Calm, Classic Southern Home

Southern Living Magazine

With the colors, antiques, and art she loves most, Mia James has planned her family’s Baton Rouge home with one classic Southern quality in mind: quiet strength.

Choose Art With Your Heart

About 17 years ago, Mia was surprised with a bonus check and immediately wrote a wish list of her favorite artists. Then she started systematically buying pieces from every artist on the list. She made a new purchase each time she saved a little extra money. “The art I have doesn’t necessarily go or match with my house,” Mia says. “It works because I love it.” She also believes that framing makes the biggest impact and even a $10 painting can look totally amazing and original with the right frame.

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