Welcome to Brierfield
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.
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
Exuding warmth, rich color, and character, this room is the ideal spot for fireside chats and movie nights
A gracious table and elegant setting invite family and friends to gather ’round
Stylish details, tucked-away appliances, and spacious cabinetry create an efficient, eye-pleasing kitchen for open-concept living
Awash in morning light, a bay with views of the fields makes a cozy breakfast spot for two
A pair of twin beds tucked in a cocoon-like space earn this room its playful nickname, the “snore room”
A handsome den does double duty as a study and spare bedroom
“Every element of this bath is a complete surprise and delight,” says interior designer Mary Evelyn McKee
Interior designer Mary Evelyn McKee’s deft hand with pattern, texture, and color is showcased in a restful retreat
Rustic and refined pieces join to create a calming space
A freestanding linen closet in the hall stores a pretty assortment of custom monogrammed pillows, towels, and napkins, along with antique fabrics and pillows
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
Mary Evelyn’s approach is personal, pragmatic, and artistic. “I aim for my work to be timeless, elegant, and comfortable,” she says.
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.
Shaped by a childhood spent on his grandparents’ and great grandparents’ farms, Ben creates landscapes rich in detail and informed by history.