Legendary for her livable style and personable manner, Jane Hodges is considered a local treasure among the decorating community in Birmingham, Alabama. For nearly sixty-eight years and counting, this beloved interior designer has guided her clients in building their dream homes—and preserving their family mementos—one piece at a time.
“This home is very special to me because there are many memories inside,” says interior designer Jane Hodges, who helped renovate the much-loved family retreat on Wehapa Lake in Alabama. Working diligently over time, Jane treats every project as an intense labor of love, forging friendships with her clients that last a lifetime.
Reminiscent of a French country cottage, the house brims with rustic touches, such as rough-hewn ceiling beams, ebony-stained floors, and an old fi replace, below left, imported from France. A master at revealing her clients’ personalities through their quirky finds and collectibles, Jane focuses on objects of character when organizing personal belongings.
Among the quiet, muted palette, natural finishes, and rustic simplicity of this lavish waterside haven, a color infusion of bright yellow and blue in the guest bedroom creates an element of warmth and surprise.
A demure lavender toile wallpaper print inspired the décor for the master bathroom. Silk shades capping a pair of wall sconces, as well as a checked skirt covering a bath stool, bring the delicate violet hue to the forefront. The same toile pattern is echoed in the adjoining master bedroom.
Text Jeanne DeLathouder
Photography Stephanie Welbourne Steele and Marcy Black Simpson
Styling Mary Leigh Fitts
To learn more about interior designer Jane Hodges, see “Scholar of Southern Comfort” on page 63 of the September 2013 issue of Victoria magazine.