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INSPIRATION | November 21, 2023 | By Saxon Henry
Flower Magazine Showhouse
We’re in excellent company as a sponsor of the Flower Magazine Showhouse in Baton Rouge, which opened on November 3rd and will be receiving visitors until the 26th. Given the closing is this coming Sunday, there’s limited time to trek to one of the Louisiana cities that made the phrase “Laissez les bons temps rouler,” let the good times roll, famous! You can still order tickets in advance if you plan to attend.
Flower Magazine Showhouse
A lovely rendering of the Flower Magazine Showhouse in Baton Rouge.
Rooms in the custom Georgian home, called “Ivy House,” have been transformed by 15 high-profile interior designers. The classically-styled 6,000-square-foot home was designed by Baton Rouge native Andy McDonald and Ivy Residential Concepts, a third-generation design/build team also based in Baton Rouge. Flower magazine founder and editor-in-chief Margot Shaw tapped Barry Dixon as the Honorary Chair and Mary McDonald as the Design Chair for this new showhouse. Located on the fabled Goodwood Estate in Baton Rouge, Ivy House is nestled into a 16 1/2-acre community dotted with live oaks, hollies, camellias, and azaleas. The grounds have been professionally landscaped by Reich Landscape Architecture, one of the oldest operating landscape firms in the state of Louisiana. A walled courtyard leads guests into the house, where they are greeted by a dramatic entry with a floating stairwell and a light-filled living room.
In the vibrant family/media room, Megan Molten and her team tapped a slew of our products that look spectacular in the space. Scroll down to the “Shop the Showhouse” section to click through to all of them. Photography by Paul Costello.
Other main-floor highlights include a gourmet kitchen and adjoining butler’s pantry, a primary suite and dressing room outfitted with custom cabinetry, and a nursery space designed to mature along with its little girl or boy. Upstairs, two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms have been designed to be luxurious retreats, and a study and spacious family/media room is made for gathering families together. The backyard showcases the best in alfresco living, replete with a covered porch that is ideal for year-round entertaining, a pool, a turf checkerboard pool deck, and a brick cabana for lounging and escaping from the afternoon sun.
Arianne Bellizaire and her team included our Paradiso Gold & Silver Accent Table in her space. Photography by Paul Costello.
“The Flower magazine showhouse offers a beautiful in-person experience that brings together all the elements that our readers are passionate about: decorating, entertaining, gardening, and travel,” says Flower’s founder and editor-in-chief Margot Shaw. “This year will be a celebration of design in the deep South and all of its lush landscapes, unique architecture, vibrant colors, and rich flavors.” The list of designers/design teams who brought their visions to life in the home include Arianne Bellizaire Interiors; Rachel Cannon Limited; Kara Cox Interiors; James Farmer Designs; Amanda Smith Fowler, the Style Editor for Flower magazine; Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design; Graci Interiors; HABLE; Huff-Dewberry, Inc.; Benjamin Johnston Design; Megan Molten; SummerHouse; Ware M Porter and Company; Laura Roland Interiors; and Casa Vilora Interiors.
Veronica Solomon of Casa Vilora Interiors tapped our Fontaine Black and Gold Chandelier and a pair of Lilou Green Table Lamps for this bedroom. Photography by Paul Costello.
Staying true to the magazine’s founding philosophy, Shaw enlisted six renowned floral designers to brighten the spaces with stunning arrangements. These include Dunn and Sonnier, Hummingbird Floral Studio, Kim Starr Wise, Michelle West Design Studio, and Pick-a-Petal Floral Design. Visitors to the showhouse can expect to see a wide range of design styles, from traditional Southern elegance to modern interpretations of Southern charm. Tour tickets are $40 each; and a portion of Flower Magazine Showhouse ticket sales will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
Shop the Showhouse
Our Senjyo Blue Pendant hangs above the covered porch decorated by Will Huff and Heather Dewberry of Huff-Dewberry, Inc. Photography by Paul Costello.
We were excited to see the spaces that the design professionals created and we are thrilled that so many of them tapped our products for inclusion in their rooms. If you’d like to shop some of the products these talented designers chose, we’re linking to the product profiles below.
A pair of our Birdlore Vanilla Wall Sconces and Serpent Brass Accent Table in Megan Molten’s space. Photography by Paul Costello.
Megan Molten and her team chose the Serpent Brass Accent Table, several Milos Blue Table Lamps, several Seychelles Wall Sconces, two Birdlore Vanilla Wall Sconces, several Antibes Grande Natural Chandeliers, a Malibay Rope Pedestal, the Sunken Boat Tall and Medium Green Vases, the Pattee Tray Set, the Sky Blue Box Set, the Zen Brass Monkey Set, a Swirl Large White Vase, a Glimmer Blue & Green Box Set, the Daman Brass Disc, and the Dany Brass Disc.
The Bellerive Gold Wall Sconce graces the space designed by Arianne Bellizaire. Photography by Paul Costello.
Arianne Bellizaire chose the Bellerive Gold Wall Sconce, the Paradiso Gold & Silver Accent Table, and the Fen Large Crystal Chandelier for her space. Veronica Solomon of Casa Vilora Interiors tapped our Fontaine Black and Gold Chandelier, a pair of Lilou Green Table Lamps, a Briallen Black Demi-Lune Cabinet, a Cloverfield Gold Pendant, and Mirasole Gold Wall Sconces for her spaces. Our Senjyo Blue Pendant hangs above the space decorated by Will Huff and Heather Dewberry of Huff-Dewberry, Inc.
The Sasha Black Drinks Table sits handsomely in the space designed by Ashley Gilbreath. Photography by Paul Costello.
Ashley Gilbreath of Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design chose our Flying Marble Drinks Table and Sasha Black Drinks Table for her space. Amanda Smith Fowler, the Style Editor for Flower magazine tapped a number of our products, including our Oyster Shell Large Bird Bath, the Nadir Brass Pendant, the Malibay Rope Pedestal, the Large Red Coral Branches Set, the Jackfruit Vase Set, the Jackfruit Large Green Vase, and the Chiara Table Lamp.
A pair of our Montview Brass Wall Sconces in Rachel Cannon’s vibrant space. Photography by Paul Costello.
Rachel Cannon of Rachel Cannon Limited chose a pair of our Montview Brass Wall Sconces for her vibrant space, shown above. Kara Cox of Kara Cox Interiors included a Gallo White Floor Lamp and Warwick Tall Wall Sconces in her space. James Farmer chose our Nottaway Large Champagne Chandelier for his milieu.
Our Paradiso Gold & Silver Accent Table in Arianne Bellizaire’s space replete with a glass of bubbly for a Thanksgiving toast! Photography by Paul Costello.
It’s Thanksgiving week and we’d like to wish everyone a happy holiday season as we all gather with friends, family, and loved ones. If you’re traveling, stay safe as the festive time of year begins. A toast to all of you who take the time to read our blog!