Whether your holiday season is filled with lavish parties and intimate gatherings or festive nights around the fire for two, there’s no better time to arrange your surroundings in ways that bring you extra joy. Homes in the South may not see many snow-covered Christmas mornings, but that doesn’t stop its homeowners from hauling out beloved collections and heirloom decorations each and every year. At Southern Home, we look forward to seeing how homeowners and designers alike choose to welcome the season while honoring the elegance and style of their abodes. As you flip through these pages, you’ll travel to Baton Rouge where a designer customized a young family’s new home to fit their everyday needs. In West Knoxville, visitors of Casa Real are transported to a European villa filled with antiques and stories of how each special item was collected. The personal home of a Birmingham designer has a neutral backdrop but is adorned with cherished antiques and festive trimmings. We wish you the happiest of holidays and hope that this issue brings you plenty of seasonal inspiration!