Sunday, May 24, 2015

It is Decorator Showhouse time!

Chateau Soleil, Atlanta, Georgia

It is that magical time of year. Filled with glitz and glamour,
calm and serene, old and new and sometimes completely
over the top! What is it you ask? 
Spring is Decorator Showhouse time. 

Come with me as we visit some of the countries best
Designer Showhouses and see what you like and don't like
about this years homes.
Loren Audrey Taylor and Carolyn Abrams Taylor
We will start with the entrance hall at
the 2015 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Show House – Chateau Soleil
This Chateau has 14,000 square feet plus!

Parker Kennedy Living -  The Front Study

Breakfast Room and Den - Vern Yip

DC Design House Mclean, Virginia
Our next house is outside of Washington, DC.
It was built by Artisan Builders and designed by Harrison Design.
It replicates an Old American Farmhouse with a scale and atmosphere 
not often seen in new construction today.  
Family Room - Iantha Carley

Dining Room by Jeff Akseizer and Jamie Brown 

Loggia - Nancy Colbert

Celebrating 50th Anniversary - Pasadena, California
We are going to head across country to the 
Pasadena Showcase House of Design. This is the Queen Mother 
of all design house and garden tours in the country. 
After all, it is the largest and oldest continuously running house and garden tour. 

Salon - John Cole

Vintage Nursery - Amy Peltier

The Media/Game Room - Jerome Thibault and Lucero Gutierrez

San Francisco Designer Showcase

Continuing our tour in California, we head off to San Francisco.
If you love contemporary, high-end, dramatic interior design,
 then you will love this years San Francisco Designer Showcase.

Kitchen -Navarra Design

Playroom - Allison Caccoma

Laundry Room - Evars & Anderson Interior Design

Lake Forest, Illinois
We are heading north to the Lake Forest
Showhouse and Gardens. It is the former home of the 
late John Hughes, Jr. best known for movies like Pretty in Pink,
Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller and the Breakfast Club.

Butler's Pantry - Wiley Designs

Teen Girl's Bedroom - Jeannie Balsam 

Nursery - Steve & Filip Design

Arthur Sachs Mansion at 55 East 66th Street
There is none more exciting than the renowned 
Kips Bay Decorator Showhousein Manhattan.   

Phillip Mitchell Design turned the elliptical stairwell into a glorious 
gallery of nearly 300 works of art.

Beautiful Bedroom - David Phoenix

Study - Thom Filicia

The Alabama Symphony Showhouse - Vestavia
We are heading back South near Birmingham to 
wrap up our Showhouse Tour. 
This property sits on ten acres and includes a stream. 

Outdoor retreat - Summer Classic designers,
Robin Jones and Allen Westbrook

Sitting Area in Master Bedroom - Stock and Trade Design Co.

Den - Birmingham Wholesale Furniture, Stan Nelson 
I hope you have enjoyed your tour of the Spring Showhouses 
across the country. 
See you again soon! 

Source: Thank you to Kandrac and Kole, Washingtonian,The Front Door, Making It Lovely, Architectural Digest, 

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