Saturday, March 7, 2020

Come join me on a Tour of Homes!






Do you ever feel like you are running to fast?  
I have been feeling that way the last several months.
Then we sprang forward over the weekend! 
I needed that hour! I am behind with my blog and 
need to get back to sharing with you.
 I have so many Showhouses to show you. 
I decided I would just put them all together in one post! 
Some of these I have seen and some I missed. 
But thanks to other bloggers, we will have them on our tour!
So get you something to drink and relax. 

We are going to start off with the 2019 Home for the Holidays Showhouse.

Can you believe this is how it looked before Harrison Design 
got started with the transformation!


WOW! What a ceiling. Plus two islands in the kitchen.

During the show, we entered from the side, but this is
the main entrance where you come in through the porch area.

Beautiful dining area, with a great view of one
of the many Christmas trees. 

I don't think I would mind doing laundry in the gorgeous room.

What a fabulous view. I just hope they don't have neighbors! 

To see more of the Home for the Holidays Showhouse 
Click on the links below! 




Next we are going to head south to beautiful Crane Island
at Amelia Island, Florida to visit the 2019 Southern
Living Idea House.

You open the front door and enter the main hallway.

Don't you just love this living room! 

You enter from the front door, straight into the living room, then
on to the skirted table with these triangle shaped benches.

I could spend all day on this porch overlooking the water.

This is an upstairs area to relax in. My client loved the
island print pillows so much we are using the fabric in her house, 

This bunk room is perfect for children, but elegant
enough for older guest! 




We are heading deeper into Florida to see the
Kips Bay Palm Beach Showhouse. This room
was done by Atlanta designer, Susanne Kasler.

Designer Lee W. Robinson. Wow!

Leta Austin Foster's tropical study is over the top! 

Alessandra Branca uses the Blue Pantone color of the year in her master bedroom! 





Our next stop is the 2020 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 
Designer Showhouse. This Showhouse is still open and 
you can still visit it. 
WHEN: Open for touring February 29 – March 22, 2020
Tickets are good for any day during regular showhouse hours:
Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sundays 12 p.m. – 4 p.m
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday

This house is very different from the ASO Showhouses
of the past. 

Many wonderful accessories and art pieces in this house! 

Plenty of glass and light in this home. 

This room was done by Gainesville native, Jill Mansfield 
and her partner, Bryan Kirkland of Fifty Eight Interiors.

I love the blue and orange, but not in football teams! 



This wraps up our Tour of Homes. But not to fret,
we are just getting ready to hit the height of Showhouses, 
Home Tours, Kitchen Tours and Garden Walks. 
So get your walking shoes ready! 

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

A Designing Day in the Country



Late Spring of 2019, I got really busy with several design 
projects I was working on. This really slowed down my blogging. 
I still managed to get with some of the touring girls and see several 
Showhouses. So now I am going to go back and play catch up 
and share some of these tours with you! 

The first one was late July in Cashiers, North Carolina. 
This is one that is always a winner! 
The Showhouse for 2019 was titled A Day in the Country.

The Entry used one of my favorite Botanical prints on the window.

This first level was small. The entry, dining, living area 
and kitchen were one open area.

The ceiling height helped give the upper area a spacious feeling.

The living area was designed by Eric Ross. He is well known for his
incredible designs through out the South. 
Eric was this years Honorary Guest Designer.

There were two bedrooms on this main level.
Don't you love this bed! 

The second bedroom takes advantage of the window to create 
a exceptional headboard and window treatment. 

There was a daylight basement downstairs. 
I love the painting they used. It opened the
room up and made you feel like you were walking 
into the forest.

There is one large relaxing area in the downstairs.

and a bedroom area

The bedroom area was an eclectic mix of things with a swinging bed.

This was an outdoor area off the downstairs. I love this mix of
furnishings and accessories. 

Out back you have an incredible view of the surrounding area.
There were some friends that were waiting for somebody to 
bring them an apple, as we strolled to the barn.

I wouldn't have a problem staying in this "barn."

This was not a big area, but it certainly doesn't feel 
like a tiny house/barn! 

There was an upstairs loft area in the barn, that made 
a wonderful bedroom. 

This is the exterior of the house. You can certainly say after looking
back, as we walked away, looks can be deceiving! 

I will be back soon with two more Showhouses to share. 
One of my favorite tours is coming up on Sunday, January 26th.
It is the Cathedral Tour in Atlanta and is part of the Cathedral
Antique Show. (This is one that does not allow pictures.) 
I encourage you to go. There will be five homes in the Buckhead
area. These are not showhouses, but are real homes! 
You can find more information on the right side of this blog 
post under Upcoming Events. Be sure to click 
on the blog post title, see below.


Click on the title of the post in Coral (at the top) to view this post online. You can see recent posts, other blogs I like, my archives and the links I post on the right sidebar. Some things do not translate as well in email. If you see there is a problem just click over. It is a more enjoyable reading experience. Thank you so much for following my blog. There is also a sign-up link available to receive this blog by email and another one to sign up for my newsletter Southern~Design~Style..

Sources: My pictures, Savvy Southern Style Blog, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Facebook,
Highland-Cashiers Plateau.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

I'm Dreaming of a Blue and White Christmas!



I'm dreaming of a White Christmas. 
Is what Elvis Sang.

Dimples and Tangles
But many of us are dreaming of a Blue and White Christmas! 

Southern Hospitality
You might have a touch of Blue and White on your table.
Enchanted Home
or blue ornaments on your tree
HGTV
and blue ribbons on your packages.

Laurel Home
Love all the shades of blue in this room!
Laurel Home
There are lot's of ways you can add blue and white to your home! 
Everyday Living
Look at all the beautiful blue!

Laurel Home
Instead of red and green-we have red, white and blue

Design Indulgence
You can work with your usual blue and white fabrics and 
just add touches of red. 

Nell's Hill
Such pretty touches of blue and white on this small tree! 

Enchanted Home

The Enchanted Home blog always has plenty of Blue and White and Tina
sells so many lovelies in her online store. Here

Southern Hospitality
What a beautiful tree! 

Southern Hospitality
Let's take a closer look! 

The Zusch
How much fun are these blue and white butterflies! 

It doesn't have to all be inside the house! 

I hope you have enjoyed these ideas and
you think about having a 
Blue and White Christmas too! 

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