BHG’s Most-Liked Instagram Photos of 2020

Take a look back at some of our most popular posts of the year.

Photo by Jean Allsopp

Rustic Sophisticate 
Floral designer Buffy Hargett Miller decked this mailbox with an arrangement of magnolia, mixed greenery, and foraged ligustrum berries.

Resources: Buffy Hargett Flowers, 205.533.3328

Photo by Jean Allsopp

Lake Season
Architect Jeff Dungan designed this glorious house at Lake Martin in Willow Glynn. The mix of native stone and dark woods make this house a show stopper.

Resources: Location: Willow Glynn, Lake Martin Architecture: Jeff Dungan, Jeffrey Dungan Architects 205.447.5952

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A Fresh Start
A cedar-shake roof, white tones, and lots of glass make this Edgewood home unforgettable.

Resources: Designer: Laurie Fulkerson, Twin Interiors of Twin Construction Plan Designer: Crystal Tucker, Twin Construction, 205.802.3920, Builder: Twin Construction,

Photo by Jean Allsopp

The Next Generation
Chickadee co-owners Kelly Neely (left) and Kate Hartman stand on the front steps of Kate’s renovated home. Kate credits architect Scott Torode with designing “an exterior elevation that incorporates the windows without losing the cottage charm of the house.”

Resources: Interiors: Kate Hartman, Chickadee 3138 Cahaba Heights Rd. 205.969.3138 Architect: Scott Torode, Pfeffer Torode 334.513.1976

Photo by Hector Sanchez

Pretty as a Present
Floral designer Lisa Bailey frames this gorgeous holiday entry with garlands of cedar and magnolia, while swags of sugar pine cones and satin gold ribbon adorn gas lanterns.

Resources: Lisa Bailey Designs 205.821.4128 [email protected]

Photo by Jean Allsopp

Christmas Classic
Renowned architect James Carter designed and built a home for himself that takes its interior and architectural cues from days gone by. During the holidays, timeless decorating echoes his love of Southern traditions.

Resources: Architect: James F. Carter Architect, Inc., 205.871.7873 Designer (in collaboration with James Carter): Jane Hawkins hoke/Hawkins-Israel Company, 205.879.3406 Floral Design: Carole Sullivan/Lagniappe Designs, 205.870.5061 Landscape architect: Norman Kent Johnson, 205.960.8902 Christmas decor/floral design (in collaboration with James and Jane) and installation: Lagniappe Designs, 205.870.5061

Photo by Laurey Glenn

Full of Potential
Leigh and Kevin Misso of River Brook Design & Construction transformed a Homewood property into their personal home with a contemporary exterior that has coastal influences.

Resources: Builder, Interior Design, Landscape: River Brook Construction and River Brook Interior Design,

Photo by Justin Clayton

Life is Better at the Lake
Designer Lisa Flake chose an exterior palette of greens and grays for this incredible home that boasts magnificent lake views.

Resources: Designer: Lisa Flake, Caldwell Flake Interiors, Builder: Classic Homes, Russell Lands On Lake Martin,

Photo by Woody O’Neal

A New Classic
Just down Highway 280 in Coosa County, this farm/hunting camp can be found. The home’s materials are simple but bring character.

Resources: Architect: Michael O’Kelley, Builder: Will Maxey of WeldenField Construction,

Photo by Jean Allsopp

Well Positioned
Architect John Carraway helped these homeowners design a classic French country look with a shake roof and stately white-painted brick.

Resources: Architect: John Carraway, Carraway & Associates 205.933.2114 Builder: David Camp, Camp Construction

Photo by Jean Allsopp

Fresh Take
This laundry room is anything but boring. Farrow & Ball “Light Blue” paint transformed the cabinets, and eccentric peacock wallpaper gave the walls new life.

Resources: Designer: Laurie Fulkerson, Twin Interiors of Twin Construction Construction: Twin Construction Cabinets: Parsons Custom Cabinetry

Photo by Laurey Glenn

Small Wonder
An ambitious first time homeowner painted her metal awnings a cheerful two-tone stripe in Sassy Green and Creamy from Sherwin-Williams.

Resources: Interiors: Zoe Gowen Porch Addition Architecture: Ebee Tullos, 404.931.6889 Styling, plants, floral arrangements, containers: Mark Thompson of Shoppe Birmingham,, 205.224.4450 Front exterior: Jeld-Wen,

Photo by Jean Allsopp

Pretty & Polished
Blue hues make a wood chest and fur-topped ottomans stand out against the soft color palette.

Resources: Interior Design: Lisa Flake of Caldwell Flake Interiors 205.222.9139

Photo by Jean Allsopp

The Grown-Up House
Formal meets casual with gold marble countertops, custom cabinets, and a backsplash of brick pavers in a herringbone pattern.

Resources: Interiors: Mark Kennamer Architect: James Carter, 205.871.7873 Kitchen Designer: Cyndy Cantley of Cantley & Company, 205.324.2400

Photo by Jean Allsopp

The Defining Style of Peter Falkner
Landscape designer Peter Falkner worked with designer Alleen Neighbors and builder Chris Franks, to make an outdoor kitchen that looks like it’s a part of the landscape.

Resource: Peter Falkner

Photo by Chris Luker // Photo styling by Holly Carlisle

Field of Dreams
Clean and modern meets rustic sophistication for this Oneonta lodge.

Resources: House & Barn Exterior and Interior Design; Landscape design: Adam Gerndt Design Group, 205.939.1113 Landscape Contractor: EarthWorks Landscape Supply,

Photo by Jean Allsopp

Memories in the Making
A classic white paint job makes this former ranch style home one to remember.

Resources: Designer: Fran Keenan, Architect: Dean Robinson, 205.229.0377 Builder: Mark Williams Landscape: Vision Landscapes, Inc.,

Photo by Jean Allsopp

Rustic Sophisticate
This covered patio decked in garland is the perfect place for holiday guests to relax.

Resources: Architecture: Jeffrey Dungan, 205.322.2057, Interior Design: Beth Webb, 404.869.6367, Floral Design:Buffy Hargett Miller, Buffy Hargett Flowers, 205.533.3328,

Photo by Chris Luker

Field of Dreams
This stunning patio of an Oneonta cabin, looks down towards the homes’ seperate party barn.

Resources: House & Barn Exterior and Interior Design; Landscape design: Adam Gerndt Design Group, 205.939.1113 Landscape Contractor: EarthWorks Landscape Supply,

Photo by Jean Allsopp

Living Large 
The first step in remodeling this Mountain Brook home was creating a flagstone courtyard in the front, easily visible through the entry’s French doors.

Resources: Interior Design: Melanie Pounds, Patina 205.802.9805 Builder: Chris Franks, Franks Building Co. 205.966.6917 Landscape: Gardens by Griffin 205.965.3607

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