Monday, February 27, 2012

Southern Accents

I took my first college road trip this past weekend! My eldest daughter is looking at colleges,"much to my dismay"! We travelled through farm country over the Mason Dixon Line to good old Virginia. There we visited the lovely campus of Sweet Briar College! The  all girl college was dripping in southern architecture and charm! It was like a step back in time as we viewed the campus filled with beautiful old brick buildings and the reception rooms with  traditional high ceilings, sofas covered in Scalamandre- Quail fabric, and antique persian rugs everywhere! Here are a few photo's that prompted me to continue my search for good southern design during my stay down south.
Sweet Briar College

Archival Photo of one of the faculty buildings.

the Faculty building today.. not much has changes.. the detail is incredible!!

The college presidents building, true Southern Charm!

This is the nurses building if you could believe that!
My search for southern design began as my daughter was able to spend the evening on campus, and I went back to my lonely hotel room! I made the best of it by reading magazines, and pondering Southern design, and it occurred to me that I missed one of my all time favorite magazines,"Southern  Accents"! I always looked forward to my monthly issues, and  I was so disappointed when it went out of publication. I decided to google Southern Accents, and luckily the last issue was still on the web!  I picked out some of my favorite photo's from this very missed  Southern magazine! Enjoy!!
I saw a few of these antique sofas present in the college reception room.. upholstered in Scalamandre!

Lovely mix of antiques and Gracie!!!

A modern southern twist!

Definitely pushing the envelope for Southern Accent Magazine!

The Modern painting and mix of antiques give this a calm appeal!

Such a traditional southern foyer!!

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