Showhouse Tease

I was delighted to be invited to an evening preview of the Atlanta 2013 Inspiration House located on the grounds of the Cathedral St. Philip. This show house features designs by Rick Bonner, Karen Ferguson, Bill Ingram, Bryan Kirkland and many more local talents including my friends Sherry Hart ( and Lori May ( For the schedule of events at the house, go to:

We were encouraged to take pictures and blog about it but no full room views as it will be featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine. The rooms were transformed beautifully. I had been invited to submit a design plan to design a room, but with the pending birth of our grandchild and other design commitments, this year was not in the cards, perhaps next year? The home was painted all white with absolutely nothing of interest, the designers really showed their talent as the home truly is lovely.

(I'm blogging from my iPad, as my laptop is at the doctor's and it's inadequate at best, I cannot place the pictures and give a description).

I'll give you some notes ahead of the pictures! The first picture is of a drop dead gorgeous leather antique settee, oh my goodness, I would love to have strapped it to the roof of my car! :). In another room with pretty pink decor, I loved the contemporary art piece the designer said he had commissioned for the room. The kitchen is a very small L-shaped room and the designer had beautiful rustic cabinetry installed as well as in-laid stone concrete floors, and neutral walls. Turquoise and black caught my eye in the next room with a beautiful iron table and glass top. That could surly come home with me too! I loved the contemporary design, my mind doesn't think that way, but I really liked it. I was happy to meet architect Bill Ingram whose work I have followed for quite some time. He and and his design partner had a beautiful warm space. Those of you that know me know there is no such thing as too many mirrors, and his was spectacular! Sherry and Lori had a warm space as well. The ceiling (which I didn't get a picture of) was covered in a beautifully stained wood that blended with the natural hues of the stone walls on one side and dark painted walls on the other. The small gallery of pictures contrasts nicely with the painted walls. Their creativity shone through with the vignettes they created. The dining room had a skirted table with the most gorgeous fabric against one wall, and lovely china and monogrammed napkins set a beautiful table.

I ran into several designers I know and got busy talking and failed to go upstairs. I definitely will go back to take it all in again. I want to encourage you to make plans to go see this lovely home, you will take away a little something from each room.

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  1. Renae....sounds wonderful...cant wait to see it. When will it be in Atlanta Home magazine.

  2. Looks beautiful...wish I lived closer. I love going to show houses, such a great place to get inspired!

  3. You're right the settee is amazing and I love the crazy red painting! Congrats to all.

  4. Great to see you! Thanks for the great post:)


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