Q&A with Architect Bill Ingram

Q&A with Architect Bill Ingram

We’ve always admired Bill Ingram’s clean style and ability to create spaces with the perfect balance of energy and restraint. We recently caught up with the Alabama-based architect after his inspired work on Southern Living’s Idea House, and asked him to deconstruct the project for us.

The space you created for Southern Living is fabulous! Can you tell us more about it?

“As well as designing the entire house, we were asked to do the full interiors for the kitchen, family room, and adjoining spaces. Our idea was to bring the outside in by painting the spaces a rich, deep, garden green.”

We balanced things with a natural white tented ceiling and matching upholstery on a patterned seagrass rug. We specifically limited the palette in the room to green, white, and black along with a couple of punches of lively yellow.

“We chose black and
white wallpaper,
relating the palette to
the family room and
kitchen. Running the
stripes horizontally
and across the ceiling
gave it a calming
effect. It’s a bit
like stepping into an
elegant gift box.”


What drew you to Serena & Lily for this project?

“The clean, comfortable lines of the upholstery and the items that helped to provide a seamless design throughout the house - like the natural raffia side tables, and the black Riviera counter stools. They also mixed well with the anitques we used.”

Anything on your
Serena & Lily

“I need all of the rattan
pieces! Also the new pillow
collection is wonderful.”

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