A Look Inside the Julian Price Showhouse

A tudor revival mansion in Greensboro, North Carolina, provided the setting for Southern Home’s first showhouse. Designers from all over the south employed their talents to transform the neglected relic into a dazzling home for a modern family.

Edited blue and green living room in showhouse
Photography by Marcy Black Simpson
Edited blue and green living room in showhouse
Photography by Marcy Black Simpson
Living Room

For designer Audrey Margarite of Bunny Williams Home, the primary challenge of decorating the living room was its size. “It’s a really big space, and I wanted to make it feel livable,” she says. “I decided to break it into three separate areas.” In front of the fireplace, Margarite placed pairs of sofas and chairs to allow plenty of guest seating. A custom banquette in a corner serves as a cozy conversation nook. The original plasterwork ceiling crowns the room’s soft palette of green and blue that reflects the view of the garden outside the windows. “I originally wanted a deep forest green for the walls,” says the designer, “but as we started removing the old lead paint from the walls, a pretty pale green was revealed. We all agreed that keeping the original wall color would be a way of honoring the house.”

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