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 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?

 

REFRESH YOUR HOME In 2020

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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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In Good Taste: Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design foyer with canes    

 

We don’t know about you, but we love homes with history, with a sense of time and place and a style all their own.  Maybe that’s what first drew us to Hendricks Churchill House & Interiors. These designers’ eye toward preserving the best of the old while incorporating the new is nothing short of fabulous. Take a look and we think you’ll agree!

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design foyer with bobbin bench  

 

 

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design sunroom with beams 

 

 Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design sunroom with roman shades  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design dining room  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen farmhouse sink  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design bedroom built-in bed  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design mudroom

We think you’ll agree that a bit of Hendricks Churchill traditional style adds character to any space. 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by!

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

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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  The Peachtree Bluff Series - Kristy Woodson Harvey

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 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

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! 

Caroline’s House in the Hamptons

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. The Southern Side of Paradise (tour dates below!) is in full swing and we hope to see you while we’re traveling!

 

 

In my last novel, The Secret to Southern Charm, Peachtree Bluff’s least Southern sister, Caroline, has a gorgeous Hamptons home that is the site of one of the most memorable chapters of the book. And, this year, I’ll be touring in the Hamptons as well! Today, we are imagining what Caroline’s Hamptons Beach House might look like. Take a peek for yourself!

 

 

From The Secret to Southern Charm:

CAROLINE’S HOUSE IN EAST Hampton suited her perfectly.

 

 

It wasn’t big, and it wasn’t on the water, but every inch of it was elegant and just modern enough.

 

 

The entire palette was water blues and creams with touches of gold, seagrass, and plenty of natural beauty from resin coral and oyster shells.

 

 

I had never been to it, of course. And walking through the front door, I instantly felt calm. 

 

 

I assumed that’s what Mom had been going for when she designed it.

 

 

We can picture all the members of the Murphy clan gathering in a spot just like this at Caroline’s gorgeous home, decorated for her by Ansley, her interior designer mother…

 

 

And receiving some of the biggest news of their lives. 

 

 

In The Southern Side of Paradise, that news would most certainly surround youngest sister Emerson who has her fair share of conflict in this novel.

 

 

We imagine this home to be perfectly styled but unfussy. This chicken wire sink is just that!

 

 

What’s the beach without blues? A rattan nightstand and vintage bathing suit print are perfect for a casual Hamptons house. 

 

 

We love any beach cottage with shingles. Could this possibly be any more charming?Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

 

Architecture: Peter McDonald, Peter McDonald Architect
Interior architecture and design: Lisa Tharp, Lisa Tharp Design


BIG NEWS! The Southern Side of Paradise is an Us Weekly “Us Must!” Check out this “Sweet Read for Right Now!”

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The Southern Side of Paradise Tour!

If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

 

May 9: Live at Your Library Series, Gastonia, NC, 12pm

May 11: South Main Book Co., Salisbury, NC, 11am-1pm

May 13: Junior League of Louisville Book Club Cocktail Reception, Louisville, KY                                                    

5:30 – 7pm; Speak – 7:15 – 8:30

May 14: Murder by the Book, Houston, TX, 6:30 (store closes to public at 6pm)

May 15: Houston Women’s Club, Houston, TX, 7 a.m

May 15: Signing at Segreto Finishes, Houston, TX, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

May 16: Signing at Stanley Korshak, Dallas, TX, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

May 18: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH, 2:00 pm

May 19: Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel, IN,  2:30pm (ET)

May 20: Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas Coffee, Daniel Island, SC,                

 10:30 am to 12 pm

May 20: Buxton Books, Charleston, SC, 5:30 to 7 pm

May 21: Snee Farm Garden Club, Mount Pleasant, SC, 10:30am

May 22: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX,  

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL 11:30am (CT)

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA,  

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

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10 Favorite Details for Stylish Living Rooms

Beth Webb Interiors | Emily Followill Photography

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you are poised and ready to tackle this week. We are so excited to share a few of our all-time favorite living rooms–and a few of the features that we think most great living rooms have in common. So take a few minutes, refill your coffee, and reset your mind with these stunning rooms that can’t help but inspire you to a more productive (and comfortable!) day. 

 

 

Summer Thornton

 

  1. A fabulous focal point. In this room, this beautiful fireplace serves as a stunning focal point. We love the antique feel. 

