Designer Spotlight

Smart and striking design is vital to every part of a well-composed home. In Birmingham, a slew of talented teams and individuals work with their diverse clientele to create gorgeous, interesting spaces throughout each dwelling. By seamlessly pairing form and function, these local designers and design teams distinguish themselves as essential resources to clients looking to craft unique spaces that impress. Learn more about each of these exceptional talents and begin dreaming up your ideal space today!

AllSouth Appliance

AllSouth Appliance has been serving Birmingham homebuilders, remodelers and residents since 1997. The company has now grown into four locations with showrooms in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery and Chattanooga. AllSouth offers over 40 different brands of appliances and bar-b-que grills, meeting all desires and budgets. AllSouth was awarded the Southeast’s first SubZero Living Kitchen over 10 years ago. They have recently acquired the Lakeshore Babies”R”Us location. They are excited to announce a true state of the art showroom environment. It will include a brand new expanded Living Kitchen along with cabinet selections from Wellborn Cabinet Company. Appliances, kitchen & bath design, outdoor bar-b-que. You get more at AllSouth than ever before. We want everyone to “Love Your Kitchen”.

AllSouth Appliance • 4 W Oxmoor Rd. 205.942.0408

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At Home Furnishings

“I went to At Home Furnishings looking for a new rug, couch, and lamps for our new house. From the time I walked in the store until the day my couch arrived at my house, the design team at At Home Furnishings far exceeded my expectations. My designer was knowledgeable about the products they had to offer, and if she didn’t know an answer to my question, she found it for me. There was no rush, as I was treated as if I was the only customer at the store throughout the process. It was a pleasurable experience, and there is truly something for everyone at At Home Furnishings. I even left with a pair of earrings and a candle as well!” — a satisfied customer.

At Home Furnishings • 2921 18th St. 205.879.3510

Birmingham Marbleworks

When a customer comes into our showroom the first thing we do is get details about their project. We find out if they have something in mind, or if they would like more information on our available products so they can make an informed decision of what best suits their lifestyle. Once we decide what products will work best for the homeowner, we begin selecting colors and designs. We can advise on all color selections including paint, cabinet colors, tile selections, and design ideas.  Once these items are determined, we then ask the homeowner to provide drawings of the proposed areas and begin our quoting process. After all of these decisions are finalized, and we have made templates at the jobsite, we begin laying out the stone for fabrication. We allow our clients to be involved with this process to insure they are informed and completely satisfied with their selections before they are installed. Birmingham MarbleWorks has been in business for 15 years

Birmingham Marbleworks • 2018 Old Montgomery Hwy. 205.988.5585

Christopher Architecture and Interiors

Christopher Architecture and Interiors is a full service firm based in Birmingham, AL that specializes in custom residential and boutique commercial design. CAi has an award-winning team with a vast array of experience in all facets of design. The team’s expertise in both architecture and interior design gives the firm a unique ability to collaborate internally on each project. We feel that offering these services enables us to deliver a seamless product by blending responsive architecture and thoughtful interiors to create a cohesive environment that complements each client’s lifestyle and personality.

Christopher Architecture and Interiors • 3040 Independence Dr. 205.413.8531

Defining Home

Defining Home offers an array of services including our regular retail and in-house interior design. We are also a trade workroom, meaning we work with independent designers and offer them assistance in ordering as well as access to exclusive lines. We also offer custom home building and renovation through the design firm. In a sense, we do EVERYTHING. Our style is very eclectic. We love to take traditional styles with a blend of something modern and unexpected. We are not afraid of color and we love to play with textures as well. Our goal is to help our customer define themselves through their home and be excited to come home to a space that is their “Happy Place”. We strive to provide the best customer experience available and we have sought to bring some of the best talent in the city to the store.  

Defining Home • 1916 28th Ave S, Homewood. 205.803.3662

Hiltz Lauber

Locally-owned and operated in downtown Homewood, Alabama, Hiltz Lauber was founded in 1991 by Joseph Lauber. Through more than two decades of superior customer service and a relentless pursuit of quality, he has expanded the business to include a furniture showroom as well as a warehouse location near Forest Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Our enthusiasm for great service and high quality products have been the cornerstone of our success. We believe in timeless style and quality. We believe in the product lines we sell, and we maintain close ties with our vendors, local and multinational, to further ensure that you will be satisfied with your purchases for years to come. We offer flooring and furnishings of exceptional quality – from traditional to transitional to modern. With many styles to meet any of your design needs, Hiltz-Lauber has become the premier source for premium home and hospitality brands including Schumacher Carpets and Baker Furniture.

