A Luxe & Livable Houston Home by Munger Interiors

Text: Tiffany Adams Photos: Michael Hunter It’s no secret that location is everything when it comes to real estate. That’s why Houston couple Allison and Adam Flikerski were eager to stay in their beloved River Oaks neighborhood when they began searching for a new home. In 2016, they found a home sitting on an acre lot filled with lush greenery and plenty...

Designer Q&A: Tara Shaw

Text: Karen Carroll Southern Home (SH): In your new book, Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques (Harry N. Abrams), you describe yourself as a modernist at heart. That’s somewhat surprising, coming from an antiques dealer. Tara Shaw (TS): As a teen I had a midcentury banquette covered in a leopard print and a black fur bedspread on a midcentury bed....

Modern Art Partners Well with Tradition

By: Glenn E. Wallace, COO – Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Historic homes and modern art go together. Staying true to the history of your home while decorating with more modern pieces is not a nonstarter; done right, it’s fantastic. The key is to find pieces that are complementary and to follow your intuition rather than rules. Here are...

A Stately Manor by Nina Nash Long and Don Easterling with Architect C. Brandon Ingram

Text: Lauren Gentry Walker Photography: Emily Jenkins Followill In 1921, a cedar shake Colonial Revival home was designed and brought to life by the prominent Atlanta architect Neel Reid. The home was built for then-Georgia governor, Hugh M. Dorsey and, during its early years, included a horse barn in the backyard and cows that would graze up and down the avenue. The...

Introducing our September/October Issue!

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...

Southern Home Autumn Giveaway

Autumn is coming and at Southern Home we're celebrating with a giveaway! Enter below to win a one-year subscription to Southern Home, and an autographed copy of James Farmer's newest book, Arriving Home. Take a peek inside James' book here. The giveaway ends September 1, so enter now!     ​​​​​​​

Instant Wow—Decorating Ceilings to Deliver a Design Punch

Text by: Leslie May @lesliemaydesigns Ceilings are often referred to as the fifth wall and truly have the power to elevate a good room to a showstopper. As a mother, wife, and designer, I am always looking for ways to deliver a big design punch without breaking the bank. I find that adding a single element of “wow” to a room...

Arriving Home by James Farmer

Charming, comfortable, and lovingly layered, James Farmer is known for his classic style that melds traditional looks with fresh approaches. His aesthetic is centered around how we live and love in our homes and how practical and functional can still be beautiful. In his newest book, Arriving Home: A Gracious Southern Welcome, readers will enjoy and discover how antiques can...

On Trend: A Fresh Look at Cane

Whether you want to outfit a room or prefer a subtle accent piece, these will complement any room in your home. CANE SIDE CHAIR BY KARA MANN FOR MILLING ROAD, BAKER FURNITURE Classic dining chairs utilize traditional caning but keep it modern with sharp, geometric silhouettes; 21.5″W × 23.5″ D × 35″H; to the trade; bakerfurniture.com AZALEA ACCENT CHAIR FROM THE MARK...

All About Parterre Gardens with Fransen Mills’ John Mills

Southern Home: We think of Versailles when we think of parterre gardens.  Is that where they originated? John Mills: It is a common notion that the Parterre originated in the gardens of Versailles. However, parterre gardens were created in the 15th century, and were initially known as “knot gardens.” Versailles, along with its gardens, was built in the mid-16th century. It was...

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