Southern Living Idea House!

                                Welcome to the Southern Living Idea Home Louisiana Style!

I had no idea it was so close to our town until my sister Missy shared the news.

For directions you can visit here
come along with us!

I must be honest...not crazy about the columns.
 Rounds ones would match my taste better ;)

Four essentials for a True Southern Home
1. Gas Lantern
       2.Wooden Shutters
              3.Transom Windows    
               4. Sugar Kettle Fountain

(Sugar Kettle's were used in the south to boil sugar cane)

I knew I liked this house before I ever stepped foot in the front door.

Just look above at the painted porch!

Are ya'll ready to come inside?

Let's go!

As soon as you walk through the doors your eye's cant help but to fall in love

Oh that light....loveleeeee!

To the left of the foyer...a library.

To the right a Dining Room.

Loved the kitchen cabinets!

The breakfast room off the kitchen was too bright to get a great shot...sorry.

Here is a shot looking in from the back door.

Are those chairs just to die for???

I thought this feature was so neat!

It's a wooden shade to help define the kitchen/living room.

There's so much more to be cont.



  1. Oh gosh...what an amazing house. Love it.
    xo bj

  2. This is fabulous. Wonderfully understated elegance. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful! I love the kitchen cabinets. Can't wait to see more :)

  4. Oh you lucky girl, you.....I wanna go! I love what I see so far!!!

  5. That is a great house! Can't wait to see more. Your dress is super cute too!

  6. I agree that round columns would've been better, but I would totally live there! It's beautiful! Can't wait to see more.

  7. AnonymousJune 25, 2010

    Hi Susie! What a gorgeous house! I love love love the kitchen!
    Honey Bun! You've cut your most gorgeous locks! You look so pretty!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Love those kitchen cabinets! Can't wait to see more pictures!!

  9. That home is amazing! Thank you for the sneak peek cannot wait to see more!!

  10. We had a Southern Living Idea House in our Hometown too. It is so fun to see them in person. I think it was very clever of them to use the shades to close off the kitchen...would be great when there is a mess in the sink and you don't want company to see it! LOL

  11. I am with you on the whole round columns thing! That is one of the things we just loved abt or BR home. That and the HUGE double front doors and the gas lanterns. Where is this house at??

  12. Okay so I googled it and now want t kick myself! We stopped in Covington for lunch on the way back from the beach. It would have been a nice stop over.

  13. The entry had me at hello! The beautiful double wooden doors....the entry light.
    Gorgeous! I cant wait for the rest :)

  14. I love this Susie! Thanks so much for the tour. I'm looking forward to more.

    Brilliant idea that shade, dividing the space. Love it!

  15. Thank you so much for taking us with you! It looks so beautiful and I am loving the color of the kitchen cabinets! They sure know how to do it right :)

  16. Thanks for the tour! BTW, You look adorable in that little denim dress!! Love it!

    Hubs and i toured several SL homes in the years before building our house to look for ideas. In fact, that's why we chose to put our laundry room next to our master BR instead of the usual near-the-kitchen. Best idea and we still love it!

    Hubs will be home from Nicaragua today!!!!!
    Blessings to you and your sweet family!

  17. Thanks for taking us along. I thought about you when I first read where that house was. I look forward to these every year & this one did not disappoint - beautiful!

  18. thanks! that was fun! and you look darling in that dress!!

  19. Stopped on my way to BR last weekend. I thought it was LOVELY!! If I had to move to Covington I think I could love Terrabella!!

  20. Thank you for taking us on this tour! I have always love the Southern Living houses and was so excited to get a first hand peek. Can't wait for more! Thanks.

  21. Oh how fun! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  22. WOW! Love it! Thanks for sharing your pictures :) You are such a cutie! Did you know that they paint porch ceiling blue to keep insects (think wasps) from building nests there? They have no depth perception, so they think that it's the sky! At least that's what the fella told me on the tour I took of Charleston years ago!

  23. Thanks for sharing the pics of the house. I live in Arizona, so its probably safe to say, this would be my only opportunity to see it, through your blog. I really like their creativeness with the bamboo shade. Also, the blue dress from another post is really cute. Thanks for sharing.

  24. OOOH...close to my real home too! I'll have to try and venture down there next time I'm in BR.

  25. You know that this southern girl loves everything in that house! YUMMY!

  26. Hi Susie, I love it ....just not sure about the columns either!!

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  27. When the Southern Living Idea House was at Hot Springs, some girlfriends and I went when we happened to be there for a girls' weekend. I LOVED it and can't wait for it to be around Memphis again. There was one in Collierville, TN, right outside Memphis a few years ago and last year there was one outside Oxford, Mississippi, but I didn't get the chance to go.

    Can't wait to see more pics! : )

  28. I see that it is move in ready for us. Your dress is adorable.

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  29. Umm... HI! Are you in LOUISIANA?? Me too! I will have to go visit this house - the pictures probably don't do it justice! :D

  30. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Those are my dream cabinets!!

  31. Lucky! Beautiful house, but as well all know Southern Living can do no wrong...

  32. I think the cabinets are my fave. Also, cute dress!

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