Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, a designer returns to Mississippi to breathe new life into a historic home.
Photographer: Laura Moss, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler
Each day at the bungalow begins and ends on the screened porch. To outfit the space, Abercrombie worked with her sister, Ginger, and daughter Jane, a New York—based interior designer, to scour flea markets for the perfect pieces. She then turned to daughter-in-law Sara, a decorative painter in Baton Rouge, to refinish the finds. “It was a collaborative effort,” Abercrombie says. “Everyone had a part to play.”
Get the look: The sofa is from Crate & Barrel. The rocking chairs are from L.L.Bean. The chandelier and wicker chairs are by Maine Cottage. The striped pillows are from Pine Cone Hill. The rug is from World Market.