Decorating or building? Check out the world’s whitest marble at this Pelham showroom

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Denise McDonald, Sales; Cathy Green, Office Manager; Christopher Riggins, Sales + Christy Reams, Sales (not pictured). Photo via Mary Fehr for Bham Now

Love the elegant beauty of Alabama white marble and have a decorating, design or building project on your to do list? You need to check out AM3 Surfaces’ new showroom in Pelham. Here’s what we discovered on our recent private sip ‘n stroll tour. 

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Introducing the 2021 Pantone Color of the Year + how to shop for it here in Birmingham

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Hint: The Color of the Year is in this photo. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

There’s so much to look forward to at the start of a new year—especially in 2021. One event that never fails to bring me joy: the announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year. I’m not sure if it’s the actual color choice or simply the surprise factor that excites me, but the moment has finally arrived. Keep reading to find out what special hue was chosen and tips on shopping it here in Birmingham.

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Architects + designers across the country love Alabama marble—find out why

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This kitchen is gonna look sooooo good with a big slab of Alabama marble as the island. Rendering via Amanda Hickam of Harper Harris Design Studio

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing Alabama marble my whole life without realizing it. Architects, designers and artists from across the country love incorporating this beautiful, strong, white marble from Sylacauga’s AM3 Stone into their work. We talked to two local architects to find out why. 

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House hunting? Fall in love with this $1.4M house in Edgewood [Photos]

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This is a picturesque site if I’ve ever seen one. Photo via Bradley Perlis Group

If you’re in the market for a new home in the Birmingham area, look no further. We found a gorgeous new home in Homewood that you have to check out. Plus, we spoke with the team behind the home to learn more!

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Looking for a cozy sectional to snuggle up on? We’re eyeing these 5

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Ready, set, rest. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Anyone else daydreaming about curling up on a big, cozy sectional with all of this cold weather? Well, your dream could be a reality. Here are five of the cozy sectionals were eyeing from La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham and how to shop them safely.

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Shop locally + get 20% off at La-Z-Boy’s holiday sale happening now

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Deck the halls with furniture, decor + more from La-Z-Boy’s holiday sale. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Get in the holiday shopping groove and stop by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham now through December 29th to get 20% off their entire showroom. From the classic furniture pieces you love, to brand new items that just hit the floor—this seasonal sale is not one to miss.

We stopped by to see the showroom and find a few favorite pieces with some of the best savings. Keep reading for some shopping inspo as well as updates on precautions in place so you can shop the sale safely.

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From in the ground to in your kitchen—an inside look at Alabama Marble

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Want to see it for yourself? Make plans to attend the Sylacauga Marble Festival in the spring. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Some of the finest marble in the world is found right here in Alabama—in fact, it’s just an hour from Birmingham. We got an inside look at the process from start to finish, and now we’re taking you with us. Tag along on a behind-the-scenes look with the experts at AM3 Stone.

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Calling all home chefs! 5 stunning kitchens in homes on the Birmingham market

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Drooling over this beauty. Photo via Greater Alabama MLS

In my opinion, a great kitchen truly makes a home. Especially here in the south, food is so often how we show love and hospitality to our friends, families and guests. These gorgeous kitchens are currently up for grabs in Birmingham, and they fit all kinds of budgets. Check it out!

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Deck your halls for the holidays with Maestro Maintenance Management

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Photo via Maestro Maintenance Management

Oh, what a year it has been! To keep spirits high this year, holiday decorations are popping up early on homes all over Birmingham. Before you try to untangle those strands of lights or grab that hefty ladder, here’s why you should hire Maestro Maintenance Management to deck your halls for you.

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3 tips from local interior designer Lauren Murphy to make your Thanksgiving celebration festive + cozy

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Making your home warm and inviting isn’t hard—especially with these tips from Lauren Murphy. Photo via Lauren Murphy Realtor LAH Real Estate on Facebook

Whether you’re staying home and self-quarantining or having family and friends over, these tips will make your home feel festive through the season and beyond. We turned to Lauren Murphy, local interior designer and agent at LAH Real Estate, to learn more.

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Shop 30% off furniture at La-Z-Boy of Birmingham’s Black Friday Sale Nov. 27-30

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So many fabrics, so little time. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Grab your shopping shoes! La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham is kicking off their Black Friday sale on November 27 through November 30. The entire showroom will be 30% off—from OG La-Z-Boy recliners to Kincaid solid wood furniture pieces.

Keep reading to for more info on the sale including safety precautions in place at each location.

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Birmingham architects receive top marks from national judges

Read on to get the deets on this award-winning home. Photo via Krumdieck A+I

The American Institute of Architects recently hosted their 2020 design awards, and members of our local Birmingham chapter brought home quite a few top marks. Check out the award-winning projects here—you might just recognize a few.

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5 things you never knew about Alabama Marble, the “finest marble in the world”

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Hello, gorgeous. Design by GCI Design; photo via AM3 Stone

Did you know that some of the finest marble in the world is mined right here in Alabama? Alabama Marble Mineral & Mining Co. (AM3 Stone) is the exclusive purveyor of Alabama Marble, and they’re headquartered here in the Birmingham area. Keep reading to learn more about this state treasure—the facts might just surprise you.

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3 tips on decorating your home for the holidays from a La-Z-Boy designer

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Need a little help getting your home ready for the holidays? We enlisted help from a La-Z-Boy designer. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Need a little motivation to spruce up your space for the holidays? We stopped by La-Z-Boy’s Hoover location to talk to one of their expert designers and get a few tips to get your home holiday-ready. Keep reading for some interior inspo and to find out how you can make your home feel comfy and cozy this holiday season.

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