Meet Ross Piper
Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
Known for: Designing inviting porches
Southern style is: Charming—an ideal balance between sophisticated and relaxed
What gives a new house patina? Mossy stone, reclaimed-wood floors, and iron hardware
A house isn't finished until: The shutter hardware is installed and working
The most often overlooked detail? Interior trim. For starters, don't simply put up just any old crown molding and call it a day!
One change that makes a big difference: Stain old brick—don't paint it—to allow the texture to show through.
Tudor or Georgian? I love both when they're done well.
Favorite go-to building product: Right now, it's custom iron windows. They are classic and modern at the same time.