10 Favorite Homes that Make a Grand Impression

grand impression curb appeal from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles with slate roof
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Welcome, friends, and welcome, Monday. There is absolutely nothing like making an entrance, a grand first impression, in our lives and in our homes. These ten stunning houses are the best of the best when it comes to curb appeal. From grand columns and gorgeous doors to tree-lined lots and perfect landscaping, these homes have it all.

Grand impression curb appeal white clapboard house from Stephen Fuller Architect
Stephen Fuller Architect Barbara Westbrook Interior Design

 

grand impression curb appeal
Ike Kligerman Barkley Architecture

 

grand impression D. Stanley Dixon curb appeal
D. Stanley Dixon Architect via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

grand impression The Fox Group curb appeal
The Fox Group – Scott Davis Photo

 

grand impression curb appeal - SHM Architect house exterior- house architecture
SHM ArchitectCoats Homes BuilderCollins Interiors Nathan Schroeder Photography

 

D. Stanley Dixon Architects - curb appeal farmhouse
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles – D. Stanley Dixon Architects

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles curb appeal 3 dormers and columns
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

curb appeal 3 dormer with double front porch
Allison Ramsey

 

curb appeal - Lisa Furey Interiors
Lisa Furey Interiors

 

Tiny house, big style. This home proves that some of the smallest spaces can make the grand impression, in curb appeal and beyond.

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still #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South:
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Things We Love: Window Boxes

window boxes
New England Home Magazine

 

We all have our favorite design staples, those little things that can change absolutely everything. 

 

window boxes
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

To us, a window box can transform absolutely anything.

 

window boxes on cottage with white picket fence
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Of course, it doesn’t hurt when the house is so charming you can hardly stand it to begin with. 

 

window boxes on white clapboard house
Patrick Ahearn Architecture

 

But a window box is like a perfect piece of jewelry, the finishing touch that pulls and entire outfit together. 

 

window boxes
T.S. Adams Studio

 

Maybe it’s the three dimensional pop.

 

window boxes
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Maybe it’s the burst of color

 

window boxes now carriage house
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Maybe it’s that window boxes make everything instantly feel like spring

 

window boxes on white clapboard house
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Whether your window box is lush, green and simple,

 

window boxes on barn
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Or full of brilliant blooms,

 

window boxes
Lonny Magazine

 

Paired with brick

 

window boxes
Sarah Bartholomew

 

Or perched on wood, 

 

window box
G.P. Schafer

 

A window box is the perfect touch to make any exterior pop! Are you a fan of window boxes?

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The Southern Side of Paradise

And announcing… The Southern Side of Paradise Tour! Twelve states, forty-one stops…If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

April 24: Quantum Leap Series at Quantum Leap Library, Orlando, Florida

April 26: General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Wilmington, NC

May 2: North Myrtle Beach Library, North Myrtle Beach, SC

May 2: Silver Coast Winery, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

May 3: Moveable Feast Luncheon, Pawley’s Island, SC

May 4: Kinston, NC BBQ Festival

May 5: Dee Gee’s Launch Party, Morehead City, NC

May 7: Beaufort History Museum Tea, Beaufort, SC (SOLD OUT)

May 8: Newberry County Library Literacy Luncheon, Newberry, SC

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

May 11: South Main Book Co., Salisbury, NC

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

May 14: Murder by the Book, Houston, TX

May 15: Houston Women’s Club, Houston, TX

May 15: Signing at Segreto Finishes, Houston, TX

May 16: Signing at Stanley Korshak, Dallas, TX

May 18: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH

May 19: Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel, IN

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

May 20: Buxton Books, Charleston, SC

May 21: Snee Farm Garden Club, Mount Pleasant, SC

May 22: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC

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

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

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD

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

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC

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

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY

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Top Ten: Painted Front Doors

painted front door
Geoff Chick Architect

 

Nothing adds curb appeal quite like a painted front door. Take a look at a few of our favorites!

painted front Door
Verandah House

 

painted front Door
Studio McGee Design

 

painted front doors
Urban Grace

 

painted doors
Sanchez Photography Domino Magazine

 

painted front door
Lucy Cuneo Photography via Architectural Digest

 

painted front doors
Architectural Digest

 

John Ransom Photography Gary McBournie via Coastal Living

 

painted front door
Hayburn & Co

 

painted front door
Jane Beiles Photography

 

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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!

 

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).

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Monday Top Ten: Curb Appeal

curb appeal steel doors bevolo lantern
T.S. Adams Studio

 

Welcome, friends, and welcome, Monday. There is absolutely nothing like making an entrance, a grand first impression, in our lives and in our homes. These ten stunning houses are the best of the best when it comes to curb appeal. From grand columns and gorgeous doors to tree-lined lots and perfect landscaping, these homes have it all. Take a peek at some of our favorite ways to spruce your exterior in style.

 

curb appeal white clapboard house from Stephen Fuller Architect
Stephen Fuller Architect Barbara Westbrook Interior Design

 

curb appeal
Ike Kligerman Barkley Architecture

 

D. Stanley Dixon curb appeal
D. Stanley Dixon Architect via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

The Fox Group curb appeal
The Fox Group – Scott Davis Photo

 

curb appeal - SHM Architect house exterior- house architecture
SHM ArchitectCoats Homes BuilderCollins Interiors Nathan Schroeder Photography

 

D. Stanley Dixon Architects - curb appeal farmhouse
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles – D. Stanley Dixon Architects

 

architect Studio Giancarlo Valle
Architect – Studio Giancarlo Valle – Photographer – Stephen Kent Johnson via Architectural Digest

 

curb appeal - Lisa Furey Interiors
Lisa Furey Interiors

 

curb appeal tiny house from Jeffrey Duncan with shingles
Jeffrey Dungan

 

Tiny house, big style. This home proves that some of the smallest spaces can make the biggest impact, in curb appeal and beyond.

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My new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases May 7, 2019! While you’re waiting, catch up on the series with this great sale at Barnes & Noble!

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Things We Love: Colorful Gardens

colorful gardens
Dan Gordon via Dering Hall

 

With the days growing longer and the sun getting warmer, we are savoring every moment we have outside–especially after such a cold, harsh winter. We don’t know about you, but we’re focusing on keeping our yards blooming for summer right now. We love flowers and bright blooms and pretty colors intermixed, and when it comes to curb appeal, there is nothing quite like adding color to the garden. Check out a few of our favorite colorful gardens and gain a bit of inspiration of your own! 

colorful gardens
Hollander Design

 

colorful gardens
Dan Gordon via Dering Hall

 

colorful gardens
Hollander Design

 

colorful gardens
Hollander Design

 

colorful gardens
Marc Appleton via Architectural Digest

 

colorful gardens
Stroudwater Design Group via Dering Hall

 

colorful gardens
Peter Pennoyer Architects

 

colorful gardens
Dan Gordon via Dering Hall

 

colorful gardens
NLB Architects


 BE MY GUEST:  Please join me TODAY AT THE SEA ISLAND CLUB in Sea Island, GA for cocktails, conversation and The Secret to Southern Charm:


 If you are not a club member or resort guest, email me and I’d love for you to be my GUEST!

 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles House Tour curb appeal

 

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What’s Coming Up on the The Secret to Southern Charm book tour!

The Secret to Southern Charm

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public 

August 2: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 6:30 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, free for Sea Island Members and Guests

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Library

  • Who Am I?
    September 13, 2018
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    OVERARCHING QUESTION: How do our favorite books about self-discovery help us navigate our life’s journey?

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

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

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

 

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