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From the Editor
The first crisp breeze of fall is a welcome reprieve from summer’s heat and brings fresh inspiration for our interiors and lifestyles. Whether your autumn to-do list includes a hayride and pumpkin picking or walks among the leaves and hot apple cider
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Directory of Companies
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Tara Shaw
Southern Home (SH): In your new book, Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques (Harry N. Abrams), you describe yourself as a modernist at heart. That’s somewhat surprising, coming from an antiques dealer. Tara Shaw (TS): As a teen I had a midcentury
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Simply Elegant
In The Beauty of Home: Redefining Traditional Interiors, award-winning interior designer Marie Flanigan gives readers an up-close look into her creative process and how she uses essential elements to curate beautiful yet approachable spaces. Timeless
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Steeped in Splendor
Centuries before it became entrenched in everyday Southern culture, brewed tea was an indulgence enjoyed mostly by society’s elite. Imported from China and introduced to Europe in the early 17th century, tea, like the porcelains and silks traded alon
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Comfortably Southern
Charming, comfortable, and lovingly layered, James Farmer is known for his classic style that melds traditional looks with fresh approaches. His aesthetic is centered around how we live and love in our homes and how practical and functional can still
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Well-Appointed Welcome
Merryhill has a way of captivating one’s attention, as if the walls themselves have a story to tell. Steeped in history, the stately Georgian home dates back to 1871 and was once the only residence on 89 sprawling acres in rural northern Virginia. Th
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Atlanta Treasure
When clients approached design firm Huff-Dewberry to decorate a new home for them, it was as if their careers had come full circle. The designers had worked for decades with the late Dan Carithers, another design luminary, who these same clients had
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Southern Comfort
When interior designer Cindy McCord was asked to take on a new build in Germantown, Tennessee, she knew it would be an opportunity to select all of the furnishings and finishings according to her own vision. The home was to be a part of the annual Ve
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Mediterranean Marvel
It’s easy to fall for the charm of Amelia Island, Florida. Its ocean breezes, undulating marshes, and live oaks laden with Spanish Moss are undeniably beautiful. In 2015, an Atlanta-based couple with two grown kids decided to claim a piece of that be
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A Stately Manor
In 1921, a cedar shake Colonial Revival home was designed and brought to life by the prominent Atlanta architect Neel Reid. The home was built for then-Georgia governor, Hugh M. Dorsey and, during its early years, included a horse barn in the backyar
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Picture-Perfect Porches
Whether they’re open, screened, front-facing, or located elsewhere, the ever-dependable porch extends the livability and enjoyment of a home. When it comes to visiting with friends or simply retreating to a comfy spot with a good book, a porch can ac
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A Soft Touch
If a house was a suit, this one would be seersucker—light, classic, and quintessentially Southern. Much like the iconic summer wardrobe staple, the Uptown New Orleans home of Judge Nannette Brown and Mr. Marcus Brown is defined by its timeless charm
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Easy Elegance
Simple upkeep, a comfortable feel, and room for their antiques collection. These were the top priorities for a Texas couple building their new home. “They wanted a smaller house they could lock and leave when they wanted to travel,” says architect Ma
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Luxe & Livable
It’s no secret that location is everything when it comes to real estate. That’s why Houston couple Allison and Adam Flikerski were eager to stay in their beloved River Oaks neighborhood when they began searching for a new home. In 2016, they found a
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Della Belle Bed & Breakfast
Tucked away on nine lush acres in historic Lake Charles, Louisiana, the waterfront Della Belle Bed and Breakfast offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in a tranquil yet exciting Southern environment. Built in 1925 by the prominent Kraus
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EDITOR Lynn Lee Terry PROJECT EDITOR Lauren Gentry Walker SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Tiffany Adams, Jennifer Boles, Karen Carroll, Emily Jackson, Robert C. Martin, Margaret Zainey Roux, Charlotte Safavi, Lydia Somervill
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Resources
Please note that items not listed are privately owned. Architecture by Norman Askins, Interior Design by Huff-Dewberry, Inc., Photography by Jeff Herr Page 5: Mandarin Damask in Apricot by Clarence House Page 7: Photography by Kimberly Wasserburger T
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Historic Blooms
In 1955, Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased the Hillwood estate at the age of 68. The lush paradise sits on 25 acres in Washington, D.C., and includes 13 acres of formal gardens that extend from the house’s terraces and porches in progression of ou
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Garden Glories
Shapely urns, statues of gods and goddesses, leonine wall ornaments spouting water into fountains, and French box-style planters—these are just some of the classic outdoor embellishments with which we decorate our gardens today. But what many may not
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Local Color
No fuss! I need easy!” That was JoAnn Glick’s mantra as she and her husband, Bob, embarked on the construction and interior design of their beach getaway on Florida’s sunny Sanibel Island. The Cleveland couple was looking for more than just a change
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Well-Connected
Paloma Contreras takes her work seriously. But not too seriously. The teacher-turned-blogger-turned-interior designer’s playful but practical approach to decorating, coupled with her luxe yet livable aesthetic, has made her the go-to girl for design-
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Rural Respite
A drive through the meandering landscape of Middleburg reveals a quintessential backdrop for country life pursuits. Centuries-old homes are nestled amongst rolling pastures dotted by Thoroughbreds, hinting at the town’s recognition as the horse and h
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Point of View
A home along the water’s edge is compelled to respond to its setting more than most. While the Gulf of Mexico is the Florida Panhandle’s defining body of water, many permanent residents find the rare coastal dune lakes equally captivating. When a cou
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Mountain Retreat
A decade ago, Jil and Hiter Harris enlisted designer Janie Molster to renovate a mountain house in Warm Springs, Virginia. They swiftly fell in love with the community and began spending more time there, directing their philanthropic efforts to suppo
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Lowcountry Luxury
When Tina Yaraghi and her sister decided to take what they deemed their annual “Southern Girls Road Trip,” they stumbled into a showcase of several homes within Palmetto Bluff. “I fell madly in love with the whole place,” says Yaraghi, the mastermind
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Farmhouse Charm
Just a half hour’s drive from Knoxville in Grainger County, Tennessee, lies a spread of acreage that’s dotted with wildflowers in the spring, is ripe for fishing in the summer, and is alive with the well-trotted tracks and familiar calls of wildlife
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Luxury On The Lake
Sophisticated, comfortable, and welcoming. Those words best describe the vision homeowners Nancy and Mark Peeples had when building their dream vacation home on Lake Martin in Alabama. “They’re a very fun and laid-back couple,” says designer Marie No
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Poolside Pavillions
Summer is in full swing, and if you own a pool, then expect a parade of wet bathing suits and damp towels being tracked in and out—unless your property also sports a well-planned pool house. Providing needed relief for the main residence (particularl
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EDITOR Lynn Lee Terry PROJECT EDITOR Lauren Gentry Walker SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Tiffany Adams, Jennifer Boles, Karen Carroll, Emily Jackson, Robert C. Martin, Elenor Lynn Nesmith, Margaret Zainey Roux, Lydia Somerv
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