Creating a Spring Dream Home

kitchen with goodman hanging pendants
Visual Comfort

 

Hal Borland said, “April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”

 

living room furniture
Made Goods

 

And that’s what it feels like to us. A time for preparing and readying, a time when Spring is technically here, but it somehow doesn’t quite feel like it yet. 

 

living room
Oly Studio

 

One of our favorite Spring traditions is High Point Furniture Market (which we’ll be attending this week), where we get to see what’s new and what’s next and make some fun–and sometimes tough–decisions about sprucing our homes for the warm, long, sunny months ahead. 

 

game table update
Mr and Mrs Howard for Sherrill Furniture

 

If you’ve been drooling over all the prettiness your favorite designers and influencers have been posting from market and want to invest in a few upgrades for the upcoming season, Best Prices for Furniture works with an entire network of discount furniture dealers to make sure that you get the very best price on the pieces you’re craving–up to 60% off retail.

 

abstract art in foyer
Palecek

 

Whether you’ve been eyeing a piece of show-stopping art to become the ultimate focal point in your entryway, 

 

living room
John Richard

 

Or have been waiting to invest in that one gorgeous chandelier, 

 

bedroom
Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

 

Look no further than Best Prices for Furniture! We love that we can pick any of our favorite pieces from any of our favorite brands and know we’re getting (as the name implies!) the very best price. Simple! The white glove delivery doesn’t hurt…

 

fabric Scalamandre
Scalamandré

 

From that Scalamandré fabric that absolutely screams “Spring,” 

 

outdoor furniture
Lane Venture

 

To the perfect outdoor furniture to revamp your patio for the upcoming season of garden parties, 

 

patio furniture
Summer Classics

 

Best Prices for Furniture carries all the amazing brands that elevate a house to an experience. What changes are you hoping to make in your home this spring? 

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

Places We Love: Huff Harrington

Huff Harrington living room

Good morning from the road, amazing readers! We hope you are having a great day. We are so excited to be heading to High Point Market this Saturday. I’ll be at the Codarus showroom from 2-4 signing The Secret to Southern Charm, so if you’re at the market, come say hi! Codarus is located in IFHC H220.

Huff Harrington kitchen

We have lots of other fun events coming up (more listed below and full tour schedule here), including an amazing event at the gorgeous Huff Harrington in Atlanta on April 30 from 1-3. 

Huff Harrington kitchen

Owners and designers extraordinaire Ann Huff and Meg Harrington will be presenting on their favorite entertaining and decor ideas, I’ll be chatting and signing The Secret to Southern Charm and there will be plenty of fun sips and snacks. So come see us!

Huff Harrington dining room

In the mean time, check out Meg and Scott Harrington’s gorgeous home!

Huff Harrington bathroom

Their 1930s Brookhaven cottage is the ultimate downsize, a gorgeous compilation of all the things the couple loved and just the right size for empty nesters. 

Huff Harrington living room

We love the homey, cottage feel of this stunning home. 

Huff Harrington house

It absolutely oozes with charm–and elements of everything that Francophile Meg loves!

Huff Harrington porch

These talented ladies were also a part of the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles’ 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse. 

Huff Harrington porch

While Ann and Meg’s Huff Harrington home away from home is filled with so many fabulous things, we think we love their eye for art best of all!

bedroom

The work they feature is always swoon-worthy and their fine art is a real hallmark of their style and shop.

books

Ann, Meg and I would all love to see you at gorgeous Huff Harrington April 30! 

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



 DON’T FORGET, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM IS AVAILABLE FROM YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE, ANY OF THE FABULOUS BOOKSTORES ABOVE OR AT INDIEBOUND, AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE OR WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD!

The Secret to Southern Charm Tour!

April 13: Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library Book and Author Luncheon, Pfeiffer University, Highway 52 North, Misenheimer, N.C.  28109,  hosted by Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library, tickets are $30.00 for Friends members and $40 for nonmembers; Tickets will be available on the University’s website in mid-January. They will also be available by calling the Advancement Office at 704-463-3034, event from 11:00 am-1:15 pm, open to the public

April 14: Signing at High Point Furniture Market, High Point, NC, Codarus Showroom, IHFC H220, 2-4 pm 

April 16: The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387, 5:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 17: SC Entertainment Television talk in Kinston, NC, private

April 17: Sips and Sweets, Community Council for the Arts, 100 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC, 100% of book purchase price will be donated to CCA, to reserve a copy or purchase a copy to pick up at a later date, call (252) 527-2517free and open to the public

April 19: Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library,269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, MD 21403, event contact is Amanda Spino, 410-222-1770, [email protected], 6:30 pm, free and open to the public

Apr. 20: Launch of Literary Luncheon series at The Annapolis Bookstore, 53 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401, Contact is Mary Owen, 410-280-2339, [email protected]

April 21: Bethany Beach Books, 99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19967, Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM

April 22: Reading at ROOT, Manasquan, NJ, please register through BookTowne, Contact is Maribeth Pelly, [email protected], 732-722-7255, 3:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 23: Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081, free but registration required at 341-282-9232; 7:00 pm, open to the public

April 24: Meet Author Kristy Harvey at Parma Branch Library, 6996 Powers Blvd, Parma, OH 44129, organized by Cuyahoga County Public Library, Contact is Billy Kelly, [email protected], 216.749.9359, 7:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 26: “Books and Bites,” Macon County Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin, North Carolina 28734, Light refreshments will be provided, 12 pm, free and open to the public

