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An Endearing Family Room Re-Do
By August 8, 2013 9 Comments Read More →

An Endearing Family Room Re-Do

North Carolina – Who among us hasn’t stared at an empty room with builder beige walls and felt completely lost?  How do you turn a blank box into a home that will serve as the backdrop for years of family memories?  Lauren Dearing, of The Endearing Home, faced just such a challenge when she moved […]

Washboard Table ~ A DIY Project
By August 3, 2013 10 Comments Read More →

Washboard Table ~ A DIY Project

Photographs by: Melissa Luukkonen of The Little Green Bean † Written by: Shannon Hooper At Southern Guide to Life, our editors and writers are constantly on the lookout for magazine perfect vintage items that can be recreated at home.  So you can imagine our reaction when one of our editors stumbled upon this beautiful table. What […]

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Strolling Through A Painter’s Garden
By August 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Strolling Through A Painter’s Garden

Ever wonder what a garden would look like if it were designed with the eye of an artist?  It turns out that the end result is a space that looks like it stepped out from a canvas. Photographs by: Erin Houghton Written by: Staff Writer Southern California – Some artists limit the beauty they create to […]

Unusual Plants for Your Garden
By August 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Unusual Plants for Your Garden

From jet black Petunias to Tulips that look like Roses, we have found some unique and interesting plants that are sure to bring excitement and conversation to your garden.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Tennessee Estate
By July 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Tennessee Estate

Just south of Nashville, deep in the lush rolling hills of Franklin sits a piece of Country Music history.  Photography: Fridrich & Clark Realty Written: Staff Writer Franklin, TN – The 753-acre farm belonging to the reigning King and Queen of Country Music, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill has not one, but six homes, including […]

Contemporary in the Heart of Country
By June 30, 2013 4 Comments Read More →

Contemporary in the Heart of Country

Brentwood, TN – Tucked away in the hills of Brentwood, just south of Nashville, is a sprawling steel and glass home that turns nature into an additional decorating element, leaving its sleek lines to stand out in stunning contrast.

8 Hydrangeas You Should Try
By April 30, 2013 5 Comments Read More →

8 Hydrangeas You Should Try

Hydrangeas have been a staple of Southern gardens for generations and with good reason. Our Grandmothers knew a thing or two about beautiful and fuss-free plants. Most varieties will rebloom all summer and fall in shades of blue, pink, purple or white (depending on variety and soil type). Many varieties carry superior disease resistance. Ranging […]

The Making of a Garden Cupola ~ A DIY Project
By April 10, 2013 11 Comments Read More →

The Making of a Garden Cupola ~ A DIY Project

Photographs by: Terry Moore of Forever Decorating! † Written by: Shannon Hooper It’s been a long cold winter for much of the country, but here in the South, Spring has finally arrived.  Along with the Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths comes dreams of new garden projects.  Here at Southern Guide to Life we love projects that […]

How-To: Easter Yard Decor
By April 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

How-To: Easter Yard Decor

Who doesn’t love bunnies?  Eileen Bickerstaff of The Seasonal Home shows us how to make an easy and inexpensive Easter yard decoration using sheets of Styrofoam, spray paint, garden stakes, and a little outdoor Spring ribbon.       Eileen Bickerstaff is a regular contributor to Southern Guide to Life. She is a speaker, DVD […]

5 Old Fashioned Medicinal Garden Plants
By February 24, 2013 6 Comments Read More →

5 Old Fashioned Medicinal Garden Plants

Our grandparent’s generation did not reach into the medicine cabinet to treat every ache, pain or upset stomach, they went to the garden instead. With Spring right around the corner, here are 5 great medicinal plants you should consider including in your garden.      

Beautiful Southern Homes: Historic Monument Avenue (Richmond, VA)
By February 20, 2013 8 Comments Read More →

Beautiful Southern Homes: Historic Monument Avenue (Richmond, VA)

Richmond, VA – Stretching between Birch Street and Roseneath Avenue, near the Museum District, historic Monument Avenue was named one of the 10 Great Streets in America by the American Planning Association and is considered, by many, to be one of the finest examples of Grand American Avenues in the nation. “Few streets in the […]

Beautiful Southern Homes: Green-Moore House
By September 11, 2012 10 Comments Read More →

Beautiful Southern Homes: Green-Moore House

It is easy to see why this stunning Queen Anne style home was originally called the Turret Mansion when it was built in 1896.  Sitting at the corner of 10th Avenue and West Main Street in Franklin, Tennessee’s oldest neighborhood of Hincheyville, the five bedroom, four bath manor was the prize of affluent local banker Ed […]

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