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Southern Home November/December 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

Whether your holiday season is filled with lavish parties, intimate gatherings or festive nights around the fire for two, there’s no better time to arrange your surroundings in ways that bring you extra joy. Homeowners look forward to the season when they can showcase beloved collections, heirloom decorations, and most importantly, spend time with family and friends. At Southern Home, we look forward to seeing how homeowners and designers alike choose to welcome the season while honoring the elegance and style of their abodes. As you flip through these pages, you’ll travel to Baton Rouge where a designer customized a young family’s new home to fit their everyday needs (page 39). In Knoxville, visitors of Casa Real are transported to a European villa filled with antiques and stories of how each…

2 min.
gifts for giving

1 DOVE ORNAMENTS BY FIG & DOVE; Sculptural and lightweight, the acrylic dove ornament is designed and hand-painted by Louisiana artist Brad Bourgoyne. Different sizes available; figanddove.com 2 RYN MILLER BOTANICAL; Hand-pressed botanicals deliver a one of a kind work of art; rynmillerbotanicals.com 3 CATALINA FOOTED BOWL, MATTE WHITE, GOLD FEET BY ABIGAILS; Handmade in Italy, this ceramic footed bowl makes a wonderful accent piece; 7.5”H x 12”W; $252; abigails.net 4 ARTISAN WOODEN SERVING BOARDS BY BLACKBERRY FARM; Each serving board is made by a local artisan, round or rectangle shape available; $120; blackberryfarmshop.com 5 PAUL SCHNEIDER TRAY, GREEN AND BLUE GEODE THROUGH PALOMA CONTRERAS HOME; Each tray is unique and a true work of art; 11.5”L x 8.75”W x 1.25”H; $125; palomacontrerashome.com 6 COLORED WINE STEMWARE BY ESTELLE; Hand-blown stemware in a mix of…

7 min.
scot meacham wood

Southern Home (SH): What was your path to becoming a designer? Scot Meacham Wood (SMW): I was with Ralph Lauren in Northern California for about 15 years, in a division called Creative Services. We designed all the home collection installations, windows, and mannequins, and that opened me up to a world I loved. We’d take four walls and rethink them every few months. I thrived on the creative churn, but eventually realized I wanted to create personal spaces with things that had real emotional value. I left and opened up a design business because I just assumed I could. Call it an equal balance of arrogance and ignorance! This will date me, but I whipped out my Rolodex and called a couple of store customers who had always asked if I…

1 min.
a warm welcome

Following his first book, Beautiful, interior designer Mark D. Sikes is back with another volume that celebrates classic, all-American decorating. In More Beautiful, the rooms are categorized into five distinct styles that all focus on happiness and the art of filling a space with items you love. “Traditional” is bursting with vibrant color, antique furniture, and plenty of trim and pattern. “Country” is a fresh take on the classic style, where distressed finishes and modern silhouettes create a warm welcome. “Coastal” includes natural woven fibers, linen and neutrals, and an abundance of blues and whites. “Mediterranean” has a saturated palette, ornate tiles, and iron details. Finally, there’s “Beautiful”—a peek inside the designer’s own Hollywood Hills home. This style nods to all of his favorite design signatures such as Italian wicker,…

1 min.
graceful luxury

In her new book, Glamourous Living, acclaimed interior designer Jan Showers takes readers through a collection of luxurious private residences across the United States room by room. The volume features 20 never-before-photographed homes in some of the country’s most idyllic locales, including a glamorous New York apartment, a London townhouse in Belgravia, an architecturally signiffcant house in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, a historic residence in Austin, a stunning home on Buffalo Bayou in Houston, a duplex apartment at The Mansion Residence in Dallas, and many more. Showers believes that successful design means living with style and grace and creating environments where loved ones can gather and find joy. Taking cues from that philosophy, her third book is filled with glamour, variety, and fun.…

1 min.
gracious gathering

Known for her elegant touch and gorgeous style, Danielle Rollins welcomes readers into her world in her second book, A Home for All Seasons. From cocktail hours and dinner parties to intimate suppers and gatherings, Rollins shares practical advice and design inspiration in rooms tailor-made for hosting. The book includes more than a dozen entertaining occasions and tablescapes such as Easter brunch in the garden, a fried-chicken buffet supper, and a candlelit Christmas Eve dinner in the living room. Rollins draws on her background as an expert hostess and noted designer as she guides readers through opening up the rooms in their homes and finding joy in the functional essentials that keep a household going. From organizing your china pantry to setting a memorable table, this book is a celebration…