Summertime and the traditional vacations that come along with it may have looked different recently, but the Southern Home team is thrilled to be featuring some of our favorite second homes. From the unexpected to the nostalgic, these abodes are the result of years of planning and dreaming for many of the homeowners. This season not only brings a change in the weather, but it also reminds us of so many happy days gone by. Trips to the beach and the lake, enjoying watermelon and iced tea in the backyard, and taking much-needed time to gather with loved ones are just some of the memories that the warm weather invokes. It is our hope that this issue will grant you a visual vacation of your own. As you flip through its pages, you’ll see the love and creativity that has been poured into every detail of these homes. We hope you’ll take some time this summer to rest, relax, and find the simple things in life that bring you true joy.