House Tour:Deer Valley

 

 

 

I learned how to ski when I was three. Dad was an avid skier, and skiing was one of those things he valued as a critical life skill. Like walking. Or breathing.  

 

 

My first ski trip was to Snowshoe, West Virginia, and, from there, Mom and Dad took me to all the major skiing destinations out West and the French and Swiss alps. (If you’ve never skied through twelve miles of cow pasture, you haven’t really skied.) 

 

 

From Aspen to Mont Blanc, my very favorite ski destination, the one that I would return to again and again, is Deer Valley.

 

 

It’s Mom’s favorite too. Dad likes to go off script a little, doesn’t care about perfectly groomed, marked trails or beautiful mountainside restaurants to stop off for lunch. But we do.

 

 

Because of our love for Deer Valley, it’s really no surprise that we are pretty much obsessed with this gorgeous Deer Valley Home designed by Massucco Warner Miller

 

 

It is, like the ski destination around it, the right mix of outdoorsy chic and plush comfort. 

 

 

 

Little Will will be five soon, and I have had all sorts of mom guilt about not teaching him to ski before now. But five isn’t so old. This winter is definitely the winter. 

 

 

We’ve been researching the best ski schools, the newest destinations.

 

 

But one look at this gorgeous home serves as a reminder of what is so wonderful about my favorite ski spot.

 

 

The beauty and elegance of this fabulous home is representative of a larger whole.

 

 

And makes me think that there are few other places as perfect for falling in love with skiing. 

 

 

Now, if they could design a way to keep our toes from getting cold (and rent us this house!), we’d really be all set. Do you like to ski? Or are you more of a drink-hot-cocoa-and-watch-the-snow-fall kind of person? Either way, we hope you’ve loved getting a peek inside this gorgeous mountain home!

 

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I am SO excited and flattered that so many book clubs have chosen Lies and Other Acts of Love as one of their reads for the year! My calendar is filling up with Skype and in-person visits, so please let me know if you’d like me to chat with your book club. kristy@kristywoodsonharvey.com


And we are so THRILLED by the number of beautiful homes we are going to have as a part of the Slightly South of Simple book tour for next April and May. If you might be interested in having the Slightly South of Simple tour come to your house (or town!), or would like more information, don’t hesitate to email me at kristy@kristywoodsonharvey.com.



In Good Taste: Collins Interiors Designs

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There is no better way to start the day than with puppies! At least, that’s what we hear.

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House Tour: Moroccan Influence

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We’ve always loved a little Moroccan flavor. But if you think Moroccan always has to mean bright colors and patterns, it’s time to take a second look. If you’d love a taste of Morocco but prefer a more subdued palette, take a peek at this beautiful home in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles designed by Shayelyn Woodbery . You’ll never think of Moroccan style in the same way again!

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House Tour: Upscale Charm

 

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Charm. That’s the word that comes to mind when considering this fabulous Atlanta home designed by the uber talented Meridy King. Incredible architectural details, eclectic style and a landscape plan to write home create a beautiful oasis amidst the city life.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines home office

 

 

The perfect mix of antique and modern, this is the kind of office that is full of inspiration–and perfect for meeting clients!

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines dining room

 

A round dining table is one of our favorite things. Especially in a square dining room, it is so chic and allows for conversation in a way that other shapes simply don’t.

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines foyer

Rustic touches are always welcome.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines living room

 

 

This room proves that you don’t have to pick a “style.” Traditional, laid-back furnishings pair perfectly with modern art and a rustic fireplace.  And, of course, accessories always put something great over the top!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines beeroom

It’s amazing how simple architectural details can add so much charm. 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines porch

The outdoor living spaces perfectly mirror the interior of this fabulous home. 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines porch

In the outdoors, as with interiors, it’s all about the little things! The details make this space so chic.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines outdoors

Just, wow. This is a photo made for Pinterest! And wonderful conversation with someone you love.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines

Lush and well planned yet totally unfussy, this is the kind of landscape architecture dreams are made of! Do you see those tiny stone steps into the water? Swooning! The dog looks almost as if he was planted there to perfect the scene!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines garden

If we weren’t dreaming of spring before (Which, I mean, who are we kidding? We’re always dreaming of spring!) we certainly are now! Fresh vegetables and beautiful blooms are only weeks away! And a home and garden this fabulous can’t help but make us want to start planning our perfect spring landscape!

Thanks so much to all of you for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love it when you stop by!

 

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Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening

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