This is the ultimate spot for winter skiing, an aprés ski celebration,
And waking up the next morning to admire the view–and do it all over again!
A beautiful blend of textures, tones and colors gives this house a uniform and unique look,
While unique furnishings and architectural details create a strong sense of place.
We have winter and skiing and fires and cocoa on the brain, but this is definitely the type of place that’s perfect for all four seasons.
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Don’t forget: Southern Living will be revealing the first peek at the cover for my new novel, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, this Thursday at 12 pm.
I can’t wait to share the last installment of the Peachtree Bluff Series with you! Catch up on the first two books in the series, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM while you’re waiting. Don’t forget that books make the best holiday gifts!
– The Charlotte Observer and The Raleigh News and Observer
Beach Reads and Romance
▪ “The Secret to Southern Charm” by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Gallery Books, April 2018)
North Carolina native and New York Times bestseller author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with a sequel to her beloved Peachtree Bluff series. Military wife Sloane Murphy is forced to deal with her husband missing in action as she tries to take care of her young children. Harvey, a UNC-Chapel Hill alum, infuses plenty of women power in this story of juggling the highs and lows of life.
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article213002339.html#storylink=cpy
If you are in the Raleigh area, I will be at Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, June 21 at 11am for a TALK and SIGNING with the fabulous Mary Alice Monroe. We would LOVE to see you there!
More The Secret to Southern Charm Events
June 20: Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe benefiting Beaufort Historical Society in Beaufort, NC; luncheon at Coral Bay Club; ticketed event, Contact is Patricia Suggs, [email protected]; 252-728-5225; open to the public
June 21: Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 11 am, Talk and Signing with Mary Alice Monroe
July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event
July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event
July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event
July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner
July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public
August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public
September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA
September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA
September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA
October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am
October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC
October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event
Good morning, chic readers! Porch sitting season is in full swing and, we don’t know about you, but we couldn’t be more excited!
This idyllic gazebo by the sea is just the kind of place where we’d like to spend the next few months. And this beautiful custom railing adds even more appeal to this charming spot.
When it comes to porch essentials, we tend to think about furniture and accessories, lighting and the perfect tray to carry those sundown cocktails, but porch railings are another absolute essential and can help define the look and feel of a porch.
This classic X-railing is airy and open and screams summertime. (Although it’s probably not the best for containing toddlers!)
A beautiful wrought iron rail is both classic and sophisticated and tends to hold up really well.
We are absolutely loving wire terrace railing lately, especially for maintaining a crisp, clear view. Wire adds a bit of a modern feel too.
Chippendale is another classic favorite and, in a fun color, it helps turn a porch into an outdoor living room with tons of personality.
You know how much we love architectural details, and porch railings are no exception. As with furniture, sometimes rails are even chicer when you mix and match styles for a totally custom look.
Aerin Lauder’s Palm Beach retreat is stunning any way you slice it and these turned balusters contribute to the old world glamour.
For that quintessential mountain feel, there is nothing like a railing made from locust logs and branches. This one is exquisite and blends right in with the nature surrounding it.
What is your favorite type of porch railing?
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“Last fall, I read Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey and fell in love with Ansley, and her daughters, Caroline, Sloane, and Emerson. (You can read my recap of that book here.) Luckily for me, the gals are back in this second installment of the Peachtree Bluff Series, entitled The Secret to Southern Charm… This story is heartwarming, and had me flipping its pages late into the night.”
Good morning, chic readers, and happy Thursday! We hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend ahead! We had an amazing time last weekend hearing from the one and only Marshall Watson, one of our favorite designers and we know one of yours as well. So it seemed fitting to begin today’s post with a little something from him.
We all know that the devil is in the details. And these gorgeous homes prove that the style is in the architectural details too.
From elegant archways to charming shiplap ceilings, thoughtful door casings and custom cabinetry, it’s the little things in a house that add up to something big.
Fortunately, when it comes to homes in Australia, there’s one builder that understands the value of these details all too well. For more information about Novus Homes and to check out their chic style, visit: http://www.novushomes.com.au.
And, of course, how we accentuate those details can only make it better. From pretty accessories that go with the flow and work with the overall taste and feel,
To bold statements that stand out in style, varied pieces work together to achieve an overall look and feel that is uniquely yours.
Small spaces turn into an event with the right details–
And four blank walls become the place where family fun is had and memories are made.
Just a hint of color can change the entire look of any space. The blue in this kitchen is so chic!
If you could add one architectural detail to your home, what would it be?
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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).