Living Rooms

Jul 25

Architect Bill Ingram Shares His Inspiration for the 2016 Southern Living Idea House

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Architect Bill Ingram in his space designed for the 2016 Southern Living Idea House

This year’s 2016 Southern Living Idea House is a celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary. Set in Southern Living’s hometown of Birmingham, AL, and built from the ground up by a team of designers with roots in the south, this year’s house celebrates traditional southern design with modern detail.

We chatted with the mastermind behind the home, architect Bill Ingram, to find out how the history of the iconic magazine inspired his designs.

 
Jul 25

Mark D. Sikes’ Living Room at the 2016 Southern Living Idea House

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Interior Designer Mark D. Sikes in his living room designed for the 2016 Southern Living Idea House

This year’s 2016 Southern Living Idea House is a celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary. Set in Southern Living’s hometown of Birmingham, AL, and built from the ground up by a team of designers with roots in the south, this year’s house celebrates traditional southern design with modern detail.

We chatted with interior designer, Mark D. Sikes, to find out how the history of the iconic magazine inspired his designs.

 
Jul 18

10 Ways to Fill the Blank Space Over Your Sofa

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How to fill the blank space over your sofa

One of the questions our Design Solutions’ team gets all the time is, “How do I fill the blank space on my wall?” Sometimes it’s the top of a stair landing, sometimes it’s the wall of a bedroom, and many, many times, it’s the wall space over the sofa! Considering all the questions, we figured we’d tackle this question on How to Decorate! Here are 10 ways you can fill that big expanse of wall over your sofa to create an impactful focal point.

 
Jul 15

Get the Look: Neutral & Coral Classic Living Room

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Get the look of this classic living room with neutral pieces and pops of coral

You know what we love about a classic room? No matter what the current trends are or what season it is, you can always give it a few fresh updates without having to reinvent the wheel. That’s what we were envisioning when we designed this living room for our Summer 2016 catalog. A neutral foundation, like our Davenport Sofa and Toulon Chair and Ottoman, is the perfect backdrop for fresh shades of coral and persimmon, art and a statement-making chandelier.

 
Jun 17

Inside Lisa Mende’s Guest Cottage in the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse

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We recently attended the inaugural Southern Style Now Festival in New Orleans, and the absolute highlight was Traditional Home magazine’s showhouse, a Queen Anne Victorian mansion located in the Uptown District on St. Charles Avenue. Aptly described by Curbed New Orleans as a “veritable funhouse for design lovers,” the showhouse is a spectacular homage to the region’s rich and colorful cultural traditions.

More than 25 local and national designers, all originally from the south, were invited to lend their contemporary vision to this uniquely southern-style house, and we were excited to have the opportunity to work with some of them by providing furniture and decor. One of those designers is Lisa Mende of Charlotte, North Carolina, who designed the guest house. Below, we talked to her about the project.

 
Jun 16

Inside Brian Patrick Flynn’s Living Room in the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse

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Brian Patrick Flynn's second floor lounge in the 2016 Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse in New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo: Robert Peterson/Rustic White Photography

We recently attended the inaugural Southern Style Now Festival in New Orleans, and the absolute highlight was Traditional Home magazine’s showhouse, a Queen Anne Victorian mansion located in the Uptown District on St. Charles Avenue. Aptly described by Curbed New Orleans as a “veritable funhouse for design lovers,” the showhouse is a spectacular homage to the region’s rich and colorful cultural traditions.

More than 25 local and national designers, all originally from the south, were invited to lend their contemporary vision to this uniquely southern-style house, and we were excited to have the opportunity to work with some of them by providing furniture and decor. One of those designers is Brian Patrick Flynn of Atlanta, who designed a grand bedroom suite. Below, we talked to him about the project.

 
Apr 4

10 Living Rooms Without Coffee Tables

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Living Rooms without coffee tables

If you’re furnishing your first living room, there’s often a mental check list that comes to mind. Sofa? Check. Chair? Check. Coffee table? Check. But just like any room in your house, we want you to make your spaces work for you, so ditch that check list and think outside the box. We’re advocating for you to pick exactly what you need, and in many cases, that might not be a coffee table. Here are 10 living rooms that go without one — maybe one of these setups work for you!