In Good Taste: Heidi Caillier

Heidi Caillier gray kitchen


Good morning, chic readers! I am celebrating today because my sixth book, FEELS LIKE FALLING (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books), releases exactly three months from today! (More on that–and a fun offer–below.)


Heidi Caillier gray kitchen with brass hardware


I know I’ve said this before, but I’ve always been a huge fan of Tuesdays. As a kid, that was because new episodes of Full House came out on Tuesdays and Mom let me stay up until 8:30 to watch, which was a big deal!



Now, it’s because Tuesday always means featuring a new or favorite designer in all his or her glory. (And new books always release on Tuesdays, too, so that’s fun.)


Heidi Caillier green cabinets with brass hardware


Today we are so excited to showcase the gorgeous taste of Heidi Caillier.


Heidi Caillier green cabinets with brass hardware


With this designer, every little space is a chance to look–and then look again–to capture and take in each tiny detail that combines to form a spectacular whole. 


Heidi Caillier green cabinets with brass hardware


We love her use of color in the kitchen,


Heidi Caillier turquoise cabinets with brass hardware


How cozy and warm it makes the spaces. 


Heidi Caillier white cabinets with brass hardware


But, then again, you know we’ll never turn away a white kitchen! Especially when it has gorgeous brass accents!



What do you notice first in this room? For us, the chairs jumped out with that fabulous fabric, and we would have sworn they were our favorite element. But then that coffee table is a true work of art… And the pillows… And the details in that lamp… It’s one of those instances we just had to keep looking to take it all in!


bathroom with green cabinets


So many special elements combine here to create a perfect bathroom that is far from boring and becomes a true experience. Which is your favorite space?


Haris Kenjar Photography

Like I said above, FEELS LIKE FALLING releases in three short months! This is when the fun really begins. I’ll be announcing the official tour dates next week, but, for now, I have a little surprise for you! Everyone who preorders FEELS LIKE FALLING today, January 28, and emails me their receipt and address to [email protected] gets a FREE copy of THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE. It’s as easy as that! 

My friend Stephanie from Porter Co. Book Shoppe is taking signed, personalized preorders of FEELS LIKE FALLING between now and April 20. (Message her here for info and to order!) 

And, FEELS LIKE FALLING is currently eligible for an extra 15% off on Amazon. It’s the perfect time to preorder!

Preorders Available From:

Simon and Schuster



Barnes & Noble



And Signed Preorders Available From:

Porter Co Book Shoppe

The Country Book Shop

Quail Ridge Books

Beaufort Linen Co.

Dee Gee’s Books & Gifts



10 Favorite Thanksgiving-Ready Kitchens

Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with pendant lights and lucite stools and marble countertop
Lee Kleinhelter Design/T.S.Adams Studio via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


Good morning, chic readers! Do you have a Thanksgiving-ready kitchen yet?


Thanksgiving-ready blue and white kitchen with open brass shelving round pendant lights
Architect Ross Piper/Interior Designer Clary Bosbyshell via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


 I bought my turkey tonight, and it’s thawing in the fridge as we speak. 


Thanksgiving-ready kitchen island Serena &s Lily with pendant light Thanksgiving ready
Serena & Lily


Truth be told, we’re eating out this year. We’re not quite back in our house yet, but are already looking forward to hosting the crew around our own table next year. We’re super lucky that both sides of the family love each other, so everyone comes to us! (Another reason to live at the beach if you need one.)

Tim Barber Architect kitchen with beams
Tim Barber Architect


So why the turkey? Leftovers, of course! (You can’t have a Thanksgiving-ready fridge without leftovers!) I love the ease of eating out for Thanksgiving but hate not having delicious turkey to nibble on and make sandwiches with the rest of the week. 


Crazy? Maybe. 


Jean Stoffer Design- Stoffer Photography kitchen with beams
Jean Stoffer DesignStoffer Photography


But, on the bright side, it will ensure that I get my Thanksgiving-ready kitchen, even if it is just at a rental house. 


