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CONTENTS AUGUST 2012
AMERICAN BEAUTY Designer Jackye Lanham and architect Norman Askins deliver cottage charm that’s just right for an Atlanta couple WRITTEN BY ALISON MILLER
A LOFTY IDEAL Natural light and a soothing palette define Elizabeth Hanson’s loft above Buckhead WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER
NINE TO FIVE Designer John Oetgen imbues his work space with art, antiques and personal objects WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER
WINNING STYLE The winners of the 2012 Design Excellence Awards from the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) reveal their design secrets
CALENDAR Anne Irwin Fine Art’s fourth annual “Emerging Artists Show” and soaring installations by Charlie Brouwer at Whitespace 19 NAOMI Our style savant reflects on her worldy travels 20 FOOD Local taste connoissuers share their favorite seasonal tomato dishes; new dining destinations and a mouthwatering milkshake roundup 81 SPECIAL TRAVEL SECTION: Part 1 of 2 104 ETC. Marcia counts down the days to the return of Dowtown Abbey
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Must-have for every room: Art that is meaningful to the person whose space it is. -CR
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What new design trends are you seeing for autumn? Deep colors—lime, teal and coral. -DL What is the biggest design faux pas people continue to make in their own homes? Too much of anything. -DL
The secret to a welldesigned home is... comfort.
In three words, describe Atlanta style: Creative, conservative and classy.
Must-have for every room: Interesting walls, floors and ceilings, primarily with the use of wood either painted
What new design trends are you seeing for autumn? Color! And even though I love modern, I’m beginning to use touches of what I call “clean traditional.” What is the biggest design faux pas people continue to make in their own homes? Not realizing that making guests feel at ease is the most elegant aspect of any home.
What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? Farrow & Ball’s Cornforth White. -DL Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. -CR Favorite candle: Lafco’s Celery Thyme. -DL
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What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? Sherwin
Insidesign Local artist whose work you’re loving: Kelsey Tynik. -DL
Fabric you’re loving: Studio Bon collection (below). -DL The secret to a welldesigned home: Any home can be aesthetically pleasing but a beautiful home is one where those who inhabit it are comfortable in every space. -CR
or stained. Gone are the days of plain surfaces; I use wood walls, glass flooring and ceilings with beams and coffers.
Williams’ Balanced Beige for a neutral, Sherwin Williams’ Incredible White for a white. What have you recently discovered that you want to use in a project? I really like glass floors. I’ve used them a few times recently; they are unexpected, unnerving and always a showstopper! Favorite candle: Tall offwhite tapers. Local artist whose work you’re loving: Lisa Kabus at Art to Market. Fabric you’re loving: Anything with metallic threads! Wallpaper you’re loving: I am once again loving Gracie papers!
Wallpaper you’re loving: Schumacher’s Linyi Embroidered Fret. -DL What design website inspires you? Pinterest, because I can pin beautifully random photos and really let my imagination run wild! -CR In three words, describe Atlanta style: Eclectic, airy and timeless. -CR
GOLD RESIDENTIAL Residence over 3,500 square feet (above) Stephen Pararo, ASID, and Zach Azpeitia GOLD RESIDENTIAL Residence over 3,500 square feet (right) Stephen Pararo, ASID, and Nicole Bachrach Pineapple House Interior Design
Tish Ti h Mills, Mill Allied ASID Tish Mills Studio What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? For neutrals, I love Aesthetic White from Sherwin Williams. For something darker, Iron Mountain from Benjamin Moore; it looks like charcoal, but with a deep brown undertone.
What have you recently discovered that you want to use in a project? Chip Cheatham is importing collections and one-of-akind pieces from around the world. At his Chip & Co. studio, I am totally in love with the unique items that he has been able to curate. He is a gift to design. Favorite candle: I am a long-time fan of Paddywax (below). The scents are pure, the packaging is unique and they have an extensive line of ecofriendly products. Local artist you’re loving: Susie Pryor has an incredible way of capturing children and families.
Fall trend: Stronger color, especially jewel tones. GOLD PRODUCT Product/Custom Design for Table Tish Mills Studio, Tish Mills, Allied ASID GOLD RESIDENTIAL Apartment, Condominium or Loft Insidesign, Diane Lankford, ASID, and Cristi Rajevac, ASID
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In three words, describe Atlanta style: Classic, modern and timeless. What new design trends are you seeing for autumn? Fresh new colors that have punch.
The secret to a welldesigned home is... clean, uncluttered and comfortable rooms that have a warm sense of style. A must-have for every room: Anything with goose down in it.
What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 (above).
Wallpaper you’re loving: Weitzner Limited’s Magnetism, which is a magnetic linen wallcovering. What have you recently discovered that you want to use in a project? Kyle Bunting hide rugs (below) and wallcoverings.
Favorite candle: Lafco’s Country Home. Local artists whose work you’re loving: Tom Swanston and Dusty Griffith. Fabric you’re loving: C&C Milano collection
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The secret to a welldesigned home is... simplicity and proper scale.
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A must-have for every room: A balance of masculine and feminine elements.
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In three words, describe Atlanta style: Hospitable, inviting and classic.
What is the biggest design faux pas people continue to make in their own homes? Holding onto a look that is long past its prime.
What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? Floral White by Benjamin Moore.
What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? Benjamin Moore’s Moonlight White.
Wallpaper you’re loving: Galbraith & Paul.
The secret to a welldesigned home is…a well thought-out space plan.
What new design trends are you seeing for autumn? Color, flexible spaces and simplicity.
GOLD RESIDENTIAL Showhouse (above) BRONZE RESIDENTIAL Residence under 3,500 square feet (left) SILVER PRODUCT Product/Custom Design for Table (below). Melanie Turner Interiors, Melanie Turner, ASID Favorite candle: Voluspa’s Saijo Persimmon.
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Fabric you’re loving: Mohairs by Jim Thompson. What have you recently discovered that you want to use in a project? A verre eglomise treatment (handpainted glass with silver- or gold-foil backing) applied to walls.
Local artists whose work you’re loving: Jimmy O’Neal and Karen Schwartz.
In three words, describe Atlanta style: Current, contagious and comfortable.
Local artist whose work you’re loving: Barbara Flowers. Fabric you’re loving: Suzanne Tucker Home Collection.
A must-have for every room: Comfortable seating.
Favorite candle: I’m a purist here—unscented and ivory in color.
Wallpaper you’re loving: Schumacher 5003030—a classic woven grasscloth.
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STYLE (news) SILVER RESIDENTIAL Apartment, Condominium or Loft SILVER RESIDENTIAL Singular Space KMH Interiors, Kerry Howard, Allied ASID, and Erin Lewis
The secret to a welldesigned home is… to surround yourself with things you love! A must-have for every room: A pop of color. In three words, describe Atlanta style: Classic, clean and contemporary.
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What design trend are you seeing for autumn? Color blocking.
SILVER RESIDENTIAL Showhouse J. Hirsch Interior Design, Janie Hirsch, ASID What new design trends are you seeing for autumn? Interiors with lighter surroundings—such as with wall finishes and the main pieces of furnishings— mixed with a pop of color like tangerine, paprika, red, indigo, kelly green or eggplant. Also, high-gloss paint on the walls.
Favorite candle: I recently purchased a Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin candle, and it is divine. Local artists whose work you’re loving: Joshua Bradley, Kim Schuessler and Linda Ellen Price.
What is the biggest design faux pas people continue to make in their own homes? Many people tend to hang their artwork too high. A good rule to follow is to have the center of the painting at about 5’ 3” to 5’6” above the floor, which is eye-level for most people. What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? There are many that I love, including Benjamin Moore’s Bennington Gray (below) and Revere Pewter.
What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? Sherwin Williams’ Anew Gray. What have you recently discovered that you want to use in a project? Scalamandre’s Zebras wallcovering in Zanzibar Gold.
Fabric you’re loving: Christian Lacroix Pattern FCL016/01.
Favorite candle: Redefined Home Boutique’s signature scent.
Wallpaper you’re loving: Phillip Jeffries Ltd.’s Wild Woods.
Fabric you’re loving: Clarence House’s Bangalore—a large, whimsical, stylized print that’s perfect for large, colorful pillows.
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Wallpaper you’re loving: David Goldberg’s handpainted, textured Tsunami, which has a subtle metallic gleam.
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Fabric you’re loving: Anything from Pintura Studio, such as Alcazar, which you can customize, and the new colors of F. Schumacher’s Chenonceau. A must-have for every room: A fabulous piece of artwork and great layered lighting. In three words, describe Atlanta style: Classic, evolving and sophisticated.
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A must-have for every room: Good lighting.
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What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue. The secret to a welldesigned home is...a lot of planning and a lot of listening to your own heart. What makes you comfortable, refreshed and inspired? Local artist whose work you’re loving: Paula McInerny.
Local artist whose work you’re loving: Steve McKenzie.
In three words, describe Atlanta style: Open, energetic and forwardlooking.
What have you recently discovered that you want to use in a project? A fabulous 18th-century tall clock.
What new design trends are you seeing for autumn? More color taking the stage!
Favorite candles: Archipelago’s Savannah and Votivo’s Red Currant.
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What have you recently discovered that you want to use in a project? A Belgian furniture company debuted its new outdoor collection that has French-, Italian- and English-style teak furnishings that are fantastic and beautiful.
What is the biggest design faux pas people continue to make in their own homes? Incorrect scale and proportion; large homes with small-scale furniture just don’t make sense.
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Roger DeWeese, Allied ASID D Peachtree Architectss In three words, describe Atlanta style: Classic, current, comfortable. What new design trends are you seeing for autumn? People still want to use more color. I tend to be conservative with my use of color, choosing to introduce more textures and materials with pattern, but without color a room can seem cold. I think the most exquisite work shows the perfect balance of exuberance and restraint.
Fabric you’re loving: Alva in titanium by Conezione Cesaro.
What have you recently discovered that you want to use in a project? A great line of minimal bath fixtures from Italy.
Wallpaper you’re loving: Graham & Brown’s paintable textured papers with modern geometric patterns.
Local artist whose work you’re loving: I’ve known Martin Dawe for years and his work at Cherry Lion Studios is always fresh,
What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? Sherwin Williams’ Dover White helps even the worst fluorescent lighting have warmth.
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SILVER RESIDENTIAL Residence Under 3,500 square feet (right) BRONZE RESIDENTIAL Kitchen or Bath (above) Karen Hott Interiors, Karen Hott, ASID What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? Sherwin Williams’ Wool Skein for walls and Alabaster for trim. Fabric you’re loving: Scalamandre’s classic prints in fresh new colorways.
