Designer James Farmer‘s elegant new book, “A Place to Call Home – Timeless Southern Charm” will be released for sale this month, and this is one you will not want to miss. An unabashedly Southern gentleman, Farmer’s interiors respect Southern heritage while freshening the look for today. A Place to Call Home tours 11 beautiful homes in the deep South including a home with antebellum roots, a Georgian-style house in the suburbs, a country farmhouse, a Sea Island retreat, and Farmer’s own family home. Woven alongside beautiful photography are personal stories Farmer shares about living in the South, the people in his life, and how he fell in love with a career of making houses into homes. Photography by Emily Followill for Gibbs Smith.
James Farmer is also the author of A Time to Plant, A Time to Cook, A Time to Celebrate, Porch Living, and Dinner on the Grounds. His company, James Farmer Inc, is a full-service design company including interiors and landscape. He lives in Perry, GA. For daily inspiration, please follow @jamestfarmer on Instagram. A Place to Call Home is available through Amazon and James Farmer Inc. All books sold through jamesfarmer.com will be signed and shipped the week of August 21.
What a lovely book! Although I live in the North, I easily could be a Southern gal.
Oh! Did not know about this one- thanks for the info!
I often think of James while watching Southern Charm Charleston as Shepherd Rose reminds me of him-
When I was only 17 years old, I was taken to a magnificent home in Charlotte, NC and it was the residence of builder Bill Ross and his partner the late decorator James Essary-
It was so elegant and so Southern- there was even a pigeonier! What struck me the most were the high ceilings, the tall curtains, and the use of antiques and the overall mood of elegance and refinement. The living room was drenched in a deep tomato red paint with a bold Brunschwig ikat print for the curtains on the French doors- the print had the same colors as the Imari porcelain collection displayed in the wall niches at one end of the room, and two chesterfield sofas in deep tomato linen velvet flanked the fireplace- while opposite the fireplace between the two pairs of double entry doors was a camelback sofa covered in the ikat print! In front of this grouping was a coffee table sitting on a white flokati rug, before they were seen everywhere!~ This was also before ikats became all the rage and I fell in love with the house. A young portly man called Bubbles was playing the piano… he had curly blonde hair like something out of an 18th c portrait, and there were 18th c portraits in the house! Fabulous!