Things We Love: Kitchen Beams

kitchen beams from Arie Flanigan
Marie Flanigan

 

One of our favorite ways to add character in a home? Kitchen beams, of course! No matter what the decor in the rest of house dictates, beams in the heart of the home are always right. Check out a few of our favorite kitchens with the perfect rustic touch. 

 

kitchen beams from Marie Flanigan
Marie Flanigan

 

Crisp architect kitchen beams
Crisp Architects

 

Studio McGee kitchen beams
Studio McGee

 

kitchen beams Ryan McDonald via Dering Hall
Ryan McDonald Design via Dering Hall

 

kitchen beams in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Kishani Perera design Tim barber architect kitchen beams
Kishani Perera InteriorsTim Barber Architect

 

Litchfield Designs kitchen beams
Litchfield Design

 

Crisp Architects kitchen beams
Crisp Architects

 

Litchfield Designs kitchen beams
Litchfield Designs

 

wood beams collins interiors
Collins Interiors

 

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I am so excited for my first ever Publisher’s Weekly Review! Check it out. And, don’t forget, it’s never too early to preorder!

Feels Like Falling Kristy Woodson Harvey. Gallery, $16 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-1-9821-1770-2 https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-9821-1770-2Harvey (The Southern Side of Paradise) serves up a tale of disaster-turned serendipity in the fictional Cape Carolina, N.C. Successful businesswoman Gray Howard begrudgingly promotes her husband to CFO of her marketing company, ClickMarket, only for him to leave her for the assistant she hired for him. Reeling from a painful, cash-draining divorce, she inadvertently causes Diana, a photo developer at a pharmacy, to lose her job by complaining about her work. After learning this, Gray hires Diana to work as a housekeeper. Over time, the women vent about their lives and forge a friendship that heals them both. The story alternates between Gray’s voice and Diana’s, delving into Diana’s past heartaches and lost hope for having a child. In pitch-perfect tones, Harvey creates two Southern women doing their best to deal with everything life throws at them, and her able plotting will keep readers turning the pages. Secondary characters—Gray’s witty assistant, Trey; her new, younger boyfriend, Andrew; and Diana’s fiercely loyal friend group—add charm. Harvey’s optimistic tale just might convince readers that bouncing back can actually land a person in a better place than where they started. Agent: Elisabeth Weed, the Book Group. (Apr.)

 

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Things We Love: Ladders in the Kitchen

kitchen with ladders Historical Concepts design Carter Kay interiors
Historical Concepts– Carter Kay Interiors

 

Ladders used to be reserved for the library, for reaching literature on the highest shelf.

 

historical concepts butler's pantry with kitchen with ladders
Historical Concepts

 

It works so well in the den, why not take the same philosophy and apply it to your culinary classics?

 

Studio McGee kitchen with library ladders and glass front cabinets
Studio McGee

 

Who hasn’t wished for an extra step up when trying to snag spices from the highest shelf?

 

Studio McGee kitchen pantry with ladders
Studio McGee

 

Or retrieve the roasting pan put away only for special occasions.
 
 
kitchen with ladders
Tatum Brown Custom Homes

 

or have enough china to require a home of its own,
 
 
Minnie Peters ladders in kitchen
Minnie Peters
 
 
we think a ladder in the kitchen is a charming and welcome touch.
 
 
kitchen ladders amber interiors
Amber Interiors
 
 
Whether you’re just looking to add a rich design element to the heart of the home,
 
 
Jessica Helgerson kitchen ladders
Jessica Helgerson
 
 
We hope you all have a terrific Thursday!
 
 
 

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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’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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Tour a Southampton Home that Brings the Outdoors In

Southampton home brings outdoors in  

 

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  blonde wood Kitchen styling with Beth Webb Interiors  

 

7 Tips for Kitchen-Styling

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Beautiful Art for Every Space

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  Serena & Lily white bedroom and white bed  

 

The Beauty of the White Bed at Up to 30% Off

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  Wisteria Decor living room with wood wall and round mirror  

 

Add Texture to Your Living Room

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  Christmas shop at One Kings Lane with Christmas Ornaments and design  

 

The Christmas Shop is Open

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  cult Gaia boots

 

Love these Boots and More Pairs to Love for Winter 

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A Chic, Durable, Versatile Bag for Everyday

 tello & rose

 

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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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Things We Love: Beautiful Kitchen Cabinetry

kitchen cabinetry
Brook Cole Interiors

 

When we think about functionality in our homes, the kitchen springs to mind first. 

