A Place to Call Home: Timeless Southern Charm

Tour eleven diverse homes in the deep south—makeovers, remodels, good architecture, and new construction—as James Farmer brings together a cultivated mix of high and low, style, collected and found; presenting them all as a thoughtfully exhibited array of taste, storied and new, and interior comfort.

Woven alongside beautiful photography are personal stories James shares about living in the South, the people in his life, and how he fell in love with a career of making houses into homes. He lives in Perry, GA. Emily followill’s photography has been featured in her own book, Southern Rustic Cabin, as well as several previous James Farmer books and magazines including Veranda and Garden & Gun.

A beautiful book to inspire Southern style at home—infusing the new with antique, vintage, and heirloom pieces. James farmer is of the author of a time to plant, A Time to Cook, Porch Living, A Time to Celebrate, and Dinner on the Grounds. She lives in Atlanta. Modern design for a new age of Southern living.

. Combining the rich traditions of the past with the sensibilities of contemporary life, Georgia, interior and garden designer James Farmer of Perry, is unapologetically Southern. His company, james farmer Inc, is a full-service design company, including interiors and landscape.

Porch Living

Nostalgic yet modernly apropos, Porch Living provides the venue of venues to grasp the goodness of both the home and garden. From the contemporary yet classically rooted outdoor fabrics and furnishings that make porches chic and cherished, most importantly, to the hanging baskets and planters chock-full of seasonal delights, today’s porches offer comfort and elegance, and, an addition to the home and garden.

. Whether jettisoned boldly into parterres aplenty or delightfully diminutive, a grand outdoor salon or sleeping nook, the porch represents how we live and how to gloriously live hinged to and romantically suspended in the home and garden.

Enduring Southern Homes

A native of kentucky, he now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has been published in Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style by Courtney Whitmore, Gibbs Smith and magazines. In enduring southern homes,  eric ross showcases some of his most beautiful projects and gives tips on how to create your very own enduring home, regardless of where you live.

Eric ross is a seasoned interior designer with over 20 years of design experience. Inspiration for updating timeless interiors from a 20-year veteran of Southern decorating. People who embrace traditional interior style are people who love heritage and story. She lives in Franklin, Tennesee. He lives in Nashville, Tennesee.

Evin krehbiel has been a professional photographer for over 12 years in Nashville. His work has been published in traditional home, southern Lady, Southern Style, The Cottage Journal and many other publications, and his passion is to fan the flame of the traditional decorating and deeply southern aesthetics.

His southern approach to traditional decorating includes a little bit of French country, a lot of Southern hospitality, and spills over into his lifestyle and entertaining prose. As a professional decorator, eric Ross has been upholding centuries-old design concepts while injecting fresh colors and fabrics into the mix for more than twenty years.


Veranda Decorating

Learn all there is to know about creating a glorious home.  . Verandadecorating takes you on an a–z journey through the essentials of decorating, from “Antiques” and “Art” to “Zoning. Dozens of spectacular photographs showcase sophisticated furnishings and design aesthetics, chic home accents, and this book—authored by Veranda Senior Editor Mario López-Cordero with a foreword by Clinton Smith, the magazine’s Editor in Chief—perfectly juxtaposes practical decorating advice alongside inspiring images of fabulous rooms, and more.

From beautiful design details that inspire to pretty personal spaces you’ll want to call your own, this stunning volume from Veranda captures the allure of luxurious decorating.

My French Country Home: Entertaining Through the Seasons

Personal stories evoke the spirit of the French lifestyle, while gorgeous photos make us feel right at home. Entertaining at home in gracious French style. Venues range from a sunday morning breakfast on the patio, a formal dinner in her dining room, to a ladies lunch in her lush garden, and a picnic by the river.

She resides in Normandy, France. Find inspiration for your tables throughout the seasons, and discover the simple pleasure of entertaining friends and family. Sharon santoni writes the popular blog My French Country Home. Born from her experience of everyday living in France, Sharon Santoni reveals the gracious, easy French way of entertaining guests at her countryside home, year-round.

She is the author of My Stylish French Girlfriends Gibbs Smith. Santoni also shares 15 favorite recipes utilizing seasonal foods. Santoni creates lush bouquets from her garden and utilizes resources from surrounding nature to lay gorgeous tables both indoors and outdoors.

House Beautiful Style Secrets: What Every Room Needs Housebeautiful

From a room’s overall look and color down to its smallest details, tricks, House Beautiful Style Secrets provides tips, and secrets on how to cultivate a comfortable home and uncover the potential of every living space. Simple yet elegant advice from some of the biggest names in the interiors world is paired throughout with stunning photography of the best and most beautiful rooms featured in the magazine.

From the country’s most popular interior design magazine comes a stylish, in-depth look at what it takes to make any room beautiful.  . House beautiful style essentials: what every Room Needs is an inspiring and hardworking handbook that shows readers how to create the rooms of their dreams by revealing what “every room needs.

Chapters like “every room needs a hiding place” provide clever ideas for storage and organization, while sections like “Every Room Needs Something Shiny” give examples of how reflective surfaces can enhance and enlarge any space.

