In Good Taste: Chris Luker Photography

Chris Luker Photography James F. Carter entry
James F. Carter

 

Like a book with no words…

 

Chris Luker Photographer dutch door

 

Or a song with no melody…

 

Chris Luker Photographer kitchen

 

Gorgeous design is impossible to display without stunning photography

 

Chris Luker Photographer dining room

 

Chris Luker is absolutely brilliant at portraying lovely designs at their best. 

 

Chris Luker Photographer entry
Bill Ingram Architect

 

From capturing the perfect angle, 

 

Chris Luker Photographer built In bunkbeds

 

To setting a charming, realistic, lived-in stage,

 

Chris Luker Photographer bedroom
Kenneth Brown Design

 

Capturing the light

 

porch dining

 

To snapping that perfect, idyllic shot (while a sailboat floats past the window…)

 

dining room in blue and white

 

Luker brings beautiful design to life. 

 

Chris Luker Photographer porch

 

Every picture tells an unforgettable story that we want to read again and again. 

Speaking of Stories…

My sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, releases one week from today! Parade, Working Mother and SheReads called it one of the most anticipated reads of 2020, Frolic and Get Literary want you to read it for Spring, Mary Kay Andrews picked it for her 2020 reading challenge–and called it “your next summer sizzler”–and the Southern Independent Booksellers Association awarded it an “Okra Pick,” meaning they want to hand sell it all season long! 

Pick up your copy at your favorite local bookstore, Bookshop.org, Amazon or wherever books or sold.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd-couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness.

In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

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Things We Love: Beautiful Styling

Interior styling with Alyssa Rosenheck family room bookcase
Christina Cole & Co

 

Gorgeous landscapes and lovely homes can be as incredible and fabulous as they can be. 

 

Interior styling with Alyssa Rosenheck family room
Cassie Kelley & Lindsay Rhodes Interiors

 

But, if styled in the wrong way, even the most perfect designs can fall flat behind the camera lens. 

 

Interior styling with Alyssa Rosenheck living room
Katie Hackworth Design

 

When it comes to photography, styling and making a place positively shine, no one is better than  Alyssa Rosenheck.

 

Interior styling and photography with Alyssa Rosenheck bar
Christina Cole and Co

 

She is an expert at casting every design in the right light, making everything she styles and photographs seem warm, inviting and, what’s more, interesting. 

 

Interior styling and photography with Alyssa Rosenheck gray kitchen
Christina Cole and Co.

 

A subtly misplaced artichoke,

 

Interior styling and photography with Alyssa Rosenheck kitchen with farmhouse sink and marble countertops
Kaemingk Design

 

A bunch of fresh flowers and a casually hung hand towel,

 

Interior styling and photography with Alyssa Rosenheck white kitchen with marble countertops
Chantal Lamberto

 

Or a bowl of fresh fruit are some of the simple ways that Rosenheck makes the designs she captures come to life and feel warm, lived-in and pleasing.

 

Interior styling and photography with Alyssa Rosenheck dining room with pink dining chairs
Kathryn Berschback

 

From a stunning dining room,

 

Interior styling and photography with Alyssa Rosenheck playroom with teepee
Amanda Barnes Interior Design

 

To a play space fit for a princess, we want to live inside every single room!

 

Interior styling and photography with Alyssa Rosenheck dining al fresco
Amanda Barnes Interior Design

 

We’re planning on taking our seat around this stunning table. What about you? 

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

 

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Feels Like Falling

 

My sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, releases in TWO months! To celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway over on Instagram with my friends from The Monogram Corner and Leigh Deux for a fabulous summer bundle that includes a signed copy of FEELS LIKE FALLING, a gorgeous hand-painted monogrammed beach bag and a super chic beach towel. I am so jealous of the winner because I want this summer pack so badly!

 

Feels Like Falling Tour Dates!

April 22: Country Club of the Crystal Coast, 152 Oakleaf Dr, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512, 6pm, For Reservations and More Information Contact the CCCC at (252) 726-1034.

April 23:  Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island 2020 Author Series, South Carolina Yacht Club in Windmill Harbor Marina,161 Harbour Passage, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, 4:30 – 6:30pm.

