This is the ultimate spot for winter skiing, an aprés ski celebration,
And waking up the next morning to admire the view–and do it all over again!
A beautiful blend of textures, tones and colors gives this house a uniform and unique look,
While unique furnishings and architectural details create a strong sense of place.
We have winter and skiing and fires and cocoa on the brain, but this is definitely the type of place that’s perfect for all four seasons.
Thank you so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you here!
Don’t forget: Southern Living will be revealing the first peek at the cover for my new novel, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, this Thursday at 12 pm.
I can’t wait to share the last installment of the Peachtree Bluff Series with you! Catch up on the first two books in the series, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM while you’re waiting. Don’t forget that books make the best holiday gifts!
Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!
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.
Good morning, chic readers! We can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving!
We are so excited to join together with family and friends to celebrate what we’re most thankful for–including you, of course!
And as the days get shorter and temperatures begin to drop, we’re also so incredibly grateful for our homes, for cozy spaces where we can gather–and, of course, we start thinking about how we can make them better!
One of the trickiest spaces in our homes–that can easily be some of the chicest–our are stairwells.
For the ultimate in modern stairwells, we are love, love, loving cable wires–and our fabulous friends at Feeney can make your cable railing dreams come to life simply and easily. And if you think this trend is one size fits all, think again!
One of our favorite things about these gorgeous cable wires is how much visual space they create, making the stairway feel open and airy.
Cable railings add a decidedly modern feeling to a space, indoors or out.
When combined with wood, they can also feel organic and even a bit rustic and earthy.
Whether it’s a fabulous light fixture, a gorgeous water view or a perfectly manicured lawn, these open-concept railings allow you to take advantage of every square inch of beautiful view.
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).
When Thanksgiving rolls around, we always think of Atlanta. Growing up, we used to head to Atlanta every Thanksgiving, spend the blessed turkey day itself with my aunt (Mom’s sister), uncle and cousins and then brave the crowds at Lenox and Phipps on Black Friday to get all our Christmas shopping done in one, fell swoop.
We’re not sure we have that kind of shopping stamina these days–although there was that fateful Thanksgiving night/Black Friday morning at midnight that Dad and I braved the line out the door at midnight at Walmart to get that one Christmas gift that little Will was wanting most, since it was coming in on the Black Friday truck and would surely be gone by the morning.
It was probably my most selfless parenting moment. And it hasn’t happened since.
This year, Florence has us out of our house and in a rental for Thanksgiving and the foreseeable future beyond.
While we are going to miss the holiday at home so much, it will be fun to be at my childhood home, surrounded by our large extended family, to celebrate one of my very favorite holidays.
There is, as always, so much to be thankful for!
This stunning Atlanta townhouse, designed by Melanie Turner, is another perfect spot for hosting one of the best celebrations of the year.
With soothing and beautiful bedrooms perfect for gifts,
A stunning bathroom for relaxing when it’s all over,
Good morning, chic readers! We hope you’re having a great day! If there’s one thing we know for sure (We’re getting all Oprah on you today!) it’s this: People gather in the kitchen.
Open floor plan or closed and no matter where you put the food, a crowd is always going to gather in this favorite homey spot. So we may as well make it beautiful! Check out a few of our favorite tips for styling the kitchen.
Add height. Height is just as important in the kitchen as it is on the coffee table or the buffet. Fresh, gorgeous branches are not only long lasting but they also add that organic, outdoor element in the kitchen without the falling petals.
2. Keep it streamlined. We love glass cabinets so much. But it’s important to remember that less is more when styling behind them. This is a great place to incorporate a pop of color if you’re going to.
3. Give the kitchen some jewelry. We’re big fans of brass accents. They’re like accessories for the kitchen! Knobs and pulls are pretty, but pot fillers and gorgeous faucets take it to the next level.
4. A keeping room? Yes, please! Everyone is going to gather in the kitchen. Why not make it comfy?
5. We’re big fans of bar stools, but life is all about mixing it up. Comfy and chic, these benches are the perfect cozy seat.
6. A touch of green is always welcome in the kitchen. Adding a bowl of apples or a fresh green plant is a lovely addition to a white kitchen.
7. Incorporate a touch of color. You know we’re all about a white kitchen. But sometimes a pop of color is nice too. Simple touches, like these pops of blue, add depth and dimension to this stunning space and help bring out the blue of the sea beyond.
There’s nothing we love more than a big spread of food and drinks for a big crowd. But kitchen styling can make our kitchen feel like an event every day. What’s your favorite way to style the kitchen?
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-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
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).