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Southern Home

Southern Home French Cottage 2021

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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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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hoffman Media
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
living with relics & remnants

2 min.
timeless elegance

Subtle simplicity and the rich beauty of France draw you in while the recipes and history of each province invite you to stay in La Vie est Belle: The Elegant Art of Living in the French Style. Having grown up with a penchant for French culture that only grew stronger with age, author Henrietta Heald brings to light the French way of life with its reverence for the past and the desire to preserve those qualities for future generations. With more than 200 pages of interiors, ageless beauty and tradition, and fine food and wine, this coffee-table book will transport you to the various regions that separate each of its five chapters, where you’ll discover essays on the traditions and characteristics that make these areas unique, as well as the…

2 min.
a french connection

There was always something about French style that Laurie Furber loved. The ever-present patina, detailed oil paintings, rustic natural wood—there was a place in her heart for it all. So, when she and her husband, JP, noticed a hole in the retail market for vintage, sustainable home goods, Laurie took a chance on her dream and opened Elsie Green in Northern California. The shop’s name is a play on words—Elsie coming from Laurie’s childhood nickname and Green as a nod to the shop’s sustainable philosophy. Shopping vintage, the couple says, isn’t just a way of bringing beautiful character to your home; it’s also better for the environment. Though the team sources antiques and vintage pieces from a few different locations, including Morocco and Belgium, 95 percent of their merchandise comprises vintage pieces…

3 min.
sanctuary by design

Growing up in the busy metropolitan of Los Angeles, California, Karen Snyder always considered herself more of a city girl—that is, until she and her husband built their first house in a small equestrian community outside L.A. “Having horses, chickens, and goats in our neighborhood and living more of a country life was really instrumental in shaping my style and design aesthetic,” Karen recalls. Since then, not too much has changed. The couple still resides in an equestrian community outside the city with their children, their three dogs, and Karen’s husband’s horse, Whiskey. Though her style choice hasn’t changed throughout the years, Karen has refined it. She’s created not just a home but a sanctuary for her family to retreat from the bustling city life. “When I decorated our home, my…

3 min.
relaxed sophistication

Denise and Frank Slupe had a simple goal when they started renovating their home: to turn a house full of closed and isolated spaces into an open, welcoming home designed to bring people together. “The goal was to make it more open and functional for our family of six and for entertaining,” says Denise, noting that they reworked most of the existing floor plan on the main level. As a result, the living area opens onto the kitchen and dining room in a way that encourages quality time from meal prep to dessert. The Slupes replaced mismatched flooring with hardwood throughout to create visual continuity, and a color palette of creamy neutrals formed the basis for a design Denise describes as “simple, clean, and warm.” With the help of friend and designer Michelle…

3 min.
a home for the family

When Elizabeth and Christopher Frost decided to renovate their kitchen a few years ago, they didn’t have a specific style in mind. “We wanted something lighter than what we’d had,” Elizabeth recalls. One thing was certain, though: it would be centered on their family. The couple purchased the home in 2008, but it wasn’t until years later that the idea to renovate popped into their heads. “It all started with some old cypress wood on [Elizabeth’s] parents’ farm,” Christopher says about their kitchen redo. During a hurricane, Elizabeth’s parents lost a few trees on their beloved family farm where she grew up. Instead of tossing the downed trees, though, her father decided to have them milled into wood planks. “Every time we visited, he told us we could have them, and…