Tone + Texture

Decorate your space with handmade textures such as the modern, maker revival of 1970s macramé and year-round tropical feel of wicker. MACRAMÉ Made through knotting instead of weaving, macramé can add a unique touch in many various ways. Houzz contributor Laura Gaskill suggests incorporating it as nursery decor, plant hangers, wall hangings and modern fiber arts. WICKER According to Houzz…

Home Is Where the Heart Is

 The concept of home is different for everyone.
  For some, home is where the family is. It’s the place where weekends were—or still are—filled with baby snuggles, bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. The place where the smell of bacon and pancakes fills the air on Sunday mornings, "do your homework before you go outside" is a daily mantra and…

March 2018 Around Town

In what is becoming a frequent tradition, BBVA Compass will offer an updated Alabama-branded Visa debit card, giving University of Alabama's football fans another way to display their Crimson Tide colors after the team's 17th national championship win.

Get the Look: Newly Vintage

Rediscover "stray beauty" at Stray Cats Home Decor. Owner Kim Padgett is a custom home furniture maker who specializes in designing and building reclaimed wood furniture and decor. Customers can get handcrafted, new and old home accents at the store located at 3101 Fourth Ave. S. in Birmingham.

Unique Renovated Open House

The current homeowner of 5615 Canongate Lane in Shoal Creek has been "drawing houses" since he was a young boy. So, it was only natural for him to create the European-inspired renovation plans for this 10,000-square-foot-plus house, built in 1995.

Butternut Squash Au Gratin

What started in 2013 as a meal planning service, Mealfit has grown into a full catering service and kitchen here in the 280 area. To challenge the notion that healthy food is tasteless, founder and chef Thomas Cox created an unexpected Southern twist on health-conscious cuisine. Cox first began cooking in college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, using…

Display Your Passions, Interests, Treasures

Transforming bookcases and wall shelves into stunning displays can come from accentuating collections, hobbies, artwork, functional accessories or treasured tchotchkes. Whether your style is contemporary, traditional or eclectic, the Rosegate Design team at 6801 Cahaba Valley Road in Birmingham can help locate perfect home decor touches.

Built by Ferguson

Eric Ferguson: Well, where we actually offer our services to other people, it’s been since summertime of last year. I grew up building things—not necessarily furniture, but decks and porches and that sort of thing with my dad. We moved into our house in October of ’16, and [Amy] likes expensive things, so I thought I could build them for cheaper.…