Are you saving ideas for dream home interiors? I have to admit that I sometimes do that on Pinterest. I mean when inspiration strikes, I save it for later. After all, I bet everyone one of us would love to upgrade at least a few rooms in our home to turn it into a dream home for our family. Kimberly Greenwell, shares my same enthusiasm for dream homes. In fact, I became familiar with her when we both spoke at the Nashville Home Show in the fall. Her passion for homes actually translated into her very own Home TV Show!

A Home TV Show To Inspire Your Dream Home Design

One of the stunning master bathrooms featured on My Southern Home.

If you love seeing beautiful homes to inspire your dream home designs and learning about different home topics each week, then you will love, “My Southern Home with Kimberly Greenwell.” She profiles builders, remodelers, interior designers, and other home-related companies that can help you build or create your dream home. I think that is pretty cool because her home TV Show is both inspiring and educational.

From choosing the right cabinet company to tips for picking trusted builders, host Kimberly Greenwell is passionate about educating consumers on the home industry. She enjoys helping people to build or create their dream home with confidence.

Watch My Southern Home:

Watch “My Southern Home” Saturday at 10 a.m. on MYTV 30 in Nashville and Sunday at 10 a.m. on WBKI-CW 58 in Louisville. Or you can watch episodes at mysouthernhometv.com.

How It All Came To Be:

I always find it fascinating how people find their way into their careers. Some people seem to know what they want from a young age and others seem to drift into just the right spot. Kimberly Greenwell was kind enough to share her story with me of how she became a home TV show host.

Kimberly Greenwell interviews home experts to bring you the full scoop.

How A Passion for Dream Homes Lead to My Southern Home Television Show 

“My Southern Home” television host, Kimberly Greenwell, wasn’t always in front of the camera. Kimberly spent most of her career helping companies with television advertising and public relations. 

One snowy day in December of 2014, Kimberly got a phone call that would change her life forever. A television station in Louisville, Kentucky called to ask if she would be interested in producing and hosting a local home show. 

“I will never forget that moment. I remember everything about it. It had just started snowing and I was at a stoplight. Big, fluffy snowflakes were all around me, and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It has been five years now, and it still hard to believe. One phone call changed my life in ways I could never imagine,” said Kimberly. 

At the time, Kimberly was the publicist for the Home, Garden, and Remodeling Show and Homearama, which is an annual Louisville event that showcases custom built new state of the art houses. Her love of homes, expertise on home-related topics, and on-camera experience made her a perfect fit for the show. “Your Kentuckiana Home” launched in April 2015. 

Home Experts Share Tips With Viewers

Then, in 2017, she decided to produce her own show called “My Southern Home.” According to Kimberly, “I decided to launch my own show for several reasons; the main one was I felt a need to do more, to help more. There was so much we weren’t covering, and creatively my hands were tied. It was scary, but I knew it was time to go out on my own.” 

Another dream home interior featured on My Southern Home.

A few days before her first show debuted, Vinny Barber, with the Barber Cabinet Company, called and asked if Kimberly could bring the show to Nashville, Tennessee. 

One year later, Saturday, August 4, 2018, “My Southern Home” launched in Nashville on MYTV 30. Now with ten seasons behind her, Kimberly helps homeowners in Louisville, KY, and Middle Tennessee build or create their dream home by introducing them to home-related experts. 

Here is a small clip from one of home shows to you can get a sneak peek:

I loved hearing Kimberly’s story and I think it is so cool because you get to watch the informative Home TV Show it shows how working hard and believing in yourself can help you reach big goals. So go ahead and dream big- whether it is for your dream home or your dream career! Then make it happen by taking one step at a time.

Conclusion

A Southern home typically reflects a warm, inviting, and often traditional style that embraces hospitality and comfort. Here are some characteristic features and elements often found in Southern homes:

  1. Front Porch: Southern homes often feature spacious front porches with rocking chairs or swings, providing a welcoming space for relaxation and socializing.
  2. Architecture: Depending on the region, Southern homes may include various architectural styles such as Colonial, Victorian, Greek Revival, or Southern Plantation styles, each with its own distinctive features.
  3. Natural Materials: Emphasis on natural materials like wood, stone, and brick, which add to the home’s charm and character.
  4. Gardens and Landscaping: Well-maintained gardens with colorful flowers, lush green lawns, and perhaps even vegetable patches or herb gardens are common.
  5. Wide Hallways and High Ceilings: Many Southern homes have wide hallways and high ceilings, contributing to a sense of spaciousness and airiness.
  6. Traditional Furnishings: Furniture tends to be sturdy and often includes pieces with a timeless appeal, such as wooden tables, upholstered armchairs, and antique or vintage items.
  7. Warm Color Palettes: Colors often reflect warmth and hospitality, such as soft yellows, creamy whites, earthy browns, and shades of blue or green inspired by nature.
  8. Southern Hospitality: A focus on hospitality and comfort, with spaces designed for gatherings, family meals, and entertaining guests.
  9. Porch Swings and Outdoor Living: Beyond just a porch, Southern homes often have outdoor living areas with features like swings, hammocks, or outdoor kitchens for enjoying the mild Southern climate.
  10. Cultural Influences: Southern homes may incorporate cultural elements such as artwork, crafts, or decor that celebrate the region’s history and traditions.

Creating a Southern-inspired home often involves blending classic elements with personal touches that reflect your own style and preferences. What are some of your dream home goals? Where do you gather inspiration for your dream home designs?

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