April 24: Moveable Feast hosted by Litchfield Books, Kimbel’s Wachesaw, 1930 Governors Landing Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, 11:30 AM, Tickets are $48 per person, and include a copy of the book. To make a reservation call 843-235-9600.

April 24: In-Store Book Signing at Litchfield Books – 11421 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 2:00 PM, Free and Open to the Public.

April 24: General Federation of Women’s Clubs-SC Federation Day Keynote, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Pl, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, 7 pm, Private Event.

April 25: Zia Boutique Books & Bloody Marys, Kristy in Conversation with Zelle Wiggins, owner of Zia Boutique and founder of Southern Style Blog, 11 am (talk), Signing Until 1 pm, Zia Boutique, 1113 Military Cutoff Rd A, Wilmington, NC 28405, Free and Open to the Public, (910) 679-4101 for more information.

April 26: Signing at Mydoma Showroom, High Point Market, Private for High Point Market Attendees, High Point, NC, Details TBA.

April 27:  Fountain Bookstore, Talk, Q&A and Signing, 2 pm, 1312 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, More information and preorders available from [email protected].

April 27: Cocktail Party. Hosted by Francene Katzen and Allie Carter of Alexandra Bee Blog, 6 pm. Richmond, VA. Private Event.

April 28: Feels Like Falling officially launches! Virtual Launch Day Celebrations happening on Bloom, the reading community of the Tall Poppy Writers and Kristy Woodson Harvey Facebook!

April 28: Page 158, Wake Forest, NC. Details TBA.

April 28: Launch Party at Pigfish Lane Antiques, 5425 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606, 5-8 pm, Book Sales by Quail Ridge Books (QRB will be on site.) Hosted by Marge Knutson. For more information contact [email protected]or 919-436-4006. For personalized preorders or post-event book shipping contact Quail Ridge Books at (919) 828-1588. Refreshments provided, Free and Open to the Public.

April 29: Pretty Please Houston, 8791 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX, 77024, Talk and Signing, 5-7 pm, Free and Open to the Public. Book Sales by Murder by the Book. 

April 30: Spring Fling with Kristy Woodson Harvey, Brooke Fossey, James R. Hannibal and Julie Cantrell. 8:45 am-11:15 am, Address provided after online registration. Houston, TX. Preorders available from Murder by the Book. Click herefor more information and registration.

April 30: Houston, TX Book Club, 12 pm. Private Event.

April 30: Houston, TX Cocktail Party. Private Event.

May 1: Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC. Details TBA.

May 2: Park Road Books, Talk and Signing, 2 pm, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209, More information and signed, personalized preorders or post-event shipments from [email protected] or 704-525-9239. Free and Open to the Public.

May 2: South Main Book Company, Signing, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, For more information or personalized preorders contact Alissa Redmond, 704-630-9788, [email protected].

May 3: Meet-the-Author Talk & Lowcountry Wine reception at Timrod Library, Talk at Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 118 W. 3rd Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Lowcountry Wine reception will follow at Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483, 2:00 pm. For more information or tickets contact Cindy Koontz, [email protected].

May 4: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Talk and Signing, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington KY40503, 7 pm, For more information contact Michael Link [email protected]. Free and Open to the Public.

May 5: Cuyahoga County Public Library – Middleburg Heights Branch, Talk and Signing, 16699 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 7pm 440.234.3600. Book Sales by Books on Coventry. Free and Open to the Public.

May 6: Carmel Clay Public Library, Talk and Signing, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel, IN 46032, 6:30, For more information contact 317-435-9630.

May 7: Linger Longer Living Series at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Talk and Signing, Lake Club Center, Lake Club Drive, 5:30pm, Private for Reynolds Members and Guests.  For Personalized Preorders or Book Shipments, contact Avid Bookshop.

May 8: Story on the Square Luncheon, 19 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA 30253; (678) 759-0079, 12pm, For Tickets and More Information Contact Deanna Bailey, [email protected].

May 8: Waiting on Martha Home, Kristy in Conversation with Waiting on Martha Founder Mandy Kellogg Rye, Atlanta, GA, Details TBA.

May 9: FoxTale Book Shoppe, Talk and Signing,105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Free and Open to the Public. More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 9: Alpharetta Library Talk and Signing, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009, 4:00 pm. Free and Open to the Public. Books from John’s Creek Books & Gifts.

