In Good Taste: Kendall Wilkinson Design


So many elements combine to create the perfect home



The right blend of calming influences and vibrant energy, 



The artful combination of old and new, 



The finishing touches of both glamour and whimsy



It is a tricky formula, one that takes a seasoned eye and an experienced hand. 



And, judging from these pictures, it is a formula that Kendall Wilkinson has mastered. 



From unique touches, like these bar stools, that define a chic kitchen



To utilizing a grand view as the ultimate focal point, 



Every space from the largest to the smallest, the most used to the least, is artfully conceived and executed. 



Speaking of art… This bathtub speaks for itself.



And all the right finishes create a sanctuary in this stunning spa-like retreat. 




From the peak of glamour,



To the simply elegant, Kendall Wilkinson Design creates spaces perfectly suited for the homes in which they reside–and the families who love them. 

What’s your favorite Kendall Wilkinson room? Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?


Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store




The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:


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 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm



In Good Taste: Jeff Lincoln Interiors

Jeff Lincoln entrance

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your week is off to a great start. We are so excited to share the good taste of Jeff Lincoln Interiors to brighten up your Tuesday. 

living room - Jeff Lincoln

From classic interiors to more modern styles, these designers put their signature touch on every space in style. These stunning blues create the ultimate soothing color palette. 

Jeff Lincoln - living room

Simple, uncluttered elegance steals the show in this living room. 

living room Jeff Lincoln

And a small space bathed in luxury is nothing short of uber chic. 

Yellow and blue is one of our favorite color combinations.

Jeff Lincoln dining room

Well… Maybe yellow and anything and blue and anything… You really can’t go wrong!

The natural wood in this home is absolutely stunning, an accessory in and of itself,

The light wood adds interest and texture,

Jeff Lincoln dining room

While beams add warmth.

Jeff Lincoln entrance

Foyer tables always make a statement in the entrance–and we love the benches around them. They’re perfect for entertaining! 

There is nothing like a big, cozy comforter on the end of a bed to make it feel snuggly and warm, especially during these winter months.

We couldn’t possibly pick a favorite space from Jeff Lincoln Interiors! Can you?

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




Thrilled to be an US “MUSTS” from Us Weekly


This Weeks Best New Books from Woman’s World


It has been an incredible week in the The Southern Side of Paradise world–to say the least! One of my big, lofty goals when I started writing was to appear on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller List. That dream came true this week because of YOU! Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased the The Southern Side of Paradise and recommended it to friends. I couldn’t believe it when I saw my name on the Publisher’s Weekly List–and The Bookscan Bestseller List (#19. Woo hoo!)! The Southern Side of Paradise was also a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, and topped the iTunes Charts in both ebooks and audiobooks!

I have the best readers in the whole wide world! Thank you so much for your support. 

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In Good Taste: Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

Who doesn’t love a little blue and white? It’s the perfect way to start the day, if you ask us. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano

If you could use a little inspiration to brighten your Tuesday, look no further. The gorgeously good taste of Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors is like a breath of fresh air. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

From starkly beautiful kitchens…

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bathroom

To luxuriously elegant baths,

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

The interiors that this firm orchestrates are almost as spellbinding as the views that lie beyond so many of the windows, 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

Creating calm, comfortable homes that are ultimately unforgettable.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano dining

Just a tiny hint of metallic adds a touch of glamour to this stunning dining room.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bedroom

It would be hard for the inside to match the splendor of the outdoors beyond, but this bedroom is perfection, the right mix of stately and cozy!

Ohara Davies-Gaetano kitchen

Light floors and floor-to-ceiling windows juxtapose with the dark tones of this kitchen to make it seem airy and open yet refined.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano bathroom

Far from boring cabinets these furniture-like vanities add so much flair to this gorgeous bath.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

The right coastal touches give a nudge to the beauty outside the window without an ounce of coastal kitcsh. 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano living room

So, yeah, we’re book fans. But, even still, we love everything about this bookcase! Sometimes less is more.

