Beyond the Curb with LillieKat Rugs

I am thrilled to bring you a new Beyond the Curb home tour today. Recently, I visited Birmingham, Alabama and fell in love with the unique architecture, sophisticated interiors, and warm people. One of those fabulous residents is Kristie Stewart of LillieKat Rugs. She sells highly coveted oushak rugs from Turkey and Afghanistan, and graciously allowed us to tour her chicly layered home.


Beautiful white oak surprises throughout the exterior and interior. Kristie incorporates traditional elements with modern pattern and an abundance of texture. This tour is a true testament to the art of layering antique and modern. The real stars are the stunning rugs that Kristie sells, and her breadth of knowledge on the quality and make-up of the different origins of oushak rugs.


I hope you enjoy this tour, Kristie’s charming personality, and stay tuned to see more of Birmingham architecture here this week!

Click here to see LillieKat Rugs

The tour:



Doors: Sherwin Williams Black Magic

Office: Sherwin Williams Black Fox

Walls Sherwin Williams Snowbound



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Beyond the Preservation with Meredith Ferrell

I have been speaking up on my social media platforms about the lack of preservation around Dallas, and many have commented that it is happening  in other cities as well. So often, it is hard for young families to envision how you can make a historic home relevant for a modern lifestyle. I am thrilled to be able to bring you a perfect example of how a family did just that.

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