House Tour: Beauty by the Sea from Urban Grace

Estuary House from Urban Grace

 

Good morning, friends! All we know is that today a good day to explore this Beauty by the Sea from Urban Grace. Actually, come to think of it, there’s not a bad day for that. (Also, can we talk about this gallery wall, please? Perfection!)

 

Estuary from Urban Grace

 

I spent a fabulous weekend by the sea with my Tall Poppy Writer friends soaking up the best of what the Hamptons has to offer. Between a book signing at The White Fences Inn in Water Mill, staying at The Topping Rose House in Sag Harbor, and a handful of other spectacular events throughout the Hamptons, I was thoroughly spoiled. 

 

urban grace house by the sea

 

And, as luck would have it (if you call the inconvenience of a cancelled flight “luck”…) I got to spend an extra night in NYC to boot–and finally meet one of my coolest Instagram friends, Ashley Bellman. She’s a host of New York Live and QVC and all around fabulous. (And nice. So nice. Don’t you love it when that happens?)

 

Urban Grace by the sea family room

 

Plus, since this is a room full of fabulous bookshelves, it seems right to say that I got to go visit my publisher, Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster, and check out a really fabulous display of my forthcoming May 7 novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE

 

Estuary Urban Grace

 

All in all, it was a great bonus day in the city, but the real bonus might have been coming home and seeing that THERE IS FINALLY SOME PROGRESS AT MY HOUSE.

 

Urban Grace by the sea

 

If you’re new here, let me get you up to speed: Hurricane Florence invited a tornado friend to have a party at my house on the Carolina coast. Let’s just say they didn’t use coasters, the house has been gutted since September, and they will not be invited back. 

 

Urban Grace by the sea

 

One of my favorite parts of the house is the third floor. It has charming angular rooflines, the best views going and, as of yesterday, shiplap in every nook and cranny. Honestly, I was on the fence about this move, but it is our son’s playroom, and, now that it’s up, I am so thrilled with the decision. It is darling!

 

Urban Grace by the sea

 

If I needed any more confirmation, this beach beauty is making me more confident than ever. 

 

Urban Grace by the sea office

 

It makes use of basically all of our favorite things: steel windows

 

Urban Grace by the sea kitchen

 

The right kind and amount of shiplap in all the right places, (P.S. I’m emailing you for this wash color, Urban Grace!)

 

Urban Grace by the sea staircase

 

And more light than money can buy, which, let’s face it, is the most important part of any beach house

 

Urban Grace by the sea kitchen

 

Urban Grace masterfully combines unexpected touches, 

 

Urban Grace by the sea dining room

 

A nod toward tradition,

 

Urban Grace by the sea entrance

 

And practicality with aplomb. 

 

Urban Grace by the sea

 

They should write a handbook, really. 

 

Urban Grace by the sea

 

And as for the main event? Well, it isn’t too shabby either… 

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peachtree bluff series - Kristy Woodson Harvey

Resolving to read more in 2019? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, Book 2,  The Secret to Southern Charm, and Book 3, The Southern Side of Paradise releasing, May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

 

Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

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In Good Taste: Livable Style with Park & Oak Design

Park & Oak Design entrance

Even their name conjures good feelings. Park and Oak Design. It sounds like a firm that brings the outdoors in. That creates simple yet beautiful design schemes that feel totally livable.

Park & Oak Design living room

It’s kind of like judging a book by its cover. You’re really not supposed to but, sometimes, the cover does give you a really accurate glimpse into what the book is about.

Park & Oak Design entrance

In this case, we judged a firm by its name. And like that book cover, it did give us a pretty accurate glimpse into what was to come.

Park & Oak Design living room

If we had to pick one word to describe Oak and Park Design, we think we’d choose… airy. (It’s hard to choose one word, especially when you’re used to getting 85,000 to describe things.)

Park & Oak Design living room

There’s a minimalistic air about this firm’s work that we find incredibly appealing and totally refreshing.

Park & Oak Design kitchen

A modern streak runs through all of these designs that pairs well with traditional touches.

Park & Oak Design kitchen

And you know how we love our subway tile!

Park & Oak Design kitchen

We love how simple this kitchen is. You can never go wrong with black, white and a touch of natural fiber.

Park & Oak Design kitchen

It took us a while to warm up to the idea, but we are now big fans of mixing metals. This kitchen is case and point!

Park & Oak Design kitchen

These pendants are perfection.

Park & Oak Design dining room

Speaking of pendants, this is one of our favorites. It’s even more stunning in real life!

Park & Oak Design dining room

Saarinen tables are always a favorite. Sleek, modern and totally functional, they’re a great pick for a breakfast room, especially one that isn’t huge.

Park & Oak Design bathroom

The right combination of high and low, rustic and modern, this gorgeous bathroom is the perfect mix of favorite elements blended together in just the right way.

Park & Oak Design bathroom

A great wallpaper can totally make a bathroom. We love the vintage feel of this marble sink. The simplicity of these fixtures is a perfect complement to the fun wallpaper. All in all, we think you’ll agree that the work of Park and Oak is in good taste. Which is your favorite room?

We hope you’re having a great day and staying warm! 

