House Tour: Gorgeous Georgian

Georgian home with 5 dormers and ivy growing on house

 

Good morning, chic readers! You are in for a treat today! This gorgeous Georgian by Janie Molster is absolutely fabulous inside and out. (As you can tell!)

 

Georgian house with mirror over console table in entry

 

But this is a case where you can’t judge a book by its cover. 

 

Georgian house with mirror over sofa in living room

 

Traditional in all the right places,

 

neutral living room with abstract art

 

Like this stunning living room,

 

living room with round chandelier

 

With unforgettable moments of fun and whimsy,

 

kitchen in Georgian house

 

And the perfect blend of old and new. 

 

butler's pantry in dark blue in Georgian house

 

Stately and stunning but with loads of color and plenty of personality, 

 

banquette in Georgian house

 

Each well-thought out space is full of can’t-miss details.

 

bedroom with yellow headboard and chandelier over bed

 

Lovely in lemon,

 

bathroom with sconces

 

Wonderful in wood, 

 

 

And lively in lavender, each room in this gorgeous Georgian is better than the one before. We could move right in. What about you? 

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

 

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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!

 

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

 

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

 

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 

January 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January! Please let us know if you want the tour to come to your city. 

 

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

 

 

The Colors of Paradise

playroom
Collins Interiors

 

Good morning, chic readers! We are CELEBRATING today because, today, my fifth novel and the final book in my Peachtree Bluff Trilogy, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases! 

 

living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

After more than a year of writing, editing, promoting and, yes, picking the cover, it is so exciting to see the book come to life out in the world. 

 

show house
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Show House

 

As you might imagine, I am a very visual person, so covers mean a lot to me. 

 

porch with color
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

I am so fortunate that my cover designer at Simon & Schuster is a genius–and came up with more than a dozen too-gorgeous-to-be-believed covers for me to choose from. I had the hardest time deciding which one fit the story best! 

 

palm beach style with color
Meg Braff Design

 

Ultimately, it came down to something pretty simple: the yellow. The cover I chose has a yellow hat and a yellow title, and, I don’t know about you, but I am loving yellow lately.

 

palm beach colors
Meg Braff Designs

 

That yellow is combined with the perfect hot pink…

 

Marika Meyer Interiors

 

And the most serene water blue…

 

Gray Malin for One Kings Lane

 

I sent this Gray Malin photo for cover inspiration. Water, sand, vibrant hues. It just feels like summertime, doesn’t it?

 

Coastal Living Magazine

 

Like this. I wanted a cover that would make my readers feel like this

 

abstract art
Serena & Lily

 

And these are the bright, bold hues to do it. 

 

The Southern Side of Paradise

 

I think they nailed it, don’t you? If these aren’t the colors of paradise, then I don’t know what are. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your support of my books, The Peachtree Bluff Series and, of course, Design Chic! Mom and I love being here with you every day, and we can’t thank you enough for spending a few minutes of your day with us for NINE YEARS!

If you are looking for a Mother’s Day gift or your next beach read, I’d love it if you’d check out The Southern Side of Paradise! It is available from your local bookstore and wherever books are sold, including:

 

For Signed Copies Call South Main Book Co:  (704) 630-9788

 

Kristy on Tour! (Full Tour Details Available Here)

Lake Michigan Cottage Renewed

renewed beach cottage

“Renewal” must be one of the most beautiful words in the English language. 

flowers

It conjures images of fresh flowers growing after a long winter, new babies born and that much-needed (but often far too seldom taken) time for ourselves. 

summer cottage

Summer, for us, is always a time of renewal, a time to relax the schedule at least a tiny bit and focus on more fun, less work and, of course, no school! 

renewal

More time with friends and family, longer days and shorter to-do lists help provide that much-needed renewal for us. 

Just like we do, our homes can begin to get a little tired, not only from basic wear and tear but also in the ways in which we adorn them. 

This beyond charming Lake Michigan cottage was ready for a bit of a facelift. 

And, in the hands of Chenault James Interior Design, it certainly found its new life. 

dining

A bright and sunny palette instantly breathes new life into a space, and nothing says “fun” like yellow and green. 

Old furniture gets new sense of purpose with fresh paint, making the entire space feel fresh but still maintaining a treasured home’s history. 

Nothing adds character to a beach cottage quite like wood paneling. 

But painting it makes the entire scheme feel lighter and brighter. 

Simple touches like these yellow floors add a vibrant element. 

And fun hints of the color bring joy into the bathroom. 

Even the laundry room has loads of personality! We couldn’t adore this Lake Michigan home–and its chic, effortless combination of old and new, any more. Renewal, indeed!

Wishing you a wonderful day, chic readers. Thanks so much for making us a part of your day!

Photography: Kim Cornelison

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This Week on the The Secret to Southern Charm Tour:

Tuesday, July 31 at Quarter Moon Books in Topsail Beach, NC AND…

Thursday, August 2 at The Sea Island Club Members:

 

 

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In Good Taste: Jeff Lincoln Interior Design

Jeff Lincoln entrance

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your week is off to a great start. We are so excited to share the good taste of Jeff Lincoln Interior Design to brighten up your Tuesday. 

living room - Jeff Lincoln

From classic interiors to more modern styles, these designers put their signature touch on every space in style. These stunning blues create the ultimate soothing color palette. 

