Southern Home showcases beautiful homes that will appeal to every design aesthetic. We canvas the Southern states to bring you some of the area’s most inviting and interesting homes, as well as the talented architects, designers, and homeowners behind them. Tour the South’s finest homes filled with art, antiques, collections, and family heirlooms.
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Opener • A simple bit of earth becomes a paradise of blooms in the hands of a visionary horticulturist. Enter these private sanctuaries to discover the beauty that flourishes within.
The Magic of Peacock Park • Using her Michigan manor as muse, Gina Galvin brings the past to the present with French accents that speak of the graciousness of days gone by. Hers is a story of fairy tales and feathery tails.
A Gardener’s Delight • Through the gate and down a short path, a picturesque potting shed awaits. Designed as a focal point of the garden and serving as a practical work space, the rock-walled structure houses dreams as well as tools.
Pearls & Peonies • Peonies are aristocratic plants. In China, where they have been an important artistic symbol for centuries, they are called most beautiful, and connote riches and honor.
A Secret Garden of Enchantment • Donna O’Brien embraces the power of imagination. A wife, mother, and artist, she also gives herself time to retreat to private worlds. Her garden, Scottish heritage, and love of past pageantry—uniform regalia, heraldry, crowns, and scepters—all inspire her art.
Cottage Charm • The timeless appeal of a cottage garden comes from the idyllic tradition of planting an eclectic mix of favorite flowers. Where the rules of design are relaxed, humble beauty emerges, and the effect is delightful and inspiring.
Artistry in Bloom • From the simplest curve of a rose to the crimped petals and intricate hues of a frilly tulip, Catherine Watters carefully studies the complexities of nature’s most prepossessing creations. Dipping her brush in vivid watercolors, she paints images so lifelike, they appear to be three-dimensional.
Opener • Pressed for safekeeping or gathered into splendid bouquets, blossoms engender delight that outlasts their temporal nature. Enjoy these sentimental offerings of botanical gifts.
Gleanings from the Garden • With countless varieties just waiting to be plucked, farmer-florist Erin Benzakein strolls through her flower beds in search of the perfect components to create coveted arrangements.
Bold, Beautiful Hydrangeas • Widely acclaimed for their striking colors and showy blossoms, hydrangeas welcome summer with signature billowy blooms. Flowering forth in oversize clusters of blue, pink, green, and white, they epitomize the blissful, carefree temperament of the season.
Blooming Banquets • Freshly cut from the backyard or carefully plucked from the garden, these contemplative floral vignettes capture the serenity of spring. From sprawling branches in full flower to the sweet simplicity of a single bloom, the bounty of the season brings grace to any setting.
Dramatic Dahlias • With their diversity of spectacular blooms in summer gardens and cut-flower displays, dahlias achieve what few other plants can. Growing from humble tubers, they put on a petal-powered show in vibrant and pastel hues.
A Timeless Art Form • Finely cut edges bordering intricate designs infuse table settings with beauty and grace. From delicate florals to brightly colored fruits and vegetables, Leslie Linsley reveals her creativity through the sophisticated art of découpage.
Opener • Escape to inspiring destinations across the country. From bucolic farms to hidden alcoves and petal-strewn byways, these welcoming spaces have been cultivated for the pleasure of all.
Field of Dreams • Passion, hard work, the...