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Southern Home

Southern Home

May/June 2021
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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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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hoffman Media
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
from the editor

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, we find ourselves dreaming of hosting pool parties, barbecues, and family get-togethers. While these gatherings may need to be more intimate and simplified this year, we can still find ways to let in the fresh air and find joy in the season. Celebrating the everyday and making small moments special is something we can all focus on while enjoying the warmer weather. The Southern Home team hopes this vibrant issue brings you some joy as you flip through its pages and glimpse how others have embraced their spaces. On page 29, an interior designer gives a Charlotte home a contemporary makeover while keeping its charm intact. Then, journey to Dallas, where Jan Jones mixes modernity with tradition in a dramatic…

1 min.
alfresco living

1 SPRINGWOOD HANGING DAYBED BY SERENA & LILY; weather-friendly resin and aluminum frame with a Sunbrella® white canvas cushion cover; $2,798; serenaandlily.com 2 CHARLOTTE SEATING COLLECTION BY KINGSLEY BATE; hand-painted aluminum frames are woven with all-weather wicker in an open-grid pattern and topped with plush cushions; $425–$2,760; kingsleybate.com 3 BASKET LOUNGE CHAIR WITH KOROL DINING TABLE BY SIFAS; weather-resistant braided polyester bands envelop a lacquered aluminum frame; table features a glass top and lacquered aluminum base; chairs, $1,450; table, $2,455; sifas.com 4 CAPTIVA CHAIR-AND-A-HALF, LARGE OTTOMAN, AND KAI ACCENT TABLE BY BERNHARDT; powder-coated aluminum frame wrapped with herringbone weave endura wicker; chair-and-a-half $3,138; ottoman $1,415; Kai table $615; bernhardt.com 5 ROCKER FROM BILTMORE PRESERVE COLLECTION BY CASTELLE; designed for comfort and handcrafted of durable cast and extruded aluminum for years of enjoyment; price upon…

7 min.
susan ferrier

Southern Home (SH): Please share your aha moment, when you realized you’d become a designer. Susan Ferrier (SF): It was more of an exasperated sigh. I’d done a lot of things, from running a temp agency to managing an infertility clinic in a doctor’s office, but I’d never make it quite a year. I kept coming back to wanting to do something creative and tied to the home, which is who I’ve always been, although I never thought it would be a professional option for me—I had a very practical-minded upbringing. But beauty is my core belief system, and it’s not frivolous; so at one point I said to myself, I just want to be happy and take the risk. I finally let out that sigh and went back to school…

1 min.
celebrated style

Inviting Interiors: A Fresh Take on Beautiful Rooms by Melanie Turner was inspired by fashion and the color palette of nature. The volume not only celebrates architecture and classic design, but it also features timeless, fresh, and serene rooms. Turner shares her secrets for creating spaces that are understated and sophisticated while still remaining functional by focusing on balance, scale, light, and color. The pages of the book give readers an up close look at elegant homes that maintain clean lines, curated objects and special pieces, unique furnishings, and understated glamour. The homes are divided by look, and each one falls within a style theme. “Calm” showcases cool, white interiors accented by natural textures like wicker and bone. “Clarity” celebrates graphic, contrasting rooms filled with black and white. “Collected” revels in…

1 min.
glorious additions

With ideas for arranging flowers, selecting containers, and placing blooms around the home, Charlotte Moss encourages readers to bring the garden indoors in her new book, Charlotte Moss Flowers. From a bouquet on a guest room bedside table to lavish displays for parties and holidays, Moss has been photographing her arrangements for more than a decade. This volume is a celebration of that artistry and a testament to making flowers a part of day-to-day life. The designer, author, and philanthropist has released ten books and frequently lectures on the art of fine living. Within the pages of this new book, Moss implores us to create the backdrop for a life well lived and to strive to add flair, beauty, and elegance to our everyday. Her grander displays in the city are…

4 min.
beauty in a bottle

Of all the decorative arts, perhaps none has had as much difficulty surviving the centuries as objects made of glass. Whether an ancient Greek bowl or Georgian-era stemware, antique glass is a rare commodity today because of its delicate nature and its susceptibility to breakage, especially when handled by clumsy hands. But there is one type of glass object whose design more or less ensured safe passage through time: the demijohn, a voluminous glass bottle, originally wrapped in wicker, whose curious name is as intriguing as its rotund shape. Some experts believe the name “demijohn” stems from an Egyptian word, damagan, a type of wicker-encased glass bottle which was allegedly introduced to Europeans during the Crusades. Others claim it is a corruption of an old French term for a large bottle,…