Beautiful Spaces for Living Outdoors and More!

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Beautiful Spaces for Outdoor Living

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Amazing Home Bars

dering hall

 

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A Glamorous Home on the Hudson

one kings lane

 

abstract art

Artlifting Empowers Homeless and Disabled Artists

,blue and white caftan on the beach

 

Splenderosa’s Splendid Summer BOX

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What People Are Saying About Slightly South of Simple

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.” (―The Huffington Post)

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/slightly-south-of-simple-kristy-woodson-harvey/1124085475?ean=9781501158056

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!

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? 

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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 )

Tour a Hamptons House Inspired by European Farmhouses and More!

Hamptons House tour

 

Tour a Hamptons House Inspired by European Farmhouses

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French Home

Tour this French Home In North Carolina

traditional home magazine

 

kitchen

 

14 Picture-Perfect Kitchens

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gardens

 

Gorgeous Waterfront Garden

cottages and gardens

 

So grateful to my friends at Salisbury Magazine for my first ever magazine cover! Jon Lakey’s photos of Beaufort are absolutely breathtaking and Deirdre Parker Smith’s article is beautiful. I’m so humbled and flattered by your generosity.

salisbury magazine

Slightly South of Simple

If you’re looking to spend  Memorial Day Weekend with your toes in the sand and a book in you hand,  check out Slightly South of Simple!  Enjoy your weekend, friends!

Nordstrom Sale

Don’t miss the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

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Things We Love: A Touch of Mid-Century Modern

Living-room Mid-Century modern
Carrier and CoRobert Brantley Photography

 

 So many styles. So little time. It’s no wonder that mixing trends and time periods is so popular now. Who would want to choose just one?

wood -Mid-Century modern
Milieu Magazine

 

 We are huge, huge fans of the Midcentury Modern touches that we have seen cropping up here, there and everywhere. And we just love how simple touches of the look can add personality to any room. This fixture, for example, adds instant pizazz to complement traditional furnishings.

living-room Mid-Century modern
Lonny

 

A pop of yellow, and, most certainly, touches of gold, make a living room fun and family friendly. (Adore this glass coffee table!)

Mid-Century modern dining
Evars and Anderson

 

 Bright colors in unexpected places are something that we are completely embracing right now! These dining chairs are the perfect example.

Mid-Century modern playroom
Lonny

 

Even the playroom gets a hint of midcentury with a cool sconce. (And some fun, tiny chairs!)

Mid-Century modern abstract-art
Connecticut Cottages and Gardens

 

Abstract art is one of our favorite features of a room with a Midcentury Modern look.

Mid-Century modern dining
via Tory Burch

 

 And a funky and futuristic light fixture is practically a necessity.

Mid-Century modern living room
Lonny

 

 Wood elements help tie any look together.

Mid-Century modern nursery
Christine Dovey – Style at Home

 

 Unexpected touches like the contrasting fixture and ceiling medallion and that fabulous writing on the wall translate beautifully even into the nursery. That rug looks so cozy too!

Mid-Century modern kitchen
Lonny

 

Modern bar stools, abstract art, sleek wood and that fabulous bar cart combine together to create a totally stylish look. That view doesn’t hurt either!

Mid-Century modern entrance
Architectural Digest

 

Show-stopping artifacts and the coolest lucite ping pong table we’ve ever seen pair with an incredible Serge Mouille chandelier for a one-of-a-kind entrance hall. (Seriously. We NEED that ping pong table!)

Mid-Century modern dining
Eric Piasecki Photography

 

 This dining room is Midcentury Modern perfection. The fresh fabrics bring it up to date. Are you a fan of midcentury modern touches?

Thanks so much for visiting us today. We’re so happy to see you!


St. Patrick’s Day Green

St. Patrick's day green draperies and sofa in living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, sweet readers! Are you wearing your green? We don’t want you to get pinched! There’s no time like the present to give your house a little luck of the Irish too. Green is one of our favorite shades for infusing life into rooms. From pale pastels to deeper colors, there’s the right green for every space!

green chairs on wood porch
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

green pendant lights in Lee Kleinhelter's Atlanta home
Lee Kleinhelter Interior Design via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

glass cabinet with white china
Lonny

 

green pendant lights in the kitchen
D2 Interieurs

 

green cabinets in the kitchen
Coastal Living

 

bedroom with green wallpaper
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

coastal living show house bedroom by Meg Braff
Meg Braff Interior Design

 

porch with green upholstery
Coastal Living Showhouse – Meg Braff Interior Design

 

lounge chairs by the pool
Coastal Living Showhouse – Meg Braff Interior Design

 

entertaining with Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch
Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch

 

green front door
BHG

Which shade of green is your favorite? Wishing you a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!

What our favorite bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple!

 “This novel explores sisterly bonds and the depths of the things we will do for people we love most in the world.  Slightly South of Simple was a sweet and enjoyable book with a dash of humor and wit, and will make an awesome beach read this summer!  I loved this book, and it was the perfect light read…” — Cassie Bustamente, Primitive and Proper


Outdoor Space for Spring, White Lettuce Ware Collection from Tory Burch & More!

create an outdoor space for Spring
Leslie Unruh Photography

 

How to Create a Fabulous Outdoor Space for Spring

one kings lane

 

Tory Burch lettuce ware collection

 

White Lettuce Ware Collection from Tory Burch

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Tory Burch ruffle sneaker

 

The Ruffle Sneaker from Tory Burch



A few things I’m still loving for winter:

Now on to Spring!

 

WEEKEND SALES

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Up to 25% off All New Arrivals  – shopbop

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Slightly South of Simple is on Preorder special right now for only $9.41!

Advance Praise for Slightly South of Simple:

“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

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!)

Happy Sunday, friends!

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