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?

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!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

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HAPPY THURSDAY, FRIENDS!

 

Things We Love: Pillows for Every Season

pillows banquette
Beth Webb Design

 

One of our favorite combinations of form and function, the humble pillow, is one of the quickest, easiest ways we know of to change the look and feel of a room. Special combinations for different times of year instantly usher in a season, and the simple addition of pattern or color can create an entirely new feeling. We don’t think we could pick a favorite. How about you? 

 

living room pillows
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

pillows
Tracy Lynn Studio

 

pillows
Chango & Co

 

pillows living room
Foley and Cox via Architectural Digest

 

living room pillows
Suzanne Kasler

 

pillows
Beth Webb Design

 

pillows
Studio McGee

 

pillows living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

playroom pillows
Nate Berkus Architectural Digest

 

pillows
Beth Webb Design

 

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Party with the Tall Poppies (and me!) in the Hamptons!

A group of Inns in the Hamptons has announced a special weekend for book lovers March 1st through 3rd, “Hamptons Bedside Reading Weekend.” The weekend event will feature authors from The Tall Poppies – Amy Impellizzeri author of WHY WE LIE, Kristy Woodson Harvey author of THE SECRET OF SOUTHERN CHARM, Sandra Block author of WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT, Kelly Simmons author of THE FIFTH OF JULY, and Amy Reichert author of THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO LETTING GO. Events throughout the weekend include cocktail parties and book signings. Tickets are $100 per person and include entry to all five book events and a book at each event. Events are as follows:

Friday, March 1st

“Meet & Mingle” cocktail welcome at Topping Rose (Bridgehampton) 6 – 8 p.m.

Amy Impellizzeri book signing of Why We Lie

Saturday, March 2nd

11 a.m. – 1p.m.

White Fences Inn, Southampton

“Time for Tea” Plain T tea tasting and book signing

Author Kristy Woodson Harvey signing The Secret to Southern Charm

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The 1770 House, East Hampton

“Coffee break with Hamptons Coffee”

Author Amy Reichert signing The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Baker House 1650, East Hampton

“Splash of Champagne” champagne cocktail party

Author Kelly Simmons signing The Fifth of July

Sunday,March 3rd

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

The Maidstone Hotel

Farewell book signing with light refreshments

Author Sandra Block signing What Happened That Night

About the TALL POPPY WRITERS

A unique literary and marketing force that was founded in 2013 by USA Today bestselling author Ann Garvin, the Tall Poppy Writers is the only author-driven marketing cooperative in the U.S. that is exclusive to female authors who publish in a variety of genres, and includes New York Times bestsellers, USA Today bestsellers, National Book Award finalists, as well as industry and regional award winners. The combined social media reach of the group is approximately 500,000 people. Together, the group and its members have raised over $100,000 for literary and other causes, and have attracted the attention of national partnership brands, including Francis Ford Coppola Winery. The Family Coppola launched their Books & Bottles product in 2017, which features select wines paired exclusively with Tall Poppy Writer titles.

 

 

In Good Taste: Amber Interiors

Amber Interiors living roomGood morning, chic readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a terrific start. If not, all of that is about to change! Chic, clean interiors with just the right amount of personality are hallmarks of this talented designer’s style. Take a break, take a peek, and let us know which space of Amber Interiors Design Studio is your favorite!

Amber Interiors living room

 

Amber interiors window seat

 

Amber Interiors kitchen

 

kitchen with beams amber interiors

 

 

Amber Interiors dining room

 

dining room

 

 

Amer Interiors attic bedroom

 

amber interiors playroom

 

amber interiors bathroom

 

Amber Interiors bathroom
Tessa Neustadt Photography

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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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Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

 

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

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!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

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

 

In Good Taste: Timothy Whealon Interiors

Timothy Whealon
Timothy Whealon via Dering Hall

 

 

Happy Halloween Eve, friends! We’re pretty sure that’s not a thing, but also, it’s a thing. 

Timothy Whealon

Rushing around to put the finishing touches on costumes, buy candy, make goodies for school, get your scary decor in line… It’s definitely a holiday we observe. 

Timothy Whealon

You know what’s not scary? The fabulously good taste of designer Timothy Whealon

Timothy Whealon

Whether he’s creating a homey dining room,

Timothy Whealon living room

An austere living room,

Timothy Whealon living room

Or a quietly glamorous sitting area

Timothy Whealon bedroom

This designer’s incredible versatility is evident in every room. 

Timothy Whealon bedroom

We were completely captivated by the range of his work,

Timothy Whealon bedroom

And how any project he undertakes seems like it’s completely second nature. 

Timothy Whealon

This bright, vibrant and totally whimsical kids’ room is spot on.

Timothy Whealon

This modern sitting room is perfect in every way. 

Timothy Whealon sunroom

And this conservatory? Well, it’s awe-inspiring to say the least! And Whealon’s background in art (He completed the Sotheby’s Works of Art course.) is evident in every room.

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Timothy Whealon porch

From beautiful interiors to super chic porches, Whealon’s work is always in good taste… And not a ghost or spider in sight. 

Wishing you a wonderful Halloween Eve, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!

If you need a good read for these chilly fall evenings, why not check out The Secret to Southern Charm

The Secret to southern Charm

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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Dream Design Live

Dream Design Live

Interior designer Paloma Contreras says that sometimes her moments of inspiration feel something akin to panic. 

Dream Design Live

She feels incredibly moved by a great idea and has to act right away.

Dream Design Live

And, if you ask us, her great moments of inspiration are evident in every room she designs. 

Dream Design Live

And now (lucky us!) it’s also available in every page! 

Dream Design Live

Because TODAY is the official launch of Paloma’s brand new book, Dream Design Live

Dream Design Live

A perfect blend of gorgeous inspiration photos and practical tips, this go-to guide should be on every design enthusiast’s coffee table!

Dream Design Live

 You know Paloma from her beautiful blog La Dolce Vita, and we think this book is the perfect culmination of her years of design and blogging experience. 

Dream Design Live

Full of practical tips, important questions and awesome guides for creating your best home, 

Dream Design Live

This is the kind of book that is bound to inspire a little “panic” (the really good kind!) of its own in everyone who reads it. 

Dream Design Live

Don’t miss out on this fabulous book for one more moment. You can get your copy of Dream Design Live from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore! 

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