Lynn Nesmith

A Carolina native who now calls the Florida Panhandle home, Lynn Nesmith spent her childhood summers along the Atlantic in Sunset Beach and graduated from the University of North Carolina. Lynn started her career with ARCHITECTURE in Washington, D.C., and later moved to Birmingham to serve as architecture editor of Southern Living. Over the years, her words have appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, The Washington Post, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Architectural Record, and The New York Times.  Lynn currently produces, styles and writes for Cottage Style, Southern Home, Decor, Elegant Homes, Coastal Living, and Traditional Home. Lynn is the author of 30A Living, 30A Style, Seaside Style, Instant Architecture and Tracery: The Art of Southern Design. Lynn lives in Seagrove and writes from an office perched in a third-story office tower with a glimpse of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.



Check out the latest book, 30A Living



30A Living

30A Style

Tracery: The Art of Southern Design

Seaside Style

Instant Architecture




Elegant Homes

Traditional Home

Southern Home

Under the Florida Sky  - January 



Traditional Home

Summertime Bliss - June 

Tudor Revival - May


Southern Home Magazine

Richmond Revival  

Carolina Contempo 


Birmingham Home & Garden Magazine

Summer Whites - Alys Beach

Lake Season - Lake Martin



Traditional Home - December cover story

Luxe Magazine - Fall issue

Cottage Style - Fall issue

Elegant Homes - Fall issue

Traditional Home - June cover story

Celebrated Living - Summer story

Birmingham Home & Garden - April story

Southern Cottage - styling



Coastal Living - April cover story

Birmingham Home & Garden - April cover

Coastal Living - May cover story 

VIE - July story 

Cottage Style - Summer cover story

Decor - Fall cover story

Elegant Homes - Fall story 

Traditional Home - October cover story



Birmingham Home & Garden - April story

Color Made Easy - Summer 

Kitchen & Bath Ideas - Summer   

Traditional Home - September story  

Christmas Ideas - December story



Cottage Style - Spring story

Taste of the South - March story

Beautiful Kitchen & Baths - Summer    

Decor - Fall 

Cottage Style - Fall Cover 

Elegant Homes - Fall story

Coastal Living - December cover story



Better Homes & Garden -May story 

Kitchen & Bath Ideas - June story 

Traditional Home - July story 



Country Living - June cover 

Memphis Magazine - March cover