Text by Karen Carroll Southern Home (SH): Who first encouraged your creative talents? Leta Austin Foster (LAF): I was fortunate to grow up in Florida close to my grandmother, and I used to redecorate her house all the time in my mind. Now,...
In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked 
some of our favorite Southern design dynasties to recount what makes interior design not only a shared passion and profession but also a family affair. produced by Margaret Zainey Roux Margaux Interiors Limited, Atlanta,...
Written by Alice Welsh Doyle | Photography by Julie Soefer Instead of seeing a bland spec house languishing on the market and passing on it like many before her, one homeowner saw something else—a well-built blank slate to make her...
By Tiffany Adams | Photography by Rett Peek As most design enthusiasts will attest, interest lies in variety. Designer Kevin Walsh of Bear Hill Interiors is no stranger to mixing old and new, high and low, or in this case, classic and contemporary....
The holidays are here, which means invitations to parties; and of course, a great guest does not arrive empty-handed. We polled a few of your favorite designers to discover their go-to hostess gifts.  Betty Lou Phillips Betty Lou Phillips Interior...
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...
Meet David Phoenix, a celebrated and influential Los Angeles designer known or thoughtful, modern luxury and livability. David has mastered the art of living well and encourages clients to celebrate the everyday rituals of life. That's why we sat down...
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...
At one such house, floral designer Sybil Sylvester has been embellishing its low-key beauty with festive holiday greenery and flowers for a dozen years. The house was once owned by the wife’s uncle and then passed through other owners...
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...

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