Things We Love: Painted Wood Houses

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Austin Patterson Disston Architects


Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a fabulous Thursday. We are getting ready for Halloween and trick or treating and can’t wait to be able to carve our pumpkins!

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Connecticut Cottages & Gardens


Even if orange and black isn’t your favorite color combo, there are so many fun ways to spruce your home for fall–starting with the exterior and the landscape. 

yellow wood houses paint exterior
Austin Patterson Disston Architects


New, seasonal flowers, fresh mulch or pine straw and giving the bushes a good prune can make a world of difference in a home’s exterior and curb appeal. 

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Austin Patterson Disston


We don’t know about you, but we love painted, wood houses. 

green Wood paint exterior
Austin Patterson Disston Architects


On a home that’s a throwback to a simpler time or a fresh, new facade, a pretty painted exterior is a forever favorite.

Brooks and Falotico


In a pretty pastel,

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Coastal Living


A bold and vibrant shade,

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Lisa Furey Design – HGTV People’s Pick Winner!


Or a simple neutral, 

gray wood house
Coastal Living


Exterior paint sets the tone for what’s to come in a big, big way. 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


The problem with painted wood houses? Well, they have to be painted. A lot. Especially when they’re on the water. In fact, I’m pretty sure we’re always painting ours on some side and when that one’s done it’s time to do the next one!

navy wood house paint
Mrs Measom


But oh, it’s so worth it.  There is nothing quite like the charm of a painted wood house!

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Better Homes & Gardens


We absolutely adore the look of these gorgeous flowers growing up the side of this painted facade. It’s the perfect fresh complement to make any home ready for fall!

Are you a painted house lover?

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I will be in Pinehurst, NC today as the speaker for the annual Neighbors of Pinehurst Book Club Luncheon. If you’d like a personalized copy of Slightly South of Simple, Lies and Other Acts of Love or Dear Carolina for yourself or for a holiday gift for a loved one, call The Country Book Shop at  910.692.3211, and I’ll be happy to personalize for you. Or preorder The Secret to Southern Charm! Signed copies will also be available through The Country Bookshop’s website









Parisian Style, Painted Cabinets and More!

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Decorating Like a Parisian

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Beautiful Kitchens with Painted Cabinets

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Robert Stilin - Kips Bay Showhouse
Robert Stilin Design – Stephen Kent Johnson Photography


The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is officially open. The townhouse is  located on 125 East 65th Street and open until June 1st

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Serena and Lily


No One Does Summer Better

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Aerin Lauder for Williams Sonoma


Aerin Lauder’s New Collection 



Slightly South of Simple


Don’t Forget Mother’s Day

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Upcoming Slightly South of Simple Tour Dates:


Friday, May 12: Meredith Lewis’s home, Wilmington, NC, Mimosas and Muffins, 10:00 am-12 pm

Friday, May 12: Signing at Neuse Sports Shop, Kinston, NC, 5-7 pm

Saturday, May 13: Beaufort Linen Co., Beaufort, NC, Mother’s Day Muffins and Mimosas, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, free and open to the public

Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day Sip and Sign, Winder, GA Private Home

Monday, May 15: Signing, Meet & Greet, Avid Book Shop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 5:00-6:00 pm, Contact: Rachel Watkins, [email protected]

Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected],

Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs [email protected], noon-1:15 pm

– JUNE –

Monday, June 5: “Prologue” Series with Wilmington Star News, 7 pm

Saturday, June 17: Dee Gee’s Books and Gifts, Morehead City, NC, 12-2 pm, Signing

Tuesday, June 20: Suzanne Westenhofer Book Club, 12 pm CST

Wednesday, June 28: Gainesville Newcomers Club Luncheon at Chattahoochee Country Club, Gainesville, GA, 3000 Club Dr, Gainesville, GA 30506, 9:30 am, Contact Joanne Dandrea, [email protected]

Painted Shelving Transforms Rooms, Spaces With Pops of Color & More!

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27 Designers Transform Rooms with Beautifully Painted Shelving

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Spaces with Vibrant Pops of Color

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 Cozy Bohemian Hideaway living room


Inside Lela Becker’s Cozy Bohemian Hideaway

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Daphne Javitch’s living room


Inside Wellness Guru Daphne Javitch’s New York City Home

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Bunny Williams Pool house


Enchanting Outdoor Spaces from Designers’ Homes

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What People Are Saying About My New Book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE:

“Harvey, considered to be the ‘it girl’ of Southern fiction, introduces the first novel in the Peachtree Bluff Series this spring. Child, this book is everything! We’re hoping to see this soapy read on the Hallmark Channel.” –Jamey Gidden, Daytime Confidential

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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