Southern Living February 2019

SOUTHERN LIVING celebrates the legendary food, gracious homes, lush gardens, and distinct places that make the South unique. In every edition you’ll find dozens of recipes prepared in our famous test kitchens, guides to the best travel experiences, decorating ideas and inspiration, and gardening tips tailored specifically to your climate.

United States
Meredith Operations Corporation
USD 4.99
USD 19.99
13 Números

en este número

2 min.
the women of barbecue

WHEN I WAS considering a move to Birmingham back in 2011, a local guy named Clyde took me to Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q to get a real taste of the city. He could have taken me to fancier places, but he thought Miss Myra’s was the kind of spot that made Birmingham special. Housed in a redbrick building that used to be a convenience store, it looks like a lot of barbecue joints, with woodsmoke billowing from a tall chimney and a vintage tin sign out front. Inside, the restaurant is a kind of shrine to Alabama football (especially the Bear Bryant era) and has shelves upon shelves of kitschy decorative pigs that welcome you as you walk through the door. Clyde thought it would be a good spot to…

4 min.
the forever farmhouse

SOOTHING: When decorator sarah bartholomew thinks about palmetto bluff, south carolina, that’s the word that comes to mind. And who could blame her? From the majestic coastline to the gas lamp-lined streets, the picturesque enclave emits gentle relaxation at every turn. Therefore, when clients asked her to twirl up their newly constructed home, that single word—soothing—became bartholomew’s design mantra. “I wanted to replicate the community’s overall Feel throughout the interiors,” the decorator explains. The bones of the home—the Southern Living Lowcountry Farmhouse (Plan SL-2000)—gave her a good start. The 2,754-square-foot home, designed by the Court Atkins Group in Bluffton, South Carolina, is rooted in the Lowcountry vernacular. “The main goal here was to create a relatively timeless look, with classic Southern elements such as a gracious porch and a wide central…

1 min.
bungalow classic

Display in a Practical Way Create a beautiful and functional space with the right pieces. The Tilinskis keep a pair of lamps on either side of their sink, and they hung a framed print over the stove. Put Your Mark on Shiplap Tailor traditional farmhouse references to fit your locale. The couple elevated down-to-earth shiplap with simple, thin crown molding to suit their urban Atlanta setting. Detail Wisely White always wins in a small space, but it needs embellishment, like the cabinet hardware. From far away, it reads modern, but the iron reinforces the casual factor. Identify the Right White Stark white kitchens feel industrial; yellowy-toned ones can look grimy. This creamy shade warms up the marble counters and the stainless steel range. Frame the Space Shutters are an interesting focal point and act as a noise buffer to…

2 min.
brighten your outlook

Blue Skies PAINT PICK Greek Isles (P510-1); BEST FOR It looks good anywhere, especially on a white exterior or on a lighthearted Dutch door. This versatile shade of blue promises an instant smile from neighbors as well as curious house hunters. Need advice on going Dutch? Check out Jeld-Wen Model 1242 (; customize it with small, plain hardware. DEFINING ELEMENTS Double up on pots. Keep the plantings equally loose and casual with baskets and a smattering of mossy terra-cotta containers (Blonde Wicker Planter, from $36; and Mossed Redstone Rose Pot With Saucer, from $8; 1 Brilliant Blue PAINT PICK Indigo (SW 6531); BEST FOR Craftsman-style homes. Their blocky millwork and deep porches have historically been associated with muted earth tones. Consider a new approach with a shot of cobalt to brighten your…

2 min.
the glory of hellebores

DREARY LANDSCAPES come alive when pure white blossoms of the christmas rose (Helleborus niger) and its colorful cousins open to celebrate the holidays. These gently nodding beauties, which last for months, are members of the buttercup family and native to the mountains of eastern europe. Just In time for valentine’s day, look for another more vibrant wave of easy-to-grow hellebores, lenten roses (H. x hybridus), in hues ranging from pale pink to deep purple with veins, speckles, or darker edges popping against shiny green leaves. Planting a patch of hellebores in your garden or adding a pot to your porch is a simple, sophisticated, and inexpensive way to dress up any yard. These flowers are hardy self-seeders that spread quickly. Dick Tyler, who owns Pine Knot Farms in Clarksville, Virginia, produces…

1 min.
simple tips for growing hellebores

TIMING IS EVERYTHING Beginners should start with transplants (which are available from garden centers) in the spring. Plant them in areas with good drainage in light to dappled shade or morning sun with shelter from hot afternoon rays. If grown from seed, they can take three to four years to bloom and may differ in color from their parents. LOCATION MATTERS Space 18 to 24 inches apart to allow room for them to spread. Plant odd-numbered groupings beneath spring-flowering trees and shrubs, or place them en masse along slopes to make a big statement. Dark mulch will help their foliage to stand out. PRETTY IN POTS Hellebores have deep roots and do best in porous containers that are wider at the top than the bottom. This makes it easy to remove them when it’s time…