Things We Love: 2020’s Color of the Year

Pantone's classic blue paint color in Beth Webb living room at Reynolds Plantation
Beth Webb

 

It has become almost like a holiday, hasn’t it? The anticipation. The excitement. The either total agreement or complete disgust… 

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color in Serena & Lily dining room
Serena & Lily

 

We’ll be honest: We don’t always love Pantone’s Color of the Year. But that would be kind of impossible, right? Everyone can’t like every color in just the same way we can’t embrace every single fashion or design trend.

 

Lynn Morgan Design blue and white
Lynn Morgan Design

 

We don’t know about y’all, but the announcement of 2020’s Pantone Color of the Year as Classic Blue was a big, huge thrill to us. And we feel pretty confident that it will lead to other great 2020 trends too.

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color bathroom with geometric blue and white wallpaper
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

We’re pretty sure that blue and white is about as timeless a combination as you can possibly get. And it simply tends to lend itself to other wonderful combinations.

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color dining room
Marika Meyer Interior Design

 

Like a mix of antique and new,

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color in kitchen blue and white runner
Bria Hammel Interior Design – Photography Aimée Mazzenga

 

Or a hint of something fresh and green,

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color blue and white porcelain
One Kings Lane

 

A display of family heirlooms mixed with more modern pieces.

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color dining room banquette
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

And a sense of pulling the outside in, especially when it pertains to sea or sky.

 

 

Pantone's classic blue paint color living room with abstract art
Jenkins Interiors

 

In bold solids,

 

 

And, most especially in Mother Nature, it’s one color we simply can’t get enough of! Are you happy that blue is the color of the year?

 

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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.

 

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  Feels Like Falling Kristy Woodson Harvey beach read

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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In Good Taste: R Brant Design

R Brant Design entry with stained free hanging staircase R Brant Design  

 

Brant McFarlain’s design mantra is simple: “Whether with colors or a mood,” he says, “I want my interiors to be sexy.”

  R Brant Design family room paneled library  

Mission accomplished.

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From dark floors and low light,

  R Brant Design living room with gold leaf fireplace and coffered wood paneled ceiling  

To metallic accents and dreamy, sumptuous fabrics,

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This designer creates interiors that are rich, distinctive and sometimes even a little moody.

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McFarlain says he’s inspired by the fashions around him, and its influences are everywhere. 

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From unexpected accessories,

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To classic, well-balanced accents,

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Simple and understated color schemes,

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To a blend of old and new that is effortless and chic,

  R Brant Design playroom with secret door and bookcases  

Wherever Brant McFarlain gets his inspiration, we hope he continues. 

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Good holiday season morning, readers! What kind of shopper are you? Are you a tunnel-visioned, perfect-present-for-the-perfect-person kind of shopper? Or are you more of a one-for-them, one-for-me kind. Since I fall distinctly in the category of the latter, I decided that it would be so fun to get a little something for yourself and receive a little something for a friend!

Giveaway Details:

This week, for four days, we’re doing a get one, give one, giveaway. All you have to do to enter and get your free book is:

  • Preorder my forthcoming FEELS LIKE FALLING on the day of the giveaway.
  • Email me your receipt and your address at [email protected]
  • If we are getting close to running out of a certain book I’ll let you know via Facebook.

December 10:

Day 1, December 10: Be one the first 50 to pre-order Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 10, email your receipt and address to [email protected] and received a free signed hard copy of The Southern Side of Paradise.

December 11:

Day 2, December 11: Be one of the first 40 to pre-order Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 11 and get a free signed hard copy of The Secret to Southern Charm.

December 12:

Day 3, December 12: Be one of the first 25 to pre-order Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 12 and get a free signed mass market paperback of Slightly South of Simple

December 13:

Day 4, December 13: Preorder Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 13 and receive a signed advance copy of either Dear Carolina or Lies and Other Acts of Love while supplies last. (They have plain orange covers but they read the same!) Please note I am very low on Dear Carolina, so if you want that one, act fast!

December 14:

Day 5, December 14: EVERYONE who has preordered Feels Like Falling at any time (I have a spreadsheet!) will be entered to win a Tello & Rose bag full of books including a signed copy of Meet Me in Monaco by Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor, a signed advance copy of Tell Me a Story by Cassandra King Conroy, a signed copy of Did You Ever Have a Family? and many, many more!

 

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10 Favorite Thanksgiving-Ready Kitchens

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with pendant lights and lucite stools and marble countertop
Lee Kleinhelter Design/T.S.Adams Studio via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Good morning, chic readers! Do you have a Thanksgiving-ready kitchen yet?

 

Thanksgiving-ready blue and white kitchen with open brass shelving round pendant lights
Architect Ross Piper/Interior Designer Clary Bosbyshell via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

 I bought my turkey tonight, and it’s thawing in the fridge as we speak. 

