Things We Love: Piece & Palette

Piece + Palette dining room

When it comes to creating a fabulous home, we don’t know about you, but we love finding things that can simplify our design process. So, when we stumbled across a gorgeous new site that does just that, Piece + Palette, we were intrigued right away!

Piece + Palette sitting room

Not only are Marisa, Jen and Lauren three best girlfriends from NC but these ladies have style and a concept that is totally unique and, if you ask us, totally brilliant!

Piece + Palette dining

They created Piece+Palette to simplify the design process in multiple ways. For one, many of the rooms you see on this post (plus tons more!) are available on their site to shop, in whole or piece by piece. You can literally snag an entire room, which, frankly, sounds amazing, or choose a palette and pick pieces to create a customized room. 

Piece + Palette living room

If that sounds overwhelming, no need to worry! Interior designer Lauren Burns is on hand to answer questions along the way. You can actually upload pictures of your specific space and get Lauren’s advice on whether they will work.

Piece + Palette living room

Or, if you have a specific questions about something that’s been puzzling you–like, whether the light fixture you’ve been eyeing on Piece+Palette is too big for your room–you can get expert advice right away!

Piece + Palette kitchen

Such a huge, huge help when it comes to taking the guesswork out of creating a beautiful, functional room. 

Piece + Palette sitting area

If you’ve ever stood in the Benjamin Moore store with 200 blue paint chips in your hand, you know, like we do, that paint colors can be tricky! Benjamin Moore sends high res photos of the paints used in Piece+Palette designer rooms that Lauren has designed, and, better yet, these lovely ladies match paint colors to fabrics they offer on the website.

Piece + Palette pillows

As if that weren’t enough, Lauren is also on hand to give color advice. If you’ve ever painted and entire room only to realize that you meant to have a warm gray but you got lavender, you can imagine how invaluable this advice is!

Piece + Palette flowers

These ladies all have different tastes and styles that are represented on the site, but they always agree on these three key principles:

Piece + Palette porch

  1. Just because it’s expensive, that doesn’t make it fabulous!
  2. Quality over quantity…always, always, always!
  3. Be unique!  Make your home your sanctuary and a reflection of yourself and what you and your family love.

We couldn’t agree any more… If you’re looking for a summer spruce, stop by and see our new southern friends at Piece+Palette! 

Catherine Nguyen Photograpy

Lauren Burns Interiors

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 )

Slightly South of Simple

If 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!

House Tour: Bahamas Pink Cottage Tour

Bahamas pink cottage

Summer may be in full swing, but now is the time we are planning our winter vacations. This adorable Bahamian home looks like just the kind of place to catch some rays any time of year. Enjoy the tour!

Bahamas pink cottage

 

Bahamas dining room

 

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living-room

 

bedroom

 

cottage

 

porch

 

bedroom

 

wood

 

cottage

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We hope you have a fabulous afternoon!

Photography: Annie Schlechter

Styling: Liz Strong

Coastal Living Magazine

What design bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

Thanks to my friend Carrie Waller from Dream Green DIY for adding Slightly South of Simple to her Summer Reading List! Here’s what she had to say: Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey: If you’re looking for a sweet, witty, heartbreaking read to pass the time while lying on the beach this season, then Slightly South of Simple is for you. I motored through an advance copy several months ago, and loved every moment. This one will keep you guessing, too!

*Photo courtesy of Dream Green DIY

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What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

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

 

 

Slightly South of Simple-Inspired Historic Remodel

Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

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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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!)

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What People Are Saying About My New Book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE:

“Harvey, considered to be the ‘it girl’ of Southern fiction, introduces the first novel in the Peachtree Bluff Series this spring. Child, this book is everything! We’re hoping to see this soapy read on the Hallmark Channel.” –Jamey Gidden, Daytime Confidential

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!)

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