The architects behind the Southern Living Idea House at Palmetto Bluff drew their inspiration for the home’s design from Palmetto Bluff’s low country surroundings. The home, designed by Pursley Dixon Architects as a haven for guests to entertain and unwind, is situated amid the state’s iconic palms and freshwater creeks. One of the home’s most exquisite elements is a large porch – a Southern staple – where visitors can relax, converse and enjoy the idyllic views of the May River. The two-story South Carolina house features a tin roof and is constructed out of brick, board and batten, evoking a traditional coastal style. The home’s décor brings the outdoors in with its use of blues, whites and warm neutrals.

Every year, Southern Living selects a project team to develop one “Idea House” in the hopes of inspiring consumers to experiment with and refresh their own homes. The Idea House will open to the public for tours beginning on Saturday, June 28th and will remain open until December 14th, 2014. “The Idea House this year blends seamlessly into its low country South Carolina landscape while distinguishing itself as the quintessential embodiment of our relaxed and elegant style,” said Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living.