Finally, the catalog we all love comes to life in a new space at The Summit. Filled with stylish contemporary sensibilites, the shop offers a variety of ever-evolving palettes and design schemes. Discover comfortable pieces for lounging and entertaining, as well as accents to update your home in simple, effective ways. Floor-to-ceiling shelving is filled with pillows, throws, and designer accessories. Need help? There’s a full-service complimentary design team at the ready.
West Elm • 320 Summit Blvd. 205.968.7651.
ABOVE West Elm brings its national sensiblity to Birmingham while also embracing local artisans. Six Etsy artists personalize this store as Birmingham’s own. Look for one-of-a-kind pieces by KDB Rustic Vintage, Reformed Wood, Herring Design Co., LoyalStricklin, Happy Penguin, and Maya Metz Logue.
Thank you residential designers Tom Adams and Adam Gerndt (adams-gerndt.com) for bringing a new design center to town. Now we no longer have to shop Atlanta for the awesome pieces we love from Oly Studio, Mrs. Howard, Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams, and more. Room vignettes are ever-changing, and an expansive resource area offers designers a chance to explore the many fabrics and finishes available for each line. Don’t have a designer? No worries. There’s some fine talent available to help.
Defining Home • 1916 28th Ave. So., Homewood. 205.803.3662.
The oh-so-talented Christopher Burch is bringing his first Alabama store to The Summit. (Insider scoop reveals that Birmingham trumped Dallas and Nashville!) The designer’s bright, bold signature style is evident in the curated collection of clothing, jewelry, home, and gift items. And it’s all presented in a fabulous combination of elegance and whimsy. Look for fun extras such as custom monogramming, gorgeous gift wrap, bonus gifts, and a browse-and-stay-awhile Southern attitude.
C. Wonder • The Summit, next to Lululemon Athletica
WARE AND CO.
The bright blue awning and Dutch door at Ware Porter’s new shop, Ware and Co., sends a very big welcome to Mountain Brook Village shoppers. A step inside reveals a playful mixture of 18th- and 19th-century antiques and new furnishings, as well as modern photography by artist David Hillegas, all against a backdrop of crisp white walls and blue-and-white striped floors. It’s Hamptons meets Capri meets high style and whimsy. Look for exclusive lines from Bunny Williams Home, Christopher Spitzmiller, Roberta Roller Rabbit, and Alabama native Richard Keith Langham—all pulled together in Porter’s signature mix.
Ware and Co. • 2718 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook Village. 205.213.3851.
Interior designer Donnie Drake promises the “wow” factor in his new Cahaba Heights design center and showroom. Inside the studio, he has imagined rooms to inspire rejuvenation with bold strokes of color, a variety of textures, and vibrant details. Whims include fresh interpretations of traditional pieces, as well as Boho and Art Deco styles. In addition to casegoods, lighting, and accents, you’ll find custom upholstery lines, pillows, and window treatments.
Drake Carroll Interiors • 4213 Dolly Ridge Road, Vestavia. (Cahaba Heights) 205.968.8132.
Produced by Cathy Still McGowin • photography by Jean Allsopp