Things We Love: Sun-Filled Spaces for Any Season

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Alisberg Parker Architect via Dering Hall

 

Good morning, chic readers! First things first: Florida, Alabama and Georgia readers, our thoughts and prayers are with you during Hurricane Michael. Please let us know that you are okay!  No doubt about it, it has been a crazy hurricane season.

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Wadia Associates via Dering Hall

 

It may be the first time we’ve ever been ready for fall to fade into winter to get these scary storms behind us. 

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Verandah House

 

While the cooler weather puts a bit of a damper on our outdoor activities, a beautiful sunroom like this can make it feel warm and wonderful all year long.

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Suellen Gregory Interior Design

 

We love curling up with a good book and a great cup of tea and savoring the feeling of the sun coming through the windows, even as the temperatures drop. 

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Amy Berry Design

 

And bonus points for a fireplace!

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Upscale furnishings lend a more tailored feel. 

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Mark P. Finlay via Dering Hall

 

From a charming stone, enclosed porch

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Urban Grace Interior Design

 

To a sunny workspace, we can’t think of any room we’d weather enjoy all year long than a stunning sunroom!

Are you a fan of sunrooms?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love seeing you here!

 

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The Secret to southern Charm

If you’re hanging on to summer, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

More Info about The Secret to Southern Charm

-A 2018 Spring Okra Pick
-USA TODAY Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction
-Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2018
-Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List
-Raleigh News & Observer’s “The Best Reads of Summer”
-Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books”
-New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick

Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

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A few things I’m still loving for winter:

Now on to Spring!

 

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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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Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

Happy Sunday, friends!

In Good Taste: Rafe Churchill Architecture

Gray kitchen with Green pendants- Rafe Churchill

Happy Tuesday, Design Chicers! (I am completely shocked that I have never thought of “Design Chicers” before. I think I’m using that from now on.) If you’re trying to escape from the cold today, escape with us–and the good taste of Rafe Churchill Architecture.

Gray kitchen with Farmhouse Sink - Rafe Churchill

Deep wood, dark counters, touches of brass… We’re feeling warmer already!

Farmhouse sink- Rafe Churchill

It is the details, as we all know, that make a home truly extraordinary, that take it from pretty to perfect. This sink is one of those details! Ditto those pulls.

large kitchen island - Rafe Churchill

We are firm believers that every room needs a touch of black, and we have a feeling that these architects and homeowners agree. The black bar stools are so chic!

farmhouse table with transitional chandelier - Rafe Churchill

Nothing warms us quite like the sun, and we are huge fans of all the windows in these lovely homes. This fixture is the perfect touch of whimsy.

gray kitchen with wood island - Rafe Churchill

Rustic wood… Soft grays… A pot of soup boiling on the stove… Every unique touch in this kitchen feels homey.

kitchen with butcher block island - Rafe Churchill

We’re always torn in the kitchen because, of course, we love to accessorize. But then again, there are so many things in the kitchen that take up space anyway. We love how this kitchen makes use of the fresh and the functional to add charm and depth.

farmhouse office - Rafe Churchill

I am currently in the process of designing my dream office–it won’t be this big, but I just need a tiny, cozy spot. And it is a LOT of pressure. You always dream about what you want your office to look like, but putting it down on paper and trying to visualize creating something from nothing… Well, it’s very fun but a little daunting. My must haves? My Delano desk from Currey & Co, major bookshelves, a fireplace and lots of light. These bookshelves are giving me lots of inspiration!

sewing room - Rafe Churchill

Seeing people’s charming craft rooms makes us wish we were crafty! We could pull out our sewing machine and whip up some new pillows or wrap a gift that would knock your socks off…

bathroom with oriental rug - Rafe Churchill

But, alas, it is not the case. We are, however, terrific at taking baths. (That’s something, right?)

bathroom with cowhide rug - Rafe Churchill

And this gorgeous room proves that bathtubs–and tile floors–don’t have to be white. We love the darker color combination here. It feels woodsy and warm.

farmhouse sunroom with shiplap ceiling - Rafe Churchill

This is the kind of place to spend a chilly day. Warm sun, cozy furniture, a snuggly throw… We could stay here and while away the afternoon… If only it weren’t time to pick up carpool! 

However you spend your afternoon, we hope it’s wonderful!

For more from one of our new favorite architects, visit his website!

 

More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)



House Tour: East Hampton

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It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but, as we all know, sometimes it can be a tad overwhelming. Fortunately for us, touring this East Hampton home is like taking a deep cleansing breath. Sleek, modern and not a thing overdone or out of place, it’s just the kind of place we would love to relax for a few moments in between the Christmas pageant and the office party! For more fabulous designs make sure to visit John Hummel & Associates!

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We hope your holiday season is off to a terrific start. Thanks for making us a part of it! 


Things We Love:Porch Swings

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Lonny 

 

There’s nothing quite as magical as a stunning water view–except for enjoying a stunning water view from the comfort of your porch swing, of course. Toss in a few coordinating pillows and some snazzy furniture, and you’ve got an outdoor space perfect for resting, daydreaming, or reading – may we suggest  Lies and Other Acts of Love?! We hope it’s a wonderful Thursday!

 

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T.S. Adams 

 

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T. S. Adams Studio 

 

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T.S. Adams Studio

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Perfect for porch reading, Lies and Other Acts of Love 





 

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