Dogs and Design

Dogs in Design
Architectural Digest

 

They are some of the most cherished members of the family and have an important place in our homes–and in our hearts.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

If you’re a dog lover then you know we have to think about our four-legged friends when designing our homes! Bare floors like these make for easy shedding clean up.

dogs and design
Architectural Digest

 

And, well, we all know Rover isn’t going to be content to sleep on the floor when he can snuggle all night! Easy-to-wash duvets and coverlets are a must in a dog-loving family.

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Michael S. Smith

 

In homes with pets, the furniture has to be a little tougher–at least tough enough to withstand your pooch’s toenails and daring jumps!

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Architectural Digest – Photo Scott Frances

 

And easy-to-clean-and-vacuum fabrics are a must so that your best friend doesn’t have to compromise his or her favorite lounging spot!

Dogs and Design
BHG

 

Let’s face it, our dogs make our homes look–and feel–better. From a cozy bed all his own to a cute doggie door to make his daily commute from indoors to out a breeze, we love the idea of making our homes work better for our dogs too!

dogs and design
Lonny Magazine

 

A statement-making dog deserves a statement-making rug–with a matching collar, of course!

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Architectural Digest – Photo: Ken Hayden

 

Need a perfect complement to the fabulous sculpture? Look no further than the family pet.

dogs and design
Architectural Digest

 

Who wouldn’t want this adorable puppy curled up on the sofa waiting for them?

dogs and garden design
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

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Whether the dogs in your life spend more time indoors or out, we know they have a huge place in your heart. We hope these pooches in pictures put as big a smile on your face as they did on ours!

For more ways to create a pet-friendly home, check out our interview with the fabulous Bunny Williams on how to make your house more dog friendly! 

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10 Favorite Covered Porches

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Beth Webb Interiors

With the beginning of school right around the corner and summer promising to transform into fall at any moment, one thing is for sure: It’s porch sitting season!

covered porch
Urban Grace Interiors

You know we love outdoor spaces that are an extension of our indoor ones, and while summer entertaining outdoors can be so much fun, it’s really the fall when those perfect crips evenings beckon us outdoors.

covered porch
Beth Webb Design

Whether dining with a group of treasured friends…

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Summer Classics

Or gathering for cocktails after the kids’ soccer game,

covered porch
Leah Bailey Interior Design

Or simply treating yourself to a quiet morning cup of coffee with a magazine that has been waiting to be read,

covered porch with wicker furniture
Historical Concepts

These ten stunning porches fit the bill for whatever outdoor activities you might have in mind!

covered porch with wicker furniture
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

We adore bamboo for its beachy feel that works well in any setting,

covered porch
Ken Tate Architect

And iron, aluminum and wrought iron are classic looks that are always in style–especially in black and white.

covered porch
Heather A.Wilson Architect

But the thing we covet most of all, the thing on our porch wishlist, is an amazing hanging bed.

covered porch
Geoff Chick Design

For sitting, swinging or even that elusive front porch nap, these hanging beds are as comfortable as they are chic. What’s on your porch wishlist? 

If you need a good read while you’re relaxing on your porch, why not check out my national bestselling Slightly South of Simple? But don’t take our work for it! Check out what After Orange County is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“[J]ust as I had anticipated, it was a delight to read. The good news is that this book is the first of a series that Kristy is writing called the Peachtree Bluff Series, so we now have much more to look forward to! As the mother of 3 boys, I could relate to the mother character in this story, Ansley, who is the strong matriarch of 3, not-so-simple adult daughters. Each one of Ansley’s daughters come home to their roots, the seemingly idyllic southern seaside town called Peachtree Bluff.  The story weaves its way through the characters’ lives, each with their own unique & individual challenges.” — Celia, After Orange County 

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And we are thrilled to have been nominated by Amara as a Best Luxury Blog and would so appreciate you for voting for us here!

 

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Tour a Charming Amelia Island Beach House & More!

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Nordstrom sale

 

Nordstrom’s BIG Anniversary Sale July 13- August 6

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What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE cuts right to the heart of what it means to be a born-and-bred Southerner, complete with the responsibilities, secrets and unique privileges that conveys. Kristy Woodson Harvey creates four women who are at once completely different yet utterly the same–and a town that you won’t ever want to leave. Interior design, family secrets, life on the coast… It’s easy to see why everyone is buzzing about SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE. –Bestselling author Cassandra King

THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO READ MY LATEST NOVEL SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. IF YOU HAVE READ, WOULD YOU CONSIDER WRITING A BRIEF REVIEW ON AMAZON? YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE PURCHASED THERE TO REVIEW, AND REVIEWS HELP AUTHORS SO VERY MUCH! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

 

 

Porch Gardens Blooming, Small Space Living and More!

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Beautiful Porch Gardens

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A Rosé Drive-Thru in the Hamptons

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Decorating Your Small Space

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WEEKEND SALES

Up to 40% off Sale- anthropologie 

Extra 30% off Sale- j crew

Just Added Savings Sale  – one kings lane

Up to 70% off Sale – shopbop

Up to 40% off Designer Sale – neiman marcus

New to Sale – serena and lily

The Big Half Anniversary Sale – nordstrom

Up to 40% Off Friends and Family Sale – saks fifth avenue

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What People Are Saying About Slightly South of Simple

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“Kristy writes with an open heart and dedication to family, female bonds and all things laced with southern charm and a side of true Yankee directness.”

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Cabin Fever!

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We have cabin fever! No, not that kind of cabin fever. (It’s still like 90 degrees, so we’re out and about!) But we are loving, loving, loving this gorgeous cabin by Bill Moore and Emory Ratliff of Christopher Architecture & Interiors. And if you love this cabin as much as we do, check them on HGTV Faces of Design Waterside Retreats. We were so excited to vote for them!

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Things We Love:Porch Swings

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J. Savage Gibson Photograpy-Coastal Living Magazine

 

There’s nothing quite as magical as a stunning water view–except for enjoying a stunning water view from the comfort of your porch swing, of course. Toss in a few coordinating pillows and some snazzy furniture, and you’ve got an outdoor space perfect for resting, daydreaming, or reading – may we suggest  Lies and Other Acts of Love?! We hope it’s a wonderful Thursday!

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