In Good Taste: Courtney Hill Interiors

Courtney Hill interiors French doors
Tria Giovan Photography

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a terrific start. If not, all of that is about to change! Chic, sophisticated interiors with just the right amount of personality are hallmarks of this talented designer’s style. Take a break, take a peek, and let us know which space of Courtney Hill Interiors is your favorite!

Courtney Hill Interiors dining room
Tra Giovan Photography

 

Courtney Hill Interiors bar
Tria Giovan Photography

 

Emily followill - Courtney Hill living room
Emily Followill Photography

 

Tria Giovan Photography - Courtney Hill kitchen
Tria Giovan Photography

 

Jack Thompson Photography - Courtney Hill Interiors kitchen with subway tile
Jack Thompson Photography

 

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Jack Thompson Photography

 

Emily Followill Photography - Courtney Hill kitchen
Emily Followill Photography

 

Courtney Hill bathroom
Tra Giovan Photography

 

Courtney Hill - bathroom
Emily Followill Photography

 

Tria Giovan Photography - Courtney Hill Interiors closet
Tria Giovan

THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY DESIGN CHIC. WE ALWAYS LOVE SEEING YOU HERE!

 

DON’T MISS THE SERENA & LILY  4TH OF JULY

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Looking for the perfect 4th of July holiday read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store 

More Tour Dates

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

 

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: Beautifully Styled Bookshelves

living room with bookshelves
Andrew J. Howard

 

Are you one of those people who has all of your books compactly stored on your e-reader?

bookshelves with matching colored books
Michael Wells Photography

 

Or, like us, do you still prefer to hold the real thing?

bookshelves with painted backs
CTC&G

 

Book hoarding has always been a bit of an issue for me,

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Janie Molster Designs

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 but it has gotten a million times worse since becoming an author because, not only do I get hordes of free books, but most of them are signed. Who could possibly get rid of those?

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Architectural Digest

 

Hubby and I have these giant, probably twelve-foot tall bookshelves on either side of the fireplace. The other day I was up on a stool restyling things when he came in and said, “Do you think you could start getting rid of some of your books after you’re finished reading them?”

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Architectural Digest

 

I looked at him, puzzled, and said, “You know I’ve gotten really good about donating books to the library.”

bookshelves in a nook
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

His turn to look, puzzled, at the probably 500 books I was currently organizing. Reading the look on his face, I laughed and said, “Oh, honey. These are the ones I haven’t read yet.”

Marie Flanigan bookshelves in gray
Marie Flanigan

 

So, yes, I may have a problem. I can’t help myself. I buy books incessantly. Fiction, non-fiction, every design and coffee table book on planet earth. Yoga. Meditation. Cookbooks that I will never, ever use but for some reason love to read. Fishing books for hubby. Children’s books for my little guy, a genre that has not widely expanded since he can read himself… Being on tour is quite the problem since I’m in bookstores constantly.

bookshelves in gray
SF Cottages & Gardens

 

The good news for my husband is that I was mostly flying on this tour, so I was a little more limited as to what I could bring home. 

book lights over bookshelves
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

But maybe this is why I love bookshelves that look a little lived in, that look like the books have been read and cherished, or at least will be read and cherished. 

books in bookshelves
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

And mixing in well-placed accessories, of course, adds to the overall style. But we pretty much love bookshelves however they come! 

bookshelves with book lights over and ladder
Architectural Digest

 

No matter how you style your bookshelves, we hope you’ll consider adding a copy of The Southern Side of Paradise to them! Or that stack beside your bedside table… Or your beach bag… Or your gift or wishlist! Thank you to each and every one of you for all of your support these first few weeks of The Southern Side of Paradise being out in the world. I am so grateful for friends like you! 

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What People are Saying about The Peachtree Bluff Series

 

“My prediction is that 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.” (—Jackie K. Cooper, The Huffington Post)

 

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

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In Good Taste: Jeff Lincoln Interiors

Jeff Lincoln entrance

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your week is off to a great start. We are so excited to share the good taste of Jeff Lincoln Interiors to brighten up your Tuesday. 

living room - Jeff Lincoln

From classic interiors to more modern styles, these designers put their signature touch on every space in style. These stunning blues create the ultimate soothing color palette. 

Jeff Lincoln - living room

Simple, uncluttered elegance steals the show in this living room. 

living room Jeff Lincoln

And a small space bathed in luxury is nothing short of uber chic. 

