Monday, January 27, 2014

Cathedral Antiques Show & Tour of Homes this week!



The Cathedral Antiques Show and Tour of Homes is this week.  The schedule of events is:

Preview Party - Thursday, January 30, 6:30-9pm
Antiques Show - Thursday, January 30 - Saturday, February 1
Inspiration Avenue - Thursday, January 30 - Sunday, February 2
Day of Design - Thursday, January 30 (lectures by Bobby McAlpine, Susan Ferrier, Jennifer Boles,  Spalding Nix and more)
Drinks & Antiques Party - Friday, January 31, 7pm
Tour of Homes - Sunday, February 2, 11am - 4:30pm

To purchase tickets and learn more about the events click here.

Photograph by Emily Followill







Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Seven Beautiful Houses: Cathedral Antiques Show Tour of Homes 2014!




The Cathedral Antiques Show Tour of Homes is February 2, 2014 from 11am - 4:30pm.  You won't want to miss this fabulous tour with seven - yes seven - lovely residences for you to see.  Several of Atlanta's premier architects and designers are featured on this tour as well as an award winning Palm Beach architect. This year, as I did last year, I was honored to write about the houses on the tour and Emily Followill took the gorgeous photographs.

Crossroads Community Ministry is the beneficiary for the CAS this year.  Here is a description of Crossroads:

"Crossroads is a primary first stop for homeless individuals and families in metro Atlanta. Crossroads is focused on ending homelessness through a range of structured services designed to empower people who are homeless to progress on the road toward economic and personal self-sufficiency.  In 2012 alone, Crossroads served 3,900 people.  The Cathedral Antiques Show is proud to support this extraordinary organization with the net proceeds of the 2014 Show."

To purchase tickets for the CAS Tour of Homes click here


                                                                                            


Tuxedo Road
Exterior pictured above

French perfection in Buckhead!  This enchanting stucco house with a mansard slate roof was built in 2000 and was designed by the Atlanta architecture firm Pak-Heydt and Associates.  Architect Charles Heydt worked with clients Ginny and Craig Magher to create a French “hotel particulier,” or grand townhouse. 





 No detail has been overlooked in the sublime architecture and European concrete block construction.  The curvilinear iron balconies outside the second story windows intimate the beautiful iron rail of the interior staircase.   The parquet and limestone floors evoke Versailles, and the many French doors lead to beautiful gardens designed by John Howard of Howard Design Studio. 





The current owners finished two additional rooms in the house and they are in keeping with the home’s Parisian style. The interior design is faithful to its French inspiration; designers Ginny Magher and Judy Jordan have created a beautiful Provencal setting with authentic French boiserie paneled walls, luxurious toile fabrics, and exquisite antique French furniture.   All of these features create a unique and charming residence which evokes French living at its best. 



Architect:  Pak-Heydt and Associates  
Interior Design:  Ginny Magher and Judy Jordan
Landscape:  Howard Design Studio

                                                

Blackland Road




Palm Beach architecture is the inspiration for this Mediterranean, Italianate style house in Buckhead.    Architect Jeffery W. Smith has a deep respect for Gilded Age pioneers Addison Mizner and Maurice Fatio, and Smith’s designs seek to recreate the elegant design aesthetic they represented.  The splendor of the Mediterranean architectural style is on full display in this residence, which was finished in 2010.  The lot was purchased by the owner’s parents in 1951 and the original house was designed by Atlanta architect Clem Ford.  


In keeping with her parents’ legacy,  Ruth Dobbs Anthony and her husband Tom built a house that would accommodate a large extended family and also have a suite for the family matriarch, Ruth’s mother Ruth Dobbs McDonald.   In 2008 the original structure was torn down and the new project team paired builder John Berndsen with landscape architect Alex Michaeledes of Land Plus.   Ruth Dobbs Anthony is an accomplished interior designer and the interiors reflect her love of beauty, detail and color.  Myriad architectural details delight the visitor and are a beautiful canvas for Ruth’s stunning furnishings and the couple’s art collection.  The house recently won a 2013 Obie award for single family residence. 

Interior Design- Ruth Dobbs Anthony
Landscape Design – Alex Michaeledes, Land Plus

  


                                                                         
                                                                Muscogee Townhomes



These handsome stucco condominiums were built by William Rooker in 1968.  First developed as 16 apartments for Bill’s widowed mother and her friends as they downsized from their Buckhead homes, they are now privately owned condominiums.  Mack Tucker of Tucker and Howell was just launching his career as an architect when Rooker asked him to begin the drawings.  He had been the project manager at The Villa condominiums designed by Philip Shutze, and that project seems to have influenced his ideas for these classic residences.  They were built by JB Hiers, a master builder who had worked with many talented Atlanta architects.  The structure is stucco over masonry.  The landscape design is by Billy Monroe and interestingly there were no flowering plants planted in the landscape, only greenery.

