In Good Taste: Barbara Westbrook Interior Design

Good morning, chic readers. We hope your week is off to a wonderful start. We don’t know about you, but we are dreaming of Memorial Day. All those white dresses and seersucker suits, not to mention sunshine and pool time. 

Barbara Westbrook living room

Here, there’s a big band party and dinner to mark the occasion, not to mention cookouts and beach time, boating, a parade. We know it’s not the official start of summer, but it feels that way all the same.

Barbara Westbrook living room

This bright, airy room feels perfect for summer and is the epitome of Barbara Westbrook’s good taste. The perfectly worn rug and those welcoming Carolina blue shutters might be our favorite parts… Although it’s hard to choose, isn’t it?

Barbara Westbrook dining

Dining rooms often feel too open to us, a little bit empty and formal. This one is as warm and welcoming as the friends we can imagine around it!

Barbara Westbrook kitchen

Rustic beams, wood cabinets and dark floors make this kitchen feel cozy and intimate, the perfect place for a long chat over a good cup of coffee.

Barbara Westbrook kitchen

Wide plank floors have to be one of the best kitchen flooring options of all time. Whether a house is old or new they add that instant feeling of history and age–the graceful kind, of course.

Barbara Westbrook kitchen

This is the inspiration photo dream kitchens are made of! Plenty of room for food prep, storage, setting a fabulous table… This kitchen has it all! 

Barbara Westbrook kitchen

For large kitchens, we adore this double island look. One for eating, one for food prep. It’s perfect!

Barbara Westbrook bedroom

Even during the summer when the temperatures are sweltering outside, we love coming hope and cozying up. Stunning throws and rich textures (Velvet for summer is everywhere!) give a bedroom a sanctuary feeling all year round. A chaise for enjoying the view is a bonus!

Barbara Westbrook bathroom

Black and white is one of our favorite color combos, of course. Shades of gray only up the ante!

Barbara Westbrook bathroom

We’ve always loved a little glamour in the bathroom. Pretty metallics and an accent chandelier fit the bill perfectly. 

Barbara Westbrook porch

This is exactly what we were talking about! The kind of scene Memorial Days were made for. 

Wishing you a little sand in your toes–and a copy of Slightly South of Simple in your hand–this Memorial Day weekend! 


What Design Bloggers are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“I have to rave a little bit about Kristy Woodson Harvey’s books…they have honestly turned into my favorite books to curl up with and just get lost in. I recently just read her newest book, Slightly South of Simple {click here to see review} and I was captivated by the character relationships that develop throughout the story, how I was able to relate to the characters, and be transported to a different state through her writing. All of Harvey’s books just ooze with southern charm, emotion, and interesting family dynamics.” –Lauren, A Touch of Southern Grace

 

Entrance Foyers That Say Welcome and More!

wood beams in the kitchen

 

Beautiful Beams Add Character to Every Room

 

entrance foyers

 

Entrance Foyers that say Welcome!

 

quote

 

Quotes to Love

 

WEEKEND SALES

25% OFF Shorts Tops, Sandals & Swim- anthropologie 

Extra 30% off Sale- j crew

Just Added Savings Sale  – one kings lane

Up to 70% off Sale – shopbop

Up to 65% off – neiman marcus

New to Sale – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

Up to 40% Off Friends and Family Sale – saks fifth avenue

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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

Draper James and Reese Witherspoon New Collaboration and More!

 

At Home with Landscape Designer Jon Carloftis

one kings lane

 

Draper James and Nordstrom

 

Reese Witherspoon and Draper James Partnering with Nordstrom

– nordstrom

 

WEEKEND SALES

25% OFF Shorts Tops, Sandals & Swim- anthropologie 

Extra 30% off Sale- j crew

Just Added Savings Sale  – one kings lane

Up to 70% off Sale – shopbop

Up to 65% off – neiman marcus

New to Sale – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

Up to 40% Off Friends and Family Sale – saks fifth avenue

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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

Ten Gorgeous Gardens!

gorgeous gardens
One Kings Lane

We are so happy to have warm weather and that  can only mean one thing: time for gardens galore! Sitting in them, admiring them… We love all of that!  Take a look and 10 of our favorites and happy Monday, friends!

 

hydrangea garden
Howard Design Studio

 

garden
Jeff Jones Design

 

flower garden
Hollander Landscape Design

 

garden Howard Design Studio

 

GARDEN
Loi Thai Garden

 

garden dining
Carolyne Roehm – AD

 

garden design
Hollander Landscape Design

 

garden
Howard Design Studio

 

garden
Hollander Design

 

Slightly South of Simple

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE:

“Heartfelt and warm, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE deftly explores the familial ties that bind us— and those that have the power to break us. Kristy Woodson Harvey’s cast of characters— and the charming beach town of Peachtree Bluff— will crawl into your soul and stay there.”

-Colleen Oakley

 

Upcoming Slightly South of Simple Tour Dates:

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

– 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]

Inspiring Home Libraries, a Beach Retreat Bedroom and More!

home libraries

 

Inspiring Home Libraries

one kings lane

 

Beach retreat bedroom

 

Beach Retreat Bedroom with Serena and Lily Swing Chair

chango & co

 

lemon almond cake recipe

 

Delicious Lemon Almond Cake Recipe

– Rose and Ivy Journal

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A Few Things I’m Loving:

This dress is perfect for summer cocktail parties

I love that this blouse can be worn casually with jeans or pair with white pants for a night on the town

How cute are these boat shoes for a those everyday wear

Nothing like the perfect white jeans for summer

Tassel earrings are so fun

 

WEEKEND SALES

20% off With Code WOWMOM – anthropologie 

Extra 30% off Sale- love this dress j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – love this cowhide rug one kings lane

Up to 70% off Sale- love these gladiators  – shopbop

Up to 65% off – neiman marcus

Up to 20% off all Beach Towels – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

Up to 40% Off Friends and Family Sale – saks fifth avenue

Up to 40% Off  – wisteria

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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

 

Parisian Style, Painted Cabinets and More!

Parisian style

 

Decorating Like a Parisian

one kings lane

 

kitchen

 

Beautiful Kitchens with Painted Cabinets

dering hall

 

Robert Stilin - Kips Bay Showhouse
Robert Stilin Design – Stephen Kent Johnson Photography

 

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is officially open. The townhouse is  located on 125 East 65th Street and open until June 1st

– kips bay decorator show house

 

Serena and Lily

 

No One Does Summer Better

serena and lily

 

Aerin Lauder for Williams Sonoma

 

Aerin Lauder’s New Collection 

williams-sonoma

 

Slightly South of Simple

 

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day

slightly south of simple


Upcoming Slightly South of Simple Tour Dates:

 

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

– 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]

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