Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Knollwood (Part 1) ...May is Decorator Showhouse Month

So many showhouses and tours, so little time! April and May are always a whirlwind with hard choices to make on what showhouses to see. But the #1  in the South is the Atlanta Decorator Showhouse. The 2012 house was a beautiful Phillip Shutze designed home called Knollwood to continue to read about the history of the house.

This house is huge! I have a large number of pictures to share with you, so I will be breaking this down into two post.

So come join me as we walk through the front door and start our tour!

We enter into the foyer. This space was designed by Melanie Turner, ASID. I love her blue and white porcelains and even the two feather benches. But I am not to sure about the ostrich!

The Library, designed by William S. Murphy, ASID was our next stop. Can you say understated elegance?

Would you have thought of salt and pepper shakers for design inspiration? That is where John Oetgen went for his color idea for the Solarium! As one of the design tourist stated "it just says old money!"

Stan Topal is not one to follow style trends. He strives for the very best and it certainly shows in the Living Room at Knollwood.

The homeowners clearly enjoy one of the south's favorite activities (and mine) fine dining. Carole Weaks, Allied ASID used two round tables with a mix of seating in the Formal Dining Room.


This wonderful pillow out of Schumacher fabric was the color inspiration for the Family Dining Room. It was designed by the mother/daughter firm of Cheryl Womack and Allison Womack Jowers. I LOVE this fabric! Their space had "attention to detail" everywhere!

It is one thing  to design a beautiful kitchen, but to create one that also is functional you need the design team from Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio. The family dining room and kitchen flowed together, so the same soft color palette continues in this space.

James T Farmer along with Maggie Griffin set the Butler's Pantry up for another dining space. It was a tight squeeze for a table and chairs. I am sure for practical purposes, this would be removed. But it certainly gave a wonderful place for James Farmer to show off his own personal china pattern and serving pieces. What a wonderful collection!

Now it is time to climb the back stairs! What will we find at the top?

Tish Mills, ASID is all about transitional design. Here we find the perfect place to stop and take a break in the ladies parlor. Maybe she will let us sit and have a libation?

source: The Peak of Chic, Whitehaven, Design Indulgence, Atlanta Decorator Showhouse

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