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coastal inspired home with Serena & Lily - blue and white bedroom


Tour a Coastal Inspired Home

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Beautiful Inspiration from a Favorite Portfolio

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Everything You Need for Outdoor Dining

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Favorite Summer Fashions



And my Instant USA TODAY Bestseller, Feels Like Falling, Made the Cut!

All the thank yous to Jenni From Tarheel Reader, one of Goodreads’ top reviewers, for all the kind words!

Can you hear me cheering all the way from North Carolina? Under my Carolina moon?  If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you’ll know Kristy Woodson Harvey is one of my faves. Not only do we share a beloved alma mater, but her writing is what I’ve termed “book comfort food.” Read on for my review of Kristy’s newest book, now available from Gallery! — Jenni, Tarheel Reader


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A Favorite Color Combination and Memorial Day

Red White and Blue combination living room Wendy Word Design
Wendy Word


We hope you are all having a wonderful, relaxing day with family. We are remembering all the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom and all those who continue to fight to keep this country great. We are so grateful for the sacrifices that our troops and their families make every, single day of the year! Take a peek at a few favorite rooms and (maybe a book cover) in a favorite color combination!


Red white and blue combination in Wendy Word designed hallway
Wendy Word Designs


Red white and blue combination in living room Alyssa Rosenheck photography
Alyssa Rosenheck


Red white and blue combination in bedroom by Andre J Howard
Andrew J Howard


Red white and blue combination Mallory Mathison bedroom
Mallory Mathison


Red white and blue combination bathroom Mallory Mathison
Mallory Mathison


Geoffrey Chick designed bathroom
Geoffrey ChickJack Gardner Photography


What do you think of this color combination?  Thanks for visiting Design Chic.  We always love seeing you here!

Need a Memorial Day Read?

I’d love for you to pick up a copy of my sixth novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, an instant USA TODAY BESTSELLER!


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Tour a Charming Guest House

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Our Favorite Dining Chair Now in Sunwashed Blue

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Feels Like Falling beach book by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Need a Memorial Day Read?

I’d love for you to pick up a copy of my sixth novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, an instant USA TODAY BESTSELLER!



Hello Summer Sale

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Blank to Beautiful: Mary Alice Monroe


Happy publication day to my friend Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times Bestselling author of 23 novels, including On Ocean Boulevard, a part of her beloved Beach House series. (That’s the one releasing today! Hooray!) Join us as we chat about Mary Alice’s love of conservation, how she feels about having 7.5 million copies of her books in print worldwide, and, of course, how she transforms blank pages into something beautiful!

Mary Alice has earned numerous accolades and awards, including: Induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame; the Southwest Florida Author of Distinction Award; and the prestigious Southern Book Prize for Fiction. 


Mary Alice Monroe
Photo: Minka Kelly; Andie MacDowell Credit: Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Nino Munoz


Her bestselling novel The Beach House is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Andie MacDowell. 


Ken Tate house exterior
Ken Tate


Stop in next week to hear one of our favorite architects, Ken Tate, and his son, author and marketing director, Duke Tate, chatting with us about one of the most enthralling creative processes we’ve ever heard of and the dream project that Ken Tate–even with all his accolades–still wants to undertake!

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Need a Memorial Day Read? Check out Nature.Books.And.Coffee’s Review of my Instant USA Today Bestseller, Feels Like Falling:

Feels Like Falling” by Kristy Woodson Harvey @kristywharvey was a definite 5⭐!!… This story has a dual POV, alternating between Gray and Diana. Gray just lost her mother to cancer!  She is the CEO of her company and recently split from her husband who cheated on her. She goes to spend the summer at the North Carolina shore. Diana who loses her job at the pharmacy has just broke up with her boyfriend, moved out of their shared apartment and planning to just live in her car! Just so happens, Gray has a spare guest house and offers Diana to stay there. These 2 , very different women truly bond and help each other through the hard times in their life. They learn so much about themselves, and what really matters in life! I loved both characters!! This story was sweet, dealing with love, loss, romance, motherhood, and life!! This truly was a perfect beach read. A very endearing, positive read.

Launch of Blank to Beautiful Video Series TODAY

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Good morning, friends! Today is a banner day on Design Chic! We are launching our new video interview series, Blank to Beautiful, where we’ll be interviewing designers, writers, artists and creatives about the glorious transformation from blank to beautiful. (Feel free to share the video if you’d like!)

