A Haven for Entertaining

Janet Loftin’s home and garden provide the quintessential elements for successful entertaining.  Her artistic flair with decorating and attention to detail combined with her love of gardening have created a haven for entertaining both family and friends in her lovely traditional home.  With the recent addition of a spacious screened porch,  there is an illusion of a disappearing threshold which incorporates an inviting pool and spectacular landscape design in her backyard garden.  Custom iron and wooden furniture along with an outdoor cooking area, made by a local craftsman, add charm to the outdoor entertaining area.

IMG_4736The stacked stone fireplace is a focal point in the sitting area, providing a great place to cozy up with a fire and hot chocolate in the cooler months.


A focal point in one area of the outdoor porch is a Mother In Law’s Tongue nesting in a  wooden wagon that belonged to Janet’s Mother.




With the pool construction, several of Janet’s prized camellias had to be relocated.  Fortunately, they endured the move and produced spectacular blooms back in the early spring when these photographs were made.


Several Chinese Snowball Viburnum bushes dominate a new bed in her garden.



Shown below are pictures from a summer bridal brunch held at the Loftin home.  Simple green foliage along with Curly Willow,  hydrangeas, Queen Anne’s Lace, white Stock, and Chinese Viburnum blooms from Janet’s garden created elegant floral designs throughout the entertainment areas.





A summer bridal brunch honoring Lauren Glisson Cleveland


Janet and Lamar Loftin have truly created a haven for family and friends.  Their outdoor room is almost seasonless here in the deep South.  And, for the next couple of months, the familiar strains of  “Go Dawgs ” can be heard as these avid Georgia fans celebrate football season on the porch!



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