Thanksgiving ready kitchens with pendant lights and wood beams from Kishani Perera Design and Tim Barber, Ltd Architect
Kishani Perera Design & Tim Barber, Ltd Architect


Clean, warm, inviting and full of yummy-looking produce,


Thanksgiving-ready kitchens with pendant lights and blond wood from Beth Webb
Beth Webb Interior Design


These stunning kitchens are nothing if not Thanksgiving ready!


Thanksgiving-ready kitchen with 4 pendant lights from Jeffrey Duncan
Jeffrey Dungan


Whether you’re planning to cook all day and reap the rewards of your efforts, 



Or simply catch up with friends and family afterwards, there’s no time like the present to make sure you have a Thanksgiving-ready home. Happy celebrating friends. We are grateful for YOU this year!

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Holiday Gift Guide:


Gifts for Her



Gifts for Him


Gifts for Kids


Gifts for the Traveler



Don’t Miss Our Holiday Gift Guide 



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!

Peachtree Bluff

If you’re one of those early holiday shoppers (Guilty!) 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.  





In Good Taste: Gather Projects

gather Projects steel Dutch door  

Y’all probably know that we love a good story. Whether it’s in a book, a magazine, on TV or–very, very best of all–in real life, story is what makes the world go round. 

  gather projects living room  

So, when we came across the exceptionally good taste of Gather Projects, we, of course, wanted to know their story. And it’s a great one. 

  gather projects dining room with hanging pendants  

Fallon and Chris–wife and husband and self-proclaimed best friends–decided to start a business that would incorporate his love of building, her vision and BIG dreams and allow their four precious boys to be a part of the fun. 

  Gather projects kitchen  

The result is family-friendly, super chic spaces that trend toward modern while still maintaining all the warmth and personality that make a house feel like home.

  Gather Projects kitchen with brass hardware  

Striking the balance between modern and homey can be a difficult task.

  kitchen with brass hardware and library lights  

By incorporating warm, rustic elements like wooden beams and reclaimed floors, Gather Projects is able to do just that.

  laundry room with black hardware  

From black and white that wows,

  laundry room with shiplap  

To gray that keeps everything in its place,

  Gather Projects bathroom  

To sparkling white that creates a respite for parents, 

  Gather Projects black and white tile bathroom  

Everyone and everything has its space in a Gather Projects home. 

  Gather Projects laundry room with vintage lockers  

Personalized touches like vintage lockers

  Gather Projects bunk room with built-in beds  

And custom bunk beds…


Create spaces that are fun and functional for every household–even ones with four boys, years to grow and so many stories yet to tell. 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you here!


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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.




10 Favorite Kitchens with a Marble Countertop

marble countertop in kitchen
Melanie Turner Interiors via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


When it comes to kitchens, styles change. There are some we’re glad to see go — that means you, harvest gold and avocado green — and others we kind of wish would come back — designer white appliances perhaps? But when it comes to standing the test of time, linoleum, tile and even granite and quartz may come and go, but we think marble is one surface that stands the test of time.

kitchen with marble countertop
Christopher Architecture


Everyone warned me. I’ll admit it. I was told by everyone from the manufacturer to the installer that marble is not the most durable surface for a kitchen counter. But, when you get right down to it, some things in life are as much about aesthetics as they are about function. 

kitchen marble countertop
Matthew Quinn Design via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


So I did it anyway. And, it’s true. It gets etched. But what’s the point of having a beautiful kitchen if you can’t cook in it without being stressed? 

marble countertop in kitchen and farmhouse sink
Jane Beiles Photography


We had it our marble sealed, which certainly helped, and, truth be told, there’s some etching and some scratching and if you look really closely, there’s a stain or two. 

kitchen with marble countertop
Brady Design


But, in some ways, that has made it even better,  It’s growing older with grace, and we feel pretty certain that its dancing days are far from over. 

