In Good Taste: Toledo Geller

 

Good morning, readers! Ready for a bright spot in your day? We know we are!

 

 

To that end, Toledo Geller absolutely delivers! Curl up with a good book in this gorgeous family room,

 

 

Sip your morning coffee surrounded by chic stripes,

 

 

Or have an evening cocktail with friends (via FaceTime!) among the flowers,

 

 

Bright whites

 

 

Soothing blues,

 

 

And perfect layers,

 

 

Create unforgettable spaces that wow. Doesn’t this eat-in kitchen remind you of the chicest cafe? (Who needs to leave home?)

 

 

A charming, cozy and perfectly appointed kitchen, 

 

 

An adorable homework nook with plenty of storage,

 

Jacob Snavely Photography

And astonishingly beautiful exteriors are all hallmarks of Toledo Geller’s good taste. What’s your favorite space?

 

We hope Design Chic is a bright spot in your day during this difficult time. We love seeing you here!

 

We’re offering up our favorite quarantine design tips over on Patti Callahan Henry‘s blog to start her Stay at Home Book Tour! Check it out!

During this tough time what could be better than a new book? 

Feels Like Falling releases April 28, 2020 everywhere books are sold! Head over to Instagram and tell us your favorite independent bookstore enter a fun giveaway of The Southern Side of Paradise!

 

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In Good Taste: Lisa Fleming Design

Lisa Fleming Design kitchen with brass pendants

 

We are getting our dose of good taste this Tuesday with the chic style of Lisa Fleming Design.  From soothing blues to gorgeous greens, beautiful built-ins to stylish bedrooms for the youngest members of the family,  it’s hard to pick a favorite space.  Take a peek! 

And keep reading: I’m announcing my Feels Like Falling Tour Dates today and a fun collaboration with Laura Park Designs and Tello & Rose. I’d love to see you when I’m on the road!

 

Lisa Fleming Design kitchen with brass pendants and round dining table

 

Lisa Fleming Design kitchen with roman shade and farmhouse sink

 

Lisa Fleming Design living room with green lacquer

 

Lisa Fleming Design living room with round mirror and garden stool

 

Lisa Fleming Design bedroom with blue velvet chaise

 

Lisa Fleming Design built in desk

 

Lisa Fleming Design living room window seat

 

Lisa Fleming Design boy's bedroom in red white and blue

 

Lisa Fleming Design boy's bedroom in red white and blue

 

Lisa Fleming Design boy's bedroom in red white and blue

Lisa Fleming Design

 

 

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Feels Like Falling Tour Dates!

April 22: Country Club of the Crystal Coast, 152 Oakleaf Dr, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512, 6pm, For Reservations and More Information Contact the CCCC at (252) 726-1034.

April 23:  Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island 2020 Author Series, South Carolina Yacht Club in Windmill Harbor Marina,161 Harbour Passage, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, 4:30 – 6:30pm.

April 24: Moveable Feast hosted by Litchfield Books, Kimbel’s Wachesaw, 1930 Governors Landing Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, 11:30 AM, Tickets are $48 per person, and include a copy of the book. To make a reservation call 843-235-9600.

April 24: In-Store Book Signing at Litchfield Books – 11421 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 2:00 PM, Free and Open to the Public.

April 24: General Federation of Women’s Clubs-SC Federation Day Keynote, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Pl, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, 7 pm, Private Event.

April 25: Zia Boutique Books & Bloody Marys, Kristy in Conversation with Zelle Wiggins, owner of Zia Boutique and founder of Southern Style Blog, 11 am (talk), Signing Until 1 pm, Zia Boutique, 1113 Military Cutoff Rd A, Wilmington, NC 28405, Free and Open to the Public, (910) 679-4101 for more information.

April 26: Signing at Mydoma Showroom, High Point Market, Private for High Point Market Attendees, High Point, NC, Details TBA.

April 27:  Fountain Bookstore, Talk, Q&A and Signing, 2 pm, 1312 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, More information and preorders available from [email protected].

April 27: Cocktail Party. Hosted by Francene Katzen and Allie Carter of Alexandra Bee Blog, 6 pm. Richmond, VA. Private Event.

April 28: Feels Like Falling officially launches! Virtual Launch Day Celebrations happening on Bloom, the reading community of the Tall Poppy Writers and Kristy Woodson Harvey Facebook!

April 28: Page 158, Wake Forest, NC. Details TBA.

April 28: Launch Party at Pigfish Lane Antiques, 5425 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606, 5-8 pm, Book Sales by Quail Ridge Books (QRB will be on site.) Hosted by Marge Knutson. For more information contact [email protected]or 919-436-4006. For personalized preorders or post-event book shipping contact Quail Ridge Books at (919) 828-1588. Refreshments provided, Free and Open to the Public.

