gardens galore! Sitting in them, admiring them… We love all of that!  Take a look and 10 of our favorites and happy Monday, friends!

 

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Howard Design Studio

 

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Jeff Jones Design

 

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Hollander Landscape Design

 

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Loi Thai Garden

 

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Carolyne Roehm – AD

 

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Hollander Landscape Design

 

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Howard Design Studio

 

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Hollander Design

 

Slightly South of Simple

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE:

“Heartfelt and warm, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE deftly explores the familial ties that bind us— and those that have the power to break us. Kristy Woodson Harvey’s cast of characters— and the charming beach town of Peachtree Bluff— will crawl into your soul and stay there.”

-Colleen Oakley

 

Upcoming Slightly South of Simple Tour Dates:

Monday, May 15: Signing, Meet & Greet, Avid Book Shop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 5:00-6:00 pm, Contact: Rachel Watkins, [email protected]

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]

Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts in Atlanta, Georgia!

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Good morning, Chic friends!  It has been a wonderful week on the Slightly South of Simple Book tour!

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I just received word that Slightly South of Simple debuted on the Bookscan Bestseller list!

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 It’s my first national bestseller list and

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I am SO grateful to all of you wonderful readers, booksellers, bloggers, reviewers and friends for making this happen!

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Fabulous news on day 17 of the Slightly South of Simple tour!

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After a fun-filled few days in Vero Beach and Palm Beach 

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I am flying out tomorrow morning for the fabulous Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts in Atlanta, Georgia

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for a pre-Mother’s Day sip and sign. 

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I can hardly wait to peruse this gorgeous shop!  If you are in the Atlanta area May 6 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m,

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please stop by.  I’d love to see you!

 Images via Buckhead.com



WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT
SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE:

“These four women are not only towers of strength, they love their family, which is proven in many ways and many times throughout the book.  Kristy, you have written a masterpiece again. I am so proud of you! I can’t think of a book that I had rather recommend, and I can’t wait for the next one!”

Teresa, Splendid Sass

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

Saturday, May 6: Celebration of Mother’s Day at Boxwoods in Buckhead, 100 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, 11 am-3 pm, Contact Susan: [email protected], (404) 233-3400

Saturday, May 6: Signing at FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 4:30-6 pm, Contact Karen Schwettman, [email protected], 770-516-9989,

Sunday, May 7: Mother’s Day Tea at Urban Relics, Sandy Plains Village, 4651 Sandy Plains Rd #104, Roswell, GA 30075, (770) 587-3900, 2-3 pm, Contact is Annelle Gerson, [email protected], 770-993-1555, 2:00-3:00

Monday, May 8: Scentimental Gardens, 428 W State Street, Geneva, Illinois, Talk and Signing, 5 pm, free and open to the public

Tuesday, May 9: Evanston Public Library Event, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, 5-7 pm, free and open to the public

Thursday, May 11: Jefferson’s Gifts, Greenville, NC, 310 W 9th St, Greenville, NC 27834, Wine Tasting and Signing, 5-7 pm, for information call (252) 355-5600

Friday, May 12: Meredith Lewis’s home, Wilmington, NC, Mimosas and Muffins, 10:00 am-12 pm

Friday, May 12: Signing at Neuse Sports Shop, Kinston, NC, 5-7 pm

Saturday, May 13: Beaufort Linen Co., Beaufort, NC, Mother’s Day Muffins and Mimosas, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, free and open to the public

Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day Sip and Sign, Winder, GA Private Home

Monday, May 15: Signing, Meet & Greet, Avid Book Shop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 5:00-6:00 pm, Contact: Rachel Watkins, [email protected]

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

Slightly South of Simple-Inspired Historic Remodel

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Good morning, readers! It’s the day after the big day. Slightly South of Simple officially released yesterday! It’s so exciting. We have had a fun-filled few days, signing early copies at the Codarus showroom at High Point Furniture Market, throwing a joint launch party/SPCA fundraiser in Kinston, NC and officially launching at the 92nd St. Y in NYC–with a pre-party at our fabulous new friend July Galloway’s gorgeous home. Tonight we’ll be at the Society Social Showroom, 73 Spring Street, from 6:30-8:30. Come say hi!

Slightly South of Simple is set in the charming town of Peachtree Bluff, Georgia, a tiny town with a cast of quirky characters with Ansley Murphy, a widowed interior designer and mother of three daughters, at the helm. 

One of my favorite characters in the book is a McDonald’s franchise owner turned handyman/bike refurbisher, Hippie Hal. 

As Ansley says, the man may wear a piece of rope for a belt, but he has taste. 