May 10: Book + Bottle, Wine and Casual Conversation, Seventeen 6th Street North, St. Pete, FL 33701, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 11: Copperfish Books Luncheon, FM Don’s, 201 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950; 941-637-8800,12:00 PM Start, For more information, tickets and preorders contact [email protected]; 941-205-2560

May 11: Oxford Exchange, “A Night With Author Kristy Woodson Harvey,” 420 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606, 6:30 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 14: The Bookmark, 220 First Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public. More Information from [email protected].

May 16: Girl Scouts of America Fundraiser, 12-2 pm, Charleston, SC. Details TBA.

May 17: Friends of the Lexington Main Library, Talk and Signing, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072, 3pm, For more information contact [email protected], Free and Open to the Public.

May 18: Davidson, NC Event. Events TBA.

May 19:  Friends of the Randolph County Public Library Talk and Signing, 201 Worth St, Asheboro, NC 27203, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public.

May 20: “Lunch & Lit” sponsored by M. Judson Booksellers, Soby’s Restaurant, 207 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC, 12 noon $45, includes 3 course meal and copy of book, Tickets and More Information from M. Judson call (864) 603-2412.

May 20: Sumter County Museum Reception, Talk and Book Signing, McKenzie Hall, Heritage Education Center, 122 N. Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150, 5:30 pm, Ticketed event – $5 Members, $10 Non-Members. Tickets Available Here.

May 21: “Books and Bites” at Cherokee County Public Library, 300 E. Rutledge Ave, Gaffney, SC29340, 11:30am, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hub City Wine, Women & Wisdom, Talk and Signing, 286 W. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hope Center Fundraiser, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30 pm. Private Event.

June 7: Kinston Public Library Kickoff to Summer Reading and “Women Build Worlds” Celebration, Kinston-Lenoir County Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC  28501, 3 pm, Free and Open to the Public.

June 27: Beach Party with Beaufort Linen Co! Beaufort, NC. Details TBA.

August 4: Booktowne, Manasquan, New Jersey, Details TBA.

August 5:  Browse About Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, Details TBA.

August 5: Bethany Beach Books Signing,99 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930; (302) 539-2522, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public

August 7: Private Cocktail Party, East Hampton.

August 8: East Hampton Author Night, East Hampton, NY.

August 11: Avon Free Public Library, Talk and Signing, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001, Details TBA.

August 12: Bank Square Books Ocean House Summer Author Series, The Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave, Westerly, RI 02891, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Books Sold by Bank Square Books, Cocktail Party and Signing, Tickets Required.

More events–including a fabulous night with our friends from Diane James Home–coming soon!

 

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

 

In Good Taste: Eric Piasecki

kitchen Eric Piasecki Photography

 There’s a reason we don’t have a bunch of pictures of our own houses on our blog. We’re terrible photographers! No doubt about it, photographing is a real art, and photographing homes is a style all its own. The most fabulous home can look below par in the hands of an amateur photographer. That’s why we are so enamored of the photography of the very talented Eric Piasecki. From the kitchen to the office to the dining room, Piasecki makes every paint color, wood floor and piece of hardware shine under the right light. We hope you love this photographer’s good taste as much as we do!

kitchen Eric Piasecki Photography

 

foyer Eric Piasecki Photography

 

office Eric Piasecki Photography

 

breakfast room Eric Piasecki Photography

 

Eric Piasecki living room

 

wood

 

Eric Piasecki livingr oom

 

Eric Piasecki office

 

Eric Piasecki charming curb appeal

 

Eric Piasecki

 

porches

 We’d love to be enjoying the view from this patio today! Wishing you a wonderful one!

Eric Piasecki Photography

 

 

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The Southern side of paradise

the southern side of paradise

Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

 And announcing… The Southern Side of Paradise Tour!

