Get the Look of the Southern Living Idea House

Get the look of the Southern Living Idea House

We’ve been totally smitten with this year’s Southern Living Idea House, designed by our friend Bunny Williams. It’s everything a farmhouse in the countryside of Virginia should be: welcoming, relaxed, and designed around the show stopping pastoral landscape! After taking the tour of the house, we wanted to replicate the gorgeous rooms Bunny to use in our own home. Here’s how we did it:


The entryway is the first space you see, and we love how it feels polished, but not too perfect. You’d certainly feel at home walking into this space if you’re visiting for the weekend!

Kashan Hand Tufted Rug // Cora Wall Mirror // Buffalo Check Pillow // Leeds 3-Light Pendant Light // Luciana Table Lamp // Found Demijohn

Living Room

We especially love the color palette (warm corals and spice colors) in this room which has a warmth to it that invites you to sit back and relax.

Taza Hand Knotted Rug // Louis Beaded Mirror // Luciana Table Lamp // Julia Upholstered Chair in Merrick Coral // Classic Herringbone Throw in Papaya // Bunny Williams Greek Key Hurricane // Nailhead Storage Ottoman in Microfiber Khaki

Dining Room

We were thrilled when Bunny let her Campbell House Dinnerware inspire the dining room of the Idea House. A palette of blue and white is so classic, and we could definitely enjoy a meal or two in this space.

Emberton Dining Chair in Garrison Linen Teal // Laurenza Rectangle Chandelier // Britton Wall Clock // Bunny Williams Campbell House Dinnerware // Bunny Williams Cobalt Goblets // Bunny Williams Rectangular Cachepot // Bunny Williams Tortoise Hurricane // Bunny Williams Framed Photography

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is everything a master should be — luxuriously appointed with everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Suzanne Kasler Headboard in Danish Linen Sky // Amelie Embroidered Bedding in Spa // Contessa Side Table // Bunny Williams Framed Botanical Prints


The breezeway in the Southern Living Idea House was one of our favorite spaces because it’s just so cozy. What a perfect spot to take in the gorgeous country view and either sip on your morning coffee or have a glass of wine at the end of the day.

Laurel Collection Lounge Chair // Classic Teak Side Table // New Orleans 3-Light Pendant in Copper // Garden Seat // Grecian Urn 

Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    Catalina M Sacks

    June 7, 2020

    Would you please let me know what is the color of the front door please.
    Catalina Sacks

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      Abbey Nolte

      June 9, 2020

      We are not sure of the color but you can find all of the sources for the 2015 Idea House here.

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    Kim T

    September 9, 2016

    Could you tell me the colours of walls and ceiling in the 2015 Southern Living livingroom please.
    Thank you

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      How to Decorate

      October 18, 2016

      You can find all of the sources for the 2015 Idea House here. According to the resource guide, the wall is a Venetian plaster, so there’s no color listed. The ceiling color is Sherwin Williams’ Ibis White (SW7000).
      Happy Decorating!

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    November 17, 2015

    Visited the 2015 Southern Living Idea House last weekend, it is beautiful! What is the paint color of the porch door?

    Thank you!

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    September 5, 2015

    What is the paint color of the 2015 Southern Living Idea House master bedroom?

    Thank You!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2015

      It’s Sherwin Williams’ Steamed Milk #SW7554