Inspiration in the Studio

Project Reveal Part 2: Timeless Beauty!

It’s time to share Part 2 of our Timeless Beauty Project.  Sometimes, we find our favorites spaces outside the main living areas.  These are the spaces that work hard and make daily living better.

The laundry room was an important feature of this home.  Our client presented a beautiful inspiration photo and requested that we create a bright and happy place with function a top priority.

One of the most private spaces in a home is the master suite. The soft colors in this bedroom strike just the perfect note for a calm retreat, while the beautiful windows let the sunshine in.  What a beautiful way to wake up!

We designed the study to be multi-functional as a library and music room.  A family portrait anchors the space along with the gorgeous piano!

And at the end of the day, this porch really has it all – everything you need for a game night with a crowd, or a cozy evening on your own, gazing out on the hot tub and the beautiful view.

We just know that this outdoor grill and dining area will get a tremendous amount of use!  The liner chandelier anchors the space and brings casual dining to an entirely new level.

Who ever said that traditional design has to be boring?  We have no doubt that our Timeless Beauty project will be enjoyed for many years to come!

Contractor:  Rufty Homes

Photography:  Dustin Peck

A Sneak Peek of the Southern Living Inspired Home at the Bramble!

We are deep into the design work for the Southern Living Inspired Home at the Bramble in Fort Mill! The New Old team is working fast and furious to keep construction on schedule. It has been an incredible collaboration.

The inspiration for the home is casual elegance. We are designing the interiors to bring a new twist to the modern farmhouse style.  The home will be filled with rich texture and color.  Here’s a sneak peek of the color palette for the interior. Creams and blacks and emerald greens, mixed with natural wood, metals and stone!

We have partnered with some of the finest trades, artisans, and designers to showcase unique design trends throughout the home. Focusing on our Born and Bred in the Carolinas theme has been a highlight of the design process and we look forward to sharing a few surprises along the way.

Continue to follow our progress over the next two months as we bring this design to life. For more information, visit the Southern Living at the Bramble site. We can’t wait to meet you!

Project Reveal Part 1: Timeless Beauty!

It never gets old.  Witnessing the joy of a client moving in to a new home that looks and lives just as they dreamed is what we live for here at Southern Studio!  And collaborating with Rufty Homes to construct and design this traditional, but light and bright, showstopper has been a dream project from beginning to beautiful end. We’ve named this home our Timeless Beauty project.

Those gorgeous curved double front doors practically beg family and friends to enter and to stay awhile!

Soaring ceilings with gorgeous wood beam details are stunningly dramatic, but plenty of comfortable seating in a classic and soothing color palette keeps this great room snug and restful.

The custom sliding doors open the indoors to the outdoors in the most beautiful way.

The large center island anchors the kitchen. The mix of creamy white painted and stained cherry cabinets brings a fresh twist on traditional design.

The dining room combines an extensive collection of family heirlooms layered with beautiful new textiles and lighting.

Great clients and a fabulous builder – well, that’s when the magic happens.   We loved bringing this project to life for beautiful clients!

Photo Credit: Dustin Peck Photography

We're Bringing a Southern Living Inspired Home to Life in Charlotte!

We are thrilled to announce that we will be designing Charlotte’s first ever Southern Living Inspired Home!

The home is being built by New Old, the award-winning Southern Living Custom Builder, in the Southern Living Inspired Community, Bramble. For many years Southern Living has served as the leading inspiration for the region, emphasizing the old and new traditions of the South. We are honored to partner with this talented team!

 We love working with the best of the best. The New Old team thinks of everything, including these custom hard hats for their clients and homeowners. It’s the small details that make all the difference and this home will be filled with details as we bring together some of the finest trades in the Carolinas and beyond.

Our entire team has been working to bring this design to life. Is it a little stressful? Yes. Is there a little pressure? Yes. Do we embrace the challenge? Absolutely. Here’s a sneak peek of the main living space in the home!

We’ll be sharing our progress and behind-the-scenes adventures in the coming weeks. The doors of the Southern Living Inspired Home will be opening for tours on April 27, 2019 and we can’t wait!

Setting Intentions for a Fabulous 2019!

Fresh starts, goal setting, resolutions, taking stock of what works and opportunities for improvement…these are the possibilities that each new day brings. At the start of a New Year it is especially exciting to set clear intentions and challenge ourselves to grow and be better than ever before. We are ready to cultivate what matters!

So here they are in black and white – literally – on our kitchen wall, so that we are motivated by their clarity each and every day!

Our Southern Studio Core Values

Our passion is creating joyful experiences through a relational design process that creates functionally beautiful spaces. This necessitates that we function as an awesome team of amazing individuals who are:

  • Excellent – We expect nothing less than the best effort from ourselves and from each other.
  • Thoughtful – We use kind words, offer meaningful gestures, and provide helpful support.
  • Creative – We believe that beauty transforms us and look for opportunities to incorporate our love of design in our work and in our lives.
  • Making It Happen – We fill our time with action and take initiative to reach goals.
  • Detail Oriented – We pay attention to the small things that will take tasks from ordinary to extraordinary.
  • Able to Connect – We take time to share, listen, collaborate, teach, and learn.
  • Humbly Confident – We strive for a balance between knowing there is always room to improve and knowing we are prepared to succeed.

Happy 2019, friends!  Let’s do this!

 

NAVIGATION