James Farmer Gives a 100-Year-Old Carolina Farmhouse New Life

A young family embraces an old home and calls on designer James Farmer to give it an updated yet traditionally Southern makeover When a young couple and their children decided to make a nearly 100-year-old home their full-time residence, they knew it would require a special kind of redesign—one that would honor its unique history while also giving it a...

Insta-Wow—Dramatic Draperies with Designer Leslie May

Text: Leslie May Even if you think your room doesn’t need window treatments, it does. Full panels, tailored valances, or scalloped Roman shades are what make a room feel finished, warm, and cozy. Windows are a blank canvas, like a muslin mannequin awaiting her fitting, and every window is only half-dressed without window treatments. You can purchase ready-made drapery panels...

Marvelous Master Bathrooms

Chances are, you’re bound to recommit yourself to a series of resolutions and goals for the new year—which hopefully includes more time for rest and relaxation. One of the best places to make this happen is in your master bathroom. Since it’s typically the first and last spot you encounter every day, these private retreats render a decisive impact...

Designer Q&A: Amanda Lindroth

Text: Karen Carroll Images courtesy of Amanda Lindroth Southern Home (SH): We confess to being a little envious that you live in the Bahamas, have an apartment and shop in Palm Beach, and another boutique in Charleston. What draws you to live and decorate in coastal and resort communities? Amanda Lindroth (AL): I grew up south of Palm Beach in Boca Raton,...

A Recipe for Kitchens

Cyndy Cantley Cantley & Co. Built in the 1940s, a classic Tudor home needed a kitchen update to be functional for daily use. The kitchen and laundry room were added on in the 1970s. Although the space was dated, kitchen and bath designer Cyndy Cantley was able to use the original footprint to modernize the kitchen. A key step in this...

A Surprise Story with Help from Interior Designer Edith-Anne Duncan

Text: Tiffany Adams Photography: Dustin Peck A house is not a gift you expect to find under the tree on Christmas morning. However, Jason Bingham managed to surprise his wife, Shelby, in 2018 with the deed to a house she had been eyeing for months. “We have renovated 15 or 16 homes, some for us to live in and others as...

Relaxed Revival by Yancey Seibert Shearouse

Text: Emily Jackson Images: Hector Sanchez Exterior Image: Natalie Thompson For Yancey Seibert Shearouse, preservation has been a lifelong passion. As a native of Natchez, Mississippi, home to the nation’s most distinguished pre-Civil War residences, accessibility to such historically significant structures instilled a reverence for classic architecture. “I didn’t have a normal upbringing,” says Shearouse. “In the third grade, I was talking about...

Yuletide Splendor by Mark Simmons

Text by Emily Jackson Photography by Stephanie Welbourne-Steele Holidays at the home of interior designer Mark Simmons and his wife Sissy are always an elegant experience. While each season ushers in a myriad of occasions to celebrate, the revelry comes to a crescendo at Christmastime with dazzling parties and treasured family traditions. The Simmons’ Nashville home, filled with the sound of familiar...

Past Perfected by Mallory Smith

Text by Tiffany Adams Photography by John O'Hagan Growing up in her mother’s Leeds, Alabama, antiques shop, Maison de France, was an inspiring experience for Mallory Smith. “My whole life I knew I wanted to be an interior designer. I think it’s in my blood,” she says. Days spent in the shop not only influenced her career path, but also her style,...

Our Favorite Christmas Gifts for Giving in 2020

  1 DOVE ORNAMENTS BY FIG & DOVE; Sculptural and lightweight, the acrylic dove ornament is designed and hand-painted by Louisiana artist Brad Bourgoyne. Different sizes available; figanddove.com 2 RYN MILLER BOTANICAL; Hand-pressed botanicals deliver a one of a kind work of art; rynmillerbotanicals.com 3 CATALINA FOOTED BOWL, MATTE WHITE, GOLD FEET BY ABIGAILS; Handmade in Italy, this ceramic footed bowl makes...

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