Local artist whose work you’re loving: Donna Mintz. What have you recently discovered that you want to use in a project? Palazzo woven fabrics at F. Schumacher and the JVB Collection of furniture at Smith Grubbs.
Wallpaper you’re loving: F. Schumacher’s Byzantium collection and Scalamandre’s classic documentary patterns such as Shanghai and La Perouse. Scalamandre also has collections inspired by the historic homes of Monticello, Mount Vernon and Prestwould.
Local artist whose work you’re loving: Andrew Crawford. We have utilized his craftsmanship on several projects. His last show at Sandler Hudson Gallery (right) was inspiring. -JB
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What have you recently discovered that you want to use in a project? Furniture by Costantini and exquisite lighting by Charles of Paris. -KE What new design trends are you seeing for autumn? We love bronze and gold metallics, glossy paints and colored lacquers on millwork and walls. -JB The secret to a welldesigned home is...layout and layering. Layout in regards to spatial relationships and good ‘bones’, circulation and
lighting perception and conception. Layering of scale, form, texture, color and light. -KE What books inspire you? A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander, The Complete Kagan, anything on early 20th-century style and any Frank Lloyd Wright or Ralph Lauren books. -KE What is the biggest design faux pas people continue to make in their own homes? When one attempts to ‘match’ everything or mimic someone else’s home. The key is to reflect your own personality and life experiences. -JB What’s your go-to, neverfail paint color? Benjamin Moore’s Ancient Ivory. -KE Fabric you’re loving: Knoll Luxe Mohair, Fadini Borghi and Cesare. -KE
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A wide assortment of French and Belgium antiques VIVIANNE METZGER ANTIQUES vmantiques.com Cherie Tibbetts and Vivianne Metzger
CASHIERS HILLSIDE ARTISTS Julie Berger
Pottery, photography, weaving and wood sculpture LENZ GIFTS Fred Lenz
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The Cashiers Historical Society By Jane Gibson Nardy, Historian, Cashiers Historical Society, Inc.
Past On Sunday, November 24, 1996, in the historic Hanks House, the newly formed Cashiers Historical Society Inc. held its premiere event – a Champagne Brunch. The organization’s first goal, to restore the circa-1850 Zachary-Tolbert House, was achieved thanks to Tom and Wendy Dowden who purchased the house and donated it to the Society with the stipulation that it would be stabilized and carefully restored. Eager volunteers stepped forward and were generous with their time and funding. The Zachary-Tolbert House was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and the Plain-style furniture found throughout the house – made by the original builder, Mordecai Zachary – was identified as a one-of-a-kind collection. Archaeological digs in the vicinity of the house turned up artifacts from the early years of Zachary’s residence in the 1840s and 1850s, as well as rare evidence of the presence of prehistoric man. Historic artifacts were catalogued into the Jane Nardy archives. THE ZACHARY-TOLBERT HOUSE HAS BEEN FULLY RESTORED AND STANDS AS A MONUMENT TO EARLY LIFE IN THE CASHIERS VALLEY.
Annually School children from around Jackson County gather on the grounds each September for a “Founders Day” program. An annual Designer Showhouse, which has proven to be wildly popular, provides important funding and two seasonal history tours called “Rambles” are offered. A yearly “Village Heritage Award” encourages the preservation and restoration of our older commercial and public buildings. Each spring, the Society sponsors the Jan Wyatt Symposium and Heritage Apple Day. CHILDREN PANNING FOR GOLD AT THE ANNUAL FOUNDERS’ DAY.
Today Work has begun on the Historical Society’s second goal of extending preservation efforts throughout the Cashiers Valley. To accomplish this, partnerships have been formed with groups such as Western Carolina University and the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. The Annual Cashiers Historical Society Antique Show will be in October. The Zachary-Tolbert house is home to an exhibit by renowned photographer, Tim Barnwell. These photographs feature important historic places in Cashiers, people associated with them and oral histories taken from the participants. A larger oral history project is underway to collect stories from long-time Valley residents, and a historic sites survey has been completed on the four corridors coming into Cashiers. As of 2011, this vibrant Historical Society boasts more than 800 members and continues to provide tours of the Zachary-Tolbert House and the walking trails around the property. Fourteen years after that Champagne Brunch on a cold November day, the Cashiers Historical Society is flourishing in the 21st century. For more information and to join the Historical Society, please visit cashiershistoricalsociety.org, email info@ cashiershistoricalsociety.org or call (828) 743-7710.
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What’s New at Cashiers Historical Society
A YEAR OF GREAT ACHIEVEMENT Rarely has the Cashiers Historical Society’s (CHS) impact on our community been felt more dramatically than this past year. Thanks to the overwhelming success of recent designer showhouses, CHS was able to move forward with several preservation success stories. OLD CASHIER SCHOOLHOUSE ACQUIRED This past March, CHS closed on the purchase of the Old Cashiers Schoolhouse. This historic icon will now live on to play an important role in community life. The structure, conveniently located on Hwy 107 South, will house administrative offices and offer facilities for expanded programming, exhibitions and meeting rooms. The threeroom Schoolhouse was built in the early 1900s and is where many of the era’s Cashiers’ children first learned the alphabet. The original school bell, still in place above the front entrance, will once again ring out to welcome the community through its doors. WADDELL HOUSE PRESERVED The Waddell House, c.1840, is one of the oldest homes in Cashiers Valley that is still standing. It was recently made available to the Cashiers Historical Society with the stipulation that it be relocated. Traffic stood still for almost two days this spring as the venerable building was moved safely in two parts to its new home across the road, the Zachary-Tolbert House Historic Site. The House will be stabilized in the coming months and will offer increased opportunities for interpreting early life in Cashiers, alongside the Zachary-Tolbert House, the Tolbert kitchen, the Dowden Pavilion and the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust Nature Trail. The Dowden Pavilion office will now house the Jane Nardy Archives and provide space for curatorial work. PARKING AT ZACHARY-TOLBERT HISTORIC SITE The additional land that was purchased this past year has provided a safer and more efficient parking area at the Zachary-Tolbert House. THANKS TO CASHIERS DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE The Cashiers Designer Showhouse is the major source of funding for the Cashiers Historical Society. Our designers, home hosts, patrons, committee leaders, volunteers, merchants and visitors have made the Cashiers Showhouse a continuing success throughout the years—and a favorite event on the summer calendar.
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Cashiers Valley Community Council Cashiers Valley Community Center In the mid-1950s the families of the small village of Cashiers, North Carolina came together to purchase land and construct a community gathering space and sports gymnasium. The work force was all volunteers and the money for the construction was raised through benefit square dances, turkey shoots, fish fries, donations of building materials and pledges. This became the THE NEWLY RENOVATED THRIFT SHOP AT Cashiers Valley Community THE COMMUNITY CENTER Center. Since that time, the ongoing efforts of this founding group have grown to include the original Center and 17 acres of land on which reside the Cashiers-Glenville volunteer fire department, public tennis courts, ball fields, a swimming pool, the Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, Cashiers Tailgate Market, Cashiers Thrift Shop and Hampton School pre-school. In the past, funds received through the Council’s partnership with the Cashiers Historical Society during the annual Designer Showhouse have been used for community outreach. Aging at more than 50 years, the Community Center continues to be the nucleus of village life for many residents by hosting meetings and parties, athletic practices, reunions, special events and festivals. Proceeds from the 2012 Showhouse will be used for ongoing renovation work on the original building and its interior spaces, ensuring that the Center continues as a community gathering place in honor of those original families who joined together with a common purpose. The Showhouse Chairs thank the CVCC for its dedication of time and manpower for our event. The CVCC volunteers provide transportation for all who visit the Showhouse.
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History of “Lone Chimney Lodge”
Located at the top of the beautiful Pinchot community with an unforgettable panoramic view, “Lone Chimney Lodge” is the 2012 Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Situated on 4.36 acres, the 10,000-square-foot Adirondack-style home was designed by Moss Creek Designs and constructed in 2004 by Barber Custom Homes. This elegant structure offers a panoramic view of Yellow Mountain, the Balsam Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The home was constructed using materials collected from various locations across the Eastern United States and around the world. The exterior gables are made of 70-year-old cypress from a mushroom farm in Pennsylvania, and the log trim is Tennessee red cedar. The front foyer floor is imported stone from Jerusalem with grout made in the fashion used in biblical days, using yellowwhite sand, limestone and water. Re-cut antique beams from Canada also grace the structure. Entering the house through front doors that were hand forged by a blacksmith and hand-carved by a German woodcarver, visitors can appreciate the interior doors that are constructed from redwoods from Honduras. The massive panoramic view captures the attention of visitors in the great room, which features cherry floors, a large Rumford fireplace and hand forged wrought iron railings that encase the stairway. Every room in the home was designed with the aweinspiring view in mind. The owners of this beautiful mountain home are Carey and April Metz. The lifestyle offered by this magnificent structure is mountain life at its best. Comfort, beauty and individuality are found throughout the 2012 Cashiers Designer Showhouse.
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Saturday, August 18, noon – 2 p.m. Designer Book Signing featuring Phoebe Howard THE JOY OF DECORATING BY PHOEBE HOWARD (STEWART, TABORI AND CHANG)
Sunday, August 19, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Designer Book Signing featuring Charles Faudree, Lisa Newsom, James Farmer and Kathryn Greeley CHARLES FAUDREE HOME BY CHARLES FAUDREE (GIBBS SMITH) HOUSES OF VERANDA BY LISA NEWSOM (HEARST) THE COLLECTED TABLETOP BY KATHRYN GREELEY (GREENLEAF BOOK GROUP) SIP AND SAVOR, DRINKS FOR PARTY AND PORCH AND PORCH LIVING BY JAMES FARMER (GIBBS SMITH)
Your purchase of these books benefits the Cashiers Designer Showhouse, as all of the above authors have agreed to donate their profits from Book Signing Day to our charitable event. Thank you!
