This special before and after issue of Southern Home showcases homeowners and designers that worked to breathe new life into beautifully constructed homes that had yet to reach their full potential. As you flip through these pages, it is our new year’s wish that you find inspiration and joy in seeing these spectacular transformations. A traditional red brick Louisiana home receives a light and bright makeover and finds an elegant balance of modern fixtures and classic furnishings. In Palm Beach, a stately home gets an updated landscape design that creates a welcoming, walkable oasis for the homeowners and their guests. A family looking to turn their weekend Virginia farmhouse into their permanent residence work with a designer to transition from a formal household to a lively and functional abode that reflects the comfortable beauty of the countryside. Happy New Year from the Southern Home team! We hope the year 2020 brings all of your “before and after” dreams into fruition.