Discover how southern style homes embrace owners and guests with their timeless elegance.
Born and raised not only in the south but close as the crow flies to the Southern Living headquarters, I learned early on southerners have a distinct style. Southern style homes are warm and inviting, but most of all extremely comfortable and livable. Family heirlooms are not kept hidden. Sterling silver and monogrammed table linens are enjoyed. Yet nothing is pretentious or untouchable, and feet are often propped up on the coffee table.
Southern Living Style is a new book from the editors of Southern Living magazine. It is brimming with gorgeous photographs and tips on how to breathe life into personal spaces. It defines southern style with sections on collecting, color and pattern, luxe curtains, slipcovers and more for every room in the home. Explanations about what works — accessories shine against neutral backgrounds, easily interchangeable pieces, multiple seating arrangements, freewheeling mix of styles, found objects, confident color and more — will have you contemplating that unexpected color or pattern. You’ll be persuaded to shake things up a bit while keeping it rooted in southern tradition.
Whether your southern style is traditional [top], layered simplicity [middle] or downtown chic [above], modern elegance or buttoned-up bohemian you will enjoy the fresh ideas on how to pull it all together to creating a house and a home. Southern Living Style is a nice addition to your ever-expanding decorating reference library.
Read about more rooms from the Southern Living in Celery Striped Classic Bedroom (also featured in Southern Living Style) , Chanticleer Red Kitchen and Tailored White Kitchen.
Other books from my shelf were included in the following posts: Warm White Kitchens and Grand Entrance Doors. Don’t miss Jane’s Town & Country Kitchens, or my post on Decorative Bookends.
(Source: Southern Living Style)
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