Come See Me at Codarus at Atlanta Mart!

towels and rugs at Codarus Showroom
Abyss & Habidecor

Good morning, friends! Did you have a fabulous Fourth of July week? We hope it was filled with fireworks, fun and maybe even a little down time. 

Annie Selke at Codarus Showroom
Annie Selke

We had a great vacation week and now it’s back on the road for a few more Slightly South of Simple events including… Atlanta Mart! 

Moss Studio at Codarus Showroom
Moss Studio

I am SO excited to be going to my first ever Atlanta Mart and even more excited to be signing copies of Slightly South of Simple at the Codarus showroom on Saturday, July 15 from 1-3 pm. 

Square Feathers at Codarus Showroom
Square Feather

Not only is this a fun opportunity to meet some of my (most stylish!) readers, but Codarus is a fabulous place to spend a day! 

sidetable from Hanley Drive furniture at Codarus Showroom
Handley Drive

Hosting some of our favorite brands, from Handley Drive to Pom Pom at Home, Barbara Cosgrove to Annie Selke–two of Ansley in Slightly South of Simple’s top picks–Codarus is an overload of pretty! 

Barbara Cosgrove at Codarus Showroom
Barbara Cosgrove

Needless to say, there is shopping along with the book signing. 

blue woven baskets from POm Pom at Home at Codarus Showroom
Pom Pom at Home

Bedding and accessories, furniture and lamps…

bedding from Lili Alessandra at Codarus Showroom
Lili Alessandra

It’s almost too good!

Soicher Marin at Codarus Showroom
Soicher Marin

Will you be at Atlanta Mart? If so, what bits and pieces are not to be missed? I’d love it if you’d stop by and say hello! 

Wishing you a fabulous week!

Slightly South of Simple

Other fun happenings this week:

July 13: Sky Valley Literary Luncheon, Sky Valley Country Club, Sky Valley, GA, 12 pm

July 14: Highlands Golf and Country Club, Talk, Luncheon and Book Signing, 981 Dillard Road, Highlands, NC 28741

July 14: Signing, Acorns Shop at Old Edwards Inn, Nantahala National Forest, 465 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741, 2-4 pm

July 15: Atlanta Market, Codarus Showroom 240 Peachtree St N.W., Suite 15-A-1, Atlanta, Ga 30303, 404.749.5050, Signing 1-3 pm

What bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

Slightly South of Simple

“It’s part of a series of three books and I cannot wait for the next one to come out. All of the characters are very endearing (and relatable) and you really do fall in love/invest in each one of their stories. I couldn’t put it down and finished it in a few days. This is your perfect vacation book/beach read.” —Grace Atwood, The Stripe

If you’ve read Slightly South of Simple, I would appreciate it so much if you would consider leaving a review on Amazon! Reviews can be as short as a sentence or two, but they help authors so, so much. Thank you for all your wonderful comments and emails and, of course, for reading. I am more grateful than I can say for each and every one of you!

Summer Chic with the Annie Selke Companies!


Good morning, chic friends! We hope you are having a fabulous day. We know we are! We had the distinct pleasure this week of working with one of our favorite, favorite, favorite go-tos for style: The Annie Selke Companies! If that name doesn’t ring a bell, it’s probably because you’re more familiar with the divisions of the Annie Selke brand. Pine Cone Hill’s lusciously chic bedding. Dash and Albert’s fun and classic rugs. Fresh American’s charming table linens, pillows, pet accessories and poufs… We’ve swooned over the products for years and put them in our own homes, which is why we were so thrilled to get to design a room using all products from Annie Selke’s brands. It was so much fun!



As guest stylists, we were, at first, completely overwhelmed by the choices. What direction to go? What fabulous pieces to pick? But, you know us. It’s summer. We love the beach. And so, we decided to create a room that would be beautifully beach chic, that would embrace all we loved about summer, be a chicly soothing retreat. Natural fibers were a, well, natural choice. The neutral tone, the texture, the chunky weave. This rug was a perfect anchor to the room and the pouf a great accessory. 

Water blues are some of our favorites anywhere really but almost seem like a requirement at the beach. And the textures on these pillows? Too good to pass up. They add so much interest while keeping the colors serene and calming. Crisp white bedding is always chic, and easy to clean between guests. But we had to have a touch of whimsy. We think these fun sheets did the trick nicely!

So how did we do? What do you think? Does this room feel like summer to you?

 For more inspiration, make sure to check out Annie’s Blog, Fresh American Style. It’s full of tips, tricks and photos to brighten every day! Want to recreate this summer-chic look? Annie is giving one lucky reader a Paintbrush sheet set from Pine Cone Hill on the Fresh American blog—valued at $298! Contest ends on Thursday, June 18 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  View the full details. 

(We didn’t want to tell you because we wanted to win, but… It’s just a testament to how much we love y’all!)

Thanks for visiting us today!

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