The 2019 Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck

This year’s Southern Living Idea House was recently unveiled in Crane Island, Florida. Designed by Birmingham-based interior and textile designer, Heather Chadduck Hillegas, the house is the very embodiment of chic coastal style with relaxed finishes, a beautiful palette comprised of mainly blue hues and neutral tones, and an elegant, yet effortless spirit. The large house features a generous amount of outdoor living spaces which Heather blended seamlessly with the interiors. The house will be open to the public through December 8th and is featured in the August issue of Southern Living. Let’s take a tour, shall we?

Every room in the house was oriented to face the water across from the house, including the open and welcoming foyer.

The living room features v-groove paneling on the walls, beams faux painted to look old and add character, as well as a gracious blue color palette and fun mix of fabrics.

Details in the Living Room

A Hallway features a Pair of Skirted Rattan Consoles and a Patterned Dhurrie Runner

The kitchen is the very picture of coastal style. I love the sepia-toned Gracie panel that acts as a focal point behind the range. To make it kitchen-friendly, it is protected by a piece of glass.

The organized pantry makes me want to get my act together in my own pantry!

Can you imagine having breakfast here? Everyday would feel like vacation!

The Sweet Mud Room is Made Even Sweeter with this Cute Dog

I am obsessed with this series of paintings by Catherine B. Jones in the stairwell!

A Pretty Powder Room

The dining room features a chic painted floors and chairs upholstered in Heather’s own Petite Frond fabric.

I love the slightly more modern feel of the playroom with its mirror-image banquettes and game tables, series of botanical prints, and fabulous horizontal stripe wallpaper.

An Inviting Outdoor Seating Area

How chic is the bedroom on the sleeping porch? The fabric on the canopy is Heather’s Grande Frond in Olive.

Sweet Dreams!

The focal point of the master bathroom is the Cheviot Balmoral Tub which was color-matched to Sherwin Williams’ Rookwood Dark Green.

The cabinetry is so pretty and timeless. I also love the Jasper wallpaper and antique Louis Philippe mirror.

A Charming Guest Bedroom featuring Twin Beds

A Guest Bedroom with a Pretty Canopy Bed

Soane’s Dianthus Chintz in Lapis Wallpaper Makes for a Show-Stopping Addition to this Guest Bathroom

How fun is this bunk room?


{Photography by Laurey W. Glenn courtesy of Heather Chadduck Hillegas | Styling by Liz Strong for Southern Living}

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  1. Beautiful use of color, fabric, and pattern. Hard to love a design(er) who puts a corner legged table with a banquette, though. Hope this does not come through all caps, uNsure why it shows all caps on my screen.

  2. Hi! I love the green.grey bathroom vanity. Any idea if it’s custom made? If not, do you know where it’s from?