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen island Serena &s Lily with pendant light Thanksgiving ready
Serena & Lily

 

Truth be told, we’re eating out this year. We’re not quite back in our house yet, but are already looking forward to hosting the crew around our own table next year. We’re super lucky that both sides of the family love each other, so everyone comes to us! (Another reason to live at the beach if you need one.)

Tim Barber Architect kitchen with beams
Tim Barber Architect

 

So why the turkey? Leftovers, of course! (You can’t have a Thanksgiving-ready fridge without leftovers!) I love the ease of eating out for Thanksgiving but hate not having delicious turkey to nibble on and make sandwiches with the rest of the week. 

 

Crazy? Maybe. 

 

Jean Stoffer Design- Stoffer Photography kitchen with beams
Jean Stoffer DesignStoffer Photography

 

But, on the bright side, it will ensure that I get my Thanksgiving-ready kitchen, even if it is just at a rental house. 

 

Thanksgiving ready kitchens with pendant lights and wood beams from Kishani Perera Design and Tim Barber, Ltd Architect
Kishani Perera Design & Tim Barber, Ltd Architect

 

Clean, warm, inviting and full of yummy-looking produce,

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchens with pendant lights and blond wood from Beth Webb
Beth Webb Interior Design

 

These stunning kitchens are nothing if not Thanksgiving ready!

 

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with 4 pendant lights from Jeffrey Duncan
Jeffrey Dungan

 

Whether you’re planning to cook all day and reap the rewards of your efforts, 

 

 

Or simply catch up with friends and family afterwards, there’s no time like the present to make sure you have a Thanksgiving-ready home. Happy celebrating friends. We are grateful for YOU this year!

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Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South is 

still #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South:
“Writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

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If you’re one of those early holiday shoppers (Guilty!) don’t forget The Peachtree Bluff Series! Books make great gifts and provide hours of enjoyment that will last long after they are unwrapped. (Signed copies are available from Beaufort Linen Co., Porter Co. Book Shoppe, Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books, and The Country Bookshop.  

 

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10 Favorite Rooms with Flush Mount Lighting

flush mount lighting in foyer
Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

We used to think that flush mount lighting was only for low ceilings, you know, those spaces that could quite handle a big chandelier or a dangly, statement light fixture. But a few of our favorite lighting designers and companies have changed all of that, turning what used to be the underdog of the lighting world into a go-to staple. From plain white to shiny gold, round to quatrefoil, flat to proudly pointy, there are so many ways today to get the flush mount lighting thing oh so right. Check out a few of our go-to flush mount staples that will have you rethinking everything you know about lighting!

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closet with flush mount lighting
Kristin Panitch Interior Design

 

mudroom with flush mount light
John B Murray Architect

 

mudroom with flush mount lighting
Sara Gilbane Interior Design

 

hallway with flush mount lighting
McCann Design Group

 

kitchen with flush mount lighting
Jennifer Worts Interior Design

 

flush mount lighting in bathroom
Lonny

 

closet with flush mount lighting
Tamara Magel Interior Design

 

black and white bathroom with flush mount lighting
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Sometimes you do have to save the best for last, and, in this case, we think it’s true! We love, love this stunning fixture. It is so on trend! Are you a flush mount fan? Or would you choose a snazzy chandelier any day?

Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South has

just hit #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South:
“Writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

 

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10 Favorite Rooms with a Touch of Black

a touch of black in the entry foyer marble floor
Suzanne Kasler

 

Happy Monday, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. Today, we are channeling fall (even though it was 93 degrees yesterday) and celebrating a touch of black

 

a touch of black desk in the office
Tucker & Marks

 

Nothing grounds a room and creates chic contrast quite like the right amount of black. 

 

a touch of black Alyssa Rosenheck design
Alyssa Rosenheck

 

From black cabinetry, molding and trim contrasted with white furnishings, 

 

a touch of black in steel doors
McGill Design Group- Plum Furniture

 

To black-lined cabinets that add a hint of the hue,

 

a touch of black in art and floor lamp in living room of Alison Cayne
One Kings Lane

 

To stunning neutral spaces with just a touch of the color that every single room must have a hint of, a touch of black is one our favorite ways to create instant style in a home. 

 

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A grand piano might the ultimate, of course–especially if you can actually play it–

 

a touch of black in the kitchen with black pendants
Serena & Lily

 

But something unexpected like these ceiling details is equally as incredible. 

 

a touch of black in the kitchen with The Fox Group
The Fox Group

 

From a beyond stunning range

 

bedroom with black 4 poster bed
Serena & Lily

 

To a lovely canopy bed (and floors!),

 

a touch of black screen door on porch
BHG

 

To a charming screen door, every space is better with a touch of black! Do you agree that every room needs a bit of this favorite shade?

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

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book
 

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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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

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!

 

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