House Tour: A Restored Historic Farmhouse in Washington

restored farmhouse entry foyer   CTC & G

A bird got in our house today. For the second time in three days–and also the second time in my entire life. (I know. I have zero explanation for this. I opened the door and they zoomed right in!) The first one was pretty easy to lure out with a bird call YouTube video. The second, not so much. It was a several hour affair and, not surprisingly, it was eventually little Will that was able to lure the poor terrified thing out the open door in about five seconds. (In fact, he kind of rolled his eyes and scoffed when I picked him up from school and said there was another bird and this time my bird calls weren’t working.) All that is to say that our run-ins with non-domesticated birds indoors are about the closest we’ve come to farm living lately. 

  restored farmhouse living room  

But we could use a farm fix, and, if you could too, Plain Goods owner Michael DePernois’ historic farmhouse is for you. 

  restored farmhouse kitchen  

Original elements combine with more modern pieces to create the perfect blend of old and new. 

  restored farmhouse living room  

Natural elements and a darker, woodsy color palette round out the farmhouse feel.

  restored farmhouse living room  

One of out favorite parts about this design scheme is the wonderful layers.

  restored farmhouse attic window seat  

Rich, textured textiles create a cozy feel,

  restored farmhouse bedroom  

While unique and unexpected accessories complete the look.

  restored farmhouse bedroom  

An antique bookcase and clawfoot tub combine to create a bathroom that is perfectly in keeping with the tone of the house.

  restored farmhouse porch with rocking chairs  

And where could possibly be better for porch sitting than a beautiful farm?

  white clapboard restored farmhouse curb appeal  

This is the perfect setting for fall bonfires, fun cookouts, playing children and birds. Outdoors. Exactly where they belong.

 

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Let’s Get Together!

Goldsboro, NC and Atlanta, GA, I’m heading your way soon. I’d love to see you!

 

Join Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, anchor and reporter Renee Chou, chef and host of “A Chef’s Life” on PBS Vivian Howard and yours truly for a fireside chat on October 18 at Walnut Creek Country Club. Get your tickets now! (P.S. The number of VIP Tickets has been increased from 75 to 100 but they are almost sold out. They include a signed copy of Vivian’s crazy amazing book Deep Run Roots and my The Southern Side of Paradise. Yay!)

   

I’ll be joining Grace Atwood (also of The Stripe) and Becca Freeman for a live Bad on Paper Podcast Event on October 23 at 8 pm at City Winery in Atlanta. Get your tickets!

 

Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book

 

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

 

 

In Good Taste: Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design foyer with canes    

 

We don’t know about you, but we love homes with history, with a sense of time and place and a style all their own.  Maybe that’s what first drew us to Hendricks Churchill House & Interiors. These designers’ eye toward preserving the best of the old while incorporating the new is nothing short of fabulous. Take a look and we think you’ll agree!

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design foyer with bobbin bench  

 

 

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design sunroom with beams 

 

 Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design sunroom with roman shades  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design dining room  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen farmhouse sink  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design kitchen  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design bedroom built-in bed  

 

Hendricks Churchill Architecture & Design mudroom

We think you’ll agree that a bit of Hendricks Churchill traditional style adds character to any space. 

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

 

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  The Peachtree Bluff Series - Kristy Woodson Harvey

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.

October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.

October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.

October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.

January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets.

January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.

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

February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.

February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC.

April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January! 

House Tour: Historic Sag Harbor Home

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel entry with Dutch Door

 

Is there anything more charming than a Dutch door? We don’t think so! It sets the tone perfectly for this gorgeously appointed, perfectly chic historic home, one of Sag Harbor’s jewels. Sleek nods to the home’s past blend beautifully with updated features to create a livable home with loads of charm. We had the best time touring it–and hope that you do too!

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel family room with seagrass rug

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel entry with lanterns

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel living room

 

Sag Harbor Home Designed by Steven Gambrel - French doors

 

 

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel kitchen with open shelving

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you loved this stunning Sag Harbor home as much as we did!

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

 

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

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Stop back by on Friday, September 13 for a cover reveal of my next novel, Feels Like Falling, releasing April 28, 2020!

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness.

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a busted Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn, but when the one that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

Caroline’s House in the Hamptons

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. The Southern Side of Paradise (tour dates below!) is in full swing and we hope to see you while we’re traveling!

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

In my last novel, The Secret to Southern Charm, Peachtree Bluff’s least Southern sister, Caroline, has a gorgeous Hamptons home that is the site of one of the most memorable chapters of the book. And, this year, I’ll be touring in the Hamptons as well! Today, we are imagining what Caroline’s Hamptons Beach House might look like. Take a peek for yourself!

