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Southern Home

September/October 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.

United States
Hoffman Media
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southern home

EDITORIAL EDITOR Lynn Lee Terry PROJECT EDITOR Lauren Gentry Walker SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Tiffany Adams, Jennifer Boles, Karen Carroll, Andrea Fanning, Robert C. Martin, Eleanor Lynn Nesmith, Liesel Schmidt, Lydia Somerville CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Jean Allsopp, Sara Essex Bradley, Jessica Glynn, Stacy Zarin Goldberg, Michael Kaskel, Erik Kvalsvick, Alyssa Rosenheck GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR Deanna Rippy Gardner ART DIRECTOR Ann McKeand Carothers SENIOR DIGITAL IMAGING SPECIALIST Delisa McDaniel DIGITAL IMAGING SPECIALIST Clark Densmore DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING DIRECTOR Tricia Wagner Williams MARKETING COORDINATOR Vicky Lewis ONLINE EDITOR Molly Swanson DIGITAL DESIGNER Stephanie Lambert ADMINISTRATIVE HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR Judy Brown Lazenby IT DIRECTOR Matthew Scott Holt DEALER PROGRAM MANAGER Janice Ritter ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/EDITORIAL Alex Kolar INTEGRATED MARKETING SOLUTIONS ACCOUNT DIRECTORS Hagan Media/Katie Hagan [AL, FL, TN] Kathy Gross [FL, GA, KY, MD, NC, SC, VA, DC, WV] Katie Guasco [LA, MS, AR, TX] ACCOUNT MANAGER Mary-Evelyn Dalton DIGITAL AND SOCIAL BRAND PARTERNERSHIPS…

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from the editor

As the fall season approaches and brings its long-awaited cooler temperatures, softer colors, and familiar feeling of autumnal magic, homeowners and designers alike are inspired to incorporate nature’s beauty into their décor and furnishings. Whether you prefer to spend your evenings entertaining friends with dinner and cocktails or with quiet, simple moments surrounded by family, the homes featured in this issue are picture perfect for any such occasion. A seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces—like the one homeowners Lori and Chris Sholota created (page 93)—is ideal for taking in the splendor of the season while enjoying morning coffee or an evening meal. The couple worked with a local architect to ensure the structure of their new build fit gently into the landscape, as if it had always been there.…

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sweet dreams

1 BEDDING BY BELLA NOTTE; Delphine deluxe shams and coverlet in Pearl; Frida sheets; Silk Velvet quilted throw blanket; Luna euro shams in Rosegold; Price $194–$722; bellanottelinens.com 2 AERIN SCALLOPED ORGANIC SHEET SET FOR WILLIAMS SONOMA; Loomed in Turkey of organic 200-thread-count cotton, available in blue or white scalloped edge; $249–$299; williams-sonoma.com 3 GUY BEDDING IN IVORY BASKETWEAVE WITH MIDNIGHT GREEK KEY VELVET APPLIQUE BY LILI ALESSANDRA; Pairs well with Valencia Decorative Pillows; $390–$5,850; lilialessandra.com 4 GINGKO BED COLLECTION BY YVES DELORME; A romantic floral print inspired by nature and printed on luxury, long-stapled cotton. $60–$495; usa.yvesdelorme.com 5 LIVENZA COLLECTION BY SDH IN OREGANO; Woven in Italy with 100% Egyptian Cotton. Certified–OekoTex. $70–$1,200; sdhlinens.com 6 NADIA BY MATOUK; A cotton matelassé weave creates a look that complements both casual and formal bed styles; $149–$498; matouk.com 7…

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mark d. sikes

Southern Home (SH): Your decorating is often described as all-American, which seems appropriate, given that you were born in Texas and later lived in Nashville, Atlanta, and the Midwest. Now that you call Los Angeles home, what about the South has impacted your style? Mark D. Sikes (MDS): Every place you live informs something in your life, right? In the South it was definitely about tradition and a sense of formality, gentility, and refinement, whether it be in decor, entertaining, or gardens. My time in the Midwest, where my grandparents and all my aunts lived, became where I really understood what a home feels like—comfortable and relaxed, easy. Now, on the West Coast, there’s this indoor/outdoor lifestyle and a casualness that’s layered—with a bit more of a bohemian slant. Mix all…

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beautifully blended

As a young child, Mona Hajj didn’t love her grandmother’s home because it followed any certain rules of interior design, she loved it because of its simplicity, its warmth, and its eclectic collection of beautiful pieces that had no rhyme or reason. From a rich, cushy living room to furniture and pillows adorned with antique textiles, the groupings of things in the house just felt good and right. Growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, Hajj was constantly surrounded by decorative objects and furnishings from all different eras. Whether it was an heirloom handed down through the family over generations or an artifact displayed in the streets of Beirut, she was never far from inspiration that she describes as serene, complex, and romantic. In her new book, A Romance of East and West,…

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radiant reflections

To truly appreciate sunburst mirrors, one must first understand their evolution from solar symbol to wall ornament. Defined as rays emanating from a central point, the sunburst had an ecclesiastical association for centuries, sometimes appearing as saintly halos in medieval religious paintings or translated into gilded, carved wooden accents on the altars of Christian churches. Louis XIV of France popularized the sunburst as a decoration for the secular realm in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Self-anointed as the “Sun King,” Louis even adopted a gilded sunburst bearing the face of Apollo, the Greek sun god, as his personal emblem. Intended to convey Louis’ absolute power, the symbol was incorporated into the architecture and interiors of the king’s grand palace, Versailles, where its presence burnished the motif’s reputation. Louis’ reign…