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

 

Also, don’t forget…

 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble (Only in hardback and paperback so far. E-books to come!).

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

House Tour: Cloth and Kind

 

Good morning, chic readers! Are you in full-on Thanksgiving hysteria yet? We are getting so excited, and, okay, truth time: We pulled out the Christmas playlist on Amazon Music today. (If you haven’t listened to the Train Christmas album, you totally should!) So, yeah, it will be 71 degrees tomorrow, and the turkey hasn’t even been bought yet much less cooked, but what’s the harm in breaking our no-Christmas-music-until-after-Thanksgiving rule? It’s not like we’ve already bought the tree

 

While you’re putting the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving grocery list, check out this fabulous house tour from the beyond amazing Cloth and Kind. It’s the perfect home, holiday or not!

 

Built-in bookcases are one of our favorite features in any home. The addition of the brass library lamps takes the look over the top!

 

A blue island is the perfect pop in an otherwise white kitchen. It adds so much dimension. 

 

A teeny vignette becomes a focal point with the addition of this beautiful rug and distressed piece of furniture.

 

There’s nothing better than starting and finishing the day in the sunniest spot in the house!

 

We love hot pink in any space…

 

And beautiful blues too, of course. 

 

There’s no space we love more than a window seat, especially when the weather gets cooler and we draw closer to home. 

 

Double sinks provide plenty of space for getting ready…

 

And a soaking tub creates a spa-like retreat. 

 

Just add a Turkish towel!

 

A playful child’s room is such a delight,

 

And a darling basin sink creates plenty of space for multiple kids to get ready for school.

 

Isn’t it amazing? We love Cloth and Kind’s use of color, pattern and texture–even on the porch. 

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House Tour: Cottage on Lake Keowee

Lake Keowee entrance

There’s no doubt about it: Fall is in the air. It’s still 85 degrees here on the Carolina coast, but there’s something about the air here that starts to get a little clearer that makes us know it will be here soon. The pumpkins everywhere don’t hurt either!

Lake Keowee entrance

So, sure, houses are made for all seasons, but this fabulous Lake Keowee Cottage, designed by Architect Timothy S. Adams and Westbrook Interiors in this month’s Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles,  just feels like fall to us. 

Lake Keowee living room

This is the kind of fireplace that is made for crackling logs on crisp fall nights and freezing December days. 

Lake Keowee living room

And the room around it begs to be curled up in!

Lake Keowee dining room

With Halloween parties and Thanksgiving dinner and all the wonderful occasions that Fall brings, this dining room is the perfect blend of comfortable sophistication that feels festive but never fussy. 

Lake Keowee kitchen

And a place to prepare all those wonderful holiday meals?

Lake Keowee kitchen

No problem!

Lake Keowee kitchen

And, of course, a celebration is in order!

Lake Keowee lake

Fall is our favorite time to be outdoors (Okay, okay… We’re sure we say that about summer and spring too…) and this spectacular setting is ideal for a hike or a paddle or a row. 

Lake Keowee house and garden

And there’s something about stone and wood that makes us think of the change of seasons, of cooler temperatures and turning leaves. 

Lake Keowee house and garden

There’s nothing not to love about this Lake Keowee Cottage any season of the year! 

Have you begun preparing your home for Fall? 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you here!

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The Secret to Southern Charm

If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

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“The Secret to Southern Charm is a compelling, beautifully drawn tale of love, hope, and small town secrets. The richly detailed backdrop of a charming coastal town and the struggles and joys of four generations of women solidifies Kristy Woodson Harvey’s spot as a rising star of Southern fiction.”(Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Beach House for Rent. )

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HouseTour: Sag Harbor Retreat

Sag Harbor entrance

S.R. Gambrel’s Sag Harbor House tour via Dering Hall

Good morning, chic readers! We can’t believe that the end of July is almost here. The summer always goes by in a blur, but we feel like this year has gone especially quickly. We’re busy savoring every inch of summer we have left, as we know that you are. In the spirit of that, this fabulous Sag Harbor house is the perfect place to spend a summer day–and a great place to curl up by the fire come fall. We hope you enjoy your tour as much as we did!

Sag Harbor entrance

 

Sag Harbor living room

 

Sag Harbor living room

 

Sag Harbor living room

 

Sag Harbor office

 

Sag Harbor dining room

 

Sag Harbor kitchen

 

Sag Harbor breakfast room

 

Sag Harbor bedroom

 

Sag Harbor bedroom

 

Sag Harbor bedroom

 

Sag Harbor bedroom

 

Sag Harbor bedroom

 

Sag Harbor porch

 

Sag Harbor exterior

 

Sag Harbor guest house

 

Sag Harbor guest house

Whether you’re at work, on the beach or relaxing today, we hope this fabulous tour brightened your day. Thanks so much for stopping by. We always love it when you do!

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What’s Coming Up on the The Secret to Southern Charm book tour!

The Secret to Southern Charm

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 2: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 6:30 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, free for Sea Island Members and Guests

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Library

  • Who Am I?
    September 13, 2018
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    OVERARCHING QUESTION: How do our favorite books about self-discovery help us navigate our life’s journey?

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

 

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