The Colors of Paradise

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Collins Interiors

 

Good morning, chic readers! We are CELEBRATING today because, today, my fifth novel and the final book in my Peachtree Bluff Trilogy, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases! 

 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

After more than a year of writing, editing, promoting and, yes, picking the cover, it is so exciting to see the book come to life out in the world. 

 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Show House

 

As you might imagine, I am a very visual person, so covers mean a lot to me. 

 

porch with color
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

I am so fortunate that my cover designer at Simon & Schuster is a genius–and came up with more than a dozen too-gorgeous-to-be-believed covers for me to choose from. I had the hardest time deciding which one fit the story best! 

 

palm beach style with color
Meg Braff Design

 

Ultimately, it came down to something pretty simple: the yellow. The cover I chose has a yellow hat and a yellow title, and, I don’t know about you, but I am loving yellow lately.

 

palm beach colors
Meg Braff Designs

 

That yellow is combined with the perfect hot pink…

 

Marika Meyer Interiors

 

And the most serene water blue…

 

Gray Malin for One Kings Lane

 

I sent this Gray Malin photo for cover inspiration. Water, sand, vibrant hues. It just feels like summertime, doesn’t it?

 

Coastal Living Magazine

 

Like this. I wanted a cover that would make my readers feel like this

 

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Serena & Lily

 

And these are the bright, bold hues to do it. 

 

The Southern Side of Paradise

 

I think they nailed it, don’t you? If these aren’t the colors of paradise, then I don’t know what are. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your support of my books, The Peachtree Bluff Series and, of course, Design Chic! Mom and I love being here with you every day, and we can’t thank you enough for spending a few minutes of your day with us for NINE YEARS!

If you are looking for a Mother’s Day gift or your next beach read, I’d love it if you’d check out The Southern Side of Paradise! It is available from your local bookstore and wherever books are sold, including:

 

For Signed Copies Call South Main Book Co:  (704) 630-9788

 

Kristy on Tour! (Full Tour Details Available Here)

In Good Taste: Hám Interior Design

Hám Interior Design entry

A Carolina blue door and a black lab? There’s really no better entrance if you ask us. (Although, in Henley-on-Thames, where this gorgeous door resides, we’re pretty sure it isn’t called Carolina blue.) Hám Interior Design firm, our big time design love this week, combines classic sensibilities with stunning architecture for spaces with purpose, with style and, most important of all, with that certain undefinable something that makes a house feel like a home. Leave your wellies by the door, brew a cup of hot tea and take a peek at these cozy, livable houses that are so unforgettably chic you’ll undoubtably find yourself daydreaming about a few little changes for you own home. Enjoy!

Hám Interior Design entrance

 

Hám Interior Design kitchen

 

Hám Interior Design kitchen
Hám Interior Design kitchen

 

Hám Interior Design kitchen

 

Hám Interior Design kitchen

 

Hám Interior Design living room

 

Hám Interior Design entry

 

Hám Interior Design closet

 

Hám Interior Design closet

 

Hám Interior Design bedroom

We hope you loved the good taste of Hám Interior Design as much as we do and that it brightened your day!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!

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The Secret to Southern Charm

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.

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House Tour: A Remodeled Circa 1910 Southampton House

Historic Southampton cottage

Whether you’re still knee deep in Hurricane Florence aftermath or just getting ready for a regular Wednesday, we think you deserve a break! Watch as designer Stephen Gambrel works his magic on a circa 1910 Southampton home. This remodeled beauty is the perfect place to leave stress behind and simply relax. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Historic Southampton house

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House living room

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House kitchen

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House studio

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House master bedroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House bathroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House hallway

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House bedroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House

 

 

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House pool

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! We always love seeing you here!

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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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House Tour: Midtown Atlanta Beauty

Andrew Howard living room

The city pied-a-terre is a right up there with the beach house or the mountain estate when it comes to dream houses.

Andrew Howard coffee table

And when it comes to pied-a-terres, this one, designed by one of our very favorite (and funniest!) designers, Andrew Howard, is the cream of the crop.

Andrew Howard kitchen

A Florida resident who has been tapped to bring out the best in some of the most exclusive homes in the Bahamas and beyond, this Atlanta project is just one of many stages on which Howard displays his range as a decorator.

Andrew Howard kitchen

He embraces the sleek and simple that the city demands,

Andrew Howard dining room

While still inserting his signature playful style to make it family friendly and fun.

Andrew Howard bedroom

Layered patterns and the right blend of color give Howard’s homes a dash of whimsy that is always welcome–and sets his designs apart from the pack.

Andrew Howard bedroom

Unexpected details like bold ceilings and a perfectly imperfect gallery wall make a statement while still allowing the expansive views of the city to take center stage.

Andrew Howard

When it comes to good design, the details aren’t something, they are everything. The scallop accent on this console table and the perfect balance of symmetry and asymmetry accentuate the beautiful wallpaper.

Andrew Howard bathroom

This pretty marble sink lends big style to a small space.

Andrew Howard bathroom

And a white marble bathroom becomes a showpiece in Howard’s skilled hands. 

Andrew Howard porch

This small but well-appointed balcony is the perfect spot to take advantage of a fabulous view. Just add a favorite cocktail for a perfect way to cap off a productive Atlanta day!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love seeing you here! 

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Livings best beach reads, to slip in you tote.

 

 

 

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Tour a Loft in Oregon and Weekend Sales and Shopping

 Oregan loft KITCHEN

 

Tour a Loft in Oregon

 –  remodelista

 

 

Beautiful Kitchens Bathed in Blue

dering hall

 

Tory Burch

 

 

Favorites for Spring 

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Carolina Herrera

 

Add the Colors of the Rainbow to Your Wardrobe

neiman marcus

 

The secret to Southern Charm

I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your support during these first two week of The Secret to Southern Charm Book Tour.  My novel  became a Target Fiction Bestseller and National Bookscan Bestseller!  Thank you,  for helping to make my dreams come true, for telling your friends and writing reviews, for hosting and coming to my events . . . I am here today because of you, and, even though we may not have ever met, I count you as one of the people I am most grateful for every day.

THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM TOUR!

 

April 14: Catawba College Dinner, Salisbury, NC, private

April 14: Signing at High Point Furniture Market, High Point, NC, Codarus Showroom, IHFC H220, 2-4 pm

April 16: The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387, 5:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 17: SC Entertainment Television talk in Kinston, NC, private

April 17: Sips and Sweets, Community Council for the Arts, 100 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC, 100% of book purchase price will be donated to CCA, to reserve a copy or purchase a copy to pick up at a later date, call (252) 527-2517free and open to the public

April 19: Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library,269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, MD 21403, event contact is Amanda Spino, 410-222-1770, [email protected], 6:30 pm, free and open to the public

Apr. 20: Launch of Literary Luncheon series at The Annapolis Bookstore, 53 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401, Contact is Mary Owen, 410-280-2339, [email protected]

April 21: Bethany Beach Books, 99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19967, Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM

April 22: Reading at ROOT, Manasquan, NJ, please register through BookTowne, Contact is Maribeth Pelly, [email protected], 732-722-7255, 3:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 23: Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081, free but registration required at http://westervillelibrary.org/events?event=29771 or by calling the library at 614-882-7277 ext 4; 7:00 pm, open to the public

April 24: Meet Author Kristy Harvey at Parma Branch Library, 6996 Powers Blvd, Parma, OH 44129, organized by Cuyahoga County Public Library, Contact is Billy Kelly, [email protected], 216.749.9359, 7:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 26: “Books and Bites,” Macon County Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin, North Carolina 28734, Light refreshments will be provided, 12 pm, free and open to the public

April 29: Viva Wine Bar, 168 Exchange Street Pendleton, SC 29670, contact is Sally Martin, [email protected]com, 4:30-6:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 30: The Secret to Southern Charm: Kristy’s tips for living a beautiful life, inspired by Southern interior design and entertaining; Huff Harrington Home Store, 3872 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, refreshments provided; Contacts are Meg Harrington and Ann Huff: [email protected], 404-467-0311 , 1:00-3:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 30,: FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St, #138, Woodstock, GA 30188, contact Gary Parkes, [email protected], 770-516-9989, 6:30 pm

May 1: Reynolds Plantation Linger Longer Cultural Series, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr., Greensboro, GA 30624, contact Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected], 5:00 pm

May 2: Charleston, SC UNC Alumni Event

May 5:  Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Party, Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954, ticketed event; The classic event of the genteel south comes to The Elizabethan Gardens. Dress in style and enjoy the revels and embellishments of the race at this fundraising extravaganza that benefits three Outer Bank non-profits: The Elizabethan Gardens, Beach Food Pantry and Dare Education Foundation. Sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty. Expect a traditional southern affair with mint juleps, live and silent auctions, sumptuous derby pie, a hat contest and an assortment of live music, games and entertainment as you enjoy the beautiful gardens and anticipate the big race to be broadcast live.;  Contact Jamie Anderson at Downtown Books, 252-473-1056, [email protected]; 4:00 pm, open to the public

May 10: Children’s Cancer Partners Fundraiser, Cornelius Yacht Club

May 21: Sassee Reads Books Club Chat

June 13: Raleigh, NC Read & Go program, Tour of Salisbury, NC based on Lies and Other Acts of Love, Raleigh Parks & Rec,(919)996-4723

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

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private

July 25: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm

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In Good Taste: Tracy Lynn Design

Tracy Lynn Studio living room

Good morning, readers! We are packing for cold, snowy NYC today to wrap up a few final details before the The Secret to Southern Charm tour officially begins, but….

We didn’t see any reason for you to be cold too! 

So, today, we’re sharing the good taste of  Tracy Lynn Design, a San Diego-based firm whose interiors are as sunny inside as it is outside. 

Cohesion in design is one of the firm’s main goals, after all. 

Tracy Lynn Studio kitchen

And we think it’s safe to say that the interiors of these gorgeous California homes are as inviting as the state–and its people. 

A sleek kitchen, upon closer inspection, is made up of a million tiny details, from the backsplash to the pendant lighting, that make it totally unique. 

And every taste is catered to elegantly and effortlessly. 

Tracy Lynn Studio bedroom

Blues, whites and coral are calming by the sea in a pretty bedroom made for relaxing. 

And even those small spaces that tend to be forgotten become both useful and unique. 

Where better to take advantage of the last bright light of the day than in a huge soaking tub made for relaxation. 

White shiplap and uncovered bulbs juxtapose with a touch of brass for understated glamour that is so very San Diego. 

Tracy Lynn Studio bathroom

It’s nice to keep a global view while brushing your teeth…

Tracy Lynn Studio nursery

And a room that can grow as he does makes for a just-right nursery. We think these beautiful designs are as lovely as they city in which they reside. We hope you have loved the good taste of Tracy Lynn Designs as much as we have! 

Have a great day, chic readers!

Thanks so much to Southern Living for choosing The Secret to Southern Charm as one of this year’s Best Spring Break Reads! Have you preordered your copy yet? (Releases April 3!)

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I AM SO, SO, SO EXCITED TO SHARE THAT SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS A KINDLE  AND BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK MONTHLY DEAL SO, FROM TODAY UNTIL APRIL 1, YOU CAN READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE PEACHTREE BLUFF SERIES FOR ONLY $1.99–JUST IN TIME FOR THE THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM RELEASE ON APRIL 3. 

 

 

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