Tour a Kiawah Island Escape and More

Kiawah Island kitchen
Peter Frank Edwards Photography

 

Tour a Kiawah Island Escape

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Your Guide to the Best Hardwood Floors

remodelista

 

 

Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Frittata

rose & ivy

 

I AM SO, SO, SO EXCITED THAT SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE WAS CHOSEN AS A KINDLE  AND BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK MONTHLY DEAL .   GOOD UNTIL APRIL 1, YOU CAN READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE PEACHTREE BLUFF SERIES FOR ONLY $1.99–JUST IN TIME FOR THE THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM RELEASE ON APRIL 3.

 

WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items  anthropologie

30% off + 10% off Full Price  j crew

Up to 70 % Off Warehouse Sale one kings lane

New Items Added to Sale  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off Sale  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Up to 70% off saks fifth avenue

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New Spring Arrivals moda operandi

 

We are SO excited because The Secret to Southern Charm officially launches just three days from today! We can’t believe it! To celebrate, we are giving away a $200 Target gift card so that you can stock up on all your favorite beach accessories before those warm, lazy days of summer are here. 

To enter, all you have to do it pre-order The Secret to Southern Charm from your bookstore or website of choice. The Secret to Southern Charm is available from your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Books-a-Million, Indiebound and wherever books are sold! It is being simultaneously released in paperback, hardback, e-book and audio, so check out your favorite version! You can get extra credit for sharing. (Check out the Rafflecopter below.) Thanks so much for all your support, sweet friends. We are so grateful for you!

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In Good Taste: Amanda Teal Design

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Suzanna Scott Photography

 

The first line of Amanda Teal Design‘s About Us page says, “We create gracious homes.”

dining Amanda Teal
Michelle Drewes Photography

 

It’s a mission simple as and well thought out as these designers’ gorgeous work. (We’re loving these Serena & Lily Riviera Side Chairs in this beyond charming breakfast nook!)

Each of these spaces is so gracious, so welcoming that we can imagine calling them home.

And if that isn’t good taste, we don’t know what is!

From the sweeping and grand…

To the cozy and intimate…

These bright, light-filled rooms are the pinnacle of style.

We love using a desk instead of a night table–especially in a guest bedroom,

And fresh flowers make everything better.

The perfect textures and accents make even the grandest bedroom feel like a perfect resting spot,

And simple looks amazing by the sea.

From mirrors to counters, floors to faucets, not a single detail is overlooked. And that’s why Amanda Teal Design is always in good taste!

Helynn Ospina Photography

 

We are SO excited because The Secret to Southern Charm officially launches just one week from today! We can’t believe it! To celebrate, we are giving away a $200 Target gift card so that you can stock up on all your favorite beach accessories before those warm, lazy days of summer are here. 

To enter, all you have to do it pre-order The Secret to Southern Charm from your bookstore or website of choice. The Secret to Southern Charm is available from your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Books-a-Million, Indiebound and wherever books are sold! It is being simultaneously released in paperback, hardback, e-book and audio, so check out your favorite version! You can get extra credit for sharing. (Check out the Rafflecopter below.) Thanks so much for all your support, sweet friends. We are so grateful for you!

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Tour the Coastal Living Caribbean Showhouse

Tour the Coastal Living Caribbean Showhouse, create a coastal dining room, and our favorite shopping and sale on Design Chic today!
Photo by Tria Giovan

 

Tour the Coastal Living Caribbean Showhouse

coastal living

 

 

Create a Coastal Dining Room

serena and lily

 

 

Your Favorite Post in February

design chic

 

WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items – anthropologie

30% off + 10% off Full Price – j crew

Up to 70 % Off Warehouse Sale one kings lane

New Items Added to Sale  neiman marcus

20% Off Custom Furniture Sale serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Up to 70% off saks fifth avenue

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I am so excited to announce that THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM is one of Southern Living Magazine‘s Best Spring Break Reads of the Year! Also, I’m celebrating one month until the official release date with a super fun giveaway!

SINCE THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM COMES OUT IN A MONTH , I’M HAVING A GIVEAWAY TO CELEBRATE! FROM NOW UNTIL MARCH 10, PREORDER THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM AND GET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

*an e-copy of SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE
*an advance copy of DEAR CAROLINA
*an advance copy of LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE for free (while supplies last!)