Friday, August 24, 7 p.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an evening with Leslie Jordan at The Country Club of Sapphire Valley Featured guest: Leslie Jordan $100 PER PERSON FOR OPEN SEATING | $1000 FOR RESERVED TABLE OF EIGHT | $1250 FOR RESERVED TABLE OF TEN
In 1982, Leslie Jordan stepped off a Greyhound bus from the hills of Tennessee and said “hello” to Hollywood. With hundreds of television shows, films and commercials to his credit, he is a familiar face on the entertainment scene. On television, Jordan portrayed “Beverley Leslie” on the show Will and Grace, and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. In films, he played the pivotal role in The Help as the newspaper editor who hires Emma Stone’s “Skeeter” to write the household hints column. On stage, Jordan won the Ovation Award, The Garland Award and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his portrayal of “Preston Leroy,” the aging, sodden barfly in Del Shores’ hit play “Southern Baptist Sissies.” In addition to acting, Jordan is also an author and writer. His book, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, from Simon and Schuster formed the basis of a 90-minute one-man show, which had a 45 city book-signing and performance tour, a successful twelve-week Off-Broadway run at the Midtown Theater in New York City and a six-week run at the Apollo Theater in London’s West End. Jordan’s other autobiographical one-man shows: “Like a Dog on Linoleum,” “Full of Gin and Regret,” “From Whence I Came,” “Deck Them Halls Y’All” and “Stories I Can’t Tell Mama” have been performed to audiences across the country. His latest autobiographical play, “Fruit Fly,” enjoyed a seven-week sold-out run at the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles in 2012, and will be making its way to cities across the U.S. Bluegrass music will be performed by Benny Queen and the Wild Hog Band, which features: Benny Queen on mandolin and vocals, Kelly Smith on fiddle, Josh Carnes on guitar and vocals and they will be joined by Jim Rollins on banjo and vocals for this special evening of music. The Wild Hog Band has entertained audiences in the Cashiers area for more than twenty years. A bluegrass band with a contemporary sound, they play and sing a variety of music, remembering traditional roots while exploring new horizons. The Wild Hog Band will be featured at the 2012 Cashiers Mountain Music Festival. Notable venues include: the Biltmore Estate, the Brevard Music Center and Mountain Heritage Day at Western Carolina University.
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1 FRONT ENTRY PORCH Mary Palmer Dargan, ASLA, APLD, CLARB
DARGAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Cashiers, North Carolina (404) 231-3889 dargan.com
SCOTLYN’S YARD NURSERY & LANDSCAPING Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 507-1393 scotlynsyard.com
America’s Landscape Alchemist and a licensed landscape architect, Mary Palmer Dargan is interested in all things connected with the web of life. By practicing what she preaches, Dargan addresses current events associated with positive change in our environment. She has practiced in Cashiers, North Carolina for more than 20 years. Her books, Timeless Landscape Design and the upcoming Lifelong Landscape Design (August 2012), among others, are transformational landscape design books.
Dustin Watson is a Cashiers native. After obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Western Carolina University he and his wife, Erin, decided to stay in Cashiers for their love of the community and passion for the mountains. They have two children and they own Scotlyn’s Yard, a second-generation nursery and landscaping company.
Ann Sherrill RUSTICKS Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-3172 rusticks.com
Ann and Rody Sherrill opened Rusticks in August of 1992 with a focus on handcrafted willow, hickory and cedar furniture. The business evolved steadily to a much wider focus and large inventory of all things needed for a mountain home. The handcrafted motif is still an important part of Rusticks, but with lines of upholstered furniture, fine reproductions, Turkish rugs, European antiques and a wide range of exceptional accessories and gifts added to the mix. Sherrill’s instinctive style has been featured in such esteemed publications as Veranda.
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George Oliver and Eddie Alvarez A COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES Highlands, North Carolina (828) 526-9038 George Oliver and Eddie Alvarez have been working in the design business for more than 30 years and this is their tenth Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Their work is always comfortable, stylish and playful. Their designs, used throughout the United States and London, are based on the client’s needs and a project’s space and location. In 1989, they opened A Country Home Antiques, which offers a unique collection of home furnishings sourced from around the world.
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Charles Faudree CHARLES FAUDREE, INC. Tulsa, Oklahoma (918) 637-3998 charlesfaudree.com Charles Faudree has worked throughout the United States and Europe for nearly four decades. His designs have appeared in numerous publications, and in a variety of decorating books. An award-winning home designer, Faudree wrote six books and started his own fabric line. Founded in 1970, Faudree’s interior design studio and retail shop feature an eclectic mix of the casual and the formal, the old and the new. As Faudree likes to say, “It is about the mix, not the match.”
Phoebe Howard MRS. HOWARD Atlanta, Georgia (404) 816-3830 phoebehoward.net
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Phoebe Howard is a nationally known interior decorator, retail shop owner, columnist and author. She is the owner of Mrs. Howard and Max & Company home furnishing stores. Howard’s penchant for creating stylish spaces evolved into her own brand of decorating, which garners praise from national media, as well as her clients. Known for her fresh take on traditional style, Howard’s work is characterized by its timelessness and her mantra to “keep it pretty.”
Skip Ryan RYAN AND COMPANY ANTIQUES Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-6565 ryanandcompanyantiques.com Skip Ryan has been delighting his clientele for more than 30 years with his knowledge of antiques and a special talent in interior design. He divides his time between his two shops in Cashiers, the Catbird Seat and Ryan & Co. These shops represent more than 40 dealers who offer an array of American, English and continental antiques, as well as Primitive furniture, accessories and “unexpected finds” for dealers, designers and the general public.
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BUTLER’S PANTRY, KITCHEN ENTRY, KITCHEN ENTRY PORCH Sally Johannessen DOVETAIL ANTIQUES Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-1800 dovetail-antiques.com Sally Johannessen is an antique dealer and designer who came to Cashiers from Southern California, where she developed her eye during dozens of buying trips to France as a buyer for an iconic French antique warehouse. In her own French antique warehouse she is able to indulge her passion for hunting down antiques and eccentricities, and designing warm environments for her clients. Johannessen feels that a comfortable home should be calm and restful but also layered with unique pieces.
Keven Hawkins ARCHITECT AND DECORATOR Cashiers, North Carolina (917) 209-0679 kevenhawkins.com
Keven Hawkins is a sixth-generation native of Cashiers. After decades of working and studying, Hawkins opened his eponymous shop and offices to offer a plethora of the necessities for gracious mountain living, such as antiques and even organic vegetables. His decorating style is rooted in American tradition, and, although decorating is his passion, Hawkins starts with the architecture of every project and works to get what he describes as the “bones of the house” correct before any furnishings arrive.
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Edwin Lusk and David Paterson FLETCHER & LEE INTERIORS Highlands, North Carolina (828) 526-5400 fletcherandlee.com Edwin Lusk and David Paterson, owners of Fletcher and Lee, believe that you should surround yourself with things you love, and combine old with new in one space to create an ambiance that is unique, individual and comfortable. They have been in business for more than 23 years offering interior design to the discriminating client. Their wonderful 4000-squarefoot showroom is known for country English furniture, the decorative lines of French antiques, new upholstery and great home accessories.
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Shannon Berrey SHANNON BERREY DESIGN Whittier, North Carolina (828) 400-7672 shannonberrey.com Berrey Design strives for approachable, comfortable design that feels collected, personal and never contrived. As an artist, as well as designer, Shannon Berrey designs her customer’s interiors, and also creates commissioned pieces of art that complete the rooms. She deftly blends old and new with a southern influence to produce beautifully relaxing, eclectic interiors. By listening and observing, Berrey approaches all her designs with a fresh “outside the box” approach that works within any budget.
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HOLLAND & COMPANY AND MACRAE DESIGNS Atlanta, Georgia (404) 233-0233 hollandandcompany.com
Kreis Beall enjoys connecting emerging artists and dynamic engineers over dinner on her veranda, hiking Mount Huascaran and providing vision for local art movements. She has a way of seeing and making the most of out of every outcome and space. In 1976, Beall acquired a mountain farm and later transformed the nine-bedroom farmhouse into a Relais & Chateaux estate and restaurant, Blackberry Farm.
Holland & Company continues the tradition started in 1971 of hand crafting bench-made reproductions with timeless appeal. MacRae Designs was formed in 2001 after Mary Holland recognized a need for a modern compliment to Holland & Company’s traditional style. Together the two companies offer more than 500 designs for discriminating clients and an infinite number of custom design options. Holland’s passion for antiques and designing furniture, along with her love for travel, influences her designs.
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Linda Hall VIVACE OF HIGHLANDS AND VIVACE TOO Highlands, North Carolina (828) 526-1880 VIVACE OF CASHIERS Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-2800 Linda Hall came into fashion with 25 years of experience owning and managing a furniture business in Alabama. She decided to shift her eclectic style from the world of home decor to the world of fashion, and the result: three retail shops that offer everything from elegant clothing and handbags to jewelry and shoes, even unique gift items. Hall searches high and low to bring wonderful items to the women of Western North Carolina.
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Priscilla Wodehouse, ASID Allied THE DECORATIVE TOUCH, INC. AND PRISCILLA’S Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-7787 Priscilla Wodehouse has been practicing interior design for forty years on the East Coast. She was published in Architectural Digest in 2005, and recently created a new shopping experience for women’s clothing. Her store, located in her former interior shop, enjoys a reputation for beautiful casual and evening apparel with an assortment of jewelry, shoes and accessories. Her garden area is a gathering place for shoppers, offering complimentary cold drinks and gourmet cupcakes during the week.
Allan Chapman ALLAN CHAPMAN INTERIORS, LLC Charlotte, North Carolina (404) 964-4161
The focus of Allan Chapman Interiors is to create livable spaces using the principals of traditional interior design, while integrating a fresh and modern approach. In 2007, after working under the nationally acclaimed designer, Lavinia Lemon of Lavinia Lemon Interiors, Allan Chapman began her independent career with her company. She continues to specialize in residential and corporate design using a mix of design elements to help her clients create stylish and timeless interiors.
Lynn C. Monday, IIDA MONDAY’S HOUSE OF DESIGN Cashiers North Carolina (828) 743-2094 firstname.lastname@example.org Lynn C. Monday is a member of the International Interior Design Organization with a B.A. in Fine Arts from Virginia Intermont College. She has been a designer for more than 30 years. High Hampton Inn and Chattooga Ridge Club House are two of her recent commercial projects, and her residential projects are located in Cashiers and New York, among other East Coast areas. She has a new book out this year called, Interiors Southeast.
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Barbara Heath THE MERCANTILE Atlanta Georgia (404) 816-0060 Barbara Heath opened The Mercantile in November 2008 and, within a short time, it became a destination for those seeking high quality and style. With Chicago roots and a family history in both retail and design, it is not a surprise that the trade publication Home Accents Today awarded The Mercantile “Retail Star of the Year.” The pursuit of her passion is what Heath attributes to her success - that and the love of her family.
Vivianne Metzger and Cherie Tibbetts
VIVIANNE METZGER ANTIQUES Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-0642
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After breaking into the antique business in Charleston, Vivianne Metzger moved to Cashiers in 1996. After 16 years in business, and seven pervious Cashiers Showhouses, she still scours the English countryside each spring, with daughter, Cherie Tibbetts, for 18th and 19th century antiques and accessories. “We need to touch and feel every object we buy,” says Metzger. “We pride ourselves in furnishing our shop with antiques we would be proud to have in our own homes.”
