Blank to Beautiful: Viola Shipman

Viola Shipman fans, rejoice! I had the BEST time with my buddy Wade Rouse, who pens fiction under the name Viola Shipman, talking about his new book The Heirloom Garden, how his creative process works and, yes, which was his favorite Real Housewife to interview back in his days at People magazine!

Publisher’s Weekly said of The Heirloom Garden: “The emotional scars left by war unite two women, generations apart, in Shipman’s sentimental family saga…Shipman’s tale successfully captures these women’s resilience and their hopeful desire for new beginnings.”

 

 

Check out our video and then head over to Instagram for a chance to win a copy of The Heirloom Garden AND Feels Like Falling! Also, check out the wonderful Michigan cottage Wade shares with husband Gary Edwards. 

 

ICYMI: Feels Like Falling is a USA Today Bestseller!

And an American Book Association Bestseller… And a Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller… And a Bookscan Bestseller… And it’s all because of YOU! So alllll the thank yous, my wonderful readers, for taking what could have been a lemon of a launch week and making it into the sweetest lemonade! I am truly wowed by all of you.

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If you haven’t read Feels Like Falling yet, and you’re looking to avoid all the out-of-stocks, I have a few recommendations for you!

Thank you again for all your support!! I am so grateful for each and every one of you!

 

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Launch of Blank to Beautiful Video Series TODAY

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Good morning, friends! Today is a banner day on Design Chic! We are launching our new video interview series, Blank to Beautiful, where we’ll be interviewing designers, writers, artists and creatives about the glorious transformation from blank to beautiful. (Feel free to share the video if you’d like!)

Because today is the launch of my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, Mom (Beth) did something she’s not too terribly fond of, and took the the camera to interview me about my creative process, my childhood aspirations, the craziest part of launching a book without a tour and lots of fun mother/daughter things. It’s actually really cool to be interviewed by your mom! I might take her on the road with me when we get to go out again!(And, also, if you’re thinking we’re crazy to launch a book and a new series, we know. But why not, right?!)

 

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GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY

Order Feels Like Falling and send your receipt to [email protected] between now and May 3 and be entered to win a huge 30×40 print, of your choice, on canvas by @marendevineart and a $100 Visa gift card!

If you’ve already sent your receipt, you’re entered!

Thank you for all your amazing support during this time when things are so hard for so many. I hope Feels Like Falling is the perfect escape—and I can’t wait to see a gorgeous Maren Devine piece hanging in someone’s home!!

Thanks, Design Chic readers, for all your support over the past few years, and these past six books. If you haven’t read one of my books yet, but you’ve been curious, today would be a great time to start! I’m usually on week two of a six-week book tour right about now, traveling around the country and meeting thousands of readers in person, so this launch, needless to say, is going to be a little bit different! 

Parade, Working Mother and SheReads called it one of the most anticipated reads of 2020, Frolic and Get Literary want you to read it for Spring, Mary Kay Andrews picked it for her 2020 reading challenge–and called it “your next summer sizzler”–and the Southern Independent Booksellers Association awarded it an “Okra Pick,” meaning they want to hand sell it all season long!

 

And don’t forget:  Books make great MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS!

 

Pick up your copy at your favorite local bookstore, Bookshop.org, Amazon or wherever books or sold.

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.

 

Also, for the first time ever, we are hosting a Feels Like Falling Photo Contest! From now until May 3:

1. Take a photo of Feels Like Falling

2. Post on Instagram or Facebook

3. Use the hashtag #feelslikefalling so I can find your photo and tag me if you can!

4. I’ll repost them and then…

One grand prize winner will receive a $100 Target Gift Card and 5 runners up will receive an exclusive Feels Like Falling Candle. You photos can be pretty or funny, cute or cuddly, crazy or tame… It doesn’t matter! Whether you’re a reader or an influencer, you can enter!

photo via Andrew Howard

Thanks so much again for all your support! Next week I’ll be interviewing our first designer–Andrew Howard about what inspires him, his favorite projects and creating his dream home. You know how much we adore him, he’s funny as all get out, and we can’t wait to give you behind-the-scenes look at how he transforms spaces from blank to beautiful! 

