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5 Updates to Refresh Your Home

Did you know that June is National Homeownership Month? The month was designated to celebrate and recognize homeownership as the achievement of the American dream. At New South Home, we’re honored to assist our clients in creating homes that are perfectly reflective of their families and how they live and entertain. We focus on designing homes for our clients that rarely feel stagnant by utilizing timeless concepts and materials. If you’re in need of a refresh in your home, here are five things to start with to make the biggest impact - PLUS two rooms to r[...]

Meet the NSH Team: Holly McClure, Lead Interior Designer

Photo by Laura Sumrak Holly McClure is a Charlotte native who has been working within the interior design industry for 20 years. A graduate of Appalachian State University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Holly began her design career at a furnishing manufacturing company. During her time there, she developed a trade program for interior designers and fell in love with the design side of the business. In 2022, Holly joined the New South Home team after eight years of running her own full service interior design[...]

7 Tips for Refurnishing your Living Room

With focuses on furnishing, minor renovations, and interior space updates, Lead Interior Designer Holly McClure specializes in helping clients turn their homes into timeless and curated spaces that are as functional as they are beautiful. We sat down with Holly to get her advice for anyone considering a living room refresh. Here are her top 7 tips: Change the paint color. Paint is an easy way to change the look of a space without changing too many things within that space. Don't be afraid to take risks! Many people are afraid that d[...]

Our Favorite 2024 Design Trends

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Photo by Caitlin Paredes Part of our job as designers is to keep a pulse on emerging trends and product lines. We do this by attending the biannual High Point Furniture Market as a team, and constantly reading and watching what trends are spotted around the country. We asked our Design Team what trends they're excited to see come to life in 2024. Here's what they're looking forward to:  Melissa Lee, CEO & Principal DesignerThe Curated Home I love the trend we're seeing of adding found and collected pieces[...]

2023 in Review

The past year has been one of growth, change, and upward momentum at New South Home. We’ve grown into a new office building and design studio, expanded our team, won awards, and best of all, had a full year of partnering with our clients to design their dream homes.  Here’s a look back at some of our favorite highlights from 2023. Places and Spaces In July, we moved 2 blocks from our previous office into a historic home that reflects our quintessential Southern style. Situated in the heart of Downtown Matthews, the home was built in 188[...]

5 Tips for Holiday Decorating Ideas

December is here and it's time to trim the tree, light the Menorah, and host family and friends. Here are our top 5 tips for holiday decorating to incorporate into your home. 1. Pick a Color Scheme When envisioning a seamless holiday look, cohesion is key. Pick a color scheme you want to work with at the beginning of your process and stick to it. Pro-tip: It doesn't have to be a 'traditional' holiday color! Play around with colors that you love. 2. Utilize Your Existing Decor You don't have to[...]

Behind the Rooms with Melissa Lee: A Townhouse Transformation

This post originally appeared in Thibaut's email newsletter on 11/3. Designer Spotlight New South Home is a Charlotte-based interior design firm that specializes in creating functional homes with unique style and architectural preferences. We partnered with Melissa to transform her Airbnb rental in Savannah, GA with Thibaut wall coverings, fabrics, and trims. Q: What was your design inspiration? A: I used our signature blue tone, fun pinks, and greens to honor Savannah's bright colors. The Palm Botanical wall covering in the bathroom pays homage to the city's[...]

5 Questions to Ask When You’re Considering Hiring an Interior Designer

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Congratulations! You're in the market for an interior designer. That's a big step, and it's one that can help you finally get your home looking the way you've always wanted it to. However, there are a few questions to ask before you hire a designer. It's important to find someone who is the right fit for your style, budget, and needs. Use this list of questions below to ensure you're hiring the best design firm for your project! 1. What is your design process - how do you get from an initial phone call and consultation to a finished home? Understanding[...]