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Francie Hargrove FRANCIE HARGROVE INTERIORS Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-1700 franciehargrove.com A profound sense of style is innate in interior designer Francie Hargrove, even as a young child she saw her love affair with interiors take root. Her visions for creating unforgettable, classic interiors began in South Georgia where her mother and grandmother took her searching for antiques. Today, Hargrove is developing her own line of decorative accessories and upholstery for her newest retail location in Cashiers, while continuing her passion for designing interiors.
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James Farmer JAMES FARMER, INC. Kathleen, Georgia (478) 988-9494 jamesfarmer.com James Farmer, Inc. is a small garden and interior design firm based in middle Georgia. With projects ranging from Cashiers and Highland, North Carolina to Sea Island and across the deep South, James Farmer, Inc. strives to achieve the elegance of Southern style. James Farmer is an Editor-at-Large for Southern Living Magazine and an author of four books: A Time to Plant, Sip and Savor, Porch Living and Wreaths for All Seasons.
Kathryn C. Greeley KATHRYN GREELEY DESIGNS Waynesville, North Carolina (828) 452-2093 kathryngreeleydesigns.com
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Kathryn C. Greeley has been providing professional interior design services for elegant lifestyles in the Southeast for more than 30 years. She is a professional member of the American Society for Interior Designers and was president of the North and South Carolina’s chapter. Greeley is known for her gracious entertaining and expert knowledge of tabletop collections. She has a book, The Collected Tabletop, and an invitation line called The Chestnut Cottage Collection by Sanlori.
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Leslie W. Moore L. MOORE DESIGNS High Point, North Carolina (336) 887-6477 Leslie W. Moore’s style is refined classic with a twist. Her interiors have a collected feel and are highlighted by the juxtaposition of old and new, high and low, intentional and personal. Each interior she creates includes a layering of texture and color, bringing depth and clarity to the room. Moore has been a practicing designer, concentrating on residential design, for the past 18 years, and her projects have been published locally in several publications.
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Janet Martin WOOF GANG BAKERY Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-9663 woofgangbakery.com Woof Gang Bakery provides superior products that enhance the well being of companion animals. When Janet Martin met the man behind the franchise, Paul Allen, they had an instant connection. In 2010, she was awarded development rights, and took on a partner to develop South and North Carolina. “These incredible four legged creatures bring so much joy to people that it seemed fitting to build a business that has the ability to create smiles.”
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Stephen M. Baldwin
John and Marcia McCarley
DETAIL SERVICES, LLC Glenville, North Carolina (828) 772-4654
STEPHEN M. BALDWIN LANDSCAPING, LLC Franklin, North Carolina (828) 524-9725
MCCARLEY HORTICULTURE Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-3679
Michael R. Nielson owns Detail Services, LLC, a company that offers a broad range of skills related to: landscaping, installations, property management and maintenance for residential or commercial, water features, hardscapes, arbors and trellises, plantscapes and cut flower gardenshighlighted with award-winning Dahlias. Nielson is a self-starter and team player who is motivated and dedicated to delivering high quality projects and customer satisfaction.
Growing up in the Highlands area, Stephen Baldwin has an appreciation for the native plants found on the plateau. His company specializes in native stone hardscapes: stacked walls, natural boulder placement, sitting and parking areas. Shade gardens are a favorite with the challenge of blending textures and colors. Serving the Highlands and Cashiers area for nearly 20 years, the company’s gardens and waterfalls have been featured in garden tours and publications.
Established in 1980, the family-owned McCarley Horticulture designs, installs and maintains landscapes. John creates architectural drawings and designs while daughter, Kate, handles the nuts and bolts of the operation. “Growing your own produce is easy and fun. Buy local, organic and in-season whenever possible,” advises John. “Avoid pesticides and herbicides; explore the possibilities of rainwater collection for irrigation; and compost lawn clippings and leaves for mulch.”
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2 YEARS IN A ROW!
Landmark Realty Group sells the Cashiers Designer Showhousetm “Having been in the real estate business for 45 years and a full time resident of Cashiers for the last 11 years, it has been a sincere pleasure working with the buyers of each Showhouse. To see through their eyes, thoughts and genuine excitement to be a part of our community is truly rewarding to me.” -Lou Blanc, Broker
‘Reflections’ at Cedar Creek - 2011 Lou Blanc, Broker at Landmark Realty Group, had the esteemed privilege of finding the perfect buyer for the last two Cashiers Designer Showhouses.
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Landmark Realty Group now offers Vacation Rentals and Real Estate Sales on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Landmark, a Royal Shell Company, recently acquired Cashiers Resort Rentals and opened a new office in Highlands, NC.
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where: The Country Club of Sapphire Valley Landmark Realty Group is proud to sponsor this special evening of comedy at The Country Club of Sapphire Valley starring award winning comedian Leslie Jordan benefitting the Cashiers Designer Showhousetm. In 1982, Leslie Jordan stepped off a Greyhound bus from the hills of Tennessee, said “hello”
Ready to buy or just want to retreat to the cool mountain elevations for a visit, The Landmark Team is ready to help you discover the dream of living this wonderful mountain lifestyle!
Wade Hampton - 2010 to Hollywood and has never looked back. With hundreds of television shows, films and commercials to his credit, he has become a familiar face on the entertainment scene. Opening for Leslie will be a local Cashiers favorite - Benny Queen and the Wild Hog Band featuring the best Appalachian bluegrass.
An evening guaranteed to bring laughter! Tickets start at $100/person and include cocktails with heavy hors d’oeuvres. Table reservations also available. For tickets contact the Cashiers Historical Society: (828)743-7710 or visit them on the web: www.CashiersHistoricalSociety.org
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AINSWORTH-NOAH & ASSOCIATES, Atlanta, Ga. THE BARR FAMILY, Cashiers, NC BOUNDS CAVE, Cashiers, NC KATI MILLER, Cashiers NC THE RYAN COMPANY, Cashiers, NC STEVEN JOHANNESSEN, Cashiers, NC VIVIANNE METZGER ANTIQUES, Cashiers, NC
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2011 PATRON PARTY
SAM LUPAS, JANE EBBERTS, LYNN AND PHILIP WIRTH
JOHN CAY AND DAUGHTER TATE
LESTER AND MARY FREEMAN
ALICE STANLY, LAURA JANE STAUNTON, 2011 CHAIRMAN LINDA PELLIGRINI, AND ANN SUMMERS
BRAVO’S MILLION DOLLAR DECORATORS, MARY MCDONALD AND NATHAN TURNER
Pictures compliments of The Cashiers Chronicle
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”Highlands Sunrise”, Dave Allen Photography
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The Cashiers Historical Society Presents the 15th Annual
Cashiers Designer Showhouse™ SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 at
“Lone Chimney Lodge”
VAN SHUTTLE PARKING Parking available at the Cashiers Community Center
TICKETS Available at the Showhouse daily General Admission: $25 To order tickets in advance, call (828) 743-7710 For further information, visit www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org Community Appreciation Day: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
HOURS Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.
SHOWHOUSE BENEFITS The Cashiers Historical Society, Inc.
2012 GRANT RECIPIENT Cashiers Valley Community Council
PREVIEW PATRON PARTY FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 6:30 P.M. Catering by Chef Tim Lundy, Distinctive Design Events Entertainment by Sound Connection
THE SHOWHOUSE CAFÉ 107 Charlie Clabern, chef and owner of Café 107, will serve his delicious lunches featuring a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. The same wonderful food served in the village will be made fresh on site and every day will feature different selections. Monday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sunday 1 – 2:30 p.m. -cash only please-
SPECIAL EVENTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 12 NOON – 2 P.M. Phoebe Howard, Designer Book Signing SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 1P.M. – 4 P.M. Designer Book Signing Day featuring Charles Faudree, Lisa Newsom, James Farmer and Kathryn Greeley FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 7:00 P.M. Leslie Jordan at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley
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The 2012 Showhouse Committee
Lynn Wirth CASHIERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHAIR
Rebecca Wiler, chair Cherie Tibbetts Robin Ashmore
Candy Burgess Dave Dimling Lynn Wirth
2012 GRANT RECIPIENT
Carol Higginbotham Jim Weir
Cashiers Valley Community Council – Sandy Hardy, president CONTRACTS AND INSURANCE
Lindsay Builder and Arlene Hendrix DESIGN COORDINATOR
Laura Jane Stanton
Debbie Bennett Peggy Warner
Lydia Doyle Betty Morris
Charles Faudree Kitty Davis Gayle Eby Margarie Johnston
Sandy Hardy Mark Jones
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Linda Pellegrini Susie Goode Joanie Michaels
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Gloria Weir Jeff Alt
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PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERICA GEORGE DINES
Written by Alison Miller Photographed by Erica George Dines
DESIGNER JACKYE LANHAM AND ARCHITECT NORMAN ASKINS DELIVER COTTAGE CHARM THAT’S JUST RIGHT FOR AN ATLANTA COUPLE
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Contrasting elements, from rose-print curtains to the trunk coffee table, create a uniďŹ ed and formal living room. opposite Custom beadboard walls washed in cream enhance the architectural entry, punctuated by a dramatic pendant lamp and a treasured oil painting by Carlo Russo.
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WHEN A COUPLE OF EMPTY-NESTERS decided to downsize from a Sea Island manse and return to Atlanta, they called upon longtime friends—architect Norman Askins and interior designer Jackye Lanham—to reimagine a grand Southern home on a smaller scale. Like a classic storybook, this New American-style cottage holds timeless appeal that ﬁts its homeowners “just right.” Charm and compactness were paramount to realizing the cozy bungalow, “but not at the expense of elegance and grace,” says the architect, who made up for the lack of space with precious details: interior windows, Gothic-inspired millwork, chevron paneling and custom molding.
In order to make the small, two-story house live large, Askins reworked the hallmarks of the grand Southern home—a gracious staircase, expansive hallways and large rooms for entertaining—to a cozy effect. For instance, with the signature hallways removed completely, rooms easily ﬂow from one to the next. Some of them even serve double duty, like the dining room/stairwell combination that leads off the succession of small rooms. With beautiful bones in place, Lanham stepped in to personify the home’s storybook charm. Known for her signature sweep of soothing colors and a penchant for collections, Lanham ﬁ lled the cottage with the couple’s own heirloom furnishings and treasures.
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Lanham’s touchstone—a love of ﬁne fabrics—is personiﬁed in the skirted dining table, slipcovered chairs and pleated valance. opposite Cool white mixed with warm wood tones create a clean elegance beneath the stairwell.
