Secrets of Southern Design Book

Order Kimberly Grigg's book "Secrets of Southern Design" through her Knotting Hill Interiors store, or click here to order through Amazon.

Being southern is more than saying ya'll and drinking sweet tea. Southerners are all about genuine hospitality, respectful manners, and romantic Old World gentility combined with down-home charm, practical wisdom, and a touch of mischievous whimsy.

To really know a southerner, visit her home. There you will find:

  • Welcoming porches and foyers that begin telling a story of who we are
  • Genteel yet comfortable living spaces designed to wow you, but also to invite you to settle in and stay awhile
  • A proud heritage reflected in family antiques and memorabilia woven into our décor
  • Romantic elegance wedded to down-home functionality, especially in the bedroom
  • Man-spaces that make the men in our life happy so we can have the décor we want in the rest of the house
  • Attention to detail that transforms a house into a breathtaking southern home!
Each chapter features a “Get Your Southern On" section where you can learn how to incorporate timeless southern values into YOUR décor. So pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up with SECRETS OF SOUTHERN DESIGNS – and get your “southern" on.


living roomWho says elegance can’t also be green? The beams of this family room ceiling are made from reclaimed wood from an old barn. The table is made from rubber wood, which was fashion into furniture once the tree’s 60 year natural life span ended. In addition, throw pillows on the sofa were made from old rugs that were no longer usable.


leak conservatoryIt is important to me as a designer to always add the unexpected. I frequently do this with color. My staff often laughs when I say, “No not that color…it’s just too predictable”. Instead let’s spice it up and add something totally unexpected. This is where the artistry begins.


k mongramNotice the monogram displayed among the enormous amount of porcelain on my dining room sideboard. My initial comes first, then G for Grigg is in the middle, and my husbands’ initial is third. This was once the centerpiece of my family photo wall, but I wanted to put it in a more visible spot and thought it was perfect over our dining room sideboard.


billiards roomIn the sitting and bar area of Roger’s billiards room, I surrounded a round ottoman with four different chairs upholstered in the same fabric. It’s so much easier to engage in conversation when you’re seated “in the round”. And nothing is more southern than this trendy arrangement, which says “welcome”, yet is stately and elegant. While this room is definitely a man’s preserve, it also is kid friendly and is a room in harmony with my French theme. It’s a room I can live with.

Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and is located at 7751 North Kings Hwy.