Inspiration in the Studio

Project Reveal : A North Carolina Country Retreat

There’s something special about the excitement of building a home, especially when it’s the first time a client has experienced a new build. We enjoyed every moment of our time with this young couple as we brought their vision to life.  Of course, working with a talented contractor who pays attention to every last detail makes the design process a dream collaboration.

The open kitchen, dining, and family room are perfect for entertaining.  The large windows open the space to the outdoors in the beautiful country setting.

The rich navy cabinets and professional appliances are a dream come true for every chef.  This client doesn’t just pretend to cook. Her culinary skills have earned her this dream kitchen.

The round dining table is ideal for long conversations over a shared meal.  It’s a masterful blend of casual and sophisticated.

The center island is topped with a gorgeous slab of natural stone with a waterfall edge.  We love seeing the beautiful movement in the stone.

Of course, the bar completes this entertaining dream house!  The antique glass backsplash reflects the always changing and interesting collection of liquor. Cocktail, anyone?

We’re so thankful for clients who trust the design process and a network of partners who care about their craft.  Enjoy the home tour!

Builder:  Scott Daves Construction

Photography:  Dustin Peck Photography

Photo Styling:  K Lo Design

Great Gatherings in Triangle Home Design and Decor

Just in time for the holidays, Triangle Home Design and Decor magazine has chosen a Southern Studio project for the cover of the Great Gatherings issue and included a full feature of the home!  The 8000 square foot custom dream home (for amazing clients) was inspired by the family’s love of the Rocky Mountains and is full of classic architectural details and natural elements.  Sit down, pour some eggnog and enjoy the full article here!

Pictured on the cover is the oval dining room – the dramatic floor to ceiling windows allow a magical view of the peaceful property.

The natural elements of stone and wood help to make this family room a cozy space to socialize with family and friends.

Both functional and beautiful, this is a kitchen worthy of great gatherings indeed!

Tucked behind a pocket door, this stunning pantry effortlessly stores everything one could need for both day to day family life and large scale entertaining.

The magnificent patio features a fireplace for cozy winter evenings and an outdoor kitchen for year round fun.

Several years in the making, this home is ready for Great Gatherings with family and friends this holiday season!

Photo Credit:  Dustin Peck Photography

Hot Off the Press! Southern Living Christmas Cookbook!

We are so excited to introduce the 2018 Southern Living Christmas Cookbook – complete with a feature page styled by Southern Studio Interior Design!   It is a treasure full of recipes, gorgeous images, and inspired tips for the holiday season and other special occasions throughout the year.

As a member of the Southern Living Designer Network, Southern Studio enjoys invaluable relationships with trailblazers, trendsetters, and icons in the design industry.

The Southern Living Christmas Cookbook benefits local chapters of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®).  Over its 25 years of its support, Dillard’s has donated more than $14.1 million dollars to RMHC® and Southern Studio is so proud to participate this year.  It was such fun to style a beautiful Sunday Brunch and showcase our clients’ stunning breakfast room! (Have we mentioned we have the BEST clients?)

We hope you check out the cookbook for recipes, entertaining and decorating tips as you head in to the Holiday Season!

Project Feature - Seaside Serenity on Bald Head Island

Almost two full years ago, we met an amazing couple who were planning to build their dream home on Bald Head Island, North Carolina. We loved their vision of a place to relax and refresh away from their busy professional lives. We quickly got to work planning, designing and preparing for every detail. It’s not 100% complete (still working on a few finishing touches with art and lighting), but we are so thankful they have enjoyed their summer in this beautiful space.

Enjoy a quick home tour! The plan is a reversed, so the living spaces are upstairs to maximize the beautiful maritime forest views.  We love this quiet dining space at the top of the stairs.

The living area is open and oh so comfortable and beautiful!

The kitchen is a dream!  There’s no doubt that many fabulous meals will be shared in this home.

There are several porches and outdoor living spaces, but this is our favorite.  Even the family dog found her happy spot!

The master bedroom is the perfect escape (wish you could see the bathroom too).  We especially enjoyed working with the superintendent to design the custom bed.

And, our favorite spot of all….the cozy reading nook under the staircase!  Gotta love a good port hole window perfect placed.

We’re always thankful to work with great architects and builders.  It’s the design team, along with great clients, that can make all the difference.

Architect:  Cothran Harris Architecture

Builder:  Dudley Builders

Our Latest Project, Coastal Calm, in Home Design and Decor Magazine

Just in time for summer, we are thrilled to find one of our latest coastal projects on the cover of  Triangle Home Design and Decor Magazine and a full feature in the Charlotte edition. What an incredible home with an incredible history on Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Remodels can often be more challenging than new construction and this project was no exception. We wanted to honor the home’s history and architecture. Relax and take a moment to read the full article here.

It’s no surprise that some of our favorite projects are vacation homes and we are thankful to be surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, lakes, and mountains. I really think it’s the relaxed vibe and family memories that drive us to create these special places. And this one is truly special.

This dutch door welcomes guests to the impressive foyer complete with a custom designed chandelier.

Imagine the meals and conversations that will happen in this kitchen. We kept much of the original kitchen, but carefully modified the design for a fresh look that functions better for our clients.

Walk down the hall to the new addition and notice that there is hardly any drywall in this home. It’s filled with truly amazing craftsmanship by the Dudley Builders team.

Architect Cothran Harris did an amazing job keeping the integrity of the original architecture in the newly added guest suite.

We managed to mix the old with the new in the renovated master suite. Check out the incredible view of the Atlantic ocean!

A bubble bath in this tub would be the perfect end to a day in the sun and sand. Take me away…

We’ll share more photos of this beautiful home soon! Thanks to these special clients for opening their home to us. Now, let the summer fun begin!

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