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INSPIRATION | November 15, 2022 | By Saxon Henry
Flower Atlanta Showhouse Blooms
The theme for the Flower Atlanta Showhouse, an exciting experience that debuted on November 4 and will be open until November 27, is “Grand living in an iconic Atlanta neighborhood,” which happens to be our city’s celebrated Buckhead enclave. We are proud to be one of the sponsors for this lovely project, the entrance of which designer Stefan Alexander captured so beautifully in the rendering above. We’ve gathered so many details below but thought we’d put the link to purchase tickets right up front to make it easier for you to book a tour.
The Flower Atlanta Showhouse
The rear of the Flower Atlanta Showhouse looking over the pool, a beautiful rendering created by designer Stefan Alexander.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flower magazine, which produced the event, says, “This showhouse embodies impeccable design across every spectrum. It is inviting yet tailored, fresh yet timeless. It speaks to the old and the new in a truly magical way. With the quality of talent involved, it promises to be a masterpiece for the ages.” The home, in a classic Regency-style, was designed by noted Atlanta architectural firm Peter Block & Associates. Peter is known for seamlessly integrating traditional and European influences into the homes he designs, and the Flower Atlanta Showhouse is no exception. The home, set within over two secluded acres, was built by Young & Meathe, a firm known for its luxury concepts. The grounds surrounding the home have been designed by landscape architect John Howard.
Bunny Williams, who has an outstanding collection in our lineup, designed the cutting room, potting porch, and adjoining west gallery. The artful rendering was created by designer Stefan Alexander.
Shaw tapped legendary designers Charlotte Moss to be the Honorary Chair and Suzanne Kasler to be the Design Chair. The designers and their spaces in the home are: Ray Booth, the terrace-level family room; Cathy Kincaid, the primary bedroom; Beth Webb and Tristan Harstan, the second-story bedroom and en suite; Jared Hughes, the story stairwell and adjoining landings; Alexa Hampton, the dining room; Tish Mills Kirk, the outdoor terrace, terrace-level bedroom, and en suite; Corey Damen Jenkins, the secret speakeasy, wine cellar, and adjoining wet bar; Nelli Howard Ossi, the terrace-level powder room; and Bunny Williams, the cutting room, potting porch, and adjoining west gallery—her Belle Chandelier, which is in our Bunny Williams Collection. It crowns one of her spaces in the rendering above.
Illuminating Ashley Whittaker’s space is our Brussels Chandelier. The artful rendering was created by designer Stefan Alexander.
The roster of designers and their rooms continue: Lisa Mende, a second-story bedroom and en suite; Fran Keenan, the terrace-level gym and adjoining spa; Suzanne Kasler, the salon; Don Easterling and Nina Long, the gentleman’s dressing room and adjoining powder room; Elaine Griffin, the outdoor terrace and pool deck; Julie Dodson, the primary bath, her dressing room, and adjoining east gallery; Michelle Nussbaumer, the entrance foyer and adjoining powder room; Barry Dixon, the library; Ashley Whittaker, the screened porch—the space illuminated with our Brussels Chandelier; Melanie Millner, the catering kitchen and butler’s pantry; Mallory Mathison Glenn, a second-story sitting room, study, and en suite; and Tammy Connor, a second-story bedroom and en suite.
Tammy Connor, shown in her space above, is a Charleston, South Carolina, interior designer who has built a reputation for creating timeless classic interiors infused with a casual Southern elegance. She founded Tammy Connor Interior Design in 2000. Since then, Tammy and her team have received numerous awards, including accolades from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. We asked her about her inspiration for the space in the Flower Atlanta Showhouse.
Tammy Connor’s bedroom in the Flower Atlanta Showhouse.
C&C: Though this is a bedroom for a young girl, you made it elegant. Do you think sensibilities for children should be fostered with fine design from an early age?
TC: Every single one of our projects starts with the client so we created an imaginary client for this room. This charming storybook bedroom, tucked upstairs and a little out of the way in this expansive house, was envisioned as a secret garden for a girl, possibly the family's only daughter. Every child loves a place of their own and this room gives the impression that you're on a walk through your very own whimsical, natural sanctuary. It's important to me that our clients’ homes are truly liveable and having a bedroom that can evolve along with a child is a fundamental part of a liveable, timeless house. Not to mention, what a treat for the parent to come tuck their little one in at night in this soothing oasis!
Our White Azores Table Lamps serve as bedside lamps in Tammy Connor’s bedroom. The Fromental wallpaper she mentions below is a whimsical element in the room.
C&C: The combination of pale pinks and olive green is genius. What inspired you to choose this palette?
TC: Green has always been my favorite color and this shade of green—a sophisticated olive—is both vibrant and soothing. The soft blush tones are intentionally muted so they aren't too sweet, and they really accentuate the gorgeous hand-plastered paper by Fromental.
C&C: Bringing nature indoors is nothing new to you. Has the recent concentration on biophilic philosophies changed your design process in any way?
TC: Nature has always been a crucial part of our work. I feel strongly that design should capture the essence of the elemental that surrounds us all, serving as a bridge from interior spaces to the world beyond. It's no surprise that as we get back into the hustle and bustle of daily life, after the stress of the past few years, that a desire for nature-driven design is becoming more important and I'm happy that this has always been a core part of our design ethos.
Tammy Connor’s space, a girl’s room on the second floor, with our Azores White Table Lamp bedside. The whimsical rendering was created by designer Stefan Alexander.
C&C: We love how the Azores White Table Lamp adds to the natural materials theme. Did you choose them for this reason?
TC: I love the organic texture of the Azores White Table Lamp—it offers another subtle nod to the Secret Garden theme—and the scale is perfectly suited to a bedside table.
The floral arrangement in Bunny Williams’ space is but one of many that will be blooming in the showhouse.
Within this graceful home with its classic demi-lune front portico and Ionic columns that welcome guests, will be an abundance of bouquets, of course, given the magazine’s focus on all things floral. To ensure that the house is dressed in an abundance of beautiful arrangements, Shaw paired every designer with an equally talented florist to collaborate on flower adornments that complement the look and feel of each room. These include Canaan Marshall Designs; Faith Flowers; Enemies of the Average; East Pine Designs; Holly Bryan Floral Design; Gloriosa Design; Kirk Whitfield; Lush Life Home & Garden; Michal Evans Flora & Event Design; Miss Milly’s Event Rentals, Florals, & Design; Parties to Die For; and Wildflower Designs.
Jared Hughes tapped our Head of Zeus and Ancient Greek Torso sculptures for his space in the Flower Atlanta Showhouse.
A few details worth noting are: a portion of the tour ticket proceeds benefit Atlanta Ballet; and all tour parking is exclusively at the Chastain Arts Center at 135 Chastain Park Avenue, NW, in Atlanta. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled tour time for transportation. There is no parking at the showhouse. This is strictly enforced and there are no exceptions. Tickets can easily be purchased online. If you go and you see one of our products that you feel is particularly perfect for a space, please snap a pic and call us out on Instagram with @curreyco or #curreyco. Our congratulations to the organizers and designers of this incredible showhouse!
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