Feature Friday: Southern Living Idea House, Amelia Island, FL

If you’ve been online in the last few weeks, you’ve probably already seen the Southern Living Idea House in Amelia Island, FL. It’s one of my favorites ever and I love the designs of Heather Chadduck Hillegas, who is the Interior Decorator on this entire house. Her style really speaks to me and I’ve followed her over the years as she’s done so many gorgeous interiors for Southern Living.

So, come along in case you haven’t seen it yet. It’s spectacular!

Here’s a little more about the house:

Community:  Crane Island

Builder: Riverside Homes

Architect: Historial Concepts

Interior Decorator: Heather Chadduck Interiors & Textiles

Landscape Architect: Hooten Land Design, Inc.

The house is open for tours until December, you can find all the information on tickets here.

All photos: Laurey W. Glenn

The exterior of the house is so gorgeous, from the front porch to the blue door, it’s so Southern and coastal feeling. They call it a white Victorian-style beach house. It’s on Crane Island and it sits on the Intracoastal Waterway. You can read more about the design of the house on Southern Living.

Southern Living uses a lot of lanterns in their homes and they get me every time. I love a good lantern! And I love a home that’s built new to look historical and Southern Living is the best at that.

Inside the front entry. Notice the row of light fixtures all in a row.

The living room really speaks to me with all the blue and cream.

Every inch of the house is so beautiful to look at and Heather nailed it once again.

I love this wallpaper and the blue painted planks in this powder bath.

Queen Bedroom

Queen Bath

The master bedroom has so many windows letting in lots of light.

Sitting room in the master.

Master Bath: I love this space. It’s very different than what everyone’s doing these days, but I think it’s pretty. Mark would never go for this wallpaper, but I’m hoping for a bit of wallpaper somewhere in the master bath.


Dining Room

Laundry Room



Upper Hallway

Twin Bedroom

Bunk Room

Game Room

Bunk Room Bath

Rear Porch

Dining Porch

Swing Porch

Screen Porch

How about that house? It makes my Southern heart melt over the architecture and the gorgeous interior design. Southern Living always knocks it out of the park on their idea homes and this one might be right up there at the top of the list for me of faves. So many ideas and inspiration to be gained from this house. I could move right in! I hope you enjoyed! You can find a lot more information on all the interior paint colors and finishes on those links above.

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- Rhoda


  1. Golly! It’s like a little piece of heaven on earth. I want to live there, so classic so serene. Perfection.

  2. I love this house everything about this house. The décor is perfection and the located is stunning.

  3. Becky in 'Bama says

    So relaxing and beautiful. This house speaks to my sense of symmetry. And the colors are cool and so appropriate for the setting. Thanks Rhoda.

  4. OMG! That is a beautiful house. That truly speaks to my Southern roots. She did a wonderful job decorating that beauty.

    I saw that swing bed. Looks a lot like the one hubby built for me.

    Thanks for sharing Rho!

  5. Do you think that is another LaBarge coffee table in the living room?

    • HI, Kim, I doubt it’s vintage, but I have no idea. The source guide may tell where the coffee table is from.

  6. Hello Rhoda, Its really looking good. Could you please share the names of wallpapers / where we can find them.

    Thank you

    • HI, Ramesh, I have no idea, but the links I provided have all sorts of information on there, so I’m sure the wallpaper is listed. Go and click through the source guide and see.

  7. Oh my goodness, how I’d love one of those wicker tables with skirts on the upper floor!

  8. Edie Walker says

    This is spectacular, Rhoda. I have a cousin who lives by the intercoastal in Florida, and the view is mesmerizing. Now I want to live there, even though there is horrible humidity and the infamous Florida heat! The walls in our great room downstairs are the same color as in this house, but theirs are a little darker than ours. There is so much inspiration for this decor. Thank you for sharing this.

  9. I have been studying this article for weeks. We’re adding a 3 season porch and I would love those Marvin bifold doors. When my contractor told me the price I almost fainted—-$10,000. Slightly out of my budget but I’m still using their design as inspiration.

  10. Elizabeth Logan says


    That house is beautiful and it oozes everything Southern! I’m a Midwesterner but my Mama was Southern born and raised. I just know some of that some of that “southern style” runs through my veins. 🙂

  11. The powder bath is my favorite!

  12. Hi Rhoda, do you know if the master bedroom rug and stair runner are a jute/sea grass type fiber or a wool/synthetic look-a-like?
    Thanks, Barb

  13. HI, Barb, sorry I don’t know any specifics on the furnishings, but you might find more on the website linked.


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