Kelly and I are thrilled to be designing a space in the upcoming Atlanta Magazine Magnolia Designer Show House.
The home is located in the city of Cartersvile, Georgia’s historic district. The home was built in 1940 and designed by The Smith and Daves architectural firm of Atlanta.
We elected not to be involved in Designer Show Houses in the past because of our charitable commitment to Guatemala and using our time and talent there. For a blog post on our most recent trip click Our Return to Guatemala 2016!
We were approached by Rosemary Cox, our wonderful rep from Kravet Fabric who thought we would be a good fit for this project. After hearing about where the proceeds for this house will be used, we decided it was something we would be happy to be a part of.
The beneficiary is Advocates for Children, a non-profit organization committed to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Their goal is to bring hope and comfort to over 3,000 children and families every year in Bartow County and the surrounding North Georgia areas.
They are hoping to accomplish this through the following programs:
- A Better Way Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)
- Bartow Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
- First Steps
- Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter
- Hope In Your Home (Triple P and PAT)
- Safe Place
Proceeds from the Magnolia Designer Show House will benefit and help fund these deserving programs.
We are amongst a stellar line up of interior designers who will transform the home from it’s current state of disrepair, studs and bare walls.
- Beverly Baribault of Beverly Baribault Design Group
- Jenny and Eric Rothman of Rothman + Rothman Design
- Bulent Baydar of Harrison Design
- Rick Anthony Bonner of Insidesign
- Michel Smith Boyd of Michel Smith Boyd Interiors
- Corey Cope of Cope Specialty Construction, LLC
- Lindsey Coral Harper of LCH Interiors
- Jennifer Healey of J. Healey Interiors
- Jane Hollman of Studio Entourage Architectural Interiors
- Victoria Holmes and Lana Salter of Holmes + Salter Interior
- Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac and Kole Interior Designs, Inc.
- Steve McKenzie of Steve Mckenzie’s
- Julie Montgomery of Julie Montgomery Interiors, LLC
- William Peace of Peace Design
- Yvonne McFadden of Y. McFadden LLC
- Vandi White and Julie Edwards of Vandi White Interiors
The co-chairs Beverly Baribault Design Group and Jenny and Eric Rothman of Rothman and Rothman Designs have planned a Designer Symposium for each weekend the house is open. The symposiums will be hosted by the Booth Western Art Museum and will feature several of the designers.
Each symposium will include a lecture, book signing and include a panel of designers. Kelly and I are on the panel of the opening symposium on Saturday, October 29th with Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria.
An overall theme for the house was decided by the current homeowners, Tim and Marcia Nugent, under the guidance of the event chairs. Each participating designer has selected a room within the home to decorate and furnish. Upon project completion, each of the designers will have created a reflection of the Nugent’s vision for their home.
We selected to design the Gentleman’s Bath. We are excited to be doing something a bit more “masculine”. Our space is filled with geometric shapes, textured wall covering, interesting surfaces and statement lighting. We are truly grateful to Brizo, Thibaut Design, Currey & Co., Kravet Fabrics, Highland Design Gallery, Crossville Tile, Cosentino, California Closets, Toto, Pirch, Custom Creations, DK Gallery and Verge Painting & Associates.
Here’s a sneak peek of our room:
The Show House will open with a VIP Cocktail Party on October 15, 2016 at the Smithsonian-affiliated Booth Western Art Museum. The Show House will be open to the public each week Wednesday through Sunday from Oct. 19 to Nov. 13. Tickets will be available for purchase through Advocates for Children’s website, AdvoChild.org, or Atlanta Magazine’s website, AtlantaMagazine.com, for $20 each.
Advocates for Children will receive 100 percent of the proceeds of show house ticket sales.
Visitors to the Show House can enjoy dining, shopping and attractions only a short distance from the home in historic and charming Cartersville.
If you would like to be a part of the Magnolia Designer Show House by volunteering as a docent, please click here! Volunteers are needed Wednesdays – Sundays, October 19, through November 13, 2016.
Mark your calendars! – We would love to see you!