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)

 

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Serena and Lily dining

 

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Slightly South of Simple

 

What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple

“Harvey’s devotion to realistic character development pays off by the end of the novel, which provides clear resolutions to some plots and leaves other hanging in a way that practically begs for a sequel…because Harvey is meticulous about closing out each character’s arc in a satisfying way….SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE is so warm, inviting and real…”—Bookpage

House Tour: Santa Monica Classic Beauty

house-and-garden Santa Monica home

Good morning, friends! Welcome to this gorgeous Santa Monica home! (The dog is welcoming you too!)

wood

We were immediately drawn to the outside of the home, and, inside, the white paint and dark wood look so clean and fresh.

wood

We love the way this dark, antique chair pops against the white walls. And how well the dog hair blends too!

kitchen

The bright, white kitchen is sleek, streamlined and perfect for cooking for a crowd. LOVE the white Viking!

glass cabinets in kitchen

The glass cabinets, wine storage and baskets make sure that everything in the kitchen has its place.

bedroom

A bedroom with a sitting room and fireplace feels so cozy, perfect for enjoying a chilly afternoon!

bedroom

Bedrooms with slanted walls are some of our favorites. They are so charming and always filled with wonderful nooks.

bedroom

When space is at a premium, a built-in bedroom is the perfect solution. Any little boy would love this room!

bathroom Santa Monica

Secret spaces and hidden passageways are perfect for parking a child’s imagination! And the roofline in this beautiful bath adds interest.

bedroom

Subway tile in a bathroom is one of our favorite picks — especially when it has great gray grout.

laundry-room

A laundry room like this would make us want to do the laundry! Well… maybe…

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Who needs a gym when you can exercise from the comfort of home? Looking out this window would be great!

wood

A fantastic piece of Santa Monica real estate could never be complete without amazing outdoor spaces.

porches

We’d say porches like these fit the bill!

porches

Dining, lounging, and entertaining… These porches are perfect for everything! 

A gorgeous home for a gorgeous day! Hope yours is wonderful!


Tim Barber Ltd. Architecture

Kristen Panitch Interiors

Karyn Millet Photography

 

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]

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]

 

House Tour: Buckhead Beauty Designed by Suzanne Kasler

Buckhead house - Suzanne Kasler

It’s been a whirlwind 25 days on the Slightly South of Simple book tour, where I have had the great pleasure of meeting amazing people in beautiful cities and towns across our Country.  I was in Atlanta just a few days ago, and I couldn’t help but think about that time when I saw this fabulous Buckhead home designed by one of our favorite designers, Suzanne Kasler. Take a peek. We think you’ll love it just as much as we do!

Buckhead house - Suzanne Kasler

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - wood

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - books

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - living room

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - living room

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - living room

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - dining

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - sunroom

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - game room

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - game room

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - bedroom

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - pool and garden

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - pool house and garden

via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

INTERIOR DESIGN –  Suzanne Kasler

ARCHITECTS – Spitzmiller & Norris

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT  –  E. Graham Pittman & Associates

PHOTOGRAPHER – Erica George Dines

Slightly South of Simple

Don’t forget Mom – we think Slightly South of Simple is the perfect gift!


Upcoming Tour Dates:

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

In Good Taste: Shelley Johnstone Design

Shelley Johnstone Design- dining

I am having such a great time in Chicago

Shelley Johnstone Design - kitchen

and the surrounding area on Day 23 of my tour and I’m excited about

Shelley Johnstone Design - kitchen

an event at the Evanston Public Library this evening. 

Shelley Johnstone Design -kitchen with brass hardware

 I can’t be in Chicago without thinking of the talented

Shelley Johnstone Design - bathroom

Shelley Johnstone, who we talked about here.

Shelley Johnstone Design - wood

How beautiful is this space?

Shelley Johnstone Design

it is quite nearly impossible to even look at Shelley’s gorgeous designs without feeling fabulous.

Shelley Johnstone Design

And her backyard is the ultimate oasis. 

Shelley Johnstone Design

This is where I want to be relaxing at the end of my tour!

Shelley Johnstone Lake Forest Shophouse

If you love Shelley’s designs as much as we do, you don’t want to miss the 17th Biennial Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens , open daily, April 29 through May 21.  The Showhouse is produced by the Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, and Shelley has designed the fabulous dining room!

Slightly South of Simple

If you’re looking for a gift for Mother’s Day, don’t forget Slightly South of Simple.  These are wrapped and ready for lots of special moms! Happy Tuesday, friends!


 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

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

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