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clockwise, from top left Tucked under a stairwell, the powder room is prettied up with linen skirting, graphic wallpaper and a Federal mirror. Architect Norman Askins emphasizes the cottageâ€™s storybook appeal with a custom gate and lantern. A collection of creamware is displayed artfully over a sofa. The library door is framed by antique brass shipping stencils found in the ownerâ€™s family home. The stencils, labeled New York, Boston, Georgetown, Delaware and Chicago, date back to 1830, and bring a sense of history into the space. opposite A grouping of antique lanterns in the family room lends a sculptural form to the cozy space. 63
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“It’s like playing in a dollhouse,” says the designer. “The fun was taking the best they owned and making all the pieces ﬁt.” Realizing that small spaces require simple lines and a degree of restraint to keep them from feeling cluttered, Lanham created interiors both traditional and reﬁ ned. Case in point: the living room, layered with antiques and dark woods, is at once formal and warm. “I call it grown-up sophisticated,” she says. Throughout the cottage, sun-washed walls in soft white, green and blue make rooms feel larger while providing a backdrop for the couple’s collections. In the family room, a mix of patinaed train lanterns mounted on wall brackets creates a sculptural focal point. “I love the beauty of objects. The accumulation of things enhances a naturally-evolved home,” says Lanham, who gave the couple’s sparkling antique perfume bottle collection pride of place in the master bedroom. To enhance the play between cozy and sophisticated, the cottage proved ideal for Lanham’s signature fabric ﬂourishes. She dressed up the master bedroom with a romantic canopy bed, hung constructed valances in the family room and added dressmaker details to slipcovered chairs in the dining room. Carrying over that attention to detail to the powder room, the designer took a more-is-more approach to the three-foot-wide space. “I decided to go for it and charm it up to the nth power,” says the designer, who skirted the sink, wallpapered the walls and put in a marble backsplash. “It’s perfect in architecture and it works perfectly for a couple; it’s a perfect house,” gushes Lanham. Indeed, the small house with big style proves to be an ideal ﬁt for its owners—a happy ending. SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK. The classical aesthetic in the master bedroom is both romantic and serene. Muted tones and a canopy bed make a grand gesture. A custom undulating ﬁeldstone wall and cheerful blue door transform the lawn into a secret garden, which was designed by landscape architect Richard Anderson.
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NATURAL LIGHT AND A SOOTHING PALETTE DEFINE ELIZABETH HANSON’S TOP-FLOOR LOFT ABOVE BUCKHEAD Written by Heather J. Paper 66
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In the living room of Elizabeth Hansonâ€™s loft, an iron-and-glass apothecary cabinet on wheels from Crate & Barrel houses a collection of geodes from her great-grandfather, a geologist. The white Jonathan Adler pottery and gray vase are from Belvedere.
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For Hanson, part of the appeal of this space was its natural light. “The four grand Palladian-style windows, the patio door and skylights brighten everything,” she says. A white-upholstered sofa and pair of matching chairs team with a Maison Jansen campaign daybed to ﬁrmly establish the designer’s preferred neutral scheme. Sofa and chairs, B&B Italia from Domus. Vintage kilim rug, Sullivan Fine Rugs.
Elizabeth Hanson bought a Buckhead loft and designed the interior from the ground up, little did she know she was prepping for what would be a newfound career. “I stumbled across the construction site while driving around one Saturday,” she recalls. “I walked into the construction trailer to see what was going on and if there was a top-ﬂoor unit for sale; I had spent enough time living below people in apartments. Luckily, there was a top-ﬂoor corner unit, and that was that! After one quick look at the ﬂoor plan and ﬁ nishes, though, I decided to purchase the unit completely empty—no sheetrock, no ductwork, no ﬂooring, no plumbing, no appliances, nothing—and just ﬁ nish the place out myself. It only took about four months but they were the most hectic four months I’ve ever lived!” Understandably. That’s a tall order for even a seasoned design professional. But Hanson reveals something that makes her undertaking of the build-out more extraordinary still: It was done before she attended design school or joined the staff of Westbrook Interiors. “I think I had probably lost my mind!” she laughs. 69
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After graduating from Emory with degrees in psychology and sociology, Hanson started to pursue an advanced degree in psychology—but admittedly “hated it.” What was supposed to be a short break from the books turned into ﬁve years arranging ﬂowers at The RitzCarlton, Buckhead, after which she decided to channel her creativity in another way: By pursuing her lifetime love of interior design. It was while Hanson was studying at the Art Institute of Atlanta that she was hired as an intern at Westbrook Interiors. And the day after her portfolio show, she signed on full-time. Fast-forward 10 years and Hanson has worked on many an impressive project, but perhaps none more rewarding than her own loft—which continues to evolve. “I love living in a white, neutral space,” Hanson explains. “I wanted to achieve a quiet, clean, uniﬁed space that is satisfying to come home to after a day ﬁ lled with abundant design details, one that’s unpretentious and relaxing, both visually and physically. The challenge of open-plan living is to achieve an aesthetically integrated environment. I wanted not so much to divide the spaces but, instead, outline them so [the plan’s] not confusing. Here, the surfaces are natural and restrained; it’s a simple color palette that uniﬁes everything.”
In keeping with Hanson’s philosophy of relating details to one another, natural maple cabinetry is carried from the kitchen on into the nearby bedroom and bath. Even the stainless steel of the countertops extends to the loft bedroom above. Industrial cage light, Pollen. Wire wine rack, The Nicholson Gallery. Goat sketches in shadow box, Helen Durant. Schultz, a Great Pyrenees, rests under a painting by Michael Dines. opposite A classic mid-century Saarinen dining table and four metal armchairs from Foxglove Antiques are set atop a newly constructed kilim rug, its hints of slate blue softening the stainless steel and highlighting the colors in the large-scale photograph of a cityscape by Philip Grossman. Dining table, Knoll Studio. Area rug, Sullivan Fine Rugs.
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“I WANTED TO ACHIEVE A QUIET, UNIFYING SPACE THAT IS SATISFYING TO COME HOME TO AFTER A DAY FILLED WITH ABUNDANT DESIGN DETAILS.” -ELIZABETH HANSON clockwise, from top left The bathroom is wrapped in white Italian Thassos marble, with maple cabinetry and a Waterworks sink. A “Lugarno” rectangular pivot mirror from Restoration Hardware reﬂects light back into the space. Stunning area rugs can be found throughout Hanson’s home, and the bathroom—with its vintage Karabagh rug—is no exception. In the hallway, a quietly neutral chair and Italian molded-plastic side table allow the focus to remain on the area rug and the similarly colored wall art. The loft above Hanson’s kitchen was originally her art studio but has since evolved into a sleeping space. opposite The inspiration for the master bedroom’s color scheme came from a vintage Kars rug dating back to the 1930s or ’40s. “I love the feminine pattern as well as the stronger, cream-and-black palette, which is very rare in an old rug,” says the designer. Rug, Sullivan Fine Rugs. Bedside tables, Belvedere.
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DESIGNER JOHN OETGEN IMBUES HIS BUCKHEAD WORK SPACE WITH ART, ANTIQUES AND PERSONAL OBJECTS Written by Heather J. Paper Photographed by Mali Azima Produced by Clinton Smith
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Presentations in designer John Oetgenâ€™s office are conducted at this marble-topped table with two massive, magnetized pin-up boards nearby. The chairs are by Mies van der Rohe.
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PINNED WITH DOZENS OF PHOTOS AND PRINTS, the folding screen set before designer John Oetgen’s drawing table offers a snapshot of his ofﬁce at 2300 Peachtree Road: It’s ﬁ lled with the things he loves. But Oetgen takes the parallel one step further. “It sort of tells the story of my life,” he says. “It’s full of things I’ve done and places I’ve been. The pair of tigers I found in the window of a print shop in Paris. There are images of many of the different artists that I love, there’s a fabulous card from the opening of a Giacometti exhibit, invites from galleries, even a simple postcard from Balthazar in New York— where they make the most amazing lattes in the world!” The space, where the designer has based himself for 25 years, is in many ways as comfortable as a personal residence. Guests are welcomed into a reception area where a cozy sitting spot is arranged before the front window; from the period 18th-century chair, set next to a Parisian screen and Chinese tea table, one can admire the view across the room of a Deco chest by Leleu that Oetgen has had “forever.” Here, too, is the “presentation
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area,” which comprises a marble-topped table surrounded by Mies van der Rohe chairs plus a pair of massive, magnetized pin-up boards. Through a pair of black double doors—which remind Oetgen of Old Hollywood— visitors instantly gain more insight into this multi-talented designer. On one wall of the area he dubs the “scheming room” are two of his own photos, their large dimensions indicative of their dramatic impact. By intention, the photography provides some of the few pops of color in the room; the otherwise neutral space, ﬂooded with natural light, is the perfect backdrop for working with clients’ color schemes. And around the corner is the aforementioned drawing table, in a bright red that the designer likes for its warmth and intensity. “For some reason I like it in contrast with the paper,” Oetgen explains, referring both to the pinned-up pieces and the paper he uses for rendering ﬂoor plans and elevations. In all, this ofﬁce is a well-thought-out space that oozes great taste—just like the homes Oetgen creates for his clients. SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.
clockwise, from left The office exudes the same sense of high style for which Oetgen’s residential projects are known. Everything in the reception area has special meaning to the designer, including an 18th-century period chair, a Chinese tea table and a decorative screen he picked up in Paris. “It’s certainly not a collection of great antiques,” Oetgen says, “but it is a collection of things I love.” Visitors to his office are greeted in a chic reception area, anchored by a grouping that imparts exquisite taste—from the Leleu Art Deco chest right down to a pair of remarkable sconces made of paper mache. 77
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clockwise, from above Oetgen’s creative talent goes beyond interior design to encompass the ﬁne art of photography, exempliﬁed by the two images in his scheming room. The focus of his lens has turned to such subjects as wild ﬂowers (seen in “Poppy Lips,” shown here) and most recently to ﬁgurines (think a “headshot” of a bobble-head duck, blown up to six feet tall). A second marble-topped table is perfectly suited for the scheming room; Oetgen has plenty of room to spread out swatches and samples. Here, too, 78
treasured objects punctuate the space, including an obelisk that’s more than a practical piece. “The obelisk was my mother’s,” he explains. “It was always in her garden room, full of magazines.” Here, it carries on that original purpose. From Oetgen’s drawing table, the view is constantly changing as he adds to and subtracts from the images pinned to a folding screen.
