South & Pine helps homeowners make their vision reality
PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSHUA BERRY
Downtown’s newest style-setter, South & Pine Home wants to help people with the vision for their homes and supply confidence to attain that vision.
Owners Alan and Meghann Delashaw said they strive for a welcoming atmosphere for customers. “We are not just a store – we are a family,” Meghann said. “We’re so happy to extend that family to the Madison community. The store is our way of sharing a piece of our home with you.”
The store’s “freshly curated Southern style” focuses on Southern flair that suits everyone. “We hope when you come in to South & Pine Home that you find something that you can bring into your home. That could be paper plates or a candle … all the way to a beautiful farmhouse table for your dining room,” Meghann said.
The store boasts three distinct styles of tables in-house: a rustic, whitewashed farmhouse look; wood-and-metal round design; and wood in classic lines. To mix and match with tables, dining chairs range from X-backed in white or wood to cane-backed upholstered and parson chairs in linen slipcovers.
Other seating includes matching side chairs Meghann said are perfect for a living space or bedroom. Various wood or metal side tables complement a room perfectly. “We carry some upholstered benches – so versatile and work by a bed or table,” Meghann said. Dressers and buffets also are available. “Beautiful sideboards are something that I love and have a variety in the shop. Wood ones with glass, white with stained tops, even one made with reclaimed wood so that every piece used to craft it is unique and tells a story.”
For lighting, the store has lamps, lanterns and ceiling fixtures. Wall decor can define an atmosphere with wreaths, metal or wooden signs and mirrors. To dress a ceramic vase, jug or pottery piece, try magnolia stems, cotton or dogwood stems and decor balls.
“For kitchenware, we have plates, serving utensils, trays, tea towels and canisters,” Meghann said. “Our soft goods include pillows, blankets, aprons and napkins.” Shoppers also can browse clocks, picture frames, candlesticks/candles, coasters and soaps.
“The mission of South & Pine Home is to allow our style and design to be attainable to people in our community. Sometimes, you can see styles online or on TV, but it’s difficult to recreate that look in your own home. We are here to help,” Meghann explained. “We can help you decorate a room, put together a beautiful centerpiece – even find a gift for an upcoming event and more.”
The Delashaws said they put lots of thought into naming their store. “Pine” can mean “to miss,” as a person pines for the South, “whether you grew up here or were just passing through,” Meghann said. The double meaning, of course, is also in reference to the endless rows of pine trees throughout the South, evoking memories of “the trees’ smell on a scorching summer day and their poise through our grey winters,” she added.
Including the word “Home” was important, Meghann said, because “we want to share our ‘home’ with everyone we come across.”
Meghann and Alan both graduated from Bob Jones High School – 2005 and 2006, respectively – and the University of Alabama with bachelor’s degrees in business – 2009 and 2010, respectively. They have four sons: Noble, 6, kindergarten; Hughes, 4, pre-kindergarten; Brence, 2 in November; and Aldridge, 6 months. “Our boys are all the good parts of each of us,” Alan said.
During the past eight years, in addition to welcoming four children, the Delashaws have built a custom home; started a small booth selling re-purposed furniture and hand-painted signs; sold their first home; bought an old home with lots of charm; renovated and sold that house; and bought a new house.
Then Meghann started working as an interior decorator, opened another booth with home decor, modified their new house “because no one likes cookie cutter” and started a small business.
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