Cathy Still McGowin


Reynolds Plantation

The Ritz-Carlton is just a small part of all that is Reynolds Plantation. The lodge may be designed for vacations and getaways, but the neighborhoods and club memberships are created for one very amazing year-round lifestyle.

Finder’s Keepers

When interior designer Virginia Volman steps into a thrift store or browses an online trading site, amazing things begin to happen. Take a tour of her recently renovated home—all designed with a focus on budget and uncompromising style.

The Best Seat in the House

Circa has long been a southern go-to for fine English and Continental antiques, one-of-a-kind-pieces, and sophisticated-but-approachable design ideas. Owner Cindy Smith started dealing antiques as a hobby...

Home and Away

After writing a check for tuition, room and board, and a meal plan, one might think there should be an automatic upgrade from the standard issue...

The Architects: Carey Hollingsworth

Carey Hollingsworth has been designing homes in Birmingham for more than 20 years. Currently, he’s the president of the Birmingham chapter of AIA. The reason he loves his...

The Architects: ArchitectureWorks

“Our projects are primarily derived from our clients’ personal preferences, and informed by the site and surrounding context. We begin the process by listening to our client’s goals...

The Architects: Dungan Nequette Architects

Jeff Dungan started Dungan Nequette Architects with Louis Nequette more than 20 years ago. Together, they have designed homes and commercial buildings from Birmingham to Alys Beach to...

The Architects: Gardner Architects

“A well-done house can be so much more than the sum of its parts. A great environment impacts how we live and enjoy family life. That’s usually the primary...

The Architects: bDot Architecture

bDot is a design-conscious studio that focuses on the creative process, as well as crafting project solutions that are meaningful and encompass both a modern relevance and a...

Holiday Cakes

Bourbon Eggnog Cake Prepare Snowy White Layer Cake as directed, and prepare Eggnog Filling and Bourbon-Vanilla Bean Frosting. Spread...

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