Sunday, May 18, 2014

Palazzo Rosa, touring the Atlanta Decorators' Showhouse 2014

Last week I visited the 44th Annual Atlanta Symphony  Associates'
Decorators' Show House and Gardens.
This home was built in 1920's for the Rhodes family. It is one of 
the most recognized homes in Atlanta. Designed by Neel Reid and 
Philip Schutze, it is sometimes called "The Pink  Palace."
The house is no longer pink, but I can remember going through it  
before in 1979 and 2003, when it was also used as 
the show house and still pink.

It was said "A house so completely Italian that one
almost expects to see - not camellias and gardenias - but a 
Venetian canal and gondolas outside the windows."*
*Andrew Sparks, Atlanta Journal Magazine, April 16, 1950
 Today the home is a
"green" home with with a geothermal heating and cooling systems.
The charm and patina of the home was not sacrificed during 
the innovative renovations. 

We start our tour in the Grand Salon.
Designed by Barbara Westbrook it is a rhapsody in 
traditional, transitional and contemporary styles.

We move from the salon into the Solarium designed
by Robert Brown.

The morning room was designed by John Oetgen.
He also did this room for the 1979 Show House.

The carriage entrance is designed by Randy Korando and 
Dan Belman from Boxwoods Gardens and Gifts. They are
big proponents of bringing the outdoors inside.

James T. Framer III thinks powder rooms should be like
jewel boxes. This one was off the carriage entrance.

Stan Topal believes that a great house is never 
out of style. He proves it in the Study. 

In the Upper Hallway, Michael Smith Boyd says build rooms
 like a wardrobe and they become a true reflection 
of the bodies that dwell there.

The guest bedroom designed by Barbara Heath, Tim Green and Martha
Douglas Peyton from The Mercantile. They took their inspiration from 
Jim Thompson's fabric a light, inviting with a touch of whimsy. 
It can be found at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. (ADAC)

I would love to be the guest using this dramatic bath designed
by Bryan Alan Kirkland Designs.

Here is a close up of the separate vanity area.

Tish Mills, Harmonious Living by Tish Mills, created a 
tranquil bedroom for a young mademoiselle.
She took her inspiration from her Sweet Sixteen daughter.

The Master Bath and Dressing Room, by Clay Snider Interiors,
took our breath away. It was magnificent! 

Another view of the shower and tub area It showcases
the beautiful marble and stone by Crossville Tile and Stone. 

There was also a separate desk area for the 
lady of the house.

Traci Rhoads used light as her inspiration in the Master Bedroom.

Lance Jackson and David Ecton of Parker Kennedy said they were 
inspired by Estee Lauder's Palm Beach estate when they created the 
Master Terrace. They used all Scalamandre fabrics, including  
the famous zebra pattern. Scalamandre has a showroom at ADAC. 

Jimmy Stanton of Stanton Home Furnishings did the relaxing, 
comfortable and elegant Master Sitting Room. A place to recharge.

Kellie Griffin Donnelly filled the Grand Stairwell 
with amazing artwork. 

Melanie Turner never disappoints for theatrical impact. 
Breathtaking was how to describe the Dining Room.

 A matte black and brass CornuFe range original to the house
was what created inspiration for Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath
Studio. They also did the cabinets in the Master Bath.
More on the kitchen can be found in the video at the end of 
this post. 

Marcia McLaurin Nutt used Clay McLaurin's new fabric line 
 as the inspiration for the Breakfast Room. 

Ainsworth and Noah at ADAC is where you can find this
fabulous light fixture along with Clay McLaurin
Studio Fabrics.

Los Angeles designer Timothy Corrigan has a new line of 
fabrics for Schumacher (at ADAC) He chose this sea blue for 
the Family Living Room, that opens onto the swimming pool.

Lila Pryor Frank and Allyson Kirkpatrick designed 
the Solarium Garden. What a perfect spot to spend an afternoon!

Up on the Roof you will find a retreat designed by Palmer
Design Group and showcasing Frontgate furnishings.
Rooftop Dining Area
and this special spot to curl up and read! 

From the roof top entertaining area, you can look down 
and see the pool area.

So many places to relax. Ed Castro Landscape added so much
to the outdoor area with their beautiful planted grounds 
and pots.

Our tour ends with the Pool House by Michael Habachy 
of Habachy Designs. Palm Beach with a twist!

If you would like to see just a little bit more,
for a video tour with additional details.

Thank you to the following sources:
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle,
Design Indulgence,
Southern Hospitality
Things that Inspire,
Vreeland Road,

Monday, May 5, 2014

Interior Design highlights from the Spring High Point Market!

I can't begin to show you all the wonderful treasures that were found at 
the 2014 Spring High Point Market! There were so many new 
and exciting items that were just waiting to be picked!

There were bright pops of colors that went all around the 
color wheel.
C.R. Laine had pinks and peaches and emerald green!

Lillian August had hot pink  and eggplant.

Harden Furniture was all about orange

and so was Thibaut Designs.

Sam Moore was blooming with flower and color!

Navy blue was even found on wood floor tiles.

Bernhardt Furniture had turquoise for you. This color is
a great color that everyone looks good around.
Uttermost had pendent lights in gold and rubyIn fact Gold was everywhere you turned!
There was gold in the Worlds Away showroom.

Bernhardt Furniture even had a gold bed.

Hickory Chair had a burnished gold cocktail table.

Famous Designers were showing off their creativity with 
new furniture lines. The table above was part of the Alexa 
Hampton line for Hickory Chair.

 Alexa Hampton also used splashes of color throughout 
her Hickory Chair new line.

Charlotte Moss designed this chair and ottoman
for Century Furniture.

Mariette Himes Gomez also designed this elegant
sofa for Hickory Chair.

If you wanted a masculine look in 50 shades of Gray, then 
Thomas Filcia for Vangaurd Furniture was the showroom for you.

Some things to be on the look out....

Moore Council had all sizes and shapes of chairs.

An over the top bed from Marge Carson!

Wood and Metal were shown in a number of showrooms.
This group was in Bernhardt. 

Attention to detail, like this secretary that Moore
Council lined in Tiffany Blue.

And purple lining in this chest from
Hooker Furniture. 

These are just a few of the finds at this High Point Market.
If you want to see more go to the High Point Style Spotter page
on Pinterest.

I will be sharing more treasures from High Point in the next few weeks
on my Facebook Business Page.
and "LIKE" my page and you will find plenty 
of design inspiration coming your way!

source: Lisa Mende Design, Coco Cozy, Hadley Court, Interior Concepts by Wanda, Thibaut, Uttermost, Century, Bernhardt, Hooker, Moore Council, Marge Carson, Vangaurd,
Hickory Chair, C.R. Laine, Harden, Lillian August, Worlds Away and Sam Moore.