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Taking found pieces from our environment and marrying them to exotic places and unusual contexts, John Oetgenâ€™s photographs of colorful, ordinary objects recall both pop art and the surrealists. His work will be on exhibit at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery from September 6 through October 15, alongside the works of photographer Martin Parr. For more information, go to hfgallery.org. 79
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Passport to STYLE Global style, design, dining and travel now has a Georgia accent. From ROSEMARY BEACH to LOS ANGELES, NORTH CAROLNIA to THAILAND, Atlantans work and play around the world. Close to home and farther aﬁeld, here’s where locals go to get away.
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ATLANTANS CHARLES AND GINNY BREWER HOST A GROUP OF FRIENDS TO CELEBRATE A MILESTONE AT LAS CATALINAS, THE COSTA RICA BEACH TOWN FOUNDED BY CHARLES
Las Catalinas is a new town, and it’s also a new type of town. It’s one in which about 1,000 acres of its 1,200-acre footprint will be left untouched and unspoiled. If this sounds like an innovative approach, it is. And the credit goes to Atlantan Charles Brewer, the founder of this groundbreaking Costa Rica beach community. Developed in the concept of New Urbanism (think Seaside, Florida), Brewer is no stranger to creating communities. After his stint as founder and CEO of MindSpring, he was instrumental in the building of Glenwood Park, a neighborhood located along I-20, just east of downtown Atlanta. Las Catalinas is located on the Paciﬁc Ocean along the Bahía Potrero, and can be reached in about the same time it takes to drive
to Sea Island. A daily non-stop ﬂ ight from Atlanta to Liberia is less than four hours, with Las Catalinas being a 45-minute drive away from the airport. Homesites offer breathtaking views and there’s no shortage of activities. Visitors and homeowners in the town can while away afternoons with ceviche and margaritas at Lola’s del Norte, go kayaking or paddle boarding in the mornings, or spend a day hiking and mountain biking. Last winter, Charles and Ginny Brewer hosted a small gathering of friends from Atlanta to toast the completion of Phase 1 of Las Catalinas. If the development’s success thus far is any indication of the town’s future, there’s no doubt of more celebrations ahead. Charles and Ginny Brewer on the loggia of their Las Catalinas home, which overlooks the community’s paseo del mar (sea walk). opposite The view of the Paciﬁc Ocean from Las Catalinas at sunset. It takes a village to create a village: Atlanta interior designer Beth Webb; Jake and Amy Jacobs, owners of Pura Vida Ride; Las Catalinas’ vice president Jim Berry and his wife, Julia; and Luis Diego Calzada, director of construction. 83
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top A highlight of the weekend’s festivities to celebrate Las Catalinas was a Saturday night dinner party held at Charles and Ginny Brewer’s home. Cocktails were served in their courtyard, which overlooks the Paciﬁc Ocean. A number of guests from Atlanta attended, including Kent Alexander and Diane Alexander, David York, Neal K. Aronson and Wendy Conrad Aronson, and Steve Beshara and Paulina Brand. above Elizabeth Cole de Temple of Mar y Sol Restaurant. Guest Paulina Brand. Guest (and former Atlantan) Mary Jo Riddle. opposite, clockwise from top left Ginny Brewer and Beth Webb. The tablesetting featured a stylish mix of hand-blown glassware and sparkling ﬂatware, as well as linens and placemats from a boutique in Mexico City. Dinner, including coco del mar, was prepared by Jean-Luc Taulere from Mar y Sol Restaurant in nearby Playa Flamingo. Mixed greens were served in a cucumber base with avocado and alfafa, topped with a red pepper vinaigrette. Dinner and dessert were served in the grotto. 85
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TRAVEL 1 GLOBAL INTERPRETATIONS FAR EASTERN Asian inﬂuences are
pronounced in new collections from GP&J Baker in “Chillingham” and Rubelli’s “Principessa Kocacin” (1). Chinese genre scenes are modernized in Rubelli’s Gio Ponti collection (2). Larsen takes inspiration from Japanese sensibilities with a woven called “Katsu” (3). HAVANNA HEAT Experience the vibrancy of robust colors and 50’s-era patterns in the new collection from Designers Guild called Havanna (4). IKAT STYLE The Turkishborn style continues to intrigue. Applied to every motif imaginable, including Brunschwig & Fils’ “Smarkand” cotton/ linen print, the out-of-focus stylization adds a colorful and charming lightheartedness to a room. INDIA REIMAGINED Manuel Canovas celebrates the Mughal period with “Dara” in vivid illustrations of brightly colored ﬁgures and horses.
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BONJOUR, Y’A LL Having returned from the most recent MAISON & OBJET DESIGN SHOW in PARIS, Atlanta design journalist DEBORAH SANDERS shares this exclusive sneak peek of the international trends that will be
Embrace the browns and golds of the wilderness with William Yeoward’s new Exmer and Manton collections featuring crisp geometrics and no-nonsense ﬂorals. TRADITIONAL. Pretty is the only way to describe the many ﬂorals from Cowtan & Tout and Jane Churchill (shown). ELEGANCE Highly textured but restrained elegance personiﬁed David Rockwell’s collection for Jim Thompson.
showing up on the Atlanta style scene in the weeks and months ahead
OFF THE WALL Wallcoverings, in surprisingly traditional patterns, seem to be gaining in popularity while textured styles continue to maintain an important niche. Elitis and Osborne & Little take vinyls up a notch; their sophisticated coverings have so much dimension that they totally retexture a space. Maya Romanoff creates the Rolls Royce of textiles with actual Mother of Pearl materials (shown), creating ﬂexible coverings in a multitude of colors.
THE WORLD OF HOME FURNISHINGS kicks off every January with the international Parisian trade show, Maison & Objet. The French embrace the imaginative and that translates into an unbridled celebration of all things creative, so it is not surprising that this year’s theme was “Crazy.” Indeed, there was no shortage of inventive objects nor attendees within the eight warehouse-size spaces. From furniture and accessories to tabletop and textiles, featured at the concurrent Paris Deco Off show, there was one recurring theme—studied escapism. The provocateurs, or seductors, were 1950s Havanna, the simplicity of barefoot country, the Asian aesthetic, the lure of poly-potential for everything contemporary and, yes, the shimmering shine of Hollywood-style glamour. Among these somewhat contradictory styles, three things were evident: The new offerings of textiles, fabrics and wall coverings are astoundingly beautiful; furnishings and lighting exhibit more techno-savvy than ever; and any color that goes with tangy tangerine is desirable. Maybe it is because they have survived wars on their own terrain, but many of the European manufacturers did not seem disheartened by the economic downturn, which most recently hit their shores hard. In fact, there was an air of optimism among those who had built international businesses along with the promise of more exciting designs on the drawing board slated for the Parisian show in the fall. maison-objet.com
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Atlanta designer MATTHEW QUINN
shares the latest news from Europe’s trendsetting kitchen show LIGHTING To say it’s provocative is an understatement when it comes to European lighting. It’s so “out there” that most styles never make it to the U.S. Still, there are always some elements that will be incorporated, including the LED. “Lampe Licorne” by Edition Design (shown) cleverly used LEDs to illuminate the horn of a unicorn—which also points to our unending fascination with taxidermy. The ﬁgurative is also a new trend in lighting; Les Heritiers produced a table lamp with a stylized seahorse base that looks quite modern.
HAUTE CRAFTSMANSHIP Chairs shaped as leaves were among the beautifully crafted prototypes created by Villiers (shown). Fabricated in England, the chairs could be ﬁnished in polished nickel, antique gold or white gloss.
METALLICS Metallic threads, which seem to be waning in popularity in the fashion world, have gained traction in the home furnishings arena—big time. The application of these type of fabrics, like this one from Zimmer & Rohde (1), seem to know no limit. EMBROIDERY In foreign lands, hands are busy embroidering and appliquéing a plethora of designs, creating some of the most lovely fabrics seen in a while. Unlike crewel, embroidery does not have limitations. It can look modern, transitional or traditional. And there are a slew of new fabrics coming out to substantiate that claim, including “Aya” from Larsen (2).
Eurocucina is the crème de la crème of design shows for the kitchen industry. Held in conjunction with Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, the biennial event draws design professionals from across the globe. To give you an idea of the vastness of the show, I explored 2.1 million square feet of it; in comparison, all of the retail and restaurant space at Lenox Sqaure is 1.5 million square feet. This year, there were fewer overall trends; the design concepts that did emerge were more focused concepts of trends that I saw at the previous show in 2010. Whether this was a sign of the weak European economy or a concerted effort to present fewer fads and focus on solid design directions remains to be seen. What was very clear was that this was the ﬁ rst time an American aesthetic made a signiﬁcant impact on the colors, textures and even styling that the European manufacturers presented. cosmit.it/en/eurocucina -MQ
top to bottom Nostalgic American style is inﬂuencing the European market. As long as you owned no condiments or ugly packaged foods, this all-glass refrigerator would be a fabulous room divider. Amazing, ethereal examples of LED ﬁ xtures reveal how the ﬂexibility of this type of lighting will allow designers to explore new shapes and materials in the future. 87
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PRODUCED, DESIGNED AND WRITTEN BY
Brian Patrick Flynn PHOTOGRAPHED BY
Sarah Dorio, courtesy of HGTV Design Star (Scripps Networks, LLC) PROP STYLING BY
Brian Patrick Flynn and Orlando Soria
ATLANTA and LOS ANGELES designer BRIAN PATRICK FLYNN
decorates for the reigning family of reality TV HERE’S A SENTENCE YOU DON’T HEAR EVERYDAY: We’re gonna have you move out to Los Angeles for production on Season 7 of Design Star, and you’ll also kinda-sorta be designing for the Kardashians—speciﬁcally ofﬁce space for Kris Jenner’s marketing company, Jenner Communications. Sure, it seems random on many levels. However, there’s an easy explanation. My professional life has a somewhat split personality: Half of the year I’m an interior designer focused on projects for my own private clients; the other half is spent producing, designing and/or hosting interior designrelated content for both TV and digital formats, my biggest yearly project being the HGTV reality competition series Design Star. As far as my behind-the-scenes role for the series is concerned, 88
I’m the show’s design producer. The best way to explain what that entails is this: Most food-related TV shows have what’s called a culinary producer on staff, a practicing chef who not only knows everything about food but is also well-versed in TV production, who is there to develop recipes and challenges as well as aid in the proper styling of food for camera. I’m the design show equivalent of a culinary producer, transforming spaces and furniture instead of food. Got it? Okay, so back to the project. For the third episode of Season 7, the contestants were tasked with redesigning ﬁve spaces of Jenner Communications. Once those were completed, and the production crew was long gone, I was assigned the task of designing three small
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clockwise, from top Using Kris Jenner’s personal sense of fashion as inspiration, Brian Patrick Flynn covered the walls of associate Liz Killmond’s office with dramatic, menswearinspired “Flocked Stripe” wallcovering from Graham & Brown. For the assistant’s office, which is shared by several Jenner Communications employees, Flynn kept the overall vibe neutral, opting for layered taupes and gray-browns with accents of violet. The office of Killmond—who manages Kris Jenner’s youngest daughters, Kendall and Kylie—features a patterned rug from Karastan. opposite Interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn at work in his Hollywood Hills home. One office features open storage with ebony-stained bookshelves.
