Inspiring Idea Houses

Take a look at design ideas, tricks, and inspiration from Southern Living Idea Houses - past and present!


Inspiring Idea Houses

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America’s reigning queen of decorating, Bunny Williams, returns to her hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, to design a charming farmhouse.

2015 Idea House

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See more of our 2015 Charlottesville Idea House, decorated by Bunny Williams

2015 Idea House

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: Details in the master bath

Master Bath

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: In the master bedroom, bold botanicals hanging alongside a colorful abstract painting over the bed at first feel mismatched but actually convey a true collector’s authenticity.

Master Bedroom

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    What is the paint color of this master?

The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: The Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: The Mudroom

Mudroom

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: In the dining room, plush chairs from Bunny William’s line surround a Georgia-made table

Dining Room

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: In the kitchen, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry conceals the refrigerator on this wall and the pantry on the opposite wall.

Kitchen

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: In the kitchen they maximized storage with two side walls filled with floor-to-ceiling cabinets and appliances.

Kitchen

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: "The play of an antique or traditional chair next to a modern table is what keeps a house very current," says Designer Bunny Williams.

Living Room

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: Put pet beds under tables so that your dogs or cats feel like they're in a little house.

Living Room

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: Using what could serve as a window seat as a table filled with objects turns the windows (and the view) into a focal point.

Living Room

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The 2015 Charlottesville idea House: In the Living Room, an 8-foot-tall, antique English Regency mirror above the sofa and a medley of paintings hung museum style fill the walls and keep eyes roving up.

Living Room

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: “Don’t buy the art that’s in vogue; buy what interests you. Get what catches your eye at the antiques shop down the road," says Designer Bunny Williams.

Library

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: “Don’t buy the art that’s in vogue; buy what interests you. Get what catches your eye at the antiques shop down the road," says Designer Bunny Williams.

Library

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: The Pantry is off the back hall by the kitchen and living room. When guests see it, they know they can help themselves

Pantry

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: The Library gets character from shelves filled with books, not just objects.

Library

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: The Exterior

Exterior

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Tour the 2015 Charlottesville Idea House designed by Bunny Williams.

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: The Exterior

Potting Shed

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: The Potting Shed

Potting Shed

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: The Dining Terrace

Dining Terrace

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: The Exterior

Exterior

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: The Porch

Exterior

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The 2015 Charlottesville Idea House: The Girl's Bedroom & Bath

Girl's Bedroom & Bath

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