10 Favorite Room Updates for Spring

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A Dash of Red

 

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UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY

 

One of E!’s Must-Read Books for April
One of Country Living’s 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring
One of Bookstr’s 8 Most Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Frolic’s 12 Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of BookTrib’s Most-Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Brit + Co’s Books You Should Read with Your BFF

 

​Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, NYT bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names).

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

Favorite Ways to Add a Touch of Spring to Our Homes

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From a new light fixture to fresh bedding, a fun accessory to a new throw, we are so excited about adding a touch of spring to our homes!

 


 

 

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Releases in just three short weeks! Preorder your copy today!

 

More About Under the Southern Sky

 

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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Inviting Interiors of Melanie Turner and More!

Melanie Turner Inviting Interiors
Mali Azima Photography | Artwork America Martin | Designed by Doug Turshen with David Huang | Rizzoli Publishing

 

We love getting new design books and when that book is from one of our favorite designers, all the better.   Chic, sophisticated interiors with just the right amount of personality are hallmarks of the talented Melanie Turner ‘s style.   Stop, look, linger, savor.  Then, we urge you:  Start again. There is so, so much to see. 

 

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 Purchase Melanie Turner’s Gorgeous Book HERE

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Favorites for Easter including these Easter Egg Truffles

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Set the Easter Table with Dodie Thayer 

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Handbags for Spring

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Beauty Insiders Favorite Items

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DON’T MISS the Big Friends and Family Sale

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UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY OFFICIAL TOUR DATES + A GIVEAWAY

 

 

WEDNESDAYAPRIL 14 

LIVE (Private) Cocktail Party at Palmetto Bluff Club, E. Shavers Booksellers.

THURSDAYAPRIL 15

VIRTUAL (Private) Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island Author Series.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

LIVE SOLD OUT: Litchfield Books “Moveable Feast,” Ocean One Restaurant, 1 Norris Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 11 am.

MONDAY, APRIL 19

VIRTUAL Reading with Robin “Tell Me About Your Book” Series, 4 pm, Instagram Live @robinkallink.

VIRTUAL Ask Me Anything Facebook Live in Friends & Fiction Group PageKristy Woodson Harvey Facebook Page and A Novel Bee.

VIRTUAL Cuyahoga County Public Library, 7 pm, Bookseller, Mac’s Back’s Books on Coventry, Free & Open to the Public.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20

LIVE M Judson Booksellers Lunch & Lit, Soby’s, 207 S Main St. Greenville, SC, 12-1:30 PM, Ticketed, $40 Includes Meal and Book. Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Browseabout Books & Lewes Public Library, 5 pm, Free & Open to the Public, Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Warwick’s Couch Surfing Series, 7 pm EST, In Conversation with Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Click for more information.

VIRTUAL Bloom Room, 8 pm, Bloom with Tall Poppy Writers Facebook Page.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

LIVE “Books and Bites” sponsored by Friends of The Mountain Branch Library, Lake Lure Inn, 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746, 828.625.2525, Lunch at 11:30am, Meet & Greet at 11am, Bookseller – Malaprops.

LIVE Laura Park Designs, 1033 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207; (704) 807-2630, 4 – 5:30 pm Sip & Sign, Free & Open to the Public.

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Live, 7 pm, Friends & Fiction Facebook Page.

THURSDAYAPRIL 22

LIVE (Private) Country Club of Spartanburg Luncheon, Members & Guests.

LIVE South Main Book Company, Books + Bites, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144, 4:00pm – 6:00 pm, Personalized, Signed Books Available, Drive-Through Pick-Up Available, Free & Open to the Public. Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Left Bank Books, 8 PM EST

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

LIVE Waiting on Martha Home, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Suite 111, Atlanta, GA 30339; 678) 293-6072, Time TBD, Free & Open to the Public.

SATURDAYAPRIL 24

VIRTUAL Foxtale Book Shop, 2 pm, Facebook, Free & Open to the Public, Register via Facebook.

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

LIVE Sip & Sign at The Book Loft, 214 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; (904) 261-8991, 3-5 pm.

MONDAY, APRIL 26

LIVE Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, Casino Building, St. Simons Island, GA, 10:30 am, Free to Guild Members, $10 for Non-Members, Book Sales by GJ Ford Bookshop, Click for More Information.

VIRTUAL Bank Square Books, 1 pm, Free & Open to the Public.

LIVE Wine & Sign with Oxford Exchange, The Commerce Club, 420 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, 6:30 pm.

