Outdoor Space for Spring, White Lettuce Ware Collection from Tory Burch & More!

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How to Create a Fabulous Outdoor Space for Spring

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Tory Burch lettuce ware collection


White Lettuce Ware Collection from Tory Burch

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The Ruffle Sneaker from Tory Burch

A few things I’m still loving for winter:

Now on to Spring!



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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

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!)

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


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!
























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

Things We Love:Porch Swings

J. Savage Gibson Photograpy-Coastal Living Magazine


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!




Architectural Digest

Whatever you prefer to call them, garden rooms, conservatories, atriums or sunrooms, these may be our favorite room in the house.  Maybe it’s because beautiful meals are the things that punctuate our day, that quiet space with our families to hit the “restart” button, but dining is what we think we’d enjoy very most in our conservatory.

APD Architects 

The conservatory is the perfect additional room in any home.  It is where we could see ourselves spending much of our day enjoying a favorite book or magazine.  

Tigerman McCurry Architects

 To combine dining and relaxing is perfection.  We can’t get over the yellow paint trimming the windows.  It is so bright and cheery and is the perfect backdrop for the great outdoors beyond.  

Lynn Morgan Design 

With all of the glass we can almost feel the warmth of the sun in each of these rooms – how wonderful any season, but especially on those cold winter days. Painted blue furniture and wood beams add so much charm to this space.

Andrew Maier Design

This living room would be our game room, office and family gathering space.  We love the rooms in our houses that get the most sunlight.   We know where that would be in this one!

Liz Caan 

This beautiful gray porch with a cozy fireplace, is where we would have our coffee every morning.

APD Architects 

Soothing gray paint, floor to ceiling windows, brick floors and the perfect lantern.  We love every single thing about this room.


Have you ever seen such a chic way to get to your garden.  We love the lattice and only wish that we could grow plants this healthy and green!

The Cloister – Sea Island, GA – glass

 The Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia is a favorite and the conservatory there is amazing.  Beautiful art and stately palm trees grace this room.  

Durston Saylor Photography via Architectural Digest

This is what we call the perfect porch.  Wicker furniture, arched windows and and french doors…my newspaper is calling me!  We hope you are all enjoying your holiday weekend and relaxing in rooms just this gorgeous.  

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