In Part I we explored the greatness that was the setting for the 2015 Cashiers Showhouse. Today, we go inside!
This is the floorplan for the house if that helps you. It rambled so much we all got lost in a wonderful way.
Cathy Kincade knocked it out of the ballpark with this gorgeous wall. Love that table and those chairs and as Clinton Smith of Veranda Magazine was overheard saying, “And not an antler in sight.” LOL
The color distortion is due to all of the incandescent lights in the room. Now I know why pros never shoot with lamps on… but then again, they aren’t limited to “cell phones only please”.
The great room fed onto a fabulous screened porch. It must have been 25 x 25. I would live there! But first, the rest of the greatroom.
I left this shot dark to allow you to see the amazing view from the screened porch. My kind of place!
A breezeway connected the Butler’s Pantry to the Gentleman’s Game Room and was one of the great surprises of the showhouse.
Dovetail Antiques brought in gorgeous finds from Europe to create this stand-out space.
It is hard to make a space that small memorable but this did it.
Next up: Auburn grad, James Farmer worked his magic in the ever southern Gentleman’s Game Room. That coffee table was a stroke of genius as he simply grouped four woven stools together to form a highly textured large surface for books, feet and drinks. Have more friends than chairs? Just pull the table apart and have a seat. Everyone was talking about it.
The flip side featured a pool table and classic antler chandelier.
Great job Mr Farmer! (Isn’t he cute?) War Eagle.
Walking back to the other side of the house, one was greeted by this stunning grandfather clock that invited you to forget about time, choose a walking cane and enjoy the great outdoors.
The master suite was picture perfect. Love those windows.
Why am I showing you a random picture of a window? ummm, Because it is IN the master shower. This could give a whole new meaning to singin’ in the rain.
From here, I am totally lost. Let’s just say that there are a bunch of bedrooms, baths and sitting areas scattered throughout the floors of the remaining main house and you are about to see some pictures of parts of them. Deal?
That’s it for today. Next up: a walk down a windy, wooded path to the guest house. Don’t miss it! And wear your comfy shoes.
I had the privilege of joining ADAC (where my fabric showroom is located) and the Atlanta Design Network for a bus trip to view the 2015 Cashiers Show House before it opened to the public last Friday. What a fun day! I actually enjoy bus rides because it gives you several hours to just concentrate on the people around you. I made many new friends and finally got caught up with my friend, Joy, who manages the Duralee showroom. We have had a very close relationship with all of the Duralee family since they bought the rights to my very first fabric design several years ago. Sweet peeps. I was excited to learn that they are moving a big chunk of their operations from NYC to North Carolina. The design team will remain in the city though; so I will still have an excuse to visit my favorite city!
After months and months of planning and scheming and tweaking and drawing, this beauty is coming together in a marvelous way! Inspection Day in the south end of the state was as much fun as the one we featured last week from the northern end.
Here is a little peek into the back story of how a house is birthed.
Every wall, doorway and ceiling was examined to determine if it could be made better. Many heads create a great project.
It is really fun when you start to see the “flesh” come on the bones.
That ceiling. Those beams. Designer is happy. And wait ’til you see the antique doors from France that fit those door frames. Yep.
They had to come down for staining but they are show stoppers!
Love, love, loving the dark trim and the view that it frames.
Two weeks ago the view outside those windows looked like this.
The hot tub is in and ready for stone. The pool is ready for the liner and the dam has been expanded in order to double the size of the pond.
I am screaming. Hate that I never get excited about work anymore.
On the left side of the last frame this pretty boy is going up. Just in time for beautiful fall.
At the front of the house, things are just as exciting.
You know I am going to be adding wood. Here you go. (Trim is not finished).
And then, there are the bathrooms.
Europe, welcome to Bama!
I don’t think this shower is big enough. Bring it! Steam shower.
Thank you for joining me on this little walk-through.
And a big, heart felt thank you to these sweet girls from Auburn who have interned with us this summer and have been a huge part of this project.
War Eagle! And I hope you sleep at least two nights a week. Welcome to the world of design studios. I don’t miss that.
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