Things We Love: Colorful Gardens

colorful gardens
Dan Gordon via Dering Hall

 

With the days growing longer and the sun getting warmer, we are savoring every moment we have outside–especially after such a cold, harsh winter. We don’t know about you, but we’re focusing on keeping our yards blooming for summer right now. We love flowers and bright blooms and pretty colors intermixed, and when it comes to curb appeal, there is nothing quite like adding color to the garden. Check out a few of our favorite colorful gardens and gain a bit of inspiration of your own! 

colorful gardens
Hollander Design

 

colorful gardens
Dan Gordon via Dering Hall

 

colorful gardens
Hollander Design

 

colorful gardens
Hollander Design

 

colorful gardens
Marc Appleton via Architectural Digest

 

colorful gardens
Stroudwater Design Group via Dering Hall

 

colorful gardens
Peter Pennoyer Architects

 

colorful gardens
Dan Gordon via Dering Hall

 

colorful gardens
NLB Architects

 BE MY GUEST:  Please join me TODAY AT THE SEA ISLAND CLUB in Sea Island, GA for cocktails, conversation and The Secret to Southern Charm:


 If you are not a club member or resort guest, email me and I’d love for you to be my GUEST!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

House Tour: Chic and Sophisticated by Wolf Design Group

Wolf Design Group entrance

Good morning, chic friends, and happy Wednesday! Are you in the mood to tour a fabulous home today? We know we are! This gorgeous home by Wolf Design Group  is the perfect combination of modern and traditional and hits all the high notes when it comes to style. So take a look around. You’re welcome to stay as long as you like!

Wolf Design Group entrance

 

Wolf Design Group living room

 

Wolf Design Group living room

 

Wolf Design Group living room

 

Wolf Design Group kitchen

 

Wolf Design Group bar

 

Wolf Design Group bedroom

 

Wolf Design Group closet

 

Wolf Design Group bathroom

 

Wolf Design Group pool

 

Wolf Design Group pool
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


 

Please join me THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 AT THE SEA ISLAND CLUB in Sea Island, GA for cocktails, conversation and The Secret to Southern Charm:

 


 If you are not a club member or resort guest, email me and I’d love for you to be my GUEST!

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

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Tour a Fabulous Water Mill Home and More

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Tour a Fabulous Water Mill Home

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Decorating Your Living Room

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Poolside Decorating with One Kings Lane

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Places to Travel this Summer

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Shop the Designer Sale up to 70% Off

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These are this Summer’s Best Books According to:

The Charlotte Observer and The Raleigh News and Observer

Beach Reads and Romance

“The Secret to Southern Charm” by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Gallery Books, April 2018)

North Carolina native and New York Times bestseller author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with a sequel to her beloved Peachtree Bluff series. Military wife Sloane Murphy is forced to deal with her husband missing in action as she tries to take care of her young children. Harvey, a UNC-Chapel Hill alum, infuses plenty of women power in this story of juggling the highs and lows of life.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article213002339.html#storylink=cpy

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER AND RALEIGH NEWS AND OBSERVER FOR CHOOSING 

THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM AS “ONE OF THIS SUMMER’S BEST BOOKS”!

 

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

TALK AND SIGNING

If you are in the Raleigh area, I will be at Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, June 21 at 11am for a TALK and SIGNING with the fabulous Mary Alice Monroe. We would LOVE to see you there!

More The Secret to Southern Charm Events

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

June 21: Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 11 am, Talk and Signing with Mary Alice Monroe

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

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

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

In Good Taste: Architect John B. Murray

John B. Murray Architect entrance

John B. Murray, Architect via Dering Hall

One of our favorite things about John B. Murray’s architectural designs is that he always keeps and eye on the view. From expansive fields of green, 

John B. Murray Architect living room

To a sparkling water vista, 

John B. Murray Architect living room

To the cityscape to end all cityscapes, 

John B. Murray Architect living room

He designs homes that work with the environment around them–

John B. Murray, Architect kitchen

And suit the needs of the families within their walls. 

John B. Murray, Architect kitchen

From an expansive eat-in kitchen, 

John B. Murray, Architect hallway

To a spectacular upstairs nook, 

John B. Murray, Architect bathroom

An outstanding paneled bath and closets, 

John B. Murray, Architect bathroom

To a light, bright, glass-filled haven, 

John B. Murray, Architect pool

This architect creates spaces that simply beg to be lived in. 

John B. Murray Architect pool

Outstanding outdoor spaces, 

John B. Murray, Architect house and garden

And breathtaking facades are two of the hallmarks of this architect. 

John B. Murray, Architect house and garden

And his designs are as diverse as the families within their walls.

John B. Murray, Architect house and garden

We can’t think of a better place to welcome us home at night–and we can’t get enough of the good taste of this extraordinary architect. Can you? 

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

Wilmingtonians, stop by the fabulous Zia Boutique on Thursday, May 24 between 4 and 7 to shop, sip and get your book signed. Zia Boutique will have books for sale or you can bring your own!

 

PREPPING FOR MEMORIAL DAY

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Tour a Stunning Home in Connecticut 

pool- Connecticut

 

Tour a Stunning Home in Connecticut 

new england home magazine

 

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Alessandra Branca

 

Design on a Dime Sneak Peek

dering hall

 

Serena & Lily - porch dining

 

Perfect Spot for Dining Al Fresco

 – serena & lily

 

The secret to Southern Charm

I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your support during these first two week of The Secret to Southern Charm Book Tour.  My novel  became a Target Fiction Bestseller and National Bookscan 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 21: Bethany Beach Books, 99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19967, Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM

 

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

WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items  anthropologie

30% off + 10% off Full Price  j crew

Up to 70 % Off Warehouse Sale one kings lane

New Items Added to Sale  – neiman marcus

30% off Pacifica Collection  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Up to 70% off saks fifth avenue

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Tom Stringer: An Adventurous Life

Interior designer Tom Stringer knows all about An Adventurous Life.

tudor house
Doug Snower Photography

 

If his Chicago home (pictured here) is any indication, he has drawn on that adventurous life to surround himself with beauty. 

Tom Stringer house
Doug Snower Photography

 

The chevron white oak floors in his glamorous entry, 

Tom Stringer living room
Doug Snower Photography

 

And pretty artifacts in every space create an enviable well-traveled, well-collected design scheme. 

entrance
Jorge Gera Photography

 

But Stringer’s keen eye doesn’t only apply to his own home. 

Jorge Gera Photography

 

His clients’ homes are just as adventurous as his, as these African artifacts and walking sticks woven into the decor can attest. 

dining
Jorge Gera Photography

 

From elegant and chic, 

beach house
Grey Crawford Photography

 

To laid back and sporty,

beach house
Grey Crawford Photography

 

Colorful, festive and fun,

bedroom
Grey Crawford Photography

 

To laid back and calming, 

Tom Stringer can turn any space into a collection of what its owners love. For more gorgeous looks from this noted designer, check out An Adventurous Life. It’s the perfect accessory for your coffee table!

Tom Stringer

Doug Snower 

Jorge Gera Photography


 

slightly south of simple - books

Attention all bloggers, book reviewers and influencers! I will be receiving advance copies of my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM this week! If you’d like an early copy for sharing consideration on your blog or social media, please email me at kristywoodsonharvey @ gmail. com! (And I’ll be giving away copies on Instagram, so come follow us over there to win one of the very first copies!)

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For more inspiration visit our Instagram and Pinterest

and see our Top Ten Posts of 2017 here!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! 

 

 

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