House Tour: Beauty by the Sea from Urban Grace

Estuary House from Urban Grace

 

Good morning, friends! All we know is that today a good day to explore this Beauty by the Sea from Urban Grace. Actually, come to think of it, there’s not a bad day for that. (Also, can we talk about this gallery wall, please? Perfection!)

 

Estuary from Urban Grace

 

I spent a fabulous weekend by the sea with my Tall Poppy Writer friends soaking up the best of what the Hamptons has to offer. Between a book signing at The White Fences Inn in Water Mill, staying at The Topping Rose House in Sag Harbor, and a handful of other spectacular events throughout the Hamptons, I was thoroughly spoiled. 

 

urban grace house by the sea

 

And, as luck would have it (if you call the inconvenience of a cancelled flight “luck”…) I got to spend an extra night in NYC to boot–and finally meet one of my coolest Instagram friends, Ashley Bellman. She’s a host of New York Live and QVC and all around fabulous. (And nice. So nice. Don’t you love it when that happens?)

 

Urban Grace by the sea family room

 

Plus, since this is a room full of fabulous bookshelves, it seems right to say that I got to go visit my publisher, Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster, and check out a really fabulous display of my forthcoming May 7 novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE

 

Estuary Urban Grace

 

All in all, it was a great bonus day in the city, but the real bonus might have been coming home and seeing that THERE IS FINALLY SOME PROGRESS AT MY HOUSE.

 

Urban Grace by the sea

 

If you’re new here, let me get you up to speed: Hurricane Florence invited a tornado friend to have a party at my house on the Carolina coast. Let’s just say they didn’t use coasters, the house has been gutted since September, and they will not be invited back. 

 

Urban Grace by the sea

 

One of my favorite parts of the house is the third floor. It has charming angular rooflines, the best views going and, as of yesterday, shiplap in every nook and cranny. Honestly, I was on the fence about this move, but it is our son’s playroom, and, now that it’s up, I am so thrilled with the decision. It is darling!

 

Urban Grace by the sea

 

If I needed any more confirmation, this beach beauty is making me more confident than ever. 

 

Urban Grace by the sea office

 

It makes use of basically all of our favorite things: steel windows

 

Urban Grace by the sea kitchen

 

The right kind and amount of shiplap in all the right places, (P.S. I’m emailing you for this wash color, Urban Grace!)

 

Urban Grace by the sea staircase

 

And more light than money can buy, which, let’s face it, is the most important part of any beach house

 

Urban Grace by the sea kitchen

 

Urban Grace masterfully combines unexpected touches, 

 

Urban Grace by the sea dining room

 

A nod toward tradition,

 

Urban Grace by the sea entrance

 

And practicality with aplomb. 

 

Urban Grace by the sea

 

They should write a handbook, really. 

 

Urban Grace by the sea

 

And as for the main event? Well, it isn’t too shabby either… 

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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: 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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  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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Coastal Charm On Sea Island

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Sea Island Cottage

Good morning, friends! Welcome to Sea Island, Georgia! Yes. It’s just as beautiful as it sounds.

Sea Island, Georgia abstract-art

And this house? We’d say firmly, firmly in the beautiful category as well.

Sea Island, Georgia seagrass-rug

This is our favorite rug for any room, from dressy to casual and everything in between. This is the type of room that this rug was made for.

abstract-art Sea Island, Georgia

The stunning art gives a nod to the sea. We are big fans of these corals!

Sea Island, Georgia kitchen

Things fresh and green of all varieties are a lovely touch in this clean, white kitchen.

lucite.Sea Island, Georgia

Lucite and modern art add sophistication to this coastal home.

the-beach.Sea Island, Georgia

There are really no words for this view. Have you ever?

neutrals.Sea Island, Georgia

This entire house is simplicity at its finest. The neutrals are dreamy and the textures bring the home to life.

blue.Sea Island, Georgia

And, oh, the splashes of soothing blue… We want to move in immediately.

bedroom Sea Island, Georgia

Luxe linens make this bedroom feel like a fabulous retreat while the wide stripes and fun prints keep it casual.

marble Sea Island, Georgia

We love a good herringbone floor, but usually think of it in terms of hardwoods. This marble is stunning.

porch Sea Island, Georgia

With a view this gorgeous, who would ever want to go inside? We know we wouldn’t!

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As if the inside wasn’t gorgeous enough, the outside of this lovely Sea Island home is simply stunning.

wood

We adore the water blue and shutters and the beautiful contrast of the dark wood door agains the light exterior.

palm-trees

It’s coastal while still feeling like the perfect place to call home all year round. The palm trees are the icing on the cake! We hope you enjoyed this Sea Island stunner. Thanks so much for making us a part of your day!

