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Tour a New England Beauty

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Using Natural Materials in Your Home

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Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

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I cannot believe it, but Slightly South of Simple is a National Bestseller, hitting bestseller lists from Barnes & Noble to Bookscan, Southern Indie to Southern Pines and spending weeks on smaller bestseller lists in places like Salisbury, NC (my fab hometown and home of South Main Book Co.) and Bethlehem, PA. Sixteen weeks after its release, Slightly South is still holding its own on many of these lists. I’m pinching myself every day and can’t thank you enough for all your support! Happy weekend, sweet friends!

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Tour a Hamptons Shingled House from Robert A.M. Stern

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Tour a Hamptons Shingled Home from Robert A.M. Stern

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daybed from Serena & Lily

 

500 Fabulous New Items at Serena & Lily

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office style One Kings Lane

 

Choosing the Perfect Rug for Your Room

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House Tour: Watch Hill by Ike Kligerman Barkley

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Easy & Delicious Gazpacho Recipe 

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Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

I cannot believe it, but Slightly South of Simple is a National Bestseller, hitting bestseller lists from Barnes & Noble to Bookscan, Southern Indie to Southern Pines and spending weeks on smaller bestseller lists in places like Salisbury, NC (my fab hometown and home of South Main Book Co.) and Bethlehem, PA. Sixteen weeks after its release, Slightly South is still holding its own on many of these lists. I’m pinching myself every day and can’t thank you enough for all your support! Happy weekend, sweet friends!


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A Classic Nantucket Beauty from Threshold Interiors

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

With the August heat creeping in in North Carolina, we’re daydreaming about cooling off in New England. Threshold Interiors has created this amazing Nantucket Cottage for some very special homeowners–and for us to tour today! We honestly can’t choose which room we love the most! 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors bathroom

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors bathroom

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

 

Nantucket cottage from Threshold Interiors

We hope you’re feeling cooler and crisper from this tour. Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love seeing you!


What My Big Fat Happy Life is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“Slightly South of Simple has fantastic characters, a wonderful setting on the ocean in Georgia, and an engaging plot.  This is the first book in her new trilogy… This is a wonderful book!  I fell in love with the setting and the characters.  Kristy did a great job of holding my interest throughout the book and I am excited to continue reading the series in the coming months.” –Paris, My Big Fat Happy Life

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In Good Taste: Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors

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Who doesn’t love a little blue and white? It’s the perfect way to start the day, if you ask us. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano

If you could use a little inspiration to brighten your Tuesday, look no further. The gorgeously good taste of Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors is like a breath of fresh air. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

From starkly beautiful kitchens…

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bathroom

To luxuriously elegant baths,

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

The interiors that this firm orchestrates are almost as spellbinding as the views that lie beyond so many of the windows, 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

Creating calm, comfortable homes that are ultimately unforgettable.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

Just a tiny hint of metallic adds a touch of glamour to this stunning dining room.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bedroom

It would be hard for the inside to match the splendor of the outdoors beyond, but this bedroom is perfection, the right mix of stately and cozy!

Ohara Davies-Gaetano kitchen

Light floors and floor-to-ceiling windows juxtapose with the dark tones of this kitchen to make it seem airy and open yet refined.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bathroom

Far from boring cabinets these furniture-like vanities add so much flair to this gorgeous bath.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

The right coastal touches give a nudge to the beauty outside the window without an ounce of coastal kitcsh. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

So, yeah, we’re book fans. But, even still, we love everything about this bookcase! Sometimes less is more.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano kitchen

When your glass- and serve ware is as stunning as this, open shelving is a must! 

Are you loving the work of Ohara Davies-Gaetano as much as we are?

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Thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to read my latest novel Slightly South of Simple! I am so grateful to each and every one of you. If you have read, would you consider writing a brief review on Amazon? You don’t have to have purchased there to review, and reviews help authors so very much! Thanks for all your support!

What The Relished Roost is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

If you have a second, you have to take a peek at the gorgeous post from Karolyn from The Relished Roost recreating protagonist Ansley Murphy’s Peachtree Bluff home. It’s perfection!

“The lovely yet somewhat poignant “Slightly South Of Simple” grabbed me by the heart the minute I realized it had three daughters as the main characters. It was such a heartfelt story about a single mother whom years after the loss of her husband has events that force the return of her three daughters, while trying to allow herself to finally find herself and move on.  There are twists and turns but lots of love throughout the winding path taken on the this journey. This is the perfect Summer read ladies!  Of course once again I am partial  because the matriarch “Ansley” is also an interior decorator so I truly do relate and relish her sense of style and work ethic.
I believe you will not only be able to picture these lovely women and men in your mind by Kristy’s vivid description,  but also their environments , whether it be a home or a boat!” — Karolyn Stephenson, The Relished Roost

House Tour: Shingled and Chic from Richard Hallberg Interiors

Richard Hallberg Interiors living room

Happy house tour, chic readers! We are loving this beautiful shingled beach home, in Cape Cod by the fabulous team of  Hutker Architects and Richard Hallberg Interiors.  Take a look around and we think you’ll agree!  Enjoy!

Richard Hallberg Interiors living room

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors kitchen

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors dining room

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors living room

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors wood floors

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors bedroom

 

Richard Hallberg wood ceiling

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors porch

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors outdoor pool and garden

I just wanted to take a second to THANK YOU, my AMAZING readers. Slightly South of Simple has been out a little over two months and just hit #13 in books on Barnes & Noble Top 100 Bestseller List in books and #20 in combined books and Nook books–and that is because of you!! Thank you for reading and for recommending to your friends and book clubs and sharing on your social media and blogs and being generally incredible. I am so blown away by how all of you have embraced this book and I am pinching myself every day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

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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. 

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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!

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