April 29: Pretty Please Houston, 8791 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX, 77024, Talk and Signing, 5-7 pm, Free and Open to the Public. Book Sales by Murder by the Book. 

April 30: Spring Fling with Kristy Woodson Harvey, Brooke Fossey, James R. Hannibal and Julie Cantrell. 8:45 am-11:15 am, Address provided after online registration. Houston, TX. Preorders available from Murder by the Book. Click herefor more information and registration.

April 30: Houston, TX Book Club, 12 pm. Private Event.

April 30: Houston, TX Cocktail Party. Private Event.

May 1: Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC. Details TBA.

May 2: Park Road Books, Talk and Signing, 2 pm, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209, More information and signed, personalized preorders or post-event shipments from [email protected] or 704-525-9239. Free and Open to the Public.

May 2: South Main Book Company, Signing, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, For more information or personalized preorders contact Alissa Redmond, 704-630-9788, [email protected].

May 3: Meet-the-Author Talk & Lowcountry Wine reception at Timrod Library, Talk at Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 118 W. 3rd Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Lowcountry Wine reception will follow at Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483, 2:00 pm. For more information or tickets contact Cindy Koontz, [email protected].

May 4: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Talk and Signing, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington KY40503, 7 pm, For more information contact Michael Link [email protected]. Free and Open to the Public.

May 5: Cuyahoga County Public Library – Middleburg Heights Branch, Talk and Signing, 16699 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 7pm 440.234.3600. Book Sales by Books on Coventry. Free and Open to the Public.

May 6: Carmel Clay Public Library, Talk and Signing, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel, IN 46032, 6:30, For more information contact 317-435-9630.

May 7: Linger Longer Living Series at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Talk and Signing, Lake Club Center, Lake Club Drive, 5:30pm, Private for Reynolds Members and Guests.  For Personalized Preorders or Book Shipments, contact Avid Bookshop.

May 8: Story on the Square Luncheon, 19 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA 30253; (678) 759-0079, 12pm, For Tickets and More Information Contact Deanna Bailey, [email protected].

May 8: Waiting on Martha Home, Kristy in Conversation with Waiting on Martha Founder Mandy Kellogg Rye, Atlanta, GA, Details TBA.

May 9: FoxTale Book Shoppe, Talk and Signing,105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Free and Open to the Public. More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 9: Alpharetta Library Talk and Signing, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009, 4:00 pm. Free and Open to the Public. Books from John’s Creek Books & Gifts.

May 10: Book + Bottle, Wine and Casual Conversation, Seventeen 6th Street North, St. Pete, FL 33701, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 11: Copperfish Books Luncheon, FM Don’s, 201 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950; 941-637-8800,12:00 PM Start, For more information, tickets and preorders contact [email protected]; 941-205-2560

May 11: Oxford Exchange, “A Night With Author Kristy Woodson Harvey,” 420 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606, 6:30 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 14: The Bookmark, 220 First Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public. More Information from [email protected].

May 16: Girl Scouts of America Fundraiser, 12-2 pm, Charleston, SC. Details TBA.

May 17: Friends of the Lexington Main Library, Talk and Signing, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072, 3pm, For more information contact [email protected], Free and Open to the Public.

May 18: Davidson, NC Event. Events TBA.

May 19:  Friends of the Randolph County Public Library Talk and Signing, 201 Worth St, Asheboro, NC 27203, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public.

May 20: “Lunch & Lit” sponsored by M. Judson Booksellers, Soby’s Restaurant, 207 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC, 12 noon $45, includes 3 course meal and copy of book, Tickets and More Information from M. Judson call (864) 603-2412.

May 20: Sumter County Museum Reception, Talk and Book Signing, McKenzie Hall, Heritage Education Center, 122 N. Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150, 5:30 pm, Ticketed event – $5 Members, $10 Non-Members. Tickets Available Here.

May 21: “Books and Bites” at Cherokee County Public Library, 300 E. Rutledge Ave, Gaffney, SC29340, 11:30am, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hub City Wine, Women & Wisdom, Talk and Signing, 286 W. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hope Center Fundraiser, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30 pm. Private Event.

June 7: Kinston Public Library Kickoff to Summer Reading and “Women Build Worlds” Celebration, Kinston-Lenoir County Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC  28501, 3 pm, Free and Open to the Public.

June 27: Beach Party with Beaufort Linen Co! Beaufort, NC. Details TBA.

August 4: Booktowne, Manasquan, New Jersey, Details TBA.

August 5:  Browse About Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, Details TBA.

August 5: Bethany Beach Books Signing,99 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930; (302) 539-2522, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public

August 7: Private Cocktail Party, East Hampton.

August 8: East Hampton Author Night, East Hampton, NY.

