Monday, April 27, 2020

Designer Caroline Gidiere's Alabama Georgian Home - A Garden Inside and Out





My love of Georgian homes started when I was young at the home of my mother's friend.  The perfect proportions and the symmetry is always so pleasing; nothing seems "out of sorts" as my mom used to say.  The gardens always frame the house beautifully and they are delight to visit.  For designer Caroline Gidiere who's parents had taken her to Colonial Williamsburg every summer for 20 years, she wanted a home based off the George Wythe brick Georgian, and she hired Architect James F. Carter to bring her dream to life.  It's a romantic home inside and out with beautiful gardens designed by landscape architect Randy McDaniel which boast a dahlia garden, trained espaliered hornbeams, boxwood, fruit trees, a petite greenhouse by Eden Brothers, a private side garden swathed in creeping fig, and the classic beauty of myrtle topiaries in pots.  Inside is just as beautiful, designed by Gidier's deft hand with a lovely mix of color, fabrics, and prints with a timeless traditional feel. 

A lovely garden inside and out...  Enjoy!







































































Photography by Brian Woodcock









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