2016 Southern Living Idea House {Part Three}

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him”
Colossians 3:17

Today, we are closing out our tour of the Southern Living Idea House!  I’ve enjoyed your comments on Part One and Part Two, and for more information, you can visit their website here. The quaint Town of Mt Laurel, where the Idea House is located, is a planned community of homes, restaurants, shops, and even a Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings!  Maybe a trip for an Autumn day!!

Today’s tour is the last look at the Idea House…let’s go upstairs!

As we climb the stairs, you’ll notice that they are covered in a Rugby Stripe by Dash and Albert…and take note of the charcoal drawings lining the walls…

…and as we reach the top, we set our feet on the landing that serves as a family space, designed by Ashley Gilbreath!

An antique oak table from France is a perfect spot for playing games.  The chairs are French antiques.

The glazed antique cupboard is from France…the chair is an English antique!


Southern Living Associate Decorating Editor Elly Poston designed this bedroom featuring the “Southern Living Collection for Dillard’s.”

Overscale monograms in chartreuse are appliquéd on the bedding!

The walls are covered with a textured raffia by Meg Braff.

Bedside lamps are by Alexa Hampton, fabric for window treatment and bolster is “Le Lac Toile by Brunschwig and Fils.

The walls of the adjoining bath are covered in a celery on white wallpaper by Meg Braff.

Ashley Gilbreath designed this bedroom and covered the walls in a linen wallpaper by Kravet.  Wallpaper is definitely back after a few years’ absence.

Abstract art hangs above a French painted chest.



A large floral print “Hollyhock” by Lee Jofa tops a wall canopy.  Have you noticed florals are making a comeback?  The lamps are by Bunny Williams Home.

The chair and ottoman provide a place to read. I love the Italian Neoclassical chest!

A glamorous tête-à-tête is the showstopper in the “pajama lounge” designed by Amy Berry!

A tonal, animal print pattern was used rather than multiple prints.

A Currey and Company etagere is flanked by blue abstract paintings.


A beautiful Regency Bamboo Writing Table occupies the space underneath the window.


I hope you enjoyed my tour of the Idea House.  If you are in the Birmingham area, I hope you get the chance to check it out!  Thank you for coming along with me!

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  1. Stacey says:

    Purely gorgeous! Who would guess that this southern country style house would be so snazzy inside? Southern Living readers would. :)

    Happy Thoughts of Home. Pinning.

  2. Pam, I have so enjoyed your three part tour of the Southern Living Home Tour. I loved the antique french table and chairs at the landing. Absolutely gorgeous, and I love the Italian Neoclassical Chest too. What a gorgeous rich wood tone! Again, thanks so much for taking us on the tour. I hope that you have a blessed day!!!

  3. cindy says:

    The house is so pretty! I love the shape of the outside of that home. I have enjoyed reading your post of the tour and almost felt like I was right there with ya! Have a good weekend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Deanna Rabe says:

    I’ve just enjoyed the tour through all three posts! I love Southern style! I especially loved the living room, side porch, entry, family space and the bedrooms. I love the idea of a pajama lounge! How fun!

  5. Kim says:

    Thanks for completing the tour! It’s been so fun and inspiring to see this idea house. Your post really makes me think long and hard about a trip to Birmingham. Ha! Thursday blessings~

  6. dolores says:

    He recorrido atentamente cada estancia de esta maravillosa casa que nos muestras. Hay detalles preciosos. Todavía tengo que volver a mirar con más detenimiento los detalles que son muchos…
    Me encanta la foto de las dos damas tan guapas sentadas en el porche…Un abrazo para las dos.

    I have traveled carefully every room of this wonderful home you show us. There are precious details. I still have to re-look more closely at the details that many …
    I love the picture of two very beautiful ladies sitting on the porch … A hug for both.

  7. dolores says:

    He observado detenidamente las fotos y me ha sorprendido que algunas de las propuestas me han recordado decoraciones de hace ya tiempo de los años ’70, como por ejemplo en la foto nº8 en el dormitorio están cubiertas las paredes de rafia exactamente hasta del mismo color que tenía el salón de mi casa de Madrid en esos años.
    También los estante de metal dorado y cristal se llevaban en esos años. Se utilizaban como expositores de cosas o librerías. Yo no los he tenido pero sí unos amigos nuestros. Ambas cosas son hermosas y es curioso como las modas vuelven.
    Me encanta la decoración y tus imágenes son muy buenas.
    I have carefully observed the pictures and I was surprised that some of the proposals have reminded me decorations and time of the 70s ago, such as in the photo nº8 in the bedroom are covered walls raffia exactly to the same color as I had my living room in Madrid in those years.
    Also shelf golden metal and glass worn in those years. They were used as exhibitors of things or bookstores. I would not have had but friends of ours. Both are beautiful and it’s funny how fashions come back.
    I love the decor and your images are very good.

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