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A Look Back at 2016: Southern Living Idea House

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Another showhouse on our list of favorite projects from 2016 comes from the beloved Southern Living magazine. Each year, Southern Living chooses a host city for its Idea House, and then works with a local builder, architect and interior designer to execute a custom built and fully decorated home for its readers.


This year marked the 50th anniversary for the publication, and we were honored to be a part of the milestone project. The 2016 Idea House was built just outside of Birmingham, AL, in the picturesque community of Mt Laurel. Architect Bill Ingram and designers Mark D. Sikes, Margaret Kirkland, Ashley Gilbreath, Lauren Leiss, and Amy Berry came together to create a one-of-a-kind home that has no shortage of Southern design inspiration.


The Idea House was open for tours from June 25, 2016 to December 18, 2016. FireRock's indoor masonry fireplace products were used in the home. It was a fantastic project and celebration, which is why the 2016 Idea House is one of our greatest hits from this year! Read the full article and tour the rest of the adorable showhouse online here. [Photos by Laurey W. Glenn for Southern Living]