We’re all familiar with the classic Hollywood image of a Southern American ‘big house’, or ‘plantation-style’ property. It’s an image that evokes vibes of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind or the numerous adaptations of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple that were made for both stage and screen. But who built these vast homes? And what do plantation houses reveal about the society that produced them?
Recently we were reminded of the ‘plantation’ style of home, and it got us thinking. We are used to calling summer houses, lazy porches, and wide windows ‘plantation style’ but then we wondered what a real plantation house was like, and how different it would be today.
The plantation home has long been regarded as a symbol of the antebellum South. With their many windows and wide porches, and set amidst a sweeping landscape of grand trees, they have always evoked a sense of time gone by — a leisurely past that lends to the tranquillity we still find today in the surrounding fields, woodlands, and marshes that make up this area.
If you’d like to incorporate bespoke, craftsmanship that is gracious, a classical style in your own home, here’s how to get the look.
Hudson Furniture features, Mala Timber collection, which will not only give a modern and chic look but also create an ambiance you’ve longed to gain.
The Mala Timber Buffet is the perfect storage for your home. The rattan inserts create a beautiful textural pattern and the steel legs add a modern touch. All our furniture is made from sustainably sourced timber and hand-made by our craftsmen.
Creating a conversation piece within your home has never been easier. With this gorgeous, ornate console the flair is rich and inviting. Modern rustic charm is executed in a stunning design with subtle details such as rattan inserts and gold legs, making this a must-have.
Our stunning new Zion chair is handwoven using an oatmeal colour rope, over a powder-coated steel frame. The legs are made from plantation-grown Indonesian Oak. It is also supplied with a zip back upholstered cushion. It's one very comfortable and stylish chair.
Handmade with natural rattan, our carter dining chair is a statement furniture piece that will work beautifully in any space. It also has a concealed zip back to replace the cushion.
Hand-made from teak to a very high standard. All designs are hand-carved by our craftsmen from sustainably grown timbers. Superfine sanded and finished with wax.
Relaxing never looked so good with the Teak and String Easy chair. It is hand-made from sustainably grown teak and features soft string weaving on the seat and back. It’s perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or afternoon iced tea.Visit Hudson Furniture for a more inspiring themed collection.