Zoë Gowen

Recent Posts By Zoë Gowen

How To Create a Colorful Master Suite

Designer Richard Keith Langham skips the all-white scheme and shares how to bring a room together with bold color and pattern. STEP 1: Pick one print in your favorite colorway, and use it liberally throughout the room. If placing it on the walls, Richard says, “look for a pattern with at least a 24-inch repeat. This size will really climb […]

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Avoid the Pinch this St. Patrick’s Day

Despite what Kermit says — it is easy being green. Take a look at a few unconventional ways to bring some healthy green into your life today. Start with a nutritious, greens-filled breakfast courtesy of our Test Kitchen Director, Robby Melvin. Shoot wheatgrass at your local juice bar. This will shock your system with an abundance of nutrients. When fresh, one ounce equals two […]

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Quick! Get to the Slowest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Earth

If green beer, potatoes, and leprechaun-spotting aren’t up to your St. Patty’s Day speed, try champagne, beignets, and turtle-watching. This Saturday, the recently reopened, Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans hosts the first ever parade of turtles. During construction, the team at Brennan’s found 10 turtles living in their courtyard. They quickly adopted them as their mascots, “The Motha’s and The Otha’s,” so […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Words to Live By

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we gathered our favorite quotes from the Atlanta-born Civil Rights leader. Each of these sayings inspires us daily to carry on his legacy of equality for all, education, unification, and enduring optimism for the future. We hope you’ll help us spread the goodwill.

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Southern Style Sells for $218 Million in NYC

This past weekend Sotheby’s auctioned off the doyenne of Southern style, Bunny Mellon’s belongings including those from her storied Oak Springs Farm in Virginia. If you don’t know who Bunny is you should get acquainted — quickly. After all, it’s most unlikely that your home doesn’t reflect her influence. From adding charm with painted furniture and floors to juxtaposing modern art with traditional interiors — Bunny […]

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Mother’s Day Porch Makeover Giveaway

Rounding out our week of Mother’s Day giveaways, we’re giving one lucky mom a special package to spruce up her porch just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

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What’s with the Pineapple?

In the seafaring days of early America, ship captains would place the eye-catching fruit on a fencepost to mark the return home from a long voyage. Gradually, it became synonymous with hospitality. Today, the pineapple’s striking good looks have cemented its spot as a design-motif darling. Welcome your guests with one of these fresh picks.

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The Best Valentine’s Gift in the South

We asked our super-stylish Editor-at-Large, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, what she was giving for Valentine’s Day this year and she immediately responded! Here’s what she said: Have you discovered the microchip cookie yet? Well, cancel the trip to the drug store for that classic box of chocolates this year. I want to let you in on the secret to the greatest Valentine […]

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What We Loved At Atlanta’s Gift Market

I’ve just returned from Atlanta’s Gift Market where I’ve been surveying what’s new and fresh in the world of home goods. Check out my top three favorites (more to appear in the magazine soon!) — some are from companies we know and love and some are brand new companies. Jump on the wagon and see what’s coming to the shops […]

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Post-Holiday Thank You Notes

It’s time to get a move on to write thank you notes for all those Christmas presents you received. Even for the regifts — if they took the time to wrap it up you own them a note. To expedite your writing process, we rounded up 3 of our favorite designs — made in the South, of course. Also, if […]

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