Have you ever seen a magazine cover that you loved so much you wanted to just step inside and see more. Isn’t it frustrating when an article leaves you wanting more.more photos, more information, more details. Well today is your day.
I have some details . I recently visited this home in Birmingham. Days after it came out on stands as Southern Living’s March cover. See the online article here.
Here is the before and after. It was so cute before but the lighter colors and new details are amazing!
Exterior design by architects Paul Bates and Jeremy Corkern,
The ironic thing is I bought the issue at the grocery the day before my trip to Birmingham(because I couldn’t wait for it to arrive in the post, I am impatient that way when I see a cover I love) then my client told me via email “oh BTW the house is on the cover of SL this month, I will tell you all about when you arrive” WHAAAAAAT??????? I was so excited of course. Ragan, the homeowner is my e-client, we have been working nearly a year on a small space in her upstairs. (I will tell you more about that project in a later post) Finally after a lot of back and forth about samples she said “just come to Birmingham” so I went last weekend, just days after cover came out. Now let me make clear, I had nothing to do with the changes to the Ragan and Brad’s exterior. Their Mountain Brook home was already precious as you can see but they worked with architects Paul Bates and Jeremy Corkern to lighten it and add more detail, including the cedar shake roof and COPPER GUTTERS. I didn’t know I could love a gutter so much.
The outside is utter perfection…..PERFECTION, wait until I show you the back with AWNINGS. I love an awning.
And her sweet dogs Gypsy and Judge!
Not to mention the lanterns at the front. Seriously, huge, copper, GAS lanterns like none I have ever seen. And I notice lanterns.
Check out the darling garage with apartment out back. It has some amazing nautical lights on it that I couldn’t get pics of with my phone but they are so good. I like that they left the garage the darker color.
You can find more info on sources and the project in the current issue of Southern Living. You can see the online article here. The house is painted BM White Choc and the shutters are Farow & Ball Railings. My fave besides the gutters and awnings and lanterns and windbox are the cedar shake shingles on the roof. Ragan and I bonded on our love for those. So charming. The article discusses the pineapple as well…that is a new addition by the architect!
More on my trip to Birmingham in another post, first I want to take you inside Ragan and Brad’s home and show you more and then I want to post more on Birmingham..y’all the shopping there is GOOD! I really loved the city. And the people talk like me and are so friendly.