INSPIRATION HOUSE

Tuesday evening I was invited to the press preview of the Cathedral Antiques Inspiration House.  You should visit yourself because while Atlanta has a lot of Showhouses, this one is certainly upping the ante. The color is vivid, local artists are represented, and the details are to-die for.

Love the art in the Library by Lindsay Coral Harper, she also has painting from local Emily Amy Gallery that could not be more perfect in the space.
and the contrasting details on the curtains.
This paint color in Laura's room look liked a neutral until you stepped into the (white) kitchen and saw the contrast.  Is mauve the new neutral?
Lovely details in Ladies Retreat by Elisabeth Jordan.  When you visit, check out the towels she has in the bathroom- more details!
Silver-leafed ceiling, uh yes please!  And Susan Currie even re-grouted the existing moroccan tile floor to match the design.
What's the first thing you notice?  For me it was the dark painted border along the edges.  Sort of like a drawing to create architecture in this room.  A pair of ladies were commenting how adept Chris Holt is at combining the new & the antique.  I love the custom combination of the upholstered bedframe with the iron canopy frame.
A beautiful, colorful but serene gender-neutral nursery by Allison Harper & Nancy Duffey.  Chalk-board wall & wall lamps.

While at the House, I also had the pleasure of visiting with friends Jennifer Boles of the Peak of Chic, Erika Ward of BluLabel Bungalow, and Ally of From the Right Bank, as well as friends who had decorated spaces in the House; Laura Walker Baird & Amy Morris and the editor of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles the ever-charming Clint Smith.

If you would like to visit, the house opens to the public on January 29th and closes on February 12th.  For more information visit: cathedralantiques.org

pretty in pink tonight

Just wanted to let you know of a little store that I love, not only because of all the gorgeous linens they carry, but also because everyone that works at the store is gracious, charming, and delightful.  Gramercy was the site of our Design Collective meeting last night and tonight they are having their second annual Pink Party.
Thursday October 20th 5pm-7pm
Peachtree Battle Shopping Center
2351 A Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

There will be generous raffles and 20% everything in the store during the party benefitting The Doris Shaheen Breast Health Center at Piedmont Hospital.

I snapped these pics when I was there last night.  I was so pleased to see that they were carrying some of my favorite products- turkish towels and fabrics from Istanbul.  Truthfully there is nothing in this store I wouldn't take home with me, even the monogramming with someone else's initials.  Seriously, I would pass it off as heirloom.  I hope that you will stop by Gramercy tonight and if not promise me that you will visit soon.

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