(via Veranda, photography by Brian Woodcock)
Nothing makes me more excited for spring than a fresh, flower-filled home tour, and the Mountain Brook home of Caroline Gidiere is just that. With fresh blooms on tablescapes, fabric, and in the elegant gardens, this house is an ode to tradition while balancing the stuffiness that can sometimes accompany it. The lawyer-turned-decorator was inspired by the Wyeth House in Williamsburg when she built this house with architect James F. Carter, and the simplicity of the exterior with matching cream paint on the brick and shutters creating a refreshing ethos that carries throughout the property. Step inside Gidiere’s Alabama home below!
Did you spot the secret door above?
The patterned lampshades throughout the house are a favorite English-style detail of mine.
Boxwoods surround the house in terracotta planters and in the borders of the garden beds, and it makes the landscaping so timeless. I love the tradition Gidiere infused into this beautiful home!