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Sweetgrass Social: Modern Ways to Display Woven Decor

Via A Travelling Carr   No trip to Charleston, South Carolina, is complete without a stopover at The Market—here, at the very end of the battery, the coastal vibrancy of the area’s beaches and islands intersects with the lush, decorous beauty of Charleston’s haute couture, making it just the right place to sample the city’s laidback beauty. Overflowing with leather […]

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Sale Site to Bookmark — 55 Downing Street

Who doesn’t want expensive looking pieces that don’t actually cost much? If that’s you, check out 55 Downing Street. It’s the latest home decor website on the market. It merges steeply discounted prices with four flash sale events a week that reduce prices even more. Even better? Tons of items ship for free. Take a look at what’s in my […]

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10 Tips for Building the Quintessential Southern Home

In case you missed my editor’s letter in the August issue, here’s a recap. Earlier this year, I had the privilege to address 85 members of the Southern Living Custom Builder program, a handpicked group known for their dedication to quality, authenticity, and all the little details that enhance our built environment. I drew upon my own training as an […]

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This Spring’s Best Design Books

Just in time to inspire you for Spring, there’s a new batch of design books from a few of our favorite Southern writers, architects, and designers offering glimpses into several of the South’s best homes and neighborhoods. The Book: Houses with Charm: Simple Southern Style (Rizzoli)  By: author Susan Sully Southern Roots: Susan lives in Asheville, NC Why We Love […]

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New in Town: Frank Gehry’s New World Symphony Campus in Miami

Photo courtesy: New World Symphony World-renowned architect Frank Gehry continues to empower the South’s cultural scene with structural wonders. After designing the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, which opened in Biloxi, MS last fall (featured as Best New Arts Venue in our January Best of the South story), Gehry returns this week with a new campus for the New World Symphony […]

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Design Disaster

You would think fear of the Lord would keep building contractors from deliberately doing stupid things to make churches ugly. You would be wrong.

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Modern Architecture in Nashville

When you think of cutting-edge architecture, Nashville may not be the first city that comes to mind. Designers like Ryan Thewes, however, are making a name for themselves and giving Nashville a splash of unique homes (and getting some well-deserved praise here, here, here and this last one is a digital magazine, but you can flip to page 38 to […]

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