Tour a Beauty Designed by Urban Grace & More

Urban Grace dining room


Tour a Beauty Designed by Urban Grace 

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Gifts for Everyone on Your List

– serena & lily

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Christmas Spirit is Alive and Well

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Christmas gifts living room


Pick the Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your List

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If you are excited about the Christmas shopping and big sales online, take a look at some of our favorites:

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Peachtree Bluff

If you’re looking for hostess gift or for your friends and family,  don’t forget The Peachtree Bluff Series! Books make great gifts and provide hours of enjoyment that will last long after they are unwrapped. (Signed copies are available from Beaufort Linen Co., Porter Co. Book Shoppe, Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books, and The Country Bookshop.  

Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South is 

still #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South:
“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.” I’d love it if you checked it out!






House Tour: Urban Grace Beauty in Alys Beach

Alys Beach house designed by Urban Grace

If you’ve ever been to Alys Beach, you know the it has an impossibly chic, almost austere feel to it. 

Alys Beach house porch designed by Urban Grace

An entire town of gleaming white stucco, with wood or black accents and even the occasional aqua front door, it is the poster child for luxurious uniformity. 

alys Beach Living room designed by Urban Grace

It is the kind of place where everything is similar yet each home, building or shop is differentiated from the next by a few special, unique features that make it stand out. In short, we absolutely love it and think that its power and glamour is in its elegant exterior.

Alys Beach house living room with grasscloth designed by Urban Grace

Stepping inside this fabulous Alys beach home designed by the talented team at  Urban Grace Interiors, we think you might agree that its beauty is also in its interior.

Dining room in Alys Beach designed by Urban Grace

This is the kind of home that whispers. It doesn’t jump out at you and say, “Look at me, look at me!”

kitchen in Alys Beach by Urban Grace Interiors

It simply wraps you in its embrace and lets you relax, the worries of the real world floating out to sea. 

kitchen Urban Grace Interiors

A calm and soothing palette extends from the outside to the inside, making the entire space feel cohesive and perfectly planned, 

And not the slightest detail or space–even the laundry room–has been overlooked when it comes to making this a retreat to remember. 

Full of comfortable spaces and cozy spots, that Urban Grace does so well,

bathroom Urban Grace

For friends and family members of all ages,

Alys Beach house bedroom

Texture and a pop of color combine to make this home simplicity at its finest.

Few accessories keep the space uncluttered so its inhabitants minds can be uncluttered as well.

Alys Beach house bathroom

And every space is perfectly appointed for relaxation in style.

Albs Beach bathroom

Nothing in this well appointed home fights for attention. Instead, it all works together to bring a sense of harmony.

Urban Grace pool

The inside is fabulous, sure. But, when we step outside again, back to that exquisite facade that makes Alys Beach so enviably lovely, it is a reminder that the outdoors are perhaps why we visited this spot in the first place.

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



The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series


I’d love for you to grab a copy of  The Southern Side of Paradise , one of Us Weeklys “Us Musts“.  It’s the perfect Summer read! 



If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store




House Tour: Beauty by the Sea from Urban Grace

Estuary House from Urban Grace


Good morning, friends! All we know is that today a good day to explore this Beauty by the Sea from Urban Grace. Actually, come to think of it, there’s not a bad day for that. (Also, can we talk about this gallery wall, please? Perfection!)


Estuary from Urban Grace


I spent a fabulous weekend by the sea with my Tall Poppy Writer friends soaking up the best of what the Hamptons has to offer. Between a book signing at The White Fences Inn in Water Mill, staying at The Topping Rose House in Sag Harbor, and a handful of other spectacular events throughout the Hamptons, I was thoroughly spoiled. 


urban grace house by the sea


And, as luck would have it (if you call the inconvenience of a cancelled flight “luck”…) I got to spend an extra night in NYC to boot–and finally meet one of my coolest Instagram friends, Ashley Bellman. She’s a host of New York Live and QVC and all around fabulous. (And nice. So nice. Don’t you love it when that happens?)


Urban Grace by the sea family room


Plus, since this is a room full of fabulous bookshelves, it seems right to say that I got to go visit my publisher, Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster, and check out a really fabulous display of my forthcoming May 7 novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE


Estuary Urban Grace


All in all, it was a great bonus day in the city, but the real bonus might have been coming home and seeing that THERE IS FINALLY SOME PROGRESS AT MY HOUSE.


Urban Grace by the sea


If you’re new here, let me get you up to speed: Hurricane Florence invited a tornado friend to have a party at my house on the Carolina coast. Let’s just say they didn’t use coasters, the house has been gutted since September, and they will not be invited back. 


Urban Grace by the sea


One of my favorite parts of the house is the third floor. It has charming angular rooflines, the best views going and, as of yesterday, shiplap in every nook and cranny. Honestly, I was on the fence about this move, but it is our son’s playroom, and, now that it’s up, I am so thrilled with the decision. It is darling!


Urban Grace by the sea


If I needed any more confirmation, this beach beauty is making me more confident than ever. 


Urban Grace by the sea office


It makes use of basically all of our favorite things: steel windows


Urban Grace by the sea kitchen


The right kind and amount of shiplap in all the right places, (P.S. I’m emailing you for this wash color, Urban Grace!)


Urban Grace by the sea staircase


And more light than money can buy, which, let’s face it, is the most important part of any beach house


Urban Grace by the sea kitchen


Urban Grace masterfully combines unexpected touches, 


Urban Grace by the sea dining room


A nod toward tradition,


Urban Grace by the sea entrance


And practicality with aplomb. 


Urban Grace by the sea


They should write a handbook, really. 


Urban Grace by the sea


And as for the main event? Well, it isn’t too shabby either… 

We hope you’re feeling warm and sunny now. We know we are! Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!




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