Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

With Spring in full swing, it’s time to pay homage to our very favorite shade this time of year: beautiful beach blues.

Andrew J. Howard

They blend so beautifully with natural neutrals like these chic baskets–and beach bags and hats of every kind! 

Eric Piasecki Photography Carrier and Co. Design

Plain, they’re lovely, but patterned, beach blues are super chic as well and lend a totally different feel.


If we were ever going to really commit to a color in the kitchen, make a major investment in it, we’re pretty sure our favorite blue would be the one.

Lies and Other Acts of Love

Speaking of our favorite beach blues… Have you made your spring and summer reading list yet? We sure would love it if my new novel, Lies and Other Acts of Love was on it! (Don’t forget about our giveaway! See below!)

OKL – Gray Malin Rivazzurra Beach

Does it get chicer than this by the shore? Swooning over these Gray Malin photos! Sigh…

Grant K Gibson

As a stunning backsplash, this one is tops. It adds such a special element to this lovely kitchen.

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Speaking of accessories we love… This might be my new favorite coffee table accessory!

J.K. Kling

We never think of layering pattern on pattern. But when it’s done right, it’s perfection!

Tim Clark DesignNoah Webb Photography

A little blush of blue in the shower? Adds style in droves!

Lies and Other Acts of Love

If it’s still chilly where you are, Lies and Other Acts of Love pairs perfectly with your favorite tea and a snuggly throw. 

Hamptons Cottages and Gardens Tria Giovan Photography

Or, if the sun if shining, what would be better than lying by this fabulous pool?

Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

This little blue umbrella is such a pretty perk-up to this gorgeous yard. But our favorite beach blue of all? The sky, of course. And the best part is that that little slice of blue can be enjoyed from anywhere at all. 

We can’t believe it, but the big day is… tomorrow! Lies and Other Acts of Love officially launches, and we are so excited– especially since we just heard that it was chosen as an Okra Pick by the amazing Southern Independent Booksellers! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have been so supportive, who have already pre-ordered Lies and Other Acts of Love and sent your kind wishes my way. It means the world to me! 

Anyone who purchases Lies and Other Acts of Love between now and April 11: email me at [email protected] to be entered to win a $1,000 Shop Design Chic gift card!

Wishing you a wonderful day!