July 24, 2019

Heather Chadduck’s Southern Living Idea House

I have found, in my experiences, that showhouses tend to be really confusing style-wise. True, it’s interesting to have every room in a house be vastly different as a way to illustrate different points of view, but it can be discombobulating too- and also hard to then sell the property given the crazy, mis-matched rooms and installations. And that can seem a bit wasteful of resources.  But when one designer can do a whole house as a way to show off their talent and ideas, and it’s done in a way to please and not shock, it can be glorious!  Mark Sikes did one in Newport that was incredible, and now Heather Chadduck has tackled one on Amelia Island/ Crane Island, Florida for Southern Living Magazine that is BEYOND incredible. Honestly, this is, top to bottom, one of my favorite homes I’ve seen in YEARS.  I could move in here right now and just bring my toothbrush.  As a designer, getting to execute a whole house with no real limitations is pretty incredible, and Heather simply killed it. Let’s take a peek, shall we? If you are local, you can go see it by buying tickets HERE.

The house itself is stunning, designed by Historical Concepts who designed one of the CUTEST places I’ve been to, Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina. 

Just in the entry Heather used so many things that I love- blue and white, rustic beams, smoke bell lanterns and little tassel details.

This living room is simply stunning. I adore it all (and also spy my second book on the big round table too! Heather kindly asked to use it in the space!)

This hanging rail detail for the art installation is PURE genius.  Also those lamp shades. Oh my.

The bright dining area is so cheerful and relaxed, yet tailored (like the rest fo the house). The painted floors are especially incredible.

I assume this wallpaper backsplash is protected by a sheet of acrylic or glass– and is a GENIUS use of such an amazing pattern.

And the pantry is just darling with it’s skinny stripe wallpaper and skirted lower shelving.

The canopy of this bed is in one of Heather’s own fabrics, and really makes such an amazing statement.

I love how it’s repeated on the drapes in the sitting area of the master suite.

And this BATHROOM. I mean, a green tub you guys. A green tub.

I would happily be a guest in this incredible guest room. The painted blue trim is such a lovely touch.

And this Soane Britain wallpaper has always been such a favorite of mine- to see it in this application is pretty amazing.

Another incredible guest room. Just love it (notice the blush ceiling?)

HOT DAMN. This room made me gasp. It’s part of a playroom and the little banquettes are so fun and functional for family play/game time. That wallcovering though??? WOW. Also, pale blue and mossy green is such an amazing combination I have always loved.

I can barely deal with how incredible this bunk room is. Truly, it’s almost too much.

Another fantastic powder room.

And laundry room! Love the neutral tone cabinetry with the wallpaper and slate.

The water spout for the dog bowl in the wall here? This is the stuff of dreams.

Has anyone been to the house? I’d love to hear from you if you have! In the meantime, here’s a roundup of items that may help you bring this STUNNING concept into your own home!


All photos are from Southern Living Magazine taken by Laurey W. Glenn

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