Photo credit: VERANDA

Photo credit: VERANDA

From Veranda

Graciousness and splendor flood through every room and hall of Southern homes. One may be quick to point out that it’s the historic architectural details which gives a Southern home its sense of thoughtfulness. The real charm, though, of Southern design is its emphasis on building a place of character and soul.

Only in the South will you find a decorating code where comfort overshadows formality and pedigreed antiques tell century-old stories of the many people and places they’ve lived—often within the same family. Hospitality and entertaining are always the top of mind for Southern decorators, with layered interiors and a lively host always ready to welcome you in.

Born in Atlanta, VERANDA strives to deliver a global perspective on the best of design, but we often return to our roots to understand how to make our homes feel just as warm and inviting as they are beautiful. Here, we take a look back at 17 extraordinary homes, from the Lowcountry to our current home base of Birmingham, all of which exemplify the magic of Southern design.

Photo credit: William Abranowicz

Photo credit: William Abranowicz

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Photo credit: Max Kim-Bee

Photo credit: Max Kim-Bee

Decorator Furlow Gatewood Gives an Old Southern Gothic Home a New-Found Sense of Purpose

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Photo credit: M.K. Sadler

Photo credit: M.K. Sadler

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Photo credit: ERICA GEORGE DINES

Photo credit: ERICA GEORGE DINES

A Pair Of 1840s Log Cabins Is Reimagined Into One Stunning Woodland Retreat

In the rolling hills of Tennessee, a pair of 19th-century log cabins is transformed into a chic family retreat that’s both rustic and refined.

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