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Looking for the perfect weekend read?  I would love it if you would pick up Feels Like Falling!

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

House Tour: Georgian Style in Alabama

Georgian Home in Alabama designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere
Brian Woodcock Photographer-Veranda

 

For many, the idea of a complete design and build is fraught with panic, fear and frustration. 

 

Georgian Home in Alabama designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere entry
Brian Woodcock PhotographerVeranda

 

But when designer Caroline Gidiere and her husband Stephen discovered that the Mountain Brook, Alabama Home they had purchased was a tear-down, they didn’t blink an eye.

 

Georgian Home in Alabama designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere living room
Brian Woodcock PhotographerVeranda

 

Instead, Gidiere knew immediately what she wanted architect James F. Carter to build in its place. 

 

Georgian Home in Alabama designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere living room
Brian Woodcock PhotographerVeranda

 

A nod to the George Wythe house in Williamsburg, where Gidiere spent many a childhood vacation, this stunning Georgian is a study in symmetry and balance, which Gidiere told Veranda “massages something deep in (her) brain.”

 

Georgian Home in Alabama designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere dining room
Brian Woodcock PhotographerVeranda

 

Bright and inviting,

 

Georgian Home in Alabama designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere kitchen
Brian Woodcock Photographer – Veranda

 

And traditionally eclectic,

 

Georgian Home in Alabama designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere bar
Brian Woodcock PhotographerVeranda

 

Not a single detail was overlooked in this home’s happy interior. 

 

Georgian Home in Alabama designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere living room
Brian Woodcock PhotographerVeranda

 

Gidiere set out to design a home well-suited for family and entertaining, and it seems that she created just that. 

 

Georgian Home in Alabama designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere entry
Brian Woodcock PhotographerVeranda

 

Architectural details that shine,

 

Georgian Home in Alabama designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere porch
Brian Woodcock Photographer – Veranda

 

Outdoor spaces that sing,

 

Georgian Home in Alabama designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere porch
Brian Woodcock Photographer – Veranda

 

And gardens that Stephen Gidiere personally prunes, clips and trims,

 

Georgian Home designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere garden
Brian Woodcock Photographer – Veranda

 

Combine to make a true home that is as well-tended and lush on the outdoors as it is inside. 

 

Georgian Home designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere garden
Brian Woodcock Photographer – Veranda

 

When Gidiere began this project, she was still an attorney. But, through this process it became clear that interiors were her true passion. 

 

Georgian Home designed by James F. Carter and Interiors by Caroline Gidiere garden
Brian Woodcock Photographer – Veranda

 

Which goes to show that the best homes, like the best experiences, are always teaching us about the person we are meant to be. 

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Georgian Style in Alabama – Veranda Magazine

Architect: James F. Carter

Interior Design: Caroline Gidiere

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My next novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, releases April 28, 2020! I can’t wait to share this tale of Gray and Diana, their unlikely friendship, their summer loves and their chance at happily ever after, the sequel, with all of you. It’s never too early to preorder from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer!

 

Feels Like Falling Tour Dates!

April 22: Country Club of the Crystal Coast, 152 Oakleaf Dr, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512, 6pm, For Reservations and More Information Contact the CCCC at (252) 726-1034.

April 23:  Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island 2020 Author Series, South Carolina Yacht Club in Windmill Harbor Marina,161 Harbour Passage, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, 4:30 – 6:30pm.

April 24: Moveable Feast hosted by Litchfield Books, Kimbel’s Wachesaw, 1930 Governors Landing Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, 11:30 AM, Tickets are $48 per person, and include a copy of the book. To make a reservation call 843-235-9600.

April 24: In-Store Book Signing at Litchfield Books – 11421 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 2:00 PM, Free and Open to the Public.

April 24: General Federation of Women’s Clubs-SC Federation Day Keynote, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Pl, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, 7 pm, Private Event.

April 25: Zia Boutique Books & Bloody Marys, Kristy in Conversation with Zelle Wiggins, owner of Zia Boutique and founder of Southern Style Blog, 11 am (talk), Signing Until 1 pm, Zia Boutique, 1113 Military Cutoff Rd A, Wilmington, NC 28405, Free and Open to the Public, (910) 679-4101 for more information.

April 26: Signing at Mydoma Showroom, High Point Market, Private for High Point Market Attendees, High Point, NC, Details TBA.

April 27:  Fountain Bookstore, Talk, Q&A and Signing, 2 pm, 1312 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, More information and preorders available from [email protected].

April 27: Cocktail Party. Hosted by Francene Katzen and Allie Carter of Alexandra Bee Blog, 6 pm. Richmond, VA. Private Event.

April 28: Feels Like Falling officially launches! Virtual Launch Day Celebrations happening on Bloom, the reading community of the Tall Poppy Writers and Kristy Woodson Harvey Facebook!

April 28: Page 158, Wake Forest, NC. Details TBA.

