Entrance Foyers that Say Welcome & More

Entrance foyers with wood beams from Donald Lococo
Donald Lococo Architects| John Cole Photography

 

Entrance Foyers that Say Welcome

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home libraries

 

Inspiring Home Libraries

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Beach retreat bedroom with Serena & lily swing chair

 

Beach Retreat Bedroom with Serena and Lily Swing Chair

chango & co

 

 

With just a little more than a week until Mother’s Day, have you picked something up for mom yet?  Feels Like Falling , is the perfect gift!

 

WEEKEND SALES & Shopping

 

20% Off EVERYTHINGserena and lily

 Up to 80% Off – one kings lane

New to Sale – nordstrom

New for Spring –  shopbop

Extra 40% Off Sale jcrew

Favorites for Your Home ON Saledesign chic

 30% Off Tops & Jewelry anthropologie

 

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Things We Love: Blonde Wood

blonde wood vaulted ceiling in living groom
Jenkins Interiors

 

Light, bright and airy… Blonde (wood) really does have more fun! And, as a bonus, it doesn’t have to figure out how to work around dark roots during a quarantine. 

 

blonde wood Dutch door with bench in foyer by Amber Interiors
Amber Interiors | Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

It makes spaces seem brighter,

 

Jenkins Interiors blonde wood dining room with round dining table
Jenkins Interiors

 

Rooms seem lighter, 

 

Kate Marker Interiors entry with blonde wood beams
Kate Marker Interiors |Builder: Grand Traditions Home | Photo: Stoffer Interior Photography

 

And creates a spectacular neutral background.

 

Cantley & Co blonde wood ceiling
Cantley & Co

 

On the ceiling it shines,

 

Alyssa Rosenheck blonde wood ceiling in kitchen
Alyssa Rosenheck

 

And looks so stunning juxtaposed with dark floors,

 

blonde wood cabinets in kitchen of Amber Interiors
Amber Interiors | Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

Blonde wood is also stunning against stone,

 

Jenkins Interiors kitchen
Jenkins Interiors

 

And plays well with other woods, stones and finishes.

 

Kate Marker Interiors kitchen with blonde wood beams
Kate Marker Interiors |Builder: Grand Traditions Home | Photo: Stoffer Interior Photography

 

Just a touch of blonde wood makes a statement, but, as with many of our favorite things, more really is more! Are you a fan of blonde wood?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! So glad we can stay home together!

 

Looking for something fun to do during your social distancing days? Join Mary Alice Monroe and me virtually at The Rowan Public Library in my hometown of Salisbury, NC. We’ll be discussing our forthcoming novels, Feels Like Falling and On Ocean Boulevard, and our favorite Carolina beach books! Register here.

BOOK GIVEAWAY For Feels Like Falling

Enter HERE  To Win 1 of 100 Books Being Given Away on Goodreads! Just Click “Enter Giveaway” 

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Things We Love: Kitchen Beams

Crisp architect kitchen beams
Crisp Architects

 

One of our favorite ways to add character in a home? Kitchen beams, of course! No matter what the decor in the rest of house dictates, beams in the heart of the home are always right. Check out a few of our favorite kitchens with the perfect rustic touch. 

Studio McGee kitchen beams
Studio McGee

 

Litchfield Designs kitchen beams
Litchfield Design

 

Crisp Architects kitchen beams
Crisp Architects

 

Litchfield Designs kitchen beams
Litchfield Designs

 

wood beams collins interiors
Collins Interiors| Nathan Schroder Photography

 

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I am so excited for my first ever Publisher’s Weekly Review! Check it out. And, don’t forget, it’s never too early to preorder!

Feels Like Falling Kristy Woodson Harvey. Gallery, $16 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-1-9821-1770-2 https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-9821-1770-2Harvey (The Southern Side of Paradise) serves up a tale of disaster-turned serendipity in the fictional Cape Carolina, N.C. Successful businesswoman Gray Howard begrudgingly promotes her husband to CFO of her marketing company, ClickMarket, only for him to leave her for the assistant she hired for him. Reeling from a painful, cash-draining divorce, she inadvertently causes Diana, a photo developer at a pharmacy, to lose her job by complaining about her work. After learning this, Gray hires Diana to work as a housekeeper. Over time, the women vent about their lives and forge a friendship that heals them both. The story alternates between Gray’s voice and Diana’s, delving into Diana’s past heartaches and lost hope for having a child. In pitch-perfect tones, Harvey creates two Southern women doing their best to deal with everything life throws at them, and her able plotting will keep readers turning the pages. Secondary characters—Gray’s witty assistant, Trey; her new, younger boyfriend, Andrew; and Diana’s fiercely loyal friend group—add charm. Harvey’s optimistic tale just might convince readers that bouncing back can actually land a person in a better place than where they started. Agent: Elisabeth Weed, the Book Group. (Apr.)

