At Old World Stoneworks, we’re secure in the knowledge that we make beautiful mantels and range hoods. But we always appreciate a shout out from customers, interior designers and the media. So we were thrilled to find our Conrad mantel surround featured in a Southern Living home style review this month.
The Lowcountry Home
In this case, the homeowners are named Mitch and Gaye Drew. Southern Living shares the Drews’ new farmhouse with readers. The house is “low country” style, which means tall ceilings, many doors and windows and generous, shady porches. This Southern style house is good for humid, marshy climates, like Florida, and is often raised off the ground in case of flooding.
Here’s an exterior shot of the Drew home. Note the enormous porch and tall, shuttered windows.
The Drew’s are fond of family gatherings – any excuse to see their precious grandbabies. They also like to have their church friends over, so they need plenty of space for entertaining. We’re sure all their friends and families will love to get cozy in front of the fireplace with the new Conrad mantel. Their dog Copper will surely relish a lazy evening basking in firelight.
Art plays an important part in the Drew home. A grouping of vintage botanical prints hangs over a green bench. A lifelike portrait of Gaye’s late mother watches over the family at mealtimes. And above the Conrad mantel, the Drew’s have placed a painting of Florida live oaks created by the Jacksonville artist C. Ford Riley. Whether it’s a quail or red-tailed hawk, a favorite hunting dog or a quiet country road, if it’s part of Florida’s natural landscape, this sportsman and conservationist has painted it. At Old World Stoneworks, we salute the Drew’s in supporting the local, contemporary art scene, something that’s close to our hearts as well.
Here it is, the Conrad with Mr. Riley’s painting:
Want to give the Conrad a spot in your fabulous home? Its clean lines and understated elegance fit in anywhere.