“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.”
It’s hard to believe that just a week ago we were in NYC launching my latest novel, Slightly South of Simple. This week we’ll be hitting spots from Lake Lure, SC to Vero Beach and Palm Beach, Florida, and end up in Atlanta. Check out this week’s events below. I’d love to see you!
I spoke at the 92nd St. Y last week about designing small NYC spaces, but I have to say that these kitchens don’t look small at all!
In fact, they are spacious and leave plenty of room for imagination.
Threshold has thought of everything in these gorgeous kitchens.
And this blue backsplash adds a special touch of color. Kitchens aren’t the only thing Threshold does wonderfully well, but today seemed like a great time to focus on the heart of the home. Would any of these elements be included in your dream kitchen?
Tuesday, May 2: “Books and Bites” literary luncheon, Lake Lure Inn, 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746, (828) 625-2525, sponsored by Friends of the Mountain Branch Library, Meet and Greet, 11 am, Lunch at 11:30 am, Contact JoAnne Ellingston, Friends of the Mountain Library, [email protected], 828-625-9637
Tuesday, May 2: Talk, Signing and Fundraiser to benefit Children’s Security Blanket at home of Laura Hodge, Spartanburg, SC, Contact is Laura Allen, [email protected]
Wednesday, May 3: Holcombe Book Club, Country Club of Spartanburg, 11:30 am
Thursday, May 4: Luncheon, Talk and Signing, The Moorings Yacht and Country Club, 100 Harbour Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963, 12 pm, (Open to Club Members Only) [email protected]
Friday, May 5: Talk and Signing, Palm Beach Library System, Lantana Road Branch, 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33462, (561) 304-4500, Free and Open to the Public
Friday, May 5: Private Party and Signing, Sailfish Club, Palm Beach, FL
Saturday, May 6: Celebration of Mother’s Day at Boxwoods in Buckhead, 100 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, 11 am-3 pm, Contact Susan: [email protected], (404) 233-3400
Saturday,May 6: Signing at FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 4:30-6 pm, Contact Karen Schwettman, [email protected], 770-516-9989,
Sunday, May 7: Mother’s Day Tea at Urban Relics, Sandy Plains Village, 4651 Sandy Plains Rd #104, Roswell, GA 30075,(770) 587-3900, 2-3 pm, Contact is Annelle Gerson, [email protected], 770-993-1555, 2:00-3:00
Subway tile is an instant refresh wherever it is. In old houses or new, it creates a beautiful bathroom!
Speaking of gorgeous bathrooms… The vintage feel of this one is perfect for the age of the house.
This is another one of those “moments” we were talking about that Summer Thornton does so very well. Never underestimate the power of a well-accessorized vignette! We hope you’re having a terrific week and appreciate your stopping by!
We love how simple this kitchen is. You can never go wrong with black, white and a touch of natural fiber.
It took us a while to warm up to the idea, but we are now big fans of mixing metals. This kitchen is case and point!
These pendants are perfection.
Speaking of pendants, this is one of our favorites. It’s even more stunning in real life!
Saarinen tables are always a favorite. Sleek, modern and totally functional, they’re a great pick for a breakfast room, especially one that isn’t huge.
The right combination of high and low, rustic and modern, this gorgeous bathroom is the perfect mix of favorite elements blended together in just the right way.
A great wallpaper can totally make a bathroom. We love the vintage feel of this marble sink. The simplicity of these fixtures is a perfect complement to the fun wallpaper. All in all, we think you’ll agree that the work of Park and Oak is in good taste. Which is your favorite room?
We hope you’re having a great day and staying warm!
As we all know, sometimes the simplest things can be the most beautiful.
One of our favorite, simple statement-makers? Subway tile, of course!
When we’re working on a renovation, so many things are pulling on our heartstrings–and our purse strings!
When it comes to the kitchen, in particular, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed–or more than a little over budget!
Fortunately, subway tile is a way to keep both in check. Not only is it a stunning no-brainer for any space, but subway tile is also an affordable alternative to marble or other natural stones that might be fighting to be our backsplash choice. (Although we love them too!)
One of our most favorite subway tile tricks that makes it look not only unique but also much more expensive, it playing with the grout color. We’re huge fans of gray grout, especially in a kitchen like this where it highlights the color of the cabinets. Plus, it doesn’t get dirty!
But white grout lends a gorgeous clean look.
With subway tile, you really can’t go wrong!
Another perk to subway tile? It’s so easy to clean! Just spray and wipe with any old cleanser.
From matte and magnificent…
To a sensational sheen, we love subway tile any old way. Are you a subway tile fan? Or do you prefer a different kind of backsplash?