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Southern Home January/February 2019

Southern Home showcases beautiful homes that will appeal to every design aesthetic. We canvas the Southern states to bring you some of the area’s most inviting and interesting homes, as well as the talented architects, designers, and homeowners behind them. Tour the South’s finest homes filled with art, antiques, collections, and family heirlooms.

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English
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Hoffman Media
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from the editor

As the new year begins, we all feel a sense of excitement as we anticipate what’s ahead. Many of us make lists of things we would like to accomplish during the next 12 months, whether it’s embarking on a new exercise routine, making a commitment to eating well, or striving for a certain goal in the workplace. Or maybe this past year was just a little too hectic, so your resolution is to make relaxing and spending time with family and friends a priority. What better place to do that than in your own home? Here at Southern Home, we are seeing a trend among our readers when it comes to their houses—they are choosing to stay put and make their current residences into their forever homes. In this “Before…

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barry dixon

Southern Home (SH): When did you first become interested in decorating? Barry Dixon (BD): I was born in Memphis, but we moved all over the world for my father’s job when I was growing up. I saw our home reinvented almost every year in places like South Africa, New Caledonia, India, and Korea. Through these moves, I discovered that there is a correct way to approach architecture and design in different climates and cultures. Subconsciously, I began learning about the appropriateness of design and how it affects our quality of life. I returned to the South to attend college at Ole Miss, and during my senior year, I moved out of the fraternity house and into an apartment in an antebellum house. I collected some American folk pieces, painted the clapboard…

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beautiful baths

1 BALTHAZAR TUB WITH POLISHED STAINLESS EXTERIOR AND BELGRAVIA CROSSHEAD EXPOSED TWO-HANDLE TUB FAUCET WITH HANDSHOWER IN POLISHED CHROME BY CROSSWATER LONDON; Tub $6,999; Faucet $1,299; crosswaterlondon.com 2 LATCHET WALL-MOUNTED ROUND MIRROR; Brass finished in architectural bronze; $1,050. DASH METAL LEVER HANDLE THEROMOSTATIC WITH METAL CROSS HANDLE SHUTOFF TRIM, $2,042; HENRY SHOWER HEAD, ARM AND FLANGE, BY WATERWORKS: $1,210; waterworks.com 3 SUBLIME TAPESTRY CARRARA BY AKDO; Mosaic made of both natural stone and art glass; $192.50/square foot; akdo.com 4 PINNA PALETTA TALL SINK FAUCET AND SINK HANDLES BY LAURA KIRAR FOR KALLISTA; Solid brass construction; other finishes available; $1,425 (price varies by finish); kallista.com 5 BRISTOL SINK BASE IN MOONLIGHT FINISH BY J. TRIBBLE; Custom finish and sizes available; price available upon request; jtribble.com 6 VERDURE WALL SCONCE BY AIDAN GRAY; Wood and iron finished…

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living the lowcountry life

The search for paradise is over when you set foot on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and find all there is to love about the unique and welcoming Lowcountry lifestyle. Hilton Head Island boasts 12 miles of breathtaking, pristine beaches, an exhilarating arts and cultural community, and a plethora of culinary talent with many restaurants in the area. You’ll also find new meaning in the great outdoors when you take in the wildlife and natural wonders this stunning place has to offer. Hilton Head Island’s commitment to environmental preservation can be seen at every turn by land and sea. Whether you’re biking along the shoreline, ziplining over the marsh, or strolling through the mossy oak trees, the vibrant surroundings and lush greenery are unlike any other island in the Southeast. Nestled…

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who’s who

One hundred designers; one hundred years; one gorgeous book. In Jennifer Boles’ second title, Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Interior Designers of the Past 100 Years (Vendome, 2018), the “Peak of Chic” blogger offers comprehensive commentary on designers spanning the century and globe—from trailblazers such as Elsie de Wolfe to rising stars like Jean-Louis Deniot. Thoroughly researched and thoughtfully written, the 400-page book includes profiles divided into 10 categories. Some categories, like “The English Masters,” are more straightforward, while others, like “Making Their Mark,” are a bit more subjective. “We took the selection process very seriously,” Boles says. “We spent hours considering people past and present, and our decisions were made neither hastily nor arbitrarily. The occasional disagreements were always met with cool heads and open minds. Some of the…

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living la dolcevida

“I'm not the type of decorator who knew her calling from the time she began experimenting with crayons,” says Paloma Contreras. In fact, it wasn’t until many moons later that the former high school Spanish teacher even contemplated a career in design. While traveling throughout Europe with her husband, Contreras started logging her experiences in a digital diary that she shared with family and friends. Praise for her stunning photos and poignant reflections ultimately led her to launch La Dolce Vita, her uber successful lifestyle blog that explores the latest and greatest in interior design, fashion, and luxury travel. The young taste-maker quickly gained a loyal following and, as she posted photos of her own design projects, began receiving inquiries and offers for decorating projects around Houston and even across the…

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