August 11: Avon Free Public Library, Talk and Signing, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001, Details TBA.

August 12: Bank Square Books Ocean House Summer Author Series, The Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave, Westerly, RI 02891, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Books Sold by Bank Square Books, Cocktail Party and Signing, Tickets Required.

More events–including a fabulous night with our friends from Diane James Home–coming soon!

To celebrate the launch of the Feels Like Falling tour dates, we’re hosting a giveaway over on Instagram with our friends Laura Park Design and Tello and Rose! Check it out!

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In Good Taste: Heidi Caillier

Heidi Caillier gray kitchen

 

Good morning, chic readers! I am celebrating today because my sixth book, FEELS LIKE FALLING (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books), releases exactly three months from today! (More on that–and a fun offer–below.)

 

Heidi Caillier gray kitchen with brass hardware

 

I know I’ve said this before, but I’ve always been a huge fan of Tuesdays. As a kid, that was because new episodes of Full House came out on Tuesdays and Mom let me stay up until 8:30 to watch, which was a big deal!

 

 

Now, it’s because Tuesday always means featuring a new or favorite designer in all his or her glory. (And new books always release on Tuesdays, too, so that’s fun.)

 

Heidi Caillier green cabinets with brass hardware

 

Today we are so excited to showcase the gorgeous taste of Heidi Caillier.

 

Heidi Caillier green cabinets with brass hardware

 

With this designer, every little space is a chance to look–and then look again–to capture and take in each tiny detail that combines to form a spectacular whole. 

 

Heidi Caillier green cabinets with brass hardware

 

We love her use of color in the kitchen,

 

Heidi Caillier turquoise cabinets with brass hardware

 

How cozy and warm it makes the spaces. 

 

Heidi Caillier white cabinets with brass hardware

 

But, then again, you know we’ll never turn away a white kitchen! Especially when it has gorgeous brass accents!

 

 

What do you notice first in this room? For us, the chairs jumped out with that fabulous fabric, and we would have sworn they were our favorite element. But then that coffee table is a true work of art… And the pillows… And the details in that lamp… It’s one of those instances we just had to keep looking to take it all in!

 

bathroom with green cabinets

 

So many special elements combine here to create a perfect bathroom that is far from boring and becomes a true experience. Which is your favorite space?

 

Haris Kenjar Photography

Like I said above, FEELS LIKE FALLING releases in three short months! This is when the fun really begins. I’ll be announcing the official tour dates next week, but, for now, I have a little surprise for you! Everyone who preorders FEELS LIKE FALLING today, January 28, and emails me their receipt and address to [email protected] gets a FREE copy of THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE. It’s as easy as that! 

My friend Stephanie from Porter Co. Book Shoppe is taking signed, personalized preorders of FEELS LIKE FALLING between now and April 20. (Message her here for info and to order!) 

And, FEELS LIKE FALLING is currently eligible for an extra 15% off on Amazon. It’s the perfect time to preorder!

Preorders Available From:

Simon and Schuster

Indiebound

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-a-Million

Target

And Signed Preorders Available From:

Porter Co Book Shoppe

The Country Book Shop

Quail Ridge Books

Beaufort Linen Co.

Dee Gee’s Books & Gifts

 

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In Good Taste: Kaemingk Design

Kaemingk entry Kaemingk Design  

 

We read yesterday that most people give up on their New Year‘s Resolutions by January 12. 

 

Kaemingk design entry   

 

And we get it. We totally do. Change is hard, especially when it means doing things that we don’t really want to do in the first place. (Which seems to be what most of our resolutions focus on.)

 

Kaemingk design living room

 

But if your resolution was to do something different in your home this year, we’ve got you covered today.

 

Kaemingk design living room with gray linen sofa   

 

Sometimes you just want to do something special, to look around and think, “Wow. My house isn’t exactly the same as everyone else’s.”

  Kaemingk kitchen  

Kaemingk Design has a knack for combining the old and the new, for not shying away from age, patina or a good story, which, as we all know, every home should have.

  Kaemingk kitchen  

But we’re especially impressed with their motto: “To create spaces that become more beautiful as they age.”

  Kaemingk kitchen  

In a world where the disposable is valued and beauty can be fleeting, it’s nice to think of creating something that stands the test of time and is actually even better as it ages. 

  Kaemingk bench  

To that end, in these stunning designs, antique touches are always welcome. This bench and bag add a collected feeling.

  Kaemingk bedroom  

We are huge fans of black and white art–our friend Kendall Boggs rocks at it–and this is the perfect look for a master bedroom.

  Kaemingk bathroom with white subway tile and brass hardware  

Brass in the shower is always welcome,

  Kaemingk bathroom  

And mixing tile styles is a simple way to add interest in a bathroom!

