Moving back into his college digs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, decorator Matthew Bees has clearly been continuing his design education.
Decorator Matthew Bees returns to his former college apartment, and this time, he's brought in some extra help. "Because I've never worked for another designer, my style is somewhat self-taught," he admits. Instead, he relies on the inspirational and teaching words of the designers in the collection of books that line his library/dining room. "They inspire me to entertain greatly," Bees says. His parties always begin with a toast using his crystal and glass stemware collection, which he found everywhere from One Kings Lane to eBay to 17 South Antiques in Charleston, South Carolina. Much of it is antique, naturally, like many of the treasures in his home. After all, who knows better than Bees the charm in old things getting a second chance?