Julia Sugarbaker Mcellroy-(Dixie Carter) owns an interior design studio named "Sugarbakers" in Atlanta Gg]eorgia.Among the people working with her are her former beauty queen sister Suzanne Sugarbaker Goff Dent Stoencipher -(Delta Burke), sweet and meek May Jo Shively-(Annie Potts) and the book keeper Charlene Frazier-Stillfield-(Jean Smart)

The supporting cast members were Anthoney Bouvier - (Mesiach Taylor)the deliveryman of Sugarbaker's, who later becomes a partner of the design firm, and Bernice Clifton the absent-minded friend of Julia and Suzanne's mother, Perky, who brings her to join her daughters and friends for Thanksgiving during the first season. Played by vertran actress Alice Ghostley.

The outside shots of "Sugarbakers" were taken from the house belonging to the Governor of Arkansas at the time.

Many people consider this to be one of the quintessetntial shows back then. This is due to it's positive portrayal of people from the south.