Mother’s Day 2021 Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and if you want to impress the mom in your life, we've rounded up a curated selection of gifts that are sure to bring a smile to her face. WH Hostess Notepads Jot down a quick note or shopping list on these stylish notepads from WH Hostess. Napkins or hand towels from Bobbins Design Bobbins Design...

All in the Mix

Text: Tiffany Adams Photos: Chris Luker Sit down with Ann Wolf, and the Texas-based designer will tell you she was greatly influenced by her East Coast upbringing. Raised in Manhattan, she and her husband have lived in the Lone Star State for three decades, but her roots remain evident in her designs. “I think I bring an East Coast sensibility to...

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...

On Trend: Bar Carts

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

Proper Shutters

Text: C. Brandon Ingram When we think of those make-or-break details that can give a house stylistic authenticity, there are some that immediately come to mind: columns, cornices, window types, and exterior materials. Those decisions can be the heavy hitters of establishing architectural correctness. But it could also be argued that shutters are truly the unsung heroes of the house. A...

All the Comforts, All the Character in Bay St. Louis

Text: Tiffany Adams Photos: Sara Essex Bradley Having spent her childhood in Bay St. Louis, Nancy McDonald has a special appreciation for the beauty and charm of the Mississippi coastline. “I grew up just a block from this property, which has been in my family since 1904, and I had a cottage here later in life,” she says. However, as her family...

A Luxe & Livable Houston Home by Munger Interiors

Text: Tiffany Adams Photos: Michael Hunter It’s no secret that location is everything when it comes to real estate. That’s why Houston couple Allison and Adam Flikerski were eager to stay in their beloved River Oaks neighborhood when they began searching for a new home. In 2016, they found a home sitting on an acre lot filled with lush greenery and plenty...

Designer Q&A with John Howard

Southern Home (SH): What is your first memory of being in a garden or loving the outdoors? John Howard (JH): I was born in Savannah, and as a very young child, I remember going to Forsyth Park, which has a beautiful Victorian-era cast-iron fountain, big live oak trees, azaleas, bulbs, all kinds of things like that. We had lots of...

SCAD’s Kari Herrin Offers Tips For Starting Your Art Collection

Text: Kari Herrin, Vice President of Brand Experience at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Photos courtesy of SCAD With spring fast approaching, you may find yourself tapping into your inner interior designer and wanting to adorn your walls with fresh, new artwork. In this article, Kari Herrin, Vice President of Brand Experience at Savannah College of Art and Design...

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...

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