Sarah Stacey’s Seven Tips For Updating Your Living Room

BEFORE AFTER Images courtesy of Sarah Stacey Interior Design Designer Sarah Stacey of Sarah Stacey Interior Design in Austin, Texas, was asked by a returning client to bring a more modern aesthetic to their living room.  Sarah shares her tips for a successful update: Determine how you want to use the space, which will inform the layout. If you frequently lounge and...

Lorna Gross Designs a Family Friendly Home in Tampa Bay

Photos: Nick Mele To escape the bitter Mid-Atlantic winters, a Virginian family relocated to Tampa Bay, where they engaged designer Lorna Gross of Lorna Gross Interior Design to bring warmth to the contemporary architecture of their new, custom-built home. Lorna intertwined a color palette of cool and warm tones, turning every space into a serene retreat. Pops of classic coastal...

Abode Beach Interiors Creates a Gulf Coast Kaleidoscope

Text: Eleanor Lynn Nesmith Photography: Jean Allsopp After spending numerous spring breaks and summer vacations along 30A, Tamara and David Campbell decided it was time to have a place of their own in Rosemary Beach. They found the perfect house just steps away from the town’s lively Main Street and the Gulf of Mexico. “I’ve always loved coastal colors and decorated...

Interior Designer Lucie Patton Embraces the Unexpected

Text: Lauren Gentry Walker Photos: Michael Blevins When interior designer Lucie Patton takes on a new client, she always begins the process by asking them the same question: What are three words that describe what you want your home to be and three words that describe what you do not want your home to be? For homeowners Lee and Gerald Evans,...

Designer Lynn Blackwell Transforms Dated Cabin into Hamptons-Style Retreat

Text: Blake Miller Photos: Dustin Peck Lynn Blackwell and her husband, Bill, never intended to move to the lake, but on one warm Saturday afternoon, the couple decided to go for a drive around Lake Wylie, South Carolina, just 30 minutes from their home in nearby Fort Mill. In and out of narrow, winding lakeside roads, the couple stopped to look...

Must-Have Mudrooms

Text: Robert C Martin While seemingly not a very glamourous subject at first, mudrooms are hardworking spaces that go the distance in keeping a home running in tiptop form. Plus, their design and efficiency can be as creative and attractive as they are functional. Considering all the coats, shoes, backpacks, and other accessories that come with a growing family, such...

Shauna Varvel’s Provence Style

Named for the working pear orchard on the grounds, Shauna Varvel’s 18th-century Rhône Valley farmhouse was reimagined by Varvel and local architect Alexandre Lafourcade. Le Mas des Poiriers was once an outdated structure that now thrives as a luxurious and contemporary expression of Provençal style. This home served as the starting point for Varvel, as she explored the architectural...

Lance Thomas of Thomas Guy Interiors Gives Tips For Renovating a Garden House

By: Lance Thomas of Thomas Guy Interiors Much of the past year, for us, has been helping homeowners rebuild their Lake Charles, Louisiana, homes after two back-to-back devastating hurricanes, a debilitating freeze, and the worst flood in recent history. Designing spaces like this garden house has been more than just making them beautiful. It's been about boosting morale and giving clients...

Designer Liz Hand Woods Embraces Family Tradition

Text: Lauren Gentry Walker Photos: Jean Allsopp When it was time for a longtime vacation home to be put up for sale, the son of the original owners decided he wanted to keep the beloved property in the family and give it a new start. Many childhood memories were spent in the house on Smith Lake in Alabama, and he, along...

Antique Lettuce Ware is a Feast for the Eyes

Text: Jennifer Boles Perhaps no other form of tender vegetation has proven as hardy and long-lasting as that of lettuce ware, a style of ceramics that took shape in 18th-century Europe. Rooted in the Rococo style and made possible thanks to innovations in European porcelain-making, these lettuce-like ceramics have been a perennial favorite in display cabinets and on dining tables...

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