10 Family Rooms Perfect for Gathering

blue and white family room Jenkins Interiors
Jenkins Interiors

 

Memorial Day week is officially here! And, yup, just like most things, it’s going to look a little different this year…But that doesn’t mean that we can’t still get out the hot dogs and baked beans and celebrate with our families. (Socially distanced and 10 at a time, of course!)

 

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To get you in the celebrating spirit, check out ten of our favorite family rooms that are the perfect place to gather the ones you love most–even if it’s just for family movie night. 

 

blue and white family room Jenny Keenan Design
Jenny Keenan Design

 

With plenty of seating… 

 

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Lots of light

 

blue and white family room Jenny Keenan Design
Jenny Keenan Design

 

The perfect accessories…

 

blue and white family room Jenkins Interiors
Jenkins Interiors

 

And enviable architectural details

 

Kara Miller Design | Brantley Photography

 

 

These family rooms are big on inspiration! 

 

Kara Miller Design | Brantley Photography

 

 

Connected to the kitchen? All the better!

 

family room Studio McGee
Studio McGee

 

And if you can’t make it to the beach, at least you can look at it from the comfort of your family room. For indoor style, we don’t think it gets much better than these chic spaces. Which is your favorite?

 

Need a Memorial Day Read? Check out Nature.Books.And.Coffee’s Review of my Instant USA Today Bestseller, Feels Like Falling:

“Feels Like Falling” by Kristy Woodson Harvey @kristywharvey was a definite 5⭐!!… This story has a dual POV, alternating between Gray and Diana. Gray just lost her mother to cancer!  She is the CEO of her company and recently split from her husband who cheated on her. She goes to spend the summer at the North Carolina shore. Diana who loses her job at the pharmacy has just broke up with her boyfriend, moved out of their shared apartment and planning to just live in her car! Just so happens, Gray has a spare guest house and offers Diana to stay there. These 2 , very different women truly Bond and help each other through the hard times in their life. They learn so much about themselves, and what really matters in life! I loved both characters!! This story was sweet, dealing with love, loss, romance, motherhood, and life!! This truly was a perfect beach read. A very endearing, positive read.

 

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FEELS LIKE FALLING IS A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

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And an American Book Association Bestseller… And a Publisher’s WeeklyBestseller… And a Bookscan Bestseller… And it’s all because of YOU! So alllll the thank yous, my wonderful readers, for taking what could have been a lemon of a launch week and making it into the sweetest lemonade! I am truly wowed by all of you.

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April 20: “Carolina Beach Books” Zoom event with Rowan Public Library, Kristy in Conversation with Mary Alice Monroe, 6:30 pm EST. South Main Book Co taking preorders. Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88931378533
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April 22: 12:00pm EST, Elysian Magazine Virtual Event. Susan Meissner and Kristy Woodson Harvey discussing Bibliotherapy and the Power of Friendship. Link to come.

April 23: Kristy Take Over The Romance of Reading Facebook Group.

April 25: Zia Boutique Virtual “Books and Bloody Marys.” Kristy in conversation with Zelle Wiggins, owner of Zia Boutique and founder and author of Southern Style Blog. Preordered, personalized books will be available for pickup at Zia Boutique, as well as signed books. 1113 Military Cutoff Rd A, Wilmington, NC 28405. 11:00 AM.

April 26: Kristy Take Over Great Thoughts, Great ReadersFacebook Page.

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April 26-May 2: Kristy Take Over Bloom With Tall Poppy Writers

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April 28:SIBA Virtual Event via Zoom, 3:00 PM, 20 min presentation with a 20 min Q&A. Books available from Fiction Addiction.
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April 28: Kristy a Part of“A Mighty Blaze.”

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One of the most common questions I get asked on book tour is about my editing process. If you want to know a little more about the process of making my sixth novel, Feels Like Fallingwhich releases April 28, 2020–come to life, check out this quick snippet!

 

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If you’re looking for a relaxing quarantine activity, reading is always a great choice! My entire Peachtree Bluff Series is out and available now!

 

10 Favorite Rooms with Stylish Storage

Studio McGee entry with baskets for storage and organization

 

One of our favorite parts of the holiday season is the more is more approach. 

 

Studio McGee Pantry with baskets and jars for storage and organization

 

Decorations everywhere, lights on every surface, the tree filling what was once a blank space. 

 

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But one of our favorite things about the New Year is putting it all away, clearing all the clutter to begin a streamlined new year with only what we need.

 

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If you’re already looking ahead to the new year, you’ll absolutely love the stylish storage in these gorgeous rooms designed by Studio McGee.

 

 

From pretty storage jars and beautiful built-ins,

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To kid-friendly bookcases and containers,

 

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To baskets of all shapes and sizes, there’s the perfect storage solution for every space. 

 

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After almost fifteen months of being out of our house from Hurricane Florence, words can’t express how relieved we are to just be home. But, needless to say, after six moves and four rental houses, our stuff is everywhere. If there was ever a year for organization, this is it! As we focus on finally beginning our addition and reconfiguration of our upstairs in January, let’s just say that closet space, the laundry room and an organized office and mudroom are top priorities! 

 

Studio McGee storage one the mudroom with cabinets, bench and wells

In the meantime, we’ll be making the most of what we have with these helpful tips from one of our most favorite design studios–and reveling in the glitter, the tinsel and the tissue paper everywhere. After all, it only comes one time a year… 

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Happy holidays, chic friends! Thanks for spending your holiday season right here! If you haven’t yet, make sure to join our email list to get holiday decor tips from our favorite designers. Click the link highlighted in red, add your email address, first name and hit send!

 

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10 Favorite Kitchens from Studio McGee

 

We absolutely adore the work of Studio McGee–and husband/wife team Syd and Shea McGee. 

 

 

Their kitchens are enviable to say the very least. 

 

 

As we round the corner to one year out of our house since Hurricane Florence, one of the things we miss the very most is our kitchen

 

 

These beauties are reminding us of all the reasons why. 

 

 

Ample work space…

 

 

Chic designer appliances,

 

 

And special touches–like this beyond adorable Dutch door!–are all hallmarks of a Studio McGee kitchen. 

 

 

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And that, right now, mixing metals is practically mandatory.

 

We couldn’t love these beautiful kitchens any more!

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In Good Taste: Studio McGee

 

What do you do when you have “a spare bedroom with lots of big ideas and no room for fabric samples?”

 

 

If you’re Shea McGee, you start a design firm!

 

 

After graduating with a degree in PR, Shea decided that she was passionate about interiors. Little did she know that, a few semesters into chasing her dream, she would have a huge waitlist of clients.

 

 

Shea enlisted her husband Syd and, together, they created Studio McGee, a design firm that has grown to more than 30 team members and manages projects nationwide.

 

 

With the team’s bright, airy and slightly organic aesthetic, it’s easy to see why Studio McGee has become one of the most well-known design firms in the U.S.

 

 

The studio’s work has been featured in magazines including Vogue Living, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and House Beautiful, among others.

 

 

Shea turned her vision for a side-project for a stay-at-home mom into something much larger–and it’s safe to say that her clients have benefitted from the leap of faith that Shea and Syd took in that guest bedroom.

 

 

With the perfect laid-back luxe vibe, we can’t possibly pick a favorite space!

 

 

We can’t what to see what the Studio McGee team creates next!

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