April 29: Viva Wine Bar, 168 Exchange Street Pendleton, SC 29670, contact is Sally Martin, [email protected], 4:30-6:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 30: The Secret to Southern Charm: Kristy’s tips for living a beautiful life, inspired by Southern interior design and entertaining; Huff Harrington Home Store, 3872 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, refreshments provided; Contacts are Meg Harrington and Ann Huff: [email protected], 404-467-0311 , 1:00-3:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 30,: FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St, #138, Woodstock, GA 30188, contact Gary Parkes, [email protected], 770-516-9989, 6:30 pm

May 1: Reynolds Plantation Linger Longer Cultural Series, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr., Greensboro, GA 30624, contact Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected], 5:00 pm

May 2: Charleston, SC UNC Alumni Event

May 5:  Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Party, Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954, ticketed event; The classic event of the genteel south comes to The Elizabethan Gardens. Dress in style and enjoy the revels and embellishments of the race at this fundraising extravaganza that benefits three Outer Bank non-profits: The Elizabethan Gardens, Beach Food Pantry and Dare Education Foundation. Sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty. Expect a traditional southern affair with mint juleps, live and silent auctions, sumptuous derby pie, a hat contest and an assortment of live music, games and entertainment as you enjoy the beautiful gardens and anticipate the big race to be broadcast live.;  Contact Jamie Anderson at Downtown Books, 252-473-1056, [email protected]; 4:00 pm, open to the public

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It’s the Big Shopbop Sale 

There is so much to love at this big sale.  Take a Peek:

matching sets 

the pretty pastels

hand-held handbags

slingback shoes

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Southern Charm at Codarus

towels and rugs at Codarus Showroom
Abyss & Habidecor

 

Good morning, friends! Did you have a fabulous Spring Break week? We hope so! We had an absolute blast on the first week of The Secret to Southern Charm tour and were so thrilled to see so many of you out on the road!

Annie Selke at Codarus Showroom
Annie Selke

 

We know that a ton of you are planning to go to High Point Market this weekend. So are we! I will be signing The Secret to Southern Charm at the Codarus Showroom, IFHC H220, from 2-4 pm, this Saturday, April 14!

Moss Studio at Codarus Showroom
Moss Studio

 

If you’re there we’d love to see you.

Square Feathers at Codarus Showroom
Square Feather

 

Not only is this a fun opportunity to meet some of my (most stylish!) readers, but Codarus is a fabulous place to spend a day! 

sidetable from Hanley Drive furniture at Codarus Showroom
Handley Drive

 

Hosting some of our favorite brands, from Handley Drive to Pom Pom at Home, Barbara Cosgrove to Annie Selke–two of Ansley in The Secret to Southern Charm and Slightly South of Simple’s top picks–Codarus is an overload of pretty! 

Barbara Cosgrove at Codarus Showroom
Barbara Cosgrove

 

Needless to say, there is shopping along with the book signing. 

living room
Ave Home

 

Bedding and accessories, furniture and lamps…

bedding from Lili Alessandra at Codarus Showroom
Lili Alessandra

 

It’s almost too good!

gallery wall
Soicher Marin via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Will you be at High Point Market? If so, what bits and pieces are not to be missed? I’d love it if you’d stop by and say hello! 

Wishing you a fabulous week!

Other fun happenings coming up this week: (For the full tour schedule visit my author site!)

April 9:  “Books and Bites” at Fernandina Beach Library, 25 N. 4th St., Fernandina Beach, FL with sandwiches and tea, organized through The Book Loft, 214 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, “meet and greet” with signing, contact events person is Christy LeLait, [email protected], store: 904-261-8991, 11:30 am, open to the public

April 9: The Bookshelf, 126 S. Broad St., Thomasville, GA 31792, Book Clubs and Beach Reads: A conversation with Kristy Woodson Harvey, wine and cheese provided,  Contact Ashley Sherlock [email protected], [email protected], 6:30 pm, free and open to public

April 10: “Books and Bites,” Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Gulf County, 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, contact is Nancy Brockman, [email protected], 850-229-8879, 12:00-2:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 10:  Sundog Books, 89 Central Square, Seaside, FL  32459, Contact Dwan Dawson-Tape, 850-231-5481, [email protected], 4:00-5:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 11: Dothan Country Club,”Lunch and Learn,” 200 South Cherokee Avenue. Dothan, Alabama, $20 ticket includes buffet and author presentation. Call 334-791-2706 or email [email protected] to rsvp. Ticket paid for at the door , 11:30 am CST, open to the public

April 11: Bay Point Book Clubs’ Cocktails with Kristy, 5:00 pm, private

April 12:  St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon, 218 Bunkers Cove Rd, Panama City, FL 32401, 11:30 am, private

April 13: Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library Book and Author Luncheon, Pfeiffer University, Highway 52 North, Misenheimer, N.C.  28109,  hosted by Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library, tickets are $30.00 for Friends members and $40 for nonmembers; Tickets will be available on the University’s website in mid-January. They will also be available by calling the Advancement Office at 704-463-3034, event from 11:00 am-1:15 pm, open to the public

April 14: Catawba College Dinner, Salisbury, NC, private

April 14: Signing at High Point Furniture Market, High Point, NC, Codarus Showroom, IHFC H220, 2-4 pm 

If you haven’t ordered The Secret to Southern Charm, signed copies are available from Buxton Books in Charleston, SC,  (843) 834-6575 and are available at your local independent bookstore INDIEBOUND, AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE OR WHOEVER BOOKS ARE SOLD!

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