10 Favorite Rooms with a Touch of Black

a touch of black in the entry foyer marble floor
Suzanne Kasler


Happy Monday, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. Today, we are channeling fall (even though it was 93 degrees yesterday) and celebrating a touch of black


a touch of black desk in the office
Tucker & Marks


Nothing grounds a room and creates chic contrast quite like the right amount of black. 


a touch of black Alyssa Rosenheck design
Alyssa Rosenheck


From black cabinetry, molding and trim contrasted with white furnishings, 


a touch of black in steel doors
McGill Design Group- Plum Furniture


To black-lined cabinets that add a hint of the hue,


a touch of black in art and floor lamp in living room of Alison Cayne
One Kings Lane


To stunning neutral spaces with just a touch of the color that every single room must have a hint of, a touch of black is one our favorite ways to create instant style in a home. 


Suzanne Kasler via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


A grand piano might the ultimate, of course–especially if you can actually play it–


a touch of black in the kitchen with black pendants
Serena & Lily


But something unexpected like these ceiling details is equally as incredible. 


a touch of black in the kitchen with The Fox Group
The Fox Group


From a beyond stunning range


bedroom with black 4 poster bed
Serena & Lily


To a lovely canopy bed (and floors!),


a touch of black screen door on porch


To a charming screen door, every space is better with a touch of black! Do you agree that every room needs a bit of this favorite shade?

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.


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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise


September 9th, 2019: Prologue Event with The Star News and WHQR, The MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street #300, Wilmington, NC, 12 noon, Free and Open to the Public. Book sales by Two Sisters Bookery
September 12-15, 2019: Southern Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show, Spartanburg, SC.
September 13, 2019: Cover Reveal for Feels Like Falling! All day. Follow @kristywharvey on Instagram for exclusive giveaways and information
September 15, 2019: SIBA Gallery Writers Breakfast, Azalea Ballroom, Spartanburg, SC, 7:30-9 am, with Mary Alice Monroe, Lynn Cullen and Kristin Harmel, Emcee: Kimberly Taws Daniels of The Country Bookshop. 
September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.
October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.
October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.
October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.
January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 
January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!




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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!

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 [email protected] 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!

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In Good Taste: Sophisticated Simplicity

Buckhead living room
Erica George Dines Photography


If you’re a regular reader of Design Chic, you know we’re huge fans of Suzanne Kasler‘s work.


dining room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


Her way with color,



The sophistication of her furnishings and accessories,



And that certain Southern something that infuses every room.


Björn Wallander Photographer


Naturally, we couldn’t be more excited that her new book, Sophisticated Simplicityis out in the world–and right in time for the holidays!



Each page is chock full of stunning inspiration that will–full disclosure–make you want to redecorate!


watercolor beach house sophisticated simplicity
Erica George Dines Photography via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


If you love this calming home that graces beautiful Watercolor,


Erica George Dines Photography via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


Complete with swoon-worthy coastal details


Sophisticated Simplicity Naples


Or this glamorous, chic Naples house, 


Naples Florida bathroom Sophisticated Simplicity


Full of upscale finishes, 



Then you won’t be able to get enough of Suzanne’s stunning new book, available now wherever books are sold

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

If you don’t follow us on Instagram, hop over to @kristywharvey to join in on our great joint giveaway with artist Michálle Sessions. You can win a gorgeous abstract on paper and a copy of the first two novels in my Peachtree Bluff series, Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm. 

And don’t forget that The Southern Side of Paradise is available for preorder now! 


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