Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Slightly South Of Simple....

I cannot believe that Kristy Woodson Harvey of My Design Chic has written a third book!
 She is one very busy  talented lady!   The lovely yet somewhat poignant "Slightly South Of Simple" grabbed me by the heart the minute I realized it had three daughters as the main characters. It was such a heartfelt story about a single mother whom years after the loss of her husband has events that force the return of her three daughters, while trying to allow herself to finally find herself and move on.  There are twists and turns but lots of love throughout the winding path taken on the this journey. This is the perfect Summer read ladies!  Of course once again I am partial  because the matriarch "Ansley" is also an interior decorator so I truly do relate and relish her sense of style and work ethic.
I believe you will not only be able to picture these lovely women and men in your mind by Kristy's vivid description,  but also their environments , whether it be a home or a boat! To get your copy of this wonderful book please go HERE! Available April 25th.

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Slightly South Of  Simple

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Lovely - Kristy Woodson Harvey

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So... I wanted to see if I could recreate in my minds eye  Ms. Ansley's home, so here goes nothing!

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Maybe this sweet picket fenced beach house with a front porch and a neighbor to the left who is just close enough to be annoying!

Blue Mini Brick KItchen Wall Tiles

I believe that Ansley could possible have this blue and white kitchen with gilt pendants and a beach feel!

Or maybe this simple kitchen with lovely pops of watery blue!

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This might be the winner ....
Now how about the guest cottage, hmm~ let's see why Ansly's daughter "Caroline" wanted this space
so much!
Small Interior Design Ideas. #SmallInteriors #SmallSpaces #SmallInteriorDecor:
HomeBunch,com  this could be the guest cottage for sure!

With this cute little kitchen..
The open and airy kitchen has a farmhouse sink, glass-fronted cabinetry, and a breakfast bar that’s perfect for a small gathering.:

Oh and of course a sweet little bedroom to escape the chaos ..
With love and light:

Now it's time for your imagination t run wild as you read "Slightly South Of Simple", Y'all!


  1. LOVE this!! I can't wait to read Kristy's book!!! Have a great weekend, Karolyn! xoxo

  2. Yes! These beautiful photos definitely capture the feel of the book. I just finished reading it on vacation last week and LOVED it! Can't wait for the next one in the series. Have a great day!

  3. Thank you SO much for your kind words about SSOSO and I believe that Ansley would love the images you chose for her world! :) :) :)

  4. I loved Kristy's new book! She is one talented writer! I love your vision for Ansley's house and guest house! I could imagine these very spaces.

  5. So great seeing you yesterday, Sweet Karolyn. I would definitely picture Ansley's house to look just like your photo. Have a wonderful week.


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