'Home Town' Homeowner Profile: Linda and Scott Carson

Find out about Linda and Scott Carson — newcomers to Laurel who've lived all over the world and have refined, international tastes to show for it. Erin and Ben help them retain their continental aesthetic while setlling into Southern small-town living.

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Ben and Erin Napier (L) with Laurel newcomers Linda and Scott Carson (R) in the Carson's newly renovated kitchen.

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Ben and Erin Napier (L) with Laurel newcomers Linda and Scott Carson (R) in the Carson's newly renovated kitchen.

Home Town host Erin Napier likes to get a little background and personal history on her clients and families before renovation work begins — to help get a feel for the kind of design, features and aesthetic choices that might work best in their home. Here are a few insights provided by client Linda Carson featured in the episode titled "Military Family Finds Small-Town Charm in Mississippi".

Erin: Tell us about each person who will be living in this house. What do you love todo? What are you each passionate about?

Linda: I love cooking, dinner parties, hosting cooking classes, photography, reading, painting, dabbling at writing children's books, home decorating and travel. Both Scott's and my passion is people — getting to know them and sharing time with them in our home. We used to live in Europe and so enjoyed traveling. And, of course, we adore our family. My passions continue with antiques. I love and have large antique baskets from Europe, old books and pewter, German, linen grain sacks. I collect cookbooks and cooking magazines and I love all diff­erent kinds of music. I have a Crosley record player and I've started collecting vinyl.

Erin: How would you describe your home and personal style?

Linda: French and Italian country homes with subdued lighting are most inspiring to me. Love the nubby textures of linen and muslin. I have natural wood furniture from Germany and France and of course my large antique baskets hold serving trays, etc. in about every room. Love reclaimed and re-purposed wood furniture and cushy chairs and sofas.

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'Home Town' Homeowner Profile: The Walker Family

Find out about Mia Walker and family, who took the leap from big-city life in Chicago to small-town living in Laurel, Mississippi. Erin and Ben helped the Walkers find and fashion a perfect home blending contemporary and traditional elements.

'Home Town' Homeowner Profile: Bill and Jody Holloway

Ben and Erin Napier take on an extra challenge when they agree to renovate a historic home for architectural designer Bill Holloway and his wife Jody. Bill spent his youth in Laurel, but has been living and working in New York. Now he's ready to return home.

'Home Town' Homeowner Profile: Dawn and Michael Trest

Find out about Home Town homeowners Dawn and Michael Trest, long-time friends of Erin and Ben who decided to transition from downtown loft living to a homey home in the suburbs. . 

'Home Town' Homeowner Profiles: Kristen and Kelvin Robinson

Home Town host Erin Napier likes to get a little background and personal history on her clients and families before renovation work begins — to help get a feel for the kind of design, features and aesthetic choices that might work best in their home. Here are a few insights provided by client Kristen Robinson, featured in the Home Town episode titled “A Town to Call Home”.

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