Something to Write Home About…

ECPR friends and fans – we are so thrilled to announce that on March 6, our client, Historical Concepts, is releasing its first book – Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House.

For nearly thirty years, Historical Concepts has designed country houses, mountain retreats, and coastal cottages that “pay homage to the South’s deep sense of place.” Coming Home serves as an anthology of this award-winning firm’s architectural and design masterpieces. The book features 224 pages of opulent photographs and descriptive storytelling of Historical Concepts’ most treasured properties.

Published by design-book experts Rizzoli New York, authors James Lowell Strickland and Partners present the small details and big ideas about how they’ve created these iconic homes.

A Beaufort-style house combines formal classic revival details with casual painted plank walls; a barrier island retreat mixes eclectic elements from Southern coastal cottages with whimsical Caribbean details; and a guest home constructed with salvaged beams and weathered finishes resembles a converted barn. Elements of traditional Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival styles, as well as examples of southern vernacular architecture can be found in the homes featured in Coming Home.

Envision wide, wrap-around front porches, Spanish moss and antique claw foot tubs— whatever your industry, this collection of Southern charm will inspire ideas for your clients, products or projects.

Be sure to visit on March 6 to snag one of the first copies available. We are in the process of scheduling signings and speaking opportunities for the Coming Home authors, so stay tuned to see if we’re hosting an event in your area! In addition, for our blog readers who are designers, design center managers, retailers, media members, and other trade professionals, please contact us with your questions regarding events or for review copies. Visit for more information about Coming Home and the Historical Concepts development and design team.

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