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clockwise, from top left At the entry of the assistant’s office is a mirrored console from hayneedle.com, accessorized with a framed photograph of Jenner Communications employees enjoying a night out on the town. Open shelving from Hayneedle keeps a collection of books and accessories from Wisteria within arm’s reach in Liz Killmond’s menswear-inspired office. To add style and comfort to Killmond’s office, Flynn incorporated a white Chinese Chippendale chair from Wisteria along with a custom lumbar pillow made from a blue-and-white Kravet print. In the office of associate Noelle Keshishian, Flynn used a black lacquer desk with a ﬂip-up top, which not only adds privacy from the front, but also reveals an interior covered in crocodile with Hermes orange upholstery and storage pockets for desk items. opposite Since Noelle Keshishian focuses not only on the marketing projects of Kris Jenner, but also those of Jenner’s three oldest daughters—Kourtney, Kim and Khloe—Flynn stayed true to the branding colors found in many of their products: black and hot pink. The walls are covered in a print from Graham & Brown, the area rug is from Karastan and the chrome chandelier, black lacquer desk and plastic desk lamps are from Hayneedle. 90
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ofﬁces used to house TV equipment during production, but in real-life intended to house Jenner Communications’ staff members. The catch? We only had two days to do it. The solution was all about sticking with the same vendors I use in Atlanta, then recruiting L.A.based project manager Orlando Soria to oversee the build-out and installation while I moved onto episode four, which started taping the very next day. We started with the ofﬁce of Liz Killmond, who focuses speciﬁcally on the business affairs of Kris’ youngest daughters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. To keep her ofﬁce sleek, dramatic and sharp, Liz’s walls were covered in a black and silver-striped wallcovering with ﬂocked detail, then brightened with cobalt blue accessories. Luckily for Orlando and me, Liz was sold on her design from the ﬁ rst strip of wallcovering. Score! Next came the ofﬁce of Noelle Keshishian who, in addition to working on marketing for Kris Jenner, is also involved with marketing and business affairs of her three adult daughters—Kim, Khloe and Kourtney—as well as the marketing of dozens of Kardashian-related products. Although she absolutely loved the Moroccan-inspired pattern of her black-and-silver Graham & Brown wallcovering, she was less enthusiastic about the hot pink accessories used to contrast against it. The solution? Switching the hot pink out for plum accessories from the adjacent spaces. The third and ﬁ nal ofﬁce was designed as a work space for new employees who’ll eventually come aboard as Jenner Communications continues to grow. To keep it as neutral as the others, I covered the walls in a Kelly Hoppen geometric called “Hicks” from Graham & Brown, then stuck with mostly traditional-style furnishings, enhanced vibrantly with accents of violet. With all of the spaces complete, I anxiously awaited word from Orlando on Kris’ reaction to the new ofﬁces. In the meantime, questions ran through my head. “Did we capture her style?” “Is it high-end enough?” Just seconds later, the phone rang and Orlando’s number popped up. Always assured that no news is good news, this phone call had me on edge, assuming there was news and that it may be un-good. Orlando answered with, “Kris is here and she has questions about your wallcovering and seating choices.” I paused with silence, awaiting the possibility of bad news. Then Orlando followed up with, “She absolutely loves it and wants to know where it came from so she can order more.” That bit of closure left me feeling as though I had, indeed, kept up with the Kardashians. 91
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OLD EDWARDS INN & SPA
Gourmands and sybarites alike take pleasure in the offerings
at this nearby resort in Highlands
Old World charm set against a breathtaking backdrop make Old Edwards Inn and Spa the jewel of the Western North Carolina mountains. A genuine respect for peace and quiet, ultra-luxurious accommodations, world-class cuisine and an award-winning spa are just a few of the compelling reasons to visit. With so much to offer—from rest and relaxation at the spa to working out at the state-of-the-art ﬁtness center to shopping, hiking, wining and dining—Old Edwards Inn & Spa is the perfect mountain getaway. The top-notch culinary team of Executive Chef Johannes Klapdohr and Chef Chris Huerta preside over the kitchen at Madison’s, as well as all other dining venues at The Inn. They believe in the partnership between chef and farmer, basing their ever-changing menus around the week’s harvest of farm-fresh produce—mostly from their own organic gardens—and other locally sourced products. The resulting menu is guided heavily by vibrant, fresh ﬂavors of the ingredients, prepared simply and served at precisely their peak. Madison’s also has an impressive wine cellar with a trained sommelier, although most of the wait staff is knowledgeable in choosing and pairing wines, as well. oldedwardsinn.com 92
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The Spa at Old Edwards is not to be missed. Consistently voted one of the best spas in the country by Condé Nast Traveler, The Spa offers an extensive menu of pampering and therapeutic treatments that nourish the mind, body and spirit in an elegant, European-inspired atmosphere. Before or after your treatment, you’ll want to lounge in the quiet room, thumb through one of the beautiful coffee table books, sip one of the signature spa cocktails, such as The Hummingbird, or just close your eyes and breathe.
opposite The Farm at Old Edwards is a popular pastoral setting for weddings and parties. The lush gardens and mountain forests surround a main barn, event lawn, wedding garden, trout pond and the rustically elegant Farmhouse. Atop an assortment of fava beans, lady peas, fresh corn, grilled ramps and crispy ﬂash-fried kale rest succulently seared sea scallops— a ﬂavorful homage to the marriage of earth and sea. Organic gardens planted in raised beds on the property supply the restaurants of Old Edwards Inn and Spa with seasonal produce. this page On the spa terrace in the “quiet room,” guests can relax with a cup of tea or lemon water between spa treatments. The massive ﬁreplace burns huge logs in the winter for an added touch of coziness. The Spa Terrace offers panoramic views of downtown Highlands and the mountains beyond. Chefs Johannes Klapdohr and Chris Huerta stroll through the bountiful orchard—part of the 33-acre setting at The Farm. Chefs Klapdohr and Huerta cure their own meats, rendering tasty charcuterie, pates and the accompanying pickled vegetables, best enjoyed with a glass of Champagne or one of the Inn’s signature cocktails, such as “The Hummingbird”— a tasty blend of pea shoots, lime and cucumber juice, with vodka and a touch of local honey. 93
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THAILAND, TWO WAYS Whether you crave the urban vibe of Bangkok or the quiet calm of the gulf, this southeast Asian country offers the best of both worlds—along with a good game of elephant polo Last summer my travels took me to Thailand, a country of wildly visual delights. Eleven months after my return, there’s rarely a day that passes that I don’t think of the country and its amazing people. My journey there began after a day-long trip from Atlanta to Bangkok, via Chicago and Tokyo. A night’s rest at the Anantara Bangkok Sathorn was the perfect elixir for my weary body—and to prepare me for the week ahead. Early the next morning, my group headed south to the Thai royal seaside town of Hua Hin where, over the course of the next few days, we explored nearby vineyards (yes, vineyards in Thailand), temples and bustling water markets. Our arrival coincided with the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, a charity beneﬁt that raises money for the country’s elephant population. (This year’s tournament is September 1216.) Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, the event’s host, is a ﬁve-star property, and features some of the most exquisite gardens in southeast Asia. The King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is similar to regular polo—but played on elephants instead of horses. After wrapping my head around that, I discovered that one of the tournament players, Sara Story, is an interior designer based in New York City. Small world. Beyond viewing the polo matches, exploring the resort’s gardens and pools, and wandering the nearby night markets of Hua Hin, my most memorable experiences of Thailand include the food—from street food to haute cuisine. Our trip concluded with a ﬁ nal stop in Bangkok where we enjoyed Chef David Thompson’s exquisite mastery of Thai food at his Michelin-starred restaurant, Nahm, located at the Metropolitan Bangkok hotel. His celebrated cookbook, Thai Street Food, is available in the United States and is the perfect primer on the delicate artistry of Thai cuisine and how to balance sweet and savory in every dish. While the Thai silk pillows gracing my sofa and the som tam (green papaya salad) I’ve tried to recreate are subtle reminders of my trip, the real, electrifying essence of Thailand can only be captured in person. anantara.com; anantaraelephantpolo.com; metropolitan.como.bz
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this page, clockwise from top left The Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa features 187 rooms and suites, and is located along the Gulf of Thailand. Bangkok at night. The Jim Thompson House in Bangkok, now a museum, was the one-time residence of the American textiles entrepreneur. (The current U.S. headquarters for Jim Thompson fabrics is located in Atlanta.) opposite, clockwise from top Chicken and Thai wild mushrooms, one of Chef David Thompson’s creations at Nahm. Guest rooms at the Metropolitan Bangkok are decidedly modern, yet retain the essence of Thai style. This year’s King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is September 12-16. Each of the spa’s seven suites at Anantara Hua Hin is set in its own individual garden courtyard created by award-winning landscape architect Bill Bensley.
