{2012 Southern Living Idea House} through our eyes, kitchen & dining

Happy Monday everyone! Bess here with another ‘iPhone photo glimpse’ of the 2012 Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Georgia. Below are a few of our personal shots of the Kitchen & Dining Rooms.


We loved the framed vintage map of Georgia hung just above two gingham aprons. The combination makes this space feel more lived in.


A combination of vintage Southern Living cook books, old rolling pins and various pieces of enamel & ceramic finds add a more collected feel to the open shelving. We love to use found pieces that give a space character.


And a quick shot of the dining room with all of the chairs in place. All of these pieces can be found at Ballard Designs!

16 thoughts on “{2012 Southern Living Idea House} through our eyes, kitchen & dining

  1. I think using the IKEA cabinetry was a stroke of genius. Many have wondered (including myself) if they could be customized and incorporated into a kitchen design that has style and substance. I know there has been criticism for such all across the blogosphere. The whole point of an “idea” house is to give the average homeowner inspiration to create similar environments themselves. I personally would not want IKEA cabinets in my own home but can certainly see a place for them especially for first time buyers. The money saved on the cabinetry can be used for more upscale appliances etc. Thanks to you all we are using IKEA cabinetry in a cottage that we plan to flip that will most likely be purchased by a first time buyer. Beautiful job by the way on the entire design


  2. Love this house! I finally found the white paint color on your site; it was referred to, but never mentioned on the Southern Living site. My question is what type finish is it? I too will be using it on plank walls as well as cabinetry & trim. Did you use a flat finish on the walls & a different type finish on the cabentry & trim? Again, what a gorgeous home this is!


  3. Gorgeous…is that the Sofia Settee from Ballard’s? Also what’s the name of the other chairs used in the design. This is the exact look I’m going for…


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