Idea House

Win the Plants at the 2016 Southern Living Idea House!

We’re only a little over a week away from the grand opening of this year’s Southern Living Idea House! To celebrate, our friends at the Southern Living Plant Collection are giving you the chance to make this year’s landscaping look your own. To enter, download your favorite Southern Living Idea House garden plan then enter your information in this form. One lucky winner […]

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Countdown to the Idea House: Meet the Architect!

With only a few short weeks until the grand opening of the 2016 Idea House, we will be updating you weekly with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and Q&As with the team. This week we chatted with Bill Ingram – architect and mastermind behind this year’s beautiful house. SL: What was your inspiration when designing this house? BI: The property provided inspiration for […]

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Countdown to the Idea House: Meet the Builder!

With only a few short months until the grand opening of the 2016 Idea House, we will be updating you weekly with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and Q&As with the team. This week we chatted with this year’s builder – Bryan Phillips of Ebsco Development Company, Inc. and Town Builders, Inc. SL: What is your favorite part of this year’s Idea […]

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Countdown to the Idea House: Welcome to The Town of Mt Laurel!

With only a few short months until the grand opening of the 2016 Idea House, we will be updating you weekly with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and Q&As with the team. We are thrilled to introduce you to our 2016 Idea House developer: The Town of Mt Laurel! We chatted with Julianna Vance of Mt Laurel on what makes this community […]

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Introducing the 2016 Idea House

With only a few short months until the grand opening of the 2016 Idea House, we will be updating you weekly with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and Q&As with the team.  The 50th Anniversary celebration continues as we introduce you to our 2016 Southern Living Idea House, located in our hometown of Birmingham, AL. Set in the beautiful Town of Mt Laurel, designed […]

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Charlottesville Companies Showcased at the Idea House

If you’ve ever built a house, you understand the intricate detail that goes into making the home exactly the way you want. Our 2015 Southern Living Idea House is no different. We enlisted the best companies in Charlottesville and throughout Virginia to contribute their skill and apply their knowledge to create the smallest details that make the biggest impact. The […]

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Bunny Williams Offers Tips for Using Texture and Color

Renowned designer Bunny Williams, who masterminded the interiors of the 2015 Southern Living Idea house, was kind enough to sit down and chat with us about a range of topics. With the help of some of our favorite bloggers, we’ve been rolling them out over the past few weeks. In our final conversation with Bunny, she gives us her tips for using […]

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Bunny Williams Creates Pet-Friendly Homes: An Interview With Design Chic

Pets are some of the most important members of our families. No one knows that more than 2015 Southern Living Show House designer and animal lover Bunny Williams. This fabulous decorator does everything she can to make her rescue dogs feel at home in her perfectly choreographed space. But being big on animal-friendly details doesn’t mean skimping on style! Read on for our interview […]

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Southern Hospitality with Bunny Williams and Olivia Brock of Lacquered Life

“Southern Hospitality” is a phrase that is familiar to you whether you are from the South, live in the South, or love visiting the South. The welcoming nature of the Southern hostess has for hundreds of years been an elemental part of Southern culture, and I was lucky enough to speak with famed decorator and Virginia native Bunny Williams on the […]

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La Dolce Vita on the Art of Inspiration: A Conversation With Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams is considered one of the most important interior designers of our time and has been incredibly influential to many of the best interior designers working today. When interior designers are asked which of their fellow designers they most admire and have had the greatest influence over their own work, the name Bunny Williams always comes up. Known for her […]

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