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ANN N. YUNGMEYER
ROSEMARY BEACH With great food and great style, this seaside village offers big-city amenities in a small-town setting The splendor of azure blue waters along miles of glistening white sand is reason enough to visit Florida’s Gulf Coast. But equally appealing are a handful of upscale communities that redeﬁ ne coastal living, among them the “New Urban-style” Rosemary Beach. Add West Indies ﬂavor and European ﬂair to this neo-traditional community with ﬁ rst-rate amenities, and you have a unique retreat. Rosemary Beach residents and vacationers alike are attracted by the village-like character and understated charm as much as the area’s natural beauty and endless recreation. Established in 1995, and built by the same architect of nearby Seaside, Rosemary Beach offers a similar community feel but with an entirely different look. Here, luxury marries nostalgia, creating a tantalizing blend of architectural styles that incorporate green-living concepts and align with the natural habitat. A network of boardwalks and pathways connect Rosemary Beach’s town center and surrounding neighborhoods to green spaces, pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, a ﬁtness center and the beach, all within a short walk or bike ride. Cars are better left parked, except for excursions down the scenic coastal Route 30-A. Rental accommodations include studios, lofts, cottages and carriage houses nestled among tightly landscaped native ﬂora. Guests may also choose the Pensione Inn, a newly refurbished contempo96
rary European inn above the Italian-style Onano Cafe. “Our residential designs vary greatly, but all adhere to strict covenants which keep the integrity of the community and protect the homeowners’ investment,” says Ken Gifford, president and COO of Rosemary Beach Holdings, Inc. “You have to like people and appreciate rules to live happily here.” In addition to a congenial atmosphere, Rosemary offers plenty to do. Try morning yoga or a spin class, free for Rosemary Beach guests. Stroll through the community herb garden and butterﬂy park or jog the 2.3-mile ﬁtness trail with exercise stations. Hop on a cruiser from the Bamboo Bicycle Company and ride the 30-A bike path to Deer Lake State Park, an 8-mile round trip to a rare coastal dune lake. Kayak along the Gulf shores or try stand-up paddling with YOLO (You Only Live Once) Board on Western Lake at nearby Watercolor. Enjoy a spa treatment, boutique shopping and a bit of indulgence at Rosemary Beach’s inviting outdoor cafes and choice restaurants. Dreamy and romantic, Rosemary Beach is also a popular wedding venue and deﬁ nitely feels like an escape to somewhere far away. No matter how you spend your time in Rosemary Beach, you won’t venture far from the mesmerizing views and alluring bluegreen waters. rosemarybeach.com
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this page Architectural styles and silhouettes of Rosemary Beach’s “cottages” call to mind coastal areas like St. Augustine, the West Indies, New Orleans and Charleston. Restaurant Paradis offers fresh, seasonal fare, gulf seafood, steaks and ﬁne wines. A festive addition to the dining scene is La Crema Tapas and Chocolate, where indulgence in decadent coffee, chocolate drinks and desserts is impossible to resist. opposite Main Street, Rosemary Beach-style, is lined with casual restaurants, shops and galleries.
BEST BITES AT THE BEACH - Start the morning with a mimosa at
SUMMER KITCHEN, Rosemary Beach’s very ﬁrst restaurant. Stay for lunch and try their grilled mahi mahi on quinoa salad and key lime pie for dessert. - Enjoy a latte, pastry and complimentary WIFI at AMAVIDA COFFEE. - Try COWGIRL KITCHEN for a new take on breakfast, Southwestern style, and take-home treats like pimento cheese, bean dips and fresh salsa. - Stop in at WILD OLIVES to stock up on freshly prepared take-home deli and salad items. While you’re there, enjoy a fried goat-cheese salad and sweet treat at their corner cafe, and perhaps a crisp Albarino. - Ride your cruiser bike to dinner at EDWARD’S FINE FOOD & WINE for crispy fried oysters or fresh ﬁsh on a bed of seasonal vegetables, or enjoy the cozy covered porch at RESTAURANT PARADIS for the town’s best ﬁlet mignon. - If you are in the mood for Italian, don’t miss ONANO NEIGHBORHOOD CAFE. - Indulge in chocolate-dipped ﬁgs and a special coffee at LA CREMA TAPAS & CHOCOLATE.
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IRISH ELEGANCE Ancient ruins, modern design and classic charm effortlessly blend in today’s Irish hotels No trip to Ireland is complete without a stay in one of its country house hotels and resorts. With a history dating back to the 5th century, Dromoland Castle blends Old World charm with contemporary amenities. Located eight miles from the Shannon airport, Dromoland’s enviable list of outdoor activities include golf, ﬁshing, clay shooting, tennis, archery and horseback riding. Don’t miss the Dromoland School of Falconry’s “hawk walk,” where you can learn the basics of the ancient sport of falconry and then set off into the forest ﬂying your hawk free. While in the area, plan a visit to the Cliffs of Mohr, which soar more than 1,200 feet above the sea. At the heart of Castlemartyr Resort is an 18th-century classic manor house that lies adjacent to the ruins of an 800-year-old castle. Nestled among 220 acres of bucolic parkland, the resort also features exquisite gardens that include a meticulous reconstruction of classical parterres. Before embarking on the 18-hole Ron Kirby-designed inland links-style golf course, check out the contemporary clubhouse. The award-winning Bell Tower restaurant, headed by Chef Kevin Burke, offers modern Irish cuisine. The city of Cork is about a 20-minute drive away. The K Club is becoming as well known for its culinary achievements as the ﬁ ve-star resort is known for its golf courses. The River Room Restaurant, speciﬁcally, features seasonal offerings with many ingredients grown on the resort and within the local area. After your time in the country, the Fitzwilliam Hotel, located in the urban core of Dublin, puts you in the heart of the bustling city. St. Stephen’s Green is located on one side of the hotel and Grafton Street, Dublin’s ﬁ nest shopping avenue, is on the other. For dinner, try the Dublin Bay prawns tempura or West Cork scallops at The Cliff Townhouse, which is a short walk away. The Old Library at Trinity College, also nearby, is often called one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and is worth a visit. dromoland.ie; castlemartyrresort.ie; kclub.ie; ﬁtzwilliamhoteldublin; theclifftownhouse.com
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this page, clockwise from above The view of the 18-hole Ron Kirby-designed golf course from the contemporary clubhouse. Dromoland Castle offers an authentically Irish experience. The historic gardens of Castlemartyr have been meticulously restored. opposite Amid the ruins at Castlemartyr Resort. The Spa at Castlemartyr is a 24,400-square-foot wellness, spa and ďŹ tness center.
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THE ROYAL CANCUN AND THE ROYAL PLAYA DEL CARMEN Two all-inclusive resorts in Mexico
offer rest and relaxation with a personal touch Although the Gulf Coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is dotted with row after row of resort hotels, The Royal Cancun and The Royal Playa del Carmen stand out for their unique beauty, friendly service and respectful nod to the Maya. The all-adult, all-inclusive resorts have each earned the Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences as well as The Cristal Plaque, the highest international certiﬁcation awarded for quality. The Royal Cancun is the ﬂagship hotel for Real Resorts. All of the 288 guest suites have large balconies with hammocks overlooking the Caribbean, while the beachfront swim-up master suites have private swimming pools and private balconies. The Royal Playa del Carmen’s 508 guest suites are mostly oceanfront and the new, super-luxury Presidential Suites wing has a gorgeous private pool, surrounded by cabana lounge beds for reading or relaxing with 360-degree views of the beach. Both resorts’ palatial exteriors set the tone for a truly luxurious experience. Once inside, expansive openair lobbies and bars welcome guests the moment they arrive, setting the tone for good times to come. Mayan culture inﬂuences the warm, welcoming attitude of the staff; guests can feel transported back into mystical and ancient times. The luxurious spa at both resorts, SPAzul, is no exception. Offering a multitude of signature therapies based on the natural changes of the Mayan seasons—in which wind, water, ﬁ re and earth are in balance—the essence of Mayan beliefs and traditions serve as the foundation for healing and well-being. Each property has no fewer than 12 restaurants, featuring everything from casual beach fare to the ultra-posh Chef ’s Plate. Cooking classes are a popular activity at The Royal Playa del Carmen, where expert preparation techniques and regional recipes are shared. realresorts.com 100
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this page, clockwise from top left Recently redecorated guest suites feature whirlpool tubs, spa robes and slippers, a complimentary fully-stocked bar and a “magic box” through which room service deliveries can be made discreetly. All guest suites have ocean views. A Royal Romance Concierge will help with weddings, honeymoons or any special occasion, including intimate dinners on the beach. A selection of restaurants at both resorts offers everything from morning café con leche and pastries to a gourmet a la carte experience. An extensive wine collection of international rated wines, ports and cordials is available; guests who purchase premium wines can elect to leave an unﬁnished bottle with the wine steward for their next seating. Guests gain a grand ﬁrst impression as they enter the elegant domed motor lobby leading to an expansive, open-air lobby with ocean views. opposite Accommodations ranging from junior suites to beachfront, swim-up master suites with private pools—a unique feature of The Royal in Cancun—include complimentary beach butler service for every guest, providing cold towels, ice water, suntan lotion and more. SPAzuls at both resorts offer Saás Rituals, a Mayaninspired relaxation experience directed by a trained Mayan Shaman. One of the favorite Mayan experiences is the Temazcal, a Mayan sweat lodge where guests are guided through a traditional ritual of cleansing.
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Downton DRAMA Our anglophile-in-residence, Marcia Sherrill, counts down the days until the return of her favorite British TV show
PORTRAIT BY MILLER MOBLEY
Since the end of last season’s Downton Abbey on PBS, I’ve been having serious withdrawal. You know the symptoms: nausea, sweating, fainting into the ferns. Even sobbing into a monogrammed linen pochette (OK, handkerchief ). I have five more months left until Season 3 begins, but thankfully, an invitation to attend Royal Ascot in June arrived and, voila, I was able to channel my inner Lady Mary Crawley. I dubbed it my “Downton Diva” look. My daughter Anabelle and I were the guests of a British family whose matriarch takes Ascot fairly seriously. With her custom suits and hats, and matching shoes and bags from Asprey, she is as impressive as the Queen, so I felt compelled to run past her all of my fashion choices. She was game, but Anabelle was mortified. She’s been to the races with me before and was not amused with my outfits. Once, I wore only long, diaphanous dresses (which were actually J. Crew bridesmaids dresses). Another time, I donned a beaver-and-silk riding top hat with tulle draped down the back. My Jill Stuart lace-up black boots lent an Edwardian flair. Anabelle knocked the parasol out of my hands and snatched the lace shawl, but she did allow me the fitted riding corset by Vivienne Westwood. When we returned stateside, I started looking at brocade velvets and stuffed dear heads in a desperate attempt to redecorate my place in Downton style. Anabelle stopped me in my tracks with a ‘Not only can we not afford this, but you are not royalty’ speech. ‘Not now, not ever.’ As true as that may be, she will always be my princess. Manor House Style (clockwise, from top): CALDREA FEATHER DUSTER, $30. caldrea.com DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 2 DVD, $21.97. amazon.com 19TH-CENTURY ENGLISH DRABWARE PITCHER, $900. Bardith, New York, through 1stdibs.com FORTNUM & MASON TEA, $28. Williams-Sonoma Lenox Square, (404) 812-1703; williams-sonoma.com ENGLISH CARVED HALL CHAIR, CIRCA 1870, $1,800. Foxglove Antiques & Galleries, (404) 2330222; foxgloveantiques.com and 1stdibs.com ENGLISH PAINTS BY FARROW & BALL, Armistead Paint & Supply, (404) 467-8777; armisteadpaints.com BRASS ANDIRONS, $3,250. Parc Monceau, (404) 467-8107; parcmonceauatl.com RAFFIA CAP BY ERIC JAVITS, $175. Bloomingdale’s, Lenox Square, (404) 495-2800; bloomingdales.com 19THCENTURY CHINOISERIE ENGLISH TILT-TOP TABLE, $3,285. William Word Fine Antiques, (404) 233-6890; williamwordantiques.com and 1stdibs.com
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