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

tory burch

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

Winter Tag Sale Extra 25% Off – anthropologie

Extra 30% Off Sale j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 25% off All New Arrivals  – shopbop

Up to 75% Off Designer Apparel – neiman marcus

30% Off Select Items – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

Up to 70% off – saks fifth avenue

Up to 70% off – net-a-porter

Up to 50% Off- wisteria


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!

Natural Stone Fireplaces

natural-stone-hearth-atlan-homes-and-mag-beth-ervin-design-norris-and-spillsmiller-arch
Beth Ervin Design via Atlanta Homes Magazine

 

The days are shorter, the weather is cooler and there is oh so much to celebrate! If the colder temperatures have you stuck indoors, now is the perfect time to start thinking about creating that gorgeous outdoor space you’ve been dreaming of–complete with an outdoor fireplace, of course! 

natural-stone-slate-patio-and-stone-firpalce-beth-webbh
Beth Webb Interiors

 

The perfect place to start? Our friends at The Natural Stone Institute! Their beautiful site is an information-filled resource for anyone looking to incorporate more natural stone into his or her home. From tips on which material works best in which space to help finding a competent installer in your area, The Natural Stone Institute is filled with ideas to get you well on your way to that slate patio or stone fireplace of your dreams!

natural-stone-elizabeth-kimberly
Elizabeth Kimberly

 

We love natural stone indoors, of course, but there’s nothing like nature’s finest to create an outdoor space fit for entertaining all year long! 

natural-stone-bunny-williams
Bunnny Williams

 

Swimming pools are one of our favorite outdoor features that make backyards so much more fun! The addition of a stone border allows this one to blend in with the nature around it and keeps it from feeling out of place in the environment.

natural-stone-ad-billy-cunningham-photo
Billy Cunningham Photography

 

For a fireplace, stone is the perfect choice, of course! Not only does it withstand heat and elements, but it also complements the beauty of the surroundings.

stone
Meg Braff Design

 

When looking for a more cost-effective solution for implementing a stone motif in your outdoor space, choosing something that can be sourced locally is always a great place to start. This redstone creates a unique look that makes this kitchen a perfect gathering spot for a good meal.

natural-stone-william-waldron-ad
William Waldron Photography via Architectural Digest

 

This fireplace almost looks like it has always been in this yard. Beautiful!

1
Architectural Digest

 

When choosing stone for an outdoor area, you don’t have to stick with just one. Mixing and matching creates a totally custom look.

natural-stone-travertine-ad-bjorn-wallander
Bjorn Wallander Photography via Architectural Digest

 

Travertine is a luxe and singularly fabulous look in an outdoor space. We’re drooling! Travertine is extremely durable, but isn’t the best pick for sub-freezing temperatures.

limeston-ad-bjorn-wallander-phot
Bjorn Wallander Phototgraphy via Architectural Digest

 

Limestone has similar qualities–but in this island paradise, we’re pretty sure that sub-freezing temperatures won’t be a problem! Don’t forget to visit Use Natural Stone before that patio–or kitchen–redesign. 

Will you be utilizing your outdoor space this holiday season? Warm or cold, indoors or out, we’re hope you’re preparing for a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Things We Love:Climbing Vines

wood
Patrick Ahearn Architect

For outdoor style and adding loads of curb appeal, few things top the timelessness, simplicity and style of a climbing vine. Fresh and festive, with flowers or without, we adore this look for turning a plain exterior into something extraordinary.

(more…)

House Tour:Coastal Living Showhouse Sneak Peek

the-beach

We think it should be a national holiday… The unveiling of the Coastal Living Showhouse

(more…)

Things We Love:Outdoor Living

dining
Architectural Digest

Outdoor living… ‘Tis the season, right?

patio
Architectural Digest

And, really and truly, we can’t think of anything better. 

(more…)

InGoodTaste:Mark Finlay

1ingt mark finlay

It’s basically a holiday where we are this week: the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament! The first over-500 pound fish was caught today, raking in the $433,500. Hemingway would be proud. My son is in heaven watching these giant fish come in and get weighed. I’m more considering what I would do with the prize money!

(more…)

Design Chic

Stay up to date by joining our email list!

Design Chic

Stay up to date by joining our email list!