House Tour: Marcy’s House

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Happy Wednesday, chic friends! We hope you had an amazing Cinco de Mayo! I can’t believe that my new book, Feels Like Falling, has been out in the world for more than a week! Have you picked up your copy yet? 



If not (or, if so) we wanted to share the inspiration for one of our favorite houses in the book, that of Marcy, Gray’s best friend, who lives right next door, rent-free, in the waterfront home that her parents, who live in Maine, bought for investment purposes and only visited once a year. 



Gray and Marcy have one of my favorite friendships of the entire book. 



About Marcy, Gray says,

“I couldn’t help but laugh, which was something Marcy had been good for since the day we met. The day my now almost ex-husband Greg and I closed on our beach house five years ago, Marcy came by with a measuring cup in her hand.

“You need sugar?” I’d asked.
“No,” she replied. “Vodka.”
I knew right then and there that this girl and I were going to get along just fine.”



Now, more than ever, I think we can all appreciate the value of an amazing neighbor–and an even better friend. 



Chic, refined and very fun,



Marcy’s house (inspired by this stunning Amy Berry-designed home). is perfect for a fun, carefree, thirty-something about to embark on a new chapter of her life. 



A master bedroom that is refined yet youthful,



A pool house for entertaining



That embodies classic coastal style,



And a porch for entertaining friends and dining al fresco all year long, this is the quintessential “Cape Carolina” house (the fictional setting of Feels Like Falling!), and just one of many places you get to visit in my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling!



Feels Like Falling has received numerous accolades, including Goodreads’ “It” Book of Summer! It’s available now from your independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and on your Target, Walmart or Kroger run! The perfect read for right now, Publisher’s Weekly said, “In pitch-perfect tones, Harvey creates two Southern women doing their best to deal with everything life throws at them, and her able plotting will keep readers turning the pages…Harvey’s optimistic tale just might convince readers that bouncing back can actually land a person in a better place than where they started.” Publishers Weekly


Upcoming Virtual Events!

May 6: Friends + Fiction, 7 pm. With Mary Kay Andrews, Mary Alice Monroe, Patti Callahan Henry and Kristin Harmel.

May 7: Conversations from a Page Virtual Event, 12 PM EST, RSVP Here. And sign up for the wonderful CFAP Newsletter Here!

May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.

May 9: 7 pm. Farmville Public Library

May 10: Book + Bottle 2 pm. More information here.

May 19: Summer Songs, Books and Breezes with Adventures by the Book! Featuring Mary Kay Andrew, Mary Alice Monroe, Amy Mason Doan and Kristy Woodson Harvey. 7 pm EST. Register here!

May 20: M Judson Booksellers Zoom Virtual Event, 12:00PM.

May 28: Virtual Book Club Chat, The Lowcountry Book Club. 8 pm.


Please remember your indie bookstores first! You can pick up Feels Like Falling on your Target, Walmart or Kroeger run–or at your local bookstore, Barnes & Noble or Books-a-Million.

Top Ten: Attention to Detail

chippendale detail on a pool house from Shelley Johnstone
Shelley Johnstone Interior Design


It’s what separates a house from home, 


Stepahne Booth Shafran styling
Stephanie Booth Shafran


A get together from an event


Jenkins Interiors drapery detail with tape and tassels
Jenkins Interiors


A curtain from a window treatment,


Amy Berry Design drapery detail
Amy Berry Design


A window from a vignette,


Jenkins Interiors bedding with pink headboard detail
Jenkins Interiors


A guest room from a vacation. 


Jenkins Interiors sofa with braid detail
Jenkins Interiors


A chair is just a chair… Unless the details are incredible. Then it becomes a moment.


blue and white porcelain Kara Hebert Interiors
Kara Hebert Interiors


A beautiful vase filled with blooms turns a countertop into a focal point,


Jackson and Leroy wire mesh detail on cabinets and brass hardware
Jackson & Leroy


Stunning accents turn storage space into jewelry,


Collins interiors kennel with mesh wire detail
Collins Interiors


And a kennel into a vacation home for pets. 


pool house with awing detail from Amy Berry
Amy Berry Design


Sometimes, it isn’t what you do, it’s how you do it. And its safe to say that this bar doesn’t just entertain. It entertains in style.


Speaking of details… They are my favorite part of my books too. Creating a character, setting a scene… Those are the best parts of being an author. For more information about the setting of Feels Like Falling, my sixth novel, which releases April 28, check out this video!



Our friend and artist Maren Devine also knows a thing or two about details. I am also so excited to announce that everyone who has preordered or ordered Feels Like Falling and sent me their receipt through May 3 will receive the fun preorder freebies below! If you have already sent your receipt, you’re covered! If you haven’t, please send to [email protected] We will be emailing all freebies on May 4 to everyone who ordered.


