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...

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...

Three Sisters Make Home Renovation a Family Affair

Text: Margaret Zainey Roux Photos: Dustin Peck Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and Blair Hogan has a very keen eye. So, when the wife and mother of three set her sights on a dated house in need of major rehab, those who know her best knew better than to question her vision. “The house had a 1970s vibe,...

Lisa Flake Creates a Clean & Serene Family Home

Text: Lauren Gentry Walker Photos: John O'Hagan A comfortable space for family to gather, functional and beautiful rooms, and the incorporation of favorite antiques were the three main requirements that Julie and Jeremy Dennis had for their home’s renovation. For their Mountain Brook, Alabama, house, the Dennises called on their friend and designer Lisa Flake of Caldwell Flake Interiors. “I have been...

Alyson Sailer and Connie Vernich Add Timeless Touches to a New Build

Text: Lauren Gentry Walker Photos: Paige Rumore As a couple entering retirement and expecting their sixth grandchild, Phyllis and Jim Lackey knew they wanted a home that could not only accommodate their growing family but also be a comfortable space for just the two of them. The new build in Franklin, Tennessee, sits on a quiet, private cul-de-sac and backs up...

Serenity in the City by Interior Designer Christy Dillard Kratzer

Text: Emily Jackson Every city has a well-kept secret. For Atlantans, it is their neighborhood parks—enveloped in a verdant canopy of grand oaks and Southern pines—that make the urban hustle and bustle seem like a world away. One such hidden gem, known to Buckhead area locals as the “Duck Pond,” preserves its idyllic 1922 landscape that includes a lake with...

Perfect Pairings by Brooke McGuyer Hutson, Architect Michael Dreef and Builder Andy Abercrombie

Text: Tiffany Adams Photography: Michael Hunter We wanted a new house with old elements,” says the owners of this Houston residence. Their vision fell into place over the course of several years with the help of interior designer Brooke McGuyer Hutson of Brooke McGuyer Interiors, architect Michael Dreef of Eubanks Group Architects, and builder Andy Abercrombie of Abercrombie Custom Homes—all of...

James Farmer Gives a 100-Year-Old Carolina Farmhouse New Life

Photos: Jeff Herr When a young couple and their children decided to make a nearly 100-year-old home their full-time residence, they knew it would require a special kind of redesign—one that would honor its unique history while also giving it a more functional layout and modern conveniences. Nestled in rural South Carolina—on land primed for producing peaches, pecans, and peppers—Stately Oaks...

A Recipe for Kitchens

Cyndy Cantley Cantley & Co. Built in the 1940s, a classic Tudor home needed a kitchen update to be functional for daily use. The kitchen and laundry room were added on in the 1970s. Although the space was dated, kitchen and bath designer Cyndy Cantley was able to use the original footprint to modernize the kitchen. A key step in this...

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...

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