Beautiful Beachy Blues

living room kitchen combination in blue and neutral colors


We’re feeling blue today–in the good way! 


abstract art by Ashley Longshore in breakfast room


These beautiful photos from TS Adams Studio have us feeling in a beachy mood.  (Art by the talented Ashley Longshore.)


blue and white bedroom


I had the best day yesterday in Louisville, KY with my friends Michelle and Jennifer from Black, White & Kuhl.


grasscloth wallpaper on ceiling in blue and white bedroom


They gave me the full Kentucky experience, from appearing together on Great Day Live to a super fun Junior League Book Club Event. I know why Louisville is considered one of the friendliest cities in the country!


blue and white bathroom


Talk about making your week bright! There’s nothing better than meeting readers in new cities–and finding new cities to love!




This fabulous laundry room is the kind of place we would actually want to do laundry. Bring on the folding!




Dining al fresco is always welcome in the summer months. These pretty blue napkins are the perfect complement to the sea right beyond.




A beautiful back porch is a home’s must-have, especially during the southern months. If it has a screen, all the better!




This fabulous bedroom shows that a room doesn’t have to be big on space to be huge on style.




Everything about this exterior is amazing, but we think the wood door is our favorite touch.



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Praise for The Peachtree Bluff Series:

“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, Jackie K Cooper

This week I’ll be in Louisville, KY, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Cleveland, OH, Carmel, IN, and Charleston, SC. Click for full tour details. 

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Not So Basic Blues

Michael Stave

 Yesterday morning was kind of like this… Bright, sunny, beautiful. The daffodils bloomed. I sat outside in short sleeves for three hours getting sun, did yoga on the porch. It felt like Spring was on the way. By noon, it was forty-nine degrees. By six, ice was starting to fall. So, we guess we’ll just keep dreaming of blues!

Barclay Butera

 The wonderful part is that, no matter what the sky decides, inside, it can be that perfect blue any time of year!


House Tour: Tracery Interiors


 Good morning, friends! We hope you’re having a great week so far! We don’t know about you, but we’re in the mood for a house tour to perk up our Wednesday.


 Beautiful blues and aquas always make a splash in a seaside home. Baskets add a chic touch and make storing a breeze.


Serene Aqua

Architectural Digest

 We love gray. Don’t get us wrong. We do. But we’ve had about enough of the sky being gray. We’re primed and ready for a little aqua! (We’re heading to the beach but we have a feeling we’re just driving to more gray…)

Molly Frey Design

 Outside, aqua is one of our very favorite shades.



Anne Hepfer Design

Ahhhhh….qua. We really think that’s how it should be spelled. Because, out of all the color choices, it’s quite possibly the most soothing. Doesn’t this kitchen just whisper, “You could relax with a quiet cup of coffee here?”

Anne Hepfer Design

Aqua seems like a very appropriate color choice for this week because a group of friends and I are hosting a baby shower at the Beaufort house! And it’s a…. boy! (Otherwise, the aqua probably wouldn’t seem quite so appropriate…) 

Andrew J. Howard

But, boy or girl, aqua really is just one of our all-time, all-around favorite colors. Well, I mean, right now. Favorite colors are apt to change, you know.

Ken Hayden Photography – Metropolitan Magazine

Aqua is one of those colors that doesn’t feel the need to call attention to itself. Just a hint, like in this living room, is wonderful. And Fresh Flowers like those on the side table are such a luxury!

Tim Clarke Design – Noah Webb Photographer

This bathroom is so fabulous, and that little touch of aqua shampoo adds a little something extra, don’t you think? (We feel like all of you, like us, are the kind of people who would buy a shampoo based on color coordination for the bathroom…)

Serena and Lily = Carl Hernandez Artist

Swooning over this painting. Carl Hernandez is such a talented artist!

Windsor Smith Design

What a dream vanity! The mirror is so stunning and that little aqua stool is just the perfect touch. We’d love to get ready here every morning!

Ken Hayden Photography

Let’s face it, this bathroom would be phenomenal in any color. Check out that view! The aqua seems to blend right in so beautifully!

Michael Stavaridis Photography

I need to know where these chairs are from ASAP. They are incredible. This is just the kind of place where a glass railing is so appropriate. You just have to be able to see that glittering pool below!

Michael Stavaridis Photography

Oh my gosh! This might be one of the coolest pictures of the beach we’ve seen! Incredible!!

Lynn Morgan Design

Both of these lights are so chic. We love beach house decor that ties in all the colors from right outside the door.

Ken Hayden Photograpy

What a dreamy kitchen. That one little patch of aqua keeps all of that white from looking boring. (Although, let’s be real, it would still be crazy amazing without the aqua…)

Emily McCarthy

Oh so adorable!

Neiman Marcus

I must have these…


And this! What’s better for summer than aqua toes? Well, maybe aqua toes in the sand…

Wishing you a wonderful (preferably sandy) weekend!

Water Blues

color aqua nyc lux


With the Easter Bunny making his arrival in a couple of short weeks and the weather getting warmer by the minute, we think it’s high time we started dreaming in pastel.

color aqua laduree
Laduree – Kay Leigh Pope Photographer


And what could be dreamier (or more delicious!) than Laduree. (Easter Bunny, fill our baskets with macaroons — in our favorite water blues, please.)


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