Dixie Chic

Get inspired by decor ideas with a distinctly Southern flair


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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Fall’s Best New Southern Design Books

Fall is arguably the best season to curl up with a good book, and these design reads are just the fit for a lazy afternoon. Plus, a stack of these make the perfect styling point on your coffee table. Here’s our roundup of our new favorite Southern design books.

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Get Your Porch Party Ready

Nothing is more Southern than an impromptu Porch Party, and I am sure many will agree that their favorite early summer nights are spent with a small group of family and friends sharing stories and sipping cocktails en plein air.

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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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12 Southern Artists to Buy Now

There’s a strong correlation between fashion and art—many even argue that perfecting style is an art. One such woman that illustrates the union is Atlanta-based Sally King Benedict, whose sunny abstract prints are the golden ticket for brightening up any room. Following her line of work, her sense of fashion effortlessly walks the line between working painter and gallery gal, which is why in […]

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Birch Lane: New Home Décor Source

Why hello there, Birch Lane. Let me introduce you to my soon-to-be-favorite new home décor source. Luckily it debuts just in time to spruce up your nest for Spring. Whether you are looking to update a place to perch, source a rug to put some pep in your step, or simply freshen up with a new layer of accessories – Birch Lane offers a fresh take on classic design with […]

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Get the Painted Floor Look Without the Paint

Home Base: Charleston, South Carolina Company: Mirth Studio Designer of: A colorful line of hardwood floor tiles that pop with pattern Her Story After more than a decade of running a decorative-painting business in New York City, artist Sally Bennett packed up her brushes and her family and moved back down South. “We bought a fixer-upper, and I wanted a beautiful painted floor,” […]

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10 Spring Tabletop Finds for Less!

Just in time for lawn parties and Easter celebrations – update your tablescape with these adorable and affordable spring finds! 1. Babell Tiered Serving Tray by Kozoil, $39; gretelhome.com. 2. Rocking Bird Salt & Pepper Shaker Set, $24; westelm.com. 3. Painted Ceramic Napkin Ring $20/ set of 4; zarahome.com. 4. Platter Oak Serving Board by Hop & Peck, $49; gretelhome.com. 5. […]

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Colorful Spring Bedroom Updates (on a Budget!)

Put away those heavy winter blankets and welcome spring with these colorful (and easy) bedroom upgrades. 1.  Wake up your bedside table with a lilac lamp!  Radiant Orchid Apothecary Table Lamp, $99; lampsplus.com. 2.  Add art – if you can’t afford the original try a print!  Rather Like You Print by Michelle Armas (13×13.5), $35; michellearmas.com. 3.  Don’t rule out shopping at […]

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Pick Up a Prada for $100 Today

We first spotted Gray Malin’s photographs hanging on blogger and Tootsies department store stylist Tamar Mendelssohn’s walls while on an unofficial tour of Houston with the local. Instantly drawn in by Gray’s colorful prints and playful perspective, we did some digging and found the photographer is from Dallas.

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