In Good Taste: JSE Design


We don’t know about you, but we always like starting the week with a little good taste. On that end, JSE Interior Design absolutely delivers. We are loving the sleek color palettes and modern vibe of these stunning rooms–with pops of color in all the right places and the perfect dash of metallic chic. Whatever your design goals, you’ll find the inspiration to get your week started on the right foot!












This custom Alex Turco Geode wall with brass accents is too beautiful for words!





The perfect place to spend a summer’s day… Or maybe all of them! We hope you’ve enjoyed this gorgeous work as much as we have.

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Our favorite season is in full swing! Have you picked up your summer reads yet? I would love it if you’d consider adding my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, to the list!


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In Good Taste: Tracy Morris Design

Greg Powers Photography


Tracy Morris Design knows the importance of a first impression. And, as you can see, is masterful at making a grand one. A free-hanging staircase is, to us, one of the most stunning welcomes a home can offer, and this one is positively swoon-worthy.


Angie Seckinger Photography

From searing focal points, 



To organic elements,



Antique accents, 



To modern style, these designers leave their signature mark in every single room they bring to life. 


Greg Powers Photography


With a distinctive crispness but also a sense of history, of place,


Greg Power Photography


And a knack for everything in its place,



These designers create spaces suited for entertaining, for relaxing–and everything in between.



From the smallest members of the family,


Angie Seckinger Photography


To the sunniest spots on the property, every space that Tracy Morris Design creates is in good taste! Which is your favorite? 

We discovered Tracy Morris’s stunning work on–where else?–Instagram, and adore her as much her fabulous designs! Check her out in her chic glory on Instagram


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Need a Memorial Day Read?

I’d love for you to pick up a copy of my sixth novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, an instant USA TODAY BESTSELLER!


In Good Taste: Bill Ingram Architect

Bill Ingram Architect shingled house


Like great writers, musicians, composers and artists, so many great architects have such a flair that their work is immediately identifiable. Bill Ingram is one of those rare architects whose work varies to suit the needs of a client but still maintains that signature flair that is all his own.


Bill Ingram Architect wall of windows


Bill Ingram Architect curb appeal double louvered doors


Bill Ingram Architect house and garden


Bill Ingram Architect curb appeal

Bill Ingram Architect entrance foyer


Luker Photography


Luker Photography


Bill Ingram Architect duck prints in bathroom
Luker Photography


Bill Ingram Architect entry



Looking at these fabulous photos, we think you’ll agree that Bill Ingram ‘s work is in good taste.


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With just a few days until Mother’s Day, have you picked something up for mom yet?  Feels Like Falling , is the perfect gift!  

A Few More Favorite Picks:

This Weeks Virtual Tour for Feels Like Falling

May 7: Conversations from a Page Virtual Event, 12 PM EST, RSVP Here. And sign up for the wonderful CFAP Newsletter Here!

May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.

May 9: 7 pm. Farmville Public Library.

May 10: Book + Bottle 2 pm. More information here.





In Good Taste: C. Brandon Ingram Design

C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal with climbing vines
Peachtree Circle


No matter how old we grow, the promise of a secret garden still thrills us. And, with a gorgeous gate and pathway like this, it’s really no wonder.


C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal with boxwoods on either side of walkway
Peachtree Circle


With classic designs,


C. Brandon Ingram covered patio with wicker furniture
Interior Design by Don Easterling and Nina Nash – Peachtree Circle


Bright, airy spaces,


C. Brandon Ingram covered porch with fireplace
Interior Design by Don Easterling and Nina Nash – Peachtree Circle


Inviting porches,


Courtney Giles design kitchen with lanterns over island
Courtney Giles Interiors – Dover


And enviable kitchens,


 Courtney Giles laundry room
Courtney Giles Interiors – Dover


C. Brandon Ingram Design creates homes so stunning, so livable and so well-planned, that we’re always excited to see what they’re going to come up with next.


C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal White House with green shutters


Their exteriors absolutely wow.


C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal White House white shutters


From grand and gorgeous,


C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal Southern Living house
Oak Leaf Cottage


To quaint and charming,


C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal flower boxes


The work of these architects is always in good taste. Stop back by tomorrow for a truly spectacular C. Brandon Ingram house tour that you won’t want to miss!


With Only Two Weeks Until Feels Like Falling Releases, We Are Proud to Announce the New Virtual Tour!

April 13: IGTV with Zibby Owens, 11am. Details to come.

Wednesday Nights Beginning April 15: Friends andFiction! Kristy Woodson Harvey, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Alice Monroe and Mary Kay Andrews will be in conversation on Mary Kay Andrews’ Facebook page. 7 pm. RSVP Here.

April 20: “Carolina Beach Books” Zoom event with Rowan Public Library, Kristy in Conversation with Mary Alice Monroe, 6:30 pm EST. South Main Book Co taking preorders. Join here:
Meeting ID: 889 3137 8533

April 22: 12:00pm EST, Elysian Magazine Virtual Event. Susan Meissner and Kristy Woodson Harvey discussing Bibliotherapy and the Power of Friendship. Link to come.

April 23: Kristy Take Over The Romance of Reading Facebook Group.

April 25: Zia Boutique Virtual  “Books and Bloody Marys.” Kristy in conversation with Zelle Wiggins, owner of Zia Boutique and founder and author of Southern Style Blog. Preordered, personalized books will be available for pickup at Zia Boutique, as well as signed books. 1113 Military Cutoff Rd A, Wilmington, NC 28405. 11:00 AM.

April 26: Kristy Take Over Great Thoughts, Great ReadersFacebook Page.

April 26: Page 158 Zoom Virtual Event.

April 26-May 2: Kristy Take Over Bloom With Tall Poppy Writers

April 27: Fountain Bookstore Virtual Event via Crowdcast

April 28:SIBA Virtual Event via Zoom, 3:00 PM, 20 min presentation with a 20 min Q&A. Books available fromFiction Addiction.
Full list of participating booksellershere.

April 28: Kristy a Part of“A Mighty Blaze.”

April 29: Kristy a Part of BookSpark’s Keep Calm and Read On Virtual Event.

April 29: Kristy Virtual/Drive-by Event with Beaufort Linen Co, Noon, Kristy & BL Sending Email/Paper Invitation 

April 29: Kristy on Zoom with Liz & Lisa at Warwick’s. Click on the link in the Kristy Woodson Harvey event details. Enter the Meeting ID:  728 655 614 and Password: 397363.

April 30: Friends & Fiction, 7 pm, Mary Kay Andrew’s Facebook Page.

May 1: The Country Bookshop via Facebook Livein conversation with Kimberly Daniels Taws, 12PM.

May 1: 7 pm EST Kristy Facebook LiveQ&A. (If you’d like to join on your page or in your group contact Kristy for more info!)

May 2 : South Main Book Company Virtual Event. Preorder from 704-630-9788, [email protected]

May 3: Florence-Lauderdale Library, 1 pm CST/ 2 pm EST

May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.

May 10:Book + Bottle 2 pm. Moreinformation here.

May 20: M Judson Booksellers Zoom Virtual Event, 12:00PM.

May 28: Virtual Book Club Chat, The Lowcountry Book Club. 8 pm.

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!






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





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!



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



Barnes & Noble



And Signed Preorders Available From:

Porter Co Book Shoppe

The Country Book Shop

Quail Ridge Books

Beaufort Linen Co.

Dee Gee’s Books & Gifts



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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