We spend more time indoors during the winter months, so naturally we want to create places of welcome, solace, and escape for friends and family to enjoy. In the Southern Home January February 2017 issue, you’ll find a number of homes that offer all of that and more. See how Charlotte designer Heather Smith of Circa Interiors teamed up with architect Ken Pursley to give a 1950s Georgian a modern-day mind-set. Take a trip to Virginia’s horse country, where designer Pamela Ryder added European charm to her weekend retreat. Step inside a Tennessee Tudor home designed by Laurel Powell and influenced by the sprawling manors featured in Downton Abbey. And if you have been thinking about your own home renovation, don’t miss our Before & After special section to view some stunning transformations, including a dark, castle-like Austin home that finds new life from designer Heather Harkovich and an Atlanta ranch house that gets reimagined by architect Bulent Baydar. Plus, discover what some of our favorite Southern designers plan to achieve in the new year. So grab some hot chocolate, relax, and flip through these pages to find the inspiration for creating your own haven this winter—or any time of year.