If you’ve spent any time at all in our neck of the woods (which is the Lone Star State, of course), you’ve probably run into at least a few types of southerners, all of us distinct in our respective quirks. People outside the southern United States tend to lump all of us into one big category, but Heaven knows we’re a mixed bag of personalities and preferences. Southerners love a diverse array of music, food, and lifestyles, so of course the same would go for our tastes in home decor!
This holiday season, if you’re on the hunt for a show-stopping gift for the quintessential Southerner in your life, we’re here to help. Whether you’re shopping for your grandfather (the G.W. McLintock) or your classy and sassy sister (the Melanie Smooter), here are some suggestions we think they’ll love to unwrap on Christmas morning.
For the Scarlett O’Hara
She’s bold, brazen, and knows a thing or two about high-end fashion. This is a woman with impeccable taste who settles for nothing less than the absolute finest. With an almost innate ability to make a statement wherever she goes, the Scarlet O’Hara in your life needs a piece just as eye-catching as she is.
(Image: Gone With the Wind)
Furniture of Choice: Kenzie Chaise
Featuring an incredible combination of patterns and textures, the luxurious Kenzie Chaise is the ideal piece for relaxing after a tiring day filled with social affairs. A striking addition to any entertaining space, this chaise exudes classic glamour and indulgent comfort.
For the J.R. Ewing
He’s a savvy businessman who spends his days closing deals and getting ahead. A man with a sleek sense of southern style, he knows what he wants and almost always gets it. In fact, he ensures he’s surrounded by only the finest, especially in his office (where all his biggest business dealings are executed with precision). (Image: Dallas, Warner Bros)
Furniture of Choice: The Presidio Executive Desk
The J.R. Ewing you know and love requires furniture that’ll ensure anyone who enters his office knows exactly who’s in charge. Make sure his workspace is equipped with furnishings worthy of any oil tycoon, like this intricate Presidio Executive Desk. It boasts a fabulous combination of hand-forged iron and hand-carved teak wood and will undoubtedly leave an impression meant to last.
For the M’Lynn Eatenton
Full of an understated grace and a pleasant charm, M’Lynn Eatenton is the embodiment of a no-nonsense southern woman who takes on even the most challenging situations with her head held high. Armed with both a classic strand of pearls and a quick, dry wit, any true M’Lynn appreciates furniture that’s well-balanced, elegant, and tasteful.
(Image: Steel Magnolias, TriStar Pictures)
Furniture of Choice: The Rand Dining Chair
She loves to entertain family and friends (and she’s darn good at it, too) so gift her with a beautiful dining set she’s sure to love! With its shapely frame, neutral hues, and perfect blend of traditional and contemporary style, the Rand Dining Chair is an excellent piece for a M’Lynn.
For the G.W. McLintock
If you’ve got a G.W. McLintock in the family, you know he’s rugged, he’s determined, and he’s not taking any foolishness from anyone. He’s also a man who believes in a hard day’s work and revels in the relaxation that comes afterward (and he appreciates a good whiskey along with it, to boot). (Image: McLintock!)
Furniture of Choice: The Weyes Recliner
After he’s kicked off his cowboy boots and enjoyed his hearty dinner, Mr. McLintock will surely need to relax in a recliner fit for a cattle baron. Made of extra-heavy bison leather, the imperial Weyes Recliner comes complete with studded detail, claw feet, and a kidney roll for added comfort.
For the Melanie Smooter
A trendy, cosmopolitan woman stuck between two worlds, Melanie Smooter is a good-old-fashioned southern girl with a newfound, big-city edge. An up-and-coming fashion designer, this is a woman who is proud of who she is and knows exactly how to combine her rural roots and refined tastes into one unique style. (Image: Sweet Home Alabama, Touchstone Pictures)
Furniture of Choice: The Fireball Occasional Chair
With its crocodile leather and sleek mid-century frame, the Fireball Occasional Chair is an excellent combination of an old-school ranch style (which places emphasis on texture) and a more modern urban style (which shows a preference for cleaner lines).
For the Leigh Anne Tuohy
She’s devilishly stylish, determined to right all the wrongs of the world, and to say she’s “whiskey in a teacup” is an incredibly drastic understatement. Who are we talking about? The Leigh Anne Tuohy in your life, of course! You know who we’re talking about… from that perfect hair all the way down to her impeccable Louboutin heels, this lady has crossed all her Ts, dotted all her Is, and her home’s interior is always on point (because she is, after all, an interior designer). (Image: The Blind Side, Warner Bros.)
Furniture of Choice: The Poydras Sofa
In Leigh Anne’s world, all that glitters IS gold, and that includes her furniture, too. With its beautiful sheen, an assortment of textures, and unique detail, the Poydras Sofa is the perfect interior piece for anyone who knows a thing or two about home style.
For the Coach Taylor
Coach Taylor is the quintessential hometown Texas man. He loves to grill a few steaks on the patio with a cold one in his left hand and the remote control in the other (because, of course, he’s installed a flatscreen out back so as not to miss a down of football). But once he moves inside to finish the second half, he needs the perfect recliner to kick back and relax. (Image: Friday Night Lights, NBC)
Furniture of Choice: The Dolan Recliner
This isn’t a guy who cares for overly fanciful objects, but he’ll be darned if his favorite recliner isn’t the best money can buy. The Dolan Recliner is an ideal man cave addition for all the Coach Taylors out there who will definitely get to that honey-do list… after the Texas A&M game is over, of course.
For the Suzanne Sugarbaker
An ex-beauty pageant queen, Pi Beta Phi sister, and Ole Miss alumna, the very southern Suzanne Sugarbaker in your life wants, loves, needs attention (and she certainly gets it with her indelible charm and remarkable beauty). But don’t discount her as a silly southern socialite – Suzanne has a sharp sense of style, a bright personality, and a heart of gold.
Furniture of Choice: Brownie Patina Sofa
With a rich, supple leather and incredibly unique frame, this sofa is perfect for anyone who knows how to make an impression.
Looking for home decor that makes great Christmas gifts?
We’re proud to present our 2018 Holiday Catalog, featuring furniture and decor perfect for any budget. Be sure to take a look and give us a call for pricing! You can also stop by our showroom to browse our entire collection.
Brumbaugh’s provides the look and feel of the Old West to astute homeowners throughout the world. From vintage-western to Tuscan-chic, Brumbaugh’s offers over 50,000 square feet of elegant, ranch, fine-home furnishings you just won’t find anywhere else.