Though times have changed, the charm and grace of Southern style endures. It’s a design tradition that values gentility and gracious living above conspicuous consumption; history and mystery above the cutting edge; and hospitality above all else. Today’s Southern homes reflect a sense of style that remains in touch with the past as it embraces the present.
In this affectionate portrait of Southern homes, Frances Schultz and Paula S. Wallace lead a tour of more than twenty of the South’s proudest houses and most remarkable modern domiciles, proving that the legendary graciousness of the Southern home lives on in all forms–from seaside cottages to some truly over-the-top domains. Despite the differences among these diverse homes, the most timeless aspects of Southern style abound, including:
• Using wrought iron for decorative elements
both inside and outside the home
•Incorporating the porch as an essential room
of the house
• Collecting antique silver to complement the
Magnificent full-color photographs of each house show everything from the grand and elegant to the quaint and quirky, making this unique book a visual treat for anyone enchanted by the eternal grace of the American South.
About the Author
Frances Schultz, a native of Tarboro, North Carolina, is the former host of Turner South's Emmy Award--winning series Southern Living Presents and the author of several books, including Atlanta at Home, Atlanta at Table, and Ryan Gainey's The Well-Set Table. A regular contributor to House Beautiful and Veranda magazines, Schultz has also written for Town & Country and Town & Country Travel, among others. She lectures widely on the subjects of decoration, design, and entertaining, and currently resides in Manhattan.
Paula S. Wallace is president and cofounder of the Savannah College of Art and Design, the largest art and design college in America, with campuses in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and Lacoste, France. Additionally, she collaborates with a team of artists and designers responsible for the award-winning architecture and interiors of the
college's historic buildings as well as numerous homes throughout the south. Under Wallace's stewardship, the college has been honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Art Deco Societies of America, the American Institute of Architects, the International Downtown Association, and the Historic Savannah Foundation. She is the author of seven
children's books and oversees the college's permanent art collection. She lives in Savannah with her family.