With a hearty wham, the back screen door bangs shut at Gail and Roddy White's log cabin. The Whites' contractor offered to adjust the door, but Gail wouldn't have it. "I like it to slam; I like the casualness of it," Gail says.
That come-on-in way of living permeates Highlands, North Carolina, a scenic town in the Appalachian foothills just two hours north of the Whites’ hometown of Atlanta. “We just love going to Highlands and being out of the hustle and bustle of Atlanta,” says Gail. "It’s like going to summer camp."
Interior designer: Carole Weaks, C. Weaks Interiors, 349 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite D-1B, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404/233-6040.
Photographs by Emily Followill
Text by amy Elbert
Produced by Lisa Mowry