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS:

1.Email me your receipt to [email protected] with which book you’d like
2. If you’d like THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, let me know if you prefer Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iBooks and what email address you’d like it sent to.
(*DC and LIES are advance copies with plain orange covers… just found a box of them!)
Now you’ll be all caught up on my old books before the latest comes out! Thanks for being such awesome readers and friends! Can’t wait to celebrate this new launch with all of you!
THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM is available for preorder from your local bookstore, or preorder online from Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your favorite bookstore. Thanks for being the most awesome readers ever!
And don’t forget, the first launch party for my newest book baby is March 15 to benefit Pat Conroy center! Supplies are limited, so get your tickets now!

 

 

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Beautiful Marble Backsplashes and More

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Marianne Simon Design

 

Beautiful Marble Backsplashes

dering hall

 

 

How to Create a Gallery Wall

parachute

 

Valentine’s Day Shopping


 

WEEKEND SALES

Sale of the Season  – shopbop

Extra 40% off Sale Items – anthropologie

40% off Cozy Styles  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

End of Season up to 75% Off  – neiman marcus

Winter Tent Sale – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 70% off – saks fifth avenue

Up to 60% off – net-a-porter

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Up to 80% Off – moda operandi

 

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Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3! I have the best readers in the whole wide world! Thank you so much for your support. 

 

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THE 2018 SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM TOUR:

Feb. 1: “Literacy is Key: A Book & Author Event,” 3700 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN; Sponsored by Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association; tickets are $55, purchase tickets online at memphis.kappa.org;  10:00 am-2:00 pm, open to the public

The Secret to Southern Charm book

March 15: Official Launch and Fundraiser for Pat Conroy Center at the home of Alison and Mark Guilloud, Beaufort, SC, cocktail buffet, portion of proceeds to benefit the Center, 6:00 pm

March 21: Westminster Towers, 1330 India Hook Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732, tea with accompaniments, tickets are $20, reservations at 803-328-5000, must pay by check or cash before event; 4:00 pm, public

March 22: 2018 Friends of Joyner Library Spring Banquet, East Carolina University fundraiser,   Greenville Hilton, 207 Greenville Blvd SW, Greenville, NC 27834 tickets are $75 and include signed copy of The Secret to Southern Charm; (Checks payable to Friends of Joyner Library and mail to Joyner Library, Office of Library Development, 2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 or online at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/giving/friends.cfm), doors open at 5:30 pm, event from 6:00-8:30 pm

March 31: Sips, Sweets and Southern Charm, Beaufort Linen Co., 331 Front St., Beaufort, NC, 1:00-4:00, free and open to the public

April 2: Rowan Regional Public Library Friends of the Library Meeting, Salisbury, NC 

April 3: Launch party at South Main Book Co., Salisbury, NC, 5:00-7:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 4: Holcomb Reading Club in Spartanburg at Spartanburg CC, Spartanburg, SC, 11:30 am, private event

April 4: Afternoon tea, Poinsett Club, 807 East Washington Street, Greenville, SC, ticketed event, open to members, For tickets Stacia Smith, (864) 242-3062,  [email protected], 3:00 pm, private

April 5: Kiawah Reads talk and signing,  Sandcastle Community Center, 23 Beachwalker Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29407, beverages and light snacks, Contact Mandi Danker [email protected] for tickets, 11:00 am, open to the public

April 5: Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, 509 S Dargan St., Florence, SC 29506, Contact Mary Wiser, Friends of Florence County Library, 843-413-7065,  [email protected], 6:00 pm, open to the public

April 6: Moveable Feast through Litchfield Books; Litchfield Beach, SC, contact is Vicky Crafton, 843-237-8138, [email protected], 11:00 am with signing at bookstore at 2:00 pm, open to the public

April 6: “The Secret to Southern Charm at Woodhouse Day Spa,” Woodhouse Day Spa, 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, wine and nibbles, Contact is Kimberly Powell, 843-203-1772, [email protected], 4:30-6:00 pm, open to the public

April 7: Wine, Women & Wisdom, Southern Style, launch of this luncheon series at Buxton Books, 2A Cumberland Street, Corner of Concord and Cumberland, Charleston, SC 29401, Contact Polly Buxton, [email protected], 843-696-5050, noon-2:00 pm, open to the public

