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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Tom Stringer: An Adventurous Life

Interior designer Tom Stringer knows all about An Adventurous Life.

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Doug Snower Photography

 

If his Chicago home (pictured here) is any indication, he has drawn on that adventurous life to surround himself with beauty. 

Tom Stringer house
Doug Snower Photography

 

The chevron white oak floors in his glamorous entry, 

Tom Stringer living room
Doug Snower Photography

 

And pretty artifacts in every space create an enviable well-traveled, well-collected design scheme. 

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Jorge Gera Photography

 

But Stringer’s keen eye doesn’t only apply to his own home. 

Jorge Gera Photography

 

His clients’ homes are just as adventurous as his, as these African artifacts and walking sticks woven into the decor can attest. 

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Jorge Gera Photography

 

From elegant and chic, 

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Grey Crawford Photography

 

To laid back and sporty,

beach house
Grey Crawford Photography

 

Colorful, festive and fun,

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Grey Crawford Photography

 

To laid back and calming, 

Tom Stringer can turn any space into a collection of what its owners love. For more gorgeous looks from this noted designer, check out An Adventurous Life. It’s the perfect accessory for your coffee table!

Tom Stringer

Doug Snower 

Jorge Gera Photography


 

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Attention all bloggers, book reviewers and influencers! I will be receiving advance copies of my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM this week! If you’d like an early copy for sharing consideration on your blog or social media, please email me at kristywoodsonharvey @ gmail. com! (And I’ll be giving away copies on Instagram, so come follow us over there to win one of the very first copies!)

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FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt

FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt

If you could use a little inspiration to brighten your Friday, look no further. The gorgeous new design book FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt is like a breath of fresh air, and, well, Fabulous! Stunning architectural details and beautiful decor are hallmarks of each of his spaces.  Take a peek at a few of our favorite images.  Happy weekend, sweet friends!

FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt

 

Tom Britt living room

 

Tom Britt dining room

 

FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt kitchen

 

FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt bedroom

 

FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt bedroom

Also, we are BEYOND thrilled to announce that we are the winner of Amara’s 2017 Best Luxury Blog! We were so honored and excited to be nominated alongside incredible bloggers from all over the world and never imagined that we would win. Thank you so much to Amara for choosing us and to all of you who inspire us every day and allow us to continue blogging. Thank you for reading and being amazing!

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Wishing you a weekend as relaxing as a day on the beach!

Books in Interiors

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Lonny

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a very happy Monday. This is my first week back from the truly epic Slightly South of Simple tour, and, as fun as it was to be on the road, it’s great to be home–and just in time for summer! 

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Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

But, just because I’m home from tour doesn’t mean that I don’t have books on the brain. 

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Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We are formulating our ridiculously lengthy summer reading lists…

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Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

And, of course, we always, always love a great book in an even better design scheme. 

Lonny

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Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Stacks on the coffee table are a forever favorite, perfect not only for aesthetics but also for picking up and perusing. 

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Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We’re also big fans of using a single, statement book to punctuate an end table.

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Architectural Digest

 

Those round entrance hall tables can be tricky to decorate properly.

books in interiors - round table in foyer
Architectural Digest

 

Nothing makes the perfect welcoming statement quite like stacks of beautiful books

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Sarah Bartholomew Interior Design

 

We usually think of books as going on the end table, but, really this just cuts out the middle man! If you’re like us, the stacks could easily be taller than the table.

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JWS Interiors

 

One of the best things about decorating with books is that they are a terrific way to add pops of color. From pink to blue to black and everything in between, they add a pretty punch to any space.

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Verandah House

 

Books are even welcome on a favorite bar cart. We’d recommend favorite cocktail recipe books for instant entertaining! What are your favorite books to have around your home? And what books are topping your summer reads list?


What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“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)

 

The Art of Celebrating

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We hope that 2017 has already given you plenty of reasons to celebrate. If not, take a peek at David Monn’s The Art of Celebrating. We promise you’ll want to invent a reason to celebrate immediately!

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Flowers are one of the most important aspects of any party. Flowers in unique containers are our absolute favorites!

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Of all the flowers and all the celebrations, we can probably all agree that wedding flowers are the most important and the most special.

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We have a few weddings we’re especially looking forward to this year and this has us dreaming of how wonderful they are going to be.

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It is the details that help make every celebration from the huge to the tiny. This unexpected wreath is the perfect accent. 

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Setting the table is another one of our favorite parts of any celebration. From a grand banquet table to an intimate family dinner, a beautiful table setting makes every day feel special. 

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New takes on old favorites can make a look feel totally fresh. We’re loving this chicly shaded fruit bowl!

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Oh, the things you can do with ice… And moss!

lanterns

Chinese lanterns can’t help but add a festive feel to any event, from casual to formal. This color scheme is perfect for fall!

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You can never go wrong with adding a hint of fresh to any tablescape. Fruit is a fun twist on basic flowers.

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Can you say, “Pool party!” This is the ultimate in New England chic. As if we weren’t longing for summer, this has made us want it back even more! For even more gorgeous events, don’t miss David Monn’s The Art of Celebrating It is a must-have for any well-rounded coffee table book collection. 

We hope you had a terrific weekend. Thanks for making Design Chic a part of your week!

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