Inspiration Home: A Look Back at the Last 5 homes

With our 2021 Inspiration Home now open to the public, let's take a look back at the last 5 Inspiration Homes.


Exterior elevation photo of a cottage style home. Finished with large stone bricks and charcoal colored siding.
Photos by Jean Allsopp

The classic architecture of the 2020 Inspiration Home blends perfectly with the cottages of Homewood yet is updated for modern living. The 2020 Inspiration Home would not have been possible without Willow Homes, along with our building vendors, designers, and all the wonderful behind-the-scenes talent that made it all come together.


Back exterior elevation photo of large lake home.
Photos by Jean Allsopp

Located at The Willows, a Russell Lands On Lake Martin neighborhood, 2019’s Inspiration Home exhibited all the charms of lake house style and showcased the best of lakefront living.


Front exterior elevation photo of a white cottage with teal door.
Photos by Jean Allsopp

Tucked into the heart of the Homewood community, the 2018 Inspiration Home nestles beautifully alongside its Edgewood neighbors thanks to its appropriate scale and classic character. “A little restraint can go a long way,” says architect Richard Long, who partnered with builders Kevin Gann and John Bryant of Francis Bryant Construction and design liaison Jan Ware of Jan Ware Designs for this project.


Front exterior elevation photo of large grey home with multiple windows.
Photos by Jean Allsopp

The 2017 Birmingham Home & Garden Inspiration Home was located in the award-winning Ross Bridge community. Designed and built by Murphy Home Builders, the house was a collaboration between Kyle Murphy and design liaison Virginia Volman, as well as local sponsors and vendors. The team worked to create timeless spaces with innovative design ideas, gorgeous furnishings and accents, and the newest in technology for a house that would instantly feel like a home.

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Front exterior elevation photo of cream colored home with warm wooden accents and large stone porch.
Photos by Jean Allsopp

The 2015 Birmingham Home and Garden Inspiration Home located at Calton Hill, in Mountain Brook, showcased the latest trends in home design. Created to live large on a smaller footprint, the Inspiration Home offered more than enough space for family life and entertaining without all the maintenance and upkeep—and without any wasted rooms.

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2020 Sponsors:

Ashley Gallion Interiors, Cassie Tonsmeire Interiors, CBM Design, Cotton + Quill, 18th Street Orientals, Hiltz-Lauber, L. Vogtle Interiors, Michaele Travis Interior Design, Pandy Agnew Interiors, Space Cadets, Stock & Trade, Suite Dreams, SWAG Home Staging & Design, Virginia Volman Designs, Willow Interiors, ABC 3340, Alabama Brick, AllSouth Appliance, Art House, Darden & Green, Ecological Insulation, FireRock, James Hardie, HCR Cabinets & Countertops, KC Projects, Inline Electric and Lighting, LP Building Solutions, McGowin-King Mortgage, Members Title, Red Mountain Garage Doors, Redmont Vodka, River Bottom Pine, Southern Window Supply, Spire, Summit Media, Triton Stone Group, Truitt Insurance Agency, VaVia, VW Gallerie at V&W Supply Company, Lorberbaum McNair & Associates

2019 Sponsors:

Ashley Gallion, Georgia Carlee, Lauren Conner, Libby Greene, Lolo French Antiques, Mary Lauren McBride, Nan Jackson, Paige Albright Orientals, Pandy Agnew, Seibel’s, Stephanie Lynton, Stock & Trade, American Lumber, Dread River Distilling Co., Ecological Insulation, FireRock, Inline Lighting, Interscapes, Jackson Refrigeration, Lake Martin Painting, Pella Windows & Doors, River Bottom Pine, Robert F. Henry Tile Company, Russell Do It Center, Russell Marine, Sunrise Docks, V & W Gallerie, Vision Landscapes

2018 Sponsors:

AllSouth Appliance Group, Chubb Insurance, Land Rover of Birmingham, Southern Sash Windows and Doors, The Prewitt Group, Triton Stone Group, Inline Lighting, River Bottom Pine, Spire, VW Gallerie at V & W Supply, Webb Concrete & Building Materials, Alabama Brick, At Home Furnishings, AVX, Benjamin Moore, Beverly McNeil Gallery, Bradley Perlis Group/LAH, Brandino Brass, Defining Home, Eco Three, Emack Slate Co., Falkner Gardens, FireRock, Hiltz-Lauber, Interiors by Kathy Harris, Kelly Moffatt for Portraits, Inc., Maison, Mayfair South, McGowin-King Mortgage, MDM Design Studio, Oak Mountain Cabinetry, Paige Albright Orientals, Pandy Agnew, Rozar’s Paint Supply, Stock & Trade Design Co., Summer Classics, Three Sheets: A Linen Shop, Turn Key Heating & Air, Waynes Environmental

2017 Sponsors:

Air Engineers, Alabama Brick Delivery, Alabama Lawn Sprinklers, Alabama Power Company, AllSouth Appliance Group, Inc., Beverly McNeil Gallery, Chickadee Interiors, Cotton+Quill, Design Supply, HCR Cabinets & Countertops, IFoam, LLC, Inline Electric/Lighting Showroom, Kelly Moffatt for Portraits, Inc., McGowin King Mortgage, LLC, Murphy Home Builders, LLC, Oak Mountain Building Supply, Paige Albright Orientals, Pandy Agnew Interiors, Peacock Pavers, Progress Bank, Rainbow Paint & Decorating, Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, Scandinavian Design Gallery, South Cypress, Southern Window Supply, Stock & Trade Design Co., Summertime Pools & Spas, Table Matters, Thomasino Door & Window, Triton Stone Group, TruTeam, Urban Home Market, V & W Supply Company, Inc./VW Gallerie, 104.7 WZZK

2015 Sponsors:

Alagasco, Maserati of Birmingham, KADCO Homes, Southern Bath & Kitchen, New Latitude, Southern Clay Brick Co., WIAT, McGowin-King, Frontera, Summit Media, Central Woodwork, Clear Advantage Pantry, Defining Home, Stock & Trade Design Co., At Home Furnishings, Three Sheets, Smith’s Floor Coverings, Inc., Rozar’s Paint Supply, Marjorie Johnston and Co.: Katherine Bramlett, Issis & Sons Furniture and Flooring Galleries, Innovative Surfaces, Mayer Electric Supply

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