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Tour a Ponte Vedra Home Big on Style

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Create a Cozy Bedroom for Chilly Fall Nights

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Prepare Your Outdoor Areas for Dining Alfresco this Fall

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Fashions for Fall with Fashion Director Caroline Maguire

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Lots to Love in Entertaining at Home – Inspirations from Celebrated Hosts

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Take a Peek at the New Design Book In Comfort & Style

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Donations for Hurricane Dorian

Just a quick note: From September 13 until September 20, I am going to be donating 100% of my proceeds from preorders of Feels Like Falling to the Red Cross to help hurricane victims both in the Bahamas and locally here in NC. Simply order from your bookstore of choice and email me at [email protected] to let me know so I can donate for you!

If you have $15 lying around and you want to do something with it, by all means, please donate it to the hurricane. But if you were going to order Feels Like Falling anyway, let’s join forces to help out together!

 

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 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

 

 

Things We Love: Daybeds

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Serena & Lily

 

For smaller bedrooms, awkward shapes or multi-purpose rooms where guests might stay, no piece of furniture is as versatile as a beautiful daybed.  Perfect for sitting or displaying statement-making pillows, the only problem with some of these daybeds is that they’re too beautiful for sleeping. Take a look at these pictures and we think you’ll agree. Happy Thursday, Friends!

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Lisa Furey Interiors

 

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Marie Flanigan Interiors

 

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Cullman & Kravis

 

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Serena & Lily

 

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Studio McGee

 

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David Scott Interiors

 

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Amy Berry Design

 

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Urban Grace Interiors

 

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Serena & Lily Outdoor Daybed

 

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Jean Allsopp Photography

 

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Peachtree Bluff Series

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases 4 WEEKS FROM TODAY, May 7, 2019!!

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).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

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

 

 

Tour a Home with a Moroccan Influence and More

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Tour a Home with a Moroccan Influence

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Vintage Finds for Your Kitchen

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If you’re looking for something to read, 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.

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

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

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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Make Room for Multiples

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Coastal Living Magazine

 

With only a few days until the big day, we’re getting ready for food and family and fun, fun, fun! 

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Geoff Chick Architects

 

There’s no time that it’s more exciting to bunk up with people you love than that never-ending night when Santa is supposedly arriving. 

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Orrick & Co

 

Of course, as my son informed me yesterday, Santa absolutely will not come until you’re asleep. 

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Brooks & Falotico

 

So it’s a good thing many of these have curtains to separate the beds so maybe, just maybe, someone might actually get some sleep. 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

The bubbles we sip might have migrated from Cheerwine to champagne,

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And the contents of the stockings might have shifted just a bit,

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But, even still, there’s nothing like holiday traditions with family to make the season sparkle.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles/Photographer: Mali Azima

 

From childlike spaces with climbing walls and foosball, 

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Safari animals and stuffed friends, 

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To spaces that could be a little more grown-up,

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Tracey Hardenburg Design

 

It may be cliche, but, just as long as we’re together, any space is the perfect spot for a sleepover!

We hope you’re getting ready for a fabulous holiday! Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!



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Last week we had the pleasure of spending a fun-filled long weekend in the place that we think gets as close to Christmas magic as you can without going to the North Pole: NYC! I had the most amazing  day of meetings with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster),  about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card.

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Congrats to Bonnie Z, the winner of the $100 Amazon gift card. Thanks to everyone who entered!

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Creating Cozy Bedrooms Big on Style and More!

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40 Cozy Bedrooms Big on Style  

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Tour Kitchens with Subway Tiles

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Nordstrom’s BIG Anniversary Sale July 22 – August 6

 

 


 

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SUMMER HANDBAGS

GREAT SWIMSUITS

 

SUMMER BEAUTY

SALES AND SHOPPING

If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out Slightly South of Simple!  Happy weekend!

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THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO READ MY LATEST NOVEL SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. IF YOU HAVE READ, WOULD YOU CONSIDER WRITING A BRIEF REVIEW ON AMAZON? YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE PURCHASED THERE TO REVIEW, AND REVIEWS HELP AUTHORS SO VERY MUCH! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

 

10 Questions to Ask Before a Kitchen Remodel & a Baby Shower Invitation Giveaway!

Good morning, chic readers! Happy Friday! We have so many fun things to share with you today. Make sure you scroll down for a fun giveaway with Paperless Post. We’re talking about Baby Shower Invitations, but you can use your winnings for whatever you like! (And, yes, they sell actual paper too!) Also check out…

 

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Kitchen Remodel

These are helpful tips we wish we had known before beginning our own renovations!

 

A 1920’s Colonial Revival in New Jersey Gets a Modern Makeover

You won’t believe this amazing makeover! We just love combining the old with the new, making things feel fresh again. Don’t you?

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 Home Tour of Interior Designer Angela Elliott

We are swooning over every, single detail and we think you will too! This room sets the tone!

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Cozy Bedrooms of Pinterest

These will want to make you stay in bed all day long… Or have you dreaming of Saturday when you can savor a slow, relaxing breakfast in bed!

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The Best Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

The perfect Valentine’s Day treat for someone you love! 

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Paperless Post Baby Shower Invitations

YOU can win some goodies of your own from our friends at Paperless Post! To enter to win 1,000 Paperless Post Coins ($90) to spend however you choose please comment below and tell us either the best or worst baby shower game! We’ll go first: The one with the candy bars in the diapers is our worst!

More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)


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