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.


  1. The house is absolutely gorgeous!! Wow....but I must say the stairhall seems disappointing especially with the homes traditions European style. I love show houses, one of my favorite "hobbies"!

  2. Spectacular home! Looks to be a very impressive show house. I look forward to seeing more images.