Posters of the state flags of Alabama, New York, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia (the birth states of Matthew and the close family friends with whom he shares the house) hang above the sofa.
Photo: Jonny Valiant
Soulful Historic Home
It's a toss-up whether designer Matthew Bees likes global style or soulful old Southern houses best. But one thing is certain: His curiously contradictory passions make for strong, spirited decorating.