April 8: Southern Sweet Tea Author Talk & Book Signing at Summerville Library presentation Dorchester County Library, 76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, SC 29485, tea, water, lemonade, and pastries served; Contact is Leslie Koller, [email protected], 842-871-5075 ext. 220, 2:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 9:  “Books and Bites” at Fernandina Beach Library, 25 N. 4th St., Fernandina Beach, FL with sandwiches and tea, organized through The Book Loft, 214 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, “meet and greet” with signing, contact events person is Christy LeLait, [email protected], store: 904-261-8991, 11:30 am, open to the public

April 9: The Bookshelf, 126 S. Broad St., Thomasville, GA 31792, Book Clubs and Beach Reads: A conversation with Kristy Woodson Harvey, wine and cheese provided,  Contact Ashley Sherlock [email protected], [email protected], 6:30 pm, free and open to public

April 10: “Books and Bites,” Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Gulf County, 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, contact is Nancy Brockman, [email protected], 850-229-8879, 12:00-2:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 10:  Sundog Books, 89 Central Square, Seaside, FL  32459, Contact Dwan Dawson-Tape, 850-231-5481, [email protected], 4:00-5:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 11: Dothan Country Club,”Lunch and Learn,” 200 South Cherokee Avenue. Dothan, Alabama, $20 ticket includes buffet and author presentation. Call 334-791-2706 or email [email protected] to rsvp. Ticket paid for at the door , 11:30 am CST, open to the public

April 11: Bay Point Book Clubs’ Cocktails with Kristy, 5:00 pm, private

April 12:  St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon, 218 Bunkers Cove Rd, Panama City, FL 32401, 11:30 am, private

April 13: Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library Book and Author Luncheon, Pfeiffer University, Highway 52 North, Misenheimer, N.C.  28109,  hosted by Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library, tickets are $30.00 for Friends members and $40 for nonmembers; Tickets will be available on the University’s website in mid-January. They will also be available by calling the Advancement Office at 704-463-3034, event from 11:00 am-1:15 pm, open to the public

April 14: Catawba College Dinner, Salisbury, NC, private

April 15: Signing at High Point Furniture Market, High Point, NC, Details TBA

April 16: The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC28387, 5:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 17: SC Entertainment Television talk in Kinston, NC, private

April 17: Sips and Sweets, Community Council for the Arts, 100 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC, 100% of book purchase price will be donated to CCA, to reserve a copy or purchase a copy to pick up at a later date, call (252) 527-2517free and open to the public

April 19: Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library,269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, MD 21403, event contact is Amanda Spino, 410-222-1770, [email protected], 6:30 pm, free and open to the public

April 22: Reading at ROOT, Manasquan, NJ, please register through BookTowne, Contact is Maribeth Pelly, [email protected], 732-722-7255, 3:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 23: Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081, free but registration required at 341-282-9232; 7:00 pm, open to the public

April 24: Meet Author Kristy Harvey at Parma Branch Library, 6996 Powers Blvd, Parma, OH 44129, organized by Cuyahoga County Public Library, Contact is Billy Kelly, [email protected], 216.749.9359, 7:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 26: “Books and Bites,” Macon County Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin, North Carolina 28734, Light refreshments will be provided, 12 pm, free and open to the public

April 29: Viva Wine Bar, 168 Exchange Street Pendleton, SC 29670, contact is Sally Martin, [email protected], 4:30-6:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 30: The Secret to Southern Charm: Kristy’s tips for living a beautiful life, inspired by Southern interior design and entertaining; Huff Harrington Home Store, 3872 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, refreshments provided; Contacts are Meg Harrington and Ann Huff: [email protected], 404-467-0311 , 1:00-3:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 30,: FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St, #138, Woodstock, GA30188, contact Gary Parkes, [email protected], 770-516-9989, 6:30 pm

May 1: Reynolds Plantation Linger Longer Cultural Series, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr., Greensboro, GA 30624, contact Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected], 5:00 pm

May 2: Charleston, SC UNC Alumni Event

May 5:  Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Party, Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954, ticketed event; The classic event of the genteel south comes to The Elizabethan Gardens. Dress in style and enjoy the revels and embellishments of the race at this fundraising extravaganza that benefits three Outer Bank non-profits: The Elizabethan Gardens, Beach Food Pantry and Dare Education Foundation. Sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty. Expect a traditional southern affair with mint juleps, live and silent auctions, sumptuous derby pie, a hat contest and an assortment of live music, games and entertainment as you enjoy the beautiful gardens and anticipate the big race to be broadcast live.;  Contact Jamie Anderson at Downtown Books, 252-473-1056, [email protected]; 4:00 pm, open to the public

