Especially when it comes to housing lots of guests,
And there’s even the perfect space for our favorite four-legged friends!
The laundry room is as lovely as any we’ve ever seen,
But the outdoors is where it gets too good to be true. That planter… Those lanterns… Those chairs… And, most of all, that view. We could move right in! What about you? I think it’s safe to say that Heather Chadduck outdid herself with this design. And the photography by Laurey Glenn captured every special moment in all its glory. We could tour again and again!
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Feels Like Falling Kristy Woodson Harvey. Gallery, $16 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-1-9821-1770-2 https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-9821-1770-2Harvey (The Southern Side of Paradise) serves up a tale of disaster-turned serendipity in the fictional Cape Carolina, N.C. Successful businesswoman Gray Howard begrudgingly promotes her husband to CFO of her marketing company, ClickMarket, only for him to leave her for the assistant she hired for him. Reeling from a painful, cash-draining divorce, she inadvertently causes Diana, a photo developer at a pharmacy, to lose her job by complaining about her work. After learning this, Gray hires Diana to work as a housekeeper. Over time, the women vent about their lives and forge a friendship that heals them both. The story alternates between Gray’s voice and Diana’s, delving into Diana’s past heartaches and lost hope for having a child. In pitch-perfect tones, Harvey creates two Southern women doing their best to deal with everything life throws at them, and her able plotting will keep readers turning the pages. Secondary characters—Gray’s witty assistant, Trey; her new, younger boyfriend, Andrew; and Diana’s fiercely loyal friend group—add charm. Harvey’s optimistic tale just might convince readers that bouncing back can actually land a person in a better place than where they started. Agent: Elisabeth Weed, the Book Group. (Apr.)
Good morning, chic readers! We wait every single year for the unveiling of the Southern Living Idea House. It’s always chic and always full of inspiration, but we have to say that this one might have been our very favorite yet.
If you’re a big fan of before and afters (guilty!) then you have to go over to Southern Living and check out the befores. They will blow you away!
We are also particularly excited that this show house is in Austin, Texas. We have never been to Austin, Texas but will be going on THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE book tour for a mother-daughter spa weekend! Massages, mani/pedis… Oh, and I’ll be speaking too! We’re super excited about touring around the Live Music Capital of the World! (Wouldn’t you think that was Nashville. Us too.)
We have to be honest: There wasn’t a lot redeeming about this house before. Plenty of architectural details and a unique features (these kitchen walls, anyone?) turned it into something to talk about!
As I said, we’ve never actually been to Austin, but we get the feeling that it has that fun, funky, eclectic vibe. And this house matches that absolutely perfectly. The mix of the antique, new and totally unique in this home mirror that perfectly.
Slanted interior ceilings add so much charm and make for the coziest sleeping spaces we know of!
The variety of pinks in this bedroom is so darling. We can’t get enough pink! (BTW, we have this shell nightstand and are kind of obsessed with it.)
Mudrooms are pretty much the best idea of the 21st century. (Did they have them before the 21st century?) They pave the way for a neat, organized home–and we can’t wait to have one when our remodel is finished!
Anywhere in the South, porch sitting is pretty much mandatory. And with a porch like this, why wouldn’t it be?
We hope you loved this gorgeous Southern Living Idea House as much as we did!
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).
Few designers are more quintessentially Southern than Bunny Williams. So the fact that she is behind the interiors in Southern Living’s incredible show house this year comes as no surprise. But what did come as a surprise? The fact that Southern Living asked little ole us to write about it! It was one of those amazing times when you check your inbox and a fabulous treat is waiting for you! We said, “yes,” as soon as it hit our computer screens. It was the fastest email reply in history. So we had the pleasure of chatting with the legend herself about her favorite decorating tips.
An icon that has been in a business as long as Bunny has could easily be filled with unapproachable advice, but we found that, though she has perhaps surpassed the stage in the projects she undertakes, Bunny still remembers what it’s like to be a first time homeowner, to be young and on a budget.