Living Room: “I inherited this from my grandmother” Meredith Pardue says of her early 1950's Henredon sectional. “She used it in her formal living room, so my family shares decades of warm memories sitting on that sofa.” Pardue reupholstered it in an ivory velvet from Sunbrella. The wooden side table is from Target, cowhide rug from Jean-Marc Fray Antiques in Austin. The lucite side table and glasstop coffee table are CB2. Pardue commissioned Florida artist Carol Woodland to create the driftwood lamp. The barcelona chairs are from Austin natives, Four Hands Furniture.
of this home, many of which suggest a connection to nature: a mounted tousle of Spanish moss here*, a framed pinhole shot of flowers there.* They form a larger collage of the natural world inside this two-story abode, where coral and rock formations, a tall driftwood lamp, and other remnants of the wild gently rest — all tamed inside Meredith’s domestic serenity. *Artists behind these pieces, respectively: Jenny Ellerbe (Monroe, LA) May Perkins Benton (Jackson, MS).
Den: (next page) Pardue commissioned this deerhead sculpture in 2011. Artist, Marcus Kenney of Savannah, GA, and old friend of Pardues’ (at least twenty years). “I love his two-dimensional work but had always wanted one of his taxidermy wall pieces, so I finally went for it.” Kenny fashioned it after Pardue and her late dog, Libby and titled it LIBERTINIA. “I also call her Regina Grande because she reminds me of some grand tribal queen,” Pardue says.