Designing a Bathroom with Coastal Style and More

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Designing a Bathroom with Coastal Style

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Using Pastels to Create a Beautiful Bathroom

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One of our Favorite Artists, Kendall Boggs, hosts 40% off Sale in Time for Mother’s Day! Follow her on Instagram at @kendallboggs or email kbdr @ aol.com. 

the Secret to Southern Charm

Thank you, Simon and Schuster for choosing THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM for your Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

 

WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items  anthropologie

30% off   j crew

Up to 70 % Off Warehouse Sale one kings lane

25% Off Semi-Annual Sale  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Up to 70% off saks fifth avenue

Favorites for the Homedesign chic

New Spring Arrivals moda operandi

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Tour the Atlanta Home of Tastemaker Danielle Rollins

 

 

Tour the Atlanta Home of Tastemaker Danielle Rollins

 

 

Creating an Arbor

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Here are some great gift ideas to tell Mom thank you for what she does all year long. Happy weekend, friends!

Gifts for Mom

But our favorite gift idea of all? The Secret to Southern Charm, of course!
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Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items  anthropologie

30% off   j crew

Up to 70 % Off Warehouse Sale one kings lane

New Items Added to Sale  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Up to 70% off saks fifth avenue

Favorites for the Homedesign chic

New Spring Arrivals moda operandi



If you want to know a little more about my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM (Simon & Schuster, April 3, 2018) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 60 seconds. No major commitments here!)

 

COME SEE ME ON  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM TOUR! IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING FOUR WEEKS .

 

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Tour a Loft in Oregon and Weekend Sales and Shopping

 

 

Tour a Loft in Oregon

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Beautiful Kitchens Bathed in Blue

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Favorites for Spring 

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Add the Colors of the Rainbow to Your Wardrobe

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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 14: Catawba College Dinner, Salisbury, NC, private

April 14: Signing at High Point Furniture Market, High Point, NC, Codarus Showroom, IHFC H220, 2-4 pm

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 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

Favorites for the Homedesign chic

New Spring Arrivals moda operandi

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Tour a Texas House Designed by Marie Flanigan and More

 

 

Tour a Texas House Designed by Marie Flanigan

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   A Portion of My Acknowledgments in The Secret to Southern Charm

One of the hardest parts of writing a book for me is writing my acknowledgments–because I have so, so many people to thank that I always end up having to cut them down–more than once! The funny thing is that most of the time, the people I thank never even see the acknowledgments because they don’t make it into the advance copies. (Because I procrastinate soooo long on turning them in.) So I wanted you to see a small portion of my acknowledgements in my latest novel The Secret to Southern Charm today! Thank you sweet friends for all of your help and support!

My design blogger girls, there are too many of you to name here, but, literally, you launched my career. Hands down. Thank you for your enthusiasm, your support, and for sharing your readers and your corners of the Internet with me year after year. I love you all so much and am in awe of your generosity!

It is beginning to sink in that this is my fourth novel, that only four years ago I was hoping and praying that I would get to see just one book in print. I have to thank you, the reader who holds this book, 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.

 

 

 Favorite New Arrivals from Shopbop

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WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

20% Off Home 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

20% Off Bedding  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

25% Off Friends and Family saks fifth avenue

New Spring Arrivals moda operandi

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Tour a Historic Boston Transformation and More

 

 

Tour a Historic Boston Remodel 

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Favorite “Must-See”  New Items 

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Guide to Growing Peonies

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New at Home with Anthropologie

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luxury bag display

 

As if being a Pediatrician, a mother of three and a blogger isn’t enough, our friend Vel has just started a new business venture, Luxury Bag Display,  we think you are going to love. Take a peek!

 

 

 

Easter Candy for Everyone on your List

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We are SO excited because The Secret to Southern Charm officially launches just five 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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Slightly South of Simple

I AM SO, SO, SO EXCITED THAT SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE WAS CHOSEN AS A KINDLE  AND BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK MONTHLY DEAL .   GOOD UNTIL APRIL 1, YOU CAN READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE PEACHTREE BLUFF SERIES FOR ONLY $1.99–JUST IN TIME FOR THE THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM RELEASE ON APRIL 3.

 

 

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Tour a Water Mill Home and More Weekend Favorites

 

 

Tour a Water Mill Home

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Spring Favorites at Draper James

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In case you missed our makeover with Serena & Lily take a peek and bonus:

GET 20% OFF EVERYTHING AT THE FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT! 

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Getting ready for  Spring Break?  My latest novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, releases on April 3, right in the thick of Spring Break! And, Southern Living just named it one of its “Best Spring Break Reads.” Hooray! Now is the perfect time to preorder!

