Located in the the heart of Homewood, Alabama, Defining Home was established in 2012 by architects Tom Adams and Adam Gerndt. With over 100 vendors, we pride ourselves on having the most extensive interior design workroom and showroom in the area. Our focus is on quality service as well as consistently offering designer furniture, lighting, and decoration unique to the Birmingham market. We are Alabama’s only retailer of Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams and carry numerous other well­established designer lines such as Cisco Brothers, Hickory Chair, Gabby Home and more.

To us, a home is more than just the walls around it; It’s the pieces you put within it. Whether you’re shopping for one statement piece to last a lifetime or an entire room in need of a facelift, we’re here to ease the process of making your dream home into a beautiful, inspiring reality.

Are you a designer? Click here to learn more about our Trade Program.


cotyCoty Hall
Gallery Manager

Coty is the newest member of the Defining Home team, joining the store as Gallery Manager in November 2014. He has a background in the retail industry, with nearly a decade of experience. Coty has worked for Lucky, Buckle and Restoration Hardware. During his time at Lucky Brand, he upheld the highest sales in the company as well as achieved loss prevention and sales audit recognition for both Lucky and Buckle. Out of the office, Coty is a big fan of DIY and loves to do projects around the home. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family exploring all the great local eateries and shops Birmingham has to offer. Coty lives in Crestwood South with his partner Ryan and their two dogs.



janetJanet Clifton
Design Trade Account Manager, Interior Designer

Though she’s new to the Birmingham area, Janet is no stranger to the design industry. With a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Georgia, Janet has over 25 years of experience in design. She recently relocated to Birmingham from Atlanta, where she worked as an independent professional interior designer, specializing in working with custom home builders. She was voted Outrageous Interiors’ in Alpharetta, Georgia’s Designer of the Year in 2012 and 2013. She has been with Defining Home since October 2014. When she’s not designing beautiful interiors, Janet loves running, antiquing and traveling. She lives in Hoover’s Lake Crest community with her husband Robert. Together they have six boys, ages 19-25.


marieMarie Noojin
Interior Designer

A seasoned design professional, Marie graduated with a degree in Interior Design from the University of Alabama and has been working in the interiors industry for over 15 years. Marie has been part of the Defining Home team for nearly two years, working with clients to make their dream homes a reality. Whether it’s at the beach or at an Alabama football game, Marie loves spending time with her family. She lives in Crestline with her husband Ronnie, their two children Ray and Eva, and their family pets Stella the dog and Caicos the cat.

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