Your Greenhouse and Glasshouse Questions Answered!

The crème de la crème of the greenhouse world, every Hartley Botanic Glasshouse is handmade to your exact requirements in England, using the finest materials with unparalleled durability, safety, and beauty. The manufacturer has been creating its beautiful and elegant horticultural buildings for more than eighty years and is so trusted that its entire product range is endorsed by...

Interior Decorator Mary McCollister Finch Gives Georgian Beauty a Makeover

Text: Lauren Helmer Photos: John O’Hagan In Birmingham, Alabama’s historic English Village, 1920s-era architecture built in the Tudor style plays host to chic clothiers, bistros, salons, a 76-year-old hardware store, and a beloved French bakery. Along the brick-laid sidewalks, patrons sip coffee, chat, and ogle the adorable pooches of passersby. These sidewalks meander up into the hills, where lush greenery and...

Ashley Goforth Designs a Detail Oriented Space in Houston

Text: Margaret Zainey Roux Photos: Michael Hunter A bit of nailhead here, a tad of tape trim there. In design, it’s the little details that make the biggest impact, according to Ashley Goforth. “I describe my style as classic with a kick, and the kick comes from the details,” says the Houston-based interior designer. “I’m all about building elegant rooms founded on...

Carolyn Kendall of Alcott Interiors Lends a Sophisticated Touch to Seaside Home in Boca Grande

Text: Alice Welsh Doyle Photos: Kip Dawkins For years, longtime clients of interior designer Carolyn Kendall, the owner and lead designer of Alcott Interiors, pined for a particular house in Boca Grande, where they already owned a condo. The appeal of the property was undeniable—a beautiful beach, incredible panoramic views of the water, and plenty of acreage. When the house was...

Designer Q&A: Robert Brown

Designer Q&A: Robert Brown
Text: Karen Carroll Photos: Images courtesy of Robert Brown Interior Design Southern Home (SH): What did you want to be when you grew up? Robert Brown (RB): Well, for a minute there, I wanted to be a professional tennis player. When I realized that probably wasn’t going to work out, I went to the University of Georgia and majored in journalism, thinking...

Tips for Setting a Bold Spring Table

With Easter Sunday approaching, the Southern Home team is busy finalizing our Spring tablescapes. While planning, we turned to some of our favorite tastemakers for inspiration in setting a bold and beautiful Spring table. Use potted plants for a centerpiece that lasts. Personalized menus and name cards add an extra special touch to any occasion. Embrace the beautiful spring weather and consider...

Embrace the Joie de Vivre of the New French General Collection from Fabricut

The French General collection of fabrics and trimmings evokes a classic French spirit with a twist, updating patterns and tones to suit today’s relaxed, refined lifestyle. Bold hues are balanced with nuanced neutrals, and texture is brought to the forefront, especially in the range of complementary trimmings. A mélange of casual and formal styles provide the foundation for this reimagined...

Change Your Rug, Change Your Room

One of the largest pieces in a room, a rug has a powerful ability to transform a space. From faded antique Oushak rugs to bright and bold modern designs to animal hides, your choice of rug can set the mood for the rest of the decor, or change the feeling of existing furniture! Paige Albright, the owner of Paige Albright...

Anne Williams Designs a New Home in University Park

Text: Margaret Zainey Roux Photography: Nathan Schroder To build or not to build, that was the question. And a very difficult one for Anne Williams to answer as she contemplated building anew or renovating her family’s historic home in Dallas’ University Park neighborhood. As newlyweds, the interior designer and her husband purchased the house with the intention of staying there forever,...

Gretchen and Jason Black Design Charming New Build in Kentucky

Text: Tiffany Adams Photos: John O’Hagan When Gretchen and Jason Black were dating and in college, Sunday afternoons were spent driving around to admire architecture and attend open houses. They didn’t realize at the time that they were creating a love of homes that would last a lifetime. After marrying, Jason, who received his MBA, and Gretchen, who went on to...

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