Get FEELS LIKE FALLING today from your favorite independent bookstore, online retailer or wherever books are sold. Friends!

Amazon is temporarily sold out of paperbacks but of course have the kindle available. (Thank you, by the way!) They’ll be back soon, but,

in the meantime, here’s a list of availability:

 

 

SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE FROM:

Porter Co Book Shoppe

The Country Book Shop

Quail Ridge Books

Beaufort Linen Co.

Dee Gee’s Books & Gifts

 

Tour A Luxury Oasis at the Colony Hotel

 

 

Tour A Luxury Oasis 

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Decorating Your Small Space

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Fabulous Fashions for Spring

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WEEKEND SALES & Shopping

 

All Upholostery up to 20%  off serena and lily

 New Items  Added to Sale- one kings lane

New to Sale – nordstrom

 – Up to 70% Off neiman marcus

Up to 75% Offshopbop

 – 40% Off Select Tops, Sweaters, and Shirts jcrew

 – Favorites for Your Home ON Saledesign chic

 – Up to 60% Off Warehouse Salewisteria

 – Extra 25% Off Tops anthropologie

 

 

Feels Like Falling Beach read by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Feels Like Falling releases April 28, 2020–and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the nice things Pulisher’s Weekly had to say about it! Preorder now for Spring Break beach reading!

 

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Favorite Tips for a Chic Nursery that Grows as They Do

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Favorite Dresses for Spring

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

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.)

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

 

 

Top 10 Favorite Items from Serena & Lily’s Spring Collection

Serena & Lily Spring Collection dining room with Windsor chairs

 

It might be winter, but we are already dreaming of spring. Are you? The spring Serena & Lily collection has given us a serious case of seasonlust. (Definitely not a word… But kind of like wanderlust?) Beautiful blues, dreamy rattans and those coastal-inspired settings that we just can’t get enough of make this our favorite Serena & Lily collection to date–and that’s really saying something! Take a peek, make a wishlist and maybe even a purchase or two. There’s no better way to cure the winter blues than by getting a head start on your spring shopping! It will be time for sunshine and tulips before we know it.


  Serena & Lily Spring Collection family room in blue and white


Serena & Lily Spring Collection blue and white bedroom


Serena & Lily Spring Collection chaise with floor lamp


  Serena & Lily Spring Collection dining room with lantern over it


  Serena & Lily Spring Collection kitchen with island bar


Serena & Lily Spring Collection bedroom in black and white


Serena & Lily Spring Collection bathroom with white chandelier


Serena & Lily Spring Collection porch swing


Serena & Lily Spring Collection pair of chaise lounges

 

There is nothing quite as idyllic as this lovely scene. We’d love to be lounging right here!

 

 

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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.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

4 Favorite: Powder Rooms Big on Style

powder rooms from Jenkins Interiors
Jenkins Interiors

 

Powder rooms are sort of like babies: It’s amazing how something so small can have so much personality. Stunning wallpapers, statement lighting, bold colors and even wood paneling set these nooks apart and make them oh-so-chic.  

 

 

powder rooms from Studio McGee
Studio McGee
 

 

Powder rooms from Summer Thornton with octagonal mirror
Summer Thornton

 

Which is your favorite powder room?

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Powder rooms are sort of like babies: It’s amazing how something so small can have so much personality. Take a peek to transform a small space in your life! 

Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

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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  The Peachtree Bluff Series - Kristy Woodson Harvey

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.

October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.

October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.

October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.

January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets.

January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.

February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC.

April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January! 

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

In Good Taste: Verandah House

Verandah House sunroom

Good morning, chic readers! You know how we love the thrill of finding new designers we love. And do we ever have some fabulous talent to share with you today!

Verandah House

When we stumbled across the good taste of Verandah House Interiors, it was a love at first sight kind of thing. 

Verandah House living room

This Australian duo designs houses in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne and more–and we want to go visit! Business trip, right?

