The Southern Dwelling – The Instances of Houma/Thibodaux

Because the solar quietly set, bathing the again patio in its vibrant pink and blues, Kimberly Baugh and Nicholas Verdin welcomed us into The Southern Dwelling. 

The beautiful new building started in March 2021, permitting the household to maneuver in August 2021. The 4 bed room, two tub DLSD house is the Delacroix II A with Belmont brick colour, with white stucco settled on a pond lot. The house options wood-look ceramic tile flooring within the colour Legendary Beige, quartz counters within the colour Titanium, and a quartz fire in the identical colour because the counters. Constructed-in bookcases on both sides of the fireside match the toilet, laundry and Durham-style kitchen cupboards within the colour Admiral. Brass {hardware} is featured all through the house. 

“Lots of people are likely to suppose there may be not loads of customization in the case of constructing,” shared Kimberly. “Nevertheless, we made essentially the most of what we had been ready to select from.”


Among the issues that had been custom-made in the course of the constructing course of included selecting the lot and the ground plan, together with the brick colour, exterior stucco colour, storage door and out of doors door colours.

For the inside, they had been capable of choose flooring kind and colour, cupboard color and style, countertop supplies, {hardware}, wall and trim colour and additions of recessed lighting. 

Kimberly takes pleasure in her residence’s fashion and decor, as she was the decorator. Her fashion was achieved by mixing outdated and new gadgets with bigger luxurious gadgets as assertion items, together with thrifted classic and handmade gadgets that add character to the house. 


“I like to think about my residence as a modern-day French cottage. I prefer to name my design fashion Trendy Natural. I like my rooms and areas to be a combination of uncooked and refined. I like layering natural components and colours in opposition to fashionable simplistic traces. This entails loads of impartial colours and pure supplies to create simplistic statements. I prefer to curate areas of my residence that make me glad, making a stand alone second in every house.”

“Decor gadgets in the home need to be interchangeable. When I’m in search of a selected piece, I’ve to suppose, will this additionally look good in one other room if I get bored with it being in right here? I additionally prefer to upcycle or store second-hand for gadgets after I can. This offers me the chance to convey new life to an merchandise, and likewise one thing that most individuals received’t have. 90 % of the gadgets on my cabinets are thrifted. I like gathering items that appear to be they’ve a narrative to inform.”

Whereas Kimberly and Nicholas don’t essentially have a favourite room of their residence, a number of areas draw the household collectively throughout their on a regular basis routines. 


“Whether or not it’s lounging on the cloud-like sofa by the fireside or sharing a meal with household on the desk or sitting on the again patio watching the sunsets over the pond, every house gives peaceable and serene components. We love all of the home windows and pure mild, and our view of the pond. The home windows additionally assist the rooms to look greater than they’re,” defined Kimberly. 

The fireside and built-in bookcases give a comfortable really feel to the home and make the lounge appear heat and alluring. The excessive ceilings make for a grand look while you stroll within the entrance door.

“I like loads of my gadgets to be at a bigger scale,” mentioned Kimberly. “It provides focal factors and attracts consideration to explicit areas in a room. A few of my favourite items are my bigger textured artwork piece that I made within the eating room, the seven foot Primrose Flooring Mirror in the lounge and the outsized cloud couch.”


Kimberly and Nicholas acknowledged the assistance of a number of native companies in the course of the means of changing into first-time residence house owners. Melea Eschete, realtor, Chris Prejean with DSLD Properties, and Dufrenes Constructing Supplies. Contemporary florals typically come from The Floral Hive, proprietor Lauren Landry, in addition to vegetation and bushes from Southern Roots Nursery in Thibodaux. 

“We’re first time homebuyers and we plan on being right here awhile!” mentioned Kimberly. “Every alternative we constructed from starting to finish all through the constructing and adorning course of needed to serve a goal. We wish our houseguests to really feel the way in which we really feel about our residence as effectively.”