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Photography: Erica George Dines

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September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

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 

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House Tour: Traditional Beauty from J.K. Kling Associates

J.K. Kling Associates entrance

 Good morning, everyone! We are so, so happy because are having a beautiful spring day, so it seemed like the perfect time to go on a house tour! This stunning space designed by J.K. Kling is sure to brighten your mood no matter the weather. Enjoy!

J.K. Kling associates living room

 

J.K. Kling associates living room

 

J.K. Kling Associates living room

 

J.K. Kling Associates living room

 

J.K. Kling Associates canes

 

J.K. Kling Associates kitchen

 

J.K. Kling Associates kitchen

 

J.K. Kling Associates kitchen

 

J.K. Kling Associates dining room

 

J.K.Kling Associates dining room

 

J.K.Kling Associates library

 

J.K.Kling library

 

J.K.Kling library

 

J.K.Kling bedroom

 

J.K.Kling house tour

 

J.K.Kling bathroom

 

J.K.Kling porch

 

J.K.Kling garden

 

J.K.Kling garden

 Nothing feels Springier than a gorgeous outdoor space. Sending a little Spring and sunshine your way today!

 

 

Woman’s World thinks you and your mom will love reading my Peachtree Bluff Series together–and we wholeheartedly agree! Pick up copies of Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm for both of you. You’ll definitely be the favorite child this year! 


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House Tour: Transformed Tudor in Tuxedo Park

Millner-Busch, Hart tudor home

Good morning, chic friends! I leaving Atlanta today heading to beautiful Charleston for The Secret to Southern Charm signings… but I have had the most amazing time in Atlanta! 

Millner-Busch, Hart tudor home

No matter where your heart lies, this fabulous home from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles won’t disappoint! 

 tudor home entrance

Traditional elements with the right mix of modern…

 tudor home living room

Hints of glamour in all the right places…

 tudor home living room

And architectural details that accentuate at every turn…

 tudor home living room

This beautiful space is just the right kind of chic.

Tudor home kitchen

Steel doors and windows always make a stunning statement. And we just adore toning down a more formal room with a natural fiber rug.

Tudor home dining room

Upholstered dining chairs feel so cozy and welcoming. They’re a family-friendly touch in a formal dining room.

Tudor home family room

The right shade of paint makes a paneled library still feel traditional but also freshened and bright.

Tudor home kitchen

A beautiful banquette is one of our favorite parts of a breakfast room — and such a good use of space!

Tudor home kitchen

Whimsical elements tie this space together perfectly.

Tudor home bedroom

A canopy bed creates instant impact. A settee on the end of a bed is comfy but can look stuffy. This casual alternative is the ideal touch.

Tudor home bedroom

We love a chaise, but it’s not always the right look. This chair and ottoman give the style — and the comfort — in a way that’s right for the space.

Tudor home bathroom

And, of course, every gorgeous home needs an amazing soaking tub. We think this one looks heavenly! 

Thank you so much for visiting with us today. We always love getting to see you!

Sources: Atlanta Homes and LifestylesEmily Followill PhotographyGreg Busch ArchitectMelanie Millner Design

Don’t forget Mom on May 14! Our pick for a gift – of course, The Secret to Southern Charm!

If you want to know a little more about my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM (Simon & Schuster, April 3, 2018) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 60 seconds. No major commitments here!)

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The secret to Southern Charm

I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your support during these first two week of The Secret to Southern Charm Book Tour.  My novel  became a Target Fiction Bestseller and National Bookscan Bestseller!  Thank you,  for helping to make my dreams come true, for telling your friends and writing reviews, for hosting and coming to my events . . . I am here today because of you, and, even though we may not have ever met, I count you as one of the people I am most grateful for every day.

THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM TOUR!

 

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 http://westervillelibrary.org/events?event=29771 or by calling the library at 614-882-7277 ext 4; 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

May 10: Children’s Cancer Partners Fundraiser, Cornelius Yacht Club

May 21: Sassee Reads Books Club Chat

June 13: Raleigh, NC Read & Go program, Tour of Salisbury, NC based on Lies and Other Acts of Love, Raleigh Parks & Rec,(919)996-4723

June 20: Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe benefiting Beaufort Historical Society in Beaufort, NC; luncheon at Coral Bay Club; ticketed event, Contact is Patricia Suggs, [email protected]; 252-728-5225; open to the public

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private

July 25: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm

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I am so, so, so excited to share that Slightly South of Simple has been chosen as a Kindle  and Barnes and Noble Nook monthly deal so, from today until April 1, you can read the first book in the Peachtree Bluff series for only $1.99–just in time for the The Secret to Southern Charm release on April 3. 

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