Jeff Lincoln - living room

Simple, uncluttered elegance steals the show in this living room. 

living room Jeff Lincoln

And a small space bathed in luxury is nothing short of uber chic. 

Yellow and blue is one of our favorite color combinations.

Jeff Lincoln dining room

Well… Maybe yellow and anything and blue and anything… You really can’t go wrong!

The natural wood in this home is absolutely stunning, an accessory in and of itself,

The light wood adds interest and texture,

Jeff Lincoln dining room

While beams add warmth.

Jeff Lincoln entrance

Foyer tables always make a statement in the entrance–and we love the benches around them. They’re perfect for entertaining! 

There is nothing like a big, cozy comforter on the end of a bed to make it feel snuggly and warm, especially during these winter months.

We couldn’t possibly pick a favorite space! Can you?

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

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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 have the best readers in the whole wide world! Thank you so much for your support. 

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Things We Love: A Touch of Mid-Century Modern

Living-room Mid-Century modern
Carrier and CoRobert Brantley Photography

 

 So many styles. So little time. It’s no wonder that mixing trends and time periods is so popular now. Who would want to choose just one?

wood -Mid-Century modern
Milieu Magazine

 

 We are huge, huge fans of the Midcentury Modern touches that we have seen cropping up here, there and everywhere. And we just love how simple touches of the look can add personality to any room. This fixture, for example, adds instant pizazz to complement traditional furnishings.

living-room Mid-Century modern
Lonny

 

A pop of yellow, and, most certainly, touches of gold, make a living room fun and family friendly. (Adore this glass coffee table!)

Mid-Century modern dining
Evars and Anderson

 

 Bright colors in unexpected places are something that we are completely embracing right now! These dining chairs are the perfect example.

Mid-Century modern playroom
Lonny

 

Even the playroom gets a hint of midcentury with a cool sconce. (And some fun, tiny chairs!)

Mid-Century modern abstract-art
Connecticut Cottages and Gardens

 

Abstract art is one of our favorite features of a room with a Midcentury Modern look.

Mid-Century modern dining
via Tory Burch

 

 And a funky and futuristic light fixture is practically a necessity.

Mid-Century modern living room
Lonny

 

 Wood elements help tie any look together.

Mid-Century modern nursery
Christine Dovey – Style at Home

 

 Unexpected touches like the contrasting fixture and ceiling medallion and that fabulous writing on the wall translate beautifully even into the nursery. That rug looks so cozy too!

Mid-Century modern kitchen
Lonny

 

Modern bar stools, abstract art, sleek wood and that fabulous bar cart combine together to create a totally stylish look. That view doesn’t hurt either!

Mid-Century modern entrance
Architectural Digest

 

Show-stopping artifacts and the coolest lucite ping pong table we’ve ever seen pair with an incredible Serge Mouille chandelier for a one-of-a-kind entrance hall. (Seriously. We NEED that ping pong table!)

Mid-Century modern dining
Eric Piasecki Photography

 

 This dining room is Midcentury Modern perfection. The fresh fabrics bring it up to date. Are you a fan of midcentury modern touches?

Thanks so much for visiting us today. We’re so happy to see you!


In Good Taste: Timothy Brown Studio

Good morning, chic readers! We have so much good taste to share with you today, and we can’t wait!

Timothy Brown Studio‘s style reminds us of summer.

Bright, bold and oh so fun.

Pops of color and eclectic art add touches of whimsy that define these spaces.

Gray and gold are a stunning combination in this streamlined kitchen.

And an overall streamlined aesthetic creates a calming feeling in these beautiful homes.

A mix of metals, textures and materials in this chic kitchen add so much style.

And an open floor plan makes this space feel large and perfect for entertaining a crowd.

Speaking of entertaining a crowd, this fun floor plan is ideal for maximum seating and ensures that everyone in the room can actually talk–all without blocking a single beautiful window. Such an ingenious floor plan!

A round table is one of our favorite entrance hall staples. A luxurious natural stone adds an interesting touch.

One of our favorite things about these designers is that they know which elements of a room should shout…

And which should whisper. This simple yet beautiful bedding creates a room perfect for relaxing after a long day. We hope that, wherever home is for you, it feels just the same.

And the winner is….

Congratulations to the winner of the $350 Minted Gift Card, Ellen Lugat! Ellen, we can’t wait to see what you choose with your winnings!

We can’t believe that Slightly South of Simple will be out in the world three weeks from today! Thrilled to see this beautiful photo from our incredibly talented artist friend Jeanne McKay Hartmann. She said, “Going Slightly South this Sunday… so happy to have some time today to get lost in @kristywharvey ‘s Slightly South of Simple. Kristy has such a talent for creating characters – after a few pages they seem like friends. The perfect escape on slightly sunny afternoon.”

It’s never a bad time to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. Thank you, Jeanne!




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