And hanging chairs make it even better! They are one of our most favorite design elements.
During these times when the great outdoors are bringing us so much solace, they really do deserve to be celebrated.
And these outdoor spaces do just that in high style, from main pieces to finishing touches. Are you planning on making any changes to your home or porch for spring?
Ready for a new spring read to enjoy on your fresh made-over porch? Check out Feels Like Falling, the book Mary Kay Andrews called, “Your next summer sizzler!” Preorder now to avoid shipping delays. Official release date April 28, 2020.
Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!
We have been absolutely blown away by the response to the Peachtree Bluff town takeover! Tickets are going quickly so make sure to grab yours before they’re gone! Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site.
It would really be more appropriate to title this post “Things and People We Love.” Because as much as we love the beautiful shop, Diane James Home, and The Buzz Blog that is connected to it, we love it’s owners and authors, twins Carolyn and Cynthia, even more!
They were some of our very first blog friends when we started Design Chic, have been an endless source of support and inspiration, and even brought gorgeous blue hydrangeas for everyone at the beyond beautiful blogger luncheon our fabulous friend Tina from The Enchanted Home hosted for the launch of my novel Slightly South of Simple last year. (If you’ve read it, you’ll get why those flowers were so important!)
You know we love flowers. Love and adore them and can’t get enough of them. And we know that you do too.
But, sometimes it has been freezing cold for what seems like forever (like now!), or you’re allergic to flowers or you hate the mess the make or you can’t keep them alive for longer than a half hour…
But that’s where sweet Cynthia and Carolyn and their beautiful line for Diane James Home come in.
Because they have an endless variety of gorgeous blooms that won’t die, won’t need watering… And here’s the clincher: They look exactly like the real thing.
It’s quite astonishing, actually.
Their new Spring Watercolors Collection might be their most beautiful yet. And we don’t know about you, but, if we are going to make it until spring actually arrives, we are going to need some beautiful blooms in our lives!
Not only are they stunning for your own home–indoors or out–but Diane James Home florals make the perfect gift. We’re loving them for the upcoming wedding season. Because, honestly, the bride is probably getting tired of dinner plates.
From topiaries to bouquets, greenery to orchids that you don’t have to get that ice cube trick right to keep alive, these ladies have it all. (And, yes, you can have it delivered! We know. Life is good!)
And, did we mention? They’re gorgeous twins! We don’t know about you, but these beautiful blooms have made us feel oh so inspired. What about you?
Thanks so much for stopping by today, chic readers!
We can’t believe it but the countdown is officially on. The Secret to Southern Charm hits stores eight short days from today! If you haven’t preordered yet, (or read the first in the series, Slightly South of Simple, which is on sale for $1.99 on Kindle & Nook until April 1!) what are you waiting for?
Good morning, chic readers!It is feeling like spring here, and all we can think about is getting outside. Outdoor entertaining is one of our favorite things about this fabulous season. And we can always use a little porch inspiration!
Whether your porch is neutral or bright, has wicker furniture, wrought iron or teak, we can all agree on one thing:It should be comfortable!
We believe that outdoor spaces should coordinate with indoor ones, be an extension of the home’s decor
Are you sprucing your porch for spring?
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Only Two Weeks Until Slightly South of SimpleReleases! Coming up next week. we’ll be giving away a gorgeous Ferragamo Darina bag from our friends at Reebonz–so stay tuned for that.
NYC Friends, fun news! I have 5 tickets to my official launch at the 92nd St Y to give away! I’ll be talking about Slightly South of Simple and giving tips for Decorating Small NYC Spaces. Email me at [email protected] to claim your ticket!
“Writers come and writers go but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive Sisterhood of Southern Writers.” —The Huffington Post, Jackie K Cooper
Oh my goodness. I can’t even believe it. Less that 2 months from today, on April 25, Slightly South of Simple will be released into the world! I am SO excited. And we are ready to start celebrating! To celebrate two months, we will be partnering with our friends at Framebridge, who provide the most fabulous custom framing, to give away $200 in custom framing to one lucky winner. (YOU are going to win. I feel it!)
Once you preorder you are eligible to enter EVERY giveaway. Thank you to everyone who has already preordered. Wow! I’ve been blown away! It’s a great time to pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple for yourself, a friend a Mother’s Day gift or graduation gift, because the preorder price is $8.80 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. But you guys know I love my indy stores, so if you have a favorite and preorder from it, I’ll give you double the entries! Just email me at [email protected] If you don’t have a favorite indy, choose one of mine: FoxTale Book Shoppe, Duck’s Cottage, Tattered Cover Book Store or Indiebound.com. There are more ways to enter below as well.
Thank you, my sweet, dear readers for all of the support and love you have given me along the way. I wouldn’t be here, about to release this series, without you!
Yesterday morning was kind of like this… Bright, sunny, beautiful. The daffodils bloomed. I sat outside in short sleeves for three hours getting sun, did yoga on the porch. It felt like Spring was on the way. By noon, it was forty-nine degrees. By six, ice was starting to fall. So, we guess we’ll just keep dreaming of blues!
The wonderful part is that, no matter what the sky decides, inside, it can be that perfect blue any time of year!
The flowers can bloom all year round…
And, sometimes, those inside accessories are so lovely that they can tide us over until we’re barefoot on the beach again! (We’re loving everything Aerin Lauder lately. What about you?)
Plus, the cold isn’t all that bad. Especially when you have a comfy gorgeous chair to curl up in and read a good book!
In layered, sophisticated pattern on pattern,
Or bright touches on a cheerful porch, blue is far from basic! And this puppy seems to like it too. In no time at all, we’ll be spending all our days outside and the winter weather will be a distant memory. For those of you already savoring spring, please send some more our way!
Wherever you are and whatever the weather, we hope this is a weekend to remember!