Southern Hospitality at Home:
The Art of Gracious Living
Wednesday, October 2nd, 11:00am - Noon (book-siging to follow)
Interior Resources, 1620 Oak Lawn Ave
Southern Hospitality at Home: The Art of Gracious Living, a lecture based on the book of the same title (Rizzoli: 2019), looks at Southern architecture, interiors and gardens through the lens of the region's fabled hospitality. Beautiful images illustrate the many places where Southerners weave their spell of welcome, from the front porch to the back garden and everywhere in between. From conversations with the South's leading design professionals and research of historic accounts, Sully gleans insights into the architectural and decorative ingredients of unforgettable hospitality. High ceilings that invite spirits to rise, polished silver and starched finger towels that show you care, personal collections that spark conversation, and garden bowers that invite you to dream - these are among the secrets Sully shares. From a well-loved family plantation to a chic Savannah townhouse, a country porch with a bathtub and a seaside house with a view, each featured place celebrates the art of gracious living, however refined or down to earth.
Susan Sully is a leading authority on architecture and design and the author and photographer of many books published by Rizzoli and The Monacelli Press, including Houses with Charm, The Southern Cosmopolitan, and The Southern Cottage, as well as volumes about New Orleans, Charleston, Savannah and Florida. Sully has also co-authored books with leading American design professionals including Bobby McAlpine, Susan Ferrier, Phoebe Howard, Norman Askins, Ken Tate and Jim Strickland of Historical Concepts. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in art history, Sully has contributed articles to the New York Times, Town & Country Travel, Veranda, Southern Accents, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Living and other publications. She lectures frequently on the subject of architecture and design at organizations including Sotheby's Institite, the Smithsonian's National Building Museum, garden clubs, antiques shows and design centers. Visit susansully.com for more information.
Book-signing will follow lecture.
Books for sale via event registration and on-site. Price - $35