Friday, August 27, 2010

Paula Deen’s Savannah Style by Paula Deen & Brandon Branch

Whether you’re trying to add an antique treasure to your bedroom or just have a modern chair that doesn’t suit your décor, you’ll find some fresh ideas in PAULA DEEN’S SAVANNAH STYLE.

In this beautiful illustrated coffee table book readers are given views of gorgeous Savannah (GA) homes, including Paula’s. In addition, readers are treated to decorating and entertaining tips from Brandon Branch, Paula’s creative director and personal assistant.

The book is divided into the four seasons with tips and techniques tailored for each period of time. You will start with entertaining in the spring when porch living is a favorite in Savannah and a large part of the south. Next comes summer when families move to docks and decks for entertaining. With cooler weather in the fall, families return indoors and dining rooms become a focal point of entertaining. Winter brings thoughts of holidays, decorations and entertaining.

The descriptions in the book are done in true Paula Deen style. Having moved to Savannah in 1987 Paula calls it her ‘forever’ home and displays it proudly in this book.

This book is enhanced by the beautiful photographs by Deborah Whitlaw Llewelyn.

Paula Deen fans will want this book for their collection even though there isn’t a recipe in it.   

Paula Deen’s website is

Paula Deen‘s Savannah Style by Paula Deen and Brandon Branch, Simon & Schuster, @2010, ISBN: 9781416552246, Hardcover, 224 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book as part of the author’s blog tour and it was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


  1. Mason - Thanks for sharing this book. Those beautiful coffee table books can really inspire good ideas for the home, can't they? This one seems infused with Southern culture, too, which is probably really interesting to read about, too.

  2. I really like Paula Deen. She's very talented and seems so sweet. Can anyone be anymore southern? :)

    Great review.

  3. I've been to Savannah and there's some gorgeous homes in that town!

  4. Margot, it is interesting reading how different the culture is in different areas of the south. It's a really nice book.

    Teresa, Paula's is southern. This books reflects a lot of her.

    Diane, this book shows some of the homes and I'll agree they are gorgeous.

    Thanks all for stopping by. I'm off to work so it will probably be late before I get a chance to pop back in. Hope everyone has a great day.

  5. I've yet to travel to the deep south, but Paula Deen makes me want to go even more. Just adore her. Thanks for sharing this other side of Paula, Mason.

  6. One of these days I hope to visit Savannah. Thanks for the review.

  7. Wonder how many homes in the book are haunted?

  8. Having recently visited Savannah, I can attest that Paula is a force to be reckoned with. Her influence is everywhere, from regional menus, to retail, to design. She's amazing. Nice review, Mason.

  9. I did not realize that she also had a design book-I thought that she was all about the food.


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