24 August 2007

Southern Accents


There's nothing more exciting to me than going to the store and seeing a new issue of a magazine I love. And I do love Southern Accents. The new issue is not to be missed. It's the 30th Anniversary issue with loads of old photos and commentary by people such as Bunny Williams, Julia Reed, Jackye Lanham and others. There's even a book review of Bunny's not yet published new one, along with a review of Axel's not yet released book. Page after page is wonderful, eye candy every one. The featured homes don't disappoint either. First is one designed by Beverly Jacomoni, a Houston favorite. This house was featured in the very under-appreciated book by Mary Emmerling, Romantic Country (a personal favorite). Also featured is Suzanne Rheinstein's home outfitted with all new fabrics from her just released Lee Jofa fabric line. Her interview is interesting and thoughtful. A third showcased home is a Dallas mansion designed by Cathy Kincaid. I know a lot of people consider Southern Accents a "regional" magazine, and it is, to the degree in that Southern designers are featured, but these southern designs should not be missed by those in other parts of the country. If you don't read the magazine, this issue may be just the one to change your mind.

Pictures from Mary Emmerling's book, Romantic Country, that show the house featured in Southern Accents. These photos aren't included in the magazine, so I add them for your viewing pleasure. This is the outside of the gorgeous New Mexico home with interiors by Beverly Jacomini. It's a single story home, originally built for an artist. I love the landscaping with the purple perennials.

Here is a shot of the living room showing the slipcovered antique settee, window seats, French furniture and antique tapestry.


A picture of the master bedroom. In the magazine, the Bennison bedspread has been replaced. I suppose it's to present a newer version of the decor, but I much prefer this spread to the new one. I love the Fortuny drapes that divide the bedroom from the sitting room. The headboard is to die for!


Here's a peek at Suzanne Rheinstein's breakfast room. The chair is slipcovered in her toile that is the highlight of her new Lee Jofa collection. In the magazine, Suzanne describes exactly how this toile came to be in her line. It's interesting, because she admits she didn't exactly design it! I love this toile and I'm on the hunt for a client willing to use it. Takers, anyone?

18 comments:

  1. I just love this little yella house and its garden.

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  2. I have to find this magazine in France . When I lived in the states , it was one of my favorite magazine . I love the mabiance in it.
    Mélanie

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  3. Yes, SOuthern Accents is one of my favorites too. They do the full range, from traditional to transitional, and they have such interesting features and articles. I love their focus on emerging artists...they seem to feature one a month. I have discovered many new Southern talents (both in art and in design) through this magazine.

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  4. I subscribe to this magazine and love it! We're heading to our weekend place, today...I've not read this issue yet, but it is packed for my weekend reading! Always enjoy each and every issue.

    I love Mary Emmerling, also! Have been a fan, many years.

    Pat

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  5. I have to say I love So. Accents more and more as the years go on. Thanks for showing the highlights from this issue Joni. Have a great weekend!

    ~Kate

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  6. Yes -- another faithful subscriber too! Their hardcover books (wish they would publish even more!) are wonderful too (one of my favs is the small "Accents on Accessories" published in 1995) -- always interesting to look back at the designs and realize that the notions of "charm, comfort and cozy" is a classic indeed! Thirty years of presenting such wonderful interiors (and exteriors too!)

    Jan x at Rosemary Cottage

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  7. Meant to leave this address on my other note -- this heat is slowly melting my brain!

    A source for toile fabrics:

    http://www.denverfabrics.com/search/search.php?keywords=toile&page=1

    Hope this helps!

    Jan x at Rosemary Cottage

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  8. http://www.decoratorsbest.com/SearchResult_toiles.aspx?CategoryID=182

    And another one -- just online sources for toile fabrics -- thought that these addresses might be added to anyone's online "rolodex" for ideas .....

    Just LOVE toile -- especially if it is washed out or faded .....

    Jan x at Rosemary Cottage

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  9. I love magazine's so much my husband gave me a charm from sallyjean.com that says magazine slut on it! Terrible habit...no plans to stop getting them!

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  10. 30th Anniversary? Hard to believe!!!

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  11. Oh goodie! I can't wait to read mine. I'm especially excited about the Rheinstein article.

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  12. Thanks everyone for the comments. It IS hard to believe it's been 30 years! So many of the pictures that they used in the retrospect are ones that I have clipped. That was surprising to me, but those rooms are obviously outstanding. Jan, thanks for the links! And everyone, thank you again, your comments mean a lot to me.

    Joni

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  13. Hi Joni
    I will definitely get this issue. I am interested in Suzanne Rheinstein's redone home. She lives in LA doesn't she. I have also seen other homes featured that were not necessarily in the "South". Good pictures you have posted as per your usual thoroughness!!

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  14. Oh what a wonderful post. I am scanning every detail of these rooms. A self confessed toile adict (is there such thing as too much) and I love checks but they have only found a place in one room of my home so far!

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  15. Oh what a wonderful post. I am scanning every detail of these rooms. A self confessed toile adict (is there such thing as too much) and I love checks but they have only found a place in one room of my home so far!

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  16. I'm not a taker for the toile pictured...what I really need is a blue and white toile with a Texas motif....
    I enjoyed looking at the pictures though....thank you!

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  17. Jaybird: A texas motif? hmmmm, what like with bbq pits and taco stands? Not sure what you mean - like longhorns? hahaaha - there isn't one that I know of.
    JOni

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  18. Weellllll, maybe stars and the outline of the State of Texas...ummmmm.....a long horn or a horse maybe....maybe a map type design....or outlines of San Jacinto monument...I don't know for sure, but I guess I'll settle for Country Life if I don't find something better!

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