Bring Spring Into Your Home with a Pop of Pink

pink living room
Alessandra Branca

 

A touch of pink brings Spring to any room of the home.

architectural digest pink kitchen
Architectural Digest

 

From a fabulous pink range in the kitchen

pink dining room
Domino

 

To a pink dining room

pink flowers
Architectural Digest

 

to an arrangement of flowers on your desk

pink bedroom
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

 

We love it in any space.

pink bathroom
John Stefanidis Design – Miguel Flores Vianna Photography via Architectural Digest

 

Who wouldn’t love this fabulous combination in their bathroom?!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

From a single bloom on a side table

pink garden
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

 

to a full display just outside your window

Meg Braff via Coastal Living

 

or poolside

Milieu-Mag

 

we don’t think it gets much chicer than pink!

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But we think our favorite pop of pink may be on the cover of  The Secret to Southern Charm.  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 16: The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387, 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

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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House Tour: Coco & Jack Interior Design

Coco & Jack living room

Steve and Alyssa Terpstra, the founders of Coco & Jack ‘s home is nothing short of a retreat. 

Coco & Jack living room

Nothing is too stuffy or overdone, yet it all feels perfectly pulled together, in-place and utterly serene. 

Coco & Jack living room

Alyssa, the design mind behind the company Coco & Jack is known for her ability to combine the right details to make a house a home. Her family spaces are absolutely luxurious while maintaining a casual feel where everyone can relax…

Coco & Jack girl's room

But, if we’re honest, it’s the children’s rooms that are our very favorites! An absolutely charming space for a little girl to play, dream and invite her best friends to spend the night…

Coco & Jack girl's room

It’s all in the details, really. These bunnies couldn’t be cuter–and are very appropriate for our impending Easter season!

Coco & Jack girl's room

A sweet console between the beds provides plenty of storage for playthings. 

Coco & Jack girl's room

And we’re having closet envy! With plenty of space for her prettiest things, this closet is swoon-worthy! 

Coco & Jack girl's room

We love how every detail–down to the heat vent–is taken into account here. 

Coco & Jack boy's room

A fun and comfy nook transforms into the perfect space for a little boy.

Coco & Jack boy's room

And the simple addition of chalk paint leaves plenty of space to let his imagination run wild. 

Coco & Jack boy's room

We love the wide-plank hardwood floors–and that Mr. Bear is tucked in nice and tight! What’s your favorite space in this stunning, serene home? We don’t think we could pick a favorite!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by! 


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Don’t miss the MELAMINE PRESALE from our fabulous friend, Tina, of The Enchanted Home.   It ends March 29th…so hurry, hurry to see and purchase the patterns she designed herself – you’ll want them all!

 

We are SO excited because The Secret to Southern Charm officially launches just six 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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Top 10 Pink Rooms for Valentine’s Day

Top 10 pink living room
Cullman & Kravis Design

 

The last few weeks might have been all about green and blue (We’re watching the Super Bowl right now and this is a great game!), but the next couple will be dominated by pink and red. To get you in the Valentine’s Day mood, we thought we’d share 10 favorite posts with fabulous pink touches. They are full of inspiration! To see more of each space, just click on the links!

This living room is a perfect example of how to do “pops of pink” without looking too girly or overdone. 

Top 10 pink dining room
Domino Magazine

 

We don’t know which pink in this dining room is our favorite, the fabric or those hydrangeas. Fortunately, we don’t have to choose!

Top 10 pink dining room
Emily Followill Photography

 

A pretty shade of pink in a fun pattern adds loads of life to this dining room.

Top 10 pink bedroom
Meg Braff Design

 

Pattern on pattern is always chic when it comes to pink. 

Top 10 pink bedrooms
Suzanne Kasler via Architectural Digest

 

The palest shade of pink is soothing and chic in this bedroom.

top 10 pink bedroom
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

A white bedroom is always in style, and these hints of pink take it up a notch!

pink beach cottage
Coastal Living Magazine

 

Love pink indoors? This Bahamas House totally embraces the pink look with a pale exterior that is eye-catching and beautiful!

pink window box

 

Our friend Elizabeth from Pretty Pink Tulips knows all about a splash of pink! Her favorite tulips add this season’s chicest color in any space–indoors or out. 

Top 10 pink porch
BHG

 

Speaking of outdoors, this porch is pretty in pink for sure!

Top 10 pink umbrella
Meg Braff Design

 

 A pink umbrella on a chic patio? Yes, please! This one has us in a summer state of mind!

Whether your team won or lost last night (or you were really just counting down the minutes until This is Us), we hope this pretty pink has started your day out on the right note–and has you dreaming of Valentine’s Day! Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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Outdoor Showers for Summer Living and More!

outdoor showers

 

Outdoor Showers for Summer Living

laurel and wolf

 

big design for tiny spaces and abstract art

 

Big Design for Tiny Spaces

– laurel & wolf

 

adding texture and natural material in the kitchen

 

Adding Natural Material to Any Room

dering hall

 

pink in the living room

 

Decorating With Pink

one kings lane

 

 

Southern Style with Reese Witherspoon

nordstrom

 

What People Are Saying About Slightly South of Simple

 

“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” (―The Huffington Post)https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/slightly-south-of-simple-kristy-woodson-harvey/1124085475?ean=9781501158056

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Slightly South of Simple yet, take advantage of Barnes & Noble’s Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer! It’s the perfect time to stock up on summer reading!

House Tour: Bahamas Pink Cottage Tour

Bahamas pink cottage

Summer may be in full swing, but now is the time we are planning our winter vacations. This adorable Bahamian home looks like just the kind of place to catch some rays any time of year. Enjoy the tour!

Bahamas pink cottage

 

Bahamas dining room

 

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living-room

 

bedroom

 

cottage

 

porch

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. We hope you have a fabulous afternoon!

Photography: Annie Schlechter

Styling: Liz Strong

Coastal Living Magazine

What design bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

Thanks to my friend Carrie Waller from Dream Green DIY for adding Slightly South of Simple to her Summer Reading List! Here’s what she had to say: Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey: If you’re looking for a sweet, witty, heartbreaking read to pass the time while lying on the beach this season, then Slightly South of Simple is for you. I motored through an advance copy several months ago, and loved every moment. This one will keep you guessing, too!

*Photo courtesy of Dream Green DIY

In Good Taste: Kristin Paton Interiors

It is incredible how one piece, used in a different way in a home, can look entirely different. Like, how this antique entrance hall chest, could look stuffy in a room full of other antiques, but, in the hands of Kristin Paton Interiors, accessorized with light, bright, up-to-date pieces, becomes an up-to-date statement.

Or how French sconces, when combined with abstract art, take on a look that is young and eclectic, not stuffy.

That is the real gift, we believe, the mix of finishes and fixtures, textures and tones that defines a room and a home so beautifully and well. 

From a bright, window-filled shore escape that is light and spacious,

To a darker office that feels like the perfect place to do business–or play chess,

Kristin Paton is an expert at combining elements to create a statement. 

From a clean, functional kitchen…

To a traditional dining space with a twist…

To understated glamour in the dining room…

Paton creates signature spaces that ooze with style.

This uniquely chic office is perfect for work or play,

One signature piece of art defining the color scheme. 

This aqua and pink scheme is so chic for a bedroom as well. We think it’s safe to say that, no matter where Kristin Paton lends her touch, it turns out beautifully!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Eric Roth Photography

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With only two weeks until the Slightly South of Simple release–and one week until the tour begins–we can’t wait to meet some of you in person. Thank you so much to Glitter Guide for choosing Slightly South of Simple as an April “Must Read!”

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