Things We Love: Fall Design Books

Fall Design books - Inside Tangier  

 

Whatever their subject, coffee table books are some of our favorite ways to lavish our friends and families over the holidays. A gorgeous book is a gift that can be enjoyed all year round.  Check out these beyond beautiful design books.   Your coffee table doesn’t know what it has been missing!

  Fall Design books Inside Tangier stipe bedroom  

 

Inside Tangier:  House and Gardens

 

Inside Tangier : Houses and gardens  

 

Inside Tangiers stripe bench  

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Fall Design books Carlos Moto Beige is Not a Color

 

Carlos Mota:  Beige is Not a Color

 

Fall Design books Carlos Moto Beige is Not a Color
Interior Design by Marie-Anne Oudejans, photograph by François Halard for Architectural Digest

 

Interior design by Marie-Anne Oudejans, photograph by Sartek Kasliwal

 

Fall Design books Tory Burch Living Room
Interior design by Daniel Romualdez and Tory Burch, photograph by Björn Wallander

 

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  Fall Design books A Wandering Eye

 

A Wandering Eye:  Travels with My Phone

 

Fall Design books A Wandering Eye  

 

Fall Design books A Wandering Eye  

 

Fall Design books A Wandering Eye  

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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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  The Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for a weekend read?  I would love for you to check out my  Peachtree Bluff Series

 

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

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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In Good Taste: Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel beach house foyer with round mirror

 

What’s the only thing better than getting to see your favorite designers’ work in real life? Meeting your favorite designers in real life, of course!

 

Steven Gambrel living room

 

We had the distinct pleasure of meeting the one and only Steven Gambrel at East Hampton Authors Night, where I was signing The Southern Side of Paradise, and he was signing Perspective.

 

Steven Gambrel living room

 

(Side note: If you don’t have a copy of Perspective, don’t wait to get yours!) 

 

Steven Gambrel with white washed walls

 

We think what we love very most about Gambrel’s work is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. 

 

Steven Gambrel living room in green and blue

 

A perfect mix of laid-back and luxe, Gambrel’s interiors are ideal for families, friends and entertaining. 

 

Steven Gambrel hallway with gallery wall

 

From a simple hallway that becomes an event, 

 

Steven Gambrel living room

 

To perfectly accentuated architectural details, 

 

Steven Gambrel kitchen with eat-in kitchen

 

To shore decor fit for enjoying the outdoors all year long, 

 

Steven Gambrel open shelving and wooden island

 

Chic simplicity reigns supreme in these stunning homes. 

 

Steven Gambrel kitchen with open shelving

 

Modern and traditional, high and low mix beautifully against these lovely backdrops, 

 

Steven Gambrel porch

 

And a simple vignette becomes a moment in Gambrel’s skilled care. 

 

 curb appeal

 

Elegant, refined, 

 

curb appeal

 

And altogether timeless, Steven Gambrel ‘s Perspective is one we can’t get enough of.

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Stop back by on Friday, September 13 for a cover reveal of my next novel, Feels Like Falling, releasing April 28, 2020!

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.

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 evangelical 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 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 busted 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 the one that got away comes back, 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, 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: Sophisticated Simplicity

Buckhead living room
Erica George Dines Photography

 

If you’re a regular reader of Design Chic, you know we’re huge fans of Suzanne Kasler‘s work.

 

dining room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Her way with color,

 

 

The sophistication of her furnishings and accessories,

 

 

And that certain Southern something that infuses every room.

 

bedroom
Björn Wallander Photographer

 

Naturally, we couldn’t be more excited that her new book, Sophisticated Simplicityis out in the world–and right in time for the holidays!

 

 

Each page is chock full of stunning inspiration that will–full disclosure–make you want to redecorate!

 

watercolor beach house sophisticated simplicity
Erica George Dines Photography via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

If you love this calming home that graces beautiful Watercolor,

 

Erica George Dines Photography via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Complete with swoon-worthy coastal details

 

Sophisticated Simplicity Naples

 

Or this glamorous, chic Naples house, 

 

Naples Florida bathroom Sophisticated Simplicity

 

Full of upscale finishes, 

 

 

Then you won’t be able to get enough of Suzanne’s stunning new book, available now wherever books are sold

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If you don’t follow us on Instagram, hop over to @kristywharvey to join in on our great joint giveaway with artist Michálle Sessions. You can win a gorgeous abstract on paper and a copy of the first two novels in my Peachtree Bluff series, Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm. 

