As we welcome in another brand-new year, we find ourselves looking forward to what’s ahead and the fresh start 2023 will bring. Our special Before and After issue serves as the perfect inspiration as it showcases designers and homeowners that visualized new life for their spaces and brought those dreams to life through renovation and redesign. As you journey through these pages, the Southern Home team wishes you excitement and joy as you dream about the year to come and the updates you may want to make to your own home. Travel to Virginia where classic architecture and personal style combine to update an abode in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In Georgia, a Sea Island vacation home gets a colorful, cheerful update while in Palm Beach a designer transforms her private retreat into a chic full-time residence. Then, a full-service design team takes an Alabama lake home from dated to elegantly comfortable. We wish you the happiest of new years and hope 2023 brings your design goals and dreams to fruition!