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A Virginia native, Haskell Harris earned a degree in English from the University of Virginia in 2003 and went to work as a magazine editor—first for Southern Living and Cottage Living magazines and most recently for Garden & Gun magazine as founding Style Editor. In 2012, Haskell launched an eponymous interiors firm in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, where she is still active as a freelance journalist and contributing editor. Here she shops Taigan for some of her favorite finds from Southern shops.



Peter Nappi has mastered the art of the heirloom bag. I love the pale hue of this particular bag for summer in the South.

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Classic motifs such as chinoserie-inspired toiles feel suddenly fresh in the design world again, and that’s exactly why I fell for these sofa-perfect throw pillows in clementine orange.


In general, I’m a fan of jewelry that’s either actual vintage or has some sort of vintage influence. This particular necklace would be fun with something peach and chiffon and dressy or a basic white tee and jeans.

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I love mixing in organic, casual textures such as these handcrafted bone spreaders at the table to keep things from looking too fussy and formal.


The colors in these earrings at Haven in Franklin, Tennessee make me incredibly happy.


I am a huge advocate for Southern craftsmen and the idea that this amazingly chic table is made by hand in Virginia proves (yet again) how many talented artisans live and work in this region.





Candlelight filtered through violet glass hurricanes? Yes, please.


I grew up with interior designer Mom who taught me to appreciate the craftsmanship in Herend china from the time that I could talk (seriously). And even though the look has gone in and out of vogue over the years, I’m a fan, especially of the rust colorway.



In a perfect world, I would own many, many suites of letterpress stationery. And in a perfect world, the team at the Lettered Olive in Charleston would be in charge of the design on all of it.

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Maybe it’s because I live on the coast, but I’m drawn to faux tortoise motifs and this serving platter is stunning.


Santa Maria Novella fragrances are timeless and beautifully packaged. Absolution in Nashville carries the scent in the line that I’m partial to: Ginestra.


When I was little, I loved digging for quartz fragments when I was playing in the Virginia woods with my older brother and younger sister. So when I see any sort of geode or rock-influenced anything in the design world now, I think of all those tomboy afternoons!


There is a certain shade of cerulean that I associate with Haint Blue, and the color of this cuff is very, very close.


If you haven’t had a gin and tonic made with Jack Rudy tonic you haven’t had a gin and tonic. Period.


As a designer,  I feel strongly that every room needs something a little bit tough and rough around the edges to balance softer elements. This quartz lamp from Found in Houston will definitely do the trick.


Since dark chocolate and pecans are supposed to be good for you, I consider these beautifully packaged sweets from Georgia health food.


These stunners are the most glamorous (and sweet-tea-appropriate) glasses I’ve seen.


I’ve seen A LOT of chairs in my days editing product for magazines so I don’t normally jump up and down about the subject in general, but I am obsessed with the clean, restrained lines of this particular design. Absolutely beautiful.


I spent a lot of time in Louisiana when I worked as an editor for Time Inc. and I’m fascinated by Creole architecture. There is nothing quite like it in the country.


Beach weather is right around the corner in Charleston, and I’m thrilled that retro caftans, such as this beaut from C.J. Lang  are back in a big way.


Callie’s Biscuits are the quintessential tailgating food, hands down.


I think of Sucre in New Orleans as a sort of modern Laduree. Everything they make is delicious and the soda-shop-modern interior is a must-see if you’re ever in the Big Easy.

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Ann Koerner Antiques is an institution in New Orleans and these marbelized Astier de Villate plates are like art for the dinner table.


These thin, absorbent Fouta towels from Scents and Feel in Miami are easy to pack for the pool or the beach and very, very easy on the eyes.


This photograph by Richard Sexton of Belle Helene plantation is very famous, and I love the lost-to-time decay and imperfection in it.

About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

7 Comments to “Style Icon: Haskell Harris”

  1. Haskell has the BEST taste. Great picks!

  2. Chandler says:

    LOVE seeing Haskell’s favorites! I’ll take one of each please…

  3. So fun! Great picks Haskell. Love it all.

  4. LIZ says:

    Your comment about loving Herend bc of Lou struck a particular chord since your nephew was lunging for Herend on Saturday at Lou Harris Inc. Great picks!

  5. Yes you are a style icon!! I am also drawn to the organic and collector quality of bone, tortoise shell and quartz. Let’s not forget the jewels! Great round-up.

  6. Art is not all about action, but about spirit! Your selections represent you and your artistic style. Keep it up! Nancy

  7. Cheri Leavy says:

    LOVE your list! Several items just went on my wishlist.

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