Dixie Chic

Get inspired by decor ideas with a distinctly Southern flair


Designing Women: Amy Howard

Home Base: Memphis, Tennessee Company: Amy Howard at Home Designer Of: A line of DIY finishes that turn tired furniture into high-style pieces Her Start After decades of overseeing furniture makeovers for her clients, interior designer Amy Howard introduced her own collection of finishes in early 2013. “I bottled the processes and procedures that I’ve refined over the years to show how […]

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Designing Women: Lindsay Emery

Home Base: Greensboro, North Carolina Company: Suite One Studio Designer Of: Color-rich, food-centric, handmade ceramics with a modern twist Her Start After taking a couple of ceramics classes while in college, Lindsay was officially smitten. Soon after, in 2009, she launched Suite One Studio. “There is a direct physical relationship between the maker and the clay, and it instantly pulled me in,” she […]

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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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Monogram Monday: Pottery Barn Pouch

Time for another installment of Monogram Monday! Here at Southern Living, we know the importance of fashionable-meets-functional accessories. That’s why we’re so enamored by these chic cosmetic pouches from Pottery Barn. (Personalized, of course!) Made with pure cotton, this machine-washable beauty bag is perfect for on-the-go or stay-at-home style. Get the Look: Personalized Alphabet Pouch, $16 (includes monogram); potterybarn.com Are you […]

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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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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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