Good morning, readers! It’s the day after the big day.
One of my favorite characters in the book is a McDonald’s franchise owner turned handyman/bike refurbisher, Hippie Hal.
As Ansley says, the man may wear a piece of rope for a belt, but he has taste.
And he enlists his friend Ansley to turn his charming historic home in Peachtree Bluff’s downtown into a bachelor pad with plenty of style.
We imagine Hippie Hal’s redesigned home to look a little like this fabulous one from Hamptons Cottages & Gardens.
Vintage maps and
Traditional colors and a mix of old and new furniture help maintain the integrity of the historic
Hippie Hal has a lot of useful skills, not the least of which are in the kitchen.
With a light and bright breakfast room, he can serve plenty of guests.
Simplicity is one of the main tenants of this character’s life. We think this
Neutral doesn’t have to be boring, as is evidenced by this room.
Touches of wood, even in unexpected places, add a hint of that
Varying shades of blue define the color palette throughout the home but provide enough variety to be interesting.
This navy nook provides a perfect crash pad for guests–or
This fun take on subway tile is a fabulous touch!
Hippie Hal always has a few bikes in his front yard. Looks like this charming house is no different!
I absolutely cannot wait to introduce all of you to the characters in
Where I’ll be this week on the Slightly South of Simple Tour:
Wednesday, April 26: Blogger Brunch at The Enchanted Home, Private Event, 12 pm
Wednesday, April 26: Party at Society Social 73 Spring Street, New York, NY, Cocktails and hors d’ouvres, 6:30-8:30 pm, free and open to the public
Thursday, April 27: Read between the Wines at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Rd., Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 5-7 pm, 910-287-2800, Contact: Pat Wilson, email@example.com
Friday, April 28: Litchfield Books’ Moveable Feast, Luncheon, Talk and Signing, Grand Dunes Ocean Club, 101 Grande Dunes Bvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, 11 am, open to the public, tickets required, Contact: Vicky Crafton, 843-237-8138, for tickets
Friday, April 28: Signing, Litchfield Books, 2 pm, free and open to the public
Friday, April 28: Keynote at General Federation of Womens’ Clubs of SC, Pawley’s Island, SC; Subject: Decorating tips for Mary Alice Monroe’s novel Beach House for Rent
Saturday, April 29: Charleston, SC luncheon and talk, High Cotton, 199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, April 30: Champagne brunch at Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954, ticketed event, $35 includes copy of novel, 2 pm, Contact: Contact Jamie Layton, Downtown Books, email@example.com, (252) 473-1056
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