“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
And we’re back…in The Town of Mt Laurel, home of the 2016 Southern Living Idea House! Five different designers came together to decorate this outstanding home in celebration of the five decades of the publication of Southern Living! Many festivities surrounded the big anniversary, and here at Everyday Living, we had out own little celebration here!
Last week we walked through the dining room, kitchen, and family room…I hope you all enjoyed! Today, we visit the foyer, living room, and master suite! There is much to take in! The Idea House is featured in Southern Living’s August issue, now on newsstands. Are you ready to step inside out of the heat?! Me too…let’s go!
The foyer welcomes you into the home and brings in the outdoors with its moss-toned walls. The space was designed by Ashley Gilbreath.
A 10-foot long antique English table centers the foyer with an antique French seascape that hangs above.
I love the concrete planter and pedestal filled with preserved moss.
To the right of the foyer is a 30- by 20-foot living room designed by Mark D. Sikes.
This side of the room has glass-fronted built-in bookcases softened by fabric.
Matching demilune tables and mirrors flank the doors to the porch.
A large coffee table anchors the seating on this side of the room.
On the opposite side a fireplace warms up the seating area.
The artwork is reproduction bird prints, and I think they are perfect for this room.
The room is divided into two seating areas with back-to-back armless sofas by Henredon. I noticed all the upholstery is skirt less!
I loved the fabric used for the window treatments. The room is all creams, caramels, and saddle browns which make it cozy.
The room is full of beautiful details and finishes.
I know the designer will appreciate me straightening and poofing his pillows, it appeared folks had been testing out the sofas!
Two doors lead from the living room into the master suite. This space was designed by Lauren Liess
The designer used a four-poster bed and created a box-pleat canopy for a no frills approach.
A West Elm Parsons desk serves as a nightstand on one side of the bed…the other side is a vintage storage chest.
The white bedding is kept simple with only two accent pillows and a duvet and shams by Pottery Barn.
A settee provides a place for reading or putting on your shoes!
The wall covering is Hemp Burlap in Palm by Twenty2. It certainly adds texture and warmth.
The custom louvered doors that you see throughout the house were designed by the architect, Bill Ingram.
The master bath has a four foot circular skylight that floods the space with light. Eighteen vintage botanicals hang in the soaking tub niche.
The French doors in the living room lead onto a side porch…
…where comfortable seating is just waiting to be enjoyed!
The teak garden obelisks are by Ballard Designs, as well as the Sunday Porch Swing!
Katy and I kept waiting for a tall glass of iced tea! Stay tuned as we venture upstairs for part three!