Refresh Your Guest Room for the Holidays

bedroom refresh with Serena & Lily

 

Before

 

Man, oh man, do we ever love a good before and after. And when it’s our own house, all the better! When we bought our house in Beaufort, our main goal was to keep things simple, clean and streamlined, so we could walk in and feel spacious and spa-like. But, well, let’s just say that, in this bedroom, maybe we took that a little too far!

 

Serena & LIly | bedroom refresh

 

After

 

The guest room is a fairly decent size, and a headboard just never felt like it took up enough space. Even when we eventually put a bench at the end of the bed, it just felt too light. When we saw this Whitaker Sun-Bleached Pine 4-Poster Bed, we knew it was the answer, that we could maintain that light and airy feeling while lending the room a sense of gravitas.

 

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The color is absolutely exquisite–and the quality is even better than we anticipated. (And we had high hopes.) This is a heavy, sturdy, incredibly well constructed piece of furniture, truly heirloom quality.

 

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And the color blends so beautifully with our favorite Shore Bench. We love the contrast between the textures here. The whole vibe comes off as coastal without being kitschy. And these pillows and throw are a gorgeous finishing touch–as is that stunning Serena & Lily duvet.

 

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Y’all, we hate to play favorites, but if we could have these artichoke lamps (similar here) in every single room in our house, we totally would. They are so whimsical and fun, true statement pieces that can’t help but draw the eye.

 

 

We’re in love with these Venice Rattan Chairs. They are deep enough to be comfortable without being bulky and the open weave lends that light and airy feel we’re looking to achieve while still being substantial and high quality. Add a neutral pillow, made of the most luxurious linen, for a finished feel.

 

 

Plus, with colder weather coming, this throw is a must-have. (And, don’t forget, my eighth novel, CHRISTMAS IN PEACHTREE BLUFF, releases in 2 weeks on October 26!! SIGNED COPIES are available from Oxford Exchange, and it will be on shelves wherever books are sold!) And this week, Target has a special preorder of buy 2 get 1 free!  Get 1 for yourself and 2 for gifting! What could be better?!

 

 

 

 

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Serena & Lily Whitaker Four Poster Bed | Sunbleached Pine.| bedroom refresh

 

There are so many ways to style this fabulous 4-poster. From pretty in pink

 

 

 

 

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Serena & Lily Whitaker Four Poster Bed | Sunbleached Pine | | bedroom refresh refresh

 

To beautiful in blue

 

 

 

 

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Serena & Lily Whitaker Four Poster Bed | Sunbleached Pine

 

To accentuated with the perfect neutrals, it’s the kind of incredible piece that goes in any bedroom in ultimate style.

 

 

 

 

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Serena & Lily Whitaker Four Poster Bed | Ebony

 

Our new favorite bed also comes in a variety of colors, like this stunning ebony wood,

 

 

 

 

 

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Serena & Lily bedroom refresh

 

And light saltwashed oak. In any shade, this is a gorgeous update on a classic style that is the ultimate accent in any bedroom. We don’t know about you, but now we’re feeling totally ready for all those holiday guests!

 

 

 

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I am SO excited that the fourth in my bestselling Peachtree Bluff Series is releasing on October 26, 2 weeks from today and is available for preorder from your bookseller of choice ! 

 

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CHRISTMAS IN PEACHTREE BLUFF BOOK TOUR

 

 

SALISBURY, NC | MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021 | 5PM

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Launch Party
South Main Book Company
110 S Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

 

SAVANNAH, GA | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021 | 5PM

Once Upon a Wardrobe Launch Party with Patti Callahan and Mary Kay Andrews
The Paris Market
36 W. Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401
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BLUFFTON, SC | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021 | 12PM

University of South Carolina Beaufort Luncheon with Authors Series with Patti Callahan and Mary Kay Andrews
Belfair Clubhouse
200 Belfair Oaks Blvd
Bluffton, SC 29910
TICKETS

FERNANDINA BEACH, FL | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 | 11AM – 2PM

Amelia Island Festival Luncheon
Courtyard by Marriott Amelia Island
2700-1 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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NEPTUNE BEACH, FL | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 | 6PM

Signing at BookMark
The BookMark
220 1st Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

ST. PETERSBURG, FL | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 | 7PM

TOMBOLO BOOKS Signing with Patti Callahan and Mary Kay Andrews
Tombolo Books
2153 1st Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
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TAMPA, FL | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021 | 2PM

