Things We Love: Ansley’s Guesthouse

guest house

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having an amazing week! It has been perfect beach weather here, and we are loving every second!

guest house flowers

 

If you aren’t near the coast, we say it’s the perfect time of year to call up your friends with beach houses and crash for a while!

 

guest house

 

In my latest novel, The Southern Side of Paradise–and in the entire Peachtree Bluff Series–my interior designer protagonist Ansley’s guesthouse gets quite the workout.

 

guest house

 

The series opens with the sisters fighting over who will live in the guesthouse. (And queen bee eldest sister Caroline proclaiming that it is hers!)

 

guest house

 

When this beautiful space caught our eye, we couldn’t help but imagine it to be similar to the gorgeous guesthouse that the Murphy girls all want to lay claim to. 

 

 

Lovely and luxurious, this is just the kind of place where we would love to be guests!

 

 

The space feels homey yet streamlined, which is the best combination we know of.

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And well-placed planks on the walls and ceilings add charm in droves.

All in all, this is just the kind of place where we’d love to wear out our welcome and luxuriate all summer long!

Do you want to come to this gorgeous guesthouse too?

Interior Design: Tillman Long

Architect: D. Stanley Dixon

Builder: Ladisic Fine Homes

Photograpy: Emily Jenkins Followill

If you haven’t picked up your copy of The Southern Side of Paradise, today is a great day! My publisher, Simon & Schuster, has chosen The Southern Side of Paradise as a part of their Bookcation promotion! For a limited time, you can get 25% off and free shipping with the code SUMMER19!

 

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour!

Twelve states, forty-one stops… Most of The Southern Side of Paradise Tour is behind me, but I’d love to see you at an upcoming event! If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

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

 

House Tour: Relaxing Weekend Retreat

weekend retreat living room

Design by Brittany Bromley Interiors – Jane Beiles Photography

 

There is nothing like escaping for the weekend. 

 

weekend retreat living room

 

Actually unplugging, getting away from text messages and emails, incessant updates and work emergencies. 

 

weekend retreat living room

 

And there is no better place to get away to than a comfortable, calm country house

 

 

Thus serene and enchanting Bedford, NY home is the perfect getaway for a Manhattan family’s city life. 

 

weekend retreat kitchen

 

And this pair of stunning Lars Bolander chandeliers were the very first thing designer Brittany Bromley purchased for this home. 

 

weekend retreat dining

 

With a perfectly finished yet never overdone feeling, this is the kind of home where memories are made, 

 

weekend retreat bedroom

 

Sleep is caught up on,

 

weekend retreat dining room

 

Casual entertaining is at its finest, 

 

Porch-weekend retreat

 

And three small children have perhaps the one thing that Manhattan living can’t provide: plenty of room to run and play. 

 

weekend retreat exterior house

 

Oozing with country charm and classic style, this impeccably restored home is the perfect place to spend a weekend, a summer, or, possibly, forever. Whether you’re on a getaway or right at home, we hope you find some time to unplug with the people that mean the most to you this week. 

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

My new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases May 7, 2019! While you’re waiting, catch up on the series with this great sale at Barnes & Noble!

  • Slightly South of Simple: 3 for $30 Special at Barnes & Noble or online
  • The Secret to Southern Charm: 2 for $8 at Barnes & Noble
  • *B&N is also having an extra 10% off sale, so you can basically get The Secret to Southern Charm for $3.60. Isn’t that nuts?

 

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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 kristywoodsonharvey@gmail.com 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

 

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