During these longer, warmer days, we often feel inspired to find a change of scenery or new adventure. Whether it’s a simple weekend trip to the lake or beach, a fabulous vacation somewhere exotic, or even a backyard picnic with all the special touches, summertime invites us to dream and enjoy our surroundings. In this special issue, we explore the vacation homes and destinations that designers have transformed into private oases for their clients and get an up-close look at where the homeowners choose to spend their time away.
Jump into the pages of this issue and escape to Bethany Beach, Delaware where designer and builder Marnie Oursler showcases one of the breathtaking beach homes she’s known for. Then, designer Chuck Chewning constructs a Palmetto Bluff home that embodies the gentle pace of life in the lowcountry while architect Christine Dayton gives a multigeneration family a one-of-a-kind waterfront retreat. We also show off High Hampton Resort in our newest Destinations feature, chat with designer John Howard, dive into the history and beauty of seashells, and reveal our newest Color Crush. The Southern Home team sincerely hopes you’ll find your own piece of paradise this summer season.