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...
Text: Karen Carroll Southern Home (SH): Who or what most influenced your creativity? Marie Flanigan (MF) (@marieflaniganinteriors): First and foremost, my parents. My dad was always good at nurturing the gifts of his kids, and even as a little girl, I...
Southern Home (SH): Please share your aha moment, when you realized you’d become a designer. Susan Ferrier (SF): It was more of an exasperated sigh. I’d done a lot of things, from running a temp agency to managing an infertility...
Text: Karen Carroll Photos: Images courtesy of Janie Molster Southern Home (SH): If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? Janie Molster (JM): An English teacher—I majored in English literature in college. SH: When did you realize that decorating was your destiny,...
Chances are, you’re bound to recommit yourself to a series of resolutions and goals for the new year—which hopefully includes more time for rest and relaxation. One of the best places to make this happen is in your master...
Text: Karen Carroll Southern Home (SH): What was your path to becoming a designer? Scot Meacham Wood (SMW): I was with Ralph Lauren in Northern California for about 15 years, in a division called Creative Services. We designed all the home...
Text by Charlotte Safavi One of the highest compliments an interior designer can receive is a repeat client. Such was the case for Ashley Goforth when a Houston family called on her a second time to furnish their brand-new home....
Text by Karen Carroll Photography courtesy of Beth Webb Interiors With an artistic eye, a practical hand, and a mostly neutral palette, this Atlanta-based designer creates interiors that live as beautifully as they look. Southern Home (SH): Please share your path to...
Robin Rains is known for her Nashville–based design firm’s commitment to creating unique and influential interiors throughout the United States. From classic elements to modern accents, Rains knows how to incorporate stylish pieces into any type of space to, "evoke...
TEXT Karen Carroll PHOTOGRAPHY Emily Followill  Although he travels far and wide decorating houses, this designer and author always returns—unapologetically—to his Southern roots and home base in Perry, Georgia. Southern Home (SH): Who or what first inspired your pursuit of design and...

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