I was contacted by Southern Living magazine to find out if I would like to review their magazine for Tchochkes. Well, I love Southern Living and their country cottage look – so why not?!
We agreed they would send me a magazine and then I would review.
I waited. And waited. And waited. Finally I get an email from them asking about the review. Well, I never received the magazine. Apparently someone in the Israeli Postal System decided they needed to check out Southern Living even more than I did – because it never arrived here.
So I got pdf’s instead. Which is ok, but not the same as a magazine. You can’t hold a pdf unless you print it out. And then the quality isn’t the same. It’s not bound. You can’t sit with your girlfriends on the sofa gazing at photographs and pointing out what you love and hate. In short – I want my magazine!
*Sigh* Isn’t that stunning? The picture is from “Chattanooga Bungalow” an article on southern bungalow design (and as you know – I’m a sucker for the bungalow).
Admittedly, I would have gone for a deep strawberry red door – which would also be more traditional, but it would also be kind of expected. I’m loving the orange. You know the man is single though – that carpet. I have to wonder if he rolls it up when he invites people over. Or only serves white wine?
One great thing about the article is that they explain how to get the look. Apparently George Krauth, the owner of the house, made the swing long to fit the extra wide porch and the pillows are sewn from military blankets (the army navy store near you will be inundated now with soccer moms searching for these blankets – isn’t that a visual!)
Love the wainscoting, love the sideboard, love the tchochkes on the table. Love it, love it, love it.
The article has even more pictures with details from the house. It’s the October Southern Living issue. Sorry I’m writing about it so late, I hope the newsstands still have copies.
Another article stuck out for more personal reasons…
The “Outdoor Fireplace” article just struck a nerve. When we first moved to our house my husband decided he was going to build a BBQ. Desire to stay married is keeping me from posting a picture of what the result was. Let’s just say it wasn’t the picture you see above, which is simply divine.
The Southern Living website also has some great information in it. While I can’t say I agree with all of their design mores (a bedroom or two had the same fabric pattern everywhere which is far too matchy-matchy for my taste) but the design information is sound and the pictures are pretty. And I’m really into pretty pictures.
OH – AND THE VIDEO! Did I mention how great their room videos are? Check this out.
Great magazine – just wish it actually arrived – Southern Living.
Shira Abel is the CEO and founder of Hunter & Bard, an award-winning public relations and design agency that works with scale-ups and enterprises on building their brand, awareness and thought leadership.
As CEO of Hunter & Bard, Shira oversees a team that manages public relations, marketing, design, and brand development for clients across multiple industries. She develops strategies for organically growing companies through sincere digital engagement and the application of behavioral marketing.
Clients include JELD-WEN, Benchling, Sixth Continent, Totango, Folloze, Radix DLT, Axa Tech, Allianz, and many more. Shira is also a sought after corporate speaker and marketing mentor, and has spoken at events such as Confluence and Content Marketing World, and taught at institutions such as Kellogg School of Management and S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai.
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