April 28: Launch Party at Pigfish Lane Antiques, 5425 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606, 5-8 pm, Book Sales by Quail Ridge Books (QRB will be on site.) Hosted by Marge Knutson. For more information contact [email protected]or 919-436-4006. For personalized preorders or post-event book shipping contact Quail Ridge Books at (919) 828-1588. Refreshments provided, Free and Open to the Public.

April 29: Pretty Please Houston, 8791 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX, 77024, Talk and Signing, 5-7 pm, Free and Open to the Public. Book Sales by Murder by the Book. 

April 30: Spring Fling with Kristy Woodson Harvey, Brooke Fossey, James R. Hannibal and Julie Cantrell. 8:45 am-11:15 am, Address provided after online registration. Houston, TX. Preorders available from Murder by the Book. Click herefor more information and registration.

April 30: Houston, TX Book Club, 12 pm. Private Event.

April 30: Houston, TX Cocktail Party. Private Event.

May 1: Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC. Details TBA.

May 2: Park Road Books, Talk and Signing, 2 pm, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209, More information and signed, personalized preorders or post-event shipments from [email protected] or 704-525-9239. Free and Open to the Public.

May 2: South Main Book Company, Signing, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, For more information or personalized preorders contact Alissa Redmond, 704-630-9788, [email protected].

May 3: Meet-the-Author Talk & Lowcountry Wine reception at Timrod Library, Talk at Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 118 W. 3rd Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Lowcountry Wine reception will follow at Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483, 2:00 pm. For more information or tickets contact Cindy Koontz, [email protected].

May 4: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Talk and Signing, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington KY40503, 7 pm, For more information contact Michael Link [email protected]. Free and Open to the Public.

May 5: Cuyahoga County Public Library – Middleburg Heights Branch, Talk and Signing, 16699 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 7pm 440.234.3600. Book Sales by Books on Coventry. Free and Open to the Public.

May 6: Carmel Clay Public Library, Talk and Signing, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel, IN 46032, 6:30, For more information contact 317-435-9630.

May 7: Linger Longer Living Series at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Talk and Signing, Lake Club Center, Lake Club Drive, 5:30pm, Private for Reynolds Members and Guests.  For Personalized Preorders or Book Shipments, contact Avid Bookshop.

May 8: Story on the Square Luncheon, 19 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA 30253; (678) 759-0079, 12pm, For Tickets and More Information Contact Deanna Bailey, [email protected].

May 8: Waiting on Martha Home, Kristy in Conversation with Waiting on Martha Founder Mandy Kellogg Rye, Atlanta, GA, Details TBA.

May 9: FoxTale Book Shoppe, Talk and Signing,105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Free and Open to the Public. More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 9: Alpharetta Library Talk and Signing, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009, 4:00 pm. Free and Open to the Public. Books from John’s Creek Books & Gifts.

May 10: Book + Bottle, Wine and Casual Conversation, Seventeen 6th Street North, St. Pete, FL 33701, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 11: Copperfish Books Luncheon, FM Don’s, 201 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950; 941-637-8800,12:00 PM Start, For more information, tickets and preorders contact [email protected]; 941-205-2560

May 11: Oxford Exchange, “A Night With Author Kristy Woodson Harvey,” 420 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606, 6:30 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 14: The Bookmark, 220 First Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public. More Information from [email protected].

May 16: Girl Scouts of America Fundraiser, 12-2 pm, Charleston, SC. Details TBA.

May 17: Friends of the Lexington Main Library, Talk and Signing, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072, 3pm, For more information contact [email protected], Free and Open to the Public.

May 18: Davidson, NC Event. Events TBA.

May 19:  Friends of the Randolph County Public Library Talk and Signing, 201 Worth St, Asheboro, NC 27203, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public.

May 20: “Lunch & Lit” sponsored by M. Judson Booksellers, Soby’s Restaurant, 207 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC, 12 noon $45, includes 3 course meal and copy of book, Tickets and More Information from M. Judson call (864) 603-2412.

May 20: Sumter County Museum Reception, Talk and Book Signing, McKenzie Hall, Heritage Education Center, 122 N. Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150, 5:30 pm, Ticketed event – $5 Members, $10 Non-Members. Tickets Available Here.

May 21: “Books and Bites” at Cherokee County Public Library, 300 E. Rutledge Ave, Gaffney, SC29340, 11:30am, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hub City Wine, Women & Wisdom, Talk and Signing, 286 W. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hope Center Fundraiser, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30 pm. Private Event.

June 7: Kinston Public Library Kickoff to Summer Reading and “Women Build Worlds” Celebration, Kinston-Lenoir County Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC  28501, 3 pm, Free and Open to the Public.

June 27: Beach Party with Beaufort Linen Co! Beaufort, NC. Details TBA.

August 4: Booktowne, Manasquan, New Jersey, Details TBA.

August 5:  Browse About Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, Details TBA.

August 5: Bethany Beach Books Signing,99 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930; (302) 539-2522, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public

August 7: Private Cocktail Party, East Hampton.

August 8: East Hampton Author Night, East Hampton, NY.