Love Affairs with Houses

In this story-filled monograph, Bunny Williams presents new work through 15 houses she has decorated and loved. She tells the tale of each “affair, what drew her to the projects, ” tracing the style of the spaces, and her approach to decor that evolves with the lives of her clients. She offers personal secrets for choosing classics—and for decorating with flexible pieces that can play more than one role in a design scheme.

As bunny tells it, “the best pieces have the best stories, ” and in this book, she shows readers a fresh collection of projects that demonstrate just that.    . Along the way, she offers many amazingly chic, but always comfortable, residences whose interiors she has designed during the latest phase of her astounding career.


Coastal Blues: Mrs. Howard's Guide to Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky

Featuring brand-new, never-before-published projects, every page reflects the ease and casual elegance of shoreline living. It is also a hardworking how-to-get-the-look book that offers solid interior design and styling advice. With chapters such as sea glass brilliant blue color schemes, and Ocean Mist pale blue schemes, Phoebe Howard shows design lovers how to make the coastal style modern, fresh, Indigo Bay true blue schemes, and very much their own.

From design expert and interior design readers’ favorite Phoebe Howard comes a new book focused on decorating with beautiful blue color schemes. Coastal blues is a glorious decor book filled with inspiring images of beach houses, seacoast getaways, vacation cottages, and luxurious seaside manors.

Dinner on the Grounds: Southern Suppers and Soirees

Farmer iii, a true southern gentleman and a graduate of auburn university, including A Time to Plant, Porch Living, has written a variety of books on southern living, Sip & Savor: Drinks for Party and Porch, and A Time to Cook: Dishes from My Southern Sideboard. He is president of james Farmer Designs, which specializes in residential landscape, interior and floral design.

He has appeared on the Today Show as well as regional television. Farmer iii presents a collection of menus with mouthwatering recipes for every occasion, from traditional country church– hosted homecomings to lavish southern weddings, while reminding us that the art of grand Southern entertaining is not that each event need be grand, but that they are all grandly presented with style and confidence rooted in a heritage of hospitality.

He lives in kathleen, Georgia, just outside of Macon. James T. James T. Whatever an event’s raison d’etre, family tradition, heirlooms, laughter and stories, a dinner on the grounds is filled with the classic elements of Southern culture—reshly cultivated food, all enjoyed in an outdoor venue. His work has been featured in southern Living and Traditional Home, among other magazines, and he is an editor-at-large for Southern Living.


Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making a Home

Providing more than just interior decorating and design tips, full, and rituals inherent in the French home and create an environment better suited to living a rich, Postel-Vinay teaches you how to foster the warmth, beauty, connected life. At the center of the book is the idea that your house should be a reflection of you, your hobbies, your family history, your rituals, all the things that make your life unique.

French women don’t get fat meets the little book of hygge in this lively, sophisticated, family, and practical illustrated lifestyle guide that shows how to enjoy la belle vie—to live like the French every day—transforming your house into a home defined by beauty, and accessible elegance. How do the french create the elusive and alluring sanctuaries they call home? This question long intrigued Danielle Postel-Vinay.

. A happy home is a home that expresses your rituals and your taste, not one that relies on prefab décor from a mass retailer. Home sweet maison takes a room-by-room approach to show how the french view: the aesthetic: why the objects in your home matter, why minimalism is overrated, and why the french always choose the perfect décor for their salonsThe Practical: how to use mise-en-place, or the French art of organization, and that the activity in one room should never bleed into the othersHome Sweet Maison encapsulates the very heart of the French way of seeing the world: set the table formally, and how to find the right stain-removing potions to create your own French laundryThe Sensual: the way the French employ scent in their home as a personal signatureThe Philosophical: the idea that every room in a French house has a specific purpose, adhere to all the conventions of ritual and tradition, in your kitchen, then take pleasure in indulgence.

It’s about using french concepts and routines to change our homes, our relationships, and our lives for the better. Thanks to a chance encounter with a french expat in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and years of immersive research, she embarked on a quest to discover the secrets of the French home aesthetic.

French Country Cottage

A freelance photographer and author of the blog French Country Cottage, Courtney also works as an editor, brand ambassador and designer. She has a floral collection with balsam hill and with several licensed collections launching in 2018 and 2019,  Courtney's product lines will join her long list of creative accomplishments.

With beautiful photography and a tale about a little forgotten house that could, Courtney shares the story of her renovation of a 1940s cottage in the California countryside. An abandoned vacation house, set in the center of rolling fields and trees becomes the cottage home of her dreams. Courtney is a mother of three and lives in her vintage cottage in the California countryside with her husband and adopted dog Sweet Pea; you can often find her with camera in hand capturing a whimsical moment.

 . A romantic interpretation of French country style in a California cottage. A french country style cottage filled with original elements and an exquisite mix of rustic and refined. The years of renovation allowed Courtney to create a lifestyle that is fueled by inspiration and beauty, a touch of whimsy, and an abundance of everyday elegance.

The journey has been shared on her popular blog French Country Cottage, through the publication of her first book, and now, her readers will experience a reveal of more of her home and property and the inspirations behind her beloved style. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoors and embracing well worn as well loved, indulges in romance, French Country Cottage is a style that celebrates simplicity, cherishes pieces with history and believes a chandelier and fresh flowers belong in every room.