Pepper Place is pleased to continue our “Tips From the Trade” series by welcoming Jim Strickland, founder and senior principal of Historical Concepts and co-author of Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House and co-speaker Jessica Thuston, home and garden executive editor of Southern Living magazine. This event will take place at The King’s House Antiques, on June 20, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. CDT. A book signing with Strickland will follow the design presentation.
Strickland will headline the event by sharing his insight regarding southern vernacular architecture. He will explain what is involved in creating beautiful, livable homes with elements of traditional design, yet with practical design sensibilities for today’s modern families and lifestyles. The presentation will feature an array of information and images, showcasing breath-taking homes Strickland and his team of architects have created throughout the South. Many of the homes Strickland will discuss are displayed in his firm’s Rizzoli-published book, Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House.
The “Tips from the Trade” presentation will also include Strickland’s inspiration behind Historical Concepts’ design and architecture concepts for the Southern Living Idea Houses, four of which were designed by his firm’s architect team. He will provide take-home tips and ideas for planning the quintessential southern dream home.
Following his overview, Thuston will provide her and the Southern Living editorial team’s vision for the magazine’s Idea Houses. She will also share insider information about the way she and her colleagues choose and develop southern home design and décor topics for articles they publish, culminating in real-world southern design tips that are both informative and enlightening.
Strickland and Thuston will reveal a brief sneak peek of the 2013 Southern Living Idea House, which is scheduled to open June 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. A question and answer period will conclude the presentation.
Following “Tips from the Trade,” The King’s House Antiques, Pepper Place will host a meet and greet session with Strickland and Thuston, and wine and cheese will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Strickland will sign copies of Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House, which will be available on site for purchase.
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