And don’t forget that The Southern Side of Paradise is available for preorder now! 

 

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Isabel López-Quesada At Home

Isabel López-Quesada living room

New Design Book Isabel López-Quesada At Home

 

Most people don’t know exactly what they want to do at the age of thirteen. 

Isabel López-Quesada living room

But Isabel López-Quesada isn’t most people. 

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It was at that young age that she decided her love of interiors was more than a future career. It was a vocation, a calling. 

From Spain to the US, France to Japan and even the Dominican Republic, Isabel’s projects span the globe and earned her Spanish Architectural Digest‘s “Best Interiorist” in 2012. She was also on the AD 100 in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

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Now, you can step inside her home in a gorgeous new coffee table book, Isabel López-Quesada at Home.

More about At HomeInnovatively combining period and contemporary furniture and art in a sophisticated mix, the homes of Isabel López-Quesada are inspirational and unforgettable. In At Home, the Spanish designer tells her own story.

Isabel López-Quesada sunroom

López-Quesada introduces her family and their traditions, and reveals her sources of inspiration—such as the work of earlier designers like Renzo Mongiardino and John Stefanidis. She relates how she transformed an abandoned wax factory in a leafy district of Madrid into her family home and atelier, and then recounts how she created a country home out of a run-down Basque farm in the hills outside of Biarritz, France.

Both the Madrid and Biarritz properties have been affectionately documented by Miguel Flores-Vianna, who has photographed interiors, patios, and gardens, as well as López-Quesada’s design studios.

Isabel López-Quesada

If you’re looking for a gorgeous treat to make your fall brighter–or you’re ready to get a jump on your holiday shopping–check out Isabel Lopez-Quesada At Home.

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Photos by: Miguel Flores Vianna Photography

SaveSave</spanThe Secret to southern Charm

If you’re hanging on to summer, 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.

More Info about The Secret to Southern Charm

-A 2018 Spring Okra Pick
-USA TODAY Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction
-Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2018
-Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List
-Raleigh News & Observer’s “The Best Reads of Summer”
-Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books”
-New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick

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

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Nora Murphy’s Country House Style

Do you dream about it? We know we do. 

An idyllic country house

A little bit rustic, 

Cozy and charming with all the trappings of quiet country living. 

For those of us who don’t have a country house, a fabulous place to spend the weekends in their comfy jeans and cozy flannel, Nora Murphy has a solution. 

Her new book, Nora Murphy’s Country House Style, with photos by Duane Simon Photography, is the next best thing to having a country house all your own. 

Each page is overflowing with inspiration that feels like a day in the country

So whether you live in a small town, a big city, or somewhere in between, you can visit your favorite country home any time you like. 

And if you happen to purchase a little out of the way space for whiling away weekends far from the fast pace of life and the whirlwind of jobs and commitments, you’ll have all the inspiration you need!

This week, curl up with Nora Murphy’s Country House Style for plenty of tips on making your house a country home–or creating the country house of your dreams if you’re lucky enough to have one!

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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–RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE DAMAGE 

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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Ray Booth Evocative Interiors

Ray Booth Evocative Interiors

With Memorial Day so close we can taste it, we’re making our plans and calling friends and lining our beach reads up nicely in a row.

Ray Booth Evocative Interiors living room

But it isn’t fair that we get to have all the beach read fun. What about our houses?? 

Ray Booth Evocative Interiors living room

If your coffee table is looking for a little spruce now that the unofficial start to summer is almost here, Ray Booth’s new Evocative Interiors is a must, must-read!

Ray Booth Evocative Interiors living room

The best rooms–like the best literature–evoke emotions in us, make us feel something right off the bat. 

Ray Booth Evocative Interiors kitchen

There is no doubt that Booth’s rooms do just that, so, of course, this is an extremely aptly titled book. 

Ray Booth Evocative Interiors bedroom

Whether he is designing a cozy, chic master bedroom or a sprawling living room filled with light, this designer’s range and talent is fully on display in his debut coffee table book. We couldn’t love Evocative Interiors any more–and hope that you will pick up a copy for your home! Don’t forget that books make the best hostess gifts! With all those summer parties, now is a fabulous time to stock up!

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Slightly South of Simple The Secret to Southern Charm

Speaking of great reads, if you haven’t checked out my Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple and continuing with my latest release, The Secret to Southern Charm, what are you waiting for? Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to get up to day on the Murphy girls and Peachtree Bluff, Georgia, a town where the breeze is warm, the sun is shining, and nothing is ever quite as simple as it seems!

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