Renovation pros Erin and Ben Napier are saving old homes and helping build community in their small, secluded and beloved hometown. In this project, their clients are a new-to-town family of five. Ben and Erin update a rundown 4,000-square-foot Craftsman cottage into an eye-catching and stylish home that features a gorgeous open-concept kitchen, inviting living spaces and a multifunctional family room.
A pair of relaxed white sofas made of solid wood construction with slender track arms and tailored slipcovers that remove for easy cleaning provide comfortable seating in this well-detailed living room.
This southern staple of monogramming provides charming character to this elegant dining space that has a black and white color palette where fabulous red carnations provide just the right pop of color.
There are endless restaurants in Atlanta specializing in farm-to-table, meat-and-three, soul food and other variations on Southern fare. A homespun, unpretentious entry in those ranks is Southern Bistro, a comfort-food centric spot from husband and wife Nancy and Colman Goodrich who do especially well with down-home appetizers with a Southern flair like boiled peanut hummus, a solid pimento cheese served with toast points, ham and collard green egg rolls and, of course, the in-house variation on fried green tomatoes served with goat cheese and sweet pepper jelly. Don't expect fancy, cutting-edge foodie fare, but do expect good at this neighborhood spot especially good for a quick lunch.
If you spend more time outdoors than in your home, it makes sense to splurge on this area. A screened-in porch on the back of this house is made with sustainable wood that's naturally water and decay resistant. Lightweight shades allow the sunlight to seep into the space while enjoying the views.
Inspired by the laid-back Southern lifestyle, the back deck of HGTV Smart Home 2014 provides enough space to entertain and enjoy Nashville sunsets. A mix of wood and metal not only adds visual interest, but also is a smart choice for lasting outdoor furniture.
This dreamy historic home, Arden, was built in 1917 and designed by renowned architect Neel Reid. Located in Atlanta, Georgia in the prestigious neighborhood of Buckhead, it is considered to be one of Reid's masterpieces.