House Tour: 1920’s Brookhaven Home Renovation

1920's historic renovation in Brookhaven living room

 

There are a few elements of a home that instantly signal to us that we’re going to love it. One of those elements? Beautiful architecture.  This busy family of five chose the talented team of Architect Frank Neely,  Designer Jessica Bradley  and Builder Roger King to carefully  preserve the history of their beautiful 1920’s Brookhaven home while updating it for their modern family.  A sense of history pervades and well-chosen interiors pop in this stunning space, captured so beautifully by Emily Followill Photography We hope you love it as much as we do!

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

1920's historic renovation in Brookhaven living room

 

1920's historic renovation in Brookhaven dining room

 

1920's historic renovation in Brookhaven kitchen

 

1920's historic renovation in Brookhaven bedroom

 

1920's historic renovation in Brookhaven bedroom

 

1920's historic renovation in Brookhaven bathroom

 

1920's historic renovation in Brookhaven bathroom

 

1920's historic renovation in Brookhaven bathroom

 

Brookhaven historic home curb appeal

 

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Under the Southern Sky

Hi, friends! I heard you! You wanted the tote bags to come back! Here they are–in a cute new navy and white stripe! While supplies last, when you pre-order UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY from your bookseller of choice, fill out this form to receive this “I Read KWH” Tote bag, a signed book plate, a print of the Maren Devine painting of the cover and assorted cute quote cards! But there are only 250, so make sure to get those preorders in!

 

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UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY OFFICIAL TOUR DATES + A GIVEAWAY

 

 

WEDNESDAYAPRIL 14 

LIVE (Private) Cocktail Party at Palmetto Bluff Club, E. Shavers Booksellers.

THURSDAYAPRIL 15

VIRTUAL (Private) Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island Author Series.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

LIVE SOLD OUT: Litchfield Books “Moveable Feast,” Ocean One Restaurant, 1 Norris Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 11 am.

MONDAY, APRIL 19

VIRTUAL Reading with Robin “Tell Me About Your Book” Series, 4 pm, Instagram Live @robinkallink.

VIRTUAL Ask Me Anything Facebook Live in Friends & Fiction Group PageKristy Woodson Harvey Facebook Page and A Novel Bee.

VIRTUAL Cuyahoga County Public Library, 7 pm, Bookseller, Mac’s Back’s Books on Coventry, Free & Open to the Public.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20

LIVE M Judson Booksellers Lunch & Lit, Soby’s, 207 S Main St. Greenville, SC, 12-1:30 PM, Ticketed, $40 Includes Meal and Book. Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Browseabout Books & Lewes Public Library, 5 pm, Free & Open to the Public, Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Warwick’s Couch Surfing Series, 7 pm EST, In Conversation with Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Click for more information.

VIRTUAL Bloom Room, 8 pm, Bloom with Tall Poppy Writers Facebook Page.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

LIVE “Books and Bites” sponsored by Friends of The Mountain Branch Library, Lake Lure Inn, 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746, 828.625.2525, Lunch at 11:30am, Meet & Greet at 11am, Bookseller – Malaprops.

LIVE Laura Park Designs, 1033 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207; (704) 807-2630, 4 – 5:30 pm Sip & Sign, Free & Open to the Public.

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Live, 7 pm, Friends & Fiction Facebook Page.

THURSDAYAPRIL 22

LIVE (Private) Country Club of Spartanburg Luncheon, Members & Guests.

LIVE South Main Book Company, Books + Bites, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144, 4:00pm – 6:00 pm, Personalized, Signed Books Available, Drive-Through Pick-Up Available, Free & Open to the Public. Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Left Bank Books, 8 PM EST

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

LIVE Waiting on Martha Home, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Suite 111, Atlanta, GA 30339; 678) 293-6072, Time TBD, Free & Open to the Public.

SATURDAYAPRIL 24

VIRTUAL Foxtale Book Shop, 2 pm, Facebook, Free & Open to the Public, Register via Facebook.

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

LIVE Sip & Sign at The Book Loft, 214 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; (904) 261-8991, 3-5 pm.

MONDAY, APRIL 26

LIVE Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, Casino Building, St. Simons Island, GA, 10:30 am, Free to Guild Members, $10 for Non-Members, Book Sales by GJ Ford Bookshop, Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Bank Square Books, 1 pm, Free & Open to the Public.

LIVE Wine & Sign with Oxford Exchange, The Commerce Club, 420 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, 6:30 pm.

TUESDAY, APRIL 27

LIVE USC Beaufort Luncheon, 12 pm, Details TBA.

 

WEDNESDAYAPRIL 28

VIRTUAL  “Thoughts from a Page” Literary Salon, 11am CST.

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Live, 7 pm, Friends & Fiction Facebook Page.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

VIRTUAL South Carolina State Library, 7 pm.

