House Tour: 1940’s Brookwood Hills Charmer

Brookwood Hills shingled house with yellow door

 

If you’re searching for the perfect oasis, look no further than this charming 1940’s Brookwood Hills home designed by the talented Betty Burgess.  

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house with yellow door

 

The inside is fabulous… 

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house garden

 

But what’s outside might even be better! 

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house garden

 

This stunning patio is a getaway right from the comfort of home,

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house garnde

 

Perfect for quiet dinners or entertaining an entire crowd. 

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house dining room

 

Inside, antiques pair with fresh updates to create the ultimate escape.

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house

 

And stunning, collected accessories are the icing on the cake!

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house living room

 

A cozy sitting room shines,

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house kitchen

 

While a white-and-chrome kitchen is the peak of culinary chic.

 

 

Our favorite indoor space? Always the sunroom! Light, open and comfortable, this is where we would spend all our time. 

 

 

To us, there’s nothing more charming than a sloped ceiling,

 

 

And this beautiful, restful bedroom takes advantage of every inch of it to add so much style. 

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house bedroom

 

From top to bottom, not a single space is overlooked in this stunning home. Which is your favorite? 

 

Source:  Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Photography:  Emily Followill 

Architect:  D. Stanley Dixon

Landscape Architect:  Howard Design Studio

 

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I would LOVE for you to join me as I continue the book tour for my NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING novel Under the Southern Sky!

 

 

  • UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY

 

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, NYT Bestselling Author of The Book of Lost Names.) 

 

Recently separated Amelia Saxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

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.

 

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

 

Things We Love: Gorgeous Gardens

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Jeff Herr PhotographyC. Brandon Ingram Architect

 

With the days getting (gloriously!) longer, sunnier and warmer, all we want to do is be outside! Now is the perfect time to start thinking about planting, pruning, designing and getting our gardens in tip top shape for spring. It’s only a week away, after all. Take a peek at a few of our favorite gardens–from sleek and simple to deliciously full of blooms, there’s the perfect garden for every yard. 

 

Howard Design Studio| Emily Followill Photography

 

boxwood gardens with pea gravel from Loi Thai
Loi Thai

 

Huge hydrangeas are our most favorite. We hope you’re feeling as full of garden inspiration as we are. Bring on spring! 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love seeing you here!

What Your Favorite Influencers are Saying about my next novel, Feels Like Falling:

Before I even start a Kristy Woodson Harvey novel, I know that I am in for a captivating story laced with delightful characters.  Gray has hit a string of bad luck.  Loss of a loved one, a cheating spouse, and a sister who has made the wrong decision in choosing a spouse.  Enter: Diana, who is facing challenges of her own. One of which is caused by Gray. I can’t wait to start this wonderful book.  I have yet to finish a Kristy Woodson Harvey novel without a smile and a tear.  —Preppy Empty Nester

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House Tour: Marshall Watson’s East Hampton Home

East Hampton house tour

 

When Mom and I started Design Chic in 2010, we thought we were going to blog for one year. The major purpose of Design Chic was going to be to share things that we loved with each other.  We certainly never expected anyone to actually read it or anything crazy like that. Nine years and several hundred thousand followers later we never in a million years could have imagined that we would have met so many incredible, talented, amazing people through this website.

 

Marshall Watson entrance hall

 

One of our favorite people we’ve met in the last nine years? Hands-down, Marshall Watson, whose stunning East Hampton home we are touring today.

 

Marshall Watson living room

 

We have long been amazed by Marshall’s ability to shift from one style to another very different one with effortless ease, making each home uniquely suited to its owners, for years. Nowhere is that fact better evidenced than in his gorgeous book, The Art of Elegance. (If you don’t have it, treat yourself today! You’ll thank us!)

 

Marshall Watson Interiors house tour living room

 

When Marshall and his husband Paul Sparks made the trek all the way to Beaufort, NC, where I live, to speak about The Art of Elegance, we recognized immediately that Marshall was as gracious and kind (and fun!) as we had thought.

 

Marshall Watson Interiors house tour

 

Even still, we never could have imagined what happened next. 

 

Marshall Watson Interiors house tour

 

Marshall was incredibly instrumental in making me a part of East Hampton Authors Night a few weeks ago, and even more amazingly, he opened his home for the most idyllic dinner party you could imagine. A long table spread across Marshall and Paul’s porch, steps from their enviable garden with the cool late summer breeze coming off of Gardiner’s Bay, which sparkled just beyond.

 

Marshall Watson Interiors living room

 

And, if you think Marshall and Paul’s home is stunning in pictures, you should see it in real life. The couples’ finds are paired with beautiful pieces from Marshall’s own collection–like these intricately designed end tables and coffee table–to create a truly one-of-a-kind look that is supremely elegant. 

 

Marshall Watson Interiors

 

Marshall never forgets about the ceiling, as is evidenced in almost every room of his home, 

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design East Hampton Home

 

And unique, well thought out touches, like this antique chandelier that creates a candlelit wonderland, reflect the couple’s sentiments and style.

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design East Hampton Home

 

Lovely Delft tiles grace many of the rooms in the home, creating unity and a nod to the sea beyond the door.

 

 

Among the glamour, though, this house doesn’t ever take itself too seriously. 

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design kitchen

 

Lyrics of Marshall’s father’s favorite song, Blue Skies, add a meaningful and slightly whimsical element to the well-appointed chef’s kitchen. 

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design guest bedroom

 

Guests are treated like royalty in a truly lovely guest bedroom, complete with Swedish furnishings–

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design bedroom

 

And luscious linens. 

