House Tour: Andrew J. Howard’s Florida Dream Home

dream home Andrew J Howard curb appeal

 

Good morning, chic friends! You are in for a treat today! You know that Andrew Howard is one of our favorite designers. We’d been waiting for the right time to tour his fabulous home. And, with so many of us stuck inside, today seemed like the perfect time to tour a Florida house that feels like a vacation. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard entry

 

One of our favorite things about Andrew’s work is how effortlessly he uses bold color, plenty of pattern, and pulls it all off in a way that seems totally seamless. That is evident from the moment you walk through the front door of the home he and his wife Katie designed and built from the ground up. The hand painted mural and mosaic tile were chosen with the couple’s two young sons in mind.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard living room in blue and white

 

We love how Howard tends to design for family life. One of his top priorities while outfitting this home was to make sure that it contained plenty of spaces for the family to gather together. Mission accomplished!

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

The ceilings in this perfectly curated home are never overlooked. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

Especially in the dining room, which often lacks the opportunity for detail that other rooms have naturally, extra attention to the ceiling, architecture and wallpaper makes the space come to life. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom with wallpaper

 

Blue and white is a go-to color combination for many. For Howard, a blue and white base allows for the layering of other colors, which he does so well through the home.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard kitchen with blue pendant lights

 

We especially love the charming kitchen, where architectural details positively steal the show. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

A built-in banquette provides a breakfast area perfect for a family, saves space and allows plenty of light to shine through. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard living room

 

Every element of this family room is uber-sophisticated, but the art and fabrics provide enough whimsy to make it suited for family living.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bedroom

 

The ceiling really sets this chic space apart. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

Add a soaking tub, and you have master suite perfection!

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bedroom

 

While Howard’s own, signature look is always at play in every room, this one exudes Florida style.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

And the color palette and bamboo touches exude that classic Florida look–reimagined in a brand-new way.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

Kids’ spaces are always the most fun, aren’t they? These built-in bunk beds are some of the most charming we’ve seen. And stairs that double as drawers make a fabulous use of space. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard kids room

 

Pattern-on-pattern is always a good idea–especially in kids’ rooms! It adds instant energy.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

From a bathroom for two,

 

dream home Andrew J Howard laundry room

 

To a positively chic laundry room, the Howard’s home has it all. Not one detail was overlooked in the creation of a family dream home. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what Howard does next! 

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And Feels Like Falling is available for preorder now, so it can be in your hands on April 28!

 

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One of the most common questions I get asked on book tour is about my editing process. If you want to know a little more about the process of making my sixth novel, Feels Like Fallingwhich releases April 28, 2020–come to life, check out this quick snippet!

 

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House Tour: Point Washington, Florida

Point Washington living room by Urban Grace

 

Good morning, friends! We don’t know about where you are, but it has been f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g here! Actually freezing, which is pretty rare for our little part of NC!

 

Urban Grace Point Washington dining room

 

We have been dreaming about warm Florida temps–or at least a cozy place to curl up until the cold passes–and this gorgeous Point Washington home by Urban Grace Interiors is the best of both worlds. 

 

Urban Grace Kitchen in Point Washington

 

The warm color palette and cozy finishes create just the place to curl up and while away a winter’s day,

 

Urban Grace designed bedroom in Point Washington with gallery wall

 

While bright, light touches and accents–like this shiplap ceiling–are old Florida charm personified.

 

Urban Grace designed bedroom in Point Washington

 

Pops of color add fun,

 

Urban Grace designed bedroom in Point Washington

 

While unexpected art creates an instant focal point.

 

Urban Grace designed kitchen Point Washington

 

And who couldn’t feel warmer at just the site of these gorgeous, Springy blooms?

 

Urban Grace designed mudroom in Point Washington

 

A touch of green leads from the indoors out,

 

Urban Grace designed porch Point Washington

 

And a beautiful outdoor living space blends all the best aspects of this design.

 

Urban Grace designed porch Point Washington

 

We wouldn’t ever want to leave this porch, where Urban Grace has created a true Florida paradise.

 

Urban Grace designed porch Point Washington

 

Eclectic and cool,

 

Urban Grace designed porch Point Washington

 

With unfailing attention to detail,

 

Urban Grace designed outdoor shower Point Washington

 

And–our favorite!–an outdoor shower!

 

Urban Grace designed curb appeal Point Washington

 

The exterior of this home is just as stunning as the interior in every way. 

 

Urban Grace designed play house Point Washington

And no one was forgotten in Point Washington, certainly not the smallest members of the family. This lovely playhouse is the icing on the cake of this amazing home that we would never want to leave, no matter the season! What is your dream winter getaway?

 

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Southern California Here I Come!

Feels like falling

I’ll be on a Southern California mini-tour soon with lots of great author friends! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!

