Sally Williams Designs Serene Home on on the Wilmington Sound

Text: Tiffany Adams Photos: Dustin Peck Across-country trip with her husband led Sally Williams to rethink her accounting background for interior design. “I had always been artistic as a kid,” she says. “In California, I fell in love with a gallery that left me feeling calm and inspired.” After the couple returned home to Raleigh, North Carolina, Williams found herself wanting...

Happily, Ever After on Lake Logan Martin

Text: Margaret Zainey Roux Photos: Kerry Kirk Once upon a time, Rod McSweeney happened upon a rare empty lot while fishing on Lake Logan Martin. Situated on a private peninsula, it was untouched and overgrown, but its raw beauty and potential captivated the Trussville resident and his wife, Robin. The couple, who was approaching retirement at the time, dreamt of spending...

Kathryn Crisp Greeley’s The Collected Cottage

Step into the welcoming and elegant world of interior designer Kathryn Crisp Greeley and her charming home, Chestnut Cottage. The Collected Cottage is a richly produced volume with over 400 stunning photographs that will take readers on an intimate tour inside this lovingly curated house and its collections. You’ll join Greeley at memorable gatherings from Easter luncheons to outdoor teas...

Todd Richesin and Bobby Brown Design Downtown Knoxville Condo with Panache

Text: Alice Welsh Doyle Photos: Ben Finch Most second homes involve a little effort—you typically must drive some distance, perhaps in traffic, before enjoying your getaway. Not so for Todd Richesin and Bobby Brown—they simply head to downtown Knoxville, a mere 20 minutes from their personal home. “It’s close, but it’s a whole different feeling,” says Richesin about the couple’s condo....

Chuck Chewning Designs Louisiana-Inspired Home for Gracious Lowcountry Living

Text: Jeanne Delathouder Photos: Adam Kuehl Upon retirement, Joe Herring—a successful healthcare industry entrepreneur and former CEO—dreamed of designing and building a river home. So in 2015, he purchased three secluded acres on the May River, a peaceful tidal tributary that flows amidst the preserve of Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. He wanted his home to be inspired by the...

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...

From Beginning to End with Trend

From Beginning to End with Trend
Create an entire look with all of the fabrics, trimmings, wallcoverings and decorative drapery hardware options from Trend! They have all of the different styles, patterns and hues that you need to bring interiors to life—plus you can apply their upholstery fabrics to Fabricut Furniture for even more possibilities. Their new Chromatics collection is full of different patterns and hues,...

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...

A Deluxe Capitol City Home Designed by Nestor Santa-Cruz

Text: Lydia Somerville Photos: Jaime Harris When Washington, D.C., interior designer Nestor Santa-Cruz took on a condominium project for a pair of stylish sophisticates, he knew there would be challenges designing a space that would satisfy them both. One of the homeowners, we’ll call Mr. Modern, is a trained architect and owner of a construction management firm. The other, Mr. Traditional,...

Beth Webb Lends Casual Grandeur to Ponte Verde Home

Text: Lydia Somerville Photos: Jessie Preza When Beth Webb’s clients, a couple with three young children, approached her to work with them on a new house in Ponte Vedra, Florida, Webb didn’t hesitate to sign on. The new house would be the third she’d done for the family, and she loved working with the wife. “She is very decisive,” says Webb....

MOST POPULAR