At Home in the South with Stephanie Hunt

At home in the South Book Cover
​​Background Palm Parade Grasscloth by Erika M. Powell

On this exclusive Veranda house tour, you’re invited to step inside spectacular Southern homes created by a diverse group of innovative designers and architects that share one important credo: an abiding love of beauty. 

The region holds its own as a design mecca, with swoon-worthy style along every coast and in every geographic nook and cranny. You’ll tour a wooded cabin in Tennessee, an old farmhouse in Georgia, a serene Low Country island retreat, and exquisite historic homes in Palm Beach and Charleston, and more. From the dreamy Blue Ridge Mountains to the rural Arkansas Delta, from Atlanta to Dallas to Birmingham and beyond, you’ll learn the secrets of southern style from designers and architects and how landscape and personality are always essential elements of successful design. We had the chance to chat with the author Stephanie Hunt about this inspiring book. 

1. Three Words to Describe 'At Home in the South'.

Beautiful, Fresh, Aspirational

Living room
Interior Design by Danielle Rollins​​

2. What was the inspiration behind the book? 

Veranda magazine has long been an arbiter of exceptional design around the world, but the South is kind of its spiritual home, if you will. Highlighting the remarkably innovative and diverse work of designers in the South made perfect sense. 

3. What did you enjoy most about writing the book? 

Being a snoop, really -- getting an insider view of crazy gorgeous homes and how people with extraordinary vision bring these spaces to life. 

butlers pantry bar area
Interior Design by ​​Angie Hranowsky
Dining Area
Interior Design by Furlow Gatewood​​

4. What do you hope readers will take away from this book? 

That home matters. And I don't mean fancy designer homes (sure, we can dream), but the spaces we create, inhabit and share with loved ones are a way of expressing what matters to us. I'm a disaster when it comes to throw pillows and drapes, but aiming for comfort, warmth and welcome is in anyone's reach.  

Sunroom space with striped ceiling
Interior Design by ​​Todd Romano

Meet Stephanie Hunt

Charleston-based writer Stephanie Hunt is a regular contributor to Veranda, and publishes stories about style and design and community and culture for numerous publications, including Coastal Living, Southern Living, LUXE and Charleston Magazine, where she is Editor at Large. 

Portrait of Stephanie Hunt

The 2nd Annual Design Luminaries Book Signing

Join us for a holiday drop in featuring Celerie Kemble and Stephanie Hunt and their newest books - perfect for holiday gifting! We'll also have signed copies of David Netto's newest book, Stephen Sills. The perfect gift for the design lover in your life. 

Friday, December 2nd  |  4-6 pm

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