And he enlists his friend Ansley to turn his charming historic home in Peachtree Bluff’s downtown into a bachelor pad with plenty of style.

We imagine Hippie Hal’s redesigned home to look a little like this fabulous one from Hamptons Cottages & Gardens.

Vintage maps and antique wood add that masculine feel that every good bachelor pad needs.

Traditional colors and a mix of old and new furniture help maintain the integrity of the historic house with updated charm.

Hippie Hal has a lot of useful skills, not the least of which are in the kitchen. 

With a light and bright breakfast room, he can serve plenty of guests.

Simplicity is one of the main tenants of this character’s life. We think this open shelving would suit him perfectly.

Neutral doesn’t have to be boring, as is evidenced by this room. 

Touches of wood, even in unexpected places, add a hint of that British Colonial feel that Hal was looking for.

Varying shades of blue define the color palette throughout the home but provide enough variety to be interesting.

This navy nook provides a perfect crash pad for guests–or reading nook for catching up on the latest books.

This fun take on subway tile is a fabulous touch!

Hippie Hal always has a few bikes in his front yard. Looks like this charming house is no different! 

I absolutely cannot wait to introduce all of you to the characters in Slightly South of Simple

Where I’ll be this week on the Slightly South of Simple Tour:

 

Wednesday, April 26: Blogger Brunch at The Enchanted Home, Private Event, 12 pm

Wednesday, April 26: Party at Society Social 73 Spring Street, New York, NY, Cocktails and hors d’ouvres, 6:30-8:30 pm, free and open to the public

Thursday, April 27: Read between the Wines at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Rd., Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 5-7 pm, 910-287-2800, Contact: Pat Wilson, [email protected]

FridayApril 28: Litchfield Books’ Moveable Feast, Luncheon, Talk and Signing, Grand Dunes Ocean Club, 101 Grande Dunes Bvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, 11 am, open to the public, tickets required, Contact: Vicky Crafton, 843-237-8138, for tickets

Friday, April 28: Signing, Litchfield Books, 2 pm, free and open to the public

Friday, April 28: Keynote at General Federation of Womens’ Clubs of SC, Pawley’s Island, SC; Subject: Decorating tips for Mary Alice Monroe’s novel Beach House for Rent

Saturday, April 29: Charleston, SC luncheon and talk, High Cotton, 199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, Contact: [email protected]

Sunday, April 30: Champagne brunch at Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954, ticketed event, $35 includes copy of novel, 2 pm, Contact: Contact Jamie Layton, Downtown Books, [email protected], (252) 473-1056

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Things We Love: Bathroom Mirrors

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APD ArchitectureKeith Scott Morton Photography

 

Good morning, friends! We hope you are all having a wonderful day. We are in full-on Dear Carolina book tour mode, hanging out in Georgia this week and having a blast! But that doesn’t mean the design fun has to end. Check out these fabulous bathroom mirrors that make any bath shine with style.

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John B. Murray Architect
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Roger Davies Photography via Architectural Digest
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Garden Court Hotel

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Emily Followill Photography via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

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Timothy Whealon Design
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James Michael Howard Design
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Sarah Richardson Design
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Caden Design Group

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It has been such a fun couple of weeks, and I have had such a blast getting to meet Dear Carolina readers — especially some fabulous blog friends! The signing at Barnes & Noble in Charlotte day before yesterday was so much fun! I got to hang out with the fab Traci Zeller from Traci Zeller Designs

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Have a wonderful visit with the amazing and lovely Lisa Mende from Lisa Mende Designs

 

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And meet beautiful Brenna from Domestic Charm and her precious daughter Finley. Finley is so smart and so adorable. She studied my pile of books and, so smartly, said, “Does your hand get tired from having to write that book over and over again?” Is that the cutest ever? I told her all about the cool machine that keeps me from having to do that, and then felt very grateful for it! So thoughtful and so introspective. This girl has big things in her future!

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Oh… And I got to sign a book for NC Governor Pat McCrory’s wife. So that was pretty awesome. 

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Yesterday, Winder GA’s Corner Bookstore gave me a wonderful Winder welcome. I got to meet so many lovely ladies — including the ever-amazing Patty (in the floral dress to my left!) from Patty’s Epiphonies! We “chat” every day, so it was so fun to finally put a face with a name! We had a terrific visit and even got to meet sweet M.C.!

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Every day since Dear Carolina has come out has held a fun and wonderful adventure. This is a picture from my Greensboro, NC signing with my precious cousins Catherine and Raymond. 

There’s nothing like the support of your family and friends to make you feel incredibly grateful! This is an amazing ride that keeps getting better! Thank you so much for being such amazing Design Chic readers and for being so great about my new adventure!

Have a fantastic day!



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