House Tour: Leontine Linens Owner’s Home

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges Home

Heirloom quality and forever chic, we didn’t think we could love anything more than Leontine Linens. We didn’t think we could love anything more until we saw the founder of Leontine Linen, Jane Scott Hodges‘s, fabulous New Orleans home, that is!

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges entry

Jane Scott told One Kings Lane that her “theme for this year has been confidence.” 

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges entry

As such, she and her husband decided to buck convention and make this fabulous historic home something that would suit the needs of their family, friends and entertaining lifestyle.

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges living room

As big fans of breaking the rules, we’d say that they did so the very best way: beautifully and well. This gorgeous green? Case and point.

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges kitchen

A boldly modern kitchen with the fun stools to match is perfect for hosting family and friends.

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges living room

Abstract art and bold fabrics make this space feel fresh and modern. (Don’t miss that fabulous end table!!)

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges living room

The more subdued spaces also offer plenty of panache. 

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges living room

Aren’t the bunnies terrific? The perfect splash!

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges bedroom

If you thought Leontine was only for staid, subdued spaces, think again. With bright colors and choices galore, these heirlooms are great for any space.

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges bedroom

Stun-ning. Seriously.

Leontine Linens from Jane Scott Hodges bathroom

Chic, chic, chic, for sure! But would you expect anything less from the founder of the fabulous Leontine? We know we wouldn’t! 


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White House, Big Charm

White House
New England Home Magazine

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a wonderful day and that, if you are in the path of Irma, you are staying safe. And friends affected by Hurricane Harvey, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you rebuild. 

White House
Architectural Digest

 

All of this crazy weather really has us thinking lately about how important our homes are to us, how they protect us and give us a refuge from the stresses and pressures of the outside world. It’s something we don’t recognize as much as we probably should until they are threatened.  Learn more about latent defects insurance.

White House
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

These stunning white houses are full of charm and character. They are welcoming spaces that we are certain beckon their owners home each night. While we focus a lot on interiors, on how our favorite cozy chair and that painting we couldn’t take our eyes off of make us feel a certain way, the exteriors of our house can–and should–do that exact same thing. 

White House with dormers
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

If a home should be anything at all, we think it should be welcoming. Window boxes and a trellis covered in vines are two of the best ways we can think of to take a home’s exterior from plain to positively darling. It’s simple touches like this that make a home feel loved and lived in. And don’t our special spaces deserve to be cared for?

Rob Lowe's White House
Architectural Digest

 

We all know that bigger isn’t always better and good things can come in small packages, but this stunning facade is positively breathtaking. The symmetry is spectacular.

White House with hydrangeas
New England Homes Magazine

 

That being said, there’s something undeniably charming about a lack of symmetry. Maybe it’s because hydrangeas our are favorite flowers, but we think this giant display is breathtaking. We love them in any shade, but these pretty blues and lilacs top our list.

white house
BHG

 

Landscaping is obviously one of the most important ways to make your home feel unique. While we love flowers and big blooms, there’s something stately about a classic cluster of Boxwoods flanking the front door. Well-maintained foliage always contributes something special to a home’s exterior and gives the sense that there is a staid, lovely interior beyond the front door.

White House with red door
Architectural Digest

 

We are suckers for black and white, but a splash of color is always welcome. A set of red front doors adds an undeniably farmhouse feel to this impeccably manicured lot.

White House
BHG

 

There’s no doubt about it: Adding exterior color increases curb appeal. Plus, it’s easy to tell visitors that yours is the house with the red roof! Porches add character in droves and make for great porch sitting, especially during the cool fall months. 

 

What are your favorite ways to add character to a home’s exterior? Do you have any home improvement projects on your wish list?

Thank you so much for stopping by today. We always love seeing you!

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Sofas With Statement Making Style and Labor Day Sales

leopard sofas in the living room

 

Statement Making Sofas

dering hall

 

 

Dark Chocolate Banana Popsicles WithSea Salt & Toasted Almonds

lark & linen

Slightly South of Simple book

Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

kristy woodson harvey

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for vacation traveling!



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The San Francisco Home of a Fashion Designer and More!

San Francisco home of designer

 

The San Francisco Home of a Fashion Designer

hamptons cottages and gardens 

 

shopping for fall

 

Shopping For Fall With…

moda operandi

Slightly South of Simple book

Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

kristy woodson harvey

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for vacation traveling!

 

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House Tour: Buckhead Beauty Designed by Suzanne Kasler

Buckhead house - Suzanne Kasler

It’s been a whirlwind 25 days on the Slightly South of Simple book tour, where I have had the great pleasure of meeting amazing people in beautiful cities and towns across our Country.  I was in Atlanta just a few days ago, and I couldn’t help but think about that time when I saw this fabulous Buckhead home designed by one of our favorite designers, Suzanne Kasler. Take a peek. We think you’ll love it just as much as we do!

Buckhead house - Suzanne Kasler

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - wood

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - books

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - living room

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - living room

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - living room

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - dining

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - sunroom

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - game room

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - game room

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - bedroom

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - pool and garden

 

Suzanne Kasler Buckhead home - pool house and garden

via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

INTERIOR DESIGN –  Suzanne Kasler

ARCHITECTS – Spitzmiller & Norris

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT  –  E. Graham Pittman & Associates

PHOTOGRAPHER – Erica George Dines

Slightly South of Simple

Don’t forget Mom – we think Slightly South of Simple is the perfect gift!


Upcoming Tour Dates:

Thursday, May 11: Jefferson’s Gifts, Greenville, NC, 310 W 9th St, Greenville, NC 27834, Wine Tasting and Signing, 5-7 pm, for information call (252) 355-5600

Friday, May 12: Meredith Lewis’s home, Wilmington, NC, Mimosas and Muffins, 10:00 am-12 pm

Friday, May 12: Signing at Neuse Sports Shop, Kinston, NC, 5-7 pm

Saturday, May 13: Beaufort Linen Co., Beaufort, NC, Mother’s Day Muffins and Mimosas, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, free and open to the public

Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day Sip and Sign, Winder, GA Private Home

Monday, May 15: Signing, Meet & Greet, Avid Book Shop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 5:00-6:00 pm, Contact: Rachel Watkins, [email protected]

Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected],

Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs [email protected], noon-1:15 pm

InGoodTaste:JenniferPalumbo

abstract-art

We have had the most fun day with our fabulous friend Laura Trevey (we know you know her from Bright, Bold & Beautiful and her fabulous art!) and our new buddies at Lowe’s, who teamed up to give us the most incredible Christmas makeover! We can’t wait to share more about it and the amazing photos snapped by the talented Smith Hardy… As soon as we get them! 

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