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design bathroom

 

Even in the bathrooms, not a single detail is overlooked. 

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design bedroom

 

And in the gorgeous master, the view beyond the windows of idyllic Gardiner’s Bay is the most stunning focal point imaginable.

 

Marshall Watson interior design

 

This is hands-down my favorite shot of our incredible evening, taken at the very end of the night. It makes me laugh every time I see it!

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design dinner party

 

Marshall at the helm of the gorgeous table he created. Many of the flowers are from Marshall and Paul’s garden and the delicious meal–cooked by Marshall–was also largely grown in their own backyard. Amazing!

 

Marshall Watson Interior Design

 

Mom and I having a blast!

Needless to say, we hope to return to East Hampton very soon. Marshall and Paul, thank you so much for opening your stunning home to us–and for sharing it with Design Chic readers today!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! We always love seeing you here!

Five Days of Giveaways!

We’re celebrating Feels Like Falling with five days of giveaways! To enter ALL FIVE giveaways, simply:

  1. PreorderFeels Like Falling from you favorite independent bookstore or online retailer.
  2. Email me at kristy@kristywoodsonharvey.com.

You will be entered in ALL FIVE giveaways–and will receive upcoming freebies when they’re available such as deleted scenes from Feels Like Falling, exclusive interviews, fun printables, great recipes and more!

We’re Giving Away:

Tuesday, August 20: 1 Signed Copy of Happy Hand Lettering, the fabulous new book by one of my favorite NC gals, Maghon Taylor of All She Wrote Notes! *WINNER ANNOUNCED OVER ON INSTAGRAM @kristywharvey!
Wednesday, August 21: A pair of Sassie Rocks Beach Babiesbracelets for you and your BRF! (That’s your best reader friend.)
Thursday, August 22: One dozen gorgeously decorated, undeniably delicious cookies from Southern Sugar Bakery!
Friday, August 23: THE VERY FIRST advance copy of Feels Like Falling! (To be shipped on Sept. 20.)
Saturday, August 24: A signed pillow from Craig Conover of Southern Charm’s Sewing Down South Collection–from Beaufort Linen Co.‘s August 24th in-store event! (I’ll be there. Hope to see you!)

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Tour a Greek Revival Home

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A Rockport, Maine Kitchen Remodel

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Gardenista Best Garden for 2018 

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Make Your Small Space Feel Larger

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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 your tote.

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Things We Love: Climbing Vines

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Howard Design Studio| Emily Followill Photography

 

 

For outdoor style and adding loads of curb appeal, few things top the timelessness, simplicity and style of a climbing vine. Fresh and festive, with flowers or without, we adore this look for turning a plain exterior into something extraordinary.

garage-climbing vines
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Miles Redd’s Decorating Philosophy

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Excited to Share the Cover for My New Novel The Secret to Southern Charm

 

MORE ABOUT THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM BOOK 2 OF THE PEACHTREE BLUFF SERIES:

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 that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

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Things We Love: Garden Gates

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Jean Allsopp Photography

 

These long, lazy days of summer are the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the splendor of a beautiful gardenWhile flowers, shrubs and green things of every kind are certainly the main event of any garden, there’s one essential that we think adds so much charm and style:

A fabulous garden gate!

From a sophisticated pergola overflowing with flowers,

To a simple gate that whispers “welcome,”

From a simple, classic wrought iron,

To a stunning style with automatic open,

There are so many styles to enhance a garden of any size or type.

 

garden gate
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A gate is a perfect opportunity to insert another material into a pretty brick wall,

garden gate
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Or create a secret passageway in a stone enclosure.

garden gate
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Dark stains blend with the wood around,

 

While white makes an elegant statement–especially when combined with white florals on the front. What is your favorite type of garden gate?


 

What Exquisitely Unremarkable is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

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“I have read Kristy’s other two books, Dear Carolina and Lies And Other Acts Of Love, and while I completely enjoyed both, [Slightly South of Simple] really hit home.  I don’t know if it was the fact that it’s set at the beach ~ where I live ~ or that there were references to NY ~ where I also live ~ that it’s the story about three sisters and their widowed mom ~ hello, that’s my family ~ or the fact that I myself am the mom to girls.  Or maybe it was those references to 9/11. I swear, the conversation in the book is the exact one I had with my own husband on that terrifying morning. So much of what Kristy had written felt familiar. I just couldn’t put it down.  Of course, even if you don’t have the same connections that I have, you’ll still love this one. The characters are likable, the Southern setting is dreamy, there are tears, laughter, surprises, secrets and best of all, romance. The perfect summer read.” Kim, Exquisitely Unremarkable
I’ll be on tour this week! Come see me!

July 13: Sky Valley Literary Luncheon, Sky Valley Country Club, Sky Valley, GA, 12 pm

July 14: Highlands Golf and Country Club, Talk, Luncheon and Book Signing, 981 Dillard Road, Highlands, NC 28741

July 14: Signing, Acorns Shop at Old Edwards Inn, Nantahala National Forest, 465 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741, 2-4 pm

July 15: Atlanta Market, Codarus Showroom 240 Peachtree St N.W., Suite 15-A-1, Atlanta, Ga 30303, 404.749.5050, Signing 1-3 pm

Thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to read my latest novel Slightly South of Simple! 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!

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What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE cuts right to the heart of what it means to be a born-and-bred Southerner, complete with the responsibilities, secrets and unique privileges that conveys. Kristy Woodson Harvey creates four women who are at once completely different yet utterly the same–and a town that you won’t ever want to leave. Interior design, family secrets, life on the coast… It’s easy to see why everyone is buzzing about SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE. –Bestselling author Cassandra King