Because today is the launch of my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, Mom (Beth) did something she’s not too terribly fond of, and took the the camera to interview me about my creative process, my childhood aspirations, the craziest part of launching a book without a tour and lots of fun mother/daughter things. It’s actually really cool to be interviewed by your mom! I might take her on the road with me when we get to go out again!(And, also, if you’re thinking we’re crazy to launch a book and a new series, we know. But why not, right?!)


Maren Devine warrior girl


Order Feels Like Falling and send your receipt to [email protected] between now and May 3 and be entered to win a huge 30×40 print, of your choice, on canvas by @marendevineart and a $100 Visa gift card!

If you’ve already sent your receipt, you’re entered!

Thank you for all your amazing support during this time when things are so hard for so many. I hope Feels Like Falling is the perfect escape—and I can’t wait to see a gorgeous Maren Devine piece hanging in someone’s home!!

Thanks, Design Chic readers, for all your support over the past few years, and these past six books. If you haven’t read one of my books yet, but you’ve been curious, today would be a great time to start! I’m usually on week two of a six-week book tour right about now, traveling around the country and meeting thousands of readers in person, so this launch, needless to say, is going to be a little bit different! 

Parade, Working Mother and SheReads called it one of the most anticipated reads of 2020, Frolic and Get Literary want you to read it for Spring, Mary Kay Andrews picked it for her 2020 reading challenge–and called it “your next summer sizzler”–and the Southern Independent Booksellers Association awarded it an “Okra Pick,” meaning they want to hand sell it all season long!


And don’t forget:  Books make great MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS!


Pick up your copy at your favorite local bookstore,, Amazon or wherever books or sold.

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 extremist 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, Diana Harrington, 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 worn-out 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 her first love returns, 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, 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.


Also, for the first time ever, we are hosting a Feels Like Falling Photo Contest! From now until May 3:

1. Take a photo of Feels Like Falling

2. Post on Instagram or Facebook

3. Use the hashtag #feelslikefalling so I can find your photo and tag me if you can!

4. I’ll repost them and then…

One grand prize winner will receive a $100 Target Gift Card and 5 runners up will receive an exclusive Feels Like Falling Candle. You photos can be pretty or funny, cute or cuddly, crazy or tame… It doesn’t matter! Whether you’re a reader or an influencer, you can enter!

photo via Andrew Howard

Thanks so much again for all your support! Next week I’ll be interviewing our first designer–Andrew Howard about what inspires him, his favorite projects and creating his dream home. You know how much we adore him, he’s funny as all get out, and we can’t wait to give you behind-the-scenes look at how he transforms spaces from blank to beautiful! 

Get FEELS LIKE FALLING today from your favorite independent bookstore, online retailer or wherever books are sold. Friends!

Amazon is temporarily sold out of paperbacks but of course have the kindle available. (Thank you, by the way!) They’ll be back soon, but,

in the meantime, here’s a list of availability:




Porter Co Book Shoppe

The Country Book Shop

Quail Ridge Books

Beaufort Linen Co.

Dee Gee’s Books & Gifts


 Tour a Collins Interiors Designed Home and More

Turtle Creek entry designed by Collins Interiors
Collins Interiors | Nathan Schroder Photography


 Tour a Turtle Creek, Dallas, Texas Home

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Happy Saturday, dear readers! Today, I was supposed to be at Zia Boutique in Wilmington, NC for Books + Bloody Marys with my friend Zelle Wiggins, to discuss Feels Like Falling. For obvious reasons, we cancelled the event, but, thanks to technology, we were able be in conversation anyway! Zelle, who is the founder of Southern Style Blog, and I discussed my new book, becoming unlikely bloggers and how influencer culture has affected our careers. (We also talked about our favorite Netflix and Hulu shows, her dog… Basically, we had a lot of fun!) Listen along with us! Signed copies of Feels Like Falling are available from Zia Boutique!



Feels Like Falling releases Tuesday, and we’re hosting three days of giveaways to celebrate! Winners will be announced April 27, Everyone who has preordered Feels Like Falling and sent their receipt to [email protected] will be entered to win: 

Day 1–TWO winners will receive a Porter Co Book Shoppe Book Porter! (They are also taking preorders!)

