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ELEGANCE: REMASTERED Designer Mimi Williams’ favorite things take on a fresh perspective in her new Buckhead home WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER

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DAHLIA DAYS Over a decade’s time, Carolyn Tanner cultivates a breathtaking dahlia garden at her Highlands, North Carolina, retreat

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PAST PERFECT With antiques as the focal points of rooms at the Cathedral Antiques Show’s Inspiration House, Atlanta designers cast a new light on old objects WRITTEN BY THE EDITORS ALWAYS IN SEASON Design wunderkind James Farmer III of Kathleen, Georgia, gives us a preview of A Time to Plant, his upcoming book that celebrates the best of garden living in the South

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EUROPEAN YEARNING We’ve set our sights on the styles across the pond, hopping from England, to France and Italy, too, uncovering the superlative pieces produced or inspired by these culturally rich foreign ports of call

CALENDAR Galleries bid adieu to summer with lively art showcases, architectural works bend perception, and two stellar exhibitions light up Museum Mile NAOMI Our style savant clues us in to her little-known summer haunts and reveals her most ravishing secrets for beating the lingering Southern heat FOOD NEWS Satellite outposts of favorite food spots sprout up all over town, while top culinary talents take the helms at notable new kitchens ETC. An acclaimed TV news anchor returns to Atlanta after a decade away, bringing with her the relaxed sensibilities of her former Virginia life

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WELCOME

European style epitomizes “the good life.” Our style section features great finds from England, France and Italy—and here are a few more that are available locally: Rosita bergère chair from Roche Bobois, $4,175. Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden (Rizzoli, $45), catalogs the best in English garden design by one of the most important garden designers of the 20th century. “Serenite” handembroidered fabric by Pierre Frey, available to the trade only through Travis & Company. Painting by Pascal Bouterin, available through Huff Harrington Fine Art.

School may be back in session this month, but as of August 1, there are still 53 days of summer left. Heat notwithstanding, the season has flown by, but I plan to make the most of summer’s remaining days over the next eight weeks. How great would it be to spend a few hours doing absolutely nothing more than daydreaming? Or just spending a day outdoors in the North Georgia mountains? How about a road trip through the South, taking the byways instead of the interstate? Think about the taste of a fresh-from-the-garden watermelon—and savor it. That’s what summer should be about. And if yours has been filled with meetings in air-conditioned board rooms or running carpool to swim meets, take a moment to celebrate the season. It’s the little things of summer that make lasting impressions. Enjoy the good life!

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From the Blogs Comments, excerpts and highlights from what home design bloggers have had to say about recent issues of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

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“Yesterday was one of those rare days where I got home and my mailbox was packed with five glossy new mags. In the mix was the latest edition of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, which had a little sumthin’ special in the back—a look at Kevin & Lee Kleinhelter’s new office space. I. AM. IN. LOVE. Chic, modern and clean, it’s classic Lee, and makes you want to sit down at that desk and do something.”—Dayka Robinson meditationsonlifeandstyle.blogspot.com From the post, “Lee Kleinhelter’s Office in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles,” May 19, 2011

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STYLE ( best of europe) LITTLE BLACK BOOK Atlantan Mary Prillaman Holland is the ultimate Anglophile. She travels often to England for her companies, Holland & Company and MacRae. Here, she shares some of her favorite English essentials that are available stateside: DRINK “Tea can bring on big debate in England, and PG Tips is hands down the best around and is inexpensive—it’s our craftsmen’s choice!” pgtipsusa.com PAMPER “Molton Brown Warming Eucalyptus bath gel is my favorite.” neimanmarcus.com DECORATE “All of the plaid fabrics from Mulberry are amazing.” leejofa.com SHOP “Toast is a great website for all things British—home decor, children’s things and clothing.” toast.co.uk

