The Colors of Paradise

playroom
Collins Interiors

 

Good morning, chic readers! We are CELEBRATING today because, today, my fifth novel and the final book in my Peachtree Bluff Trilogy, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases! 

 

living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

After more than a year of writing, editing, promoting and, yes, picking the cover, it is so exciting to see the book come to life out in the world. 

 

show house
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Show House

 

As you might imagine, I am a very visual person, so covers mean a lot to me. 

 

porch with color
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

I am so fortunate that my cover designer at Simon & Schuster is a genius–and came up with more than a dozen too-gorgeous-to-be-believed covers for me to choose from. I had the hardest time deciding which one fit the story best! 

 

palm beach style with color
Meg Braff Design

 

Ultimately, it came down to something pretty simple: the yellow. The cover I chose has a yellow hat and a yellow title, and, I don’t know about you, but I am loving yellow lately.

 

palm beach colors
Meg Braff Designs

 

That yellow is combined with the perfect hot pink…

 

Marika Meyer Interiors

 

And the most serene water blue…

 

Gray Malin for One Kings Lane

 

I sent this Gray Malin photo for cover inspiration. Water, sand, vibrant hues. It just feels like summertime, doesn’t it?

 

Coastal Living Magazine

 

Like this. I wanted a cover that would make my readers feel like this

 

abstract art
Serena & Lily

 

And these are the bright, bold hues to do it. 

 

The Southern Side of Paradise

 

I think they nailed it, don’t you? If these aren’t the colors of paradise, then I don’t know what are. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your support of my books, The Peachtree Bluff Series and, of course, Design Chic! Mom and I love being here with you every day, and we can’t thank you enough for spending a few minutes of your day with us for NINE YEARS!

If you are looking for a Mother’s Day gift or your next beach read, I’d love it if you’d check out The Southern Side of Paradise! It is available from your local bookstore and wherever books are sold, including:

 

For Signed Copies Call South Main Book Co:  (704) 630-9788

 

Kristy on Tour! (Full Tour Details Available Here)

Creating a Spring Dream Home

kitchen with goodman hanging pendants
Visual Comfort

 

Hal Borland said, “April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”

 

living room furniture
Made Goods

 

And that’s what it feels like to us. A time for preparing and readying, a time when Spring is technically here, but it somehow doesn’t quite feel like it yet. 

 

living room
Oly Studio

 

One of our favorite Spring traditions is High Point Furniture Market (which we’ll be attending this week), where we get to see what’s new and what’s next and make some fun–and sometimes tough–decisions about sprucing our homes for the warm, long, sunny months ahead. 

 

game table update
Mr and Mrs Howard for Sherrill Furniture

 

If you’ve been drooling over all the prettiness your favorite designers and influencers have been posting from market and want to invest in a few upgrades for the upcoming season, Best Prices for Furniture works with an entire network of discount furniture dealers to make sure that you get the very best price on the pieces you’re craving–up to 60% off retail.

 

abstract art in foyer
Palecek

 

Whether you’ve been eyeing a piece of show-stopping art to become the ultimate focal point in your entryway, 

 

living room
John Richard

 

Or have been waiting to invest in that one gorgeous chandelier, 

 

bedroom
Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

 

Look no further than Best Prices for Furniture! We love that we can pick any of our favorite pieces from any of our favorite brands and know we’re getting (as the name implies!) the very best price. Simple! The white glove delivery doesn’t hurt…

 

fabric Scalamandre
Scalamandré

 

From that Scalamandré fabric that absolutely screams “Spring,” 

 

outdoor furniture
Lane Venture

 

To the perfect outdoor furniture to revamp your patio for the upcoming season of garden parties, 

 

patio furniture
Summer Classics

 

Best Prices for Furniture carries all the amazing brands that elevate a house to an experience. What changes are you hoping to make in your home this spring? 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here! 

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