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

 

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Serena & Lily

 

 

outdoor living room - porch Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily

 

 

outdoor living room Alyssa rosenheck Photography
Alyssa Rosenheck 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 Jenkins Interiors
Jenkins Interiors

 

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

 

Serena & Lily

 

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… 

 

Serena & Lily

 

Lots of light

 

blue and white family room Jenny Keenan Design
Jenny Keenan Design | Julia Lynn Photography

 

The perfect accessories…

 

blue and white family room Jenkins Interiors
Jenkins Interiors

 

And enviable architectural details

 

Kara Miller Design | Brantley Photography

 

 

These family rooms are big on inspiration! 

 

Kara Miller Design | Brantley Photography

 

 

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

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Tour a Bahamas Home Design by Marshall Watson

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10 Favorite Details for Stylish Living Rooms

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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!)

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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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Neiman marcus active ward

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!

 

In Good Taste: Ham Interiors

Ham Interiors entry with Blue door

A Carolina blue door and a black lab? There’s really no better entrance if you ask us. (Although, in Henley-on-Thames, where this gorgeous door resides, we’re pretty sure it isn’t called Carolina blue.) Ham Interiors, our big time design love this week, combines classic sensibilities with stunning architecture for spaces with purpose, with style and, most important of all, with that certain undefinable something that makes a house feel like a home. Leave your wellies by the door, brew a cup of hot tea and take a peek at these cozy, livable houses that are so unforgettably chic you’ll undoubtably find yourself daydreaming about a few little changes for you own home. Enjoy!

Ham Interiors entrance

 

Ham Interiors  kitchen with large black island

 

Ham Interiors  kitchen with blue and white china

 

Ham Interiors  kitchen with blue lanterns

 

Ham Interiors potting shed

 

Ham Interiors kitchen with orange range

 

Ham Interiors  living room with pier mirror

 

Ham Interiors bathroom with audobon print

 

Hám Interior Design entry

 

Ham Interiors  closet

 

Ham Interiors  closet

 

Hám Interior Design bedroom

We hope you loved the good taste of Ham Interiors as much as we do and that it brightened your day!

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In Good Taste: Timothy Brown Studio

Good morning, chic readers! We have so much good taste to share with you today, and we can’t wait!

Timothy Brown Studio ‘s style reminds us of summer.

Bright, bold and oh so fun.

Pops of color and eclectic art add touches of whimsy that define these spaces.

Gray and gold are a stunning combination in this streamlined kitchen.

And an overall streamlined aesthetic creates a calming feeling in these beautiful homes.

A mix of metals, textures and materials in this chic kitchen add so much style.

And an open floor plan makes this space feel large and perfect for entertaining a crowd.

Speaking of entertaining a crowd, this fun floor plan is ideal for maximum seating and ensures that everyone in the room can actually talk–all without blocking a single beautiful window. Such an ingenious floor plan!

A round table is one of our favorite entrance hall staples. A luxurious natural stone adds an interesting touch.

One of our favorite things about these designers is that they know which elements of a room should shout…

And which should whisper. This simple yet beautiful bedding creates a room perfect for relaxing after a long day. We hope that, wherever home is for you, it feels just the same.

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Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

We have been absolutely blown away by the response to the Peachtree Bluff town takeover! Tickets are going quickly so make sure to grab yours before they’re gone! Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site

 

 

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10 Favorite Details for Stylish Living Rooms

Beth Webb Interiors | Emily Followill Photography

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you are poised and ready to tackle this week. We are so excited to share a few of our all-time favorite living rooms–and a few of the features that we think most great living rooms have in common. So take a few minutes, refill your coffee, and reset your mind with these stunning rooms that can’t help but inspire you to a more productive (and comfortable!) day. 

 

 

Summer Thornton

 

  1. A fabulous focal point. In this room, this beautiful fireplace serves as a stunning focal point. We love the antique feel. 

 

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Serena & Lily

 

2. A chic, well-decorated coffee table. Just take a page from Serena & Lily. They never disappoint. 

 

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Andrew J. Howard Interiors

 

3. Statement art. Speaking of never disappointing, Andrew Howard certainly doesn’t. His room are always chic, never cookie cutter, and, oh yeah, include truly gorgeous art.

 

Cloth & Kind

 

4. Something a little bit unexpected. From tan unusual floor lamp to the black and white chair, this room is anything but expected. 

 

Mark D. Sikes living room
Mark D. Sikes

 

5. Seating for limitless conversation and…

 

Mark D. Sikes living room
Mark D. Sikes 

 

6. A cozy chair just for reading. 

 

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Beth Webb Interiors| Emily Followill Photography

 

7. A little symmetry. Everything doesn’t have to match all the time, but, we have to say, symmetry sure is pleasing to our eyes. This Beth Webb beauty is symmetry at its finest. 

 

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Marshall Watson

 

8. Loads of personality. Because, at the end of the day, your living room is all about you and your family. From the museum-worthy to the party-ready, Marshall Watson lends every space personality in droves. 

 

Jeffrey Dungan | Emily Followill Photography

 

This is a living room we wouldn’t mind visiting today. But, for now, we’re going to get back to work and dream about these gorgeous living rooms… What are your living room non-negotiables?

 

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Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases May 7, 2019!

 

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