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Southern Living Idea House to Contribute Portion of Proceeds to Children's of Alabama
BIRMINGHAM – Home décor enthusiasts can glean ideas from the 2016 Southern Living Idea House in Mt Laurel while also supporting children treated at Children’s of Alabama.

Admission to the Southern Living Idea House (10 Nolen St., Birmingham, 35242) is $15 at the door. Street parking will be available on nearby Kessler Street. A portion of the proceeds benefit Children’s and the Mt Laurel Public Library.

The house will be open to the public beginning Saturday, June 25 until Sunday, Dec. 18. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Once inside, guests will be free to tour the house and volunteers will be stationed nearby to answer questions. The house will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

For more than 20 years, the Southern Living Idea House program has pulled together talented teams to build and renovate homes from the ground up. Editors of Birmingham-based Southern Living magazine selected the town of Mt Laurel as the site of the Idea House in celebration of the publication’s 50th anniversary. Mt Laurel is a Southern Living Inspired Community, a collection of residential developments marked by charm, taste and Southern spirit. For more information, visit or

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 41 other states and eight foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at