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Marika Meyer designed deep blue butler's pantry


Tour a Favorite Marika Meyer Designed Home

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Studio McGee designed cabinets and styling
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Serena & Lily designed living room


Create a Relaxing Family Room

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Wayfair designed storage


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My seventh novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, releases April 20!

“I’ve always been a Kristy Woodson Harvey fan, but she has taken things to a whole new level with Under the Southern Sky, her best novel yet. I laughed, sobbed, and gasped at the story’s clever twists and turns; I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough to see how Amelia’s and Parker’s story turned out. You’ll need plenty of tissues—and maybe some of Cape Carolina’s beloved bourbon-spiked sweet tea—to make it to the end. Deliciously plotted, intricately constructed, gorgeously written, and brimming with hope, Under the Southern Sky will steal your heart and make you think about first loves, second chances, and the unforeseeable twists of fate that guide us all.”Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names

It’s never too early to preorder! UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY is available from your local independent bookstore,, Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and everywhere books are sold!





In Good Taste: Chic & Colorful Woolery Associates Designs

Woolery Associates dining room
Woolery Associates & Harmen Designs Collaboration


It’s the start of a new year, and if there was ever a moment for a little color in our lives–and our homes–it’s now! From food to flowers, art to dresses, everything is better with a splash of a favorite shade! ?  Take a peek at the fabulous, (and colorful) designs of Woolery Associates and we think you’ll agree. Wishing you a bright, beautiful Tuesday full of sunshine–and style!


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Woolery Associates living room


Woolery Associates wine room


Woolery Associates family room with 4 chairs
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Woolery Associates home office


Woolery Associates kitchen with blue pendants over island
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Woolery Associates blue and green bedroom


Woolery Associates bedroom


Woolery Associates bedroom
Woolery Associates & Harmen Designs


Woolery Associates bedroom


Woolery Associates bathroom


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Which is your favorite Woolery Associates space?


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UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, my April novel, has been named a most-anticipated read for 2021 by Frolic Media, Booktrib, Bookstr and more! Have you preordered yet?

Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of The Winemaker’s Wife).
From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.





Tour Architect James F. Carter’s Beautiful Birmingham Home



Tour Architect James F. Carter’s Beautiful Birmingham Home

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Already read and loved Feels Like Falling? It would mean the world to me if you would take a moment to rate or review it on Amazon and/or Goodreads! Anyone can review, no matter where you bought the book!


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In Good Taste: Tom Scheerer ‘s MORE DECORATING




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.  Don’t miss the beyond beautiful book, More Decorating  from designer Tom Scheerer. Your coffee table (and gift recipients) will thank you!

Tom Scheerer light blonde wood with floor lamps on either side of sofa


From coastal chic that wows, 



To whimsical touches that entertain,



Antique elements that make a space feel like home,  to moments that define a house, More Decorating is full of inspiration for every space. 



From the bedroom,


To the laundry room, More Decorating will make you want to do just exactly that!


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Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South is 

still #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South:
“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.” I’d love it if you checked it out!




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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise


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 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. 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! Please let us know if you want the tour to come to your city. 





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!

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Amber Interiors kitchen


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Amber Interiors dining room


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Amer Interiors attic bedroom


amber interiors playroom


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Amber Interiors bathroom
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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 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).

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In Good Taste: Hendricks Churchill House & Interiors

Hendricks Churchill office

We don’t know about you, but we love homes with history, with a sense of time and place and a style all their own. 

Hendricks Churchill entrance

Maybe that’s what first drew us to Hendricks Churchill House & Interiors.

kitchen Hendricks Churchill

These designers’ eye toward preserving the best of the old while incorporating the new is nothing short of fabulous. 

Hendricks Churchill kitchen

Beautiful wide-plank hardwoods make a statement in this kitchen and a stove with an antique feel adds to the charm. 


Lower ceilings make this kitchen feel cozy, while pendant lights add a pop of color. 

Hendricks Churchill entrance

Talk about unique art! An old anchor and a coil of rope make for fabulous decor!

Hendricks Churchill hallway

Some architectural details simply make a house. These floors and those unique transoms and windows are the perfect backdrop for a showstopping design. 

