Zoe Gowen
Zoe Gowen

Zoe Gowen

After a notable obsession with yellow houses, historic homes, and glossy magazines as a child that lead to a degree in American Studies from Sewanee: University of the South followed by a jaunt through the Washington, DC art world, Zoë found her way as the Senior Home and Garden Editor with Southern Living. There she crisscrossed the region to produce inspiring interiors, entertaining, and holiday stories while also overseeing the Idea House franchise. After seeing more porches and Christmas trees than any other reasonable person can claim, she ventured out to pave new roads freelancing for various magazines and helping people bring magazine tearsheets to life inside private homes via interior decorating.
Signal your style to your neighbors through a vibrant or calm door color – it's your choice!
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Build a quaint cottage with big old Southern spirit.
Learn to use vintage in your home like a decorator
A party cabin designed to enjoy the best of fall weather that can host all of our friends? We'll take it right now
Stretch your holidays and decorate early – or later and make them last into January.
Helpful tips for picking a floor covering that fits your space.
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Helpful tips for picking a floor covering that fits your space.
Mi Golondrina founder and CEO hosts a gathering brimming with tamales, tequila, and lively conversation.
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Our 2019 Idea House, a grand, new-old home set on the water in Crane Island, Florida, is filled with inspiration around every corner.
Get a closer look at the 2019 Idea House.
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And here's why you shouldn't just stop there.
Here are the tips that even your friends won't share with you.
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This 1923 Birmingham cottage was plain-Jane until Jacob Dorsett and James Laughlin helped it shine
Living on Alabama's Mobile Bay means frequent visitors are a given for this family, who converted an outbuilding into a relaxing retreat.
We shifted gears for the 2018 Idea House and headed to Austin, where we rounded up the best design minds in town to tackle an entire home makeover.
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For our 2018 Idea House, we head to Austin, Texas to take on a fixer upper of our own.