In Good Taste: Artists, Makers and 5 Days of Giveaways

Champagne Maker

Good morning, chic readers! We hope from the very bottom of our hearts that you and your families are safe and well and able to find bits of joy during this difficult time. Today, we hope we can spread just a little bit of sunshine with a tiny piece of good news: We’re teaming up with some AMAZING, talented makers, artists and creators to offer five super fun days of giveaways for YOU! Why? Because we’re celebrating that my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, releases one month from today! Can you even believe it?

How to Enter:

Preorder Feels Like Falling from your bookseller of choice and email me proof of purchase at [email protected] If you have sent me proof of purchase at any time, you are entered automatically! I will announce all 5 winners on Sunday, April 5, so you have plenty of time to enter! (Also, next week, I’ll be announcing fun preorder freebies that EVERYONE who preorders will receive!)

Day 1:

Follow A Southern Bucket and Check Out Their Website!


Tuesday, March 31: Create Your Own Reading Nook with a Gorgeous Pair of Pillows by Heather Chadduck Textiles and an adorable “Books” bucket by A Southern Bucket.

Day 2:

Check Out Brush Studio Art‘s Website and Follow on Instagram!


Wednesday, April 1: Spruce your space for spring with a stunning hydrangea painting by Brush Studio Art and a copy of Slightly South of Simple

Day 3:

Follow Sassie Rocks and Check Out Her Website!

Thursday, April 2: TWO winners will get a Sassie Rocks pearl bracelet and a copy of The Southern Side of Paradise.

Day 4:


Friday, April 3: Create a fabulous gallery wall with this gorgeous set of 8×8 archival prints from Ashley Sellner Art


Day 5:

Saturday, April 4: Champagne Maker’s “Creative Quarantine” Box of Paper including: (Winner will provide names and monograms!)

  • 1 year subscription to Garden & Gun
  • 20 Personalized Notecards
  • 20 Greeting Cards
  • Full Set of Garland Greeting Cards
  • 20 Personalized Gift Tags
  • 12 Monogrammed Recipe Cards
  • 12 Personalized Bookplates
  • Mini Watercolor on Handmade Paper
  • Mini Print on Handmade Paper
  • 1 year subscription to QC Magazine


I know. I’m so jealous! I want to win them ALLLLL! Don’t forget, we’ll be announcing all the winners on April 5!

I’m Donating 100% of Preorder Profits

From March 31-April 4, when you preorder Feels Like Falling from your retailer of choice and send me the receipt to [email protected], I’ll donate 100% of my proceeds to the United Way for Coronavirus Relief.

Preorders From:

Personalized Preorders From:


Thanks so much for all your support of my writing career over these past few years, dear friends. We hope these gorgeous goodies with good friends brighten your day as much as they brightened ours!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day–and don’t miss our fabulous house tour tomorrow!


The Secret to southern charm

And don’t forget… The second book in my Peachtree Bluff Series is on sale on ebook for only $1.99 until 4/5/20! Happy reading!




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House Tour: Fairfield, Connecticut Beauty

white clapboard house with gray shutters Fairfield, Ct  

Curl up by the Christmas tree, grab your eggnog coffee, 

  entry Fairfield, Ct  

And step through the front door of this Fairfield, CT beauty designed by Timothy Whealon Interiors. (The family dog is waiting to welcome you!)

  blue and white living room with wood beams Fairfield, Ct  

A Swedish clock and an antique armoire juxtapose gorgeously with more modern art in the living room,

  gray paneled living room  

While a cozy banquette provides plenty of seating in the chic sunroom.

  dining room with round dining table Fairfield, Ct  

Lower ceilings create


a feeling of intimacy,

  wood beams in family room Fairfield, Ct  

And are celebrated with accents like beams and trim.

  family room with beams Fairfield, Ct  

Beautiful woodwork and comfortable furniture combine to create rooms that feel finished but unstuffy,

  blue and white bedroom Fairfield, Ct  

And blue and white reign supreme.

  bedding in bedroom Fairfield, Ct  

The perfect accessories create a pretty and practical bedside vignette, while plush bedding ensures a good night’s sleep.

  mudroom with sink for flower arranging Fairfield, Ct  

We think a room specifically for flowers must be one of the most beautiful, luxurious rooms a person can possibly have. We are swooning over all these blooms!

  patio with pergola Fairfield, Ct  

When they come from the bounty of your own garden all the better. These warm December days have felt like Spring and this stunning patio has us dreaming of it–after Christmas, of course. Wishing you a holiday season where all your dreams come true!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by!




