Shauna Varvel’s Provence Style

Named for the working pear orchard on the grounds, Shauna Varvel’s 18th-century Rhône Valley farmhouse was reimagined by Varvel and local architect Alexandre Lafourcade. Le Mas des Poiriers was once an outdated structure that now thrives as a luxurious and contemporary expression of Provençal style. This home served as the starting point for Varvel, as she explored the architectural...

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...

Antique Lettuce Ware is a Feast for the Eyes

Text: Jennifer Boles Perhaps no other form of tender vegetation has proven as hardy and long-lasting as that of lettuce ware, a style of ceramics that took shape in 18th-century Europe. Rooted in the Rococo style and made possible thanks to innovations in European porcelain-making, these lettuce-like ceramics have been a perennial favorite in display cabinets and on dining tables...

Southern Home Autumn Giveaway

Autumn is coming and at Southern Home we're celebrating with a giveaway! Enter below to win a one-year subscription to Southern Home, and an autographed copy of James Farmer's newest book, Arriving Home. Take a peek inside James' book here. The giveaway ends September 1, so enter now!     ​​​​​​​

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...

Past Perfected by Mallory Smith

Text by Tiffany Adams Photography by John O'Hagan Growing up in her mother’s Leeds, Alabama, antiques shop, Maison de France, was an inspiring experience for Mallory Smith. “My whole life I knew I wanted to be an interior designer. I think it’s in my blood,” she says. Days spent in the shop not only influenced her career path, but also her style,...

Say Hello to Our November/December 2020 Issue

Whether your holiday season is filled with lavish parties, intimate gatherings or festive nights around the fire for two, there’s no better time to arrange your surroundings in ways that bring you extra joy. Homes in the South may not see many snow-covered Christmas mornings, but that doesn’t stop its homeowners from hauling out beloved collections and heirloom decorations...

On Trend: Desks

Whether you are setting up a new home office or a niche for writing notes, these desks are sure to fit your needs. JENNA DESK BY CENTURY FURNITURE Ivory finish Acacia solids with eglomise top & trim; three drawers and pull-out tray on each end; 60″W × 30″D × 30″H; $3,750; centuryfurniture.com ALIX DESK BY BUNNY WILLIAMS HOME A luscious lacquered finish with...

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...

Our Favorite Christmas Gifts for Giving in 2020

  1 DOVE ORNAMENTS BY FIG & DOVE; Sculptural and lightweight, the acrylic dove ornament is designed and hand-painted by Louisiana artist Brad Bourgoyne. Different sizes available; figanddove.com 2 RYN MILLER BOTANICAL; Hand-pressed botanicals deliver a one of a kind work of art; rynmillerbotanicals.com 3 CATALINA FOOTED BOWL, MATTE WHITE, GOLD FEET BY ABIGAILS; Handmade in Italy, this ceramic footed bowl makes...

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