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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Tour a Nautical Cape Cod Designed by Lisa Hilderbrand and More

 

Tour a Nautical Cape Cod Designed by Lisa Hilderbrand

one kings lane

 

 

Fashionable Handbags for Summer

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Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

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More Tour Dates

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

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

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

 

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In Good Taste: Kishani Perera Interiors

living room by Kishani Perera Interiors

Happy Tuesday, friends! We hope your week is off to a great start–and we know it’s about to get better. The good taste of Kishani Perera Interiors is sure to make you smile!

living room by Kishani Perera Interiors

You know we love a good bookcase–and we appreciate a bookcase full of volumes that are actually read. What a perfect chair to sit awhile and enjoy one of them.  

library with beams by Kishani Perera Interiors

Speaking of fabulous things to fill your bookshelves, The Southern Side of Paradise is out and perfect for your summer reading!office by Kishani Perera Interiors

We love the look of stained wood paneling, but sometimes it can make a room feel too dark. This room is the perfect balance of elements that feels light yet warm.

kitchen with blue island and wood stools by- Kishani Perera Interiors

When it comes to kitchens, this designer has incredible range. 

dining room in blue and white by Kishani Perera Interiors

From a charming banquette

Kishani Perera Interiors kitchen with marble countertops

to a sleek marble scheme,

A unique backsplash and fabulous herringbone floors

Kishani Perera Interiors kitchen

To simple grays and whites with a splash of fun color, kitchen style abounds in this designer’s portfolio.

Kishani Perera Interiors

Striking architectural details can make a bathroom feel super chic.

Kishani Perera Interiors bathroom

Whether dark and dramatic or light and bright, beautiful paneling makes a bathroom pop.

Kishani Perera Interiors bathroom with freestanding tub

A fun light fixture adds so much fun to a gorgeous bathroom. And that tub… Total relaxation!

Kishani Perera Interiors nursery in blue and white

The nursery might very well be the most fun room to decorate. This one is so adorable and will easily transform from baby to toddler. We love, love Bla Bla animals like the ones in the crib. Cloud the cat is one of little Will’s favorites!

Fabulous outdoor spaces are always, always the icing on the cake–when the cake is a stunning home. This space is perfection. We might never want to go inside!

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The Southern Side of Paradise

Head over to my Instagram  to learn how to win all 5 of these books!  Just in time for Summer reading!

 

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

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Books in Interiors Add Style

books in interiors
Lonny

 

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

books in interiors Alyssa Rosenheck
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

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

books in interiors in living room
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We are formulating our ridiculously lengthy summer reading lists…

books in interiors with flowers on top
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

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

books in design
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

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

books in interiors on side table with flowers beside
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

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

books in interiors - round table in foyer
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! 

books as a side table in living room
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.

books in interior design
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.

books in interior design on a bar cart
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?

Head over to my Instagram  to learn how to win all 5 of these books!  Just in time for Summer reading!

 


What People are Saying about The Peachtree Bluff Series

“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)

 

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

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In Good Taste: Marianne Simon Design

Marianne Simon Design entrance hall

Marianne Simon Design

 

The Holy City got a little chicer last August.

 

Marianne Simon Design office

 

The über-talented Marianne Simon expanded her Seattle firm to Charleston, SC, and all we know is that these two cities are very lucky.

 

Marianne Simon Design kitchen

 

Since 2005, Marianne and her team have been spreading design love throughout the country. 

 

Marianne Simon Design kitchen

 

From new construction to total renovations, this firm has handled it all–and earned plenty of accolades while doing so. 

 

Marianne Simon Design kitchen

 

Marianne’s eye for timeless style, 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

Combined with touches of the new and the unexpected, 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

Helps her create homes that are showstopping and unforgettable. 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

With the right mix of luxe and laid-back, 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

Not a single detail is overlooked. 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

Not even the view. 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what this talented designer does next. And, as Southerners, are looking forward to seeing a few old Charleston gems come back to life under her care. 

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Things We Love: The Beauty of Burlap

burlap chairs in living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

For the ultimate in laid-back style, you can never go wrong with a touch of burlap.

burlap octagon stool in living room
Sarah Bartholomew Design

 

From a cool, octagonal ottoman,

window seat with burlap pillows
Sage Design

 

To a comfy pillow for enjoying a window seat,

burlap dining chairs in the dining room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

From comfy chairs for dining in style,

burlap pillows in the living room
Jenny Wolfe Design

 

Or a whole comfy seating area…

burlap stool in bathroom
J.K. Kling Design

 

A little touch of burlap can go a long way!

burlap skirt in laundry room
BHG

 

Burlap is a great, inexpensive fabric for skirting a sink and adding a totally charming touch.

burlap walls and headboard in bedroom
Thom Filicia

 

A chic wallpaper and fabulous headboard add tons of texture to a pretty bedroom.

burlap wingback headboard in bedroom
Andrew J. Howard Interior Design

 

It’s one of our favorite ways to add a coastal touch

burlap headboard in bedroom
Rachel Reider Interior Design

 

For a charming touch of texture and style in any space, you can’t go wrong with burlap! Are you a fan of one of our favorite fabrics?

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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).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

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HAPPY THURSDAY, FRIENDS!

 

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