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Southern Home March/April 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

The warmer temperatures and vibrant blooms of spring often bring a revitalized spirit that inspires us to refresh our spaces and revaluate what’s most important to us. While shaking off the winter cold and opening the windows to let in fresh air, we often take a look at our surroundings and decide we’re ready to make exciting changes. The pages of this beautiful issue are filled with colorful and carefully curated homes that are designed to evoke emotion. From displaying family heirlooms to selecting pieces that have storied histories of their own, these designers and homeowners have unmatched attention to detail. In Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee (page 65), a property surrounded by lush farmland is taken from dark and formal to comfortable and elegant while using an array of natural elements…

2 min.
curves ahead

1 KNOT COCKTAIL TABLE IN GREY FROM CURATE COLLECTION BY CENTURY FURNITURE; Knotted rattan with ¼" clear tempered glass top; 44"W x 44"D x 16.25"H; $2,325; centuryfurniture.com 2 BEND THE RULES SOFA BY CARACOLE; A shapely back and half-moon cushions are accented by a wood base in soft silver leaf; 104.25"W x 50.75"D x 32.5"H; $4,015; caracole.com 3 MATISSE SWIVEL CHAIR AND RONI ROUND ACCENT TABLE BY NINA MAGON FOR UNIVERSAL FURNITURE; Matisse chair; 32"W x 31"D x 32"H; $1,145; Roni Table with wood base and bronze mirror top; 24"W x 24"D x 24"H; $595; universalfurniture.com 4 EQUINOX DINING TABLE WITH SHAGREEN RACE TRAC OVAL TOP AND DURRANT CHAIR BY MR. BROWN LONDON; Equinox table shown with an aged brass base and shagreen race trac oval top; $10,772; Durrant Chair; shown in velvet…

8 min.
brockschmidt & coleman

Southern Home (SH): You both formally studied architecture, but was there an earlier moment that foreshadowed your pivot to interior decoration? Courtney Coleman (CC): My great-aunt was a decorator in the Mississippi Delta. When I was a teenager, she’d take me with her to markets in New York and Dallas. Working the shows with her and spending time in rooms she designed was so educational. Bill Brockschmidt (BB): My family moved to Virginia at the age when I was becoming aware of my environment, and we would take trips to Williamsburg and the James River plantations and see the houses open during Virginia Garden Week. For me, historic architecture and gracious interiors were all one and the same. Then I went to the University of Virginia and fell in love with the…

1 min.
sophisticated comfort

From city apartments in New York and Paris to summer homes in Nantucket and the Hamptons, Tom Scheerer’s second book, More Decorating, features 16 new interior design projects and stunning photography by Francesco Lagnese. Scheerer began his career in the mid 1980s and, after graduating from Cooper Union with a degree in architecture, he formed his own firm in 1995. His first book, Tom Scheerer Decorates, has been printed three times and lauded in multiple publications. Each of these new projects exude a serenity and a sense of comfort and ease that derives from its perfect proportions combined with fresh, unpretentious beauty. It all seems completely effortless, belying the fierce intelligence and impeccable eye behind every design decision. Scheerer’s work is often described as clear and logical architecture combined with beautiful…

1 min.
functional beauty

In his second book, Quintessential Kitchens and Spaces: Volume Two, the celebrated kitchen, bath, and product designer, Matthew Quinn, showcases 15 new extraordinary kitchens and spaces within beautiful homes. Complementing his first book, this elegant volume takes readers on a journey through the process and story behind each stunning masterpiece. Not only are Quinn’s kitchens known for his attention to detail, but his dressing rooms, baths, and other spaces are just as celebrated. No matter the size, setting, or style, the designer has a knack for bringing his clients’ desires to life within their homes. Quinn is also the co-owner and principal of the Atlanta-based Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio and the Matthew Quinn Collection boutique showroom. He was raised in Key West, Florida, and after earning an academic foundation…

4 min.
the many moods of majolica

Few types of ceramics have managed to elicit as much enthusiasm and produce as much confusion as majolica—the colorful, Victorian-era pottery which continues to brighten homes today. But to better understand what makes majolica special, one must first differentiate it from another type of pottery that bears the same name, maiolica, and the distinctions between the two are much more than a matter of semantics. The older of the two varieties, maiolica dates back to the fourteenth century, when Italy began to import Spanish pottery by way of Majorca, the Spanish trading port from which the Italian term maiolica took its name. Intrigued by the pottery’s lustrous, tin-oxide glaze that preserved the color intensity of the underlying painted decorations, Italian craftsmen began to produce their own version of glazed, brightly…