Edith-Anne Duncan Brings Bold Colors, Classic Style to Historic Home in Virginia

Text: Tiffany Adams Photos: Dustin Peck Historic homes were all this couple had known when they made the move from South Carolina to Blacksburg, Virginia. “We’ve always lived in older homes. Our last one was a 1930s Tudor with a lot of character,” says one of the homeowners. Upon arrival in their new town, acquaintances introduced them to interior designer Edith-Anne...

Steve McKenzie Creates a Polished & Pretty Space

Text: Alice Welsh Doyle Stylist: Eleanor Roper Photos: Emily Followill When working on a makeover, a seasoned interior designer knows to carefully sift through the client’s existing pieces to see what can be reimagined with a new treatment or simply a new location. For a project in North Buckhead, the process was a snap for interior designer Steve McKenzie. Polished & Pretty Polished &...

Jennie Hugo Gives Jacksonville Home a Fresh Start

Text: Lydia Somerville Photos: Jessie Preza Sims and Mike Wachholz lived in their historic Jacksonville, Florida, house for two years before embarking on a major renovation. During that time, they absorbed the way light shifted through the rooms, the way their family used the spaces, and the impact color played throughout the house. Built in 1928 as a spec house, the...

Tori Rubinson Gives Fort Worth Home a Meaningful Makeover

Text: Tiffany Adams Photos: Stephen Karlisch When Sharon and Buzz Barlow were looking to move from their home in The Woodlands, Texas, to Fort Worth, they knew just who to call to make it happen: their daughter. “My parents are the reason I’m in this industry,” says interior designer Tori Rubinson. Growing up, Rubinson recalls her dad spending time as a...

Julie Dodson Designs a Space Where Classic Meets Contemporary

Text: Margaret Zainey Roux Photos: Julie Soefer Soothing hues, crisp fabrics, and clean-lined antiques put an Oregon couple’s second home in Houston on the sunny side of style. What do you want? It’s a simple question, but one that often yields a complex answer. So, when interior designer Julie Dodson asked clients Sue and Paul Revere what they wanted in a second...

Designer Q&A: Matthew Monroe Bees

Text: Karen Carroll Images used courtesy of Matthew Bees Southern Home (SH): What is your earliest memory of beauty or your first endeavor at creating it? Matthew Monroe Bees (MB): Most likely my paternal grandmother’s home in rural Crenshaw County, Alabama. She always had a way of making everything beautiful. I was always one step behind her when I was growing up....

Antiques Obsession: Wall-Mounted Brackets are Brimming with Style

Text: Jennifer Boles Across between mobile architecture and a wall ornament, brackets are one of those rare design forms with a distinctly dual nature. Conceived for the purpose of displaying objects against a wall, they are immensely practical with their shelf-like tops. And yet, the bases that support them often incorporate such decorative, high-style flourishes that they have become pieces...

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...

Architect Brandon Ingram Honors the History of an Atlanta Home

Text: C. Brandon Ingram Photos: John O'Hagan Built in 1939 in Atlanta’s Buckhead community, a grand, classically built home fell into a near state of disrepair after sitting vacant for many years. While the house exuded an air of sadness—its Greek Doric columns, rotting cornices, and sagging shutters all in desperate need of tending—there were still hints of its former glory...

The Art of the Cocktail Hour

You're Invited: Classic, Elegant Entertaining
With Stephanie Booth Shafran, author of You’re Invited: Classic Elegant Entertaining (Rizzoli, 2020) Whether you have a designated bar, a bar cart, or use the top of a cabinet for cocktail entertaining, these ideas ensure a swoon-worthy setup, a relaxed hostess, and a memorable time for all. With knowledge honed over a lifetime of entertaining, hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran knows...

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