The 2022 Southern Living Idea House

The Idea House is designed to inspire with the very latest in home innovation, coastal design, local artisan details and outdoor living. There’s over 4,000 sq ft of ideas, art, appliances, sumptous furniture, tile, and tiny details; you have to see the Idea House to get the full experience.

Opening Day Guests are swooning over the hardwood floors, the lush color combinations, the hand-painted stairs and the cozy coastal details that make this year’s Idea House a Must-See.

“There’s never been a more exciting time for home design, and this year’s Idea House reflects the ideas and innovations that are changing the way we live. It all adds up to a beautiful home that’s designed to inspire,” – Sid Evans, Editor in Chief of Southern Living

Come enjoy the harborside location, coastal architecture and a vibrant coastal village with outdoor dining, shops, accommodations, and a spa. Come celebrate the very best of life on the coast this year.

“A sanctuary on the waterfront, River Dunes is the perfect place for this year’s Idea House – a family-friendly destination with gorgeous scenery and a community that holds the standards of the Southern Living brand,” – Dierdre Finnegan, VP, Publisher of Southern Living.

Meet the Team:

For this year’s home, Southern Living called on the ultimate Southern dream team to bring their vision to life: interior designer Charlotte Lucas from Charlotte, North Carolina; builder Jordan Maroules of SLD Custom Homes from Morehead City, North Carolina; and architect William Court of the Court Atkins Group from Bluffton, South Carolina.

The 2022 Idea House is open for tours in Oriental, North Carolina, set in the scenic waterfront village of River Dunes, a Southern Living-and Coastal Living-inspired community. 

Southern Living has been creating signature custom homes that celebrate life in the South for over 30 years, each reflecting their take on the style, comfort, and innovation of the times. 

Idea House 2022: Southern Living presents the 2022 Idea House at River Dunes