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An Editor’s Eye on Southern Style

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$10.00 – $15.00

Tori Mellott, career respected design editor and now Style Director of Frederic Magazine, joins CLS for the debut of her first book: Southern Interiors: A Celebration of Personal Style published in conjunction with Schumacher. A veteran of the industry, Mellott has been be behind the scenes for more than twenty years in posts at House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Domino, Martha Stewart and Traditional Home, and now provides an exclusive peek into the homes of various creatives, particularly those that are uniquely Southern. For her official launch in the Southeast, appropriately at the oldest cultural institution in the South, Tori will hold a delightful repartee with several of the featured talent from the book, and what Southern living means to them.

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to purchase one or more signed copies, please visit Buxton Books here.

About the Book

Southern Interiors spotlights 28 residences across country towns, coastal resorts, and major metropolitan cities featuring homes in a variety of architectural and interior design styles, from modern and minimalist to Georgian-inspired to Southern Gothic. Each of these deeply personal residences illustrates how the region’s traditions of hospitality and easy elegance are being interpreted by the South’s most stylish people today. Peek inside Beth Webb’s coastal South Carolina getaway, artist Hunt Slonem’s historic Louisiana manor, and fashion insider Ann Mashburn’s airy Atlanta home. Among the many other luminaries featured in the book are interior designers Suzanne Kasler and Thomas Jayne, architects Stan Dixon and Bobby McAlpine, and tastemakers Elizabeth Damrich and Kerry Moody.

Since its founding in 1889, luxury design house Schumacher has been committed to design that transcends time and rises above the ordinary. It is the ultimate resource for extraordinary textiles, wallpapers, trim, and home accessories and is renowned as a style leader worldwide.

About Tori Mellot 

Tori has been an editor for more than twenty years and has held posts at House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Domino, Martha Stewart, Traditional Home, and is currently the Style Director of Frederic Magazine and Director of Video for Frederic Media. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA Tori resides in New York City with her eleven-year-old twin daughters.


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December 3
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10.00 – $15.00