 

living rooms
Serena & Lily

 

2. A chic, well-decorated coffee table. Just take a page from Serena & Lily. They never disappoint. 

 

living rooms
Andrew J. Howard Interiors

 

3. Statement art. Speaking of never disappointing, Andrew Howard certainly doesn’t. His room are always chic, never cookie cutter, and, oh yeah, include truly gorgeous art.

 

Cloth & Kind

 

4. Something a little bit unexpected. From tan unusual floor lamp to the black and white chair, this room is anything but expected. 

 

Mark D. Sikes living room
Mark D. Sikes

 

5. Seating for limitless conversation and…

 

Mark D. Sikes living room
Mark D. Sikes 

 

6. A cozy chair just for reading. 

 

living rooms
Beth Webb Interiors| Emily Followill Photography

 

7. A little symmetry. Everything doesn’t have to match all the time, but, we have to say, symmetry sure is pleasing to our eyes. This Beth Webb beauty is symmetry at its finest. 

 

living room
Marshall Watson

 

8. Loads of personality. Because, at the end of the day, your living room is all about you and your family. From the museum-worthy to the party-ready, Marshall Watson lends every space personality in droves. 

 

This is a living room we wouldn’t mind visiting today. But, for now, we’re going to get back to work and dream about these gorgeous living rooms… What are your living room non-negotiables?

 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of you day. We always love it when you stop by!

 

 

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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 May 7, 2019!

 

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House Tour: Update of a Tudor Revival

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Good morning, chic friends! 

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If you’re looking for an amazing tour today, this fabulous home from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles won’t disappoint! 

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Things We Love: Jane Beiles Photography

Jane Beiles Photography White House
Leesburg, VA – The Greek Revival facade of Davis Mansion at Morven Park

 

Life’s all about moments. 

 

Jane Beiles Photography - staircase
Architecture by Vincent Falotico for Brooks & Falotico Design by Lynn Morgan Design -Jane Beiles Photography

 

The big and small ones. 

 

kitchen
Basic Design – Charleston SC -Jane Beiles Photography

 

The major celebrations and the simple nothings that, in retrospect, are actually everything. 

 

Jane Beiles Photography kitchen
Design by Kelly Mittleman for Kelly & Co. Design – Jane Beiles Photography

 

In today’s world, we want to capture it all and share it with the world.

 

Jane Beiles Photography - kitchen
Jane Beiles Photography – NYT

 

The way the early morning light makes the kitchen look just so,  

 

Jane Beiles Photography
Roughan Interiors -Jane Beiles Photography

 

The exact angle that captures a well-curated art collection, 

 

sunroom - Jane Beiles Photography
Design by Tori Legge for Stirling Mills Interior Design–   Architecture: Brooks & Falotico

 

The particular mix of shadow and dark that dances in a favorite space, 

 

Jane Beiles Photography bathroom

Design by Lori Bruno for Ligne Roset 

 

Or, maybe best of all, the swagger of a beloved pet in her element. 

 

Jane Beiles Photography - bedroom

 

We are constantly in awe of huge talents like photographer Jane Beiles who bring the world to life in a way that is positively mesmerizing, 

 

Jane Beiles Photography - mudroom
Design by LAMAS

 

Who can turn a simple pair of boots by the back door into a piece of art worthy of a frame and a spot above the fireplace

 

Jane Beiles Photography exterior house
Residence of architect Bruce Beinfield 

 

Architects and designers can create masterpieces, bring them to life one step at a time, But without those who capture them in their best light, they can’t truly be experienced in the way they were meant to by those who will never see them in person.Truly beautiful photography doesn’t just capture an image. It evokes an emotion. And we think you’ll agree that Jane Beiles’s work does just that.

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love it when you stop by!

peachtree bluff series - Kristy Woodson Harvey

Resolving to read more in 2019? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, Book 2,  The Secret to Southern Charm, and Book 3, The Southern Side of Paradise releasing, May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

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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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.

 

A Few More Events for The Secret to Southern Charm

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: Georgetown Row House Beauty

Sarah Bartholomew Design- Georgetown Row house living room

If, like us, you were loving interior designer Sarah Bartholomew’s house we toured here and here you will flip for this gorgeous Georgetown row house tour, too.  Every room is more beautiful than the last!   Take a peek!

Georgetown Rowhouse chair

 

Georgetown Rowhouse stair

 

Georgetown Rowhouse books

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bathroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse porch

 

Georgetown Rowhouse front

MORE ABOUT The Secret to Southern Charm Book 2 of the Peachtree Bluff Series:

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 that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).