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Southern Home November/December 2019

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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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United States
Hoffman Media
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
from the editor

The holidays are a time for familiar feelings and joyful memories to be shared with loved ones. From homemade Christmas cookies and eggnog to the sparkling white lights and fresh greenery that adorn your favorite spaces, each day brings another opportunity to open your home to friends and family and share those special details. Whether you choose to make Christmas a time of grand gatherings or of quiet, simple moments around the tree, this issue features homes that are decorated to reflect what brings happiness to those that live in them. A unique color palette and understated accents set the holiday theme for the home of designer Traci Zeller (page 35) as she welcomes a busy social schedule in Charlotte. In Dallas, designer and author Betty Lou Phillips prepares for…

1 min.
gifts for giving

1 VINTAGE CROSS IN GOLD FRAME; Understated and elegantly framed. Perfect by itself or grouped for maximum impact; 12.5”W x 15.5”H; $220; objectsnaframe.com 2 ANTIQUE OTTOMAN EMPIRE RAISED GOLD METALLIC EMBROIDERY PILLOW BY B. VIZ; 15”x15”; $1,450; rebeccavizard.com 3 BUTTERFLY GINKGO CENTERPIECE BOWL BY MICHAEL ARAM; 4.5”H, 18.5” diameter; Natural & Oxidized Brass; 4.5”H x 18.5”W; $525; michaelaram.com 4 2019 STERLING SILVER STAR ORNAMENT FROM THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART; Etched sterling silver with 18kt gold overlay; 27/8” diameter; $200; metmuseum.org 5 HORN HANDLE SALAD SERVERS BY HUFF HARRINGTON; Dish out your favorite salads with style; 11.75”x 3.5”; $38; huffharrington.com 6 MAIDSTONE PITCHERS BY MARK D. SIKES; Ivory stoneware; Small Pitcher: 5’’D x 10’’H, Large Pitcher: 5.5’’D x 11.5’’H; $68–$79; bluepheasant.com 7 CLEO THROW BY MATOUK; An elegant cashmere throw to keep you warm; $1,974; matouk.com 8…

7 min.
james farmer

Southern Home (SH): Who or what first inspired your pursuit of design and beauty? James Farmer (JF): When I was growing up in Perry, Georgia, my parents had some house plans drawn by Frank McCall, a well-known architect from Moultrie, Georgia. Even as a child, I knew architects drew squares on a piece of paper that would become a room, but McCall and his team taught me that it was about so much more. They talked about window treatments, silver patterns, where to line the drive with oak trees, and they wanted to know how we entertained, whether it was a Ducks Unlimited banquet or a bridge club. He interpreted a lifestyle through his designs and shaped the way the family lived. I always go back to that as inspiration. But…

1 min.
lovely layers

When asked to describe herself as something beyond a decorator, Cathy Kincaid answers, “colorist.” Known for seamlessly blending color palettes with carefully selected wallpapers, textiles, furniture, and accessories, Kincaid masterfully creates gracious interiors that balance the old with the new, the ornate with the simple, and the refined with the rustic. From a ship captain’s cottage to a 1920s Spanish Colonial, The Well Adorned Home features residences in locations such as Dallas, Connecticut, and the South of France. Kincaid also includes anecdotes from her personal life and evolution within the world of interior design while sprinkling in advice on lighting, showcasing favorite items, and how to edit your home. With stunning, rich photography and details written about the items selected for each home, readers will gain insight on how to achieve…

1 min.
timeless design

Eric J. Smith pays homage to tradition while showcasing his unique brand of architecture in his stunning new book Renewing Tradition: The Architecture of Eric J. Smith. From a dreamy Dutch Colonial built in an enclave on the Long Island waterfront to a Cotswold-inspired 1920s stone beauty, Smith has garnered a reputation for being in sync with the homeowners he works with no matter the location. As readers flip through the book’s luxurious pages, they’ll find highlights of grand houses, apartments, and cabins spanning from New York to California, as well as inspiration to find their own comfortable elegance. Aside from the lush photography and fascinating prose, the book also includes Smith’s personal sketches that bring each floor plan to life along with his influences, anecdotes, and relationships to each property.…

1 min.
gracious gatherings

From flower arrangements and table settings to selecting a menu and preparing a shopping list, Entertaining at Home by Ronda Carman gives readers a tour of leading tastemakers’ homes and their best practices for hosting. Carefully curated by Carman, she says that “this is not meant to be a volume on how to entertain properly, but rather a glimpse of real people at home nurturing friends and family.” As aspirational as it is inspirational, each chapter of the book is filled with beautiful photography, creative recipes, and successful strategies from hosts that also offer their personal viewpoints and anecdotes. Behind-the-scenes planning and attention to detail are key when getting ready for a gathering of loved ones, and no matter the level of elegance, every event featured is designed to make guests…