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

January 31, 2020: SuperBook TaleGate Adventure with Cassandra Conroy, Fiona Davis, Kristina McMorris, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Jan Moran, Karen White and Beatriz Williams. 6-7:30 pm, Signal Hill Public Library, Signal Hill, CA.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

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House Tour: Alys Beach House Designed by Jenkins Interiors

 

It’s the official end of summer party at our beach this weekend. Needless to say, this is not okay. Fortunately, we have one more month until school starts, but, either way, this summer has gone way, way, way too fast. (Don’t they always?)

 

 

Today we’re savoring summer in one of our favorite places, Alys Beach

 

 

In this sunny Florida spot it stays warm just a little longer than here in NC, which is always a plus. 

 

 

And this fabulous Alys Beach house designed by Jenkins Interiors is a real gem on scenic 30A.

 

 

With bright, light open spaces

 

 

An absolute dream kitchen

 

 

And bright, beachy touches combined with stunning naturals everywhere you look, Jenkins Interiors combined all the right elements to create one fabulous beach house. 

 

 

With a master bedroom fit for a queen (or king!),

 

 

A guest room we’d want to inhabit all summer long, 

 

 

And the perfect accessories in every spot–like this fabulous light fixture

 

 

This Alys Beach retreat is the perfect escape no matter the weather. 

 

 

Although, if we’re choosing, we’d like to add a little extra summer… What about you?

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Looking to add a little pizazz to your summer reading list? Check out my Peachtree Bluff Series, available at your local bookstore, Target, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and wherever books are sold! Signed copies available from The Country Bookshop.

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.

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Ponte Vedra Chic by Phoebe Howard

Ponte Vedra Phoebe Howard living room beach house

 

Good morning, chic readers!

 

 

We’re excited to share this gorgeous Ponte Vedra home today designed by the uber-talented Phoebe Howard.

 

 

With a clean sleek vibe,

 

 

And that classic Florida feel,

 

 

This Ponte Vedra home is perfect for vacation or year-round living.

 

 

Soft blues and greens with splashes of natural fiber are perfection for a beach house. 

 

 

Pretty bedding in a coastal shade creates a charming oasis.

 

 

Bamboo is the ultimate material for designing a Florida retreat around.

 

 

A nautical touch here and there is always welcome.

 

 

Bright pops of fun colors scream vacation,

 

 

And can be reminiscent of the Ponte Vedra beauty that lies beyond the walls of the home. 

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and 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

THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO READ MY LATEST NOVEL The Southern Side of Paradise! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. IF YOU HAVE READ, WOULD YOU CONSIDER WRITING A BRIEF REVIEW ON AMAZON? YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE PURCHASED THERE TO REVIEW, AND REVIEWS HELP AUTHORS SO VERY MUCH! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

The Southern Side of Paradise 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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Resolving to read more in 2019? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, Book 2,  The Secret to Southern Charm, and Book 3, The Southern Side of Paradise releasing, May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

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!

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House Tour: Ponte Vedra

Ponte Vedra Phoebe Howard living room beach house

Good morning, chic readers! We are having another wonderful week on the fabulous Slightly South of Simple book tour! After an incredible fundraiser for Children’s Security Blanket, I am thrilled to be heading to Florida for events in Vero Beach and Palm Beach. (Details below!) 

To get in the Florida state of mind we decided to tour this gorgeous Ponte Vedra home today designed by the user-talented Phoebe Howard.

With a clean sleek vibe,

And that classic Florida feel,

This Ponte Vedra home is perfect for vacation or year-round living.

Soft blues and greens with splashes of natural fiber are perfection for a beach house. 

Pretty bedding in a coastal shade creates a charming oasis.

Bamboo is the ultimate material for designing a Florida retreat around.

A nautical touch here and there is always welcome.

Bright pops of fun colors scream vacation,

And can be reminiscent of the beauty that lies beyond the walls of the home. If you’re in the Florida area (Or Atlanta!), come visit me!

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Slightly South of Simple Upcoming Tour Dates. For Signed, Personalized Copies Contact FoxTale Book Shoppe:

Thursday, May 4: Luncheon, Talk and Signing, The Moorings Yacht and Country Club, 100 Harbour Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963, 12 pm, (Open to Club Members Only) [email protected]

Friday, May 5: Talk and Signing, Palm Beach Library System, Lantana Road Branch, 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33462, (561) 304-4500, Free and Open to the Public

Friday, May 5: Party and Signing, Palm Beach, FL

Saturday, May 6: Celebration of Mother’s Day at Boxwoods in Buckhead, 100 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, 11 am-3 pm, Contact Susan: [email protected], (404) 233-3400

Saturday, May 6: Signing at FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 4:30-6 pm, Contact Karen Schwettman, [email protected], 770-516-9989,

Sunday, May 7: Mother’s Day Tea at Urban Relics, Sandy Plains Village, 4651 Sandy Plains Rd #104, Roswell, GA 30075, (770) 587-3900, 2-3 pm, Contact is Annelle Gerson,  [email protected], 770-993-1555, 2:00-3:00

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