A Birmingham Retreat... (Part 2)

Yesterday, I posted about a Birmingham condo owned by John and Janet LeGrand that I had the privilege of staying at last weekend. The space is so wonderful, I wanted to share even more pics today...

The dining room is located in the center of the home, which until I saw this layout in person, I realized is actually a very cool thing. As the dining room is the communal space to share food and stories and laughter, I love that it is in the very center of things. John built the table from white oak and made the top with white Portland cement. John smoothed it out to give it a whitewash look, then stained and distressed it. The rug is from Bungalow Classic in Atlanta. 

From the dining room, you can access the guest bedroom. From the living room, you can access the master bedroom. Then both bedrooms share a bathroom, which is a very smart use of space. Janet found both the table lamps and headboard for the master at Bungalow Classic. 

The bathroom is a wonderful mix of whites and grays with a heaping dose of natural light. I love the tile work...and the shower curtain, via West Elm. The lovely mixed media wooden artwork is by Rachel Austin of Portland, Oregon. 

The kitchen is truly a work of art, recently remodeled by Janet and John. Last year, I posted all about it. See the entire post, which includes before and after pics, here. 

What makes the condo even more special is how it is situated in this beautiful courtyard, just steps from Mountain Brook Village. I could eat, drink and shop 30 seconds upon leaving the front door. During my visit, John informed me that he's currently working on a greenhouse and root cellar for his farmhouse. He showed me a few pics of the project and it looks incredibly cool. I'm crossing my fingers I get a chance to blog about that too. A big thanks to John and Janet for letting me stay at their incredible Birmingham retreat. I feel so lucky...

 

Photos and Content: Sweet Peach