House Tour: At Home in the Country

Country Home entry with raised panel wood and arch


Shorter days, cooler nights…


country house living room


It’s official: Fall is here. 


country house arch leading to bar


We’re true lovers of warm weather (and, well, it’s still pretty warm here!) but when Thanksgiving rolls around there’s something nice about a little nip in the air and a crispness all around us. 


country house breakfast room with shiplap and beams


And what better way to savor this glorious season than at home in a country house?


country house breakfast room with beams


It’s the perfect place for gathering around the table with family and friends to celebrate the holidays. And, if your friends include a miniature horse, why not have him too? 


country house kitchen with lanterns over island


We are big fans of rustic charm–


country house kitchen


And the slower-paced lifestyle that country living requires. 


country house kitchen with glass front cabinets


All that cooking at home necessitates a fabulous kitchen, right? 


country house kitchen


If the food you’re cooking was grown right on your own farm, so much the better!


country house kitchen with arch


We’re in love with every special detail of this gorgeous retreat


country house hand painted bathroom


And we think this powder room might be one of our very favorite spaces!


country house bedroom


A cozy bedroom with lots of layers and a sense of history complements the decor so perfectly–and is the kind of place we could fall right to sleep.


country house porch


We’d love to spend evenings curled up with a blanket and a cocktail right here


country house stable


After a long day of riding…


country house chicken coop


And a morning of making breakfast with eggs collected right here! What about you? Would you be at home in the country?

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Interior Design : Lauren Davenport Imber,

 Architect:  Steve Dray

Photography: Emily Followill

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It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, 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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My new novel, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, releases May 7, 2019! Preorder this week from IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble and 100% of the preorder profits will go to United Way of Coastal Carolina and United Way of Lenoir/Greene Counties to help hurricane recovery efforts in my communities. 




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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.

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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.

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House Tour: Modern Farmhouse Design

Modern Farmhouse exterior

H2 Design + Build

It’s the best of both worlds, really. A home on a farm, in the country, with all the rustic trappings that make a modern farmhouse so cozy but also filled with all of the fabulous modern furnishings and accessories that make living so easy. (And chic!) Take a peek inside this stunning home. It’s guaranteed to have you dreaming of the simple life!

Modern Farmhouse exterior