Ohara Davies-Gaetano kitchen

When your glass- and serve ware is as stunning as this, open shelving is a must! 

Are you loving the work of Ohara Davies-Gaetano as much as we are?

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In Good Taste: Jenkins Interiors


Good morning, readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a great start! I’m heading to Birmingham this morning for some fun meetings for my next novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, and I couldn’t be more excited to visit one of my favorite cities. (Plus, I got hubby some of those awesome noise-cancelling headphones for Christmas and I might or might not have snuck them into my suitcase…)



I’m a bit of a homebody, (which is kind of ironic since I travel for weeks at a time now!) so it was sort of shocking to me when, on my first trip to Mountain Brook, my favorite Birmingham suburb, I decided that I could really move there and be as happy as a clam. That’s saying something!



Finding new places to love is probably the best part of book tour–and I found out a few years ago that I’m a big fan of our our biggest state: Texas!



I am so, so thrilled to be taking my very first trip to Dallas–home of the beyond fabulous designers of Jenkins Interiors– this May.



If the rest of Dallas is anything like their gorgeous work, I think I’m in for a treat! 



When we think of Texas, we think of making a statement, of doing something just a little bit out of the ordinary in the best possible way. 



We think these designers excel at that very thing, 



Creating calm and beautiful spaces that have a tiny element of the unexpected, like an exciting chair back,



A fun shaped stool



Or a statement vanity



Looking at the good taste of these Jenkins Interiors we think it might just be true that everything is bigger in Texas–especially the style! 

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


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In Good Taste: Alison Pickart Design


If we had to narrow down one of the things we get asked most frequently on Design Chic, it must be this: How do I incorporate my antiques–the treasures, the relics of my family history and my past–while creating a modern looking home?




We think you’ll agree that Alison Pickart Design has the answer to that question!



A perfect mix of traditional staples and updated furnishings and accessories, her work is the ultimate in good taste.



And the lighting? Oh, the lighting! Each room is better than the last!



Chic, simple holiday decor, anyone? Pickart has that covered, too.



These halls are decked in ultimate style!



The crystal and silver is all in its place–in a butler’s pantry whose color is very now. That’s that perfect blend that Pickart makes look so easy.



Painting the backs of cabinets is one of our favorite things. And an unexpected color–like this lovely lavender–takes it to the next level.



With the holidays here, we have the guest room on our minds. Isn’t this one perfectly appointed?



This light and bright bathroom combines the best of the best of the classics and the brand new for a totally unique look.



Who needs ceilings when you can have skylights? This mudroom is surely one of the favorite spots in the house! As for us, we don’t think we could pick a favorite Alison Pickart space. Each one is more beautiful than the next!

Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love spending the holidays with you!



Want a copy a THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE under your tree for someone you love, before the May 7, 2019 release date? Just preorder now, and I’ll send a cute wrapped card like the above, signed on the back, so they know their new book is coming! Email the address to me at kristywoodsonharvey @ gmail . com and I’ll get your card in the mail!


In Good Taste: Philip Gorrivan Design

An entryway isn’t just one thing. Sometimes, it’s everything, a sign of what’s to come behind the door. And that’s certainly the case with Philip Gorrivan Design.

From New York to London, Deer Valley to the Hamptons, Philip and his team create unforgettable spaces that are nothing short of extraordinary. 

We think so much of this designer’s brilliance lies in the touches of unexpected. An eggplant door instead of basic black

Or a rustic beam can really help set the tone and define a space. 

You know we love a good gallery wall

Philip Gorrivan takes the gallery wall to the next level, adding tons of personality that reflects the homeowners’ favorite things. 

Pretty antiques mix with whimsical prints to create spaces the whole family can love. 

And the elegance is always perfectly understated. 

A fun wallpaper turns a hallway into a moment, 

And makes a simple vignette pop, 

While a well-placed chair and garden seat add a little something extra to a landing. 

From the living room to the stairwell, from coast to coast, and even across the pond, 

The work of Philip Gorrivan is always in good taste!




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