Design & Style

A Southern Tradition – The Dogtrot Prior to the advent of air conditioning, an understanding of local environments enabled southerners to build in ways that buffered the harsh climatic realities. As we design for a more sustainable and resilient future we can learn from the past. Looking back we can see that vernacular designs are […]

A Southern Tradition – The Dogtrot

Across the South, porch ceilings have been painted variations of a pale blue. This tradition of the porch ceiling being painted blue came from the Gullah who lived in Georgia and South Carolina. You can now find “haint blue” porch ceilings through the Northeastern States in addition to the many Southern homes with this quaint […]

Haint Blue : A Southern Tradition

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