Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shutze Talk at the Decorators' Show House April 26

I can't wait for this event tomorrow at the show house!

The Life, Legacy and Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze Thursday, April 26, 10:30 a.m.

Join Norman Askins and Jonathan LaCrosse for breakfast and an informal conversation regarding Shutze's amazing life and work, including his design of knollwood.

Location: All Special Events take place at the Knollwood Show House.

Cost: Price of Show House entry (except where indicated)

Contact: For more information please contact Rebecca Grant at or (404) 307-8978.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Decorators' Show House Photos of the Third Floor

What better way to kick off a Monday, than beautiful photos of the third floor of the Atlanta Decorators' Show House? Don't miss all of the pictures from the first and second floors!

3rd floor sitting room by The Mercantile (Barbara Heath and Tim Green)

Teen retreat by Bryan Alan Kirkland

Young man's bedroom by Caroline Tolleson

Game room by Paula and Kellie Griffin

Don't miss the gazebo!

The gazebo by Debbie Weitz Kent Drobor, and Jessica Brummett

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Decorators' Show House Photos from the Second Floor

As promised we have the second floor photos from Atlanta's 2012 Decorators' Show House. These rooms are as wonderful as the first floor rooms pictured yesterday. Truly, this is one of the best show houses ever!!

Master bedroom by Barbara Westbrook

Ladies dressing room and bath by Lauren Nutt and Design Galleria

Gentleman's dressing room and bath by Design Galleria

Guest retreat by Christy Dillard Kratzer and Heidi Pierce

Lounge by Jimmy Stanton

Guest bedroom by by Courtney Giles

Nursery by Musso Design Group

Wonderful rooms by these talented designers! We'll have the third floor on Monday so stay tuned.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Decorators' Show House Preview Photos!

Yesterday I went to the preview event for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Decorators' Show House and all I have to say is - WOW! The show house this year is at Knollwood, a Philip Shutze house built in 1929. The 27 interior designers and landscape designers involved have to be absolutely thrilled with the results of all of their time and hardwork. The house is a visual feast for the eyes. Every direction you turn provides another beautiful composition. This is a not to miss show house! It opens on Saturday, April 21 and will run through May 13. More information can be found here.

Here's a quick glimpse of a few of the wonderful rooms with the designer listed under each photo. Enjoy!!

Melanie Turner's foyer

Bill Murphy's library

John Oetgen's solarium

Dining room by Carole Weaks

Living Room by Stan Topol

Kitchen by Design Galleria

Family dining room by Womack Interiors

Ladies parlor by Tish Mills

Back stairwell by Kelly Hansen

Aren't these spaces amazing? There are so many layers and so much texture for each space - I tried to capture that with the detailed photos. And that's just the first floor folks! I took over 150 photos yesterday so we'll have the second floor tomorrow and more next week. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Houses of Veranda

Thanks to my friend Lisa Newsom and her daughter Leslie, whom I know from my time at Southern Accents in the early 1980's, I received a copy of Houses of Veranda in the mail yesterday. What a treat! Thanks you ladies!!!

The book is a visual delight, with beautiful images on every page. There are so many rooms and spaces to savor, if you love beauty, you will be thrilled with this book. Here's description of the book from the press release:
"Decorated by prominent designers, the spaces range from classic to modern, romantic to peaceful retreats, and are unified by an elevated sense of quality and style. These homes from around the country are filled with breathtaking rooms - some of the most spectacular ever featured in the magazine.

Lisa Newsom founded Veranda in 1987 as a showcase for fine design. Trained in fine art, she possesses a camera's eye for composition and finely honed understanding of color. From the first issue Veranda distinguished itself with lush visual presentations, as well as substance behind the beauty. "

The release date for this fabulous book is May 1, 2012. You can preorder it here.

I'm off to the preview party for the Decorator's Showhouse - will have details soon! Don't forget to order your copy of this wonderful book.

Good taste runs in the family, this is the living room of Andrew and Shannon Newsom, Lisa's son and daughter in law.

All images via Houses of Veranda

Sunday, April 8, 2012