Yellow and blue is one of our favorite color combinations.

Jeff Lincoln dining room

Well… Maybe yellow and anything and blue and anything… You really can’t go wrong!

The natural wood in this home is absolutely stunning, an accessory in and of itself,

The light wood adds interest and texture,

Jeff Lincoln dining room

While beams add warmth.

Jeff Lincoln entrance

Foyer tables always make a statement in the entrance–and we love the benches around them. They’re perfect for entertaining! 

There is nothing like a big, cozy comforter on the end of a bed to make it feel snuggly and warm, especially during these winter months.

We couldn’t possibly pick a favorite space from Jeff Lincoln Interiors! Can you?

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

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This Weeks Best New Books from Woman’s World

 

It has been an incredible week in the The Southern Side of Paradise world–to say the least! One of my big, lofty goals when I started writing was to appear on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller List. That dream came true this week because of YOU! Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased the The Southern Side of Paradise and recommended it to friends. I couldn’t believe it when I saw my name on the Publisher’s Weekly List–and The Bookscan Bestseller List (#19. Woo hoo!)! The Southern Side of Paradise was also a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, and topped the iTunes Charts in both ebooks and audiobooks!

I have the best readers in the whole wide world! Thank you so much for your support. 

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Beautiful Beachy Blues

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living room kitchen combination in blue and neutral colors

 

We’re feeling blue today–in the good way! 

 

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abstract art by Ashley Longshore in breakfast room

 

These beautiful photos from TS Adams Studio have us feeling in a beachy mood.  (Art by the talented Ashley Longshore.)

 

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blue and white bedroom

 

I had the best day yesterday in Louisville, KY with my friends Michelle and Jennifer from Black, White & Kuhl.

 

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grasscloth wallpaper on ceiling in blue and white bedroom

 

They gave me the full Kentucky experience, from appearing together on Great Day Live to a super fun Junior League Book Club Event. I know why Louisville is considered one of the friendliest cities in the country!

 

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blue and white bathroom

 

Talk about making your week bright! There’s nothing better than meeting readers in new cities–and finding new cities to love!

 

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This fabulous laundry room is the kind of place we would actually want to do laundry. Bring on the folding!

 

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Dining al fresco is always welcome in the summer months. These pretty blue napkins are the perfect complement to the sea right beyond.

 

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A beautiful back porch is a home’s must-have, especially during the southern months. If it has a screen, all the better!

 

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This fabulous bedroom shows that a room doesn’t have to be big on space to be huge on style.

 

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Everything about this exterior is amazing, but we think the wood door is our favorite touch.

 

 

  Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

 

 

Praise for The Peachtree Bluff Series:

“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.” —The Huffington Post, Jackie K Cooper

This week I’ll be in Louisville, KY, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Cleveland, OH, Carmel, IN, and Charleston, SC. Click for full tour details. 

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Caroline’s House in the Hamptons

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

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!

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

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!

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

From The Secret to Southern Charm:

CAROLINE’S HOUSE IN EAST Hampton suited her perfectly.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - kitchen - Hamptons Beach House

 

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

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - kitchen - Hamptons Beach House

 

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

 

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

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bedroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

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

 

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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…

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

And receiving some of the biggest news of their lives. 

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bathroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

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.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bathroom- Hamptons Beach House

 

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

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bedroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

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

 

The Secret to Southern Charm

 

We love any beach cottage with shingles. Could this possibly be any more charming?

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - cottage

 

We hope you have loved this gorgeous New England home as much as we have. 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


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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

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Top Ten: Details for Stylish Living Rooms

living rooms
Phoebe Howard Design

 

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. 

 

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Lauren Elaine Interiors via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

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

 

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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.

 

living rooms
Timothy Corrigan Design via Architectural Digest

 

4. Something a little bit unexpected. From the multi-colored floor lamp to the fur chair, this room is anything but expected. 

 

living rooms
Jenni Kayne’s living room – One Kings Lane

 

5. Seating for limitless conversation and…

 

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Suzanne Kasler via One Kings Lane

 

6. A cozy chair just for reading. 

 

living rooms
Beth Webb Interiors

 

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 rooms
Marshall Watson Interiors

 

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. 

 

living rooms
Anderson Cooper’s home in Brazil via Architectural Digest

 

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!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

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