ATLANTA HOME AND LIFESTYLES: 2018 SOUTHEASTERN DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE & GARDENS

We are delighted to be participating in the Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens which opens this week!  Not only am I glad to have a reason to spend more time in my hometown, but I am also beyond excited to spend time with so many other favorite design friends that are also designing spaces in this year’s showhouse. Atlanta is at her finest during April and May.  When I first began contemplating the design scheme for our rooms,  I wanted to incorporate the glorious spring shades that reveal themselves each week a new flower or tree begins to bloom. For the past several weeks, we have been feverishly working to pull together our bedroom, bathroom, and hallway that all began with this spring palette…

I wanted to create a fantasy bedroom where I would look forward to waking up each morning surrounded by everything I love. I am a colorist at heart…color energizes me, comforts me, and evokes joy for me. The palette was inspired by some of my fondest travel memories of the past year. I kept coming back to certain images I had taken where the indescribable colors stayed with me. I was continually drawn to the combination of spring green with shades of lilac and orchid. 

VILLA D’ESTE AT DUSK

VILLA D’ESTE AT DUSK

THE VENETIAN LAGOON AT SUNSET

I did not just want to create a “pretty” rooms, but soulful rooms filled with meaningful items and interesting juxtapositions. I was able to use these interiors as a way to play with the tension between items. Elsie de Wolfe said, “A certain tension is needed to hold disparate elements together-in tension-while they push and pull at one another…To be truthful, something must be complete. To be complete, all things must contain their opposite.” To achieve this, I used a  Chinoiserie scenic wallpaper from Brunschwig & Fils as a decorative backdrop for works by Southern contemporary artists. A canopy bed is interpreted in brass and mohair. Clean lined upholstery feels fresh and modern next to antique tables and chairs. The smaller pattern of a green leopard rug balances larger scale paisley and embroidered drapery. I placed hand printed modern fabrics next to traditional floral patterns and glass and porcelain next to shagreen, raffia, and mirrored surfaces.  An assortment of objets d’art from the flea markets of Paris and the souks of Marrakech are displayed to remind me of past travels and adventures that lie ahead. A custom colored wallpaper by Galbraith and Paul brings a bathroom to life. An adjacent hallway swathed in deep lilac allows me to indulge my inner curator where I showcase more works by favorite Southern artists that span from mixed media and embroidery to contemporary portraiture and a landscape dusted with diamonds.  

BANQUETTE WATERCOLOR RENDERING

FU DOGS FROM PARC MONCEAU PROTECT “FLANNERY 1” BY BRAD THOMAS THROUGH SOCO GALLERY

Please come see us!  We will be sharing more images as we are able to once the showhouse officially opens with more details and stories of how our room came together.

It takes a village to pull off a showhouse and I am incredibly grateful to the following sources who helped bring my vision to life. THANK YOU!!!!

Alexis Walter

Billy Baldwin Studio

Brad Thomas

Bradley Clifford

Brady Eckard

Brunschwig & Fils

Capitol Lighting

Circa Lighting

Clarence House

Custom Window Treatments

Edgar Reeves

Elizabeth Eakins

Galbraith and Paul

Grizzel and Mann

Hidell Brooks Gallery

Highland House

J. Douglas

James Wheeler

Jerry Pair

Kaci Barbosa

Kevin Kim

Kravet

Lee Jofa

Moattar Carpets

New Gallery of Modern Art

Made Goods

Osbourne & Little

Parc Monceau

Pigeon & Poodle

Pierre Frey

PPG Paints

R. Hughs

Samuel & Sons

Schumacher

Stark Carpet

Taffard Fabrics

Travis & Company

And a VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Elizabeth Ralls, Atlanta Home & Lifestyles, and honorary chair Beth Webb!

ABOUT

RENDERING BY HARRISON DESIGN ASSOCIATES

The third annual Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens, produced by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and benefiting the Atlanta History Center, celebrates the Southeast’s genteel hospitality and flourishing design industry, as well as the beauty the region offers throughout spring. This year brings together 15 interior design firms from Atlanta, Charlotte, North Caroline, Charleston, South Carolina, Montgomery, Alabama, and Jacksonville, Florida, with Honorary Chair Beth Webb at the helm.

A newly built residence designed by Harrison Design and built by Sheehan Built Homes, the 2018 showhouse measures nearly 9,804 square feet and is inspired by the English country homes of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens from the 1900s. The residence’s exterior features a brick-and-stone masonry with limestone, while its light-filled interiors showcase 11-foot ceilings; two master suites; two grand, matching stairwells and two laundry rooms. The seven-bedroom, six-bath residence features dramatic yet cozy elements, such as a steep roof, front courtyard and five fireplaces. A full-daylight basement opens to a pool terrace and landscape. 

The 1.13-acre lot has been transformed by landscape architects Graham Pittman, Floralis Garden Design, Maxwell Gardens and Hamilton Land Services, and includes a front motor court, as well as a terraced lawn in the rear with a pool and surrounding lush gardens protected by a canopy of trees.

DESIGNERS

HONORARY CHAIR, BETH WEBB

CATHY AUSTIN

COURTNEY GILES DECKER

DESIGN GALLERIA TEAM

KAREN FERGUSON

HELEN DAVIS HANAVICH

KATI HARDWICK

JAMES MICHAEL HOWARD

RYAN HUGHES & STEVEN LEONARD

TISH MILLS KIRK

MELANIE MILLNER

MICHAEL MITCHELL & TYLER HILL

NINA NASH & DON EASTERLING

JENA SALMON

PHILLIP SIDES

DANA WOLTER

LUCINDA BRAY & TYNE MARTINEZ

TIMOTHY HAMILTON GARTLAND

DEXTER MAXWELL & ERNIE MURPHY

E. GRAHAM PITTMAN

THE ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER

The Atlanta History Center was founded on the big ideas and relentless fascination of 14 Atlantans who were emphatic about our city’s historical relevance in society. In a sense, our organization was created by Atlanta’s biggest fans, and we love that detail. In 1926, these founding members introduced the Atlanta Historical Society into the world with one mission: to help preserve Atlanta’s history. In 1990, after decades of collecting, researching, publishing and celebrating the early stories of our great Southern community, the Atlanta Historical Society and all of its holdings officially became the Atlanta History Center which includes Atlanta’s beloved Swan House. 

The Swan House is an excellent example of the Second Renaissance Revival style and represents the architectural and decorative tastes of affluent citizens in the late 1920s. Built by Edward and Emily Inman, heirs to a cotton brokerage fortune, the house was designed by well-known Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Schutze in 1928 and decorated by Ruby Ross Woods of New York. Swan House and its gardens are together considered Shutze’s finest residential work, in which he adapted Italian and English classical styles to accommodate 20th-century living. . In 1966, the Atlanta Historical Society purchased the Swan House and most of its original furnishings, which range from 18th-century antiques to 20th-century objects. The house opened to the public in 1967.

DETAILS

APRIL 19 – MAY 13, 2018
2805 NORMANDY DRIVE NW
ATLANTA, GA 30305

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