The Secret to Finding Your Perfect Sideboard

Charleston entertaining and etiquette expert Suzanne Pollak says it best: “We are wallflowers and proud of it.” Those words open a chapter in her book about gracious living, The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits: A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes. She’s talking about (or from the perspective of) sideboards, the iconic pieces of dining room furniture that preside over a formal...

Home meets Holiday with Floral Designer Sybil Sylvester

At one such house, floral designer Sybil Sylvester has been embellishing its low-key beauty with festive holiday greenery and flowers for a dozen years. The house was once owned by the wife’s uncle and then passed through other owners until the couple brought it back into the family and installed the antiques and artwork that suggest an uninterrupted residency....

Designer Q&A with Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams
Known for creating high-style interiors instilled with her trademark down-to-earth sensibility, this Southern-born designer believes a successful room is not only about how it's decorated, but also how one lives in it. Find out more about designer Bunny Williams in our exclusive Q&A. Southern Home (SH): You’ve been based in New York and Connecticut for a long time now, but could you...

6 Tips for Decorating with Pumpkins

Pumpkin style Inspiration
The pumpkin, one of the most popular crops in the country, is plentiful this time of year. You’ll find them patiently waiting at produce markets and garden centers hoping you’ll take them home. Pumpkin popularity is at its peak during the fall holidays. Halloween would be amiss without them. Scary and funny faces carved into gourds and lit from the...

A Chateau-Inspired Home that Fits Perfectly into the North Carolina Countryside

by Tiffany Adams | Photography by Erik Kvalsvik Everyone knows the adage “location, location, location.” But what if, for a host of reasons, that idyllic place where that would be a dream to live in is just that—a dream? For these homeowners, they conclusively solved this conundrum by creating their own version of Shangri-la much closer to home. Fashioned after a...

Our Style Review of Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine

In his new book, Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine, published by Rizzoli, architect Bobby McAlpine transports readers through time and around the globe, translating influences and creating fresh takes on classic styles. The renowned architect has written two other books (The Home Within Us, 2010; Art of the House, 2014), and in this volume,...

10 Stylish Side Tables For Every Room

Stylish, functional, and best of all, transportable, these tables offer a big punch in a small package. We’ve corralled our top 10.

On Trend: Bar Carts

Serve your sippers in style with these sleek, functional carts. And the best part is they're mobile!

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