Idea Houses

Southern Living Idea Houses are the pinnacle of Southern home inspiration.

For more than 20 years, we have treated our readers to an opportunity to see the best ideas from the magazine come to life with help from the South’s best. Idea Houses pull together the top interior designers, landscape architects, builders, woodworkers, and more to build and renovate dream homes from the ground up. Our Idea Houses have covered the South, from a Nashville farmhouse to a Louisiana coastal cottage, a Georgian brownstone to a Texas beach retreat, to bring forth the best design ideas, tricks, home decor, and more.

Idea House exterior
2022 Idea House: Step Inside Our Coastal Carolina Home
Idea House 2022 exterior
5 Things To Know About Building A Coastal Home
SL Idea House 2022 foyer
7 Designer Touches That Add Old-School Charm To A New Build