After the renovations, the living room features a completely renovated French Country style with a newly designed fireplace, heart pine reclaimed ceiling beams, updated blinds, and drapes along with all new furnishings. The ceiling beams were reclaimed from a mill in Northern Alabama, close to where the homeowners used to live in Huntsville, Alabama.
Marine blues and turquoise and geometric patterns pop in an Alabama living room with mid-century touches. Atlanta designer Perry Walter brought in round objects, like the side table, and animal accessories, like the turquoise cockatoo statue.
Alabama Designer Ashley Gilbreath combined old and new in this pretty bedroom where artwork is creatively hung on a bedside bookshelf and the designer repurposed some vintage family lace on the bed for a coverlet.
For a dash of delightful design, adorn doors that lead into a pantry or mudroom with colorful fabric. For her curtained glass doors, Alabama interior designer Mary Finch used a textile with a bit of a vintage motif.
Use beadboard to line a cabinet with glass doors or even open shelving to create instant, old-fashioned appeal, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques." The book features this 18th century farmhouse kitchen in Alabama.
There’s been an ongoing battle between Alabama, Georgia and Florida over water rights. Tennessee even recently jumped into the fray. These Georgia homeowners opted for a synthetic lawn bordered by drought tolerant plants, cutting their water usage in half.