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.
Atlanta-based architect Norman Askins added 800 square feet, including this generous screened porch, to the eastern Alabama home designer James Farmer reimagined for the Martin family. It's not hard to imagine the new owners establishing deep roots here.
A small bust with nautical-inspired detail sits on the surface of a shiny black table inside Chatham Hellmer's loft apartment in Birmingham, Alabama. The bust's reflection as well as the decor surrounding it can be seen in the black table.
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.
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.
Transom windows above exterior doors at the face and back of this Alabama house admit dazzling shafts of sunlight, while corresponding features above interior doors branching from the foyer offer architectural echoes of the intricate furnishings designer James Farmer chose for the home.
This first-floor water closet in a 19th-century Alabama home is anything but an afterthought, thanks to a vintage vanity, ornate mirror and intricate wallpaper that expands the home's avian theme. The foyer's intricate transom windows are reflected in the mirror.
Notable elements from the first floor of this 19th-century Alabama home — Andrew Lee's framed illustrations, the maximalist green-and-white Schumacher Zanzibar Trellis wallpaper, the subtle leopard print on the occasional chairs — return to develop a sense of cohesion on the landing upstairs.
Everything in this 19th-century Alabama home's master bedroom — from the monogrammed custom linens to the hand-painted bedside dresser and the complementary curtains — contributes to a feeling of impeccable tailoring and bespoke luxury. A stately four-poster bed adds a vertical dimension to the space.
Designer James Farmer turned to Tennessee artist Lauren Dunn for a one-of-a-kind focal point for this traditional Alabama guest bedroom: a modern portrait of the home itself. "We commissioned this for the clients and it is a perfect fit over the mantel," he says.
New slate flooring topped with a traditional runner gives way to a kitchen and breakfast room featuring heart pine that was original to this 19th-century Alabama home. Crisp white paint on the walls and ceilings offers a clean backdrop for vintage ceramic collections and gleaming metallic fixtures.
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.
With traditional rockers for the young couple who purchased this 19th-century Alabama home and a positively plush swing for their two children, this generous new screened porch will function as a satellite family room in warmer months. The porch is part of an 800-square-foot addition to the original home.
As in other rooms in this 19th-century Alabama home, ornamental pieces like the red-and-white ginger jars and plates on the built-in shelving share space with books, fresh fruit and wine glasses that are absolutely intended for use. Designer James Farmer's message resounds throughout this modern collection: you don't have to be precious about treasures.
The wood beams in natural finish and the simple but elegant furnishings provide contrast and give the room a whole new life. The beams are from reclaimed wood that came from Sweetwater Mill near Huntsville, Alabama. The lumber specialist estimates that the tree from which the lumber was milled was 250 to 300 years old when it was cut down.
Tallahassee is a major college town, with a student population of nearly 70,000. Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College and many other colleges are located in the city. FSU, a space-grant and sea-grant research university, ranked as the 43rd top public school in the nation in 2015, tied with University of Alabama, according to the U.S. News and World Report.