Tour a Charming Lauren Liess Designed Home

Lauren Liess house tour dining room with pendant lights
Designer: Lauren Liess |Builder: Daniel Valencic of Great Jones Build | Photographer:  Helen Norman

 

 

Beautiful House Tour

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McGee & CO kitchen
Studio McGee | Lucy Call Photography

 

 

ALL You Need to Update Your Kitchen

– mcgee & co

 

 

CREATE A Warm and Inviting Bedroom

– serena & lily

 

Desserts: Fudge Brownies and Caramel a la Mode Recipe
Kobby Mendez Photography

 

Fudge Brownies and Caramel a la Mode Recipe

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Chanel lipstick

Favorite Beauty Products for Summer

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Hey, Atlanta! Come Sip & Shop with Under the Southern Sky at Waiting on Martha Home, April 21, 4-6 pm. Your $20 ticket includes a signed copy of the book, cocktails, light bites and shopping discounts! Space is limited so get your ticket now!

 

 

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More About Under the Southern Sky

 

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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10 Favorite Beth Webb Designed Kitchens

Beth Webb designed kitchens
Architect: Peter Block | Photography: Emily Followill

 

Today we are so excited to showcase 10 favorite kitchens from the uber- talented  Beth Webb .  Beth creates the perfect kitchen for every home and has us teeming with inspiration.  Take a peek and we think you’ll agree!

 

Beth Webb designed kitchens
Architect: Peter Block | Photography: Emily Followill

 

Beth Webb designed kitchens
Architect: TS Adams | Photography: Emily Followill

 

Beth Webb designed kitchens
Architect: Chad Gohring | Harrison Designs | Photography: Emily Followill

 

Beth Webb designed kitchens
Architect: D. Stanley Dixon | Photography:  Emily Followill

 

Beth Webb designed kitchens
Photography: Emily Followill

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Photography: Emily Followill

 

Beth Webb designed kitchens
 Photography: Emily Followill

 

Which is Your Favorite?

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UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY OFFICIAL TOUR DATES + A GIVEAWAY

 

 

WEDNESDAYAPRIL 14 

LIVE (Private) Cocktail Party at Palmetto Bluff Club, E. Shavers Booksellers.

THURSDAYAPRIL 15

VIRTUAL (Private) Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island Author Series.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

LIVE SOLD OUT: Litchfield Books “Moveable Feast,” Ocean One Restaurant, 1 Norris Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 11 am.

MONDAY, APRIL 19

VIRTUAL Reading with Robin “Tell Me About Your Book” Series, 4 pm, Instagram Live @robinkallink.

VIRTUAL Ask Me Anything Facebook Live in Friends & Fiction Group PageKristy Woodson Harvey Facebook Page and A Novel Bee.

VIRTUAL Cuyahoga County Public Library, 7 pm, Bookseller, Mac’s Back’s Books on Coventry, Free & Open to the Public.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20

LIVE M Judson Booksellers Lunch & Lit, Soby’s, 207 S Main St. Greenville, SC, 12-1:30 PM, Ticketed, $40 Includes Meal and Book. Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Browseabout Books & Lewes Public Library, 5 pm, Free & Open to the Public, Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Warwick’s Couch Surfing Series, 7 pm EST, In Conversation with Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Click for more information.

VIRTUAL Bloom Room, 8 pm, Bloom with Tall Poppy Writers Facebook Page.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

LIVE “Books and Bites” sponsored by Friends of The Mountain Branch Library, Lake Lure Inn, 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746, 828.625.2525, Lunch at 11:30am, Meet & Greet at 11am, Bookseller – Malaprops.

LIVE Laura Park Designs, 1033 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207; (704) 807-2630, 4 – 5:30 pm Sip & Sign, Free & Open to the Public.

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Live, 7 pm, Friends & Fiction Facebook Page.

THURSDAYAPRIL 22

LIVE (Private) Country Club of Spartanburg Luncheon, Members & Guests.

LIVE South Main Book Company, Books + Bites, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144, 4:00pm – 6:00 pm, Personalized, Signed Books Available, Drive-Through Pick-Up Available, Free & Open to the Public. Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Left Bank Books, 8 PM EST

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

LIVE Waiting on Martha Home, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Suite 111, Atlanta, GA 30339; 678) 293-6072, Time TBD, Free & Open to the Public.

SATURDAYAPRIL 24

VIRTUAL Foxtale Book Shop, 2 pm, Facebook, Free & Open to the Public, Register via Facebook.

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

LIVE Sip & Sign at The Book Loft, 214 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; (904) 261-8991, 3-5 pm.

