Designer Network

Q&A With Designer Sandra Ericksen

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Charleston, SC designer Sandra Ericksen lets us in on what she’s loving right now, who inspires her most, and what every Southern home should have. SL: How would you describe your decorating style? SE: My own home is more […]

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How to Bring the Outside In

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Hilton Head Island, SC designers Joni Vanderslice and Shelley Wilkins of J Banks Design share their top tips on how to bring the look of the natural environment inside your home. “At J Banks Design we are known […]

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4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Next Remodel

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Planning to renovate? Rosemary Beach, FL designer Paige Sumblin Schnell of Tracery Interiors shares her top tips on how to make the most of your upcoming remodel. Tip 1: I love a remodel project. There is just something about […]

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Entertaining at Every Age: Your 40s

As we head into the holiday season, parties are ubiquitous. An influx of invitations clutters our mailboxes and our day planners, but it’s the ones planned with your close and intimate friends that you really want to attend. Take some tips from those ooh! ladies in Charleston on a holiday party that will serve as a reprieve in a busy season! […]

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Entertaining at Every Age: Your 30s

As a true, honest-to-goodness Southerner, I wear the badge proudly and adhere to the entertaining guidelines handed down by my family. We pull out the silver, don’t shy from using the cut glass, and say “try one, y’all” when offering up the recipes that mark our generations. In your 30s, parties usually gravitate toward two opposing theories: family-friendly or couples’ night […]

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Top 3 Decorating Tips From Atlanta Designer Julie Holloway

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Atlanta, GA designer Julie Holloway of Milk and Honey Home tells us her top three tried-and-true decorating tips that she uses most with her clients. Tip 1, wall-paper or paint treatments: Stencils, stripes, painting half-walls to appear as wainscoting – […]

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Top 5 Tips From Designer Katie Rosenfeld

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Wellesley, MA designer Katie Rosenfeld of Katie Rosenfeld Designs offers her top 5 tips on where to start when choosing fabrics. Tip 1: Unlike many, I like to use bold fabrics for drapery and roman shades – toss […]

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Choosing Art With Designer Margaret Donaldson

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Charleston, SC designer Margaret Donaldson of Margaret Donaldson Interiors shares her top tips on how to choose timeless art for your home. Tip 1, buy what you love: Buy what speaks to you and don’t worry about trends. Your […]

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Kitchen Essentials From Designer Melissa Haynes

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Springdale, AR designer Melissa Haynes of MH Design, Inc. shares her favorite kitchen products and tips. How to Style a Kitchen:  1. With Color. Pull a color from in the kitchen or select a color to complement and weave that […]

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Top 3 Coastal Design Tips From Designer Susan Lovelace

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Destin, FL designer Susan Lovelace of Lovelace Interiors shares her top 3 coastal design tips. Tip 1: My design work is always governed by the elements and principles of design. I love a relaxed and beautiful design concept, with a […]

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