I always joke that I’m a Southerner trapped in the body of a Yankee. I absolutely love antiques, china, silver, and proper manners. If I don’t end up retiring to Paris. I will definitely end up down south and if I do, I hope my home looks like Julia Reed‘s. The writer and author moved from the house she wrote about in The House of First Street to a larger apartment in the garden district of New Orleans. It’s filled with great pieces but doesn’t look cluttered which is not easy to do when you are a collector. One Kings Lane recently paid her a visit so you also buy similar pieces if you also want to feel like a Southerner.