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3.25.2013

Up Next: Houses with Charm

[Photo by Susan Sully © Houses with Charm: Simple Southern Style, Rizzoli New York, 2013.]

In a few days we'll look at author Susan Sully's latest, Houses with Charm: Simple Southern Style. Although it officially lands in book shops April 9, I was treated to a sneak peek and can't stop thinking about many of the featured rooms.

Sully's coverage of understated, supremely stylish places extends from the pared down elegance of Randy Harelson and Richard Gibbs's centuries-old Creole LeJeune House in New Roads, Louisiana to Hartley and Ashley Cooper's color-infused Sullivan's Island home pulled together by Amelia Handegan. An entry in the latter is pictured above. You really have to click this image and see it on a larger scale -- it merits a future post of its own. With unfinished pine walls that appeal to husband Ashley, midcentury chairs and warms corals that reflect wife Hartley's taste, an incredibly layered triptych by Timothy McDowell and a soft antique Oushak, it's a wonderful example of Handegan's skill as a mixmaster.

Also click here to learn more about McDowell. Texas-born, he's a professor of studio art at Connecticut College.

2 comments:

Terry said...

Wow: Sullivan's Island home. All knotty pine rooms dream of being this good.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

It's all about the warm oranges and that mint green door, no? so charming!