Things We Love: Outdoor Living Rooms

Serena & Lily

 

‘Tis the season for outdoor living–and outdoor living rooms–and we couldn’t possibly be happier about it! If you need a little inspiration for a porch spruce of your own, look no further. These breathtaking photos will have you feeling like summertime!

 

outdoor living room - Emily Followill Photography
Emily Followill Photography

 

outdoor living room - porch - Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily

 

outdoor living room - porch Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily

 

 

porch outdoor living room Patrick Ahearn Architect
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

porch outdoor living room Patrick Ahearn Architect
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

outdoor living room Alyssa rosenheck Photography
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

outdoor living room - urban grace studio
Urban GraceEmily Followill Photography

 

outdoor living room = Andrew J Howard
Andrew J. Howard

 

We’d love to have a nice sit and a long chat on any of these porches with all of you! 

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House Tour: Alabama’s Lake Martin Oasis

Lake Martin lake house designed by Liz Williams entry with shiplap

 

If you’re looking for the perfect oasis, look no further than this  gorgeous lake house on Alabama’s Lake Martin designed by the talented Liz Williams.  But what’s outside, designed by the owners themselves just may even be better!  Take a break, take a peek, and let us know which space is your favorite!

 

Lake Martin lake house designed by Liz Williams living room with beams and shiplap

 

Lake Martin lake house designed by Liz Williams family room with cathedral ceiling

 

Lake Martin lake house designed by Liz Williams decor

 

 

Lake Martin lake house designed by Liz Williams bedroom

 

Lake Martin lake house designed by Liz Williams bathroom

 

Lake Martin lake house designed by Liz Williams bedroom with cathedral ceiling

 

Lake Martin lake house designed by Liz Williams

 

Lake Martin lake house designed by Liz Williams

 

Lake Martin lake house designed by Liz Williams

 

PHOTOGRAPHER: Emily Followill

INTERIOR DESIGN: Liz Williams Interiors lizwilliamsinteriors.com

ARCHITECT:  Mitch Ginn, L. Mitchell Ginn & Associates

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:  Outside Landscape Group

 

 

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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10 Family Rooms Perfect for Gathering

blue and white family room Kara Hebert Interiors
Kara Hebert Interiors

 

Memorial Day week is officially here! And, yup, just like most things, it’s going to look a little different this year…

 

blue and white family room Jenkins Interiors
Jenkins Interiors

 

But that doesn’t mean that we can’t still get out the hot dogs and baked beans and celebrate with our families. (Socially distanced and 10 at a time, of course!)

 

blue and white family room Amy Berry Interiors
Amy Berry Design

 

To get you in the celebrating spirit, check out ten of our favorite family rooms that are the perfect place to gather the ones you love most–even if it’s just for family movie night. 

 

blue and white family room Jenny Keenan Design
Jenny Keenan Design

 

With plenty of seating…

 

blue and white family room Mark D. Sikes
Mark D. Sikes

 

Lots of light

 

blue and white family room Jenny Keenan Design
Jenny Keenan Design

 

The perfect accessories…

 

blue and white family room Jenkins Interiors
Jenkins Interiors

 

And enviable architectural details

 

Amy Berry Design family room
Amy Berry Design

 

These family rooms are big on inspiration! 

 

Amy Berry Design

 

Connected to the kitchen? All the better!

 

family room Studio McGee
Studio McGee

 

And if you can’t make it to the beach, at least you can look at it from the comfort of your family room. For indoor style, we don’t think it gets much better than these chic spaces. Which is your favorite?