  1. Feels Like Falling deleted scenes.
  2. 8×10 Printable of Feels Like Falling painting by Maren Devine Art. (Above!)
  3. Printables of Feels Like Falling Quotes.
  4. Feels Like Falling Desktop Backgrounds.
  5. Book Club Recipes from My Family Recipe Books and Feels Like Falling.
  6. Feels Like Falling Discussion Questions. (Which are not included in the book.)


Also, preorder TODAY, send your receipt to [email protected] along with your address, and I’ll send a free 5×7 card of Maren’s lovely painting (Signed on the back by me in case you can’t get your book signed this time!) and this gorgeous quote–and I’ll pick 5 winners to receive a Feels Like Falling candle! They’re 100% soy and smell like heaven in a (recycled) glass container!

It really is all about the details, isn’t it? Hope your day is full of all the best ones!

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In Good Taste: Amy Berry Interior Design

Amy Berry Interior Design


Happy Tuesday, friends! (That’s in case you needed a reminder of what day it was… Because we did.) Grab your coffee–or wine, we aren’t judging–sit back, relax and soak in the stunning work of Amy Berry. Beautifully traditional with a modern twist, this is your one-stop shop for all the Pinnable images you were looking for today. Whatever you do, don’t miss the precious kiddos and furry friends in their incredibly appointed spaces . If their sweet little selves don’t bring a smile to your face, we don’t know what will! 


















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Only Three Weeks Until My New Novel, Feels Like Falling, Releases!

We’ll be announcing the new virtual tour dates at the end of the this week, so be on the lookout!

Parade’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020
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Mary Kay Andrews’ Reading Challenge Women’s Fiction Pick
Working Mother’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 for Working Moms
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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. 

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

In her warmest, 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 Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?


Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store




The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:


July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm



House Tour: A Beauty in Dallas

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If, like us, you love  interior designer Amy Berry’s fabulous taste , you will flip for this gorgeous house tour. Don’t miss the mini-Saarinen table and pink ghost chairs! 

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mirrored bathroom -Amy Berry Dallas Designer


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pink lucite chair -Amy Berry Interior Designer

We hope this stunning house has brightened your day just like it has brightened ours! Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! 

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 (Only in hardback and paperback so far. E-books to come!).

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!

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House Tour: Euclid Traditional Beauty


Hi, chic readers! We spent the day doing a hygge photo shoot for a magazine, surrounded by furry throws, hide rugs, lit candles, and of course, a roaring fire–with the air conditioner cranked down the 65. While we love the hygge trend, it felt funny to be decorating for winter in the dog days of August! But it’s always fun to look toward the season ahead. 

This fabulous Euclid Traditional by the uber-talented Amy Berry Design hits all the high notes of summer. You’ll see what we mean, especially when you get to the porch!

Amy Berry Design Euclid Traditional Beauty

While it was fun to get a glimpse of winter, we were glad to come back to our summer digs, with the light, fun patterns, the natural fibers, the fresh flowers…

Amy Berry Design Euclid Traditional Beauty

And, we have to say, looking at these gorgeous rooms, this stunning space would look amazing in any season. 

Amy Berry Design Euclid Traditional Beauty

Barry is so wonderful at mixing the old and the new, at combining an antique rug with new upholstery, an antique piece of furniture with fresh accessories, making the entire thing come off as updated but with a sense of history.

Amy Berry Design Euclid Traditional Beauty

If we had to choose one word to describe her interiors, we think it would be inviting. 

Amy Berry Design Euclid Traditional Beauty

This is the kind of home where, after you walk through the door, you want to stay awhile.

Amy Berry Design Euclid Traditional Beauty

Speaking of seasonal decor, this sunny space makes it feel like summer even what lies beyond the door is less than toasty!

Amy Berry Design Euclid Traditional Beauty

We adore the incredibly tailored look of this bedroom. It’s crisp, neat and finished–with just the right amount of monogram!

Amy Berry Design Euclid Traditional Beauty

Library lamps are one of our favorite trendy items that we think everyone should have at least a couple of. Cozy reading nooks are always welcome–especially as we prepare to transition to cooler weather.

Amy Berry Design Euclid Traditional Beauty

You think the inside is good? Just wait until you see the outside! 

Amy Berry Design Euclid Traditional Beauty

Now this is a patio.

Amy Berry Design Euclid Traditional Beauty

You know we love outdoor spaces that are an extension of the indoors, and this porch fits that bill perfectly. Every detail is gorgeous!


Chic chaises top our outdoor wishlist. This Carolina blue with white piping is so summery and equally as elegant. We’d love lounging here!

Thanks so much for touring this gorgeous home with us. We love it when you stop by!

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What People are Saying About Slightly South of Simple:

“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” (—The Huffington Post)


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