MONDAY, APRIL 26

LIVE Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, Casino Building, St. Simons Island, GA, 10:30 am, Free to Guild Members, $10 for Non-Members, Book Sales by GJ Ford Bookshop, Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Bank Square Books, 1 pm, Free & Open to the Public.

LIVE Wine & Sign with Oxford Exchange, The Commerce Club, 420 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, 6:30 pm.

TUESDAY, APRIL 27

LIVE USC Beaufort Luncheon, 12 pm, Details TBA.

 

WEDNESDAYAPRIL 28

VIRTUAL  “Thoughts from a Page” Literary Salon, 11am CST.

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Live, 7 pm, Friends & Fiction Facebook Page.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

VIRTUAL South Carolina State Library, 7 pm.

VIRTUAL Lowcountry Book Club Chat, 8 pm, Lowcountry Book Club Facebook Page.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

LIVE Literary Luncheon to support Beaufort Historic Site, Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC, 11:30 am, Tickets $40.

SATURDAY, MAY 1

LIVE “Seriously Southern Cocktail Party,” Porch Parties with Signature Cocktails and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres to Benefit Beaufort Historical Association, Beaufort Historic Site, $80 per ticket, 4:30 pm.

SUNDAY, MAY 2

LIVE (Private) National Charity League Mothers & Daughters Annual Awards Event, Camp Albemarle, Newport, NC, 4 pm.

THURSDAY, MAY 6

VIRTUAL Wine & Words with Wade, 6:30 pm, Live on Facebook.

MONDAY, MAY 17

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Book Club, Live, 7 pm, Facebook Live.

 

PLENTY OF TIME TO PREORDER

Don’t forget, it’s never too early to preorder from your bookseller of choice!

Thanks so much for all your support of UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY and all my books. I can’t wait to share it with you April 20!

 

More About Under the Southern Sky

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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Favorite 2020 Kitchen Design Winners

Kitchen design winners
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Interior Design: J. Wheeler Designs | Kitchen Design: LB Designs | Photography: Emily Followill | Stylist: Eleanor Roper

 

 

Of all the rooms in a house, the kitchen is certainly one of the most important. 

 

Kitchen design winners
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Interior Design: J. Wheeler Designs | Kitchen Design: LB Designs | Photography: Emily Followill | Stylist: Eleanor Roper

 

 

And, lucky for all of us, kitchen design just keeps getting better!

 

Kitchen design winners with lanterns over island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Interiors: Linen & Flax Home  | Architecture: Gray Pup Designs | Photography: Emily Followill

 

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2020 Kitchen Design Winners have us sitting back, studying and taking lots of notes. 

 

Kitchen design winners with white range hood
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Interiors: Linen & Flax Home  | Architecture: Gray Pup Designs | Photography: Emily Followill

 

 

(And pinning, pinning, pinning, of course!)

 

Kitchen design winners round dining table
Atlanta Home & Lifestyles | Interior Architecture & Design:  Joel Kelly and Wyeth Ray Interiors Architect: Summerour Architects | Emily Followill Photography

 

 

We are loving the serenity of these blonde wood looks,

 

Kitchen design winners island with hood over island
Atlanta Home & Lifestyles | Interior Architecture & Design:  Joel Kelly and Wyeth Ray Interiors Architect: Summerour Architects |  | Emily Followill Photography

 

 

The uniqueness of these materials and layouts,

 

Kitchen design winners island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Designers: Karpaty  & Melanie Turner Interiors  | Architect:  Ruard Veltman | Photography: Mali Azima

 

 

And the whimsy that statement lighting can bring.

 

Kitchen design winners
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Designers: Karpaty  & Melanie Turner Interiors  | Architect:  Ruard Veltman | Photography: Mali Azima

 

 

What we love about these kitchens is how varied they are.

 

Kitchen design winners
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Kitchen Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio | Interior Design:  Brian Watford Interiors | Photographed by Jeff Herr | Styled by Eleanor Roper

 

 

From eat-in islands,

 

kitchen banquette
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Kitchen Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio | Interior Design:  Brian Watford Interiors | Photographed by Jeff Herr | Styled by Eleanor Roper

 

 

To built-in banquettes, there are so many ways to stay in and enjoy–something we know we’re all doing a little more these days. Which of these winners is your favorite?

 

 

My next novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, releases April 20! Booktrib named it a Most-Anticipated Read of 2021! It’s available for preorder now from your local bookstore or Bookshop.org, Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and everywhere books are sold!

 

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Our Most Visited House Tour in 2020 and More

Architect: C.Brandon Ingram | Interiors by Ashley Gilbreath.| Photography:  Jeff Herr

 

 

Our Most Toured House in 2020

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BEAUTIFUL  New Arrivals 

– lulu & georgia

 

 

 

Create a Casual Space Perfect for Family Dining

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Update Your Sweat Sets

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Everything You Need for Celebrating Valentine’s Day 

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My latest novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, releases April 20, 2021! It is available for preorder now wherever books are sold!

Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of The Winemaker’s Wife).

 

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10 TIPS to Add Style to Your Kitchen

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10 TIPS to Add Style to Your Kitchen

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Paloma & Co new arrivals

 

 

Favorite New Items in Stock

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One Kings Lane decor

 

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UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, my April novel, has been named a most-anticipated read for 2021 by Frolic Media, Booktrib, Bookstr and more! Have you preordered yet?

Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of The Winemaker’s Wife).
From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN BLOG POSTS OF 2020

 

 

In Good Taste: Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design

Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design blue and white living room

 

Good morning, chic readers! We can feel it, can you? The hustle and bustle of all those last-minute holiday preparations in the air? (And if you still have shopping to do, don’t worry! We have you covered below!)

 

Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design blue and white kitchen

 

No matter how busy the season, there are always a few minutes for good taste, right?! We are so excited to share the good taste of Clary Bosbyshell Design with you today. We hope you love it as much as we do!

 

Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design blue and white dining nook

 

Christmas breakfast inspiration, anyone? We know we aren’t alone in that!

 

Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design blue and white kitchen

 

Topiaries are a plant star for us all year long–

 

Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design blue and white kitchen

 

They’re a gift of the holidays that lasts for months to come!

 

 

We’re having major wallpaper envy–

 

 

And love how the beautiful blue and white palette pervades this entire color scheme. 

 

Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design kitchen

 

Steel windows and doors…

 

Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design blue and white bar

 

Personalized custom cabinetry

 

Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design powder room wallpaper

 

And the perfect accents in every space are all hallmarks of Clary Bosbyshell’s peerless style. We hope it’s added a little chic to your day!

 

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 Today is the LAST DAY:

 

Don’t forget! Time is running out to preorder my April 20 novel UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY and receive:

*An “I Read Kristy Woodson Harvey” Tote Bag

*A Pair of Southern Sky Sunnies

*A 5×7 Card of the Maren Devine Painting of the Book Cover (So framable!)

*Two quote cards by MeSweens Writes (Also super framable!)

*A Signed Book Plate

This is a great way to preorder and still have a fun gift waiting under the tree! Promotion ends December 15, or while supplies last. And they are going fast!

Just fill out this form to receive your treats!

 

Still making your list and checking it twice? We’ve got you covered…

 

2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

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Tour an Enchanting Palmetto Bluff Home & More

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Tour an Enchanting Palmetto Bluff Home

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Stephen Fuller Architect Barbara Westbrook Interior Design| Emily Followill Photography

 

 

HOMES With Plenty of Curb Appeal

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Studio McGee | Lucy Call Photography

 

 

Styling Your Kitchen

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Bring Warmth to Your Living Room

– serena & lily

 

 

Preorder Under the Southern Sky from your bookstore of choice and fill out this form to receive a signed bookplate, 5×7 cards of Under the Southern Sky Quotes by Mesweens Writes and gorgeous 5×7 card of the Maren Devine painting of the Under the Southern Sky cover! PLUS–order in the month of November, and I’ll also send you one of my super cute “I Read KWH” Tote Bags! This is a fun way to surprise someone with a preorder for the holidays, too!

 

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If you haven’t read my novel Feels Like Falling, I would love for you to check it out!

 

MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:
 
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 extremist 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, Diana Harrington, 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 worn-out 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 her first love returns, 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, 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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10 Favorite Kitchens From L’Atelier

L'Atelier kitchen

 

Good morning, chic readers! We are so thrilled to share some gorgeous kitchen inspiration with you today from L’Atelier Paris!

 

L'Atelier kitchen

 

From magical brass hardware,

 

L'Atelier kitchen

 

To beautiful stone accents, stunning storage,

 

 

L'Atelier kitchen

 

To bold, unique colors,

 

L'Atelier kitchen

 

There are so many incredible ways to bring a kitchen to life. 

 

L'Atelier kitchen

 

Far from boring, L’Atelier’s intricately designed, beautifully detailed kitchens are a chef’s–and a designer’s–dream.

 

 

Raw wood juxtaposes beautifully with a black range hood,

 

 

And an island becomes an experience,

 

 

A fridge a work of art. L’Atelier Paris takes the kitchen to an entirely new level–and we’re loving every second of it! What are the elements of your dream kitchen?

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

 

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Savor the season even more with a copy of my instant USA Today Bestseller, 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.

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 extremist 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, Diana Harrington, 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 worn-out 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 her first love returns, 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, 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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