Zoë Gowen

Zoe Gowen is known for her writing and editing about Southern lifestyle and home makeovers. Her own fixer-upper home is featured on a Better Homes & Gardens cover. Her signature style includes a professed love of yellow houses, along with an emphasis on awnings and porches for curb appeal. As a senior homes editor for Southern Living magazine and a former writer for Birmingham Home & Garden, Zoe delivers do-it-yourself projects on a budget.

Zoe Gowen, a resident of Birmingham, Alabama, has long been fascinated with Southern historical influences on home remodeling choices. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, she later moved to Birmingham, where she bought and renovated her own home, documenting the entire project from start to finish. Her writing and editing have been featured in Southern magazines such as Veranda, Southern Living, and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. In celebration of Southern Living's 50th anniversary, Zoe decorated the porch of the magazine's 2016 "Idea House."

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