In The BNOTP Library: Paula Deen’s Savannah Style

Recently we took a tour of Paula Deen’s home in Savannah. I mentioned in that post, that though I like Paula’s current home a lot, I really loved the home she previously lived in. I had seen photos of that home in Paula’s magazine many years ago.

Also, Paula wrote a book in 2010 and when it arrived, I was happy to see she did include lots of pictures from her own home in addition to tours of several other beautiful homes in Savannah. Though I can’t share all the pictures in that book for obvious reasons, I scanned in four pictures to give you an idea of how her previous home looked. It had a more casual feel than her current home, more personal.

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In the BNOTP Library: Paula Deen’s Savannah Style
Author: Paula Deen

Paula Deen's Savannah Style by Paula Deen

3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • Photography is wonderful! Book is divided up by the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each section is divided into various topics and all are delightful and a fun read. Some of the topics Paula covers are: Porch Livin’ (loved all the porches in this book!) Courtyard Gardens, Wrought Iron, Wicker, Music Rooms, Book Nooks, Silver & Savannahians, Flea Market Treasures, Holiday Tables and Holiday Decorating, Comfort Rooms, Eat-in Kitchens, Seashell Crafts and Furniture and a lot more. Paula’s home is interspersed throughout the book with other homes featured in the book.
  • In addition to Paula’s beautiful home, we get to go inside several other wonderful homes in Savannah, including some absolutely adorable Tybee Island cottages. So this book is a mixture of elegant rooms, cottage rooms, restored cabins, historic Savannah homes and wonderful island cottages. So many beautiful rooms!
  • Paula takes us inside a rustic dock cabin that she restored and it’s delightful.

I love the way the book is written because it’s Paula talking to us as if we are sitting with her at her kitchen table having a chat. Her sincere personality really shines through in this book.

Below you’ll find 4 pictures from this book showing Paula’s previous home. It had me at the porch! 🙂 This book showcases a number of wonderful porches, two of which are from Paula’s home.

Paula Deen's Front Porch with Wicker Furniture


This was the entry foyer in Paula’s previous home.

Paula Deen's Entry Foyer


The living area in her previous home. I love the red Buffalo Check curtains.

Paula Deen's Living Room


This was her kitchen in her previous home. I really liked the fireplace here. The hood over the stove is very different from her current custom-made copper hood. She always likes to have a table in the kitchen, the way kitchens used to be. She explains why in this book.

Paula Deen's Kitchen


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  1. Regality (aka The Quing) says

    Oh, I like this home so much better than the newer one. The new one looks more like a decorator showcase rather than a place where people live. Thanks for sharing the book!

  2. You are right on. This is much more of what I love to see…warm, inviting and personal. The new home is just the result of a decorator…who does resorts…very pretty, but cold. This is a charming glimpse of what made her special. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Oh I love this home, so cozy, pretty, happy and with touches of elegance. Although I have a small kitchen, I do have a wooden table brought from my previous huge kitchen from our country home…can’t live without it; as we prepare food in it, bake and knead and it’s in our breakfast nook, so we do eat here too. Love the buffalo plaid drapes too.
    Love it dear Susan. Thanks for sharing. I’m pinning it.

    Have a super weekend,

  4. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    From what little I can see, this home seems much warmer and cozier to me. Especially the kitchen. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this book and photos, Susan.

  5. Susan, I have this book and love her former home. I don’t understand the new home, it doesn’t look like her at all. I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. I agree that Paula’s former home seems to fit the personality that we see in her from TV. Her TV kitchen really seemed like her & I enjoyed her show very much. I wonder if her new home just doesn’t feel like home & that is why she is selling it. It will be interesting to see what the next one will be like.

  7. Thanks, Susan – love The Lady and just bought this!

    Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.

    • You’ll love it Michele…it’s a wonderful book and you can tell it was written by Paula. It has fun personality and sounds just like her when you read it.

  8. I believe I like her previous house between too. Looks more “low country” to me. Sheila

  9. You are absolutely right! Her previous home is so warm, cozy and inviting. Looks like the perfect place to share Southern hospitality!

  10. Paula Dee says

    I have this book also, and love looking thur it many times !! Do you know PaulaDeen personally??? I love her, would love to meet her!! my closest encounter of meeting her was her cut out in her store ! hehe


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