Hendricks Churchill bathroom

We love the sense of history that Hendricks Churchill brings to its spaces–even in the bathroom. Antique light fixtures and an antique rug juxtapose with new fixtures for a custom look. 


And a sunny porch in a classic color is perfect for the long, lazy summer days ahead.

Hendricks Churchill laundry room

A flower sink is one of our dream home items. Everyone needs a place to cut fresh flowers!

White trim is fine, but this fun aqua adds so much personality!

Hendricks Churchill bedroom

While a more classic color adds old world charm. Do you like a bit of traditional style in your decor? Or are you more modern?

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The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in you tote.



Readers and design lovers, listen up! The annual Beaufort Historical Association Tour of Homes–and its fabulous accompanying events–is coming up soon! Come see my friend Mary Alice Monroe and me and take part in an incredible brunch with all-star interior designer Marshall Watson! We are so excited to have him in Beaufort, NC! Get your tickets from Beaufort Historical Association!


In Good Taste: Shelley Johnstone Design

Shelley Johnstone Design- dining

I am having such a great time in Chicago

Shelley Johnstone Design - kitchen

and the surrounding area on Day 23 of my tour and I’m excited about

Shelley Johnstone Design - kitchen

an event at the Evanston Public Library this evening. 

Shelley Johnstone Design -kitchen with brass hardware

 I can’t be in Chicago without thinking of the talented

Shelley Johnstone Design - bathroom

Shelley Johnstone, who we talked about here.

Shelley Johnstone Design - wood

How beautiful is this space?

Shelley Johnstone Design

it is quite nearly impossible to even look at Shelley’s gorgeous designs without feeling fabulous.

Shelley Johnstone Design

And her backyard is the ultimate oasis. 

Shelley Johnstone Design

This is where I want to be relaxing at the end of my tour!

Shelley Johnstone Lake Forest Shophouse

If you love Shelley’s designs as much as we do, you don’t want to miss the 17th Biennial Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens , open daily, April 29 through May 21.  The Showhouse is produced by the Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, and Shelley has designed the fabulous dining room!

Slightly South of Simple

If you’re looking for a gift for Mother’s Day, don’t forget Slightly South of Simple.  These are wrapped and ready for lots of special moms! Happy Tuesday, friends!

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

Thursday, May 11: Jefferson’s Gifts, Greenville, NC, 310 W 9th St, Greenville, NC 27834, Wine Tasting and Signing, 5-7 pm, for information call (252) 355-5600

Friday, May 12: Meredith Lewis’s home, Wilmington, NC, Mimosas and Muffins, 10:00 am-12 pm

Friday, May 12: Signing at Neuse Sports Shop, Kinston, NC, 5-7 pm

Saturday, May 13: Beaufort Linen Co., Beaufort, NC, Mother’s Day Muffins and Mimosas, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, free and open to the public

Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day Sip and Sign, Winder, GA Private Home

Monday, May 15: Signing, Meet & Greet, Avid Book Shop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 5:00-6:00 pm, Contact: Rachel Watkins,

Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director,,

Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs, noon-1:15 pm

A Greenwich Home Holiday Update and More!



A Stately Greenwich Home Gets a Modern Update for the Holidays




9 Kitchens With Majestic Lighting



Watercolor Cakes Are the Next Big Wedding Trend



Superfood Soups: A Delicious Fall Recipe from Julie Morris’s Book



This Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe Is the Best Thing to Happen to Winter



4 Best Healing Foods



Making Homemade Marshmallows




Click to See My TV Segment on OnSetting the Kid’s Christmas Table



Fabulous China From Kelly Wearstler



Winter in Médoc with Mimi Thorisson



Ode to Color by Lori Weitzner 


If you are excited about the Christmas shopping and big sales online, take a look at some of our favorites:

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Peachtree Bluff Series

The entire Peachtree Bluff Series is a part of Amazon’s 3 for 2 promotion for a limited time–along with favorite titles of the year such as Where the Crawdads Sing, Little Fires Everywhere, Atomic Habits, Girl, Wash Your Face and Educated. Tons of great kids’ titles are featured as well, including the illustrated Harry Potter books! Just add all 3 to your cart and the price will reflect the promotion price just in time for Christmas gift giving!