House Tour: Luxury Brownstone with Roof Deck

Brownstone staircase Lisa Tharp  

 

Mom and I are both born and bred North Carolina girls. We lived in Manhattan for a while when I was little (Dad did, too. We didn’t leave him at home…), but, overall, we’re kind of good with small towns and slow paces. 

   

But, every now and then, I think it’s natural to imagine what something else would be like, to dream of dashing off to your favorite big city to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle. 

  Brownstone living room with abstract art  

To trade carpool for walking to school, yards for rooftop decks and houses for brownstones

  Brownstone living room  

If you’ve never imagined brownstone living, this exquisite one from Lisa Tharp might just change your mind. 

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The architectural details alone might be enough to convince us. 

  Brownstone bedroom  

Every, single place you look, Tharp has created a home, has created a moment

  Brownstone bedroom  

This is the kind of brownstone that you need to tour again and again to take in every lovely, luscious square inch of style.

  Brownstone entry  

It’s the kind of place that makes you think you could be made for city living, after all.

  Brownstone rooftop patio

But, then again, there really is no place like home.

Photography | Read McKendree|@readmckendree

Architecture |  Mellowes & Paladino Architects

Renovation | J.W. Construction

If I ever doubted that, last weekend at the Best of Our State Weekend, hosted by North Carolina’s incredible Our State Magazine confirmed it. (If you’re thinking of moving here, one issue and you won’t be able to fathom living anywhere else. You’ve been warned.) One of my bucket list items has always been to speak at an Our State weekend, and, last weekend, I got to cross it off. The crazy part is, I never actually told anyone I wanted to speak there. It just happened. I love those moments best.

You know how sometimes you’ve wanted to do something for a long time and it isn’t as good as you thought? This was NOT one of those times. It was SO MUCH BETTER than I even imagined. Huge, huge thanks to Our State for having me, The Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst for hosting us, and, most of all, to the 800 amazing readers who showed up on their Saturday afternoon to cheer me on. Walking into 2020 so grateful! 

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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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Tour a Warm & Inviting Greenwich Village Brownstone

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It is a season of miracles, and I have to tell you that every, single time an author I admire and respect and have worshipped from afar forever says something kind about one of my books, it seems like one of those miracles. This year, in the midst of Hallmark movies and Christmas music and general holiday cheer, a long-time favorite, Mary Kay Andrews, said the nicest things about FEELS LIKE FALLING. And I can’t stop happy dancing about it!

FROM MKA:

Two women in turmoil, two lives at a crossroads. Only Kristy Woodson Harvey can make sense of the sometimes devastating, often-times delicious dilemmas faced by the protagonists of her newest perfect beach read FEELS LIKE FALLING. Readers will fall in love with entrepreneur Gray, whose husband’s betrayal leaves her feeling adrift and looking for something beyond career success, while plucky down-and-out Diana will win the hearts of those of us who always root for the underdog. Buckle up, buttercups, because FEELS LIKE FALLING feels like your next summer sizzler!—MARY KAY ANDREWS, New York Times bestselling author of SUNSET BEACH, THE HIGH TIDE CLUB and THE WEEKENDERS.

I am so grateful to Mary Kay–and to all of you for being the best readers in the world! 

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I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

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: Greenwich Village Brownstone

Greenwich Village Brownstone living room

Manhattan is one of our most favorite places to visit. And, in honor of our upcoming trip, we thought we’d tour this fabulous Greenwich Village home designed by the uber-talented Katie Martinez Design.

Greenwich Village Brownstone living room

These simple iron curtain rods and white drapes are the perfect frame for these bright, light-filled windows.

Greenwich Village Brownstone living room

Gorgeous architectural details like the ones in this apartment should be celebrated. The art choices add so much style!

Greenwich Village Brownstone kitchen

We’re big fans of mixing metals, and copper pendants are oh-so chic.

Greenwich Village Brownstone

This open floor plan makes the space live so large. Breakfast bars are one of our favorite features in any home.

Greenwich Village Brownstone kitchen

It goes without saying that these marble counters and backsplash are positively luscious. The pulls and faucets are just the icing on the cake.

Greenwich Village Brownstone entrance

Little nooks are some of our favorite parts of any home. The piano by the staircase is amazing, especially if the sound coming out of it is as pretty as it is!

Greenwich Village Brownstone staircase

How good are these floors?

Greenwich Village Brownstone fireplace

Another amazing fireplace!

Greenwich Village Brownstone bathroom

Storage space isn’t at a premium in this home!

Greenwich Village Brownstone bedroom

The simplicity of this master is oh so chic.

Greenwich Village Brownstone bathroom

And the bathroom is the perfect match, down to the crystal knobs. 

Greenwich Village Brownstone bathroom

Subway tile is always great. When it’s marble subway tile? We can barely think of anything better! Everything about this Greenwich home is simply stunning. Thanks so much for taking a tour of it with us!

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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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More Info about The Secret to Southern Charm

-A 2018 Spring Okra Pick
-USA TODAY Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction
-Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2018
-Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List
-Raleigh News & Observer’s “The Best Reads of Summer”
-Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books”
-New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick

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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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Tour A Beautiful New York Brownstone

New York Brownstone front door

One look at Kevin McLaughlin of the colorfully fabulous J.McLaughlin clothing line’s gorgeous New York brownstone and you know you’re in for a treat. The vibrant green door is an instant welcoming nod.

New York Brownstone entrance

Prints by the our friend the lovely and talented Patricia van Essche line the walls of this hall. The leopard print carpet is a great touch.

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New York Living: Re-Inventing Home

 

New York Living: Re-Inventing Home

I always thought I would live in New York. Maybe not forever. The average southerner only makes it 18 months, after all. But Mom and Dad lived there, at least for a while, and we were very frequent visitors for my entire life. 

As it turns out, I’m a small town girl through and through, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still love heading to NYC to meet with my editor or, as I’ll be doing April 25 and 26, having my very first NYC book launch! 

No doubt about it, New York living is different. The spaces can be smaller, but not only do we love a good cozy space, we also love to see how creative people get with them! Tub by the fireplace anyone? It’s genius!

Of course, not every New York space is small. Not at all. 

But, no matter the size, it seems that New Yorkers know better than most anyone how to take advantage of every square inch in total style.

A fabulous new coffee table book, New York Living: Re-Inventing Home displays the ups and downs, highs and lows and ins and outs of city living at its finest. From a Brooklyn brownstone to a 5th Avenue Penthouse, this gorgeous book indulges our curiosity in how other people live.

If you’re a fan of city living–or simply a fan of seeing how other people live–make sure to pick up a copy for your coffee table!

Speaking of New York:

We’re so thrilled that the NYC Slightly South of Simple launch party on April 26, 2017 will be at Roxy Te’s gorgeous Society Social showroom. If you don’t know Roxy’s work, you will love, love, love her and her fabulous wares. We’d love to see you there and on April 25 at the 92nd Street Y!

NYC launch party for Slightly South of Simple

 


Slightly South of Simple is on Preorder special right now for only $9.41!

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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