House Tour: Ansley’s House – Peachtree Bluff

 

Good morning, chic readers! Thanks for all you did yesterday to make the launch of my fifth novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, so amazing! I am overwhelmed by all the book love!

 

 

If you’re new to my Peachtree Bluff Series, you should know that my protagonist, Ansley Murphy, is a designer in a tiny, Southern coastal town on the Georgia coast. 

 

 

Fictional Peachtree Bluff is full of gorgeous historic homes–made even more beautiful by Ansley’s trained hand and skilled eye. 

 

 

One of the most fun parts of writing for me imagining what the homes in my novels would look like. Ansley’s is that perfect combination of old and new, traditional and modern. 

 

 

We imagine that she gets a lot of her design inspiration from a real-life Georgia design icon: Suzanne Kasler

 

 

Full of soothing blues and crisp whites, 

 

 

Stunning architectural details and great views, 

 

 

Suzanne’s work is totally exquisite and positively timeless.

 

 

We can imagine Ansley retiring to a tub just like this after a long day of dealing with the drama of the three grown daughters back under her roof. (And bathing her young grandsons in it too!)

 

 

This beautiful bedroom with its charming sitting nook is the perfect place for Ansley to have one of her signature, brilliant mom talks with one of her struggling daughters. (In The Southern Side of Paradise, there’s a pretty good chance it would be Emerson!)

 

 

And this vibrant, cozy space would be perfect for middle daughter Sloane. (Right down to the “S”!)

 

 

Bright colors and a whimsical hanging chair add the perfect touches of coastal fun. 

 

 

If you’ve “been” to Peachtree Bluff in Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm or The Southern Side of Paradise, you know that the porches are the most important part of the homes there. Ansley’s house is no different. If you’ve read the series, is this what you imagined Ansley’s house to look like?

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The Southern Side of Paradise – Kristy Woodson Harvey

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A Porch for Relaxing Designed by Suzanne Kasler Interiors

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A Sublime Porch for Relaxing Designed by Suzanne Kasler Interiors

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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!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

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The Secret to Southern Charm is $5.98 at Barnes & Noble the perfect time to buy before The Southern Side of Paradise releases on May 7!

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!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

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In Good Taste: Sophisticated Simplicity

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Erica George Dines Photography

 

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

 

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Her way with color,

 

 

The sophistication of her furnishings and accessories,

 

 

And that certain Southern something that infuses every room.

 

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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!

 

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Erica George Dines Photography via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

If you love this calming home that graces beautiful Watercolor,

 

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Complete with swoon-worthy coastal details

 

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Or this glamorous, chic Naples house, 

 

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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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Mary McDonald for Chaddock

 

Eighteen days until Thanksgiving. Twenty-eight days until Hanukkah. Fifty-one days until Christmas. 

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Ralph Lauren Home

 

Basically, what we’re saying is that the holiday clock is ticking–and there’s no time to rest on this gorgeous chaise, sourced from Best Prices for Furniture! Unless you’re writing a letter to Santa. Then it’s okay. First things first, of course.  

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Mr and Mrs Howard for Sherrill Furniture

 

We don’t know about you, but we have lots of things to do! My house is still about 70% gutted post-Florence, which stinks for the holidays, but is awesome for dreaming about how I’m going to put it all back. This game table? Definitely on my wish list!

Check out a few of our favorite ways to prep your house for this quickly approaching (yay!) holiday season with our friends from Best Prices for Furniture, who make it easy to source all your wishlist items, deliver with white glove service–and all at the best available price. 

 

Lillian August - Hickory White
Lillian August for Hickory White

 

  1. Dining table looking a little shabby? Outdated? Small? Families grow, but, lucky for us, so do tables! Memories are made around that table, so it’s a necessity, for sure. Modern? Traditional? Farmhouse? Industrial? Best Prices for Furniture can source whatever your heart desires. 
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2. Focus on the bathroom details. So, yeah, most of our guest bathrooms don’t look quite like this one. But thoughtful details, like stacks of clean, fresh, white towels, a beautiful mirror, stylish storage and even a chic garden seat can help elevate your bathroom style for holiday houseguests.

Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

 

3. If your guest room needs a little spruceSuzanne Kasler’s Paris Collection for Hickory Chair is a must-see. When you’re finished with your guest room remodel, make sure you spend a few nights there to see what your guests see. Did you forget a full-length mirror? A robe hook? A comfy chair for resting? 

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4. Up your lighting game. You want to be able to see all those gifts you’re unwrapping, of course. And a hostess or host like you? You’ll be getting lots of presents. Our favorite new lighting is Celerie Kemble’s collaboration with Arteriors. Talk about revamping in style!

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Kindel Furniture

 

5. Create room for conversation. From post-dinner drinks to family gatherings to mornings around the Christmas tree, your living room gets a lot of use–and it deserves to be the best it can be. If those occasional chairs from your grandmother are too tired, the coffee table isn’t your style or the sofa has always been the wrong shape, there’s no time like the present to replace it!

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Jonathan Charles Furniture

 

6. Glam it up. As your family evolves, so does your life–and so should your home. If you’re past the Cheetos-fingers and Play Doh phase, it might be time to rethink your decor. 

Henredon Furniture Barbara Barry
Barbara Barry for Henredon Furniture

 

7. Carve out a spot of calm for you. Not only is this gorgeous new desk in blush from Barbara Barry for Henredon the perfect place to pen those holiday letters, it also doubles as the perfect vanity for getting glammed up for all the fabulous soirees you’ll be attending. And, if all else fails, you can grab a glass of wine, close the door, pretend you’re doing something important, and take a moment to hear yourself think amid the chaos!

Suzanne Kasler Hickory Chair living room
Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

 

If all this sounds great but a little overwhelming–I mean, who has the time?–Best Prices for Furniture has your back. Simply peruse their looks or send your favorites and their bevy of their discount dealers will compete for your business, saving you time and money.

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We have a feeling that, with the first major holiday only eighteen days a way, you could use as much as you can get of both! Check out Best Prices for Furniture for all your home-decor needs, for the holiday season and beyond. 

(Did we mention the white-glove delivery? If you’ve ever stood in your driveway looking at a 150-pound piece of furniture and realized there’s no one there to help you, then you really understand why this is worth repeating!)

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If you need a good read for these chilly fall evenings, why not check out my national bestselling The Secret to Southern Charm

 

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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

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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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