Twelve states, forty-one stops…If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

April 24: Quantum Leap Series at Quantum Leap Library, Orlando, Florida

April 26: General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Wilmington, NC

May 2: North Myrtle Beach Library, North Myrtle Beach, SC

May 2: Silver Coast Winery, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

May 3: Moveable Feast Luncheon, Pawley’s Island, SC

May 4: Kinston, NC BBQ Festival

May 5: Dee Gee’s Launch Party, Morehead City, NC

May 7: Beaufort History Museum Tea, Beaufort, SC (SOLD OUT)

May 8: Newberry County Library Literacy Luncheon, Newberry, SC

May 9: Live at Your Library Series, Gastonia, NC

May 11: South Main Book Co., Salisbury, NC

May 13: Junior League of Louisville Book Club Cocktail Reception, Louisville, KY

May 14: Murder by the Book, Houston, TX

May 15: Houston Women’s Club, Houston, TX

May 15: Signing at Segreto Finishes, Houston, TX

May 16: Signing at Stanley Korshak, Dallas, TX

May 18: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH

May 19: Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel, IN

May 20: Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas Coffee, Daniel Island, SC

May 20: Buxton Books, Charleston, SC

May 21: Snee Farm Garden Club, Mount Pleasant, SC

May 22: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

In Good Taste: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

paint
Chad James Group – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
 
 
We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again: Fabulous furnishings are nothing without stunning photography. Perfectly filled bookcases look off balance, ideally proportioned chairs look too small… The list goes on and on and on. But, in the hands of a skilled professional, each room looks just as chicly amazing as it does in real life–and in the mind of the designer who dreamed it.   
Austin Bean Design

 

This is undoubtedly a tricky space to style. We never would have put this together, but it’s fabulous!

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography living-room
Katie Gibson Interiors – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

The femininity of the furnishings pair beautifully with more masculine dark wood and horns. Perfect for every member of the family!

kitchen Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Redo Homes – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Gold and silver mix so well in this kitchen. This is statement lighting at its finest. And that range hood? So good!

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography living room
Redo Homes – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

A shock of blue lacquer is fabulous against this neutral backdrop.

Kitchen Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Castle Homes – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

All white is just right in this luxe kitchen.

kitchen Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Redo Home – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

And wow…

 Alyssa Rosenheck Photography kitchen
Redo Home – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We love everything about this kitchen! Isn’t that tiny desk the best use of space? And the wine becomes a decoration. So lovely!

 

 

bedroom. Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
The Iron Gate – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We would never have thought to put a pendant in a bedroom, but it works so well in this spot. It’s cozy and charming.

 Alyssa Rosenheck Photography bedroom
Redo Home

 

What a fun way to learn your numbers! This bedroom is too, too adorable!

bathroom Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Redo Home –

 

This soaking tub pairs extraordinarily with these beautiful rugs.

The juxtaposition of the raw wood ceiling with the crystal chandelier is gorgeous. The entire space makes a one-of-a-kind statement.

And, thanks to the lens of Alyssa Roseheck Photography that captured it all so well, we are sure you agree. We hope your day is wonderful! 

The Peachtree Bluff Series

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!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

HAPPY TUESDAY, FRIENDS!

 

In Good Taste: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

paint - Alyssa Rosenheck
Chad James Group – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again: Fabulous furnishings are nothing without stunning photography. Perfectly filled bookcases look off balance, ideally proportioned chairs look too small… The list goes on and on and on. But, in the hands of a skilled professional, each room looks just as chicly amazing as it does in real life–and in the mind of the designer who dreamed it. One glance at the amazing photos by Alyssa Rosenheck, and we’re sure you’ll agree!

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Austin Bean DesignAlyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

This is undoubtedly a tricky space to style. We never would have put this together, but it’s fabulous!

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography living-room
Katie Gibson Interiors – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

The femininity of the furnishings pair beautifully with more masculine dark wood and horns. Perfect for every member of the family!

kitchen - Alyssa Rosenheck
Redo Homes – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Gold and silver mix so well in this kitchen. This is statement lighting at its finest. And that range hood? So good!

paint - Alyssa rosenheck
Redo Homes – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

A shock of blue lacquer is fabulous against this neutral backdrop.

