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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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Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Exterior | Photo by Reed Brown

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  • India Blow
    India Blow

    Gorgeous!

  • JulBeArt
    JulBeArt

    Kudos to the designers on this project. I love that they were not afraid to allow this home to 'speak' with a strong southern accent Love it!

  • Judy Leahy
    Judy Leahy

    Love it ... Thanks for the sneak peek. Can't wait for August issue to view it in it's entirety.

Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Front Porch | Photo by Claire Machamer

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Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Front Porch | Photo by Michael P. Grady

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Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Master Bathroom | Photo by Claire Machamer

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Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Master Bedroom | Photo by Michael P. Grady

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  • Dorothy Art
    Dorothy Art

    ♥ Pine Cone Hill

Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Guest Suite | Photo by Claire Machamer

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  • JulBeArt
    JulBeArt

    This bed quietly speaks peace and tranquility.

Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Kitchen | Photo by Claire Machamer

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  • JulBeArt
    JulBeArt

    First class bespoke furniture and joinery.

  • Deborah Miller
    Deborah Miller

    What is the beautiful paint color on the cabinets?

  • Nancy McNulty
    Nancy McNulty

    Wait til you see in person....definitely a yummy color

  • JulBeArt
    JulBeArt

    The finish on the cabinetry is awesome!

Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Library | Photo by Reed Brown

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Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Library | Photo by Claire Machamer

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Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Dining Room | Photo by Claire Machamer

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Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Living Room | Photo by Claire Machamer

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Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Living Room | Photo by Claire Machamer

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  • Jennifer Ciarletta
    Jennifer Ciarletta

    love the lamp and the table it sits on

  • Christy Newell
    Christy Newell

    whose pots are these?

Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Living Room | Photo by Michael P. Grady

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Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Living Room | Photo by Claire Machamer

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Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Living Room | Photo by Michael P. Grady

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  • JulBeArt
    JulBeArt

    Love this boot!

Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Living Room | Photo by Claire Machamer

  • JulBeArt
    JulBeArt

    The artwork is lovely!

Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Guest Suite | Photo by Michael P. Grady

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Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Front Porch | Photo by Reed Brown

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  • Sharon Mihalsky
    Sharon Mihalsky

    Exterior light

  • Bevolo
    Bevolo

    Thanks! Wonderful photo!

  • Angela DiMaggio
    Angela DiMaggio

    That's where she works.

  • Southern Living
    Southern Living

    It's from Bevolo!

  • Angela DiMaggio
    Angela DiMaggio

    My mother works for the company that makes these lights. Beautiful.

Sneak Peek! Nashville #SLIdeaHouse at Fontanel | Front Porch | Photo by Claire Machamer

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  • Laurie De Selle
    Laurie De Selle

    Love it!

  • Amy Perry
    Amy Perry

    Laurie De Selle

  • JulBeArt
    JulBeArt

    Love the symmetry, perfect proportions!

Exterior: The Front Door | A classic screened door hung over the front door lessens the entry’s formality and sets a relaxing tone. Gas lanterns in a stainless steel finish from Bevolo complement the house’s cool color palette.

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  • Kay Spicer
    Kay Spicer

    Hello Southern Living, I would also appreciate an invite to your 'Community Cookbook' board! With thanks, Kay

  • Audrey Kitching
    Audrey Kitching

    “Hey, I really like your board. Can I participate "Designing Women" Board? Please, send me an invitation! Thank you so much!”

  • Cang Evendi
    Cang Evendi

    Hi, Southern Living ing I Really Like Your Board, If Possible, I'd love to be added as a contributor to your "Community Cookbook" Board. Can you invite me please ? Thank You in Advance.

Exterior: The Roof | Extended overhangs show off simple rafters around the house. The M-shaped chimney flue keeps water out of the fireplace and was inspired by the work of architect A. Hays Town.

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Exterior: The Garage | Intended to double as an entertaining space, this structure has a steep two-story profile to up the building’s drama and balance the main house.

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  • Jil Freeman
    Jil Freeman

    Girl's trip in the near future to see the Southern Living Idea House. Can't wait!

Exterior: The Double Gable | The exterior’s razorsharp silhouette is highlighted by an X shape by extending and crossing the roof’s rafter tails.

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Exterior: The Swoop | Because 90-degree angles and straight lines are less often found in nature, architect Ken Pursley’s hand-drawn curves lend an organic, artistic touch to his homes.

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Exterior: The Sides & Back | The Palmetto Bluff Idea House proves that a modest house can still be dramatic. The cheerful colors, familiar barn forms, and classic materials balance the home’s impressive back side.

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  • June Waage
    June Waage

    Love wrap around porches.

  • Kim Brewster-Kerr
    Kim Brewster-Kerr

    I want my dream home to have a wrap around porch like this!