Day 2–FIVE winners will receive an adorable and so delicious Feels Like Falling candle.

Day 3–One winner will receive these gorgeous earrings from Erin McDermott Jewelry

Simply preorder from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer and send your receipt to [email protected] Everyone who preorders or orders through May 3 will get these cute preorder freebies!

If you’ve sent your receipt you’ll be entered automatically!! No need to resend!



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April 25: Zia Boutique Virtual “Books and Bloody Marys.” Kristy in conversation with Zelle Wiggins, owner of Zia Boutique and founder and author of Southern Style Blog. Preordered, personalized books will be available for pickup at Zia Boutique, as well as signed books. 1113 Military Cutoff Rd A, Wilmington, NC 28405. 11:00 AM.

April 26: Kristy Take Over Great Thoughts, Great ReadersFacebook Page.

April 26: Page 158 Zoom Virtual Event.

April 26-May 2: Kristy Take Over Bloom With Tall Poppy Writers

April 27: Fountain Bookstore Virtual Event via Crowdcast

April 28:SIBA Virtual Event via Zoom, 3:00 PM, 20 min presentation with a 20 min Q&A. Books available fromFiction Addiction.
Full list of participating booksellershere.

April 28: Kristy a Part of“A Mighty Blaze.”

April 29: Kristy a Part of BookSpark’s Keep Calm and Read On Virtual Event.

April 29: Kristy Virtual/Drive-by Event with Beaufort Linen Co, Noon, Kristy & BL Sending Email/Paper Invitation

April 29: Kristy on Zoom with Liz & Lisa at Warwick’s. Click on the link in the Kristy Woodson Harvey event details. Enter the Meeting ID: 728 655 614 and Password: 397363.

April 30: Friends & Fiction, 7 pm, Mary Kay Andrew’s Facebook Page.

May 1: The Country Bookshop via Facebook Livein conversation with Kimberly Daniels Taws, 12PM.

May 1: 7 pm EST Kristy Facebook LiveQ&A. (If you’d like to join on your page or in your group contact Kristy for more info!)

May 2 : South Main Book Company Virtual Event. Preorder from 704-630-9788, [email protected]

May 3: Florence-Lauderdale Library, 1 pm CST/ 2 pm EST

May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.

May 10:Book + Bottle 2 pm. More information here.

May 20: M Judson Booksellers Zoom Virtual Event, 12:00PM.

May 28: Virtual Book Club Chat, The Lowcountry Book Club. 8 pm.


Tour A Luxury Oasis at the Colony Hotel



Tour A Luxury Oasis 

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Decorating Your Small Space

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Fabulous Fashions for Spring





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Feels Like Falling Beach read by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Feels Like Falling releases April 28, 2020–and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the nice things Pulisher’s Weekly had to say about it! Preorder now for Spring Break beach reading!




Top 10 Favorite Items from Serena & Lily’s Spring Collection

Serena & Lily Spring Collection dining room with Windsor chairs


It might be winter, but we are already dreaming of spring. Are you? The spring Serena & Lily collection has given us a serious case of seasonlust. (Definitely not a word… But kind of like wanderlust?) Beautiful blues, dreamy rattans and those coastal-inspired settings that we just can’t get enough of make this our favorite Serena & Lily collection to date–and that’s really saying something! Take a peek, make a wishlist and maybe even a purchase or two. There’s no better way to cure the winter blues than by getting a head start on your spring shopping! It will be time for sunshine and tulips before we know it.

  Serena & Lily Spring Collection family room in blue and white

Serena & Lily Spring Collection blue and white bedroom

Serena & Lily Spring Collection chaise with floor lamp

  Serena & Lily Spring Collection dining room with lantern over it

  Serena & Lily Spring Collection kitchen with island bar

Serena & Lily Spring Collection bedroom in black and white

Serena & Lily Spring Collection bathroom with white chandelier

Serena & Lily Spring Collection porch swing

Serena & Lily Spring Collection pair of chaise lounges


There is nothing quite as idyllic as this lovely scene. We’d love to be lounging right here!



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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 has already been named a most anticipated read of 2020 by Parade, Working Mother and SheKnows! 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.