Monday, April 22, 2013

House of the Week

President's Mansion, University of Alabama, 1840

image via Landmark Hunters, photo 1934

image by Barry Fikes Photography

To learn more about the house click here.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Decorators' Show House and Gardens 2013


The ASO Decorators' Show House and Gardens opens April 20 and will be open until May 12.

Set on a Buckhead estate, the 2013 Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House & Gardens is a grand chateau inspired by the great architecture of France. The house is considered to be one of William T. Baker’s finest works and is a testament to the fine craftsmanship and tasteful detailing characteristic of Baker’s architecture. The house is entirely clad in French limestone and, with its slate roof and zinc dormers, is a faithful interpretation of the great houses found outside Paris. The exciting interiors incorporate architectural antiques such as leaded windows, French paneling, and marble mantles. The wood parquet floors and casement windows with their decorative cremone bolts complete the effect.

Yesterday, I got to preview the house and visit with a few of the designers. Loved chatting with Melanie Turner, Bryan Alan Kirkland, Cristi Rajevac, Tish Mills, Bill Peace, Janie Hirsch, and Traci Rhoads. I snapped a couple of quick pictures with my phone, here's a sneak peek:

Grand Staircase, by Bryan Alan Kirkland Designs

Master Bath, by J Hirsch Interior Design, painting by Holly Irwin

Sitting Room, by Peace Design

To see a list of the designers click here. To visit the website and purchase tickets click here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour 2013

You won't want to miss the Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour this weekend, April 19-21.

Tour hours are Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of tour, $15 single house, $20 groups of six or more. Tickets purchased via PayPal may be picked up at Ticket Will Call, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1410 Ponce de Leon Ave during tour hours. Tickets may also be purchased at many retail locations listed at the Druid Hills Civic Association website.

illustrations above by Rod Pittman

To view the facebook page click here.

To purchase tickets click here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

House of the Week

In honor of Spring and the lovely weather (nevermind the pollen!).

via lillyslace blog

Sunday, April 7, 2013

House of the Week

Look what I found while visiting the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa - the University Club, built in 1834.

Monday, April 1, 2013