Ask The Expert: All Your Tile Questions Answered by Daltile’s Chris Hevey

When undertaking a renovation or for new construction, a homeowner is going to have to make tile selections. We caught up with Chris Hevey, the Daltile showroom manager in Dallas, for her insights into how to make this process go as seamlessly as possible. Southern Home, SH: What is the most important consideration in selecting tile? Chris Hevey, CH: There are...

According to Architect Wouter Boer, This Is The Key To a Beautiful Home

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By Wouter Boer Traditional architecture is always a great source of inspiration, and we are fortunate to have such a rich diversity of architectural precedents from ages past scattered throughout our cities and countryside. I am particularly drawn to simple farmhouse buildings. Just a short drive from Washington, D.C., where I reside, the roads of rural Virginia and Maryland reveal...

Our Spring 2019 Color Crush: The Real Teal

Proust in Emeraude, by Manuel Canovas. Osmunda in Aqua, by Colefax and Fowler. Alcantara in Aqua and Black, by Thibaut. Patsi Table Lamp, by Currey & Company. Stingray in Jade, by Cowtan & Tout. Byzantium in Turquoise, by Schumacher. Montecito Stripe in Robin’s Egg, by Anna French. Parada in Aqua, by Thibault. Farina in Teal, by Colefax and...

Design Tips from Leta Austin Foster That Are Priceless: Read for an Exclusive Q&A

Text by Karen Carroll Southern Home (SH): Who first encouraged your creative talents? Leta Austin Foster (LAF): I was fortunate to grow up in Florida close to my grandmother, and I used to redecorate her house all the time in my mind. Now, looking back on it, I realize I would actually leave it exactly the way it was. Both she and the...

11 Statement Ceilings You’re Going to Love

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Ceilings, also known as the fifth wall, are equally as important as the other four or more that make up a room. The professionals know that for maximum impact in any space, the ceiling is a wonderful canvas for wood beams, lacquer, or even wallpaper. Take a look at some of our favorite statement ceilings created by top interior...

Enhancing Interior Design with Eco-Friendly Windows

By Karoline Gore In 2006 there were only 296 certified green building projects in the United States, but that number rose to 65,000 in 2017 according to a report published on The Statistics Portal. You don’t have to have the biggest solar panels on your roof to be inducted into the “eco-friendly design hall of fame”. Something as simple as...

Peek Inside Our March/April 2019 issue!

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When spring arrives, color follows! And what better way to celebrate this season of renewal than by bringing those vivid hues inside your home? Our annual color issue helps you do just that with inspiration from vibrant homes across the South. Sophisticated design schemes, abundant art collections, and a glamorous nod to historic style fill these pages. As well...

Mardi Gras Must-Haves from Southern Marsh

Mardi Gras Day is almost here! Whether you’re hitting the parades in New Orleans or celebrating from afar with a homemade Galette des Rois, you’ll exude Crescent City charm with these Mardi Gras must-haves by Southern Marsh.

Tricia Guild’s Secrets for Living Colorfully: All Your Color Questions Answered

Text by Margaret Zainey Roux In a world of whites and neutrals, Tricia Guild keeps things colorful. Since the 1970s, the London-based interior designer and Designers Guild founder has leaned on the power of the paintbrush to reimagine rooms and elevate them from blasé to bold. In her 17th book, Paint Box: 45 Palettes for Choosing Color, Texture and Pattern, Guild...

Decorate with Our Favorite Reds to Make a Statement in Your Home

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Red is bold and powerful, yet classic and timeless all at once. The color evokes an immediate response when one enters a room, so if your goal is to make a tasteful statement, you've made the right choice! Once you've decided to feature this rich hue in your home, there are a few things you should know. One misconception is...

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