Southern Living Magazine

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I am thrilled to be included in a great feature in Southern Living Magazine’s September issue with some other amazing Southern designers like Phoebe Howard, Charles Faudree, and Tammy Connor.

Southern Living highlighted my thoughts on the confident use of color by Southern women in their wardrobes and their homes but here’s the complete quote I sent them on What makes a room Southern to me…

“Southern rooms are like Southern ladies. They are feminine and nurturing.
They are warm and inviting.  Southern women aren’t afraid to have color in
their wardrobe and a Southern room isn’t afraid to have color on the walls.
Colors that bring to mind our landscape and our heritage are such a fit with
our perfect combination of the old and the new. Yet they add a bit of modern
and current to the mix, as a southern lady may act old fashioned but she is
never out of the know or behind the times.

It’s a Southern room’s deliberate use of color whether on the walls, in a
gorgeous traditional textile, on an pillow (antique or new), or even on a
refurbished old chest painted the brightest shade of mint green that makes
the space charming, welcoming and a place where you want to sit a spell and
have a glass of tea.”

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5 Responses to Southern Living Magazine

  1. Karena says:

    Tobi, congratulations! Of course color is my life. Whether in an entire room’s paint palette, a pillow, throw, or work of art, what a way to charge up the interior design!

    Art by Karena

  2. Pam Kelley says:

    Southern Living knew just the right Southern Women to go to for sure!

  3. diane says:

    Well said y’all. I have always loved your brave use of color, especially with the painted furniture. think I will go have a glass of sweet tea even though it”s September!

  4. Congrats!!! As a girl who grew up being told Southern Living was second after the bible, I know how important and exciting it is to be recognized by them!!! Your comments were so ture and powerfully said!

  5. mydesignchic says:

    Congratulations and well deserved!! Wonderful comments – can’t wait to read the whole issue. Off to get my Southern Living…