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WHO: Kate Hartman originally opened Chickadee Interiors with her mother-in-law, Carolyn Hartman, in 2011, then renovated the Vestavia Hills, Alabama space with Chris Reebals of Christopher Architecture & Interiors in 2017.
WHAT: This favorite shop of Birmingham locals blossomed into a bona-fide interior design firm, thanks in part to the arrival of designer and current co-owner Kelly Petro Neely.
WHY: Softly diffused snaps of Chickadee’s sophisticated projects, defined by pops of color, surprising pattern placements and crisp contrasts.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS: “Our space is under renovation—again! Look for a work space, cozier meeting area and more curated merchandise. We’ll be able to put more emphasis on supporting local artists, and hosting trunk shows and pop-ups.”