The Colors of Paradise

playroom
Collins Interiors| Nathan Schroder Photography

 

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! 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. As you might imagine, I am a very visual person, so covers mean a lot to me. 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! 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.That yellow is combined with the perfect hot pink…

 

Marika Meyer Interiors Angie Seckinger.| Photography

 

And the most serene water blue…

abstract art
Serena & Lily

 

And these are the bright, bold hues. 

 

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)

House Tour: Dallas Showstopper by Jenkins Interiors

Texas Dining Room

Jenkins Interiors – Dallas, Texas home Wentwood

 

People have a lot of preconceived notions about Texas, don’t you think? Maybe more than any other state.

 

Texas living room

 

it’s all about big hair and barbecue and trucks and hats and cowboy boots, all of which, trust us, we are highly amenable to.

 

Texas living room

 

But Jenkins Interiors, among others of our designer friends, has given us a new stereotype about Texas: The homes are incredible, in no small part, of course, to these fabulous designers.

 

Texas living room

 

This house lives up to one stereotype in that it is nothing short of luxe.

 

Texas living room

 

But a laid-back luxe, which is all the better.

 

Texas wine bar

 

If you ask us, this is a major (super chic!) improvement on the dank, dark, musty wine cellar. And those butterflies? Perfection!

 

Texas kitchen

 

Beauty is all in the details and this fume hood combined with that range and those barstools… It’s eye candy at its finest.

 

Texas kitchen

 

And a pink pot is the perfect touch!

 

Texas breakfast room

 

Pops of color keep this home vibrant, down to earth, and totally livable.

 

Texas bedroom

 

We love the way the pinks, blues and golds are carried throughout the color scheme.

 

Texas closet

 

It adds such uniformity to a large space–even the closet! (The to-die-for closet!!)

 

Texas bathroom

 

Herringbone floors are another hallmark of this stunning home.

 

Texas bedroom

 

As are gorgeous, gorgeous windows.

 

Texas bathroom

 

From a pink bathroom fit for a princess,

 

Texas bedroom

 

To a little boy’s room to dream about,

 

Texas bathroom

 

Everyone has the right beautiful space in this home.

 

Texas laundry room

 

Even the laundry!

 

Texas porch

 

No surprise here: The outside is as stunning as the inside. We don’t know about you, but we think Jenkins Interiors has outdone themselves in this Dallas home. And it rumors are to be believed, outdoing yourself over and over again is what Texas is all about.

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

 

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

Bring Spring Into Your Home with a Pop of Pink

Top 10 pink living room Valentine's Day
Cullman & Kravis Design

 

It’s no secret that we love neutral decor, but this week 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 Valentine's Day
Emily Followill Photography

 

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

Top 10 pink bedroom.Valentine's Day
Meg Braff Design

 

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

Suzanne Kasler bedroom
Suzanne Kasler

 

 

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

top 10 pink bedroom Valentine's Day
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

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

 

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 umbrella
Meg Braff Design

 

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

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!

 

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!

 

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. 

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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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 Valentine's Day
Cullman & Kravis Design

 

It’s no secret that we love neutral decor, but this week 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 Valentine's Day
Emily Followill Photography

 

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

Top 10 pink bedroom.Valentine's Day
Meg Braff Design

 

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

Suzanne Kasler bedroom
Suzanne Kasler

 

 

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

top 10 pink bedroom Valentine's Day
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

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

 

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 umbrella
Meg Braff Design

 

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

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!

 

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!

 

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!

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!”

Chic Pink for Every Room of Your Home!

dining room with wallpaper in chic pink
Emily Followill Photography

 

Red might not be our all-time favorite shade, but, for celebrating Valentine’s Day in style, we don’t think it gets much better than chic pink!

flowers in chic pink on table in living room
Pamela Pierce Designs

 

From pink roses,

kid's bedroom with bunkbeds and chic pink walls
Palmer Weiss

 

 To pink bedroom walls,

porch with large windows and settee
Emily Followill Photography

 

To a dash of pink on the porch,

Valentine's Day at Shop Terrain
Shop Terrain

 

 Nothing says “love” quite like a little dash of sweet pink.

pink tulips in front of white house
Pretty Pink Tulips

 

Pink flowers are such a welcoming statement at the front door of our friend Elizabeth from Pretty Pink Tulips!

dining room in pink
Emily Followill Photography

 

And pink in the dining room can’t help but add pizazz.

bathroom with pink and white wallpaper
Meg Braff Designs

 

 From an adorable bathroom,

pink bedrom hb home
Sam Allen via Cottages and Gardens

 

 To a fun girl’s room that grows as she does, in any shade, from baby to hot, pink is always fresh and fun.

patio with pink umbrellas
Patrick Ahearn Architecture

 

 What could possibly be better than lying by a sparkling pool on a perfect patio? Hot pink umbrellas, of course! It may be a cold Valentine’s Day, but just the sight of those pops of hot pink have us feeling like summer.

From red to pink and everything in between, whatever color your Valentine’s weekend, we hope it’s fabulous!


 

More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

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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