In the cool, wooded mountains of the South, each log cabin has a rich history and a unique personality. Homeowners featured here have preserved the age-old qualities of their cabins while renovating, revitalizing, and redecorating these treasures to support modern living and reflect their personal style.
Emily Followill’s stunning photography shows every cozy corner of thirteen homes located in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, and Virginia. The writing tells the story of how each cabin and owner came together; as the owners changed their cabins, the cabins invariably changed the owners as well.
|Publisher:||Smith, Gibbs Publisher|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Emily J. Followill began an adventure in photography twenty years ago. Since her early years studying her art, her style has been concise, crisp, and classic. She tells a story with beautiful, balanced photographs and a natural quality of light. From residential interiors to gardens, product to lifestyle, Emily demonstrates a passion and an eye for simple beauty in the most complex settings. Her work is recognized in national and international publications, including Veranda, Better Homes and Gardens, Traditional Home, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Garden and Gun, Southern Living, and many others.
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I was born in the South. It’s where my parents were born. It’s where my grandparents were born. It’s where I went to school. It’s where my husband was born, and it’s where his family was born. It’swhere my children were born. It always has been, and will be, a part of who I am. If you were to askme where my heart belongs, it’s not hard to imagine how I would respond.
The South is defined by its beautiful countryside, its rustic origins, and its people’s creativity. It is a beautiful area of the country in which to live, work, and play. When it is time to relax, my ideal place to retreat from everyday life is nature. Time spent in a cabin in the woods, on a mountain, or by a lake is a true vacation for me. Of course, the creature comforts are wonderful, but it’s the place that moves me and allows me to rest, relax, and restore. It was with this in mind that I was inspired to capture the southern feeling through the architecture and design of some of the South’s most wonderful log cabins.
Table of Contents
9 Foreword, by James T. Farmer III
11 Introduction, Emily J. Followill
15 BORN TO BUILD Hendersonville, Tennessee
31 CULTIVATING MEMORIES Madison, Georgia
53 DREAM HOME COME TRUE Ellijay, Georgia
67 GROWING NEW ROOTS Cashiers, North Carolina
81 A HASTY RETREAT Cashiers, North Carolina
95 HISTORY AT HEART McCalla, Alabama
105 A HOME IN THREE ACTS Rappahannock County, Virginia
119 HUNTING DOWN HISTORY Columbus, Georgia
131 LAID-BACK LUXURY Cashiers, North Carolina
147 MIX, MASTERED Lake Hartwell, Georgia
161 OLD CABIN, NEW TRICKS Highlands, North Carolina
173 A STORIED PAST Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
187 STRENGTH OF SPIRIT Highlands, North Carolina