 

Need a Memorial Day Read? Check out Nature.Books.And.Coffee’s Review of my Instant USA Today Bestseller, Feels Like Falling:

“Feels Like Falling” by Kristy Woodson Harvey @kristywharvey was a definite 5⭐!!… This story has a dual POV, alternating between Gray and Diana. Gray just lost her mother to cancer!  She is the CEO of her company and recently split from her husband who cheated on her. She goes to spend the summer at the North Carolina shore. Diana who loses her job at the pharmacy has just broke up with her boyfriend, moved out of their shared apartment and planning to just live in her car! Just so happens, Gray has a spare guest house and offers Diana to stay there. These 2 , very different women truly Bond and help each other through the hard times in their life. They learn so much about themselves, and what really matters in life! I loved both characters!! This story was sweet, dealing with love, loss, romance, motherhood, and life!! This truly was a perfect beach read. A very endearing, positive read.

 

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Tour a Bahamas Home Design by Marshall Watson & More

 

Tour a Bahamas Home Design by Marshall Watson

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Phoebe Howard living room with stone wall and blue and white furniture
Phoebe Howard

 

10 Favorite Details for Stylish Living Rooms

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Elderflower Margaritas Recipe

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Self Care During this Stay at Home Time

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DAY 4 GIVEAWAY

Friday, April 3: Create a fabulous gallery wall with this gorgeous set of 8×8 archival prints from Ashley Sellner Art.

HOW TO ENTER:

Preorder Feels Like Falling from your bookseller of choice and email me proof of purchase at [email protected] If you have sent me proof of purchase at any time, you are ENTERED automatically! I will announce all 5 winners on Sunday, April 5, so you have plenty of time to enter! (Also, next week, I’ll be announcing fun preorder freebies that EVERYONE who preorders will receive!)

Feels Like Falling

I’M DONATING 100% OF PREORDER PROFITS

From March 31-April 4, when you preorder Feels Like Falling from your retailer of choice and send me the receipt to [email protected], I’ll donate 100% of my profits to the United Way for Coronavirus Relief.

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And don’t forget… The second book in my Peachtree Bluff Series is on sale on ebook for only $1.99 until 4/5/20! Happy reading!

 

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Tour a Studio McGee Designed Pine Brook Home

 

Studio McGee pine brook home kitchen with hanging pendants

 

Tour a Studio McGee Designed Pine Brook Home

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Serena & Lily living room with new items

 

Amazing New Arrivals for Your Home

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Living Rooms to Love

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Perfect Stay At Home Style

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WEEKEND SALES & Shopping

 

New Arrivals for Springserena and lily

 20% OFF  Outdoor Furniture – one kings lane

New to Sale – nordstrom

 – Up to 40% Off New Arrivals neiman marcus

New for Spring –  shopbop

 – Up to an Extra 60% Off Sale jcrew

 – Favorites for Your Home ON Saledesign chic

 – Weekend Sale up to 60% Offwisteria

 – 40% Off Dresses & Jewelry anthropologie

 

One of the most common questions I get asked on book tour is about my editing process. If you want to know a little more about the process of making my sixth novel, Feels Like Fallingwhich releases April 28, 2020–come to life, check out this quick snippet!

 

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If you’re looking for a relaxing quarantine activity, reading is always a great choice! My entire Peachtree Bluff Series is out and available now!

 

Tour a Brooklyn Brownstone and More

 

 

Tour a Brooklyn Brownstone and Get the Look 

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  living room Serena & Lily Serena and Lily  

 

Get Your Living Room Holiday Ready

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Tour a Vermont Ski Retreat

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farmhouse kitchen One Kings Lane  

 

4 Elements for Creating a Farmhouse Kitchen

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A Beautiful New Book to Add to Your Christmas List

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  Nordstrom sweater  

Get Sweater Ready

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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.

 

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

 

10 Ways to Add Casual Style to Your Living Space

Will's playroom with Serena & Lily Hanging bench

 

Happy Monday, friends! Today, we are celebrating big time. Slowly but surely, our place in Beaufort is coming back together after Hurricane Florence’s house party more than a year ago. The house isn’t livable yet, but the third floor is ready for its close up, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. We teamed up with our friends at Serena & Lily to create a cute playroom that also works well for the whole family–and we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite tips for adding casual style to your space.