Hiltz Lauber • 2838 18th Street South,  Homewood. 205.879.0039

Interiors at Pepper Place

Established in 1997 by Grace Bentley, Interiors at Pepper Place is a collection of some of the area’s finest antique and home furnishing dealers and continues to serve both the retail and designer trade throughout the Southeast. Interiors at Pepper Place has 25 dealers from Alabama and Georgia.  Each dealer, filling her own booth with their own selection of merchandise, allows for a wide variety of items for sale. The “ladies at the front desk” area there to help you. They are knowledgeable with the furnishings and if we do not have what you need, we will try to help you find it. We consider ourselves an upscale mall. Many of our pieces are high end antiques and are brought in from Europe. Some come from auction houses. Some come from a lot of hard searching and our shop ends up the winner. We are open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

Pepper Place • 2817 2nd Avenue South

Issis and Sons

Issis & Sons Furniture Gallery and Issis & Sons at Greenbrier is much more than the traditional furniture stores. It is a design experience. The purchase of furniture is only the beginning. Issis & Sons Furniture Gallery and Issis & Sons at Greenbrier offers complimentary design services with your furniture purchase from our highly qualified and talented design staff to pull the new and the existing décor together to create your own personal look and feel throughout your home. Furniture for every room, outdoor furniture, upholstery, leather, beautiful woods, fine and casual art, lamps, accessories and custom draperies are only part of the design. Signature flooring from wood, stone, carpets and a vast selection of rugs from around the world complete the ensemble.

Issis and Sons • 493 Montgomery Hwy S,  Vestavia. 205.874.9586 • 250 Cahaba Valley Rd.,  Pelham. 205.620.6926  

Laurl Designs

Laurl Self has worked in interior design and antiques and held the LEED-AP id+c credential since 2009. In 2012, she received her Master’s from Savannah College of Art and Design, the number one ranked program in the nation, and presented final research at the Interior Design Educators Council regional conference. Laurl Designs is known for mixing antiques & vintage with modern pieces, creating thoughtfully curated spaces and utilizing client’s personal favorites in the newly designed spaces. Laurl’s spaces are practical, colorful, functional, and livable. Her creative problem solving skills and expertise in green design coupled with an education in art and design enables her to design spaces unique to every client.

Laurl Designs • 205.249.5863 • [email protected]

Mayer Lighting Showroom

Founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 1930, Mayer Lighting Showroom is committed to offering quality lighting, furniture, and so much more. Our designers are experts at finding the perfect elements to complete your vision. Whether you visit one of our three locations or our website, our priority is to provide an exceptional experience and exclusive styles that are classic and timeless.

Mayer Lighting Showroom • 3200 3rd Avenue South,  Birmingham. 205.583.3400 • 2156 Highway 31,  Pelham. 205.998.9234 • 3108 I Ross Clark Circle • Circle West Shopping Center • Dothan. 334.702.3212

Robert F. Henry Tile

Robert F. Henry Tile has been serving the Alabama tile market since 1933. The company has now grown into 7 locations, 4 throughout Alabama, 1 in Florida and our two newest locations in Tennessee. Over the past 78 years this family-owned tile and stone company has learned 3 very important keys to creating long-term relationships with their customers. Provide the absolute best products available. Offer those products at fair prices. And do it in a way that makes people want to return and do business with us again.  

Robert F. Henry Tile • 4500 1st Ave N,  Birmingham. 205.592.8615

Scandinavian Design and Leather Gallery

“Our original dream in 1987 was to create a unique and inviting home furnishing store that would offer transitional to classic contemporary furnishings, ” said Theresa Thornton, Co-Owner of Scandinavian Design and Leather Gallery. Scandinavian Design and Leather Gallery has exceeded all expectations by making that dream a reality.  Their amazing inventory now covers over 25, 000 square feet which is incorporated into beautifully designed room settings. “Our goal is to offer customers home furnishings that will reflect their own unique sense of style and personalize their home.  Come in and let us help you plan how to make your house a home.”

Scandinavian Design and Leather Gallery • 3075 John Hawkins Pkwy.,  Hoover. 205.985.4507

Triton Stone

Triton Stone opened their showroom in Birmingham in 2010, will soon be opening a new showroom and expanding their warehouse. Our design team works with homeowners, interior designers, architects and home builders to help guide your slab, tile and plumbing selections.  Design appointments are set to gather the information regarding style, budget and timeframe to make your building or remodeling experience as simple as possible, and gives you the opportunity to select your tile, fixtures and slab materials all in one location. We offer selections that will fit into simple budgets to extravagant designs in tile, plumbing and slabs. Triton carries many tile lines that are not found anywhere else in Birmingham, including Barbie Kennedy Designs, Artistic Tile, Mediterra Tile, Terra Bella and Encore Ceramics. 

Triton Stone • 4500 5th Avenue South,  Building G,  Birmingham. 205.592.0202

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