The first crisp breeze of fall is a welcome reprieve from summer’s heat and brings fresh inspiration for our interiors and lifestyles. Whether your autumn to-do list includes a hayride and pumpkin picking or walks among the leaves and hot apple cider, coming home to cozy decor and hues can be the best part of the season. The cooler weather gives us a chance to slow down and enjoy quiet moments at home, and the Southern Home team hopes this new issue-filled with grand estates and historic abodes—brings a little extra beauty to your days.
In our monthly On-Trend column, we take a fresh look at cane furniture and share a few accent pieces that will complement any room in your home. For our Designer Q&A, we sat down with New Orleans Designer and Antiques Dealer Tara Shaw to discuss her new book, Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques and got a few tips for making what’s old feel new again. We also chatted with James Farmer about his new book, Arriving Home, a collection of relaxed yet well-curated projects from across the country.
In celebration of our new issue, we’re launching a giveaway where you can win a copy of the September/October issue, a year’s subscription, and an autographed copy of James Farmer’s Arriving Home. Head here to enter.
Keep scrolling for a preview of featured projects in this issue and happy reading!
A historic McLean, Virginia, home receives a formal yet functional revival at the hands of interior designer Anne Dutcher.
An unabashedly formal house in Buckhead gets a fresh look in keeping with its classic bones by designer Heather Dewberry of Huff-Dewberry Inc.
Designer Cindy McCord creates a stylish yet functional family home within a lively development in Germantown, Tennessee.
A Stately Manor
Atlanta design duo, Nina Nash Long and Don Easterling worked tirelessly to maintain the history and character of a classic Neel Reid Abode while dressing it to fit the needs of its owners.
Tiffany Hinton of LOLA Interiors redesigned an Amelia Island duplex to create an elegant single-family, waterfront estate.
A Soft Touch
Soothing shades, timeless architectural elements, and contemporary appointments live in perfect harmony in a historic New Orleans home designed by Rivers Spencer for modern living.
Luxe & Livable
Munger Interiors creates a practical yet sophisticated home for a young Houston family.
In Houston, designer Martha Sweezey mixes old and new to create a low-maintenance home with an abundance of character.