Southerners know how to make a person feel welcome; from delicious cooking to old world design style and memorable traditions.
I find the smallest of details to spark ideas, passion and design inspiration. Recently, I took a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, a place filled with old wooden beams, black picket fences and rolling hills lined by white houses, I was nothing less than (southern) charmed. Every door we walked into I felt welcomed in such a warm way, not only by friendly smiles but, also by openhearted farmhouse décor and antique details. This inspired me to redesign my entryway to get that farmhouse entryway feel which is a little extra cozy and inviting.
There’s nothing quite like the good old "Kentucky Hug" to make a person feel warm and fuzzy! I had the opportunity to tour the 9 distilleries that make up the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, gaining decor inspiration from each location. Bourbon barrels are often recycled to use for furniture and are a huge part of Kentucky history and present day. Bourbon barrel contents serve as a great income source for the individuals in the industry dating back to as early as the late 1800s!
The antiquity of historic sites like Woodford Reserve celebrate authentic structures dating back to the early 1800s. Preserving some of the original architecture and maintaining beautiful grounds filled with limestone buildings and white oak trees - this Kentucky distillery projects thoughts of vintage southern decor.
Other bourbon distilleries were updated more recently such as Angel's Envy. With wood planked floors, copper machines and freshly painted wrought iron, this urban distillery inspired a more modern twist on old world decor.
Excited to redecorate my entryway to evoke that same southern inspired feel, I rounded up a few pieces and I wanted to share a few of my ideas with you!
Welcome Mat / Old World Map / Boot Tray / Tufted Bench / Rustic Coat Rack / Striped Pillow