VIRTUAL Lowcountry Book Club Chat, 8 pm, Lowcountry Book Club Facebook Page.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

LIVE Literary Luncheon to support Beaufort Historic Site, Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC, 11:30 am, Tickets $40.

SATURDAY, MAY 1

LIVE “Seriously Southern Cocktail Party,” Porch Parties with Signature Cocktails and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres to Benefit Beaufort Historical Association, Beaufort Historic Site, $80 per ticket, 4:30 pm.

SUNDAY, MAY 2

LIVE (Private) National Charity League Mothers & Daughters Annual Awards Event, Camp Albemarle, Newport, NC, 4 pm.

THURSDAY, MAY 6

VIRTUAL Wine & Words with Wade, 6:30 pm, Live on Facebook.

MONDAY, MAY 17

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Book Club, Live, 7 pm, Facebook Live.

 

PLENTY OF TIME TO PREORDER

Don’t forget, it’s never too early to preorder from your bookseller of choice!

Thanks so much for all your support of UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY and all my books. I can’t wait to share it with you April 20!

 

More About Under the Southern Sky

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, 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, Buxton Beach. 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.

 

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House Tour: James Farmer Designed SC Beauty

Aiken, SC James Farmer designed house tour

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Wednesday is off to a terrific start. If not, all of that is about to change!  With the days getting longer and warmer, it’s the perfect time to take a trip to a gorgeous home in Aiken, SC.  Lush surroundings and even lusher interiors make this the ideal tour.  James Farmer outdid himself on this one! Take a peek.

Aiken, SC James Farmer designed house tour

 

Aiken, SC James Farmer designed house tour living room

 

Aiken, SC James Farmer designed house tour living room

 

Aiken, SC James Farmer designed house tour bookcase

 

 

Aiken, SC James Farmer designed house tour family room

 

Aiken, SC James Farmer designed house tour dining room

 

Aiken, SC James Farmer designed house tour dining room

 

Aiken, SC James Farmer designed house tour kitchen

 

Aiken, SC James Farmer designed house tour kitchen

 

James Farmer designed house tour sunroom

 

green and white sunroom

 

green and white sunroom

 

Beautiful photography by Jeff Herr

 

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FEELS LIKE FALLING is $1.99 on Kindle or Nook for a Limited Time

 

 

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UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY OFFICIAL TOUR DATES + A GIVEAWAY

 

 

WEDNESDAYAPRIL 14 

LIVE (Private) Cocktail Party at Palmetto Bluff Club, E. Shavers Booksellers.

THURSDAYAPRIL 15

VIRTUAL (Private) Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island Author Series.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

LIVE SOLD OUT: Litchfield Books “Moveable Feast,” Ocean One Restaurant, 1 Norris Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 11 am.

MONDAY, APRIL 19

VIRTUAL Reading with Robin “Tell Me About Your Book” Series, 4 pm, Instagram Live @robinkallink.

VIRTUAL Ask Me Anything Facebook Live in Friends & Fiction Group PageKristy Woodson Harvey Facebook Page and A Novel Bee.

VIRTUAL Cuyahoga County Public Library, 7 pm, Bookseller, Mac’s Back’s Books on Coventry, Free & Open to the Public.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20

LIVE M Judson Booksellers Lunch & Lit, Soby’s, 207 S Main St. Greenville, SC, 12-1:30 PM, Ticketed, $40 Includes Meal and Book. Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Browseabout Books & Lewes Public Library, 5 pm, Free & Open to the Public, Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Warwick’s Couch Surfing Series, 7 pm EST, In Conversation with Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Click for more information.

VIRTUAL Bloom Room, 8 pm, Bloom with Tall Poppy Writers Facebook Page.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

LIVE “Books and Bites” sponsored by Friends of The Mountain Branch Library, Lake Lure Inn, 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746, 828.625.2525, Lunch at 11:30am, Meet & Greet at 11am, Bookseller – Malaprops.

LIVE Laura Park Designs, 1033 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207; (704) 807-2630, 4 – 5:30 pm Sip & Sign, Free & Open to the Public.

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Live, 7 pm, Friends & Fiction Facebook Page.

THURSDAYAPRIL 22

LIVE (Private) Country Club of Spartanburg Luncheon, Members & Guests.

LIVE South Main Book Company, Books + Bites, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144, 4:00pm – 6:00 pm, Personalized, Signed Books Available, Drive-Through Pick-Up Available, Free & Open to the Public. Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Left Bank Books, 8 PM EST

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

LIVE Waiting on Martha Home, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Suite 111, Atlanta, GA 30339; 678) 293-6072, Time TBD, Free & Open to the Public.

SATURDAYAPRIL 24

VIRTUAL Foxtale Book Shop, 2 pm, Facebook, Free & Open to the Public, Register via Facebook.

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

LIVE Sip & Sign at The Book Loft, 214 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; (904) 261-8991, 3-5 pm.

