The new issue of Southern Home came out just before Christmas, and I couldn’t be more pleased with this new title. The interiors are so splendid. I find fresh inspiration on each page.
This year, Southern Home received a special honor. Mr. Magazine™ named it one of the “30 Hottest Consumer Magazine Launches of 2015.”
Here’s what he had to say about Southern Home:
Everything southern; Hoffman Media publications are the epitome of everything the south stands for: charm, grace, etiquette and delicious food; along with beautiful homes, craftwork and exquisite sewing. Southern Home Magazine is one of the latest new titles that the media company has come out with and no one does it better than Hoffman. Based in Birmingham and true southerners themselves, Phyllis Hoffman DePiano and her two sons, Brian Hart Hoffman and Eric Hoffman, know how to create southern beauty and grace. And that’s exactly what this magazine defines. It’s filled with amazing photographs of equally amazing homes spanning the entire southern hemisphere of the United States. It’s a definitive magazine; by that I mean it’s one that reflects its moniker to a perfect T: Southern Home. And Mr. Magazine™ is proud to have it living on his block of the 30 Hottest New Launches.
Thank you, Mr. Magazine, for the kind words.
To celebrate the honor, I wanted to share a few lovely photos from the latest edition of the new title.
Photo by Lucas Allen
Designer Phoebe Howard upholstered the dining room walls in green wool and framed the bay window in the same fabric. “The room really glows at night,” she says. A striking contemporary chandelier by ELK Lighting hangs over a mahogany dining table.
Photo by Chris Luker
Though many people think a lake house needs a lot of wood, architect Bill Ingram says of this Alabama abode, “It can get very dark, and I’ve just got to have that light. I put tall windows and used painted cedar to still get that warm feel you get from natural wood while keeping things bright. Adjacent to the kitchen, the home’s second wing contains the master suite. I bumped up the ceiling into a vault and made this suspended bed canopy to bring in some coziness.”
Photo by Laura Resen
The intricate Palladian transom and leaded sidelights of the entry immediately speak to the elegance permeating the entire interior. Dentil molding in an exaggerated scale accents the perimeter of the room with style that’s simultaneously classic and playful, and the subtle swirl adorning the stair risers shows superb attention to detail.