The Cathedral Antique Show is excited to present three of these beautiful residences for the house tour.  Two of the residences are the homes of interior designers Linda Beth Loughlin and Allyson Kirkpatrick and the third residence was decorated by Atlanta native and New York designer Sarah Norwood.  All three homes are like jewel boxes and delight the eye.    They each present a unique style and approach to decorating an exquisite small space. 

Linda Beth Loughlin Interiors


Interior Design by Sarah Norwood of Vly Studio, NYC


   

West Paces Ferry Road


Atlanta architect Robert Norris of Spitzmiller & Norris describes this charming shingled country house as “East Coast vernacular.” Sited on a wooded Buckhead lot, the inviting home is filled with beautiful architectural details. Inspired by a previous collaboration with the owners in Charlotte, architects Spitzmiller and Norris designed the home for the family when they moved to Atlanta in 1998. 





The team gathered again to renovate the entire house in 2012, adding new entertaining spaces off  the back.   Interior designer Candy Lloyd filled the house with warm colors and interesting textures which coordinate perfectly with the architecture. The kitchen and light-filled family room are the heart of the house where this bustling family and friends gather.  

Nawench Drive


Duane Stone designed this American Georgian house for an Atlanta couple who wanted a classic family house that entertains well.  The design of the house, which is red brick with a cedar shake roof, has roots in the houses of Virginia horse country as well as Charleston.   


The house was built in 2007 and features traditional interior architectural details which set the stage for the beautiful furniture and art that the couple collected themselves and inherited from both of their families.   The house is filled with gorgeous color, fabrics, and wallpaper, and is a reflection of the owners’ good taste. 


 Of particular interest is the bright sunroom at the rear of the house with metal casement windows and a vaulted ceiling.  The light filled room is filled with vibrant fabrics and overlooks a spacious, appealing backyard.




Monday, January 20, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cathedral Antiques Show January 26 - February 2, 2014



The Cathedral Antiques Show is January 29 - February 2. There are many exciting things going on from the antiques show itself to the two house tours (first place passion tour and the tour of homes), lectures by architect Bobby McAlpine and designer Susan Ferrier, the flower festival and much more!! This year, as I did last year, I had the pleasure of writing about the houses on the tour of homes. I will have more photos and information about that soon. Don't miss this 2014 Cathedral Antiques Show. For more information and tickets click here.

From their website: "The Cathedral Antiques Show is Atlanta’s oldest and most prestigious antiques show and is a major outreach project sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of St. Philip. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and support from the church, antiques dealers, corporate sponsors, patrons, and the community, the Antiques Show has raised over $4 million for Atlanta-area non-profits since its inception in 1969."

Photography by Emily Jenkins Followill

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Great Trunk Show November 19 and 20!



Private Viewing and Sale

Tuesday November 19th

2:00 until 8:00 pm

Wednesday November 20th

9:00 am until 2:00 pm

Hosted by Felicia Huger

958 Nawench Drive

fhuger@me.com, 678-641-9061

IRVING AND FINE: irvingandfine.com/ Janet Gregg: janetgregg.com/ Glamourpuss: glamourpussnyc.com

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Don't miss Mario Nievera Wednesday Night at 7pm!



Tickets are still available. Contact the Atlanta History Center at 404-814-4150 or click here:

http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/cms/Cherokee+Garden+Library/441.html

Forever Green: A Landscape Architect's Innovative Gardens Offer Environments to Love and Delight

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 7:00 PM

Lecture followed by book signing and reception INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $25.00

Join renowned landscape architect Mario Nievera who will lead us on an illustrated tour of his landscapes throughout the United States as featured in his first book, Forever Green: A Landscape Architect’s Innovative Gardens Offer Environments to Love and Delight. Nievera will showcase his extensive range of designs for civic spaces, parks, and residential estates, such as a garden terrace overlooking New York's Central Park to a public garden attached to The Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. His design work provides an extraordinary opportunity for ideas on how to create your own fabulous landscapes. Mario Nievera has a keen eye and talent to combine hardscape materials and lush plantings creating unique landscape compositions, which are admired and published in design magazines and newspapers throughout the world.

Mario Nievera, ASLA, is principal and partner of Nievera Williams Design, one of the top landscape architectural firms in the United States with offices in Palm Beach and New York. Nievera and his partner, Keith Williams, plan and develop diverse projects for residential estates, community parks, and corporate and institutional properties, both nationally and abroad. Nievera received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Purdue University in 1987. He frequently lectures about his firm's work throughout the United States. He is actively involved with the American Society of Landscape Architects and donates his firm's design and consulting services for many nonprofit organizations, as well as serving as a member of the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations. Nievera's work has been featured in many national and international design publications, including Architectural Digest, W, Southern Accents, The New York Times, Town & Country, House Beautiful, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and Garden Design. His firm has earned numerous awards and recognitions for their superlative and sensitive design work.