MONDAY, APRIL 26

LIVE Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, Casino Building, St. Simons Island, GA, 10:30 am, Free to Guild Members, $10 for Non-Members, Book Sales by GJ Ford Bookshop, Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Bank Square Books, 1 pm, Free & Open to the Public.

LIVE Wine & Sign with Oxford Exchange, The Commerce Club, 420 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, 6:30 pm.

TUESDAY, APRIL 27

LIVE USC Beaufort Luncheon, 12 pm, Details TBA.

 

WEDNESDAYAPRIL 28

VIRTUAL  “Thoughts from a Page” Literary Salon, 11am CST.

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Live, 7 pm, Friends & Fiction Facebook Page.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

VIRTUAL South Carolina State Library, 7 pm.

VIRTUAL Lowcountry Book Club Chat, 8 pm, Lowcountry Book Club Facebook Page.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

LIVE Literary Luncheon to support Beaufort Historic Site, Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC, 11:30 am, Tickets $40.

SATURDAY, MAY 1

LIVE “Seriously Southern Cocktail Party,” Porch Parties with Signature Cocktails and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres to Benefit Beaufort Historical Association, Beaufort Historic Site, $80 per ticket, 4:30 pm.

SUNDAY, MAY 2

LIVE (Private) National Charity League Mothers & Daughters Annual Awards Event, Camp Albemarle, Newport, NC, 4 pm.

THURSDAY, MAY 6

VIRTUAL Wine & Words with Wade, 6:30 pm, Live on Facebook.

MONDAY, MAY 17

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Book Club, Live, 7 pm, Facebook Live.

 

PLENTY OF TIME TO PREORDER

Don’t forget, it’s never too early to preorder from your bookseller of choice!

Thanks so much for all your support of UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY and all my books. I can’t wait to share it with you April 20!

 

More About Under the Southern Sky

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, 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, Buxton Beach. 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.

 

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House Tour: Lisa Tharp Breathes New Life into a Historic Home

Lisa Tharp Historic home living room

 

Maybe it’s because we live in them, but we have such a soft spot for historic homes.

 

Lisa Tharp Historic home living room

 

The beautiful architectural details,

 

Lisa Tharp Historic home living room

 

The one-of-a-kind features,

 

 

And the way that they can be reimagined for the way we live today. 

 

 

We are absolutely loving this house tour of a gorgeous historic gem from favorite designer Lisa Tharp. (Loving that chic bar cart too!)

 

Lisa Tharp Historic home sun porch

 

Full of light-filled spaces,

 

Lisa Tharp Historic home dining room

 

And interesting details,

 

Lisa Tharp Historic home kitchen

 

This space has all the charm and luster of an old house with the chic style and amenities that make it just right for today.

 

Lisa Tharp Historic home bedroom

 

From the perfect place to cozy up with a good book,

 

Lisa Tharp Historic home bathroom

 

To a sunlit space for greeting the day, we love every reimagined spot of this stunning historic home. What about you?

 

Michael J.Lee Photography

 

My seventh novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, releases April 20!

“I’ve always been a Kristy Woodson Harvey fan, but she has taken things to a whole new level with Under the Southern Sky, her best novel yet. I laughed, sobbed, and gasped at the story’s clever twists and turns; I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough to see how Amelia’s and Parker’s story turned out. You’ll need plenty of tissues—and maybe some of Cape Carolina’s beloved bourbon-spiked sweet tea—to make it to the end. Deliciously plotted, intricately constructed, gorgeously written, and brimming with hope, Under the Southern Sky will steal your heart and make you think about first loves, second chances, and the unforeseeable twists of fate that guide us all.”Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names

It’s never too early to preorder! UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY is available from your local independent bookstore, Bookshop.org, Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and everywhere books are sold!

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Caroline’s House in the Hamptons

 

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!

 

 

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!

 

 

From The Secret to Southern Charm:

CAROLINE’S HOUSE IN EAST Hampton suited her perfectly.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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…

 

 

And receiving some of the biggest news of their lives. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

Photography Michael J. Lee

 

 


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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

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Tour a Renovated Southampton House

Renovated Historic Southampton House 

hamptons cottages & gardens

Coast to Coast Style

saks fifth avenue

GREAT SWIMSUITS

SUMMER HANDBAGS

 

SUMMER DRESSES

BEACH READY

SUMMER BEAUTY

THIS AND THAT

SALES AND SHOPPING

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

 

AROUND THE WEB

 

LOVING MAXI DRESSES

  • This one from DVF
  • This stripe from Halston Heritage
  • I love the color of this one
  • And this one
  • For a little dressier look, this one is beautiful
  • And here is a perfect straw clutch to carry with them all

 

If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out Slightly South of Simple!  Happy weekend!

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Diane James Home faux flowers

 

Flowers so Beautiful,  You Won’t Believe They are Faux

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More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)