OXFORD EXCHANGE signing with Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan
Oxford Exchange
420 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606
TICKETS

PUNTA GORDA, FL | MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021 | 11:30AM – 1PM

Books & Brunch Author Extravaganza hosted by Copperfish Books with Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan
F.M. Don’s
201 West Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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SANIBEL ISLAND, FL | MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021 | 5PM

MacIntosh Books + Paper Dessert and Drinks with Kristy Woodson Harvey, Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan
Sanibel Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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NORTH PALM BEACH, FL | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021 | 11AM – 1PM

North Palm Beach CC with Village of North Palm Beach Library
North Palm Beach Country Club
951 US-1
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

VERO BEACH, FL | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021 | 5PM

Vero Beach Book Center
392 21st St.
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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WINTER PARK, FL | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 10:30AM – 12PM

“Books and Bites” in Conversation with Kristin Harmel
Writer’s Block Book Store
316 N Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
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KISSIMMEE, FL | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 2 – 4PM

Solivita Circle Talk and Signing
Solivita Palms Amenity Center
1055 San Clemente Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34799

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021 | 6PM

B&N Mount Pleasant Signing
Barnes & Noble
1716 Towne Centre Way
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

MYRTLE BEACH, SC | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 | 11:30AM

A Moveable Feast sponsored by Litchfield Book Store
21 Main At North Myrtle Beach
719 North Beach Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 | 5PM

Pelican Bookstore at Talk, Sip & Sign with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Silver Coast Winery
6680 Barbeque Rd NW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC

MOREHEAD CITY, NC | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021 | 11AM – 12:30PM

Books & Bellinis with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Dee Gees Books & Gifts
508 Evans St
Morehead City, NC

BEAUFORT, NC | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021 | 2 – 3:30PM

“Trick or Read” Sip & Sign
Beaufort Linens
331 Front St
Beaufort, NC, 28516

SUMTER, SC | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 | 5 – 7PM

Sumter County Museum Author Reception
Sumter County Museum
122 N Washington St.
Sumter, SC 29150

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021 | 12 – 1:30PM

Kiawah Island Cassique Club House Talk & Signing
Cassique Golf Club
100 Old Cedar Lane
Kiawah Island, SC 29455

SOUTHERN PINES, NC | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2021 | 4PM

The Country Bookshop
Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities
555 E Connecticut Ave, Southern
Pines, NC 28387
TICKETS

VIRTUAL EVENT | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021 | 7PM

Virtual Event with Ron Block and the Cuyahoga County Library

RALEIGH, NC | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2021 | 2PM

Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
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BLUFFTON, SC | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021 | 4PM

A Christmas Cookie Event With Patti Callahan & Kristy Woodson Harvey
Montage Palmetto Bluff
477 Mt Pelia Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
NOTE: This is a private event for residents of Palmetto Bluff and their guests.

WILMINGTON, NC | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021 | 11AM – 1PM

Open House at Inlet Blue Market and Porter Co Book Shoppe with Stephanie Gray
Porter Co Book Shoppe
303 S Topsail Drive
Surf City, NC 28445

CAPE CARTERET, NC | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021 | 12:30PM

Talk and Signing with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Western Carteret Library
230 Taylor Notion Rd
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 | 12PM

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Luncheon with Beaufort Historic Site
Coral Bay Club
1901 W Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
TICKETS

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021 | 11:30AM

Crystal Coast Country Club Author Luncheon
152 Oakleaf Dr.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
PRIVATE EVENT

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Dinners at Beaufort Gro & Aqua
TICKETS

BEAUFORT, NC | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021 | 1:30PM

Peachtree Bluff Double-Decker Bus Tour
Leaves from 100 Block Turner Street
Beaufort North Carolina 28516

 

 

Thrilled for the Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Trailer

 

The fourth book in my bestselling Peachtree Bluff Series is releasing October 26 but is available NOW for preorder from your bookseller of choice! 

In the newest installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown—and the holiday season in the process.

When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband James announce they are divorcing—and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response—Caroline, at her wits end, can’t think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island?

Quite a lot, as it turns out.

As the “storm of the century” heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they’re planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi’s recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen. With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly…and the Murphy sisters, who evacuated to New York, soon realize it’s up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline’s boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town—as well as their family.

In “pitch perfect tones” (Publishers Weekly) and written with her signature Southern charm, New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey explores the magic of Christmas, the power of forgiveness, and the importance of family in a tale that reminds us that, no matter the circumstances, home is always where we belong—especially during the holidays.

 

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