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

Things We Love: Modern Farmhouse Style

 

Donald Lococco farmhouse entry
Donald Lococo Architects| John Cole Photography

 

It’s the best of both worlds, really. A home on a farm, in the country, with all the rustic trappings that make a modern farmhouse so cozy but also filled with all of the fabulous modern furnishings and accessories that make living so easy. (And chic!) Take a peek at some of our favorite rooms with farmhouse style. It’s guaranteed to have you dreaming of the simple life!

 

 

farmhouse dining room with farmhouse table and lucite chairs
Katie Hackworth

 

farmhouse sink and blonde wood mantel in kitchen
The Wiseman Group

 

farmhouse kitchen with wood beams and open island with shiplap walls
Jane Beiles Photography

 

farmhouse bathroom with freestanding tub and shiplap
Cloth & Kind

 

What’s your favorite way to incorporate farmhouse style in your home? 

 

Good holiday season morning, readers! What kind of shopper are you? Are you a tunnel-visioned, perfect-present-for-the-perfect-person kind of shopper? Or are you more of a one-for-them, one-for-me kind. Since I fall distinctly in the category of the latter, I decided that it would be so fun to get a little something for yourself and receive a little something for a friend!

Giveaway Details:

This week, we’re doing a get one, give one, giveaway. All you have to do to enter and get your free book is:

  • Preorder my forthcoming FEELS LIKE FALLING on the day of the giveaway.
  • Email me your receipt and your address at [email protected]
  • If we are getting close to running out of a certain book I’ll let you know via Facebook.

December 12:

Slightly South of Simple

Day 3, December 12: Be one of the first 25 to pre-order Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 12 and get a free signed mass market paperback of Slightly South of Simple

December 13:

Lies and Other Acts of Love

Day 4, December 13: Preorder Feels Like Falling on DECEMBER 13 and receive a signed advance copy of either Dear Carolina or Lies and Other Acts of Love while supplies last. (They have plain orange covers but they read the same!) Please note I am very low on Dear Carolina, so if you want that one, act fast!

December 14:

Day 5, December 14: EVERYONE who has preordered Feels Like Falling at any time (I have a spreadsheet!) will be entered to win a Tello & Rose bag full of books including a signed copy of Meet Me in Monaco by Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor, a signed advance copy of Tell Me a Story by Cassandra King Conroy, a signed copy of Did You Ever Have a Family? and many, many more!

 

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES

 

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Gifts for Her

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Kids

Gifts for the Traveler

 

Gifts Under $50

Gifts for Hostess

Gifts for the Home

Gifts of Beauty

 

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE.

 

 

In Good Taste: Minnie Peters

`Minnie Peters design kitchen with beams and ladder  

There are certain things that always make us think of fall: Wood stacked in the fireplace

  Minnie Peters kitchen with beams and soapstone counters and wood island  

Beautiful, rustic beams

  Minnie Peters design kitchen with soapstone countertops  

An old-timey stove…

  Minnie Peters entry with wood beams  

And raw wood accents–especially when they’re paired with fall leaves of every color. 

  Minnie Peters glass front sliding cabinet in kitchen  

Minnie Peters’ great taste, filled with lovely European influences, has us feeling fall today!

  Minnie Peters dining room with round table  

A soothing color palette,

  Minnie Peters louvered closet door  

Antique accents (and wellies by the door!), 

   laundry room  

And the most charming architectural accents, 

   butler's pantry with white china  

Add up to a chicly lovely home that looks warm, cozy and lived in in the best possible way. 

  Minnie Peters dining room with glass front cabinet  

A few antique accents add charm in droves,

  Minnie Peters antique desk secretary  

And create eye-catching vignettes that are impossible to look away from.