  1. Add a touch of whimsy! For us, this adorable hanging swing not only added a touch of whimsy but made a difficult-to-decorate slanted attic space fun and functional.

  Serena & Lily side tables and lamps in Will's playroom  

 

2. Lighten the wood. Dark wood is great for serious spaces, but lightening it up makes things a bit more casual. 


  Serena & Lily chairs in Will's playroom with shiplap  

 

3. Mix up materials. Rattan chairs lend a touch of casual chic style that makes any room instantly feel like a vacation.


  Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Will's playroom  

 

4. Fun pillows. We love serious pillows as much as the next people, but a cute tassel and wide stripe make a space feel comfy and casual.


  Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Will's playroom  

 

5. Textured lamps and shades. Pretty porcelain has its place, but these textured lamps have a handmade feel that is super cool. And natural fiber shades are a great alternative to traditional silk.


  Serena & Lily playroom  

 

6. Casual rugs. Bright colors, bold patterns and easy fabrics combine to create rugs that are perfect for taking the formality down a notch.


  Serena & Lily nursery with baskets  

 

7. Baskets. Baskets are one of our favorite decor elements for adding instant storage and laid-back style. 

 


Serena & Lily playroom with beanbag chairs  

 

8. Beanbag chairs. Nothing says “fun” like a beanbag chair. These loungers are an upgraded take on an old favorite.


  Serena & Lily playroom with gallery wall and pouf  

 

9. A pretty pouf. A sweet pouf not only doubles as a footrest or extra seating but also signifies that a room doesn’t take itself too seriously.


  Serena & Lily playroom with hanging animal heads  

 

10. Fun art. Three-dimensional art in particular brightens a room. In our playroom, surfboards got a new life as sea animals from late local artist Craig Gurganus of Fish Bouffant. These Serena & Lily mounts add a sweet touch to this room. 


Do you prefer casual spaces or more formal ones? 

In case you missed our kitchen update you can see it here!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love it when you stop by!

Playroom Photos by Smith Hardy Photography.

 

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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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: Sage Design

Sage Design entry with raised panels

 
Combining form and function while keeping an eye toward a home’s historical context

  Sage Design entry with round table in foyer and grasscloth wallpaper

 
is easier said than done. 

  Sage Design butler's pantry  

But it’s a design idea that, in philosophy and practice,

  Sage Design open shelving in the kitchen with marble  

is what makes Sage Design ‘s work in such good taste.

  Sage Design kitchen with open shelving and glass cabinets  

Kitchen storage is something we can never get enough of. Islands like this with plenty of space for cookbooks are always our favorites.

  Sage Design kitchen with open shelving  

Open shelving adds that instant homey, cottage feel

  Sage Design kitchen

even in the grandest of homes.

  Sage Design kitchen with blue backsplash  

Sage Design loves using open shelving. They’re so elegant and perfect for showcasing simple essentials.

  Sage Design pantry  

More storage where it matters most.

  Sage Design bathroom with freestanding tub  

This tub has me longing for my home and relaxing soaks.

  Sage Design mudroom

 
Sage Design is a beautiful way to start (or end) the day!
We hope, wherever you are, you’re day is starting just as well!

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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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  The Peachtree Bluff Series

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

September 9th, 2019: Prologue Event with The Star News and WHQR, The MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street #300, Wilmington, NC, 12 noon, Free and Open to the Public. Book sales by Two Sisters Bookery
 
September 12-15, 2019: Southern Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show, Spartanburg, SC.
 
September 13, 2019: Cover Reveal for Feels Like Falling! All day. Follow @kristywharvey on Instagram for exclusive giveaways and information
 
September 15, 2019: SIBA Gallery Writers Breakfast, Azalea Ballroom, Spartanburg, SC, 7:30-9 am, with Mary Alice Monroe, Lynn Cullen and Kristin Harmel, Emcee: Kimberly Taws Daniels of The Country Bookshop. 
 
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 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!

 

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