Infusing Southern style into your home isn’t just about architecture; it’s also about a feeling. Regardless of location, you can add Southern charm to your space with thoughtful design choices. This article takes you through a Southern-style home tour, courtesy of Kim from Savvy Southern Style, to help you find inspiration.
The South has a distinct architectural style that is hard to miss. Southern-style homes often take inspiration from the region’s history, merging elements from different periods to create a distinctive, timeless look. Common features include large, welcoming porches, tall ceilings, and large windows that let in plenty of light. These homes blend practicality to deal with the region’s humid climate, with an aesthetic that prioritizes comfort, elegance, and a connection to the outdoors.
The front porch greets visitors with Tennessee fieldstone alongside a brown roof that replaced the old greenish-gray one. These create a color scheme that harmonizes with the natural hues of the stone.
Foyer and sitting room
Moving into the house, you’ll first step into the foyer. To the left, the sitting room welcomes you with a display of equestrian-inspired decor, showcasing hunt scenes, dog prints, a horse sign, and vintage leather books.
Dining room, great room, and breakfast room
Directly across the foyer, the dining room offers an inviting space for meals. Right beside it lies the great room – the hub for everyday relaxation and family time. A breakfast room is adjacent to the great room, which has been updated with a beadboard wallpaper and trim to create a refreshed and cozy feel.
Kitchen and laundry room
Next is the kitchen – the heart of any home. When the house was initially built, it has an all-white kitchen. But it was later updated with new doors and drawer fronts custom-made and painted by professionals, together with Giallo Ornamental granite countertops and a tumbled marble backsplash. It completely changed the color scheme from stark white to a warmer, more nuanced palette.
The laundry room has recently received an overhaul to make the chore of doing laundry a little more pleasant.
Master bedroom, bath, and powder room
On the other side of the house lies the master bedroom and bath, the former of which recently underwent an update of painted cabinets.
The powder room, positioned between the sitting room and master bedroom, recently had a renovation worthy of being featured in Cottages and Bungalows magazine. The fresh decor breathes new life into this compact space.
Upstairs are the guest rooms. One has a vintage nautical theme and the other, located at the front of the house, provides a cozy space for visitors.
For more inspiration, check out this Southern comfort home tour.