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

From The Secret to Southern Charm:

CAROLINE’S HOUSE IN EAST Hampton suited her perfectly.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - kitchen - Hamptons Beach House

 

It wasn’t big, and it wasn’t on the water, but every inch of it was elegant and just modern enough.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - kitchen - Hamptons Beach House

 

The entire palette was water blues and creams with touches of gold, seagrass, and plenty of natural beauty from resin coral and oyster shells.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - sunroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

I had never been to it, of course. And walking through the front door, I instantly felt calm. 

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bedroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

I assumed that’s what Mom had been going for when she designed it.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - sitting room - Hamptons Beach House

 

We can picture all the members of the Murphy clan gathering in a spot just like this at Caroline’s gorgeous home, decorated for her by Ansley, her interior designer mother…

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - Hamptons Beach House

 

And receiving some of the biggest news of their lives. 

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bathroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

In The Southern Side of Paradise, that news would most certainly surround youngest sister Emerson who has her fair share of conflict in this novel.

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bathroom- Hamptons Beach House

 

We imagine this home to be perfectly styled but unfussy. This chicken wire sink is just that!

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - bedroom - Hamptons Beach House

 

What’s the beach without blues? A rattan nightstand and vintage bathing suit print are perfect for a casual Hamptons house. 

 

The Secret to Southern Charm

 

We love any beach cottage with shingles. Could this possibly be any more charming?

 

The Secret to Southern Charm - cottage

 

We hope you have loved this gorgeous New England home as much as we have. Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

Architecture: Peter McDonald, Peter McDonald Architect
Interior architecture and design: Lisa Tharp, Lisa Tharp Design


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For Signed Copies Call South Main Book Co: (704) 630-9788

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour!

If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

 

May 9: Live at Your Library Series, Gastonia, NC, 12pm

May 11: South Main Book Co., Salisbury, NC, 11am-1pm

May 13: Junior League of Louisville Book Club Cocktail Reception, Louisville, KY                                                    

5:30 – 7pm; Speak – 7:15 – 8:30

May 14: Murder by the Book, Houston, TX, 6:30 (store closes to public at 6pm)

May 15: Houston Women’s Club, Houston, TX, 7 a.m

May 15: Signing at Segreto Finishes, Houston, TX, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

May 16: Signing at Stanley Korshak, Dallas, TX, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

May 18: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH, 2:00 pm

May 19: Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel, IN,  2:30pm (ET)

May 20: Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas Coffee, Daniel Island, SC,                

 10:30 am to 12 pm

May 20: Buxton Books, Charleston, SC, 5:30 to 7 pm

May 21: Snee Farm Garden Club, Mount Pleasant, SC, 10:30am

May 22: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX,  

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL 11:30am (CT)

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA,  

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm

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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House Tour: A Remodeled Circa 1910 Southampton House

Historic Southampton cottage

Whether you’re still knee deep in Hurricane Florence aftermath or just getting ready for a regular Wednesday, we think you deserve a break! Watch as designer Stephen Gambrel works his magic on a circa 1910 Southampton home. This remodeled beauty is the perfect place to leave stress behind and simply relax. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Historic Southampton house

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House living room

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House kitchen

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House studio

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House master bedroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House bathroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House hallway

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House bedroom

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House

 

 

 

Circa 1910 Southampton House pool

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September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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House Tour: Historic Beauty in Mill Valley

Mill Valley house designed by Gil Schafer Architects

If you aren’t familiar with the talented team at Gil Schafer Architects and the fabulous London based designer Rita Konig, you definitely need to keep reading!  Their portfolios are so bursting with gorgeous homes that it was hard to choose which to showcase first. But one look at this Mill Valley House,  we knew it was the one. The young couple who purchased the home wanted to maintain the original charm of this 1870s stunner while updating it for modern living. Take a peek and you’ll see that the dream team of GPSA  and Rita Konig achieved just that!    

Mill Valley house and garden designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley dutch door designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

 

Mill Valley historic home designed by Gil Schafer Architects mudroom

 

designed by Gil Schafer Architects shiplap bedroom

 

family room designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

built-in bed designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Gil Schafer designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

breakfast nook designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

kitchen designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley house designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley House designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley bathroom designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley bathroom designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley bedroom designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

porch designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley home designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

porch designed by Gil Schafer Architects

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The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re looking for something to read, 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.

September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC 

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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