 

gray cabinetry
Collins Interiors

 

Appliances and cooking accessories,

 

kitchen cabinetry
Alyssa Rosenheck Photograhy

 

Food and places to eat it,

 

kitchen cabinetry
Karr Bick

 

And, of course, cabinetry all combine to make our kitchens the most functional versions of themselves. 

 

kitchen cabinetry
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

We want our cabinetry to be useful, sure. 

 

kitchen cabinetry
Karr Bick

 

But when it comes to defining the look and feel of a kitchen, few things are quite as important. 

 

kitchen cabinetry
Dana Wolter Design

 

From the style of the cabinetry, 

 

kitchen cabinetry
Jenkins interiors

 

To the type of hardware,

 

kitchen pantry
Humphrey Munson

 

To the storage space inside (Bonus points for this fabulous pantry!),

 

kitchen with wood beams
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Cabinets are workhorses when it comes to the overall look and feel of the kitchen–and how we use it.

 

kitchen cabinetry
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

What’s your favorite cabinet style? 

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Stop back by on Friday, September 13 for a cover reveal of my next novel, Feels Like Falling, releasing April 28, 2020!

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.

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a busted Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn, but when the one that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

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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Serenbe Showhouse Tour

 A. Wooten Interiors foyer to the Serenbe showhouse
A. Wooten Interiors

 

Good morning, chic friends, and happy Wednesday! Are you in the mood to tour a fabulous home today? We think the Serenbe Designer Showhouse is the perfect retreat to take a break.  So, put your feet up, take a deep breath, and take a tour of this calming and oh-so-chic spot! All that’s missing is a tall glass of sweet tea!

 A. Wooten Interiors
A. Wooten Interiors

 

 A. Wooten Interiors staircase
A. Wooten Interiors

 

Serene Designer Showhouse kitchen with wood beams
Meredith McBrearty

 

Meredith McBrearty kitchen with wood beams and shiplap
Meredith McBrearty

 

J. Hirsch Interior Design hallway for Serenbe showhouse
J. Hirsch Interior Design

 

Anna Louise Wolfe, Ltd. breakfast room at Serene showhouse
Anna Louise Wolfe, Ltd.

 

 R. Cartwright Design family room at Serenbe Showhouse
R. Cartwright Design

 

 K Light Interiors bathroom Serenbe Showhouse
K Light Interiors

 

 Mitch Ginn, L. Mitchell Ginn & Associates, Floralis Garden Design and Mac McKinney, McKinney Builders
Mitchell Ginn & Associates, Floralis Garden Design and McKinney Builders

 

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Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and 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 

More Tour Dates

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

 

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The Pros and Cons of a Marble Kitchen

marble kitchen
Matthew Quinn Design via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

Every time we post our kitchen on Design Chic, we get flooded with emails asking the same question: How has your white marble worn? It’s a good question because, if you know anything about marble, you know it gets it’s share of flak in the wear-and-tear department.

marble kitchen
Morrissey Saypol Interiors via Dering Hall

 

When we got it, we knew the risks. 

marble kitchen
Matthew Quinn Design

 

We’d heard the horror stories. Etching, staining, imperfections left and right. 

marble kitchen
Pencil and Paper Co – One Kings Lane

 

Even still, we wanted white marble. We just did. Maybe it wasn’t particularly kid friendly and maybe it wasn’t as hardy as some stones. 

kitchen marble
Karr Bick Kitchens & Baths

 

But it achieved the look we wanted. It was the countertop we had been dreaming of since we walked into that kitchen, which, at the time, was dark, musty and had chipped laminate countertops and 1950s appliances. 

Marble kitchen
James Michael Howard

 

We decided after much research to go with honed marble, instead of polished. We had polished marble at home and I was always having it polished and perfected. 

marble kitchen
Inspired Interiors via Dering Hall

 

After six years of wear and tear, our honed white marble is perhaps even more beautiful than the day it came into our home. 

marble kitchen
deVOL Kitchens

 

We had it sealed, which certainly helped, and, truth be told, there’s some etching and some scratching and if you look really closely, there’s a stain or two. 

marble kitchen
Urban Grace

 

But, in some ways, that has made it even better, like it has remembered every sandy pimento cheese sandwich, every cocktail party, every family dinner, every glass of wine with a best friend. It’s growing older with grace, and we feel pretty certain that its dancing days are far from over. 

marble kitchen
Liz Caan via Dering Hall

 

Whether you’ve been pining for your own white marble, prefer more durable granite, or are even looking for the perfect slate or travertine for your dream outdoor space, Piatri Natural Stone has what you need to turn your vision into reality. All we hope is that you love your stone choice as much as we have!

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If you haven’t visited Peachtree Bluff, GA with my novels Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm, check out a few of my favorite Southern phrases so that you can “Speak Southern” too!

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