Peachtree Bluff entrance hall with arch


Good morning, chic readers! Thanks for all you did yesterday to make the launch of my fifth novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, so amazing! I am overwhelmed by all the book love!


The Southern Side of Paradise - Peachtree Bluff dining room


If you’re new to my Peachtree Bluff Series, you should know that my protagonist, Ansley Murphy, is a designer in a tiny, Southern coastal town on the Georgia coast. 


The Southern Side of Paradise- Peachtree Bluff living room


Fictional Peachtree Bluff is full of gorgeous historic homes–made even more beautiful by Ansley’s trained hand and skilled eye. 


Peachtree Bluff living room


One of the most fun parts of writing for me imagining what the homes in my novels would look like. Ansley’s is that perfect combination of old and new, traditional and modern. 


Peachtree bluff kitchen


We imagine that she gets a lot of her design inspiration from a real-life Georgia design icon: Suzanne Kasler




Full of soothing blues and crisp whites, 


family room with beams


Stunning architectural details and great views, 


bedroom with canopy bed


Suzanne’s work is totally exquisite and positively timeless.


bathroom Peachtree Bluff


We can imagine Ansley retiring to a tub just like this after a long day of dealing with the drama of the three grown daughters back under her roof. (And bathing her young grandsons in it too!)


blue and white bedroom with beams


This beautiful bedroom with its charming sitting nook is the perfect place for Ansley to have one of her signature, brilliant mom talks with one of her struggling daughters. (In The Southern Side of Paradise, there’s a pretty good chance it would be Emerson!)


bedroom with beams


And this vibrant, cozy space would be perfect for middle daughter Sloane. (Right down to the “S”!)


bedroom sitting area with hanging swing


Bright colors and a whimsical hanging chair add the perfect touches of coastal fun. 


porch overlooking the ocean


If you’ve “been” to Peachtree Bluff in Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm or The Southern Side of Paradise, you know that the porches are the most important part of the homes there. Ansley’s house is no different. If you’ve read the series, is this what you imagined Ansley’s house to look like?

The Southern Side of Paradise
The Southern Side of Paradise – Kristy Woodson Harvey

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