Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
10/20/2016

Gatherings

Pumpkin Soirée

by Bridget Kulla
10/20/2016

Pumpkin Soirée

It’s pumpkin season! The time of year when Jack-O-Lanterns adorn front steps and neighborhood porches are packed with a variety of gourds. There are pumpkins with the traditional triangle-eyed faces or unexpected ones that turn heads—all are fun to pore over. 

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Goings-On

by Jamie Schultz
9/28/2016

Goings-On

Celebrate the South at Roast & Toast on the Coast

by Jamie Schultz
9/28/2016

Celebrate the South at Roast & Toast on the Coast

​There’s no better way to celebrate the South than by sipping local craft beers, noshing on regional cuisine and touring southern style homes you can’t help but covet. 

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Goings-On

by Bridget Kulla
9/12/2016

Goings-On

A closer look at the Southern Living 2016 Idea House

by Bridget Kulla
9/12/2016

A closer look at the Southern Living 2016 Idea House

It’s finally that time—Southern Living is unveiling this year’s Idea House. Perched in a valley in Mt Laurel (16 miles outside of Birmingham, Ala.) with views of Double Oak Mountain, this modified Dutch plantation house looks like it’s been here for decades.

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Gatherings

by Erin Vaughan
8/26/2016

Gatherings

Front Porch Ideas & Inspiration

by Erin Vaughan
8/26/2016

Front Porch Ideas & Inspiration

Is there anything more classic than a front porch? Plunking yourself down on a summer evening after the heat of the day has dissipated, sipping on the beverage of your choice, taking in the cool air, watching the night roll in—it’s a time-honored tradition that’s as American as apple pie. But just because porch-sitting is a well-worn ritual doesn’t mean that your decor needs to be old-school. What better way to celebrate your James Hardie® siding and trim than by giving your outdoor space a fresh update—get inspired by these themed porches. With kicky new takes on vintage design schemes, they’re a great way to shake off decor ennui. Here’s a look at some of the best ones we’ve seen.

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Home Sweet Hometown

by Jamie Schultz
8/4/2016

Home Sweet Hometown

Home Sweet Hometown: Birmingham, AL

by Jamie Schultz
8/4/2016

Home Sweet Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Birmingham may be the largest city in Alabama and the industrial center of the south, but when you’re here, it somehow feels quaint. As you explore the revitalized downtown area, it’s difficult to differentiate the old from the new; every piece of architecture feels intentional. The city’s design review committee makes it a point to be sure new developments have a true urban character and fit into the existing setting.

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Characters of Note

by Rachel Gast
6/17/2016

Characters of Note

Meet the Stancils: Plant City's Father & Son Duo

by Rachel Gast
6/17/2016

Meet the Stancils: Plant City's Father & Son Duo

It’s not uncommon for James Hardie employees to say that their co-workers are like their family, but in the case of Hercules and Trey Stancil, that really is the case. Hercules Stancil has been a shipping supervisor for James Hardie Building Products at the Plant City, FL manufacturing facility for 18 years. Two years ago, his son, Trey, joined him there as a maintenance engineer for the production line. This Father’s Day, we asked the Stancils to share their experiences working together at James Hardie.

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Make This

by Rachel Gast
5/19/2016

Make This

Gardening with Your Local Climate in Mind

by Rachel Gast
5/19/2016

Gardening with Your Local Climate in Mind

Winter is all about staying warm indoors and keeping the house full of friends and holiday food. Now that the sun is shining longer each day, it’s time to get outside! The grass is starting to perk up and the trees are getting leafy. And you know the perfect spot to put your new garden. But how do you get started? First, you have to figure out what flowers thrive in your zone. Now that your home exterior is refreshed and is better prepared for your climate, make sure your garden is too.

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Inspired Moments

by Rachel Gast
4/25/2016

Inspired Moments

Live Colorfully: Heathered Moss

by Rachel Gast
4/25/2016

Live Colorfully: Heathered Moss

Bring the fresh green of a springtime forest to your neighborhood with Heathered Moss.

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Make This

by Rachel Gast
4/21/2016

Make This

Tree Tips for Boosted Curb Appeal

by Rachel Gast
4/21/2016

Tree Tips for Boosted Curb Appeal

Landscaping is essential to your home’s curb appeal, and spring is a great time to start sprucing up your trees. Trees not only add value to your home, they provide shade for lazy summer days and defend your home from cold winter winds. They can act as a privacy barrier and a strong, tall tree can support a tire swing for the kids. So how do you keep those trees looking nice for years to come?

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Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
4/15/2016

Gatherings

Pretty in Pinks

by Bridget Kulla
4/15/2016

Pretty in Pinks

It’s not every day that you slow down enough to take in the rosey ombre of a sunset, which could be what makes it so glorious when you do. This spring is the perfect time to put on your rose-colored glasses and ramp up your outdoor area’s zen vibes with sunset-inspired blush tones.

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