June 17: Raleigh, NC Read & Go program, Salisbury, NC Tour, Contact

June 20: Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe benefiting Beaufort Historical Society in Beaufort, NC; luncheon at Coral Bay Club; ticketed event, Contact is Patricia Suggs, [email protected]; 252-728-5225; open to the public

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private

DON’T FORGET, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM IS AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER BY CALLING YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE, ANY OF THE FABULOUS BOOKSTORES ABOVE OR AT INDIEBOUND, AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE OR WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD!

 

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10 Favorite Kitchens with Marble Countertops

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Matthew Quinn Design via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

When it comes to kitchens, styles change.  But when it comes to standing the test of time, linoleum, tile and even granite and quartz may come and go, but we think marble is one surface that stands the test of time.

marble countertops
Matthew Quinn Design

 

Everyone warned me. I’ll admit it. I was told by everyone from the manufacturer to the installer that marble is not the most durable surface for a kitchen counter. But, when you get right down to it, some things in life are as much about aesthetics as they are about function.

marble countertops
Anne Decker Architect

 

So I did it anyway. And, it’s true. It gets etched. But what’s the point of having a beautiful kitchen if you can’t cook in it without being stressed? Plus, twice a year they come buff and re-seal it so it’s as good as new.

kitchen marble countertops
Architectural Digest

 

And a little etching adds character!

kitchen marble countertops
Urban Grace

 

Marble pairs fabulously from everything from wood floors to tile, and goes perfectly with every color.

marble kitchen countertops
Urban Grace

 

Isn’t this island amazing?

marble kitchen
Karr Bick Kitchens & Baths

 

And what could be more classic than an oriental rug with marble?

kitchen marble countertops
Sage Design

 

So pretty.

marble countertops
Karr Bick Kitchens & Baths

 

Marble and copper, such a pretty combination.

kitchen countertops marble
Liz Godwin Interior Design via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

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Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3! I have the best readers in the whole wide world! Thank you so much for your support. 

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2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse Part 1

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse
Atlanta Home & Lifestyles

 

Happy Halloween, chic readers! Are you in a spooky mood today? Or a little too full from a breakfast of Reese’s Cups and Twix? ( We wouldn’t know anything about that…)

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse entrance
Jackye Lanham

 

 Whether you’re a big fan of Halloween or just wish the whole thing would hurry and be over with already, we have a BIG treat for you today!

 

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse entrance
Jackye Lanham

 

What’s better than one of our favorite interior designers creating a fabulous home? Why, more than one of our favorite interior designers creating a fabulous home, of course! The amazing Southeastern Designer Showhouse is just that.

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse living room
Phoebe Howard Design

 

From Phoebe Howard’s charming and fabulous family room,

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse dining room
Tammy Connor Interior Design

 

To Tammy Connor’s traditional yet comfortable dining room,

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse kitchen
Matthew Quinn Design

 

To Matthew Quinn’s kitchen that combines traditional elements with fun trends like this beyond gorgeous fume hood,

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse kitchen
Matthew Quinn Design

 

This spectacular showhouse has a little something for everyone!

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse dining
Lauren DeLoach Design

 

A pretty breakfast room is perfect for casual or more formal occasions,

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse dining
Lauren DeLoach Design 

 

Swathed in shades of blue for a restful start to the day.

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse bedroom
Tristan Harstan Interior Design

 

And textures and patterns layer to create a luxurious master bedroom.

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse bedroom
Tristan Harstan Interior Design

 

A sunny spot with a chic chaise is perfect for curling up with a good book,

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse bathroom
Matthew Quinn Design

 

And a decadent bathroom is perfect for unwinding at the end of a long day.

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse closet
Matthew Quinn Interior Design

We’re pretty much obsessed with every inch of this house and every designer who lent his or her talents. But the most astonishing thing about this home?

2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse closet
Matthew Quinn Interior Design

 

How, despite the fact that it was designed by a bevy of talents, the entire thing feels cohesive and warm.

If you’re loving how this is starting, make sure to pop back by tomorrow to see the rest of this amazing showhouse!

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