Beautiful in Birmingham
When I was in Birmingham, Alabama last fall, interior designer Andrew Brown was kind enough to show me around. We took a lovely drive through some picturesque neighborhood of Mountain Brook where he pointed out many homes designed by James F. Carter. The exteriors were classically elegant and today on Pinterest, I realized that the interiors are just as beautiful. It also turns out that the house I happened come across belongs to the architect himself and was featured in the March/April 2016 issue of Veranda. It’s so traditional that I was surprised to read that it was only just built a few years ago. I especially love all the bookshelves tucked into every corner and attention to detail.The interiors were decorated with the help of his friend Jane Hawkins Hoke, who doesn’t seem to have a website. The mix of art and antiques and architecture is so perfect that I would happily move in and not change a thing. Perhaps I’ll have to call Mr. Carter when I’m ready to build my own home.