Friday, May 5, 2017

ALFRESCO WITH KEITH ROBINSON


This beautiful garden and setting was created by Georgia event planner Keith Robinson. Enjoy!


Veranda May 2017

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Monday, May 1, 2017

SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE BY KRISTY WOODSON HARVEY



SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE
by Kristy Woodson Harvey
April 2017
Simon & Schuster, $16.00
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


I have just finished Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey. As with the other two books Kristy wrote, Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love, I fell in love with this book. Kristy is a great Southern author, writing about strong women and their love and support for each other. Family is at the forefront of each book. 

This story is about a close family that is located all over the country, gathering simultaneously at their mother's waterfront home. Circumstances occur in each of the three sister's lives that bring them together, creating a storyline that makes this book one of the best I have read. 

Sisters Carolyn, Sloane, and Emerson, their children, and their mother, main character Ansley, are so close, working together to resolve the problems that have brought them all together. Hear the highlights below, in Kristy's words. 



What happens when they all get to Peachtree Bluff makes for a time filled with love, comfort, and support for each other in a way that is more than heart warming.  These four women are not only towers of strength, they love their family, which is proven in many ways and many times throughout the book. 


Kristy, you have written a masterpiece again. I am so proud of you! I can't think of a book that I had rather recommend, and I can't wait for the next one!

Signed books are currently available from South Main Book Company: 704-630-9788 and personalized copies can be ordered from Downtown Books: 252-473-1056. Books are also available from your favorite local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Indiebound, Books-A-Million or wherever books are sold.  I have provided a link for Amazon below. 


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Thursday, April 6, 2017

SERENA & LILY: COASTAL CASUAL, CLASSIC, AND CHIC


If you are looking to perk up your home for Spring, or are searching for other items for the home, SERENA & LILY is always a go to.  I will be starting with a tiny beach bungalow. 

Below is a link to products to get the look.  ENJOY!





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254x153 | Summer Launch
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

GRAND OPENING: AT HOME IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA




At Home is open in my hometown of Montgomery, Alabama is now open.

At Home,the home décor superstore, opened its doors Thursday, March 9. At Home has 123 stores in 30 states. and offers an expansive selection of more than 50,000 items—including seasonal and holiday décor, patio furniture, home furnishings, wall art and decorative accents, rugs, and housewares.
The more-than 104,000 square-foot store will provide approximately 25 full- and part-time jobs to Montgomery and surrounding communities. 

Congratulations to the owners and staff of the Montgomery store.  I can't wait to visit you!





  

         

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Monday, March 27, 2017

TARA BERNARD: PLACE


TARA BERNERD: PLACE
by Tara Bernerd
March 2017
Rizzoli New York, $60.00
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



From page one, this book had me at hello. The mix of art, sculpture, textiles, furnishings, and color are stunning. 

The work of Tara is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy  from each contemporary design project.  I highly recommend this book.









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Thursday, March 23, 2017

SHELBURNE FARMS: HOUSE, GARDENS, FARM, AND BARNS


SHELBURNE FARMS: HOUSES, GARDENS, FARM, AND BARNS
by Glenn Suokko
Rizzoli New York, $65.00
March 2017
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



There are no words to describe the pages in this beautiful book. The farms, barns, interiors, and gardens are absolutely stunning.  Did I mention the many recipes with mouth-watering
images included? 

This book will be on the top of a stack, I can promise. I give this book high marks, friends. 

Please find the link to purchase this stunning book at the end of this post.










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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND DESIGN IN CHARLOTTE



Happy New Year to all of you!  I hope that your year is off to a great start.  I know that I have been busy with plans for some new products and services.

I was thrilled with the Golden Glob winners.  Lal La Land was one of the best movies I have seen!  If you haven't been to see it, GO!

Below are images of a home that drew me in by its mixture of new and old.  I love the way Betsy Brown, a Birmingham, Alabama interior designer, created the interior of this home for a Charlotte, NC couple. The use of art, natural materials, and texture here is beautiful.  So chic!  ENJOY!












Veranda Magazine January?February 2017 Issue

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