August 11: Avon Free Public Library, Talk and Signing, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001, Details TBA.

August 12: Bank Square Books Ocean House Summer Author Series, The Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave, Westerly, RI 02891, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Books Sold by Bank Square Books, Cocktail Party and Signing, Tickets Required.

More events–including a fabulous night with our friends from Diane James Home–coming soon!

 

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5 Stunning Designer Southern Homes and More

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5 Stunning Designer Southern Homes

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Southern homes bedroom

 

Creating a Beautiful Master Bedroom

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playroom from Serena & Lily in Southern Homes

 

Creating a Fun-Filled Playroom

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dining from Southern homes

 

A Summer Brunch in Southampton with Jenni Kayne

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The Southern Side of Paradise

Well, friends, the The Southern Side of Paradise tour is over (for a few weeks, anyway!) and it was one for the books—pun intended! I am so grateful to everyone who attended events, hosted them and, of course, has read The Southern Side of Paradise! 🏝 You make my job so much fun and I am so grateful for you!
We have plenty more events throughout the summer and year—and are planning my 2020 tour! If you want me to come to your city next year, let me know!

 

WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY DESIGN CHIC TODAY! WE ALWAYS LOVE IT WHEN YOU DO!

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

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

New Old House Tour With Southern Style and More

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New Old House Tour With Southern Style

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Tour a Historic Plain English Kitchen

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Statement Making Rugs 

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Beautify Your Bathroom

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Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3! I have the best readers in the whole wide world! Thank you so much for your support. 

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House Tour: Leontine Linens Owner’s Home

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges Home

Heirloom quality and forever chic, we didn’t think we could love anything more than Leontine Linens. We didn’t think we could love anything more until we saw the founder of Leontine Linen, Jane Scott Hodges‘s, fabulous New Orleans home, that is!

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges entry

Jane Scott told One Kings Lane that her “theme for this year has been confidence.” 

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges entry

As such, she and her husband decided to buck convention and make this fabulous historic home something that would suit the needs of their family, friends and entertaining lifestyle.

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges living room

As big fans of breaking the rules, we’d say that they did so the very best way: beautifully and well. This gorgeous green? Case and point.

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges kitchen

A boldly modern kitchen with the fun stools to match is perfect for hosting family and friends.

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges living room

Abstract art and bold fabrics make this space feel fresh and modern. (Don’t miss that fabulous end table!!)

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges living room

The more subdued spaces also offer plenty of panache. 

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges living room

Aren’t the bunnies terrific? The perfect splash!

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges bedroom

If you thought Leontine was only for staid, subdued spaces, think again. With bright colors and choices galore, these heirlooms are great for any space.

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges bedroom

Stun-ning. Seriously.

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges bathroom

Chic, chic, chic, for sure! But would you expect anything less from the founder of the fabulous Leontine? We know we wouldn’t! 

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White House, Big Charm

Patrick Ahearn Architecture curb appeal
Patrick Ahearn Architecture

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a wonderful day and that, if you are in the path of Irma, you are staying safe. And friends affected by Hurricane Harvey, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you rebuild. 

Donald Lococo Architect curb appeal
Donald Lococo Architect

 

 

All of this crazy weather really has us thinking lately about how important our homes are to us. These stunning white houses are full of charm and character. They are welcoming spaces that we are certain beckon their owners home each night. While we focus a lot on interiors, on how our favorite cozy chair and that painting we couldn’t take our eyes off of make us feel a certain way, the exteriors of our house can–and should–do that exact same thing. 

White House with dormers
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

If a home should be anything at all, we think it should be welcoming. Window boxes and a trellis covered in vines are two of the best ways we can think of to take a home’s exterior from plain to positively darling. It’s simple touches like this that make a home feel loved and lived in. And don’t our special spaces deserve to be cared for? 

Shelley Johnstone white brick house
Shelley Johnstone Design

 

 

Landscaping is obviously one of the most important ways to make your home feel unique. While we love flowers and big blooms, there’s something stately about a classic cluster of Boxwoods flanking the front door. Well-maintained foliage always contributes something special to a home’s exterior and gives the sense that there is a staid, lovely interior beyond the front door.

studio McGee white brick house
Studio McGee

 

We are suckers for black and white, but a splash of color is always welcome. A bluefront doors adds an undeniably charming feel to this impeccably manicured lot.

 

There’s no doubt about it: Adding exterior color increases curb appeal. Plus, it’s easy to tell visitors that yours is the house with the blue door! Porches add character in droves and make for great porch sitting, especially during the cool fall months. 

 

What are your favorite ways to add character to a home’s exterior? Do you have any home improvement projects on your wish list?

Thank you so much for stopping by today. We always love seeing you!

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Sofas With Statement Making Style and Labor Day Sales

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Statement Making Sofas

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The San Francisco Home of a Fashion Designer and More!

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The San Francisco Home of a Fashion Designer

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Shopping For Fall With…

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Slightly South of Simple book

Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

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Now available in Audiobook – perfect for vacation traveling!

 

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