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Birch Lane: New Home Décor Source

Why hello there, Birch Lane. Let me introduce you to my soon-to-be-favorite new home décor source. Luckily it debuts just in time to spruce up your nest for Spring. Whether you are looking to update a place to perch, source a rug to put some pep in your step, or simply freshen up with a new layer of accessories - Birch Lane offers a fresh take on classic design with […]

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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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Steele This! The Tortoise Bamboo Occasional Table

From Ray-Ban Wayfarer shades to the latest iphone case, nothing says classic chic like an accessory with a good tortoise-shell finish—animal friendly, of course. One easy way to bring this fashion-friendly look home**: the tortoise bamboo occasional table. Set it up as a bar on a living room or porch, pair it with a slipcovered chair for a cocktail-ready reading […]

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Steele This! The Starburst Mirror

Favored by many top Southern designers (Phoebe Howard and Phillip Sides, to name a few), the Starburst mirror has long been considered the staple accessory in a winning boudoir ensemble. Now, you can nail this luxe look—with plenty of money left to spend on bedroom essentials—regardless of the size of your budget! a) Martha Stewart Living Antique Gold Framed Mirror, 30″ […]

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Purple – The Color You Need This Spring

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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Home Decor Trend We Love: Painted Floors!

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.

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Required Reading: The Best New Design Books

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.

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Decorating Lesson: Faux Bamboo

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.

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Fortuny Fabrics Influencing Southern Style

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.

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New Video! Tree Decorating Time-Savers