Summertime is officially in full swing, and homeowners and designers alike are finding fresh ways to welcome the warm weather and open their homes and outdoor spaces for entertaining. While spending more time outside is always good for the spirit, it can also be the perfect way to find inspiration for your interiors. We love seeing natural materials—such as rattan furnishings, jute rugs, and woven baskets—used throughout a home’s design.
As you flip through the pages of this issue, you’ll travel to Ponte Vedra, Florida where designer Beth Webb gives a family a casual yet luxurious home base. Then, Carolyn Kendall gives her clients a coastal home that still incorporates treasured antiques. Ashley Goforth customizes a young family’s Houston home and an Atlanta couple infuses their modern home with vibrant color and art. Our current favorite destination is The Grady Hotel, and you’ll learn more about designer Robert Brown in our Q&A. The Southern Home team hopes your summer season is as beautiful and special as each home we feature.