Design Chic via One Kings Lane

Good holiday season morning, readers! What kind of shopper are you? Are you a tunnel-visioned, perfect-present-for-the-perfect-person kind of shopper? Or are you more of a one-for-them, one-for-me kind. Since I fall distinctly in the category of the latter, I decided that it would be so fun to get a little something for yourself and receive a little something for a friend!

Giveaway Details:

This week, we’re doing a get one, give one, giveaway. All you have to do to enter and get your free book is:

  • Preorder my forthcoming FEELS LIKE FALLING on the day of the giveaway.
  • Email me your receipt and your address at [email protected]
  • If we are getting close to running out of a certain book I’ll let you know via Facebook.


December 11:

The Secret to Southern Charm

Day 2, December 11: Be one of the first 40 to pre-order Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 11 and get a free signed hard copy of The Secret to Southern Charm.

December 12:

Slightly South of Simple

Day 3, December 12: Be one of the first 25 to pre-order Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 12 and get a free signed mass market paperback of Slightly South of Simple

December 13:

Lies and Other Acts of Love

Day 4, December 13: Preorder Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 13 and receive a signed advance copy of either Dear Carolina or Lies and Other Acts of Love while supplies last. (They have plain orange covers but they read the same!) Please note I am very low on Dear Carolina, so if you want that one, act fast!

December 14:

Day 5, December 14: EVERYONE who has preordered Feels Like Falling at any time (I have a spreadsheet!) will be entered to win a Tello & Rose bag full of books including a signed copy of Meet Me in Monaco by Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor, a signed advance copy of Tell Me a Story by Cassandra King Conroy, a signed copy of Did You Ever Have a Family? and many, many more!


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Gifts for Her

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Kids

Gifts for the Traveler


Gifts Under $50

Gifts for Hostess

Gifts for the Home

Gifts of Beauty



In Good Taste: James Duncan Interiors


James Duncan Interiors


Good morning, chic readers! First of all, WOW. I seriously can’t thank y’all enough for your overwhelming response to my announcement that my new book, Feels Like Falling, is releasing April 28! I can’t get over it! (If you haven’t entered the 5 days of giveaways, more info below.)



Today, we’re back to our regularly scheduled gorgeousness with the good taste of James Duncan Interiors. Now all we can think about it wanting that surfboard. How amazing is that?



This designer’s decidedly coastal vibe is right up our alley, which is especially great right now while we’re trying to squeeze every last drop out of summer!



Sleek, modern and chicly layered, this open floor plan living is full of inspiration, 



And we’re especially loving the touches of raw wood. 



Bold art creates impact against a sleek neutral backdrop,



And statement lighting–and touches of glamour–complete the look.



A simple color palette creates a serene, calming environment.



Talk about statement, 3-d art! This piece proves that, when it comes to art, colors aren’t necessarily the most show-stopping element!



A bunk room is one of our most favorite elements in any home away from home. We love the idea of kids–and adults!–being able to stay up late swapping secrets!



Gorgeous living spaces aren’t James Duncan’s only signature spaces. Enviable bathrooms are another hallmark. In fact, we couldn’t possibly pick a favorite space! 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love it when you stop by!

We’re celebrating Feels Like Falling‘s April 28, 2020 Release with 5 Days of Giveaways!

Five Days of Giveaways!

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

    1. Preorder Feels Like Fallingfrom you favorite independent bookstore or online retailer.
    2. Email me at [email protected]

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!
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 SouthCollection–from Beaufort Linen Co.‘s August 24th in-store event! (I’ll be there. Hope to see you!)

Sunbrella Performance Fabrics Indoors and Out

We had the best, best time at High Point Market last week. One of the highlights, for sure, was taking over Sunbrella’s Instagram page. 


sunbrella fabrics
Coastal Living Show House by Mark Sikes


They’re a company that needs no introduction, really, a brand that has become synonymous with top quality outdoor fabrics.



