Book Review - Paula Deen's Savannah Style

I am pleased to have been chose by Pump Up Your Book to be part of the virtual tour for Paula Deen and Brandon Branch's book Paula Deen's Savannah Style!

From the Publisher:

With its lush gardens, stately town houses, and sprawling plantations, Savannah is the epitome of old Southern style, and who better to give you the grand tour than Paula Deen, the city’s most famous resident and anointed Queen of Southern Cuisine?

In this gorgeous, richly illustrated book, Paula Deen shares a full year of Southern living. Whether it’s time to put out your best china and make a real fuss, or you’re just gathering for some sweet tea on the porch at dusk, Savannah style is about making folks feel welcome in your home. With the help of decorator and stylist Brandon Branch, you’ll learn how to bring a bit of Southern charm into homes from Minnesota to Mississippi. For each season, there are tips on decorating and entertaining. In the spring, you’ll learn how to make the most of your outdoor spaces, spruce up your porch, and make your garden inviting. In the summer, things get more casual with a dock party. Sleeping spaces, including, of course, the sleeping porch, are the focal point of this chapter. In the fall, cooler weather brings a return to more formal entertaining in the dining room, and in the winter, attention returns to the hearth, as Paula and her neighbors put out their best silver and show you how they celebrate the holidays.
My review: 
This book definitely has Paula Deen's style and flair, but you can see the strong decorating hand of her able assistant, decorator, stylist and co-Author Brandon Branch in much of the writing and organization of this fabulous coffee table book.  One of the things I love about this book is the attention paid to the little details in every room - the heirlooms, garage sale and thrift store treasures and how they are incorporated into making each room a Savannah style room!
The photography in Paula Deen's Savannah Style is amazing.  I love that you can see the evolution of Savannah style, not only in period, but also by seasons.  One of the best parts is that it includes holiday photos of Paula's own home and homes of her friends that blend the best of home decorating with holiday decorating to make it a seamless room!    And they don't limit their treatment to rooms in the house, the tour continues through porches, gardens and more!
Many of the tips, tricks and entertaining ideas can be implemented on any budget, and with thought, can bring together Savannah style anywhere in the world!  
If you are a Paula Deen fan, this is a must read book.  If you are a fan of Southern style and hospitality, this is a must read book!  Heck, if you're a fan of great photography and layout - this is a must see book too!  Paula Deen's Savannah Style has Paula Deen's style, wit and charm all rolled into one glossy book that is sure to please!
Purchase Info:
Paula Deen's Savannah Style is available from for $19.79 and is available at many other booksellers and retailers.
For more information, you can check Paula out on the web at
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book by the Publisher, through Pump Up Your Book Promotions for the purposes of this review.  All opinions expressed are mine.