TUESDAY, APRIL 27

LIVE USC Beaufort Luncheon, 12 pm, Details TBA.

 

WEDNESDAYAPRIL 28

VIRTUAL  “Thoughts from a Page” Literary Salon, 11am CST.

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Live, 7 pm, Friends & Fiction Facebook Page.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

VIRTUAL South Carolina State Library, 7 pm.

VIRTUAL Lowcountry Book Club Chat, 8 pm, Lowcountry Book Club Facebook Page.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

LIVE Literary Luncheon to support Beaufort Historic Site, Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC, 11:30 am, Tickets $40.

SATURDAY, MAY 1

LIVE “Seriously Southern Cocktail Party,” Porch Parties with Signature Cocktails and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres to Benefit Beaufort Historical Association, Beaufort Historic Site, $80 per ticket, 4:30 pm.

SUNDAY, MAY 2

LIVE (Private) National Charity League Mothers & Daughters Annual Awards Event, Camp Albemarle, Newport, NC, 4 pm.

THURSDAY, MAY 6

VIRTUAL Wine & Words with Wade, 6:30 pm, Live on Facebook.

MONDAY, MAY 17

VIRTUAL Friends & Fiction Book Club, Live, 7 pm, Facebook Live.

 

PLENTY OF TIME TO PREORDER

Don’t forget, it’s never too early to preorder from your bookseller of choice!

Thanks so much for all your support of UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY and all my books. I can’t wait to share it with you April 20!

 

More About Under the Southern Sky

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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Things We Love: Touches of Spring

 

Good morning, chic readers! Another week of social distancing and basically not leaving the house has us concentrating on all the little touches we can add for spring.

 

 

If you’ve been a Design Chic follower for a while, you know how much we depend on light fixtures to change the look of a room. This one is too good to be true!

 

 

Exhibit B. Now, this is how you do a lantern right!

 

 

This sunroom is storybook charming. We love every element!

 

 

A new nightstand can totally jazz up a bedroom. We love a pair, but it really isn’t a requirement! A mismatched set can be eclectic and cool.

 

 

And you know that really great feeling you get when you have a fresh, clean set of sheets to crawl between? Imagine when you have an entire fresh, clean set of bedding!

 

 

Isn’t it amazing what just a tiny tick of red can do? So fun!

 

 

We can’t think of anywhere we’d rather be than in this boat.

 

 

Well, maybe other than on the beach where that adorable chair and umbrella ended up!

 

 

Gingham touches, fabulous outdoor furniture and the most amazing coffee table add up to a truly enviable outdoor space.

 

 

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.

 

 

Tour a Madison, Georgia Stately, Columned Beauty 

 

 

Tour a Madison, Georgia Stately, Columned Beauty 

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Serena & Lily dining stately table and wicker chairs

 

New Spring Arrivals

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Wonderful Accessories Including the New Camera Bag

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WEEKEND SALES

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New Markdowns up to 60% Off-   one kings lane

 Spring Decorating Sale 25% Off – horchow

New to Sale – shopbop

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30% off  + an Additional 10% Off   j crew

Up to 40% Off – neiman marcus

New to Sale– Nordstrom

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Peachtree Bluff Series

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases May 7, 2019!

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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

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

 

Things We Love: Diane James Home

 Diane James Home flowers

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!  

 Diane James Home flowers

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!)

 Diane James Home flowers

You know we love flowers. Love and adore them and can’t get enough of them. And we know that you do too. 

 Diane James Home flowers

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… 

 Diane James Home flowers

But that’s where sweet Cynthia and Carolyn and their beautiful line for Diane James Home come in. 

 Diane James Home flowers

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. 

 Diane James Home flowers

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!  

 Diane James Home flowers

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. 

 Diane James Home flowers

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!)

 Diane James Home flowers

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? 

For more about our fabulous friends, follow them over at The Buzz Blog and on Instagram at @diane_james_home

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? 

Thank you to the amazing DD’s Cottage and Design for sharing this stunning photo! If you don’t follow DD, check her out on Instagram @ddscottageanddesign or on her fabulous blog!

 

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Dream Bedroom Designing, Spring Decorating Ideas and More!

 

Designing Your Dream Bedroom 

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Spring Decorating Ideas

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Waffle Cakes Are the Next Big Dessert Trend

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Slightly South of Simple is on Preorder special right now for only $9.41!

Advance Praise for Slightly South of Simple:

“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

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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 kristy@kristywoodsonharvey.com. 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! 

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