The Southern Home

THE SOUTHERN HOME

It is common knowledge among my family and friends that I love the southern style of home.  When we built our house, Charleston was on my mind.  It continues to be to this day, twenty seven years later.  I am a traditionalist at my core.  I appreciate all design particularly when done well.  I am not one to be influenced by current trends as they eventually pass.  Southerners are traditionalists for the most part in most aspects of their lives.  Passing along family heirlooms from one generation to another.  I have witnessed these pieces blended with contemporary design in a beautiful manner.  These statement pieces anchor the home…especially the Southern Home.

 

Ahhhhh...Charleston

Ahhhhh…Charleston

Sunrise in Charleston

Sunrise in Charleston

The gas lanterns of Charleston

The gas lanterns of Charleston

Charleston perfection

Charleston perfection

Love this home and guest house

Love this home and guest house

My husband and I had the privelage of being guests of this lovely Charleston home a few years ago.  The guest house was absolutely charming in every way.  I could have stayed quite a bit longer. Be it this gorgeous Charleston home or one in Atlanta, the entry of a southern home always makes a statement…Welcome.

The pineapple signifies southern hospitality

The pineapple signifies southern hospitality

The entry

The entry

The magnificent southern entry

The magnificent southern entry

A Charleston entry

A Charleston entry

Perhaps Tara

Perhaps Tara

Charleston

Charleston

Beautiful antiques

Beautiful antiques

This is the work of Charles Faudree

This is the work of Charles Faudree

 

Southern colors

Southern colors

Southern parlor

Southern parlor

Lovely entry into the livingroom

Lovely entry into the livingroom

Jacquie Lanaham

Jackye Lanham

Charleston

Charleston

Charleston

Charleston

 

The mild southern climate provides opportunity for living out of doors a majority of the year.  One of the great pleasures of this includes dining outside on verandas and in gardens.

Life on the veranda

Life on the veranda

Lunch anyone?

Lunch anyone?

Breakfast at eight

Breakfast at eight

The rooms in the Southern Home are warm and welcoming.  Attention to detail is critical and yet it comes across as effortless.  Acquisitions for the room may have been made in a matter of weeks yet the effect is that of years of accumulating and editing.

Jackey Lanham

Jackye Lanham

Jackey Lanham

Jackye Lanham

Jackye Lanham

Jackye Lanham

Jackye Lanham

Jackye Lanham

Jackye Lanham

Jackye Lanham

Jackye Lanham

Jackye Lanham

 

One of my favorite southern designers is Jackye Lanham.  She absolutely has the soul for southern design.  This is evident by her sensitivity for color and composition.  Once you study her work, you will be able to identify one of her rooms immediately.

 

I will continue my focus of the Southern Home with my next post.  The Southern Kitchen is deserving of a post, or two, dedicated to the heart of the Southern Home.  This is where families and friends gather to enjoy the pleasure of creating the delectable dishes of the southern cook.  This is not a seldom occurrence, it is a daily event because…

 

EVERY DAY MATTERS

 

 

 

 

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