Gena Knox’s Recipe for Design

Well-Designed Home - The Cottage Journal

Text by Anne-Harris Jones / Photography by John O’Hagan

Cookbook author, business owner, and mother Gena Knox has a lot on her plate. Her well-designed home helps keep her busy life in order and stress free. 

Gena Knox loves her family, her Southern roots, and her career—all of which are evident in her cookbook, Southern My Way, and the way she decorates her home. Her cookbook focuses on fresh local ingredients and simple, delicious recipes that highlight those flavors. She prides herself on presenting traditional Southern cuisine with a modern twist. Her home décor follows that same logic in its blend of vintage furnishings with a contemporary perspective. “We have wonderful, traditional pieces that were my husband’s grandmother’s. It’s been fun to mix them with more modern pieces,” she says.