Southern Style

Cozy Pleasures for the Home

Feather your nest with creature comforts

photo: William and Susan Brinson

This brilliant marriage of a swing and a bed, upholstered in teal Sunbrella fabric and made by the artisans at Southern Komfort in Alabama, offers an idyllic spot to retreat for coffee on the porch when the heat, humidity, and mosquitoes have diminished ($5,100; southernkomfortbedswings.com). A dapper plaid throw by Minna ($280; minna-goods.com) and a hexagonal terra-cotta pot aged to perfection by Campo de’ Fiori ($104–$198; campodefiori.com) complete a picture of sweet repose.


 

photo: William and Susan Brinson

Snack stations aren’t just for guests anymore. Create a place to grab a handmade glass by Asp & Hand ($480 for six; krbnyc.com) and fill it with iced half-and-half tea poured straight from a dispenser by AERIN for Williams-Sonoma ($120; williams-sonoma.com). Or pop a cap off something fizzy and Southern with a mounted bottle opener from Rockler ($10; rockler.com). All beverages deserve a real cocktail napkin such as these autumnal options by Gerbrend Creations ($108 for six; ggfieldshop.com). And display a few treats in apothecary jars from Atlanta’s etúHOME to tempt everyone who passes by (From $63; etuhome.com).


 

photo: William and Susan Brinson

When in doubt, nap. Especially when said shut-eye might unfold in an antique bed decked out with dreamy sheets by Brooklinen ($109–$169; brooklinen.com), a cotton coverlet and a wool throw by Evangeline ($275–$363 and $275, respectively; evangelinelinens.com), and a floral quilt from Matouk Schumacher Collection ($599–$698; matouk.com). To fashion a proper sanctuary, set a glass vase by Hawkins New York ($55; hawkinsnewyork.com) filled with blooms from Terrain ($98; shopterrain.com) on a beautiful nightstand by Oomph ($2,580; oomphhome.com). Admire them as you read by the light of a pistachio-green glass lamp from Arteriors ($625; arteriorshome.com).