Design Destination: Janie Molster’s Shopping Guide to Richmond, VA

Janie Molster is established as one of the Southeast’s leading designers. Take one look at her work and there’s no doubt as to why. With over 25 years of experience and a diverse portfolio including everything from family homes to boutique hotels, we were absolutely thrilled to get a glimpse of her “well-honed discovery process” that clients praise. This...

Ask The Expert: Caroline McDonald from Ballard Designs on Creating the Perfect Outdoor Table

Whether you are hosting a sunny brunch or a more formal evening soiree, there's no question that the outdoors is the perfect place to entertain during early summer months. Caroline McDonald from the Ballard Designs team is sharing her tried-and-true tips for creating an enchanting outdoor table that will draw your guests in. Caroline manages the inspirational content for...

SNEAK PEEK: See Inside Our May/June Issue!

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As we approach the summer months, the line between indoors and outdoors begins to blur and we find ourselves spending more time on back patios and screened porches. These extensions of our homes become our main living spaces where we linger well into the evening hours, enjoying conversation, cocktails, and alfresco meals. In the May/June 2019 issue of Southern...

10 Modern Chandeliers That You’re Going to Fall In Love With

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Lighting is vital to creating ambience and depth in a room. It is the ultimate determinant of mood in any space both small and large. Most designers advise that this is not an area of design to skimp on, so we have put together a list of 10 unique chandeliers that will take your home to the next level. LYMINGTON...

7 Takeaways from a Panel Hosted by The Urban Electric Co. (Plus a Peek at The Lavish After-Party)

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The Urban Electric Co. hosted a panel in Charleston earlier this month just ahead of the Charleston Antiques Show. The panel, followed by a lavish party, was held inside the remarkable Aiken Rhett House in downtown Charleston. Cocktails on the piazza and a seven-course meal in the iconic double parlor, was a fitting celebration for the level of culture, inspiration,...

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...

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