In Good Taste: Kathleen Rivers Interior Design

Kathleen Rivers cottage

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your week is off to a terrific start! One of our favorite things about traveling now is discovering new designers that we absolutely love. When we were in Cashiers, NC a couple of weeks ago our friend and event planner extraordinaire Elizabeth Fletcher of I Do Events Atlanta introduced us to the work of Kathleen Rivers, whose stunning Cashiers home is pictured above. 

Kathleen Rivers cottage

Needless to say, it was love at first sight. 

Kathleen Rivers kitchen

Mountain style is a genre all its own, a look that, when done right, can conjure not just an opinion about a room but a feeling about a place. 

Kathleen Rivers dining room

Walking into one of Rivers’ rooms is like being transported to a completely different place, and she creates the perfect rustic elegance to make her spaces feel chic and upscale yet homey.

Kathleen Rivers dining room

From luxe and layered,

Kathleen Rivers bedroom

To minimalistic and cozy,

Kathleen rivers bathroom

Every detail of Rivers’ rooms tells a story.

Kathleen Rivers porch

Combined with an enviable view, it’s a stunning combination! 

Chattooga Club Cashiers

One of our favorite stops in Cashiers was Rivers’ incredible Chattooga Club.

Chattooga Club wood entry

Of all the places we visited on our fun-filled adventure, we think it might have been our very favorite.

Kathleen Rivers lodge

This sitting room was so inviting and so cozy we wanted to stay all day! And the fireplace is perfect for taking the edge off of that mountain chill.

chattooga club bedroom

A handful of magnificently appointed guest rooms are available for the usage of club members and their guests, and we are hoping to get to stay in them very, very soon. The pictures don’t do them justice!

Chattooga Club organic garden

And organic garden and hen house contributes to the rustic charm.

Kathleen Rivers Chattooga Club spa

The spa is a one-of-a-kind experience. 

living-room

Rivers’ own home is a beautiful blend of what we love about her style.

dining room

Laid back yet elegant, comfortable yet refined, we could move right in to any of Rivers’ perfectly appointed spaces. 

Are you a fan of mountain style? Thanks for making Design Chic a part of your day!



What Design Bloggers are Saying about Slightly South of Simple (currently part of the Buy 2, Get 1 Free Promo at Barnes &Noble):

Thank you so much to Shelley from Crazy Wonderful!

“Let me start by saying I’m not a HUGE book person in that I don’t finish one book and immediately go on to another.  I may only get to one or two books a year.  But, when I find a good book I have a hard time putting it down.  Slightly South of Simple was like that for me.  I couldn’t wait to get to the next chapter!  This is your perfect read this summer…  If you have a list of books your going to read this summer, or if you’re like me and only read once in a while, do yourself a favor and grab this book.  I have no doubt you will fall for these women like I did.” —Shelley from Crazy Wonderful

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/slightly-south-of-simple-kristy-woodson-harvey/1124085475?ean=9781501158056If you haven’t picked up your copy of Slightly South of Simple yet, take advantage of Barnes & Noble’s Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer! It’s the perfect time to stock up on summer reading!

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

Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! We always love it when you stop by!

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

books Slightly South of simple

Heading on Vacation?  Barnes and Noble has a BUY 2 GET THE 3RD FREE SALE and Slightly South of Simple is included!  

 

 

Picking Pendant Lights for Your Kitchen

pendant lights in kitchen
Bakes & Kropp

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a fabulous day. Today, we are dreaming of school getting out, summer days on the beach and… pendant lighting! (Not necessarily in that order.)

pendant lights in kitchen
Bakes and Knopps

 

You know that we think lighting, more than most anything else in a home, has the potential to totally change the look and feel of a space. 

pendant lights in the kitchen
Bakes and Kropp

 

Nowhere is that more true than the kitchen, where lighting is so important for a functional work space–and where opportunities for accessorizing and really making the space your own are fewer. 

pendant lights in kitchen
Brooks & Falotico

 

Whether you’re looking for lighting with a shade that stands out a little from the rest of the color scheme,

pendant lights in kitchen
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

Or lighting whose color blends in but still makes a fabulous, bold statement, the right pendant can totally transform a kitchen.

