Bathroom Organizing in the New Year

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Jackson & Leroy

 

Happy New Year, sweet friends!  Bathrooms are perhaps the most utilitarian rooms in the house
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Geizler Architects

 

But that doesn’t mean they can’t also be the most beautiful
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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Jeff Herr Photography

 

After all, the room we spend a good portion of the moments right before waking and sleeping should be somewhere we feel relaxed, invigorated and totally calm.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles – Jean Allsopp Photography

 

We’ll admit that we can get pretty excited over any element in the bathroom.

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Robin Burnett Design Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Sinks that look as much like jewelry as somewhere to wash your hands are always welcome in one of our rooms.

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Sam Allen Interiors

 

And — it is the new year after all — if it is gorgeously, fantastically organized then we really can’t stop dreaming of it!

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Sage Design

 

(See all those glass canisters… That’s what we’re talking about!)

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Ayssa Rosenheck Photograph

 

When space allows, decorative details that make the bath feel as accessorized and beautiful as the rest of the house are a must! This beautiful lamp and silver tray are inspiring us!

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Domino – Melanie Acevedo Photography

 

Speaking of… Of all the elements that combine to make a gorgeous bathroom, the bathtub is by far our favorite!

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Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Tub or no tub, big bath or tiny, one, simple thing that we can all do to make our baths feel light, luscious and beautifully designed is keep a tiny (or big!) vase full of fresh stems right on the vanity. 

What a wonderful way to start the day!
Wishing you a day full of beautiful things!

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Resolving to read more in 2019? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, Book 2,  The Secret to Southern Charm, and Book 3, The Southern Side of Paradise releasing, May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

 

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Resolving to read more in 2019? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, Book 2,  The Secret to Southern Charm, and Book 3, The Southern Side of Paradise releasing, May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

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.  

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).

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If you need a good read for these chilly fall evenings, why not check out my national bestselling The Secret to Southern Charm

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Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

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House Tour: Alys Beach Retreat

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Even though it may not officially be fall yet, Labor Day always feels like the end of summer–to us, anyway. 

We are always sad for the end of summer, with its carefree beach days and long, lazy boat hours. Of course, fall has plenty of its own charms–football season, boots, pumpkin spice lattes… (In case you haven’t heard, they’re back!!)

Even still, we’re already dreaming of Spring Break! 

For this year’s late April Spring Break, we think the weather–and the beauty–of Alys Beach will do quite nicely. 

To facilitate our Spring Break dreaming we wanted to take a look around this fabulous Alys Beach home. 

The think we love most about this 30A enclave–besides its pristine white sand beaches and clear blue water, of course–is its soothing, uniform palette. 

This beautiful home builds on the exquisite creams and browns and neutrals of the chic beach town’s exterior, making the entire thing feel cohesive. 

Unexpected accessories lend a touch of the exotic and a bit of the British Colonial to the home’s overall feel. 

Every room–even the bathroom–is set up to take advantage of the breathtaking view that lies beyond.

And despite this home’s upscale elegance, nothing feels too precious. 

It’s the kind of place where sandy feet can tread and memories can grow. 

It will still be weeks before we pack up our bathing suits for the winter and pull out the boots, months before the winter doldrums have time to cast their shadow and sink in. 

All the while, we’ll feel happy and light knowing that another April, another Spring Break, and the promise of the sunny skies and stunning landscape of Alys Beach are just around the corner! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! We always love it when you do!


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  If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

Upcoming Events on The Secret to Southern Charm Tour:

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 

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Things We Love: Beautiful Bathrooms

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Beth Webb InteriorsEmily Followill Photography

 

Beautiful bathrooms are one of the great pleasures in life, if you ask us. 

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Beth Webb InteriorsEmily Followill Photography

 

And, for us, a great tub is a nonnegotiable.

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Barbara Westbrook via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

When we redid our master bath in our Beaufort, NC house a huge, cast-iron soaking tub was the first thing we chose.

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Suzanne Kasler Interior Design

 

The carpenters joked that if there was a natural disaster we should stand on the first floor under the tub because the floor had been reinforced so heavily.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Although it’s not so much of a joke now because, in the wake of Hurricane Florence, we learned what can happen when you build a beautiful wooden enclosure around a cast-iron tub surrounded by windows. And the windows leak. Let’s just say ew.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

 

Lesson learned! 

Cloth and Kind

 

We weren’t planning on a major house renovation just five years after the first one, but you can’t predict the weather, as they say. 

 

Chango & Co

 

And master bathroom, take two, is going to have a more breathable bathing solution, so we don’t find ourselves in this mess again.

Jessica Bradley Interiors

 

Luckily, freestanding tubs are another favorite of ours.  And, after all, the floor’s already reinforced , now we just have to choose the right one! 

 

What are your bathroom must-haves?

 

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The Fabulous Freestanding Tub

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Metcalfe Design

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend! We know it isn’t the official start of summer, but once school is out, it always feels like it to us. 

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Alyssa Rosenheck

 

And summer is the perfect time for catching up with friends, taking that much-needed vacation and finding the time for the rest and relaxation you missed out on throughout the year. 

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Verandah House

 

One of our favorite ways to relax in our homes is in the comfort of a fabulous freestanding tub. 

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Cloth and Kind

 

Of course, finding the right tub is only one part of the equation. 

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Sage Design

 

The hardware can completely change the look of a freestanding tub–and change its functionality. A faucet with a shower attachment is very useful for cleaning large tubs easily.  Our favorite thing about freestanding tubs is that they can be positioned in front of windows to take full advantage of a gorgeous view. 

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Jackson and Leroy

 

And they come in so many different styles and colors to complement pretty much any bathroom scheme. 

 

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Tucker & Marks

 

We love a tub in the center of the room, especially a round or oddly shaped one that couldn’t have a bathtub otherwise. 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

For a beautiful way to add character to a bathroom, we love a clawfoot tub like this one. It adds instant history! Are you a fan of freestanding tubs? 

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