Inspiration in the Studio

State of the Art :: Home Design & Decor Magazine Feature

Hot off the press! We are so excited to finally share a look into our Pattern Play project as seen in Home Design & Decor Magazine. After initially wrapping up this project the week before quarantine and carefully styling a socially-distanced photoshoot back in August, we’ve had this imagery under wraps, anxiously waiting for the big reveal. 

What inspires you? When it came to renovating this West Raleigh home. originally built back in 2005, our team had the unique opportunity to draw inspiration from the homeowner’s extensive original art collection.

However, we did not use the art as a constraint, simply rather as a building block for colors, textures, and patterns throughout the home.

No detail was left untouched! We did things the Southern Studio way by selecting a bold trim for the sofa.

Our team (and our clients) find value in investing in fine art. Artwork has the ability to tell a story and when selected properly, it may be moved seamlessly from home-to-home and even from space-to-space. These particular homeowners proved to have an extensive collection of art from their previous home but did not have furniture selections that were as elevated as the art. 

What’s not to love about this corner? Even our furry friend approves, perched atop custom ottomans in high performing fabrics.

Missed our initial Project Reveal? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this project and on starting a personal art collection in the comments below! 

Full Feature: https://issuu.com/urbanhomemagazine/docs/tri_hdd_febmar2021_final

Photography: Stacey Van Berkel

STYLE + SOURCE :: Winter 2021 Issue

We’re thrilled to share that the latest issue of Style + Source is officially LIVE! Inside the first issue of 2021, we highlight a recent Cary project—recognizing the hardworking spaces in your home—and share our current design favorites and must-have products this Winter! You also won’t want to miss our chef highlight, featuring Kate Jackson with Framed Cooks. (Warning: the selected recipe will leave you hungry!)

READ THE FULL ISSUE HERE:

https://issuu.com/southernstudiointeriordesign/docs/final_winter2021__1_?fr=sNzI4NTIyMzkxMDg

Take a peek at some of our favorites finds for keeping your home (and yourself!) comfortable and stylish in 2021!

The Most Memorable Year...

Most can agree that 2020 will go down in history as one of the most memorable years in our lives…whether for good or bad. This season of holiday cheer has us looking for the positive and reminding us of our favorite holiday memories! We hope that by sharing some of our Studio family tips and traditions we might encourage you to create some extra special memories this season with your loved ones.

Paige’s family sets up a “bar” with all the garnishes to do a festive drink. From mistletoe mimosas to traditional moscow mules, take turns picking (the only rule is it has to be fun and pretty)!

Elizabeth hosts a family baking day the week prior to Christmas. Creating memories and treats the whole family (and Santa) can enjoy. Consider sharing the love and dropping off these treats to family, friends and neighbors you can’t visit with this year!

With the social distancing trend continuing this year, Katherine Grace recommends winterizing your backyard! Providing cozy throws and decorating your outdoor fireplace for safe gatherings. Set up outdoor Christmas movie screenings for nights your family won’t forget complete with hot cocoa and s’mores refreshments!

Use a personalized cookie or ornament at each place setting to double as a place card and keepsake to commemorate the year! Continue the tradition with your kids as they grow and they’ll have a collection of ornaments to start their own trees.

We hope you think outside the box with your traditions this year and make it one to remember!

Simplified :: Holiday Gift Guide

This week we are simplifying your shopping for the interior design enthusiast in your life! To help you get the perfect gift for your loved ones this year our designers selected some of their go-to gift ideas (and some they would love to receive!).

In Southern Studio style, the gift packaging is just as important as the gift itself! Take care and plan the wrapping to add to your holiday decor.

And remember to shop local when you can – sometimes the best gift is found close to home!

Photography: Catherine Nguyen

Project Reveal :: Cary Classic, Part II

Today on the blog we are revealing Part II of our Cary Classic project! These are the secondary, yet essential spaces that make up the home. They are the unsung heroes of daily domestic life: the bathrooms, laundry room, and these days the more popular home office.

Most clients desire an elegant, calming master retreat and we feel like the results in this house were exactly that. A bold patterned bolster and window treatments are complemented by the surrounding soft color palette.

This quiet sitting area is full of cozy textures perfect for a moment of rest.

The master bathroom continues the overall color scheme with touches of metallic for a bit of glamour in the wall covering and lighting.

We added some excitement to the laundry room with our selections for wall covering and tile! Who says chores can’t be fun?

As important as home offices have become this year we really wanted to make this bright room shine! The blue walls and patterend window treatments make a statement for your next zoom background.

We so enjoyed this Cary renovation for a beautiful family! We hope we’ve given you inspiration for making a classic design timeless, yet fun!

Photography: Stacey Van Berkel

Contractor: Asbury Remodeling

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