kitchen with pendant lights
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

One of our favorite elements of a kitchen island is the ability to hang pendants over top. 

pendant lighting over marble island
Architectural Digest

 

But, even if you don’t have an island, pendants are super chic over a dining table. We actually think a pair–or more–of pendants can be an even more beautiful look than a statement chandelier. 

pendant lighting over island with wood beams
Rafe Churchill

 

These pendants combine fabulously with these bar stools to contribute to the overall industrial vibe of this kitchen.

kitchen with Goodman Pendant lighting over island
Ashley Winn Design

 

Metallics always add a hint of glamour, a touch of sophistication that’s a little less over the top than a chandelier. We absolutely adore the touch of gold inside these bold, white pendants. 

pendant lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle

 

Speaking of metallics, why try to make the chain blend in when it can absolutely shine! We love how these pendants connect with the fume hood for a totally custom look. What is your favorite style pendant? Do you prefer one that blends in or is made to stand out? 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

What People are Saying About Slightly South of Simple:

“Kristy Woodson Harvey really knows how to tell a southern tale. Every single time her stories unwind gently, like a soft wind in Georgia, then that wind catches you off guard and throws you into her characters’ tumultuous lives. Slightly South of Simple is the same. One gracious, old home inherited from Grandma, one mother who has so many secrets if the walls talked they would pour out like lemonade on a hot summer day, and three headstrong sisters, all working their way through the chaotic mess and joy of life, together. I loved it.” (–New York Times bestselling author Cathy Lamb )

Books in Interiors

books in interiors
Lonny

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a very happy Monday. This is my first week back from the truly epic Slightly South of Simple tour, and, as fun as it was to be on the road, it’s great to be home–and just in time for summer! 

books in interiors Alyssa Rosenheck
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

But, just because I’m home from tour doesn’t mean that I don’t have books on the brain. 

books in interiors in living room
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We are formulating our ridiculously lengthy summer reading lists…

books in interiors with flowers on top
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

And, of course, we always, always love a great book in an even better design scheme. 

Lonny

books in design
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Stacks on the coffee table are a forever favorite, perfect not only for aesthetics but also for picking up and perusing. 

books in interiors on side table with flowers beside
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We’re also big fans of using a single, statement book to punctuate an end table.

books in interiors - round table in foyer
Architectural Digest

 

Those round entrance hall tables can be tricky to decorate properly.

books in interiors - round table in foyer
Architectural Digest

 

Nothing makes the perfect welcoming statement quite like stacks of beautiful books

books as a side table in living room
Sarah Bartholomew Interior Design

 

We usually think of books as going on the end table, but, really this just cuts out the middle man! If you’re like us, the stacks could easily be taller than the table.

books in interior design
JWS Interiors

 

One of the best things about decorating with books is that they are a terrific way to add pops of color. From pink to blue to black and everything in between, they add a pretty punch to any space.

books in interior design on a bar cart
Verandah House

 

Books are even welcome on a favorite bar cart. We’d recommend favorite cocktail recipe books for instant entertaining! What are your favorite books to have around your home? And what books are topping your summer reads list?


What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“My prediction is that 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.” (—Jackie K. Cooper, The Huffington Post)

 

In Good Taste: Olivia O’Bryan Design

living-room Olivia O'Bryan Interiors

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!

kitchen - Olivia O'Bryan Interiors

 

 

dining

 

wood

 

bedroom

 

bedroom

 

the-beach

 

porch

 

landscape

 

outdoor

 

pool

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]

 

Natalie Kraiem, Brooklyn Designer and More!

outdoor living with Serena & Lily

 

Outdoor Living with Serena & Lily

 

Natalie Kraiem, Brooklyn Designer

 

Brooklyn Designer , Natalie Kraiem

 

Handcrafted hammocks from One Kings Lane

 

Handcrafted Hammocks

one kings lane

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Advance Praise for Slightly South of Simple:

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.

 Daily Plate of Crazy, D. A. Wolf


 

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