Southern Home - The Ribbon in My Journal

Special Honors for Southern Home in 2015

Phyllis Lifestyle 9 Comments

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.

Southern Home - The Ribbon in My Journal

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.


Lake Martin house - Southern Home - The Ribbon in My Journal

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.”

British Belle - Southern Home - The Ribbon in My Journal

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.

How do you love to decorate?

Southern Home Winter 2016

Comments 9

  1. Congratulations, Phyllis! Your magazines highlight the loveliest Southern things and encourage us to continue with the great traditions.

  2. I stay traditional Southern. Although I find some modern lines attractive, I know I couldn’t live with them. Antiques sideboards, chest-of-drawers, graceful curves and whimsical accessories and pops of color. Basically, anything you showcase in your magazines, I adore.

  3. Congratulations!
    This honor is certainly well deserved!

    Presentation is everything!! Grape juice in crystal stemware, leftovers on fine china with sterling flatware in hand elevates a simple snack to a feast — for the eyes and soul as well as the tummy!

    We are very traditional — 18th Century English Furniture; 50 Shades of White textiles and lots of natural light; open and airy…

    Pray all of the Hoffman family, friends and associates were spared damage in the recent Alabama storms. Our thoughts and prayers for all in the area who were affected in any way.

  4. Congratulations Hoffman Media! Well deserved recognition. LOVE all your magazine productions.

    Just watched last year’s holiday greeting from Hoffman – fun to see all the behind the scenes people involved.

  5. Congratulations Phyllis on this much deserved honour. I don’t know how anyone could improve on the wording of Mr. Magazine. You and your publications reflect the class, grace, eloquence and beauty that is uniquely yours. Keep us inspired through the beauty of these magazines and Ribbon.

    My decorating style is simple elegance. It is full of little treasures from family and friends. I like my home to be a place of comfort for those who enter whether it is a 5 year old or my best friend. This morning I served orange juice in champagne flutes and my husband said “orange juice tastes better in these glasses.” “I try to capture the joy of living this life” as Karen Kingsberry might say. I am happy Bob enjoys chandeliers and beautiful tablescapes. The sun is shining beautifully in Asheville and the birds are singing with joy in my backyard.

    Congratulations again.

  6. In the style of Dan Cariethers. Everything he does is beautiful. If I had one decorating wish it would be have him decorate my Colorado home. Being a Southerner, I have decorated my house to please me, so native Coloradian visitors love my home and the feeling they get. One visitor wanted to have me move out, leave everything, and have their Christmas party here. Thankful for the compliment but not moving out.

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