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Southern Home January/February 2020

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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

As another chapter closes and a new year begins, we can’t help but daydream about the fresh possibilities and new experiences 2020 may bring. Whether your resolutions include taking more time for yourself or refocusing on those most important to you, the first months of a new year buzz with an exciting energy that inspires us to reinvent and renew. This special before-and-after issue of Southern Home showcases homeowner s and designers that worked to breathe new life into beautifully constructed homes that had yet to reach their full potential. As you flip through these pages, it is our New Year’s wish that you find inspiration and joy in seeing these spectacular transformations. On page 25, a traditional redbrick Louisiana home receives a light and bright makeover and finds an…

1 min.
stylish ottomans

1 HASSEK WOVEN LEATHER CHAIR AND CUBE OTTOMAN BY WOODBRIDGE FURNITURE; woven leather chair; $829, cube; 18"H x 18"W; $430; woodbridgefurniture.com 2 BOWERY OTTOMAN BY MAIDEN HOME; Movable table overlay, shown in Stone Leather with White Oak finish, fully customizable; 46"-51"W x 30"D x 16"H; $1,675 as shown; maidenhome.com 3 ROSCOE OTTOMAN BY BERNHARDT; Shown in Greek key embossed leather; 20"W x 20"D x 21"H; $1,490; bernhardt.com 4 MADAME ROYALE ZEBRA BENCH FROM THE ANTIQUES DIVA COLLECTION BY AIDAN GRAY; Genuine hair on hide; 17.25"H x 28.25"W x 28.25"L; $3,025; aidangrayhome.com 5 MALCOLM BENCH BY DARRYL CARTER FOR MILLING ROAD/BAKER FURNITURE; Shown with a guilded black finish; 26"W x 16.5"D x 22.25"H; $2,397; bakerfurniture.com 6 LIZA OTTOMAN BY JESSICA CHARLES; upholstered in sylvan with nail head trim; 20.25"H x 25.25"D 19"; $675; jessicacharles.com 7 OWEN OTTOMAN…

6 min.
beth webb

Southern Home (SH): Please share your path to becoming a designer. Beth Webb (BW): It’s a completely accidental one. I studied art history in college and got my master’s from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. After working for galleries in New York and Atlanta, I moved back to my hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, with my now ex-husband and became an art consultant. Our house became my default gallery space. One night we hosted a dinner, and a friend since grade school came. He’d just purchased an 1892 house for his foundation. I asked him who’d be decorating it, and he said he’d like for it to be me. When I replied that I wasn’t a decorator, he told me he thought I could be. He suggested I put together a…

1 min.
timeless and eclectic

After leaving her corporate job in 1995, Leslie Sinclair combined her love of architecture, interior design, art, people, and business and started Segreto Finishes, named after her husband’s family. The company now employs talented designers and a team that works with clients to create individualized plans for their perfect homes. Sinclair, author of Segreto: Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors, Segreto Style, and Segreto Vignettes, has written a fourth installment to the design book series, Segreto Impressions. From exquisite interiors and aesthetic inspiration to tours of the homes of some top designers, the over 400-page volume is a timeless visual reference. Sinclair believes that the everyday experiences that make up our lives should be cherished and reflected through a home’s interiors. From having a quiet moment to drink a cup of coffee…

4 min.
east meets west

To Europeans living in the Middle Ages, China—or Cathay, as it was then known—was a place shrouded in mystery. Few Westerners had ever ventured to the far-away land, and those who had provided their fellow Europeans with sometimes wildly embellished tales of the region, including those about dog-like men. More veracious accounts were not forthcoming until the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when trade between European powers and China was established. But by this time, the fantasy surrounding this exotic land had already so piqued the interest of Europeans, it spawned a mania for anything remotely evocative of the East. Imported Chinese porcelain, silks, and lacquerware trickled into the Continent and became highly desirable, but their exorbitant costs and rarity made them unattainable, except to the wealthy few. Seizing a commercial…

5 min.
light & lively

The first time Marti Lundy laid eyes on designer Debi Davis’s work, she fell in love with it. “I was at market with a friend. We had split up to tackle different projects for her store, and I called her and said, ‘You’re not going to believe what I’ve found,’” says Lundy. Much to her surprise, her friend was in the same showroom, and the two were completely captivated by Davis and the neutral-hued, character-rich pieces she was featuring. Lundy and Davis stayed in touch over the years, and the designer was thrilled when Lundy and her husband, Matt, called to say they wanted to completely transform their Lake Charles, Louisiana, home with her help. Previously, the house had a traditional redbrick exterior with black shutters. Inside, the dark color scheme…