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Southern Living Idea House
Design consultant and blogger Kristie Barnett reviews the holiday decorations at the Southern Living Idea House on her blog the Decorologist.
Regional blogger Thistlewood Farms recently toured the Southern Living Idea House and shared some great holiday decorating tips. Visit the blog here and be sure to make plans to see the holiday decorations for yourself.
Long-lasting budget friendly Thanksgiving centerpieces w/ our favorite Southern Living partner Carmen Johnston w/ a glimpse of the Idea House tree! Click To View Video
The folks at Southern Living have created a 2 x 4 foot gingerbread reproduction of the 2013 Idea House. Pick up the December issue or follow the link for full instructions and pictures.
Just off the living room sits a wonderful, intimate little study that was designed as a purposeful departure from its big, open neighbor.
In the second-floor suite, Phoebe gave the small space big impact by covering everything in the same fabric. On the first floor, rich brown walls and a combination of neutral fabrics carry out a warm mushroom-and-ivory color palette.
On the edge of the property, two miniature versions of the main house—known affectionately as “bunkies”—serve as a visual gateway into the compound.
Spool beds became popular with American furniture makers in the mid 19th century. This bedroom’s impressive example combines graceful spools, four tall posts (a Southern addition), and a pretty painted finish.
Sheer cafe curtains, hung just above the bottom sash, give the dining room softness and privacy while still allowing a view of the outside and inviting lots of sunlight to stream in through the upper panes.
Tile is a pretty and practical choice for the light-filled laundry room. For interest on the walls, Phoebe used two colors of the same small mosaic tile in wide stripes.
A separate entrance from the porch opens directly into the hardworking mudroom with its pairs of custom open built-ins and closed closets that provide ample space for open and hidden storage.