For nearly 50 years, Southern Living has served as the leading inspiration for the region, featuring the best ideas and emphasizing the positive aspects about life in the South. These hand-picked neighborhoods embrace a pride of place and encourage new traditions of living in the South. Preserving the long-favored lifestyle of our region with some of the best ideas in urban planning, architecture, landscape design, and recreation - welcome to Southern Living Inspired Communities.Explore our communities
From cabins and cottages to elegant manors, Southern Living has a house plan for you. Southern Living House Plans has more than 1000 different home designs created exclusively for Southern Living by some of the country’s leading architects and designers. Each home design brings the latest ideas in architecture, interior design, and livability while defining a lifestyle, sense of place, and a connection to the world around us.
The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is a network of more than 100 of the South’s top custom home builders brought together by our magazine. This invitation-only program selects custom builders acclaimed for their detailed craftsmanship, excellence in customer service, financial stability, and use of quality building materials in their homes. Before members are selected, Southern Living checks homeowner and business references, and conducts a site visit to ensure we are selecting a builder that will deliver a quality custom home, and the customer service you expect.
The Southern Living Idea House Program brings the pages of our magazine to life by building and decorating two amazing homes each year. These homes are open to the public, and showcase the latest products, design trends, and decorating ideas to delight and inspire. The Idea Houses are featured in the August issue of Southern Living, as well as online with virtual tours, behind the scenes, and interviews.