Monday, March 10, 2008

Style in the American South

Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana.

Despite our sometimes regrettable past, the South lays claim to it's own unique brand of style. Courtney graciously asked my thoughts on what makes decor in this part of the world special, and has posted them with lovely illustrations here.

12 comments:

Style Court said...

I was so thrilled you took time to share your insights. You were spot on. Thanks!

Pigtown-Design said...

Love Oak Alley... and all of the beautiful houses in St. Francisville, La.

Bayou Contessa said...

I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on this subject on Stlyecourt. You were right on, and I think that most of all Southern style has as much to do with the heart as it does with the mind.

pve design said...

Style in the American South requires lots of Ice Tea!
Sweet Ice Tea!

Brilliant Asylum said...

I just watched "Inteview with the Vampire", so Oak Alley was on my mind. I would love to visit someday.

I am honored that Style Court included me--thanks for reading!

I don't know how southerners can drink sweet tea in such mass quantitiy--or at all for that matter. It's like squirting syrup directly into your mouth. I guess I did not inherit that gene.
Though I do love grits and bourbon (not together), so I don't feel like a total alien.

The Peak of Chic said...

I thought your comments were spot on Millie!

Laura said...

Well said on Style Court! I can't imagine life without family pieces, although my family has a few pieces they aren't willing to part with just yet!

On tea--half sweet, half unsweet at Chick-fil-A is the way to go.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Great post (as always). I'd love to visit those Southern homes!

Anna Spiro said...

Look at that amazing house and those trees!!
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Anna

Coveiter said...

oak alley is where i took my bridal portraits! it's so beautiful out there, and those trees are so majestic! really stunning!

Cote de Texas said...

Thanks for the comment~ you cut that picture out that long ago? amazing.

This is one of my favorite shots of any house in the world. those trees!!! It's just the epitome of the south and all things truly southern.

halcyon said...

Oak Alley is one of my favorite places on Earth. I have to visit it every couple of years. It's so peaceful. On the register you will find Princess Margaret and hey: Molly Ringwall, Actress. Those trees were planted over 100 years before the present house was built and there is a column for every tree.(28)
LOVE That Mr. & Mrs. Stewart that restored it left the signatures of all the workers and craftsmen that have ever worked on the home.