Decorating Resolution 26: Clear off your Countertops

Take a quick peek at the kitchen counters near your stove–a little crowded? Keep them clear and organized by choosing five or six of your most used cooking essentials, says Style Director Heather Chadduck Hillegas in our January 2015 issue. Try using a lazy Susan to hold plenty of cooking spices, spoons, and oils for quick dashes into dinner dishes. […]

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Get Ready for Crepe Murder 2015!

It’s that most wonderful time of the year! Football is over, bored husbands aren’t sober, and crepe myrtles are near! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, Crepe Murder is back for its fourth incredible year, all made possible by two things — ignorant men armed with loppers and pruning saws and vigilant, sneaky readers like you armed […]

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Decorating Resolution 25: Swap Your Bedskirt

Don’t forget about the last essential step to styling your bed–the bedskirt. Give it a fresh update for a big impact. Crisp is key here, and first consider the rest of the room’s color scheme before choosing. Have a bold wall color or wallpaper on your walls like the one pictured above? Try choosing neutral bedding with a bedskirt that coordinates. Got […]

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Decorating Resolution 24: Try a Little Chinoiserie

As part of the 3 C’s of Southern Decorating (including checks and chippendale), chinoiserie continues to make a big comeback in modern Southern decor. Take a cue from Meg Braff’s design (pictured above) and choose a colorful chinoiserie wallpaper to set the tone for a happy guest room. Keep the look fresh with “updated fabrics and wallpapers that tweak these classic […]

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The End of the Confederacy and a Debut Novel

The Confederacy has collapsed, and Atlanta’s not much more than former kindling at this point. Also smoldering are the (former) marriages of several (formerly) Confederate women, now widows. And you can bet your bottom dollar they aren’t too happy with more than a few Union generals, particularly the infamously severe General Sherman.

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Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Coloring Cards

Abby Larson, founder of StyleMePrettyLiving.com, has set our hearts aflutter with her simple, fresh ideas for Valentine’s Day crafts. From creative cards, to a heartfelt celebration, we’re giving you all the ideas you need to step up your DIY game this month. Tune in each Friday for a new post from Abby. Moms are always looking for Valentines that don’t […]

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Decorating Resolution 23: Straighten Out the Laundry Room

Ah, the laundry room. Since you spend quite a bit of time in there, you might as well make it look pretty. Whether your washer and dryer have its own room or live in a closet, take advantage of all the space you have. Invest in a countertop above your set if they’re placed side by side, and use your vertical space wisely. […]

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Newly Engaged? You’ve Come to the Right Place!

Judging by our Instagram feed, many of y’all celebrated the holidays with not only a Christmas tree and wrapped gifts, but some sparkling new jewelry and a glass of champagne! We’re tickled pink to welcome all of the new brides-to-be to the Southern Weddings and Southern Living families!! As exciting as it is, wedding planning can also be overwhelming, so […]

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Poinsettia After Christmas — Now What?

You loved your poinsettia during the holidays, but (news flash!) the holidays are over. Now your plant is starting to look a little sad. One overarching question courses through your brain. What am I supposed to do with the dang thing now?

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Birmingham Wins Bid For 2021 World Games

Feeling a little sluggish this morning? Then you need to watch this video. It was part of the efforts of Birmingham to win the 2021 World Games. And guess what? We won, beating several international contenders. (See, we told you the U.S. South was on the rise.) Birmingham is the first American city to host the games since Santa Clara, California […]

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