The real-life house, located at 320 Jefferson Street in Natchitoches, served as the inspiration for the set designer and played a vital role in bringing the story to life. Today, the house is privately owned but opens its doors to visitors, offering them a chance to step into the world of “Steel Magnolias.”
The House That Inspired a Set
Walking through the front door of the “Steel Magnolias” house is like stepping into a time capsule. The owners have meticulously preserved the interior to resemble the set from the film, allowing visitors to experience the magic firsthand. From the iconic pink and green color scheme to the vintage furniture and decor, every detail transports visitors back to the fictional world of Truvy’s Beauty Spot.
One of the highlights of the house tour is the opportunity to sit in the famous beauty salon chair, where many heartfelt conversations between the characters took place. It’s an emotional moment for fans of the film, as they can relive their favorite scenes and feel a connection to the characters they’ve grown to love.