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The Defining Style of Peter Falkner

From narrow courtyards to pocket gardens to grand estates, Peter Falkner brings sophistication, style, and enchanting vistas to landscapes in Birmingham and across the South. Take a look at these highlights from some of our favorite spaces.

Move-in Ready

Set to Sell, one of Birmingham’s premier staging companies, talks design, return on investment, and how they turned one downtown loft into an award-winning space.

Spotlight: Kristie Stewart of LillieKat Rugs

Rug curator Kristie Stewart talks family and friends, her exciting new storefront at Pepper Place, and the power of taking risks.

Living Inspired

Fearless when it comes to mixing color, pattern, and fabulously quirky finds, designer Virginia Volman knows how to layer it in and pile it on to create a balance that’s just right.

What Meets the Eye

By adding custom character and thoughtful details to white walls, small spaces, and bland ceilings, Jessica Conner put a little more pop into this new build in Homewood. Best of all, she came in under budget.

Pretty and Practical

Work with what you have, and then add to it over time to elevate your style quotient. That’s what designer Jennifer Reese did for a client who didn’t believe four boys and a pretty house could go hand in hand.

On the Bright Side

Designer Katherine B. Melvin works with both first-time homeowners and seasoned collectors to put a fresh face on traditional style.

Room to Grow

Teenagers change their minds on a whim. So when designer Alison Smith’s daughter asked her mom for a teenage bedroom makeover, Alison opted for transitional pieces that can be reaccessorized for a whole new look as tastes, color preferences, and personal style changes.

Fall for Savannah

There’s no better time than autumn to check out the wonders of Savannah, Georgia. From luxurious hotels to the arts to the city’s fascinating maritime history, it’s easy to become enchanted with this city steeped in grit and culture.

Antiques at the Gardens 2019

Antiques and fresh modern style return to Birmingham Botanical Gardens October 3-6, 2019. These four days will be packed with creativity and inspiration from some of the country’s top designers, writers, floral designers, architects, and tastemakers.

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