Birmingham Home & Garden’s Top Photos of 2021

As 2021 comes to an end our staff is sharing the photos that really resonated with us in our picks for "Top Photos of 2021."

Artist Laurel-Dawn Latshaw‘s home. Featured in “A Charming Homewood Cottage with Artistic Flair,” January/February 2021 // Photo by Jean Allsopp

We started 2021 off with this photo and it seems poetic to end with it. This was the Jan/Feb cover photo and a year later it still looks fantastic! You can’t go wrong with a timeless style like this one.

Peter Falkner II creates a series of outdoor rooms for homeowners to spend more time outside. Featured in “Backyard Beauty,” March/April 2021 // Photo by Jean Allsopp

We’re Birmingham Home and Garden and the gardens deserve just as much love! Seeing this garden from an aErial view is a perspective we don’t see often. The size of this garden makes it perfect for entertaining plus Peter Falkner II (Landscape designer and owner of Falkner Gardens) is amazing at what he does!

Ashley Gilbreath gives an Orange Beach condo a refresh. Featured in “Rivaling the View,” March/April 2021 // Photo by Laurey Glenn

This photo embodies everything we love about summer… the ocean, beautiful design, and indoor/outdoor living.

 Leslie Byars Register makes company-ready cocktails for summer. Featured in “Summertime Chillers,” July/August 2021 // Photo by Leslie Byars Register

This photo is so bright and colorful, and different than most of the covers we run. As a home and garden magazine it makes sense to shoot beautiful interiors for most of our covers, but we thought this was a nice departure for midsummer. Looking back at this photo makes us want to be wherever that is, wearing shorts, and sipping that skinny paloma!

 The Petro family’s new build in the lush Shoal Creek community. Featured in “Fresh Start,” May/June 2021 // Photo by Jean Allsopp

There is something very special about the exterior of a home. It’s the first thing people see when they drive by. Homes with large double doors always seem extra inviting to visitors.

Peter Falkner‘s design for outdoor privacy. Featured in “Peek Inside this Cozy Hollywood Rancher,” January/February 2021 // Photo by Jean Allsopp

Outdoor spaces aren’t exactly the photos we expect to be blown away by in a January/February issue but this creeping fig covered patio feels so warm and welcoming.

Jason Isbell at the Ryman Theatre. Featured in “Get to know Birmingham photographers Lane and Josh Weichman,” November/December 2021 // Photo by Josh Weichman

First of all… Jason Isbell! Secondly, we are big fans of the photography of Josh Weichman. He can shoot anything, but his concert photos are spectacular!

The Jackson family’s living room in their family-sized cottage. Featured in “This Brand-New Homewood Cottage was Designed with an Old World Feel,” September/October 2021 // Photo by Jean Allsopp

There’s so much to like about this whole home. We love the warmth of the wood paneling surrounding the fireplace and the way the blue velvet sofa pairs with the green drapes. This is such a great representaTion of the modern classic style and we can see a family living in it comfortably.

Hatton Smith II making a Campesino Honey Rum Old Fashioned. Featured in “Meet the Man Behind Campesino Rum,” Web-exclusive story 2021 // Photo by Kat Bell

Our whole staff fell in love with Campesino when Hatton bartended our 2021 Inspiration Home party! The drinks were amazing and the beautIful Campesino branding and bottles didn’t hurt either.

Summer Starling & Anne Hurley’s rendition of a wet bar/laundry room. Featured in “2021 Inspiration Home Resource Guide,” 2021 Inspiration Home Resouce Guide // Photo by Jean Allsopp

This photo is extra special because only those of you who follow us on Instagram or got a copy of our limited run of the 2021 Inspiration Home Resource Guide saw this one. You know you’ve struck gold when everyone wants to hang out in the laundry room!

Christmas table scape by Sybil Sylvester. Featured in “The Most Merry & Bright of Holiday Decor,” November/December 2021 // Photo by Laurey Glenn

In the south Christmas decor tends to lean red, green or neutral, but there is something so incredibly eye catching about a bright and colorful Christmas table like this one!

Home remodel done by interior designer Meredith Sherrill just in time for Christmas. Featured in “A Second Renovation Just in Time for Christmas,” November/December 2021 // Photo by Jean Allsopp

We love when we can share people / the homeowners in the magazine. There is something very special about getting to see who lives in the beautiful homes we share!

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