The Classic Combination: Blue and White

classic blue and white living room
Meg Braff Design


Fabric, wallpaper, porcelain, Slightly South of Simple’s book cover…

classic blue and white abstract art in dining room

We love the completely classic combination of blue and white wherever it is!

classic blue and white in living room
Sarah Bartholomew Interior Design


One of the best things about blues is that the shades mix oh so well.

classic blue and white kitchen
Sarah Bartholomew


From soft baby blues to deeper cobalts…

blue and white kitchen
Sarah Bartholomew


Checks to stripes to florals…

blue and white bedroom
Liz Caan Interior Design


From a totally charming child’s bedroom…

blue and white bathroom
Palmer Weiss interior Design


To a uniquely chic bathroom

blue and white living room decor
Lynn Morgan Design


Blue and white is a favorite combination–especially by the water!

blue and white porch decor
Meg Braff Interior Design


A bold blue on a patio feels bright, fun and entertaining ready.

blue and white porch
Summer Thornton


If it’s the backsplash for a completely unique outdoor kitchen, all the better!

blue and white porch
Michael Stave


But, of course, no one does blue and white quite like Mother Nature. Wherever you are today, wishing you blue and white skies–and, if you’re really, really lucky, blue water too!

I’m in beautiful Litchfield Beach, SC today speaking at the Litchfield Books Moveable Feast Literary Luncheon–one of my favorite events–and then speaking to the Federation of South Carolina Women’s Clubs tonight. Tomorrow I’ll be in the Holy City, Charleston, SC, for a fabulous luncheon at High Cotton to help raise funds for the South Carolina Reading Partners, which promotes one of my favorite causes: literacy. If you’re in the area, join us! Happy weekend!

And don’t forget to enter to win $250 to spend any way you want at Amazon. 25 copies of Slightly South of Simple, anyone?

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Kitchen Open Shelving, Delicious Soup Recipes and More!

kitchen open shelving

 Kitchen Open Shelving

dering hall


5 Delicious Soups to Warm you From the Inside

Rose and Ivy


Favorite Travel Tips 

you may be wandering


We can never start the new year without thinking about health and fitness and this year is no exception.  I’m thinking about purchasing some new shoes and I’ve heard great things about these running shoes, even if my “running” is just a brisk walk. I’ve had these for several years, and just thought I’d try something different.  I need a few new workout pieces and this jacket would work over any outfit, but I’m loving this color.  These shirts are perfect for my morning “run” and on those unseasonably warm mornings at the beach, I’m thinking about this.  These pants are my “go to”.  Do you have a favorite workout brand?  We’d love to know!






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More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

Bay Area Kitchens, Smart Organizing for Small Spaces & More!

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Step Inside 4 Stunning Bay Area Kitchens

cottages and gardens



Smart Organizing for Small Spaces


12 Gorgeous Bathroom Ideas

one kings lane


11 Rules to Follow When Decorating With Brass



Every Trend you Need to Know for 2017



13 Unique Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

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More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

In Good Taste:Jenkins Interiors


There’s nothing like a little good taste to make a Tuesday better–and so much chicer! The gorgeous designs of Jenkins Interiors are a great place to start!


Thanksgiving Cheer!

Rose and Ivy Journal

The table is set… The turkey is basted… Now all that’s left to do is count our blessings! And, when we think of what we are most thankful for this holiday season, YOU, our fabulous readers, top the list! Your emails and comments always brighten our day, and we always love seeing that you stopped by. Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing day spent doing the things you love the most. Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends!


Lies and Other Acts of Love Cover Reveal!

Do you believe in love at first sight? In feeling that immediate spark that makes you know this is it, that is the one. I’ve always been a big believer in love at first sight. And the cover for my latest novel, LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE is no exception. My editor sent me three options, and I just knew the second my cursor glanced over this one that this cover was just right for my book! And do you know what? She felt exactly the same way! Serendipity, I tell you. So, without further ado… My brand-new book’s photo:


I am celebrating this cover in a big way because I am so in LOVE with it. And you know what? Some of my favorite author friends are celebrating with me to giveaway a HUGE book bundle… This might be enough books to tide you over until LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE releases on April 5, 2016! Three bundles, three chances to win!

Book Bundle 1: MY VERY BEST FRIEND, Cathy Lamb; THE DOG YEAR, Ann Wertz Garvin; CONFESSIONS OF A PARIS PARTY GIRL, Vicki Lesage; VINTAGE, Susan Gloss; DEAR CAROLINA, Kristy Woodson Harvey; FUGITIVE COLORS, Lisa Barr

Book Bundle 2: THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE, Amy Guertin Reichert;  CLOSE TO DESTINY, Adria Cimino; LEMONGRASS HOPE, Amy Impellizzeri; KEEP THE ENDS LOOSE, Molly Duncan Campbell; ROME IN LOVE, Anita Hughes; LITTLE BLACK LIES, Sandra Block

Book Bundle 3: THE MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE, Sonja Yoerg; WAKING UP JOY, Tina Ann Forkner; WHILE YOU WERE GONE, Kate Moretti; THE BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS, Nicole Baart; ENTANGLEMENT, Katie Rose Guest Pryal; DEAR CAROLINA, Kristy Woodson Harvey

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Check out the other fabulous bloggers participating in my cover reveal:

Traveling With T

Karen’s Korner

Always With a Book

Laurie Here

Whiskey Tales

On D Bookshelf

Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

Book Mama

Great Thoughts

The Turning Pages

My Novel Opinion

Chick Lit Central Facebook

Shelf Pleasure Facebook

Design Chic

And, of course, let me know what you think of the cover! LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE releases 4.5.16 from Berkley/Penguin Random House. It’s currently available for pre-order at your local bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

More about LIES:

Dear Carolina was praised as “Southern fiction at its best.”* Now author Kristy Woodson Harvey presents a new novel about what it really means to tell the truth . . .

After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies.

Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.

But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves . . .

 “LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE will grab you by the heart strings and pull hard. A perfect story about the lies we tell and the secrets we keep– all in the name of love.” – Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life 

“LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE by Kristy Woodson Harvey is a richly detailed, intergenerational tale of love, loss and loyalty. Harvey pulls the reader into the hearts and souls of her characters.” — Heather Gudenkauf ~ New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence

And, of course, if you’re looking to pass the time until LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE releases, pick up a copy of DEAR CAROLINA!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled design loveliness tomorrow!



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