10 Southern Decor Favorites from the Southeastern Designer Showhouse

Spring is here and it is the perfect time for design inspiration. This year, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles  has outdone itself again with the Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens. With Honorary Chair Jackye Lanham at the helm, the freshly renovated home featured more than 20 designers from Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi and Virginia.

“This year’s showhouse casts a fresh, modern perspective on ‘Old Atlanta,’” says Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles publisher Gina Christman. “The historical aspect of the house, enhanced by inspired architecture and interior design, is further distinguished by our collaboration with the Atlanta History Center. ”

Originally designed by renowned classical architect James Means, the circa-1961 residence is currently undergoing a remarkable transformation at the hands of architect Yong Pak of Pak Heydt, builder Michael Ladisic of Ladisic Fine Homes, landscape architect Richard Anderson and kitchen designer Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio.

Check out of few of our favorite spaces and get some design inspiration for your next project!

  1. We are obsessed with these chairs. Love the mix of leather and dark wood. This is a perfect example of decor that both a southern belle and beau will love!

2. These mirrors are perfection. A great gallery wall of antique mirrors is a perfect addition to any foyer or library room. Paired with the black and white floors and chair, makes a classic yet sleek look.

3.  This room is a beautiful way to use soft blue hues and beautiful rustic southern style. If you are into pastels this is room for you.

4. You can never go wrong with gray. These swivel chairs and beautiful metal sideboard are inspiration for a southern belle who loves some modern inspiration for her home.

5. If shiplap is your thing, this room is perfection. This is some great inspiration for utilizing space for a small home or even for a rental property.

6. We love desks at Black Southern Belle. They are a great way to show off your personality and this chair has all the personality we need. This look is for the bold Southern woman for sure.

7. This is the kitchen of our dreams. From the modern gold hardware to the gourmet stove, this is a look to definitely add to your Pinterest board.

8. To add some warmth to this room, the wood barstools and hardwood floors are some of our favorites. We love this look and definitely want to add the beautiful arched window to our kitchen at headquarters 🙂

9. Wallpaper is perfect for any southern room but especially a bathroom. This bold print is not your mother’s floral wallpaper by any means and we absolutely love how it is used.

10. Don’t be afraid to use a dark wall. Nothing is more fun and interesting than a black or navy wall, paired with white furniture, it’s a unique twist on traditional southern style.


If you are still looking for design inspiration, here are a few more of our favorite images from the showhouse!


Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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