“I stood agog in Lafayette Square in Savannah, amid brick paths, trickling fountains and dark trees hung with Spanish moss. Before me rose up a cathedral of linen-fresh whiteness with twin Gothic spires, and around it stood 200-year-old houses of weathered brick, with hurricane shutters that clearly were still used. I did not know that such perfection existed in America.” -Bill Bryson
Traditional Home’s 2017 Southern Style Now Designer Showhouse opened this past weekend in Savannah to enthusiastic accolades from all who visited. The Greek Revival Home overlooks Monterey Square and was built in 1854. The house is set in the middle of Savannah’s Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A bevy of Southern design talent brought the house back to life from four apartments into one 5,500 square foot single family home. Charming architectural details such as heart of pine floors and plaster moldings provided a stunning backdrop for the designers to work their magic on this historic gem of a house. I could not have been more proud of so many design friends that brought their A game to this house to showcase their incredibly distinctive and unique talents. Congratulations to all of the designers, sponsors, Robert Leleux, Matthew Allan, Wall Von Enck, SCAD, The Historic Savannah Foundation, and Traditional Home for a spectacular showhouse!
It is worth a trip to Savannah just to see this masterpiece. The house is open through December 8 and you can purchase tickets HERE. I hope you enjoy the tour as much as I did….
ENTRY HALL BY MICHELLE NUSSBAUMER PARLOR BY JARED HUGHES DESIGNDINING ROOM BY BILL BROCKSCHMIDT AND COURTNEY COLEMAN
KITCHEN BY LISA MENDE MORNING ROOM BY TAMI RAMSAY AND KRISTA NYE NICOLAS OF CLOTH & KINDPOWDER ROOM BY BETSY BERRYHALLWAY BY ARTIST SALLY KING BENEDICTMASTER BEDROOM BY MELANIE TURNEROFFICE BY MEREDITH ELLISMASTER DRESSING ROOM BY BENJAMIN JOHNSONBEDROOM TWO BY KARA COX
BATH DETAIL BY CHAD JAMESBEDROOM THREE BY GEN SOHR OF PENCIL AND PAPER CO. BATHROOM BY MARY JO BOCHNER
PETITE SALON BY LILY BROWNMASTER BATHROOM BY KEVIN WALSH OF BEARHILL INTERIORS LIVING ROOM BY DENISE MCGAHA GUEST ROOM BY MA ALLENSOUTHERN STUDY BY PATRICK HAMILTONGARDEN ROOM BY SUSAN JAMIESON OF BRIGET BEARI DESIGNS