Lucy Merrill


Big Picture Perfect

Who hasn’t dreamed of giving away the hodgepodge of possessions acquired over the years and starting over? One young couple took beautiful advantage of that chance.

Great Lake Escape

When a tornado destroyed their lake home, a Mountain Brook family had to start from scratch to rebuild their cherished retreat.

Small-Scale and Savvy

Cynthia Massey calls her residence a garden home, for lack of a better term to describe the contemporary concept of more floor space and less lot. But...

Designed for Downtime

A vacation home is all about getting away from the everyday—work, school, day planners filled with obligations. For many Birmingham families, the place to find...

Bold & Beautiful

When pairing a skirt and sweater or piecing together chairs, rugs, and lighting,  a sense of style gives things distinctive sparkle. Interior designer Lisa Flake has...

Art of the Season

Margaret and Bruce Alexander of Vestavia Hills love art. Not only have they built an impressive collection of paintings and objets d’art, to show it off they...

Holiday Hospitality

With a commanding view of the Samford campus, Jeanna and Andy Westmoreland’s home is an official venue for university functions, hosting as many as 8, 000...

California Dream

A movie reference is not the usual reaction upon seeing a house. But that is exactly what came  to the minds of decorator Patti Woods and architects Jeremy...

Found in Translation

The Nondescript brick house, pictured left, was due for an overhaul, and its owners were overdue for a comfortable, livable home. “Functionally, the...

English Accent

Whether it’s a cozy, thatched-roof cottage or the Edwardian splendor of Downton Abbey, interiors with an English accent remain popular more than two centuries after throwing...

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