Drawing on the natural setting, Mary Evelyn McKee, interior designer of the 2021 Flower showhouse, put together a restful master bedroom punctuated with lively details. The arched-back wicker bed with stylized open spaces was inspired by garden chairs. On the curtains and bedspread, a naturalistic print evokes a Japanese pond with its lotus flowers, fanciful birds, and tangles of green vines. Atop a three-drawer raffia-wrapped chest in a dark teal, a pitcher holds Cahaba lilies crafted in paper, a tribute to the treasured flowers native to the nearby Cahaba River. For a full room tour, watch the video above. See the adjacent bath here.
- Antibes bed by Century Furniture
- Martinique side tables and Camp chairs from the James River Collection by Hickory Chair
- Guinevere table lamps by Currey & Company
- Custom wool and jute rug from Paige Albright Orientals
- Curtain and bedspread fabric, Lotus Garden by Schumacher
- Art, Last Glow by Roger Dale Brown (above bed) from Beverly McNeil Gallery
- Charleston three-drawer chest by Century Furniture
- Karlie armchair by Thomas O’Brien for Century Furniture
- Art, Touch a Cloud by Barbara Davis (above chest), and New Day and Queen Anne’s Last Stand by Perry Austin (to left of chest, top to bottom), all from Beverly McNeil Gallery
- Paper Cahaba lilies by artist Suzonne Stirling
- Spool lounge chair and ottoman (without casters) by Hickory Chair
- Compass table by Century Furniture
- Walls in Baffin Island by Benjamin Moore
Produced and Styled by Amanda Smith Fowler | Text by Alice Welsh Doyle | Photography by David Hillegas and Laurey Glenn | Floral Design by Suzanne Graves of Wildflower Designs
This story appears in Flower magazine’s September/October 2021 issue on newsstands August 31. Subscribe or find a copy in a store near you.