House Tour: Birmingham Beauty

home-and-garden

Good morning, chic readers! Birmingham, Alabama is one of our favorite southern cities, and this Birmingham House by architect James F. Carter gives us one more reason to add to the list of reasons we love this southern enclave.

gardens

With all the modern amenities of a brand new house,

southern

But the stately details that overflow with old southern charm. 

black-and-white

Can you get any more classic than those black and white floors?

bookshelf

Those stairwell areas are always hard to decorate. How many pictures do you need? How do you space a gallery wall? This bookshelf idea is totally genius!

speaking

Speaking of bookshelves and Alabama (and speaking of speaking…) I have the privilege of speaking at Hoover, Alabama’s Southern Voices, which is most certainly a bucket-list item of mine, Saturday, February 25.

dining

It will be such a privilege to present alongside some of my personal favorite authors, Rebecca Wells (the Ya-Ya Sisterhood), Chris Bohjalian, Julie Cantrell, Mary Kubica and Karen White, along with a few that I am so excited to get to know. If you’re in the area, come see us!

readers

I am going to go out on a limb and say that I think these homeowners might just be avid readers.

wood

Bookshelves in every room are the kind of statement we like to make!

paneling

This paneling is just exquisite. It’s hard to believe that this is a new house!

brass

Navy and brass is a classic color combination that we can’t get enough of. 

kitchen

It is perfection in the kitchen, the perfect shade to feel deep but not heavy.

hardware

We think one of the major characteristics that separates the old from the new is hardware. This lock makes the door look like it has been there forever!

bedroom

Sloping rooflines add such character.

paint

Did we mention charm? Oh, the charm!

nook

What a perfect little nook for working–or daydreaming. 

bathroom

Classic details, beautifully implemented, are always in style. We think it’s safe to say that James Carter has gorgeously good taste.

What do you think?


In Good Taste: James F. Carter Architect, Birmingham, Ala

shiplap hallway - James F. Carter Architect

From charming cottages and cozy cabins to grand estates and gorgeous outdoor spaces James F. Carter adds the perfect architectural details to every space he designs. We are always in awe of talent, but that awe is doubled when it is so incredibly versatile. You’ll want to savor every fabulous detail in this architect’s arsenal.  

shiplap beach house- James F. Carter Architect

 

kitchen with wooden stools - James F. Carter Architect

 

 

blue and white bunkbeds - James F. Carter Architect

 

blue and white bunkbeds - James F. Carter Architect

 

white kitchen - James F. Carter Architect

 

cabin - James F. Carter Architect

 

dining room with wood beams - James F. Carter Architect

 

cabin bedroom with raw wood ceiling - James F. Carter Architect

 

White Georgian House with dormers - James F. Carter Architect

 

Stables with cupula - James F. Carter Architect

 

stable - James F. Carter Architect

 

garden with pool - James F. Carter Architect

We don’t think we could pick a favorite space. Which is yours? Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!


 

More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

Design Chic

Stay up to date by joining our email list!

Design Chic

Stay up to date by joining our email list!