By Rick Spitzmiller After the Second World War, deliberate, well-thought-out detailing just vanished from the residential design stage. Service men, returning from the war, needed houses for their new families, and they needed them fast. Builders began putting up very...
A barometer is a scientific instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure, but to Patricia McLean, founder of Patricia McLean Interiors, barometers are much more than a weather forecasting tool. Patricia calls these unique antiques “pure gold in the design...
SwatchPop! is paving the way to a new method of delivering quality interior design advice. Their virtual service brings a fast yet highly personal approach to professional design work, without compromising one bit of refinement and selectivity. For more...
Interior designer Denise McGaha appeared in our latest holiday issue. And now you get a chance to read all her best tips on creating an edited and beautiful mantel in this exclusive Q&A. Keep reading for her insight, and...
by Lynn Nesmith | Photography by Jean Allsopp Morning arrives effortlessly on St. Simons at the vacation home of LeeAnn and Walter Muller. The sky gradually changes from a soft pink to a golden glow, and the freshwater pond glistens...
Designer: Betsy Barmat Stires, Interior Designer, Frog Hill Designs LLC, Allied ASID. Professional Interior Designer, Betsy Barmat Stires is an expert on bringing a fresh perspective to classic style. And her personal home is no exception. We chatted with Betsy...
Text by Andrea Fanning Birmingham-based architect Bill Ingram has a portfolio that spans the South and features a range of styles, yet each structure bears his trademark: subtle sophistication. And perhaps nowhere does this polished practicality shine more brightly than...
A tudor revival mansion in Greensboro, North Carolina, provided the setting for Southern Home’s first showhouse. Designers from all over the south employed their talents to transform the neglected relic into a dazzling home for a modern family. See the...
Text: Robert C. Martin Mountain Brook, Alabama, is acclaimed as much for its beautiful homes and pristine yards as for the congenial neighbors and village-clustered shops that comprise it. Within this amicable setting, architect Chris Reebals found a vacant house...
Text by Margaret Zainey Roux For Richard Keith Langham, decorating is more than a profession—it’s a lifestyle. Over the past three decades, the Alabama-bred, New York-based interior designer has appointed some of the country’s finest homes that are now highlighted...

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