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INSIDE CAROLINE GIDIERE’S CHIC MOUNTAIN BROOK HAVEN

Caroline Gidiere white brick house in Mountain Brook with cream shutters and boxwoods on Thou Swell #house #exterior #brickhouse #whitehouse #whitebrick #boxwoods #graveldriveway #veranda(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!

Caroline Gidiere white brick house in Mountain Brook with cream shutters and boxwoods on Thou Swell #house #exterior #brickhouse #whitehouse #whitebrick #boxwoods #graveldriveway #veranda

Secret bookcase door in traditional living room by Caroline Gidiere in Mountain Brook with fireplace mantel and abstract painting on Thou Swell #secretdoor #livingroom #livingroomdesign #fireplace #fireplacemantel #mantel #bookcasedoor #librarydoor

Did you spot the secret door above?

Fresh traditional living room with card table, French chairs, banquette sofa, white mirrors, and glass doors to garden on Thou Swell #livingroom #livingroomdesign #livingroomdecor #interiordesign #homedesign #homedecor #traditionaldesign #traditional

Kitchen with dark cabinetry, white walls, steel hood, wicker stools, and patterned lampshade on Thou Swell #kitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #kitchengoals #interiordesign

The patterned lampshades throughout the house are a favorite English-style detail of mine.

Chippendale staircase railing design in stairwell by Caroline Gidiere on Thou Swell #chippendale #staircase #railing #stairrailing #stairwell #homedesign #architecture

Porch table setting garden room with shutter doors on Thou Swell #porch #patio #gardenroom #garden #diningtable #tablesetting #spring #entertaining

Garden patio dining table setting with fresh flowers and tablecloth on Thou Swell #patio #garden #gravelpatio #gardenparty #tablesetting #entertaining

Caroline Gidiere white brick house in Mountain Brook with cream shutters and boxwoods on Thou Swell #house #exterior #brickhouse #whitehouse #whitebrick #boxwoods #graveldriveway #veranda

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!

Kevin O'Gara signature on Thou Swell

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1 Comments

  1. Ron Carrier wrote:

    Absolutely stunning! I just love the facade and that secret door.

    Posted 5.12.20

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