I’m off to Germany this afternoon for BlogTour Cologne – EWR->DUS!!!  I’ll be blog posting, tweeting, facebooking, instagramming, pinning, tumblring, and live updating in general for the entire duration of my trip, returning to New York a week from today on January 18th.  I’m SO excited and SO thankful to be part of this.

This post kicks off a column I’m starting where I share the work of designers and interiors I like in a column called A Few Of My Favorite Rooms.  As I’m departing today for Cologne to attend the IMM (International Furniture Fair) and Living Kitchen trade shows, I thought I’d make this a kitchen & bath edition.

Southern through and through, Paul Bates and Jeremy Corkern are the Birmingham-based residential architects behind Bates Corkern. While the design duo’s interiors have been prominently featured in Southern AccentsCottage LivingHouse Beautiful, and Veranda, I couldn’t find a whole lot about the architects themselves. Their work speaks for itself.

A few of my favorite Bates Corkern kitchens and baths:

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.