Birmingham, Al Residence

One of the projects that has proven to be the most rewarding I have designed is a house for my best friend, her husband and their family in Birmingham, Alabama. It is also the first project I have done in Alabama, which has special meaning to me being that it’s home. The house was built in the 60’s and I started the project in 2006 with an addition of a playroom and three new children’s bedrooms as well as a double height family room and custom kitchen. The first phase took approximately two years to complete and the clients decided to take a much needed break and focus on their family afterwards. Phase two began in 2010 and involved updating the existing house and adding a new entrance and master bedroom suite and bath as well as a new powder room. Following are a few of the images of the house nearing completion that I photographed over the holidays and furniture installation will happen over the next few months. Thank you to my wonderful clients and friends for this labor of love project!

New copper and stone entry
Entry with vintage Poliarte sconce in metal and glass
Living room and dining room
Dining room with custom embroidered wallpaper from Fromental and Angelo Lelli chandelier for Arredoluce
Stilnovo chandelier in foyer outside the master bedroom
View from master bedroom to the pool
Master bath shower
Master bath vanities with Fontana Arte sconces from Donzella

Dressing area with Venini chandelier
Powder room with etched aluminum mirror by Lorenzo Burchiellaro, 1970 and carrara marble sink by Stone Forest.
Family room with Philip and Kelvin Laverne coffee table and kitchen beyond
Wenge, glass and bronze staircase

Thank you to all of the amazing craftsmen and fabricators that made this project so special. As well as my favorite furniture dealers and friends in New York. I can’t wait to install all of the beautiful furniture and objects my clients and I have collected over the past year!

Stephen Dorsky / Day Star Construction www.daystarconstruction.com
Stone Source, NY / www.stonesource.com
K. Flam Associates, NY
Donzella, NY / www.donzella.com
Bernd Goeckler Antiques, NY / www.bgoecklerantiques.com
Fred Silberman, NY / www.fredsilberman.com
Van Den Akker, NY / www.vandenakkerantiques.com
Le Lampade, Sag Harbor / www.lelampade.1stdibs.com
BDDW, NY / www.bddw.com

6 Responses to “Birmingham, Al Residence”

  1. Gaines Blackwell

    Well you keep secrets well!! Your clients are lucky to have you wrap them in a a truly  fine yet unpretentious, modern yet warm house. The Owl should be proud.



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