House Tour: Point Washington, Florida

Point Washington living room by Urban Grace

 

Good morning, friends! We don’t know about where you are, but it has been f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g here! Actually freezing, which is pretty rare for our little part of NC!

 

Urban Grace Point Washington dining room

 

We have been dreaming about warm Florida temps–or at least a cozy place to curl up until the cold passes–and this gorgeous Point Washington home by Urban Grace Interiors is the best of both worlds. 

 

Urban Grace Kitchen in Point Washington

 

The warm color palette and cozy finishes create just the place to curl up and while away a winter’s day,

 

Urban Grace designed bedroom in Point Washington with gallery wall

 

While bright, light touches and accents–like this shiplap ceiling–are old Florida charm personified.

 

Urban Grace designed bedroom in Point Washington

 

Pops of color add fun,

 

Urban Grace designed bedroom in Point Washington

 

While unexpected art creates an instant focal point.

 

Urban Grace designed kitchen Point Washington

 

And who couldn’t feel warmer at just the site of these gorgeous, Springy blooms?

 

Urban Grace designed mudroom in Point Washington

 

A touch of green leads from the indoors out,

 

Urban Grace designed porch Point Washington

 

And a beautiful outdoor living space blends all the best aspects of this design.

 

Urban Grace designed porch Point Washington

 

We wouldn’t ever want to leave this porch, where Urban Grace has created a true Florida paradise.

 

Urban Grace designed porch Point Washington

 

Eclectic and cool,

 

Urban Grace designed porch Point Washington

 

With unfailing attention to detail,

 

Urban Grace designed outdoor shower Point Washington

 

And–our favorite!–an outdoor shower!

 

Urban Grace designed curb appeal Point Washington

 

The exterior of this home is just as stunning as the interior in every way. 

 

Urban Grace designed play house Point Washington

And no one was forgotten in Point Washington, certainly not the smallest members of the family. This lovely playhouse is the icing on the cake of this amazing home that we would never want to leave, no matter the season! What is your dream winter getaway?

 

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Southern California Here I Come!

Feels like falling

I’ll be on a Southern California mini-tour soon with lots of great author friends! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!

January 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA

January 31, 2020: SuperBook TaleGate Adventure with Cassandra Conroy, Fiona Davis, Kristina McMorris, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Jan Moran, Karen White and Beatriz Williams. 6-7:30 pm, Signal Hill Public Library, Signal Hill, CA.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

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In Good Taste: Herlong Architects

 Herlong Architects of Charleston entry with blue bench  

Herlong Architects

It probably won’t surprise anyone to know that I am a big fan of words. So, when it comes to setting goals, resolutions and intentions for a new year (which I love, by the way), my favorite part is choosing my “word” for the year.

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston living room dining room combination

 

It’s always tricky to encapsulate the entirety of 365 days into one little word, one or two or three syllables. This year, it came pretty easily for me, though.

 

  Herlong Architects of Charleston living room  

 

For 2020, my word of the year is stillness. After being out of our house for the entirety of 2019 after Hurricane Florence damage, and in the midst of long book tours, family travel, out of town events and the general busyness of life, stillness of body can be a little hard to come by. But stillness of mind, that cultivated gift that you can take anywhere, is what I’m after this year. 

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston kitchen with 3 pendant lights  

 

If you’ve followed Design Chic for a long time, you know that Mom and I believe that most of life’s best things begin at home, that home is the foundation for everything else we do, that home is what we carry out with us into the world. 

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston butler's pantry with open shelving

 

And so, in that way, so much of my 2020 stillness begins at home, with getting it back in order, with making it feel like it once did–maybe even better–and creating that calm space that is a launch pad for calm and quiet no matter where we go. 

 

    Herlong Architects of Charleston kitchen with round stools at island  

 

Herlong Architects, as you can see, are masterful at creating calming, beautifully cultivated homes. 

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston kitchen with wood beams and glass cabinets  

 

These are homes that promote and create a sense of stillness.

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston pantry with blue doors  

 

Calm soothing color palettes,

 

  

 

Organic, natural elements,

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston fan in Childs room with wood and metal bed  

 

And a sense of balance in every space,

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston bathroom with shiplap  

 

Create the kind of homes that are a true sanctuary, an antidote to the hectic pace of a world that can sometimes seem to spin too quickly.

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston porch with blue ceiling

 

And they, of course, incorporate spaces to revel in the ultimate creator of stillness: Mother Nature. Whatever your word is this year, we hope that your home helps you cultivate it!

 

 

REFRESH YOUR HOME In 2020

 

My next novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, releases April 28, 2020! I can’t wait to share this tale of Gray and Diana, their unlikely friendship, their summer loves and their chance at happily ever after, the sequel, with all of you. It’s never too early to preorder from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer!

More About Feels Like Falling…

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. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and 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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House Tour: Designed by Kara Hebert Interiors

Kara Hebert Interiors entry  

 

Happy Wednesday, friends! Hasn’t this week just flown by? It has for us, anyway. 

 

Kara Hebert Interiors living room  

 

We are so excited because after one year, one week and six days (but, again, who’s counting?) of being out of the Beaufort house, we are doing photo shoots for our fab friends at Serena & Lily there today! 

 

Kara Hebert Interiors kitchen  

 

So, no, we’re not move-in ready or anything, but after a lot of blood, sweat and tears (and painters up on ladders with hair dryers trying to get trim finished!) we have not one but TWO rooms that are ready (ish) for their close-ups! Make sure you pop back by on Friday to check out the kitchen. We’ll also be showing off the third floor, which is mostly playroom but also a little bit family space, next week!

