For their 2017 Idea House, Southern Living enlisted architect Eric Moser of Moser Design Group, designer Lindsey Coral Harper of LCH Interiors, and builder Jeff Sanderson of Whitney Blair Custom Homes to create a breezy getaway on Bald Head Island, North Carolina. The barrier island is a true retreat, accessible only by ferry and revered for its picturesque sand dunes and marshes. Tour a few of our favorite nature-inspired interiors and shop the lighting looks selected by the Idea House team!

Warm neutral tones and lush greenery fill the living room. For a touch of glamour, Harper added golden accents throughout the space, including a pair of Morris Medium Lanterns by Suzanne Kasler.

As a nod to Bald Head Island’s recognition as a sea turtle safehaven, Harper accessorized the bold walls of the powder room with resin tortoise shells. The Anette Library Light by Ralph Lauren Home lights the bamboo mirror and black granite vanity.

The spacious kitchen features a pair of Hicks Large Pendants by Thomas O’Brien over an 8-foot wide, sand-colored island. Harper brought the outdoors in with botanical prints on the surrounding walls.

A wet bar with a wine fridge and capacious storage make the butler’s pantry a fun and highly functional space. A Morris Flush Mount by Suzanne Kasler was the perfect lighting solution for the uniquely-shaped and compact room.

The luxurious master bathroom is outfitted in soothing blue tones, complete with charming, patterned-tile floors. Polished nickel hardware and the Graydon Double Bath Light by Thomas O’Brien bring even more brightness to the light-filled bath.

Plan your visit to the 2017 Southern Living Idea House, open for tours through October 29th, 2017.

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SL Idea House 2016, Designer designer/architect, Bill Ingram

The 2016 Southern Living Idea House celebrates the history of the magazine on its 50th anniversary year. Located in the town of Mt Laurel just outside of Birmingham, Alabama, the classic Southern cottage was completed entirely by designers with roots in the region. Shop the lighting looks selected by these designers in our sneak peek of the home before planning your visit!

entry & stairway | ashley gilbreath

Ashley Gilbreath of Montgomery, Alabama brings casual elegance to the entry and stairs with a series of Kristen Blakeney sketches, brass fixtures and a striped runner.

 

living room | mark d. sikes

Interior and fashion designer Mark D. Sikes created an inviting atmosphere in the living room with a color palette of warm neutrals.

 

dining room | margaret kirkland

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

Atlanta-based designer Margaret Kirkland used color to balance traditional pieces with contemporary accents in the dining room.

pilmico adjustable floor lamp
e.f. chapman for visual comfort
antique burnished brass

master suite | lauren liess

Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

The nature-inspired first floor master suite is the work of Lauren Liess, interior designer and author of Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating.

The spacious bathroom features grasscloth wallpaper, a white skirted tub and matching pair of luxurious marble vanities.

 

family room & powder room | bill ingram

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In addition to designing the house itself, Birmingham-based architect Bill Ingram decorated the kitchen, family room and adjacent powder room.

 

 

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

Ingram selected bold, black and white striped wallpaper, antique brass sconces and a round bamboo mirror in the powder room.

 

bedroom | elly poston

Associate Decorating Editor and designer Elly Poston incorporated bedding and accessories from the Southern Living Home collection in her second floor bedroom.

 

bedroom | ashley gilbreath

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

Ashley Gilbreath also designed one of the three bedrooms on the second floor in a youthful yet sophisticated style.

 

bedroom & pajama lounge | amy berry

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

Dallas designer Amy Berry mixed modern art and antiques for a fresh take on a classic style in the third upstairs bedroom and bathroom.


 

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

Berry selected a classic marble vanity, polished nickel fixtures and white subway tile in the cheerful bathroom.

 

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

Photography by Laurey Glenn for Southern Living

The upstairs living area Berry named “the pajama lounge” featured a round banquette and linen-covered walls, ceiling and sectionals.

 

The Southern Living Idea House is open to the public now through Dec. 18, 2016.

 

Visit southernliving.com for more information.

 

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Get inspired by Atlanta-based designer, Suzanne Kasler‘s new vision of Low Country Style, reflected in the Southern Living Idea House 2014.

The house, located in picturesque Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, is beautiful with an open floor plan and refreshing decor.

The living room is defined by two separate seating areas and sets the tone for the light, fresh decor seen throughout the house.  Suzanne “dressed-up” the room with floor-to-ceiling curtains, layered rugs, and a pair of Large Percival Chandeliers.

The master bathroom has a spa-like feel and is designed as the perfect place to relax.  The room is centered on a free standing tub and the Morris Small Lantern.

The bridge overlooking the living room is a beautiful pop of color while blending seamlessly with the space below.  The space features the Culloden Table Lamp and Bedside Ring Table Lamp.

The guest suite bath, featuring the Calliope Bath Light,  has a chic grey decor.  The boys and girls bathrooms feature the Tall Keeley Pivoting Bath Light.

Suzanne made brilliant use of a small space opposite the upstairs guest suite, creating a bunk room featuring the Graves Pivoting Sconce.

The downstairs powder room, featuring the Boston Functional Library Wall Light,  adds a fun pop of color to the house and is the perfect place to freshen up.

The clutter room, featuring the Large Eugene Pendant and Bedside Ring Table Lamp, is a beautifully decorated multipurpose side room for dish washing, food prep, and storage.

The Southern Living Idea House 2014 is open for tours until December 14, 2014.  Click here for more design details from Southern Living.

 
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