Verandah House dining room

Jess and Judy say:

 “Our design aesthetic is very much the new American classic look, adding a modern sense of luxury that is fresh, stylish and timeless. Its important to us that our work doesn’t fit one style, we try to give each client a unique look and tailor our designs and finishes to suit the way our clients love to live, a casual sensibility.”

Verandah House

From beautifully accessorized vignettes, 

To beautifully uncluttered bookcases,

Verandah House

To coastal homes with just the right amount of flair, 

Verandah House bookcase

We think this dynamic duo is embodying their mission at every turn!

Verandah House kitchen

The perfect spot for entertaining friends!

Verandah House kitchen

Bright, white kitchens that feel clean and crisp,

And swoon-worthy outdoor spaces are examples of these designers’ flawless style. 

If you want to create gorgeous rooms like Verandah House, check out their fabulous online course! (You’ll want to watch the video just to hear their lovely Aussie accents!)

Which is your favorite Verandah House space?

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It’s hard to believe that The Secret to Southern Charm will be here in six weeks! Now is the perfect time to preorder–or purchase your tickets to the Beaufort, SC prelaunch party March 15!

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What your favorite bloggers are saying about The Secret to Southern Charm:

From fab Tina at The Enchanted Home

The Secret to Southern Charm beach book

“5. CALLING ALL READERS. I am so thrilled for the amazing success my fellow blogger and friend, Kristy Harvey is having with her wonderful books, and with good reason. She has captivated so many with her wonderful, heart warming, funny stories (all that take place in the south is an extra bonus) and knows how to really engage her reader, her books are the kind you don’t want to close.

 You know those kind of books that you wish you could literally jump into and become a part of the story ? Think Nicholas Sparks meets Elin Hinderbrand….yes they are that good. I can hardly wait to delve into her newest, The Secret to Southern Charm. I just know her books are headed to the big screen one day:) Click here to preorder yours” — Tina, The Enchanted Home

 

 

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House Tour: Ponte Vedra Beauty by Beth Webb

Beth Webb living room

If you are a long-term follower of Design Chic, you know we are big fans of the work of Beth Webb.

Beth Webb coffee table

And her fabulous book, An Eye for Beauty, was one of our favorite coffee table books of the year. This stunning home is no exception to her always-amazing work. 

From unique artifacts that create the perfect accessorized spaces, 

Beth Webb living room

To furniture that creates the right mood and tone, 

Beth Webb

Beth Webb’s designs are always fresh, unique and help create spaces that feel like home. 

Whether it’s a pretty dining nook filled with light and accented with nature’s finest,

Beth Webb dining room

Or a more formal, traditional dining room perfectly executed, Webb handles every style with skill and grace. 

Beth Webb dining

It is each tiny detail,

Beth Webb kitchen

That comes together so seamlessly to create these picture-perfect spaces. 

Beth Webb dining

A table set in style for dining al fresco, 

Beth Webb office

A chic workspace with natural elements

Beth Webb office

And a home office well appointed for getting in a hard day’s work without ever having to leave your PJs, all come together seamlessly in Webb’s skilled hands. 

Beth Webb bedroom

The only thing better than a comfy, cozy master bedroom…

Beth Webb bathroom

Is a spacious and spa-like master bath!

Beth Webb bedroom

This Ponte Vedra home by one of our favorite designers makes us want to visit Florida for more than just the weather!

Beth Webb bedroom

What’s your favorite space? Hard to choose, isn’t it? For more of Beth Webb’s amazing style, check out her new book An Eye for Beauty

 

Emily Followill Photography

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! 

Like what you see in our posts?  Follow @kristywharvey on liketoknowit.com

shop the looks with us here!

 

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I had to share my new, finalized book cover with my Design Chic friends! I can’t believe THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM will be out in the world April 3. Thanks to those of you who have already preordered! I’ll be announcing the dates for the beyond incredible Southern Charm tour in just a few weeks, so stay tuned! I’d love to see you at an event! 

 

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