Blank to Beautiful: NYT Bestselling Author Mary Kay Andrews

 

Happy Tuesday, chic readers! We are so excited to share this week’s installment of Blank to Beautiful with all of you. Our good friend–and one of our favorite authors–Mary Kay Andrews is here today chatting about her new Instant New York Times Bestseller, Hello, Summer, (Which I couldn’t put down… I think it’s her best book yet!) the design aesthetic has inspired several of her novels and our fantastic new Wednesday night live collaboration with our friends Mary Alice Monroe, Kristin Harmel and Patti Callahan Henry, Friends & Fiction. You’ll want to hang on to every word Mary Kay says!

 

Check out some of our favorite summertime design photos too!

 

summer gardenia bloom Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

summer watermelon.Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

summer dinner salad with Strawberries - Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

beach chaise lounge chairs and umbrellas
Serena & Lily

 

 

Feels Like Falling Kristy Woodson Harvey
Feels Like Falling

 

The amazing, adorable and oh-so-smart Amy from Amy Believes in Pink was SO kind to have me on her fabulous blog as a part of her “Female-Founded Business” Series! We talked about design style, Design Chic, Feels Like Falling, and so much more! Check out our fun interview and keep up with her on her site or over on Instagram

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

 

Blank to Beautiful: Ken and Duke Tate

 

Happy Tuesday, chic readers! We hope you had the most amazing Memorial Day Weekend and got some time off to celebrate with family and friends–even if it was via Zoom! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this incredibly fun interview with architect extraordinaire Ken Tate and his son–author and sales and marketing manager Duke Tate. 

 

 

This dynamic father-son duo is overflowing with talent. Listen in as I chat with them about what it’s like to work together in a family business, what project Ken still has on his wishlist and get insight into one of the most fascinating creative processes I’ve ever heard–that actually inspired some of the storytelling in Ken and Duke’s latest collaboration, The Alchemy of Architecture. Check out more of Ken’s breathtaking work below. 

 

Ken Tate white clapboard house

 

Ken Tate White House with arched doorway and lanterns

 

Ken Tate guest house with New Orleans creole style

 

Ken tate porch

 

Ken Tate Porch

 

Ken Tate porch

 

Ken Tate Architecture out building

 

For more Ken Tate on your coffee table, don’t miss out on his too-gorgeous-for-words book collection

 

 

Check back next Tuesday when I’ll be talking with New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews not only about her incredible novels but also about the design style that has inspired more than one story!

 

 

Pool and beach season are officially underway! Start yours on the right note by slipping a copy of my latest novel, the instant USA TODAY bestseller, Feels Like Falling, into your beach bag! Already read it? My Peachtree Bluff Series, featuring a trio of sisters, their mother and a family secret that has the potential to reshape what it means to be a family, is a great choice. And Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm are now available in mass market paperback! 

 

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