My instagram feed is brimming with images of designer Caroline Gidiere’s beautiful Birmingham, Alabama home and on the chance you missed it, I thought I’d share the Veranda editorial with all of you. Though it appears from another era, the white painted brick Georgian was built just over a decade ago with the help of architect James F. Carter. Caroline Gidiere was a lawyer when they broke ground on the property, but found decorating the home so inspiring that she since made a career change. Her husband, Stephen, oversees the impressive garden which was designed with the help of landscape architect Randy McDaniel. Below, explore more of the gorgeous Birmingham abode. (Photography by Brian Woodcock)
In the home’s marble entryway, the family’s miniature dachshund, Buttercup, greets visitors. The Regency lantern is by Vaughan.
The cozy seating area in the den is open to the kitchen. A bright orange breakfast banquette is tucked into the bay window. I love how Caroline has framed her children’s artwork for the walls.
The kitchen cabinetry is painted Off-Black by Farrow & Ball. There’s so much to love from the rattan barstools to the fabric lampshade to the myrtle topiaries.
The built-in bar cabinetry features antique glass and Chippendale fretwork.
In the living room, a striking pair of Chippendale mirrors. The white table lamps are by Bungalow 5.
The slipcovered sofas are covered in Bowood by Colefax & Fowler. The long lacquered coffee table is Miles Redd for Ballard Designs.
This elegant seating area by the fireplace reveals a jib closet door with a faux book fronts.
The home’s Chinese Chippendale stair rail was inspired by the stairway at Battersea, a historic estate in Virginia.
In the guest room, two four-poster beds from Ikea are dressed up with luxury linens. The walls and curtains and done in a Colefax and Fowler floral.
The master bedroom is my personal favorite! The bed was custom upholstered in a Carolina Irving textile and the walls and curtains are in a Décors Barbares fabric. The mix of the D. Porthault linens with silk ikat pillows on the bed is also perfection.
A quaint outdoor seating area at the home’s back entry. I have the same blue and white garden stool in my own home.
A sweet little greenhouse for all the family’s gardening endeavors.
For this lovely outdoor table setting the pink paisley table linens are from Paloma & Co. and the rattan vases are from Amanda Lindroth.
The paint color used on the brickwork and shutters is a custom shade, but is very similar to Gray Mist by Benjamin Moore.
I hope you enjoyed this home tour! Stay tuned for more to come and just a reminder to regularly check the Daily Hunt page for my newest decorating and fashion finds!