The 2016 Idea House
For our 50th Anniversary Idea House, we selected five of today’s best young designers, shared old Southern Living stories for inspiration, and set them loose to decorate this charming cottage designed by Bill Ingram Architect. See their fresh takes on traditional Southern style. Find information to plan your visit here.
Located just outside our hometown of Birmingham, AL, the community of Mt Laurel provides a picturesque location for our 2016 Idea House. Architect Bill Ingram and designers Mark D. Sikes, Margaret Kirkland, Ashley Gilbreath, Lauren Leiss, and Amy Berry came together to create a one-of-a-kind home that has no shortage of Southern design inspiration. From a beautiful, green kitchen to a living room filled with shades of neutral, each room showcases the talent of these designers. The home is of course topped off with a wraparound porch, including a cozy porch swing.