Entrance Foyers that Say Welcome & More

Entrance foyers with wood beams from Donald Lococo
Donald Lococo Architects

 

Entrance Foyers that Say Welcome

design chic

 

home libraries

 

Inspiring Home Libraries

one kings lane

 

Beach retreat bedroom with Serena & lily swing chair

 

Beach Retreat Bedroom with Serena and Lily Swing Chair

chango & co

 

 

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

 

WEEKEND SALES & Shopping

 

20% Off EVERYTHINGserena and lily

 Up to 80% Off – one kings lane

New to Sale – nordstrom

New for Spring –  shopbop

Extra 40% Off Sale jcrew

Favorites for Your Home ON Saledesign chic

 30% Off Tops & Jewelry anthropologie

 

CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

10 Favorite Images from Soul of the Home

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend and a wonderful Easter. We know it was certainly a different one. (You have to scroll down to see what our church did. So cute!)

 

 

During this unusual time, we have been relying a lot on books for solace, and you know we can’t get enough of a good coffee table book.

 

 

We are positively in love with Tara Shaw’s new Soul of the Home, filled with stunning design, great advice, and, our favorite: antiques!

 

 

Her designs are warm, welcoming and worthy of looking at again and again… This library is positively regal!

 

 

And we are swooning over this secretary–and the built-in Swedish clock is so stunning! This looks like a work-from-home paradise!

 

 

But statement furniture (like this piece!) is only a part of the story.

 

 

Well-appointed chef’s kitchens that don’t overlook a single detail,

 

 

Unique and charming lighting that sets the tone in any space,

 

 

And luxe layers that add an undeniable warmth to every Tara Shaw room,

 

 

All contribute to the feeling that each home, each place, truly does have a soul. And Tara Shaw is just the person to discover it.

If you could use some uplifting images and incredible inspiration–and, of course, some fabulous decor advice–pick up a copy of Soul of the Home, releasing April 21 but available for preorder now.

 

 

Speaking of good reads… My new novel, Feels Like Falling, releases in fifteen days! Have you preordered yet? If you want to learn more, listen to me live on IGTV with Zibby Owens at 11 am EST today!

 

 

And this Wednesday at 7 pm EST tune in for the first episode of Friends & Fiction, my new Facebook Live project with Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe! We’ll be on Mary Kay Andrews’ Facebook page, but you can RSVP Here!

 

 

 

Things We Love: Steel Doors in Design

McGill Design Group

 

Doors and windows are one of those things that are so crucial to the feel of a house but are quite often overlooked.

steel doors
Beth Webb

 

Sometimes, we can go through them and look out of them many, many times a day and never give them a second thought.

McGill Design Group

 

When they’re as fabulous as these steel doors, though, the panes in your home become something truly  

Lucas Eilers

 

We usually think of steel as adding an industrial touch,

Chango & Co

 

but, when used the right way, these steel doors and windows add an antiqued, lived-in feel to a home.

Christopher Architecture

 

They are sleek, clean and uncluttered,

steel doors in game room with wood beams
Ohara Davies-Gaetano

 

while still maintaining an undeniable charm.     

steel doors
Tom Arban PhotographyAnne Decker Architect

 

They add that all-important touch of black that every room needs,somehow seem to make the light pouring in seem even brighter,

steel door living room
McGill Design Group

 

and make a statement all their own, no window treatment required.

steel doors on porch

Lucas Eilers

We could stare out any of these doors and windows all day long.
We hope your Thursday has room for a little daydreaming, whatever window you’re looking out. Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my new Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple pick up a copy before The Secret to Southern Charm (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases April 3, 2018!

 

 

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7 Simple Ways to Give Your Home Serious Curb Appeal

cottage curb appeal

 

7 Simple Ways to Give Your Home Serious Curb Appeal

one kings lane

 

Connecticut cottages & gardens - curb appeal

 

Step Inside GrayBarns on the Silvermine River

connecticut cottages & gardens

 

outlet - Williams-sonoma

 

6 Surprising Brands That Have Outlets and Where to Find Them

real simple

 

WEEKEND SALES

 

 

A FEW MORE

 

books

Excited to Share the Cover for My New Novel The Secret to Southern Charm

MORE ABOUT THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM BOOK 2 OF THE PEACHTREE BLUFF SERIES:

Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically-acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

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15 Home Libraries Reading Ready & Weekend Favorites

home libraries with books

 

15 Home Libraries Perfect for Reading

laurel & wolf

 

Slightly South of Simple book

Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

kristy woodson harvey

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for vacation traveling!



 

WEEKEND SALES

 

 

LOVING:

 

 

Farmhouse Style Kitchens and Friday Finds!

farmhouse style kitchens
Rafe Churchill

 

10 Farmhouse-Style Kitchens

dering hall

 

farmhouse style kitchens

 

Inside Supermodel Frederique van der Wal’s Stylish Amsterdam Apartment

–  cottages & gardens

 

wood paneled den
Lesley Unruh Photography

 

8 Fabulously Cozy Dens 

one kings lane

 

alpaca farm

 

Inside a Beloved Designer’s Rustic, Family-Friendly Alpaca Farm and Home

one kings lane

 

styling the barcart

 

One Bar Cart, Three Ways 

joss and main

 

serena and lily throws

 

Can’t  Get Enough of These Throws

serena and lily


 

More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

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