Step inside the original Hibiscus House, our founder, Elizabeth, and her husband, John's, Birmingham, Alabama home. As Elizabeth finishes her time in Birmingham packing up boxes and preparing for her move to Charleston enjoy touring their space filled with pieces that may look familiar. You'll spy plenty lacquered furniture, traditional treasures, and vintage accents that combined to create Elizabeth and John's well curated home.
It took one tour of this house for Elizabeth and John to make an offer after falling in love with the natural light, large entertaining space, traditional aesthetic, and of course, a fenced in yard for Miss Kiwi! The hardwood floors and extended parking pad were just icing on the cake to the charming house and community the neighborhood offered.
During their time in here, Elizabeth and John updated the laundry space and created walk-in master closets while also remodeling the kitchen, which helped to turn the space into their treasured first home. It comes as no surprise that with these updates and Elizabeth's eye for design the space came together to be picture perfect. From the luscious blue hydrangeas and poppy pink azaleas that bloom in the spring and summer to the palm beach chic wallpaper denoting the dining room and touches of Floridian flair throughout we know you'll be inspired to restyle a vignette or even a whole room in your home! And when you're opting for a new furniture purchase, be sure to scroll through our website to find just the piece.
Chic Curb Appeal
The Living Room
An open floor plan made their home one well suited for entertaining thanks to a living room that flows seamlessly into a dining area. A beautiful Hibiscus House oushak rug grounds the seating area while a petite sideboard and mandarin inspired credenza offer beautiful and practical storage and styling vignettes.
The Dining Room
You would never expect Elizabeth's home to lack color, and an accent wallpaper wall provides a pretty pop that simultaneously made the dining area feel like its own space. Another larger sideboard stores china and entertaining supplies while a lacquered china cabinet adds height while displaying some of the couple's favorite pieces! A bar cart full of bubbly is ready for neighbors and friends to stop in, make a drink, and enjoy one another's company.
Elizabeth and John remodeled the kitchen adding new appliances and bright finishes to the backsplash and cabinetry. A separate coffee bar allowed counter space to be utilized for prepping and cooking to better make use of every inch of this fabulously updated room!
The Hallway & Office
With a third bedroom not needed, Elizabeth and John created a shared office space complete with heirloom furniture that helped inspire Elizabeth to begin Hibiscus House. The "Bermuda Teal" lacquered bookshelf was a later addition after John saw it in the showroom. Exposed shelves made it the perfect place to store books while the cabinets helped hide office supplies and a printer!
Elizabeth's eye naturally gravitates towards fabulous upholstery and her bedroom curtains and duvet make that abundantly clear. The space is soothing while still providing playful pops of color, plenty of storage, and best of all updated walk-in his and her closets.
No detail was left unnoticed even in both of the home's bathrooms. Instead of refinishing the guest bathroom's yellow tile walls Elizabeth accentuated them with precious citrus wallpaper, monochromatic curtains, and useful accents such as rattan storage and a more modern sconce. Wrapping the en suite bathroom's sink in fabric that matched the draperies elevated the space and made the blue tile border on the wall feel intentional.
Guests may never want to leave thanks to the bold use of color in John and Elizabeth's guest bedroom. Another fabulous oushak rug by English Village Lane (available on the Hibiscus House site now) coordinates the color scheme as does the palm printed dust ruffle and matching shams. Elizabeth made use of her favorite "Hermes Orange" lacquer shade on the Dixie Shangri La collection dresser that offers guest storage during their stay.
Cheers to new adventures for the Hutchison's in Charleston!
Our Birmingham showroom will remain open by appointment only, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to stop by!