Dixie Chic

Get inspired by decor ideas with a distinctly Southern flair


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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7 Easy DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Looking for that last minute, perfect gift? Look no further than the mason jar–the mainstay of Southern entertaining that we always love. The hard working mason jar can be found working everywhere from in the kitchen party prep to tabletop decor. So, it’s high time that it moves up the food chain and into place as Christmas gift. Here are […]

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Editor’s Favorite: Mail-Order Christmas Greenery

It’s Christmas nearly 365 days a year around here. Under these working circumstances, it’s perfectly normal for us to be ordering Christmas trees in July, having our stylists whip up yards of garland in, oh-say March. Decorating an entire house for Christmas in the midst of the August heat in Montgomery, AL? No big deal for us because we have the […]

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We Party (Hard) with West Elm

Recently, we got together with the retail greats at West Elm to co-host a “Feast on the Farm” dinner party at Birmingham’s own Jones Valley Urban Farm to celebrate West Elm’s new Birmingham store. It was an absolute blast and filled with inspiring ideas, delicious recipes, great music, and even better creative-people mingling (Hey, what else would you expect?). Think you’d […]

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First H&M Home Store Opening in New Orleans

Christmas is coming early to the city of New Orleans! Everyone, from the Tulane undergrads to the Uptown ladies-who-lunch, are counting down to this Saturday, November 16 when H&M — the legendary Swedish department store known for high-fashion clothing at less than chain store prices and now home goods too — opens a 32,000 square-foot store located in the French […]

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Fall Decorating Round-Up!

Leaves are ablaze in color, sweaters and boots are out of the closet, and our clocks fell back this weekend — fall has really arrived. So, I thought I’d see how bloggers are welcoming the season-change. 1. Habitually Chic compiled an inspiring collection of images to make you happily embrace the chilly weather. Don’t miss the Elizabeth Coatsworth poem “November” […]

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Birmingham’s Newest, Most Stylish Store

Sharp suits, sleek dresses, and a sufficent supply of champagne marked the opening of Birmingham interior designer Ware Porter’s flagship store Ware and Co. in Mountain Brook Village yesterday evening. Friends and family of the Magic City decorator ate, drank, and enjoyed the merriment of the festive opening inside his new storefront. Spirits were high, and the only blue moments came […]

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Steele This! The Tufted Wingback Headboard

I’ll admit: There’s nothing better than sinking into a cozy bed piled high with softness at the end of a busy day—or any day, really. And the key to creating said comfort zone? An upholstered headboard (says the owner of a very stylish, very hard, wooden canopy bed)! Sure, any fabric-wrapped version is softer than mine, but tufting and arms that […]

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The Top Design Books You Need Now

Doesn’t fall make you feel like it’s time to hit the books as if you were still a student? It definitely brings out the bookworm (although a stylish one) in me. Here is the selection that I’m planning my weekend mornings and my coffee pot around this autumn. I hope you’ll like them as well. The Book: Glamorous Retreats By: Jan […]

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House Plan of the Month: Four Gables

If you’ve ever wished you could live in a famous painting, here’s your chance! The Four Gables (pictured above) looks like it came straight from Grant Wood’s American Gothic – you know the picture with the couple (and their pitchfork) standing in front of their farmhouse. We’re charmed by the idea to live in such a quintessentially American cottage. The […]

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