Thursday, September 23, 2010

guest post:: cristi from charm home

I am so excited to have Cristi  from Charm Home as my guest blogger today! Her blog is one of the very first blogs I started reading and she has provided me with so much advice over the past few months, I don't think I can ever thank her enough!!! 
While I recover from my whirlwind trip to New York, Cristi is going to talk about her favorite Southern trends.  Enjoy!!

"Southern Trends"
Hi Flip Flops & Pearls readers!  My name is Cristi Holcombe and I write the blog Charm Home.  I'm so excited to be here doing a guest post for Jade's "Southern September" series.  I've been a huge fan of her blog ever since the beginning she started it and I've really loved reading about all things southern this month.  Especially since she's posted about some of my favorite southern things.

Being a southerner is something I'm extremely proud of.  For those of you who don't know me, I've lived in the South my entire life.  I grew up in a small town in Central Alabama called Slapout.  Yep, I did say Slapout.  I lived on a farm with chickens and buffalo and horses...the whole bit.  I was a real farm girl.  Sometimes I think it's crazy that I ended up being an interior designer in the big southern city of Atlanta, but I always knew I was a city girl trapped in the country. 
When I think of the South I think of big yards, antebellum homes and huge oak trees.
But, when I think of interiors in the South, a handful of trends come to mind that really signify southern design. 

1.  Farmhouse Sinks

2.  Farmhouse Tables

3.  Decked out sunrooms

 4.  Birds

5.  Valances

Thanks for having me over Jade!  Hugs, -Cristi


niki.mac said...

I absolutely love farm house sinks, so I'm glad to see they've become trendy!

And that last shot of the valence is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Cristi-As I was reading your guest post I was wondering if you ever miss the country life but, it sounds like you are where you are meant to the city. :-)

Mary @ RoomPolish said... the "birds" room. So gorgeous!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

maybe I have a little southern girl in me...I love most of these things Jade!

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