  Kaemingk bathroom  

A custom sink lends space for two–and blends seamlessly with the rest of the house.

  Kaemingk bathroom  

Talk about unique! This sink is truly like nothing we’ve ever seen.

  Kaemingk curb appeal  

A pretty exterior is accentuated with landscaping that is perfectly in keeping with the tone.

  Kaemingk curb appeal  

We love the simple color palette and unique touches. 

  Kaemingk curb appeal  

The exterior of a Kaemingk-designed home blends seamlessly with the interior–and we couldn’t love it more. Resolving to be inspired this year? Mission accomplished.

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

 

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My next novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, releases April 28, 2020! I can’t wait to share this tale of Gray and Diana, their unlikely friendship, their summer loves and their chance at happily ever after, the sequel, with all of you. It has already been named a most anticipated read of 2020 by Parade, Working Mother and SheKnows! It’s never too early to preorder from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer!

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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In Good Taste: NoMad Design

Nomad Design living room with dark wood and white sofa

 

Find Your Home.

 

Nomad Design living room with cathedral ceiling

 

It’s Nomad Design’s motto, the mantra that their incredible designs and good taste revolve around, and it’s evident from the major pieces down to every last throw pillow. 

 

Nomad Design bathroom with round mirror

 

This firm seeks to create homes that blend their clients’ lifestyles with the environment around them. 

 

Nomad Design kitchen with wood beams

 

And the results are stunning.

 

Nomad Design kitchen with wood beams

 

From the perfect blend of old and new, 

 

Nomad Design Kitchen with stainless appliances

 

To windows that take advantage of every view, 

 

Nomad design kitchen

 

An organic feel,

 

Nomad kitchen with shiplap ceiling

 

To a clean, modern look, Nomad Design’s attention to detail is evident in every nook in the home. 

 

Nomad twin bedroom in black and white

 

Simple and chic in black and white is always in style for any space–and the painted floors pull it together perfectly. 

 

Nomad bathroom with a view

 

Bathing with a view is such a luxury–especially in a bathroom this gorgeous. 

 

Nomad Design Bathroom with blonde wood and freestanding tub

 

This unique bathroom is a reminder that spaces don’t have to be cookie cutter–and that there’s always a way to make it work. 

 

NoMad Design patio pergola with climbing vines and swings

 

But we think it might be the outdoor space here that is the crowning jewel. Bright colors are the perfect addition to the sleek design that matches the interiors so perfectly. This is the kind of place we’d like to celebrate all holiday season long!

 

Looking for the perfect, personalized gift?

Order a copy of any of my books from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer, email me at [email protected], and I’ll send a personalized bookplate, bookmark, book light and coozie to go along with it. (While supplies last!) 

Dear Carolina

Lies and Other Acts of Love

The Peachtree Bluff Series: Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm, The Southern Side of Paradise

Preorder Feels Like Falling

 

Holiday Gift Guide

 

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Gifts of Beauty

 

 

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In Good Taste: An Architectural Digest AD100 Designer

Julie Hillman Design ad100 entry

 

Muddy boots are one of the signs of a day well spent. And muddy boots left by the door are a sure sign of more adventure to come. 

 

Julie Hillman Design ad100 entry foyer with abstract art and round table  

 

AD100 Designer Julie Hillman knows a thing or two about adventure. 

 

Julie Hillman Design ad100 living room with abstract art and convex mirrors      

 

One peek at her peerless interiors and it is very, very clear that she isn’t afraid to take a risk. 

 

Julie Hillman Design office ad100    

 

Even in a neutral office, unexpected accessories and chic, out-of-the-ordinary lighting steal the show. 

 

Julie Hillman Design kitchen with long wood farmhouse table ad100      

 

The absolute perfect mix of old and new, this cozy kitchen is the kind of place we’d want to curl up all fall and winter long. 

 

Julie Hillman Design black kitchen ad100  

 

And this patterned, bright tile makes an eat-in kitchen feel like an escape. 

 

Julie Hillman Design bathroom ad100  

 

Who wouldn’t want to take a nice soak (with a good book) in this relaxing but interesting bathroom?

 

Julie Hillman Design bunkbed room with stripe rug ad100  

 

Everything about this bunk room is fun. We love the juxtaposition of a traditional cabin feel with a bold color palette.

 

Julie Hillman Design kid's room ad100  

 

From a retreat for a growing boy,

 

Julie Hillman Design girl's pink bedroom ad100  

 

To a suite fit for a princess (and her puppy!),

 

Julie Hillman Design porch with round table and pillows ad100  

 

To outdoor spaces that awe,

 

Julie Hillman Design porch ad100  

 

Designer Julie Hillman’s work is always in good taste. 

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

 

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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!

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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