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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...

Adventure and Relaxation Await at Montage Palmetto Bluff

Located within 20,000 acres of the historic community of Bluffton, South Carolina, Montage Palmetto Bluff occupies a stunning Lowcountry setting that exudes authentic Southern hospitality and is rooted in tradition. The resort sits along the May River and is surrounded by quiet streets, gas-lit walkways, and wraparound porches. Those searching for a variety of cuisine can enjoy the six different...

A Brookhaven Beauty by Maggie Griffin Design

Images courtesy of Maggie Griffin Design A California-cool color palette with a Southern spin was the design goal for this home in Brookhaven—a bustling suburb of Atlanta. To bring this dream to life, the homeowners hired designer Maggie Griffin of Maggie Griffin Design who then selected natural fibers, neutral textures, sage green, and plenty of white to create a sophisticated...

Designer Mark Phelps and Architect Matt Benson collaborate on Linville Mountain Home

Text: Lydia Somerville Photos: Michael Blevins When clients asked designer Mark Phelps and architect Matt Benson to build them a house in the mountains of Linville, North Carolina, they sought a contrast to their house in Charlotte, which Phelps had also designed. “Their house in town is dressy and formal, with lots of DeGournay wallpaper,” says Phelps. “For this house, the...

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...

Take a Look Inside Our July/August 2020 Issue!

Take a Look Inside Our July/August 2020 Issue!
What’s inside the July/August 2020 issue? As the days get longer and the nights get warmer, we feel called to open up our spaces and let in the glow of summer. From lush greenery and manicured lawns to daily family meals and iced tea on the front porch, this time of year inspires us create happiness within our own homes. The Southern...

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...

Chad Goehring Brings Coastal Character to Sea Island Renovation

Text: Emily Jackson Photos: Kelli Boyd You never know who you’ll meet on Sea Island. It could be a foreign dignitary, a sitting president, or the executive whose home you are secretly renovating. Such was the case for principal Chad Goehring of Harrison Design (@harrisondesign), who was executing a study addition for homeowner Lori Nicholson as a gift to her husband...

Karen Menge Brings A Bit of Carolina to Creole New Orleans Home

Text: Margaret Zainey Roux Photos: Sara Essex Bradley While all Southern homes exude feelings of warmth, graciousness, authenticity, and elegance, each one is as unique as the people who live there. When a young New Orleans family of five purchased a historic house in need of some T.L.C., they didn’t enlist just any interior designer to assist with their project, they...

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