Here’s How You Can Live Like the Cast Of Bravo’s “Southern Charm”

by Mahogany WaldonSeptember 26, 2018

Let’s be honest, the glory days of the south might be over, but southern ladies and gents keep its mesmerizing, and romanticized appeal and traditions alive. No group of dapper beaus and darling gals do it better than the cast of Bravo’s Southern Charm franchise. The OG cast-mates hail from the charming City of Charleston, but the network also films Southern Charm: Savannah and Southern Charm: New Orleans. But what’s so great about the south? From its classic cuisines to its breathtaking architecture, there’s more than enough to love about it! If you’ve always wanted to add the perfect southern flare to your space, well then, bless your heart! Here are some ways that you can do just that!

Southern style homes in the historic district of Charleston.

Southerners Know How to Party

Seriously, if you want your home to be the bee’s knee of the neighborhood, you might want to consider hosting a few shindigs here and there. Whether you’re a belle or a beau, a nice party, perhaps a housewarming for when you move in or a holiday affair is the perfect way to get to know neighbors, or to show off that new chandelier in the vestibule. Just take a peek at Southern Charm‘s OG cast-mate Shepard “Shep” Rose.

Photo of Bravo star Shep Rose and date dancing at formal party.
photo courtesy of Bravo TV

Shep is known for being a party lover, from his charming Founder’s Ball date with a special lady to staying cool during a contentious moment at fellow cast-mate Patricia Altschul’s dinner party. You don’t have to be a major socialite like these southern notables to have a great event, but nonetheless, having one could really give you a real competitive edge for the title of “Best Neighbor!”

If you’re still not confident with your hosting skills, don’t worry, we’ve compiled some tips to set you on the right path to become the hostess with the mostest this upcoming holiday season!

Southerners Know That a Fabulous Home is a Mainstay in Tradition

OK, so there is a step before becoming the hostess with the mostest, and that’s ensuring you have a home that would make Scarlett O’Hara proud. Southern homes are marveled throughout the world. You might not be able to be a world-renowned art collector like Patricia Altschul (widow of Arthur G. Altschul, a former Goldman Sachs partner and art collector), but one thing the glamorous Patricia knows well is home decor. Her mind-blowing Greek-Revival home, that ‘s filled with heirlooms features an apple-green drawing room, antique silhouettes that really play up the mid-century modern furnishings, a 19th-century styled dining room, and a slew of other southern staples is quite the catch. Here’s what you can take from her design essentials:

Large, Greek-Revival green and tan home of socialite Patricia Altschul.
photo courtesy of Architectural Digest

  • Classic pairings with modern accents will never be tacky, it’s simply a way to mix the old with the new. As with all things southern, you have to pay homage to the past.
  • Wallpaper might not be making a complete comeback but experimenting with fun colors is always on trend. If you need color inspiration, check out these hues that Pantone is keeping a close watch on for 2019.
  • Simple, warm kitchens are an inviting staple your guests will prefer over high-end stainless appliances any day!

Southerners Add an Extra Helping of Hospitality Whenever They Can

Although southerners can have viperous tongues — there were more than a few cat fights and all-out brawls in the show’s tenure that have gotten pretty bad — southerners are still pretty laid-back, welcoming, and loving people. These same qualities can extend to the home. Nothing screams hospitality like a guest-room. Even if you don’t have per-say an official guest-room, if you’ve recently become an empty-nester, you can find a plethora of things to do with that newfound spare bedroom. Mom-cave, anyone?!

Nothing Says Southern Like Comfort Food

One thing that you must spruce up before you consider your home a southern oasis is the kitchen. Southerners are known to settle feuds, make deals, and enjoy the essence of one another all over a great meal. Get ready to serve up some comfort from your kitchen with these winter kitchen ideas perfect for cold weather. Soon, you’ll be fixin’ to live just like the cast of Bravo’s Southern Charm.

Traditional Creole cajun court bouillon with fish and seafood gumbo chowder stew as top view in a pot.

Now that you know how to add some southern charm to your home, be sure to check out some of our simply amazing southern listings to get more inspiration.

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Mahogany Waldon
Mahogany is a Content Marketing Coordinator for In her spare time, Mahogany enjoys reading, writing poetry, blogging, traveling, and loves a good southern idiom. Mahogany is also a certified Reiki practitioner and enjoys all things supernatural.