Kitchen - Alyssa Rosenheck
Castle Homes – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

 

All white is just right in this luxe kitchen.

kitchen - Alyssa Rosenheck
Redo Home – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

And wow…

kitchen - Alyssa Rosenheck
Redo Home – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We love everything about this kitchen! Isn’t that tiny desk the best use of space? And the wine becomes a decoration. So lovely!

bedroom - Alyssa Rosenheck
Katie Gibson Interiors – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

If we were going to describe this room in one room it would be luxurious. Soft pink feels so sweetly relaxing.

bedroom - Alyssa Rosenheck
The Iron Gate – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We would never have thought to put a pendant in a bedroom, but it works so well in this spot. It’s cozy and charming.

bedroom
Redo Home – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

What a fun way to learn your numbers! This bedroom is too, too adorable!

bathroom
Redo Home – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

This soaking tub pairs extraordinarily with these beautiful rugs.

wood- Alyssa Rosenheck
Jason Arnold – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

The juxtaposition of the raw wood ceiling with the crystal chandelier is gorgeous. The entire space makes a one-of-a-kind statement.

And, thanks to the lens that captured it all so well, we are sure you agree. Happy Tuesday, friends!


I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your support during these first few weeks of  The Secret to Southern Charm Book tour. My novel even became a TARGET FICTION BESTSELLER AND A BOOKSCAN NATIONAL BESTSELLER!  Thank you,  for helping to make my dreams come true, for telling your friends and writing reviews, for hosting and coming to my events . . . I am here today because of you, and, even though we may not have ever met, I count you as one of the people I am most grateful for every day.

THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM TOUR!

 

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

Apr. 20: Launch of Literary Luncheon series at The Annapolis Bookstore, 53 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401, Contact is Mary Owen, 410-280-2339, [email protected]

April 21: Bethany Beach Books, 99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19967, Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM

April 21:  Browseabout Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 3 until 5 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 http://westervillelibrary.org/events?event=29771 or by calling the library at 614-882-7277 ext 4; 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, GA 30188, 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

May 10: Children’s Cancer Partners Fundraiser, Cornelius Yacht Club

May 21: Sassee Reads Books Club Chat

June 13: Raleigh, NC Read & Go program, Tour of Salisbury, NC based on Lies and Other Acts of Love, Raleigh Parks & Rec,(919)996-4723

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 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm

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

July 25: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm


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In Good Taste: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

paint. Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Chad James Group – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again: Fabulous furnishings are nothing without stunning photography. Perfectly filled bookcases look off balance, ideally proportioned chairs look too small… The list goes on and on and on. But, in the hands of a skilled professional, each room looks just as chicly amazing as it does in real life–and in the mind of the designer who dreamed it. One glance at the amazing photos by Alyssa Rosenheck, and we’re sure you’ll agree!

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography entrance
Austin Bean DesignAlyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

This is undoubtedly a tricky space to style. We never would have put this together, but it’s fabulous!

living-room Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Katie Gibson Interiors – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

The femininity of the furnishings pair beautifully with more masculine dark wood and horns. Perfect for every member of the family!

kitchen Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Redo Homes – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Gold and silver mix so well in this kitchen. This is statement lighting at its finest. And that range hood? So good!

paint Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Redo Homes – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

A shock of blue lacquer is fabulous against this neutral backdrop.

Kitchen
Castle Homes – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

All white is just right in this luxe kitchen.

kitchen Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Redo Home – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

And wow…

kitchen Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Redo Home – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We love everything about this kitchen! Isn’t that tiny desk the best use of space? And the wine becomes a decoration. So lovely!

bedroom Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Katie Gibson Interiors – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

If we were going to describe this room in one room it would be luxurious. Soft pink feels so sweetly relaxing.

bedroom Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
The Iron Gate – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

We would never have thought to put a pendant in a bedroom, but it works so well in this spot. It’s cozy and charming.

bedroom
Redo Home – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

What a fun way to learn your numbers! This bedroom is too, too adorable!

bathroom Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Redo Home – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

This soaking tub pairs extraordinarily with these beautiful rugs.

wood Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Jason Arnold – Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

The juxtaposition of the raw wood ceiling with the crystal chandelier is gorgeous. The entire space makes a one-of-a-kind statement.

And, thanks to the lens that captured it all so well, we are sure you agree. We hope your first day of spring is filled with buds and beauty!

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Speaking of Spring Break, my latest novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, releases on April 3, right in the thick of Spring Break! And, Southern Living just named it one of its “Best Spring Break Reads.” Hooray! Now is the perfect time to preorder!

the secret to southern charm

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