Southern Wannabe

Maybe because it’s cold and dreary here in New York…or maybe it’s just something about those genteel manners and traditions, a fondness of monograms or even the charming drawls (I want to say y’all and mean it*) but I really love the south.  What else could explain why I’m always pouring over magazines like Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, where I found this amazing home.  Warm and infused with great style that’s clearly based on tradition…just like all my romantic notions of the south.

 *but living in New York, I do get to say cool things like “Linsane” and “shmear”, so there’s that…

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  1. Cara wrote:

    that kitchen is perfection!

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  2. There certainly is charm from southerners and I find it sppealing. I have one more NY saying for you…forgetaboutit!

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  3. Beautiful ! I try to limit my "ya'lls" but, sometimes it's hard…..

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  4. oh. my. This is breathtaking. I love the south, too. I thinks it's because everything, and (almost!) everyone is more gracious.

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  5. I say "ya'll" way too much! I love the spaciousness of most southern spaces, but NY has it's perks, too! 😉

    XO,

    Sam
    http://www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  6. Beautiful! That kitchen alone has me dreaming f moving to the south.

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  7. WOW – what beautiful images… I live in the South (but grew up in the North) and yes, this is all true. I am dating a Southern Gentleman and he "yes, ma'am" and doesn't cuss or "any of those offensive acts"… it is a different world down here, y'all! Thanks for sharing… have a terrific Thursday

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  8. oh.my.goodness. LOVE it all! I must say, the south does it well 🙂

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  9. I Dream Of wrote:

    One of my girlfriends went home to Alabama this week to visit family and she keeps texting me photos of beautiful houses and fantastic vintage treasures. Her home here in Seattle is the perfect example of how Southern sensibility and charm can thrive just about anywhere!
    PS- That kitchen! Perfect.

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  10. Karena wrote:

    Gorgeous home I love the last image with matching fabric on the bench1

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  11. It's something about the South, but I love the porter chair in the dining room.. love porter chairs….by the way I do say ya'll all the time 😉

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  12. Oh that kitchen makes me swoon. The industrial light fixtures and stools mixed in with the more traditional aspects – just divine.

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  13. Stephanie wrote:

    I am a southern girl wanna be too sue! And I still say y'all anyway, courtesy of. 2 southern besties when I was in school.

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  14. I guess I have the best of both world – saying "ya'll" b/c I just can't help it and "linsanity" b/c I'm now a New Yorker!!!

    I'm loving Atlanta Homes and Garden too. Trying to keep the southern in my northern home….can be a bit of a challenge. So, always looking for inspiration!
    xo E

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  15. I think I may just have to subscribe – every time I see something from this magazine, I love it – all beautiful here!!

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  16. The Now wrote:

    WOWZA!!! Well first of all, I love being from the south and go ahead and throw a y'all in there every once in awhile if you want!! Ok now onto this home…it is absolutely breath taking!!! I love when wallpaper and upholstered furniture match, but it's tricky to pull off!! Every room is perfection! xoxo elizabeth

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  17. Donna wrote:

    Great home!! I love that I say y'all 🙂

    http://www.viningdesign.blogspot.com

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  18. alicia wrote:

    I can 100% relate to this post haha. I'm from NY but most times I wish I was southern. always so drawn to southern things!

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  19. Christy wrote:

    I'm from the South and love it!! And I love saying Y'all!! But I will say that I LOVE NEW YORK!! I wish I could live in NYC. Thanks for sharing this fabulous home!!

    http://www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

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  20. Holly wrote:

    Ya'll, I must have that wallpaper. Did the magazine list a credit for it?

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  21. WOW. I thought the kitchen was going to be the show-stopper, but I actually love the dining room and THAT POWDER ROOM even more! Gorgeous spaces. ox

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