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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August 2015 Issue: Hits Newsstands Today!

In our August issue, we are revealing the very best Southern style & design. For the home lover — Bunny Williams decorated one of our favorite Idea Houses ever. Please pour a glass of iced tea (recipe included) and flip through page after page of interior inspiration. From our Idea House in Charlottesville, VA to our Home Awards spotlighting this year’s best architects and […]

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DIY No-Sew Pillow Cover

We’ve teamed up with Carla Eustache of Style Perfect Events to bring you this adorable (and oh-so-easy) DIY pillow cover. Use a simple print to match a wide variety of décor, or select a funky pattern to jazz up a neutral room. The Project: DIY No-Sew Pillow Cover Level: Easy Timeline: 25 minutes Materials: 1 yd of Fabric Pillow Insert or Old Pillow Iron-on Instant Bond Tape or […]

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New National Historic Landmarks in the South

In the 1950s and 1960s, passionate arguments and opinions were being heard in Southern courtrooms that would bring about desperately needed social change. On July 20, 2015, courthouses of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Montgomery, Alabama; New Orleans; and Atlanta were designated National Historic Landmarks in recognition of the pivotal decisions made within their walls that strengthened the Civil Rights Movement. In the […]

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Make Fruit Smoothies for a Healthy Sweet Treat

A fruit smoothie is a smart and easy way to enjoy fresh summer bounty, satisfy your sweet tooth, and still get loads of vitamins and antioxidants. Blend one in the morning to start your day or as a pick-me-up during that mid-day slump. Minimal by nature, you probably already have the necessary ingredients on hand to create a delicious smoothie: […]

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Mickey Guyton on Songwriting, Touring With Brad Paisley

By all accounts, Mickey Guyton is having a pretty swell summer. Her single “Better Than You Left Me” took a rock-bottom breakup and turned it into an anthem for moving on, and as listeners continue to identify with her sweet disposition and deep lyrics, her powerhouse vocals have propelled her to big stages. With a range that has drawn comparisons […]

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Too Late to Prune Azaleas and Rhododendrons?

Peggy in Georgia has a problem. The rhododendron in front of her dining room window is taking over and blocking the view. It needs “a hard cut-back,” she says. She wants to know if she can do that now. The answer: it depends. 

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5 Gifts for Your Shower Hostess

Wedding season has arrived and here at Southern Living, we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ll be bringing you weekly wedding-related posts—DIY ideas, etiquette tips, real weddings and more. Check in each week to see what has us smitten!  What do you give to the women who make the magic happen? We’ve teamed up with Zola so that regardless of your bridal shower theme, you’ll be all […]

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Southern Tunes: Kristian Bush

I’m constantly amazed by how small the world can be. Just last week, I traveled to beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada to perform music and cook seafood paella for a few thousand of my closest Canadian friends at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. Let me tell you something – cooking up a huge mess of fresh local lobster, mussels, and […]

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The Northern Southerner: Bless My Heart?

Raised in Washington state, Hannah Norling has never lived in the South before. Now habituating to Alabama, she is experiencing the South for the first time as a resident and documenting the whole thing. Welcome to the Northern Southerner.  Before I moved to the South, I was perusing through the Internet, searching things such as “Southern sayings” and “what is an okra?” Anyway, […]

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