Things We Love: An Outdoor Shower

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This time of year, we can’t get enough of the great outdoors.

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Laying by the pool or in the sand,

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Coastal Living


Playing tennis or golf,

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Coastal Living


Paddleboarding, kayaking or spending the day on the boat,

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Coastal Living


We even want to shower outside.

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Coastal Living


Well, you know, sort of outside. A little privacy is certainly nice!

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These beautiful outdoor showers aren’t just a space for getting clean.

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Architectural Digest


They are a beautiful accessory adding to the charm and allure of an even more gorgeous outdoor space.

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From the simple, rustic, and slightly less adorned…

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To the perfectly planned…

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New England Home Magazine


We’d love any one of these gorgeous showers! Are you a fan of the outdoor shower?

What The Joyful Home is Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“Kristy is a talented novelist and a rising star in Southern fiction. If you need a good read, definitely pick up a copy of this new book, along with her others: Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love.”–Michele, The Joyful Home

Add Statement Art to Your Dining Room and More!

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Add Statement Making Art to Your Dining Room

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  • This one from DVF
  • This stripe from Halston Heritage
  • I love the color of this one
  • And this one
  • For a little dressier look, this one is beautiful
  • And here is a perfect straw clutch to carry with them all


If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out Slightly South of Simple!  Happy weekend!

Outdoor Showers for Summer Living and More!

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Outdoor Showers for Summer Living

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big design for tiny spaces and abstract art


Big Design for Tiny Spaces

– laurel & wolf


adding texture and natural material in the kitchen


Adding Natural Material to Any Room

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pink in the living room


Decorating With Pink

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Southern Style with Reese Witherspoon



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.” (―The Huffington Post)

If 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!

White Houses with Timeless Charm

Parick Ahearn Architecture


We have some fabulous white houses that are sure to brighten your day!


Summer Showers and Beautiful Baths!

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Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. Today is officially the last day of school–the last day of preschool, even–which is incredibly hard to believe. I feel like I should be upset and contemplative over the fact that preschool is over and next year is Kindergarten, but I am so excited for summer I can’t muster much sadness! 

Architectural Digest


With almost three months of sandy feel, pool time and plenty of guests ahead of us, all we know is that our bathrooms are getting ready to work over time!

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Alisberg Parker Architect


From replacing that chipped tile to finally getting that glass shower stall you’ve been dreaming of, there’s really no time like summer to get your bathrooms in great shape before the year ahead. 

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We know so many people that are making the most of their space by ditching their bathtubs all together in favor of generously sized showers. 

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A;yssa Rosenheck Photography


While we love a gorgeous shower as much as the next person, we can’t even imagine not having a bathtub! It’s the perfect relaxing end to a day–especially when it looks like this!



What about you? Could you ditch your bathtub for good? 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


One of the things that we’re always working on, something that can seem a little insignificant but adds to the overall spa-like feel, is finding beautiful toiletries to go inside our showers. It’s so nice to see through those pretty glass doors to bottles that look pretty and streamlined. 

Tim Barber Architecture


A gorgeous vanity is the perfect finishing touch in a well-appointed bathroom. We love the drawers for keeping everything neat and organized. 

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We’re huge fans of light everywhere and anywhere. If you have the privacy, a window in the shower can be so pretty!

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Alyssa Rosenheck Photography


While we love frameless, elegant shower doors that seem to disappear, there’s no arguing that these steel doors make such a chic statement with a hint of industrial thrown in!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


If we’re going to spend the next three months soaking sandy bathing suits and rinsing chlorine-laden hair, why not have the most beautiful possible spot to do so? We don’t know about you, but we’re so looking forward to summer, gritty floors and all! 

What design bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“If you want a wonderful book to read now or on Spring break or summer vacation order this book out in April. I feel very lucky to have received an advance copy and I was hooked 4 pages into reading it. That never happens to me unless it is a decorating book, trust me this book is wonderful. I can totally visualize everything she describes in writing. I am a visual gal so this is fun for me. This needs to be made into a movie. It looks like my beautiful Southern friend Kristy Woodson Harvey has done it again with… Slightly South of Simple.” Kathysue Perdue, Good Life of Design


Upcoming on the Slightly South of Simple Tour:

Monday, June 12: Sapphire Valley Country Club, Cashiers, NC, 4-6pm, drop-in reception. Tickets are $25 and include light hors d’oeuvres and a copy of Slightly South of Simple. Open to the public. Contact Sidney Truesdale for more information 828-743-2462.

In Good Taste: Modern Organic Interiors

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your week is off to a terrific start. 

This is the last week of school here–finally!–and summer always has us thinking about what else but getting outside. 

And, though it’s termed “spring cleaning” for a reason,  summer is another one of those times when we’re thinking about making our interiors cleaner and more streamlined–from the closets all the way through the rest of the house. 

Modern decor and elements of the outside instantly make a home feel less cluttered and, as we all know, less clutter equals more relaxation–even if you can’t get to the beach!


And who couldn’t use a little more of that? 

The kitchen is one of our favorite places to mix in a few organic elements because it’s as easy as tossing lemons, limes, apples or these adorable gourds into a bowl. They add instant color, and, hopefully, remind us to grab something from nature when we want a snack.

Even small bursts of green on the counter can help focus attention and create a sense of calming relaxation. 

Modern pendant lights juxtapose perfectly with rustic frames and cowhide barstools to create an eclectic bar area perfect for entertaining. 

Sloped ceilings give the feeling of height to even the smallest of spaces and plenty of light adds to the appeal.

This stunning bathroom is another great mix of materials. From simple wood to glamorous marble and everything in between, this is the perfect space for feeling calm, refreshed and ready for the new season ahead. 

Do you make any changes to your decor as summer approaches?

Thanks for making Design Chic a part of your day!

What design bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“This is a book for anyone with sisters, mothers and all kinds of issues that life throws at us.  These ladies are all trying to find their way and Kristy tells their story beautifully.” –Marty, A Stroll Through Life 

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