The Serenbe community features an 8-acre organic farm (staffed by a comely group of earthy millennial farmers) and the local restaurants highlight the fruits of that labor. The homespun, casual Blue-Eyed Daisy does a great job in a relatively small space with delicious seasonal Southern fare. Stop by for a coffee, breakfast or lunch, or the Taco Nights and Meat & 3 dinners scheduled each week that draw local residents. A bit more upscale, The Hill is a white-tablecloth variation on that farm-to-table theme sourcing proteins and produce locally and serving lunch and dinner in a farmhouse chic, unpretentious setting. But you don't have to eat at one of those spots (though you absolutely should); there is also produce galore from April through November at the Serenbe Farmers and Artisan Market where you can watch a chef demo or listen to live music or just pick up some artisanal goodie as a souvenir of your trip to the gorgeous Georgia countryside.
Casual gatherings have made a major comeback. Set the scene with a centerpiece that takes less than 10 minutes to assemble! Simply place various hues of the same flower family in vessels down the middle of the table. Use something full and lush such as peonies, hydrangea, garden roses or even tulips that have already opened.
As if this curving veranda wasn't romantic enough, fresh mistletoe kissing balls hang from colorful strands of ribbon, reminding visitors to stop and take in sweet moments during the busy holiday season.
Unexpected colors and patterns mix to create a personalized style in any space. Here a mix of stripes and solids in the bedding pop against a purple and white geometric headboard with gray, barn wood framing for a fun and funky feel.
A mixture of fresh colors, including yellow and various hues of blue, add pops of interest and give this living room an updated feel. The rug softens the space and coordinates with the blue pillows and tray. A console table along the back wall adds dimension and features fresh and modern accessories. A large oil painting highlights the fireplace and accents the high ceilings.
Delicate, feminine Asian-inspired florals that keep things light and an array of stunning wall coverings are making their way into well-designed homes. This bathroom from Jena Salmon Designs demonstrates this fresh, never fussy approach to florals. “It’s color, it’s toiles, it’s got a little more punch to it” says Salmon of this new, more edgy approach to wall coverings.
Creating welcoming warmth within the flowing spaces of open-layout floorplans is important—and sometimes difficult to achieve. Designer Brett Mickan turned to color to do the trick in this Sydney, Australia kitchen. “The deep green hue makes the walls recede so the pieces within the room stand out. And, because the room looks out through a series of large glass doors towards the garden, I used a deep green tone with a grey base to create a color connection to the garden and focus the view out the windows,” he says.