We are all thawing out after a very cold beginning of the New Year. From Florida to Virginia, all the way to Mississippi, the South has had a snowy winter. Snow is the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and an even better time to take family photos. If you have the opportunity to […]
Are you a Black Southern Belle transport living in a big city like DC, New York or Chicago and tight on space? Whether you are living in a modern condo or sharing an apartment, you can still add your classic style to your home. With the help of Ave Home Furniture, we have some Tips for Adding Classic Style to a Modern Condo. Their furniture line is a great addition to any home and is perfect for a Black Southern Belle living a city life.
Tips for Adding Classic Style to a Modern Condo:
Mix old and new. Instead of trying to force a modern space to feel traditional, use a mix of contemporary and traditional pieces for a collected look that feels natural. We love pairing our Regent Trumeau Mirror with our more modern Chloé Burl Console.
Add modern fabrics to more traditional furniture, and vice versa. This is an easy way to make a classic upholstered piece feel more current.
You can’t go wrong with a beautiful area rug or a classic chandelier. Traditional lighting, rugs and accessories can be easily incorporated into a space with more modern elements.
Look for traditional pieces with untraditional finishes. Our AVE Raw line includes some great neo-classical pieces that feel more casual because of their natural wood finish and work well in modern spaces. A painted or lacquered finish can also work well in more contemporary spaces.
Stick to a consistent color palette. This will make it easier to mix styles and create a cohesive look.
Love history and travel? We are here to help with a fun list of historic sites to visit. With some help from The Green Book of South Carolina, we have curated 5 African American Historic Sites to See. The Green Book of South Carolina is the first mobile travel guide to African American cultural sites across […]
Are you a new mom or buying a gift for a new mom? We have the perfect list for you. One of the best gifts you can give a baby is time and especially while you are reading. If you need some help beefing up your children’s library, today we are featuring 10 African American […]
There is nothing more important than spending time with your family, especially for a Black Southern Belle. We all have memories of eating dinner, going on vacation and laughing with our families. Today we are highlighting just that and have curated Vintage Images of African American Families We Love! Vintage Images of African American Families We […]
Do you love learning about history and also love southern food? We have the perfect list for you today. From Gullah food to whole hog BBQ, there are a number of cuisines to explore in the spectrum of soul food. My favorite soul food is influenced by church celebrations and today we are giving you […]
It is never to early to start planning for summer vacations and what better way to do that than through reading some great books. Today we are sharing Our Favorite Books on African American Beaches. If you love history and enjoy spending time on the water, these books are perfect for you. Take a trip through […]
Today we are featuring some of our favorite Images of Coretta Scott King. These images exude her classic grace and elegance as long as a little bit of her fun and playful side playing the roles of activist, wife, mom and more. She is the shining example of a Black Southern Belle and we are […]
What could be better than savoring the taste of Lowcountry cuisine from award-winning restaurants in Charleston? Enjoying them while enjoying a beautiful sunset over the Holy City, of course. With its warm climate and gorgeous sunsets over the Charleston Harbor, you couldn’t ask for a perfect place to wine, dine, and unwind. Here are the Top 10 […]
Today we are featuring a beautiful Kernersville, NC Wedding with Garden Style. This northern bride has decided to put her family and marriage roots in the South. Her beautiful garden-inspired wedding left us speechless and we are so honored to share the story of her nuptials. Take some time to get inspired with this beautiful garden […]
Spring is right around the corner and we can’t wait. There is nothing more fun than a garden party in the Spring, especially one planned by a Back Southern Belle. Today we are featuring a beautiful Pink and Green Inspired Dinner Party in Gainesville, GA and hope it gives you all the inspiration you need […]