kitchen with marble countertop
Kristina Crestin via Dering Hall


like it has remembered every sandy pimento cheese sandwich, every cocktail party, every family dinner, every glass of wine with a best friend.

kitchen with marble countertop
Gary McBournie via Dering Hall


It’s growing older with grace,

St Charles of NY kitchen with marble countertops
St Charles of NY


and we feel pretty certain that its dancing days are far from over. 

marble countertop in kitchen
Amy Skylar via Dering Hall


Whether you’ve been pining for your own white marble, prefer more durable granite,

kitchen with marble countertop
Marguerite Rodgers Design via Dering Hall


or are even looking for the perfect slate or travertine for your dream kitchen, what we hope is that you love your stone choice as much as we have!


Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

We have been absolutely blown away by the response to the Peachtree Bluff town takeover! Tickets are going quickly so make sure to grab yours before they’re gone! Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site



A Touch of Glamour in Buckhead

glamour Buckhead home


Good morning, chic readers! We don’t know about you, but we wanted to start this week on a gorgeous, glamorous note. And this Buckhead home designed by Suzanne Kasler? It’s both of those things in droves! It’s also super appropriate because we’re heading to Atlanta at the end of the week for the Design Influencers Conference and can’t wait to see some old and new friends–and houses!




One step into the entrance hall, and it is abundantly clear that we are in for a treat! Entrance hall tables can sometimes be tricky to decorate, but this one makes round table style look effortless–and takes chic to the next level. 


glamour living room


A soft palette, lots of texture and touches of metallics make for an incredibly inviting space. 




We know Valentine’s Day is over for this year, but it’s never too early to start thinking about next year! Would this not be the most gorgeous Valentine’s Day table?


library glamour


While this home is certainly filled with feminine touches, a dark paneled den creates a chic and stately masculine juxtaposition.


glamour breakfast nook


Banquette. Bubble chandelier. It’s too, too good!


kitchen glamour


You know we’re huge fans of the white kitchen. Touches of blue add the perfect bit of soft color. 


bedroom glamour


Nowhere is layered color more soothing and beautiful than in the master bedroom. Once again, the texture lends an undeniable softness that can’t help but feel incredibly cozy. 


bedroom glamour


We’d love to be a guest in this room! Wouldn’t you? We hope you loved this glamorous Buckhead beauty just as much as we did! And if you’re going to be at the Design Influencers Conference, please let us know! We’d love to catch up!!

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

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 

Suzanne Kasler

Photographed by Douglas Friedman and Erica George Dines

peachtree bluff series - Kristy Woodson Harvey

Resolving to read more in 2019? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, Book 2,  The Secret to Southern Charm, and Book 3, The Southern Side of Paradise releasing, May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!




Things We Love: A White Kitchen

Studio McGee


It’s one of the first places we go in the morning and one of the last places we visit at night.

de Guilio Design


It’s also the place, unfortunately, that the mail gets dropped, book bags get tossed, shoes get left…


Sam Allen Design


Which is terribly ironic since, if you’re like us, it’s the one place that, above all others, must, must be clean and neat and organized.


Muse Interiors


Maybe that’s why we’re so drawn to white kitchens. They lend that instant feel of relaxing, sparse cleanliness.Whether it’s a more modern space…


Elizabeth Metcalfe


Or a small but terribly chic spot…


One Kings Lane


A bright, expansive room with tons of storage


One Kings Lane


Or a beautiful white kitchen perfectly suited for feeding a family of any size…


Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles


When it comes to kitchens, we think white is far, far from basic and boring!  Add a few industrial touches,

Or even a fun pop of color. When white is foundation, you can’t go wrong!

Thank you, thank you or stopping by today! We hope you have a fabulous Thursday!


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A huge thank you to Parade Magazine for choosing The Southern Side of Paradise

as one of the 12 Big Fiction Reads Every Book Club Will Love in 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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