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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

20% Off Custom Furniture Sale serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Up to 70% off saks fifth avenue

Favorites for the Home design chic

New Spring Arrivals moda operandi

 

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Tour this Beach Bungalow on the Gulf of Mexico

 

 

Tour a beach bungalow on the Gulf of Mexico

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Creating a Stylish Laundry Room

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Stunning Beach Photography from Judith Gigliotti

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Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Recipe

pumpernickel & rye

 

 

 

Exploring the Beauty of Banff

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In case you missed our makeover with Serena & Lily take a peek and bonus:

GET 20% OFF EVERYTHING AT THE FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT! 

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Getting ready for  Spring Break?  My latest novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, releases on April 3, right in the thick of Spring Break! And, Southern Living just named it one of its “Best Spring Break Reads.” Hooray! Now is the perfect time to preorder!

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Coastal Chic Makeover with Serena & Lily

Good morning, chic readers! It’s here, it’s here! Serena & Lily’s Friends and Family 20% off sale. You could say we are a tiny bit excited…. We love all that is Serena & Lily (We know you do too!) and, there is no better time than their annual sale for a quick coastal spruce, right?

Serena & Lily makeover

Whether you live at the coast, have a beach house or are simply looking to add a little bit more of that coastal vibe into your house (vacation all the the time, anyone?) Serena & Lily is the one-stop shop for all that is fabulously coastal without being kitschy. If you’re looking to add a little beach to your life, check out what we did! 

Serena & Lily in the Bedroom:

 

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

 You know how sometimes you move somewhere and you get like 90% finished with everything and you just run out of steam? There’s no doubt that decorating can be a total joy. But it’s also a creative process and it can just burn you out. We were sort of like that with this guest room in our Beaufort house. We loved this gorgeous shell console and had the beginnings of a nice guest bedroom. We just needed to add in a few coastal touches!

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

One of our favorite looks is a bed with no footboard–and something fun at the end. A chaise, a pair of chairs and a bench are all nice choices. For us, nothing could top this stunning Shore Bench from Serena & Lily.

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

It’s perfect for a guest room in particular because it gives guests a place to sit to read, watch TV or simply put on their shoes. Isn’t it the perfect touch? Just add a Monaco throw in a beachy color, a couple Sarasota pillows and voila! Your guests will never want to leave!

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover before

(Before)

This little area in the guest bedroom was particularly troubling. It needed a console, desk or table that fit the space and a lot of pizazz!

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

After looking at consoles and tables and chests and desks, we decided to go with something a little bit different… a bar cart! In this case, the South Seas Bar Cart from Serena and Lily. We love using pieces we love in ways that are a little bit unexpected. Here, styled with favorite books and accessories, this bar cart becomes perfect for a bedroom. (And, hey, you can always roll it out for a party!) We love a little height and, for a space that can’t have a lamp, this vase works well.

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 But we think this Artichoke Table Lamp takes the cart to a whole new level! A previously neglected chimney wall becomes a focal point–with plenty of coastal flair! Plus, we love adding extra light wherever we can.

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

Bedding is paramount, of course. In a guest room and especially a guest room on the coast, we love keeping things light and bright. The detail on the Savoy Embroidered Duvet Cover and Shams adds interest while maintaining that relaxing, airy feel. These linens are positively luscious! (Read: Our guests will never want to leave!)

Serena & Lily in the Kitchen:

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

(Before)

Of all the rooms in this remodel, the kitchen was by far the biggest transformation. With seven layers of linoleum, no island, no windows and 1960s appliances, it needed some help. We loved the remodel, but it needed a little something. 

It’s amazing how just one tiny element can completely change the look of a room–and add so much coastal chic style! The Riviera Counter Stool in natural is just that extra touch that made this kitchen feel like, well, a day at the beach! The stools added much-needed warmth, perfect for spring. We can see flip flops and sandy towels in this kitchen’s future!

Serena & Lily in the Bathroom:

 

Serena & Lily  bathroom makeover

(Before)

My son’s bathroom upstairs was another case of major renovation and salvation. Converted from a closed-in upstairs porch to a bright, sunny spot for a little boy was so much fun.

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

Nothing says “coastal” quite like teak. This darling Teak Step Stool is pretty and practical, making it easy to reach the sink. Rope baskets are the ultimate in coastal touches. The large one makes a perfect dirty clothes hamper! 

Serena & Lily in “Blogging Central”:

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

This converted laundry and storage room is actually one of the most-used spaces in the house. Little Will does art and homework there and these chaises with lucite trays are perfect for working. The Brahms’s Mount Herringbone Throws at the end of the chaises are absolutely stunning, give a finished look and feel–and were one of the first things we ever bought for the house. That just goes to show that, when you get your “before” right, with gorgeous pieces from Serena & Lily, you don’t even need an “after!”

If you are looking to add a hint of coastal style to your space, Serena & Lily’s 20% off sale is not to be missed! Let us know what you pick–and we’d love to see how you use Serena & Lily in your coastal home makeover!

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Getting ready for  Spring Break?  My latest novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, releases on April 3, right in the thick of Spring Break! And, Southern Living just named it one of its “Best Spring Break Reads.” Hooray! Now is the perfect time to preorder!

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