  Minnie Peters bathroom with freestanding tub and chandelier over tub  

This tub is exactly the kind of place we’d like to soak with a cup of apple tea all fall long… What about you?

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

   

Want to win this beautiful bracelet set from Boho Beads and an advance copy of my next book, Feels Like Falling? Head over to Instagram to find out how it can be yours!

 

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SALE EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

 

 Today is the last day to stock up during the Serena & Lily Friends & Family sale, where everything is 20% off. (Some exclusions apply, subject to change: art, gift certificates, Limited-Edition PUBLIC® C7 Bike, and final sale.)

Take a peek at some of our favorite styles to refresh your home for fall.

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Let’s Get Together!

Goldsboro, NC and Atlanta, GA, I’m heading your way soon. I’d love to see you!

Join Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, anchor and reporter Renee Chou, chef and host of “A Chef’s Life” on PBS Vivian Howard and yours truly for a fireside chat on October 18 at Walnut Creek Country Club. Get your tickets now! (P.S. The number of VIP Tickets has been increased from 75 to 100 but they are almost sold out. They include a signed copy of Vivian’s crazy amazing book Deep Run Roots and my The Southern Side of Paradise. Yay!)

 

I’ll be joining Grace Atwood (also of The Stripe) and Becca Freeman for a live Bad on Paper Podcast Event on October 23 at 8 pm at City Winery in Atlanta. Get your tickets!

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FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE.

 

Creating the Perfect Kids Bedroom & More

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20% Off All Upholstered Furniture

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kids bedroom
Ken Fulk

 

Creating the Perfect Kids Bedroom

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Nordstrom anniversary sale

 

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ends August 4

nordstrom

 

WEEKEND SALES

Take Up to 60% Off Everything serena and lily

20% Off Orders over $600 –  one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Sitewide- horchow

Up to 70% Off Sale– shopbop

Extra 30% off  Sale Items  anthropologie

Up to 75% Off Orignial Prices  j crew

Up to 80% Off Sale neiman marcus

Early Access Half Yearly Sale up to 50% OFF – Nordstrom

Designer Sale up to 75% OFF  saks fifth avenue

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

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

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:

 

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

House Tour: Shingled and Chic in Cape Cod

Richard Hallberg Interiors living room in Cape Cod

Happy house tour, chic readers! We are loving this beautiful shingled beach home, in Cape Cod by the fabulous team of  Hutker Architects and Richard Hallberg Interiors.  Take a look around and we think you’ll agree!  Enjoy!

Richard Hallberg Interiors living room on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors kitchen on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors dining room on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors living room on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors wood floors on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors bedroom on cape cod

 

Richard Hallberg wood ceiling

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors porch

 

Richard Hallberg Interiors outdoor pool and garden

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

I just wanted to take a second to THANK YOU, my AMAZING readers for loving The Southern Side of ParadiseThank you for reading and for recommending to your friends and book clubs and sharing on your social media and blogs and being generally incredible. I am so blown away by how all of you have embraced this book and I am pinching myself every day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

 

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

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Stylish Outdoor Favorites

 

 

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More Tour Dates

 

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA,  

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

House Tour: Charming in Corona Del Mar

Corona Del Mar house

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you loved the good taste of Kelly Nutt yesterday as much as we did!

Corona Del Mar dining

With statement lighting…

Corona Del Mar kitchen

Wood accents…

Corona Del Mar kitchen

And charm galore…

Corona Del Mar dining

There is so much to love about Kelly Nutt Design.

Corona Del Mar bedroom

This house in Corona Del Mar is absolutely ideal for spending a relaxing vacation, a laid-back spring break or for cool, comfortable living all year round. 

Corona Del Mar bedroom

A study in simplicity with just the right amount of detail to keep things interesting, this is the kind of home that feels like a serene oasis. 

Corona Del Mar bedroom

Pretty pink accents create a calming and sweet retreat for catching up on rest. 

Corona Del Mar cabinets

And plenty of hidden storage creates a soothing, monochromatic palette for the eye where clutter is hidden away. 

Corona Del Mar bedroom

A fun pattern on the floor stands out against an all-white bath for a uniform look that still packs a punch. 

Corona Del Mar laundry room

Even the laundry room is fabulous! We don’t know about you, but we could move right into this gorgeous Corona Del Mar home–and would love to be weekend guests! What about you?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day and Happy Valentine’s Day!


 

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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