Timeless: Classic American Architecture

Good morning, chic readers! Happy February 15! We hope you had a great Valentine’s Day and, if you’re feeling the post-celebration letdown and are looking for something else to celebrate, we’ve got you covered: The launch party for my fourth novel The Secret to Southern Charm is one month from today at the historic Elizabeth Barnwell Gough House in Beaufort, SC to benefit the Pat Conroy Literary Center! Space is limited so get your tickets now! (Official release April 3 from Simon & Schuster.)

timeless staircase

If that wasn’t enough, one of our favorite architects, Patrick Ahearn, has a new book out. 


Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living is an absolute gem, a must-have for every coffee table. 


If you’re a longtime Design Chic reader, you know we have had a long-standing love affair with Ahearn’s work


A coffee table book can sometimes be a bit of a “Will I love the book as much as the movie?” type of thing… 


But we can confidently say that this compilation showcases some of Ahearn’s very best work–and we don’t have to tell you that we are always excited to see his new, unpublished designs!


Relaxed, casual spaces perfect for breakfast with kids…


More traditional, family dining areas great for hosting guests,

And charming entryways and mudrooms make for an ideal vacation spot. 


We love the architectural details in Ahearn’s interiors, but the exteriors might be even more fabulous. 

A pretty poolhouse with with an idyllic fireplace is perfect for year-round outdoor lounging.


Just, wow. Cedar shake has never looked better!


Symmetry at its best. 

A perfectly manicured yard is the icing on the cake. 

Needless to say, this is a book of dream houses–and ultimate inspiration. We know this is one we will return to again and again–and we think you will too! 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims in the tragic Florida shooting. 

The Secret to Southern Charm - beach book

Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!


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Slightly South of Simple is on Preorder special right now for only $9.95! 

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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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!)

In Good Taste: Talbot Cooley Interior Design

traditional living room from Talbot Cooley

Good morning, our chic reader friends! Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope all of you know how much we love our readers! To prove it we’re sharing a heaping helping of great design today!

living room from Talbot Cooley

When it comes to wonderful taste, we know you’ll agree that when it was dished out, Talbot Cooley got more than her fair share!

living room from Talbot Cooley with lucite

Her interiors are rich and luxe without being over the top, clean and modern without being off-the-wall. We are swooning over these lamps… And the painting, of course! We can’t get enough yellow these days.

kitchen with steel windows Talbot Cooley

In short, every room makes us want to take a second look! It can be tough to find the perfect accessory for an island. This shell filled with orchids is a beautiful statement.

kitchen with wood island from Talbot Cooley

Wooden beam, stainless, lucite barstools, marble… All of our favorite materials in the same place! 

wood plate rack from Talbot Cooley

A little bit rustic and a little bit upscale, this kitchen is the perfect mix of elements. So chic!

dining room from Talbot Cooley

The simplicity of this dining room is so refined. It’s the kind of place where good food and good company can take center stage!

steel windows and doors in ding room from Talbot Cooley

Steel windows make such a chic statement. We think we love them most like this, when they let the outdoor light in!

Beautiful bedroom from Talbot Cooley

Cozy and crisp, this master bedroom is the ultimate in relaxation. The little sitting nook in the window is so sweet.

bunk bedroom from Talbot Cooley

What could possibly be better for kids than an adorable bunk room? This one is sophisticated enough to be suitable for adult sleepovers too! Check out more from this great designer!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you visit! 

Slightly South of Simple:

We are so excited to see the kind words about my new novel, Slightly South of Simple, starting to come in. Thanks to our sweet friend Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns for sharing the book love! If you haven’t visited her site, you’ll adore it–and don’t miss the raspberry almond crumb bars she posted yesterday. They’re perfect for treating your Valentine!

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!)

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