 But the best part of our takeover was learning that Sunbrella is so, so much more than just outdoor fabric.  


We were so impressed with the array of textures, patterns and styles that we’re convinced there’s nowhere we can’t use Sunbrella! From our living room couches…


sunbrella performance fabrics
Kate Jackson Interior Design


To our playrooms, of course. Anywhere that could use a stain-resistant, fade-resistant fabric is absolutely perfect for Sunbrella.  And their drapery line? We’re redoing all of ours! A drapery fabric that won’t fade is almost too good to be true.New, fun, exciting Sunbrella patterns and colors abounded in High Point. 

Sunbrella performance fabric


From a little dash,




To a whole entire truckload, a home really can’t have too much Sunbrella! What’s your favorite way to use this versatile fabric?

Giveaway on Design Chic!

The Peachtree Bluff SeriesPeachtree Bluff Series


We’re celebrating THREE WEEKS until the launch of The Southern Side of Paradise. I know! We can’t believe it either!

Today, you have a chance to win not only copies of all three books in the series–Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm and The Southern Side of Paradise–but also this gorgeous 8×10 marsh scene from the incredibly talented Amy Moffatt Art. We are crazy for Amy’s art, and this marsh scene reminds us so much of Peachtree Bluff that we knew the two needed to be together! Enter below!

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The Southern Side of Paradise

Andrew J. Howard


There is so much to love about the South. Porch sitting nine months a year…


The Secret to Southern Charm - canopy of live oaks


The moss covered Live Oaks…


Southern magnolia blossom
Jean Allsopp Photography


The magnolia blossoms… There are so many reasons that I love living in the South and so many reasons that I love writing about the South.

Jean Allsopp Photography





And I can’t think of anything more exciting than having a brand new book, the third book in the Peachtree Bluff Series, the sequel to Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm releasing May 7, 2019, called The Southern Side of Paradise!


Southern quote


Maybe it’s the love, family and tradition… But, to us, the South really is paradise!


Oli Winward


And the particular paradise in my Peachtree Bluff series, my town of Beaufort, NC, is something I recently got to write about for Southbound and Atlanta magazines. And I hope you’ll come visit me in paradise on June 1, 2019, when Peachtree Bluff takes over Beaufort, NC! There will be double decker bus tours, a schmancy, gorgeous dinner, lunch with one of the best views in town… And you have a chance to win a trip! Simply send your preorder receipt to [email protected] (More details here!)



And now, the final installment of the series, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, is releasing into the world May 7, and I couldn’t be more excited! One of my favorite magazines, Southern Living, did me the incredible honor of exclusively revealing the cover and a special excerpt yesterday, so make sure to go check that out! Now, without further ado, here it is, my brand new cover, maybe my favorite one yet!

What do you think?? I hope you love it as much as I do!

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


House Tour: Southern Farmhouse Style

southern farmhouse kitchen

Good morning, chic readers! We don’t know about you, but the cold, dark days of winter always have us wanting to bundle up and get outside. 

southern farmhouse kitchen

And have us dreaming of escaping to a retreat outside of town, a cabin or farmhouse that feels nothing short of a getaway, like this incredible farmhouse by Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design. and photographed by Holland Williams

southern farmhouse

We imagine ourselves baking things from scratch…

Warming up by the fire after a day savoring the festive chill of the outdoors…

southern farmhouse bedroom

And, finally, curling up in a cozy, warm, bed, loaded with down comforters, to savor a night of peaceful, quiet sleep.

southern farmhouse bathroom

This Southern farmhouse is the absolute pinnacle of an escape from reality, with a touch of shabby chic decor

southern farmhouse bedroom

A place where every member of the family can feel relaxed, 

southern farmhouse bathroom

And where the details make it worth coming home to. 

southern farmhouse bunk room

As much as we love every charming element of the interior, including these amazing bunk beds,

It’s what’s outside that is truly special. 

This is a farm after all!

And what could be more beautiful than these sweet faces? Would you want to get away to this charming farmhouse retreat? We know we would!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love it when you do!






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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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