Knowing where to look for special pieces of furniture and other home furnishings is a great starting point when beginning the design process of a new space. Birmingham is home to several talented designers, craftsmen, and other decor experts who can help transform a space to make it an extension of your personality and complete the vision for your home. From custom wood furniture pieces, to carefully curated oriental rugs, we’ve rounded up a few unique local places and people who offer beautiful goods and pieces made with meaning.
The Magic City is home to some of the best breweries in the Southeast, each offering its own unique personality and distinctive craft beers. Gone are the days of grabbing a local brew from some garage. Now, thanks to their state-of-the-art equipment, visiting a brewery has become an elevated experience.
Anyone can do a quick “best restaurant” google search and visit the popular tried-and-true locales of their city. After all, they’re favorites for a reason! However, the places that are lesser-known but just as good are oftentimes the most fun to experience. We’ve rounded up a few hidden gems in Birmingham that are full of authenticity and offer an “off the beaten path” excursion.
Admire historic art in a gallery while enjoying dinner with a glass of wine, adventure through a myriad of uniquely curated gardens, or explore a classic art museum setting. Birmingham has options for whatever your art-viewing fancy may be. The Tramont’s location in Highland Park makes for a short journey to your next exploration.
In addition to being a stone’s throw away from award-winning restaurants, The Tramont is situated near Birmingham’s greatest abundance of beautiful parks and green space. Whether you are looking for a casual after-dinner stroll or a day spent hiking in the great outdoors, the Magic City has plenty of options.
For a night in at The Tramont, an Italian pasta recipe is just what you need. Chef Victor King (of The Essential and Bar La Fête) always looks to his Lamb Ragu Bucatini recipe, which is comforting and yet not too heavy. The best part? It’s achievable for any home cook.
The real estate market has proven to be a wild ride over the last few years. From high demand and historically low interest rates to concerns of a recession, The FiveStone Group President David Silverstein believes Birmingham real estate offers more stability when compared to other markets.
Up the hill from The Tramont and nestled in the heart of English Village lies The Travel Studio, a shop of hand-selected travel goods and resort wear, curated by expert luxury travel advisors Ragan Stone and Anne Liles who know a little something about looking stylish on the go. We asked Ragan for a little travel inspiration: what are the best day trips from The Magic City? Keep reading for ideas on your next low-maintenance, light-travel adventure!
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We asked Birmingham-based interior designer Laura Vogtle to weigh in on how she likes to design and what to consider when creating an ideal living space.
From humble beginnings, the evolution of today’s condominiums offers the ultimate intersection of luxury and location.
At The Tramont, we know how much our pets mean to us, but also the mess that oftentimes is associated with our beloved canines. That’s why we’ve created a pet mudroom with a washing station to rinse off after an adventure in Caldwell Park, Birmingham’s unofficial dog park, just two blocks away.
Hospitality starts in the home, and it’s seen in every aspect the design of The Tramont. Whether you’re admiring thoughtful, custom touches in a spacious kitchen, stunned by the city and mountain views of the expansive terraces, or utilizing the on-site concierge and doorman service (a first in Birmingham!), The Tramont provides the ability to host and live graciously at every turn.
Designer Meredith Sherrill shares the best ways to capitalize on outdoor living, creating a versatile space that serves well in any facet of life.
As one of Birmingham’s most highly lauded restaurants, it’s no doubt that Helen knows how to serve up hospitality.
Emma Curtin, owner of MPower Pilates + Cycle Studio in English Village, shares her perspective on wellness, including what it looks like in different seasons of life and how to build a lasting approach.
Each year sees its share of trends that come and go—oftentimes phasing out as quickly as they developed—so, what’s the key to a well-designed living space that’s refined and modern today, but will hold timeless value down the line? According to some of the community’s industry professionals, the following are the material and design trends that will dominate the market for years to come.
Living a stone’s throw away from award-winning dining destinations, noteworthy shopping, and green space shouldn’t be a compromise. Take advantage of the close proximity from The Tramont to several of Birmingham’s most beloved spots. This neighborhood guide holds a few of our favorites.
With the See Beyond Journal, we will explore and share stories of the people, places, and qualities that make you, our community, and The Tramont so special. As the project’s moniker and the journal’s namesake suggests, The Tramont seeks to open our eyes to a fresh vision of ‘understated elegance’, unveiling a new way of living and entertaining, revealing what inhabiting good design can really look like.