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 Paula S. Wallace
PAULA S. WALLACE is president and cofounder of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Under her leadership, SCAD has received awards for architecture, design, and sustainability from the American Institute of Architects, the Art Deco Societies of America, Fashion Group International, and the National Trust for Hispanic Preservation, and she is the recipient of Elle Décor’s Vision Award for her work fostering emerging design talent. Wallace is the coauthor of A House in the South.
CHIA CHONG’s fine art, portraiture, and lifestyle work has been shown internationally and has appeared in numerous publications, including Cosmopolitan, Elle Décor, and Vogue. Since earning her BFA degree in photography from SCAD, she has traveled worldwide on photography assignments. A native of Penang, Malaysia, she now lives in Savannah, Georgia.
ADAM KUEHL’s atmospheric landscape work has been exhibited widely and is featured in both private and corporate collections. His fashion and interiors work has appeared in numerous publications, including Metropolitan Home, the New York Times Style Magazine, and Vogue. He is a graduate of SCAD’s BFA program in photography and has been recognized in 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers, Volume II.