Home for the Holidays: An Inside Look at Birmingham's Most Festive Interiors

Styling by Kathleen Varner.

From traditional accents to unexpected festive flair, Birmingham’s incredible creative talent delight come Christmas. In fact, it’s nothing short of magical to be home in Birmingham for the holidays. Eager to showcase the yuletide trimmings our scouted creatives have pulled together for lucky clients, we’ve curated a selection of their work to offer you an inside look (plus a sprinkling of tips) at Birmingham’s most festive homes.


PERENIALLY FESTIVE INTERIORS


Don’t shy away from Christmas colors in everyday decor. Here, our Scouted Interior Designers demonstrate their perennial appeal.


ENTICING EXTERIORS



TABLESCAPES WITH THE TRIMMINGS


Mixing old and new with ALKMY

Mix and match old and new for a gorgeous holiday tablescape.

Shop local for heirloom quality table accessories, barware, flatware, and more.


CHRISTMAS ACCENTS


Layer rugs from Paige Albright Orientals to add warmth.

Embrace a theme. This will give your home a cohesive feel that will have your guests wondering which Birmingham expert you tapped for styling.

Combine real and faux for a bigger, bolder statement. This is especially helpful when working with garland.

Forage your yard. Head to the backyard for cuttings of magnolia or pine to accent your garland or bowls of pomanders.


UNDER THE TREE WITH DOGWOOD HILL


Invest in holiday wrapping. For groupings of presents that rival the beauty of your tree, shop Dogwood Hill’s darling selection of wrapping paper, holiday gift tags, and holiday stickers.


DELIGHTS FOR LITTLES


In the home of Kathleen Varner

Decorate dedicated spaces. Just because they’re not on display for guests doesn’t mean your littles won’t appreciate the touches of Christmas cheer in their bedroom or playroom.

Get playful. Decorating child-dedicated spaces is the perfect opportunity to experiment with youthful elements and colors, especially if you prefer more neutral tones and textures throughout guest-facing areas in your home. Don’t be afraid of glitter, sparkle, primary colors, or pastels!


Follow along with our Scouted Creatives on Instagram for more Yuletide inspiration — and don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!