Welcome to Brierfield

Explore the Flower showhouse featured in our September/October 2021 issue

Only an hour from the buzz of Birmingham, Alabama, off a nondescript bumpy road, sits the idyllic farm property of Flower magazine’s founder and editor-in-chief, Margot Shaw, and her husband, Gates. Get the story behind their new dream house in the country, which does double duty as a Flower showhouse.


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entryway gallery seating, Flower magazine showhouse at Brierfield
Entryway / Gallery

Filled with art and comfortable places to perch, a long, narrow room off the front porch connects the living areas to the bedrooms and den

Flower magazine showhouse at Brierfield, living room seating, magnolia painting
Living Room

Exuding warmth, rich color, and character, this room is the ideal spot for fireside chats and movie nights

dining table and chairs, Flower magazine showhouse at Brierfield
Dining Room

A gracious table and elegant setting invite family and friends to gather ’round

Flower magazine showhouse at Brierfield, kitchen island, cabinetry

Stylish details, tucked-away appliances, and spacious cabinetry create an efficient, eye-pleasing kitchen for open-concept living

breakfast of toast, berries and granola, and sliced peaches set on a rustic wooden table
Breakfast Box Bay

Awash in morning light, a bay with views of the fields makes a cozy breakfast spot for two

children's room, twin bed, Flower magazine showhouse at Brierfield
Children’s Bedroom

A pair of twin beds tucked in a cocoon-like space earn this room its playful nickname, the “snore room”

home office, Flower Showhouse 2021

A handsome den does double duty as a study and spare bedroom

Flower magazine showhouse at Brierfield, guest bath sink vanity and mirror
Guest Bath

“Every element of this bath is a complete surprise and delight,” says interior designer Mary Evelyn McKee

main bedroom, Flower magazine showhouse at Brierfield
Master Bedroom

Interior designer Mary Evelyn McKee’s deft hand with pattern, texture, and color is showcased in a restful retreat

en suite soaking tub, Flower magazine showhouse at Brierfield
Master Bath

Rustic and refined pieces join to create a calming space

freestanding wardrobe and linen closet

A freestanding linen closet in the hall stores a pretty assortment of custom monogrammed pillows, towels, and napkins, along with antique fabrics and pillows

stone patio, outdoor seating, Flower magazine showhouse
Brierfield Farmhouse: Outdoor Living Spaces

The comforts of home extend outdoors, including a covered front porch, the Hayfield Terrace, and a comfy seating area surrounding a fire pit

Meet the Team

black-and-white portrait of interior designer Mary Evelyn McKee
Interior Designer Mary Evelyn McKee

Mary Evelyn’s approach is personal, pragmatic, and artistic. “I aim for my work to be timeless, elegant, and comfort­able,” she says.

Portrait of Architect Pete Pritchard
Architect Pete Pritchard

An early curiosity for the mechanics of the world around him has driven Pete’s lifelong passion for architecture in a career spanning more than three decades.

Ben Page
Landscape Architect Ben Page

Shaped by a childhood spent on his grandparents’ and great grandparents’ farms, Ben creates landscapes rich in detail and informed by history.

watercolor rendering of Briarfield Showhouse in Bibb County, AL