From large scale to small, we found 12 items that will make an instant — and functional — update to your home. Items are available from businesses — both online and at brick-and-mortar locations — from around the South. Enjoy!
It’s strawberry season, which means more blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are on the way as well! Keep this pottery bowl, by Farmhouse Pottery, on your kitchen counter as it looks great and will be used a ton with all the farmers’ markets you’ll surely be going to. We found this one at Huff Harrington, in Atlanta, GA. At $95, it’s your new favorite kitchen item for both decor … and functionality!
Rustic walnut dining table
The talent bursting out of Littlebranch Farm‘s Kelly Maxwell never ceases to amaze, and this one-of-a-kind rustic dining table is testament to that fact. The claro walnut slab rests elegantly atop an industrial metal base to create, at once, a conversation piece and a functional furniture item. For pricing and additional details, and to see more awe-inspiring work from this Nashville-based company, click here.
Custom-made kitchen island
Discover a little more functionality for your space with this kitchen island buffet. Modern yet classic, this beautiful piece is custom-made of soapstone and teak wood. Find it for $5,000 at Cantley & Company in Birmingham, AL.
This lantern at Mecox Gardens charmed us upon first look. Available in silver leaf or textured gold, it’s bound to make a statement in your entryway, kitchen, powder room … wherever you fancy! This one is large, at 17 inches wide and 24 inches tall, but there is a smaller version available as well. Find it for $1,350. For all details and more information, talk to anyone at Mecox Garden’s several locations or find out details online.
We kinda have a thing for all things bamboo, and these photo frames are no exception. Go ahead, print some photos and display them! Available for both 4-by-6-inch ($15) and 5-by-7-inch ($22.50) photos at Tuckernuck.
Greg Baudoin is known for his timeless aesthetic and eye for comfortable sophistication. His impeccable tastes for both chic and eclectic pieces keep his shop full of fabulous items, like these glass trays. Whether used as an accent piece or a vessel for gathering keys, letters or loose change, they bring color and whimsy to any space. Find them, starting at $57, at Greg Baudoin Interior Design in Memphis, TN.
Mobile, Alabama-native Caroline Boykin creates these beautiful bunny paintings, figure paintings and decorative pottery. This one, entitled “Stare Hares,” is a refreshingly modern take on the usual wildlife painting. Find the 24-by-36-inch painting for $950 at Gallery 1930 in Birmingham, AL.
And more modern art!
We are big fans of Gregg Irby Gallery in Atlanta, GA. She showcases both emerging and established artists throughout the South at great price points. Fill your walls with original art like this one by Georgia-based artist Jennifer Ferris. This 14-by-11-inch painting is $225. See this one and more online.
If you want to highlight the pride and joy of your garden or create a botanical oasis of trendy succulents, this large Willy Guhl round pedestal planter is for you. It can be displayed as a dining room centerpiece or as a gorgeous sideboard arrangement. Find it for $1,250 at Garden District in Memphis, TN.
Pair of Borge Mogensen Lounge Chairs
Manufactured in the 1970s, these chairs are in great condition, with a nice patina. They are available through Eneby Home, which highlights items on their website as well as through 1stdibs.com. The owners have a knack for finding enviable pieces from all over the world that are curated for the home and are always comfortable, stylish and timeless. Purchase the pair for $4,200.
Speaking of 1stdibs, we know another tastemaker who sells on this platform and we adore just about everything she finds. With the warmer weather, this bench from Garden Variety would be perfect in the garden. Made of concrete and iron between 1900-1920, this bench is a French faux bois bench from Lille. It’s 30 inches tall, and 57 inches wide and 20 inches deep. It’s currently on sale for $2,250 (reduced from $3,200). Find more details here.
It’s time to swap heavier wool throws for lighter cotton ones as the weather turns warmer. These herringbone throws from Turkish T are just the thing, especially with this bright pop of pink! These throws are 100% cotton and generously proportioned at 90 inches by 70 inches. Throw on a chair or at the bottom of a bed. Other colors include black and light gray. Find it online for $90.
Bright and happy tablecloth
This antique suzani cloth is $375, 58 inches x 92 inches and is one of a kind, available through Furbish Studio. However, she has all sorts of bright suzani pieces and other unique items available, so it’s worth a few minutes to pour over this site if you are in need of color and energy in any of your rooms! See Furbish’s one-of-a-kind items online here.
Are you ready to update your home for warmer weather? We are! Happy shopping.
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