The official color of the year may be emerald, but we’ve noticed splashes of violet, lilac and lavender popping up on our mini-trend radar.
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One inexpensive and chic way to brighten your home after the dreary days of winter is with a fresh coat of paint—but keep your brushes off the walls and put them to work on your floors instead.
This fall there are an abundance of great design books coming out. We’ve rounded up our top picks from our favorite Southern decorators and tastemakers. Some will surprise you with their Southern roots. Order one or two, and then carve out an afternoon to curl up on the sofa, learning more about what makes Southern style so special.
Everywhere we look, we are seeing faux-bamboo furniture. It’s chic, airy, and striking — perfect for the fresh interiors that we strive for in the South. Because bamboo’s slim reeds are such a breezy contrast to our climate’s thick humidity, the furniture was originally intended for porches and patios.
Recently, we rounded up six of our favorite Southern textile designers in the August issue’s Southern Made: Hand-Printed Fabrics. More than one of these new artisans described their designs as “Fortuny-like.” For those not in the fabric world, Fortuny is an Italian company best known for creating some of the world’s finest fabrics.