10 Favorite Rooms with a Touch of Black

a touch of black in the entry foyer marble floor
Suzanne Kasler

 

Happy Monday, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. Today, we are channeling fall (even though it was 93 degrees yesterday) and celebrating a touch of black

 

a touch of black desk in the office
Tucker & Marks

 

Nothing grounds a room and creates chic contrast quite like the right amount of black. 

 

a touch of black Alyssa Rosenheck design
Alyssa Rosenheck

 

From black cabinetry, molding and trim contrasted with white furnishings, 

 

a touch of black in steel doors
McGill Design Group- Plum Furniture

 

To black-lined cabinets that add a hint of the hue,

 

a touch of black in art and floor lamp in living room of Alison Cayne
One Kings Lane

 

To stunning neutral spaces with just a touch of the color that every single room must have a hint of, a touch of black is one our favorite ways to create instant style in a home. 

 

Suzanne Kasler via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

A grand piano might the ultimate, of course–especially if you can actually play it–

 

a touch of black in the kitchen with black pendants
Serena & Lily

 

But something unexpected like these ceiling details is equally as incredible. 

 

a touch of black in the kitchen with The Fox Group
The Fox Group

 

From a beyond stunning range

 

bedroom with black 4 poster bed
Serena & Lily

 

To a lovely canopy bed (and floors!),

 

a touch of black screen door on porch
BHG

 

To a charming screen door, every space is better with a touch of black! Do you agree that every room needs a bit of this favorite shade?

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book
 

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

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  The Peachtree Bluff Series

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

September 9th, 2019: Prologue Event with The Star News and WHQR, The MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street #300, Wilmington, NC, 12 noon, Free and Open to the Public. Book sales by Two Sisters Bookery
 
September 12-15, 2019: Southern Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show, Spartanburg, SC.
 
September 13, 2019: Cover Reveal for Feels Like Falling! All day. Follow @kristywharvey on Instagram for exclusive giveaways and information
 
September 15, 2019: SIBA Gallery Writers Breakfast, Azalea Ballroom, Spartanburg, SC, 7:30-9 am, with Mary Alice Monroe, Lynn Cullen and Kristin Harmel, Emcee: Kimberly Taws Daniels of The Country Bookshop. 
 
September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.
 
October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.
 
October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.
 
October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.
 
January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 
 
January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
 
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
 
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
 
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

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10 Favorite Gray Kitchens

gray kitchen
Karr Bick

 

Good morning, chic readers! Did you have a great weekend! We sure hope so. 

I had a spectacular one because the major demo at my house (partly post-hurricane Florence and partly an addition we were planning anyway) started on Friday! Hooray!

 

gray kitchen
Beth Webb Interiors

 

It is crazy how, after months and months and months and months of waiting around, a crew tore down our shed and our screened porch in a matter of hours! It’s kind of like cooking dinner: It takes forever for it to come together and like a minute and a half for everyone to scarf it down and you to be left with a big, fat pile of dirty dishes. (Although, yeah… The pile of stuff in the yard that used to be our house is way worse than any dirty dishes!)

 

 

gray kitchen
Threshold Interiors

 

I can’t even believe it, but I actually miss cooking and doing that big pile of dishes in my very own kitchen–even though my rental kitchen is very nice. In the spirit of kitchens, we thought we’d explore some of our favorites, gray kitchens, and our favorite sidekicks that take them up a notch. Whether you’re looking to do a complete kitchen overhaul, a tiny remodel or just love pretty things, take a look at our favorite ways to bring out that gray–in a good way!

 

gray kitchen
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

  1. A bit of brass. Brass and gray is one of our favorite combos. We hope this is a trend that sticks around!

 

gray kitchen
Martha Stewart Design

 

2. A fabulous farmhouse sinkSpeaking of washing dishes… This sink is big enough to hold them all–and looks pretty in the process!

 

suzanne kasler gray kitchen
Suzanne Kasler for Southern Living Showhouse

 

3. Open shelving. Kitchen things are so pretty. Why not display them? Bonus points for this trend for being budget friendly! 

 

Traditional Home Show House – Emily Followill Photography

 

4. A touch of black. This fume hood and range would look amazing with any color scheme, but we particularly love it with gray!

 

gray kitchen
Alison Cayne Kitchen – One Kings Lane

 

5. Subway tile! (With or without gray grout.): We’re still loving simple subway tile. And that dark grout really makes it pop and accents the other grays. 

 

gray kitchen
Nora Murphy

 

6. Natural wood. No one knows farmhouse chic quite like Nora Murphy. She mixes wood and gray with impeccable results! We love the distressed feel.

 

gray kitchen
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Are you a fan of gray kitchens? What’s your favorite gray kitchen accent?

peachtree bluff series - Kristy Woodson Harvey

Resolving to read more in 2019? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, Book 2,  The Secret to Southern Charm, and Book 3, The Southern Side of Paradise releasing, May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

 

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

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