I’m back with all the pics from the Southern Living Idea house in Senoia, GA. The August issue of Southern Living is now on the newstands, so I’m clear to post my pics!
From all the comments and pinning going on, I’d say this house is a HUGE hit with all of you. I know it is definitely one of my fave Southern Living houses EVER. If you missed Part 1, catch up there first and then come back here.
Looking back towards the front door, this little hallway has original pine floors and planked walls. So very farmhouse-y!
This little nook is perfect for an accent chair and side table. Love the deer art, very appropriate in this house.
Do you spot more Ballard goodies? Yep, those huge light fixtures are gorgeous. I seriously considered this style too for my dining room, but the other one won out. Simple and elegant master bedroom.
Planked walls painted a creamy white and those beautiful side chairs make a great space.
Grouped antlers over the bed make a style statement.
Other side of the room with a chest of drawers.
A peek into the master bath, with 2 vanities and a pretty covered bench.
Horse painting over the clawfoot tub is very nostalgic.
A pretty vignette on a table.
Let’s go upstairs, shall we?
At the top of the stairs, these black chairs with graphic striped black and white pillows are a wonderful focal point.
At the other end of the stairs, this little hallway grouping is extra pretty too.
Looking towards a boy’s room.
Neutral Americana boy’s room is pretty and textural.
Dresser and chair and check out the cowhide rug layered over jute or seagrass.
Bedside table with accessories and lamp.
An old fashioned feel to the bathroom up here.
These burlap boards with nailhead trim were part of that earlier grouping.
Looking back towards the top of the stairs.
Guestroom perhaps with a pretty gallery wall.
Tobacco baskets continue to be all the rage in décor.
A closer look at that gallery wall. All the frames are white.
This one has a bathroom too. Love the antique vanity.
And this shower curtain is great too with the band of stripes.
A peek out the window at the party going on under the tent below. We were headed there next.
More pretty light fixtures.
Sconce going up the stairs.
Out the back door is this lovely landscaped patio area. Don’t you love this? I know, swoon time.
This little porch is off that cute sitting room inside that had the plaid wall treatment we all loved.
Complete with a potting bench.
I adore the architectural features on this house. That striped awning was so pretty.
I even like how they covered this door with those big brackets and sloped the roof down.
Looking back towards the door going inside.
Here’s the beautiful backyard. Amazing all the work they put into these homes to make them so drool-worthy.
Outside under the tent, a cooking demo was going on.
I couldn’t stop looking at the house. Love that brick foundation.
Another look at the arches and cute picket fenced backyard.
I got to meet Lindsay Bierman, Editor of Southern Living. What an honor that was! I love the magazine and read Lindsay’s column every month.
We had the best time touring this house. My friends, Jen and Debbie and I took a little break on this side porch as we headed out in the dusk to go home, complete with our own Ballard Designs tote bags. And we all sort of wished that we could just move right in!
These events are so much fun and I’m so blessed to get to do all the things I do. All because I love decorating and home so much that I get to write about it. I’m just glad you all enjoy the pics too, I love sharing them with my friends.
And that’s all of YOU, you know?!
Please excuse my two typos. Where’s the spell check when you need it!?
Aleya Bamdad says
Love the house – especially the gardens. It’s so serene.
I’m glad I got to see the interior pictures earlier because I was able to show my husband the photo of the jute rug under the dining table and he liked it! (I’m going to get a seagrass, like you had under your table) Southern Living should thank you for the “tease”…. it has whet our appetite to see more of this house!
Marianne in Mo. says
I’d wondered how you got to post those pics before the article came out – OOPS – guess we all goof up sometimes! I’ve been a SL subscriber for many, many years, even ‘tho I’m considered the far reaches of “upper south”. I consider myself southern at heart, if not location! I even just today had a ladies’ “Southern Luncheon” with tea sandwiches, and a few lovely desserts. We had a nice afternoon “cocktail” and since it was too warm outside, we watched a movie about the south to keep us in a southern frame of mind. Everyone said over and over that it was such a nice idea to theme the lunch that way, and to enjoy time with each other eating “girl food”! Cucumber sandwiches were a hit, as were the Lemon Bars! Sorry, I digress…
I wish I could see this house in person, but guess I have to content myself with your pics and wait for the article in my magazine. Long live Southern Living!
Don’t know if I could live without it – or your blog either!
I love this house – thanks for sharing it with us. I was born in Alabama and raised in the south, but have been in Arizona for 35 years. I love looking at all things “Southern” – it takes me back to some wonderful memories. I’m trying to nurture some Hydrangeas and love looking at them. They are especially gorgeous around the brick foundation. Thanks again for sharing!
Meaningful Nest says
I just now read your post and only got to see your outside pictures. The patios are beautiful, and I love the light fixtures hanging in the tent! Hydrangeas make me swoon. I can’t wait to see the inside of the house.
OOps you scooped them, nevertheless I love these images you took and can’t wait to see the interior. I will have to wait till you post them as we do not get this magazine in New Zealand.
What a cute house for sure!
What a great experience! Love touring beautiful homes. Still think it’s so crazy that your best friend Debbie is my old drama teacher!
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says
What a fabulous house – from the brick foundation to the porches to the hydrangeas! Everything is pure perfection! How fun that you got to meet the editor of SL!
sherry hart says
I am so going Rhoda…..it just looks beautiful!
[email protected] says
Well you’re just a super duper scooper that’s what you are! Wish I had gotten here before you had to pull the pictures down! The outside is certainly lovely.
Anne Boykin says
Rhoda, My friend & I toured the house yesterday and it is gorgeous! Made me want to go home and clean my house which is always a good thing. Beautiful ideas throughout keep every room fresh. Love the Ballard Design items throughout too. Sorry you had to take the pictures down. Looking forward to meeting you this week at the Haven Conference. Hugs, Anne Boykin
I sure do hate that! Good for me though, I saved your pics in my own file. So I can still look at them. I loved your posts with all of your pics, btw. They should realize though that people want to take pics of decorated houses and as long as this house is open to the public, pictures will be snapped and beyond their control. More people in GA may have seen this house in person, but it will still be new to people in other states. Gee, now I wonder what other idea houses have pictures posted across other states!
Kelly @ Talk of the House says
Beautiful job – by Southern Living on the house and by you on photographing it and sharing it with us (the second time around). I am sure that was a very fun tour. Thank you for allowing us to “go along with you” to see it. I loved the bathrooms, but I have to say, the antler heads over the bed creep me out. Everything else was gorgeous!
I LOVE the bedroom with the beige and white checkered pillows and curtains! Do you happen to remember where you go that set? It’s absolutely beautiful and has given me inspiration for when my husband and I re-do our bedroom 🙂
Dawn Stevens says
I LOVE these floors!! Do you have any idea what kind of wood these floors are and what Color stain was used to achieve this look? Thanks in advance.
So sorry, Dawn, I don’t have any of the specs on the house.