 

Kara Hebert Interiors kitchen with hanging pendants over island

 

But, today, we’re super thrilled to be touring someone else’s house! This light, bright, beautiful home by Kara Hebert Interiors, gorgeously captured by Brantley Photography, has us feeling calm, relaxed and super inspired. 

 

Kara Hebert Interiors dining room

 

We love every little bit, but we have to say that this stunning piece by EMYO art might be our favorite focal point. We’re having serious art envy!

 

bedroom in blue and white  

 

Interest on the ceiling, 

 

bathroom with double cabinets  

 

The perfect mix of laid-back and luxe,

 

bedroom with covered headboard

 

A pop of color,

 

  Kara Hebert Interiors bathroom with rope mirror  

 

And some kitsch-free, nautical-inspired flavor,

 

Kara Hebert Interiors laundry room with cane chandelier  

 

Combine to create a home that is truly a showstopper

 

 

 

Artichoke lamps from Stray Dog are the icing on the cake! What is your favorite element of this lovely home?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Feels Like Falling preorders are rolling in! Get yours today!

 

More About Feels Like Falling…

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 evangelical 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 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 busted 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 the one that got away comes back, 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, wittiest, and 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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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.

October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.

October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.

October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.

January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 

January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.

February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC

April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Tour a Family Home Designed by Anne Decker Architects

family home designed by Anne Decker Architect foyer with waterfall table

 

Tour a Perfect Family Home Designed by Anne Decker Architects

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family room from Serena & Lily with navy and white

 

New Items to Update Your Family Room

serena & lily

 

j. crew fall fashions for the entire family

 

Fabulous Fall Fashions for the Family

jcrew

 

 WEEKEND SALES

Take Up to 60% Off Everything serena and lily

New Items Added to Sale –  one kings lane

25%-30% Off Sitewide- horchow

Up to 70% Off Sale– shopbop

Extra 20% off  Sale Items  anthropologie

Extra 50% Off Sale Prices  j crew

Up to 65% Off Sale neiman marcus

Up to 40% OFF – Nordstrom

Designer Sale up to 75% OFF  saks fifth avenue

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series family

Looking for the perfect Labor Day Weekend 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 - family beach read

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

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More Tour Dates

 

September 9th, 2019: Prologue Event with The Star News and WHQR, The MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street #300, Wilmington, NC, 12 noon, Free and Open to the Public. Book sales by Two Sisters Bookery

September 12-15, 2019: Southern Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show, Spartanburg, SC.

September 13, 2019: Cover Reveal for Feels Like Falling! All day. Follow @kristywharvey on Instagram for exclusive giveaways and information. 

September 15, 2019: SIBA Gallery Writers Breakfast, Azalea Ballroom, Spartanburg, SC, 7:30-9 am, with Mary Alice Monroe, Lynn Cullen and Kristin Harmel, Emcee: Kimberly Taws Daniels of The Country Bookshop. 

September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.

October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.

October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.

October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.

January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 

January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.

February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.

February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC

April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Tour a Rosemary Beach Oasis and More

Rosemary Beach Oasis living room with neutral decor

 

Tour a Rosemary Beach Oasis

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Serena & Lily guest house with white chandelier

 

Beautiful New Lighting 

serena & lily

 

Neiman Marcus Fall handbags

 

New Handbags for Fall

neiman marcus

 

 

 WEEKEND SALES

Take Up to 60% Off Everything serena and lily

New Items Added to Sale –  one kings lane

25%-30% Off Sitewide- horchow

Up to 70% Off Sale– shopbop

Extra 20% off  Sale Items  anthropologie

Extra 50% Off Sale Prices  j crew

Up to 65% Off Sale neiman marcus

Up to 40% OFF – Nordstrom

Designer Sale up to 75% OFF  saks fifth avenue

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series waterfront

Looking for the perfect Labor Day Weekend 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 - waterfront

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

_____________________________________

More Tour Dates

 

September 9th, 2019: Prologue Event with The Star News and WHQR, The MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street #300, Wilmington, NC, 12 noon, Free and Open to the Public. Book sales by Two Sisters Bookery

September 12-15, 2019: Southern Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show, Spartanburg, SC.

September 13, 2019: Cover Reveal for Feels Like Falling! All day. Follow @kristywharvey on Instagram for exclusive giveaways and information. 

September 15, 2019: SIBA Gallery Writers Breakfast, Azalea Ballroom, Spartanburg, SC, 7:30-9 am, with Mary Alice Monroe, Lynn Cullen and Kristin Harmel, Emcee: Kimberly Taws Daniels of The Country Bookshop. 

September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.

October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.

October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.

October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.

January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 

January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.

February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.

February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC

April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Tour A Charming Waterfront Home & More

waterfront beach house with light blue door

 

Tour A Charming Waterfront Home

geoffrey chick

 

Marie Kondo Organizing tips

 

Marie Kondo ‘s Tips for Organizing Your Life

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Tory Burch new for fall clothing and accessories

 

Fabulous Fall Fashions and Accessories

tory burch

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WEEKEND SALES

Take Up to 60% Off Everything serena and lily

20% Off Orders over $600 –  one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Sitewide- horchow

Up to 70% Off Sale– shopbop

Extra 30% off  Sale Items  anthropologie

Up to 75% Off Orignial Prices  j crew

Up to 80% Off Sale neiman marcus

Early Access Half Yearly Sale up to 50% OFF – Nordstrom

Designer Sale up to 75% OFF  saks fifth avenue

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series waterfront

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 - waterfront

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

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FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

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