THE RATTAN SIDE TABLE BY SOANE BRITAIN, $7,510 FOR LIGHT MOUNTBATTEN FINISH, SHOWN. AVAILABLE IN FOUR ADDITIONAL FINISHES THROUGH SOANE.CO.UK OR BY CALLING +44 (0) 20 7730 6405 ENGLISH SILVER SEBRIGHT CHICKEN, $3.08 EACH (MINIMUM OF 5 CHICKS). AVAILABLE THROUGH PURELYPOULTRY.COM “WILD IRIS” LINEN FABRIC BY ROBERT KIME. AVAILABLE TO THE TRADE ONLY THROUGH AINSWORTH-NOAH & ASSOCIATES “QUERCY” LINEN FABRIC BY STERLING & KNIGHT, AVAILABLE TO THE TRADE ONLY THROUGH JERRY PAIR & ASSOCIATES, (404) 2616337; JERRYPAIR.COM “BLOSSOM” FABRIC BY HARLEQUIN, AVAILABLE THROUGH AINSWORTHNOAH WEDGWOOD CUCKOO COLLECTION TEAPOT, $87.50. MACY'S, 3393 PEACHTREE RD. NE, ATLANTA 30326. (404) 231-2800; MACYS.COM; WEDGWOODUSA.COM “CORNELL STRIPE” FABRIC BY HODSOLL MCKENZIE, AVAILABLE THROUGH AINSWORTH-NOAH ENGLISH-INSPIRED RESIDENCE, 65 VALLEY RD. NW, ATLANTA 30305, $14,900,000. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT THROUGH MARK BHAGGAN AT ATLANTA FINE HOMES | SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY. (404) 835-9617; ATLANTAFINEHOMES.COM ANDREW MARTIN COLLECTION OF FURNITURE AND FABRICS, AVAILABLE TO THE TRADE ONLY THROUGH PAUL+RAULET, (404) 2611820; PAULRAULET.COM GEORGE SMITH GEORGIAN SOFA SHOWN IN FRENCH BLUE MOHAIR VELVET. AVAILABLE TO THE TRADE ONLY THROUGH TRAVIS & COMPANY, (404) 237-5079; TRAVISANDCOMPANY.COM CIRCA-1900 ENGLISH TELESCOPE BY DOLLAND, $8,995. ENGLISH ACCENT ANTIQUES, 425 PEACHTREE HILLS AVE., SUITE 18, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 351-9433; ENGLISHACCENTANTIQUES.COM; 1STDIBS.COM 12

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STYLE ( best of europe) LITTLE BLACK BOOK Atlanta-based interior designer Valerie DeRoy—a native of France—shares a few of her favorite French finds available around town. SMELL “L’eau d’Hadrien from Annick Goutal has been my favorite perfume for years.” neimanmarcus.com TASTE “Trader Joe’s has the most delicious pain au chocolat that’s as good as any French bakery.” traderjoes.com DRESS “I love my new gold Miss Pasha watch from Cartier that I got for the birth of my twins—a oncein-a-lifetime treat.” cartier.com EAT “Gallery Café on Roswell Road is a hidden gem whose owner is French and makes delicious French specialties on certain days of the week. The crème caramel dessert tastes like home.” (404) 848-8474

“NEGRESCO” CHANDELIER BY HELENE AUMONT. AVAILABLE TO THE TRADE ONLY THROUGH R HUGHES, 1170 HOWELL MILL RD. NW, SUITE 315, ATLANTA 30318. (404) 607-8877; R-HUGHES.COM “BEAUREGARD” FABRIC BY MANUEL CANOVAS. AVAILABLE THROUGH TRAVIS & COMPANY CHANEL MAISON BRACELET, $6,500. DOUGLAS ROSIN DECORATIVE ARTS AND ANTIQUES LLC, CHICAGO. (312) 337-6556; JEWELRY.1STDIBS.COM “BAGATELLE” FLORAL FABRIC, “SAINT REMY” FABRIC AND “LUBERON” STRIPED FABRIC, ALL BY MANUEL CANOVAS. AVAILABLE THROUGH TRAVIS & COMPANY FRENCH BOTANICAL CHART, $1,450. SOUTH OF MARKET, 345 PEACHTREE HILLS AVE. NE, SUITE 100, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 995-9399; SOUTHOFMARKET.BIZ FRENCH-INSPIRED HOME BY ARCHITECT YONG PAK, 3850 TUXEDO RD. NW, ATLANTA 30342, $5,995,000. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT THROUGH DONI KING RHINEHEART AT HARRY NORMAN, REALTORS. (404) 233-4142; HARRYNORMAN.COM KATE SPADE CHARCOAL FLORAL DINNERWARE, $80 FOR A FOUR-PIECE PLACE SETTING. BLOOMINGDALES, (404) 4952800; BLOOMING DALES.COM; “FRUITS D’AUTOMNE” POLKA DOT FABRIC BY EDMOND PETIT AND “RUE DE ST. PERES” FABRIC BY LELIEVRE. BOTH AVAILABLE THROUGH JERRY PAIR OBELISKS WITH CRUSHED EGG-SHELL FINISH. AVAILABLE THROUGH AINSWORTHNOAH AND 1STDIBS.COM 1920S PORTABLE FRENCH SOFA BED, $3,800. THE GABLES ANTIQUES, 711 MIAMI CIR. NE, ATLANTA 30324. (404) 231-0734; THEGABLESANTIQUES.COM; 1STDIBS.COM LA CORNUE CHÂTEAU 150 RANGE IN ICY BLUE, FROM $40,000. AS SHOWN WITH ISLAND CONFIGURATION, $103,150. DESIGN GALLERIA KITCHEN & BATH STUDIO. (404) 261-0111; DESIGNGALLERIA.NET 14

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Experience The New Southern Legacy HOME & LIFESTYLE TOUR - FALL 2011

The magic begins... The magnicent 1920’s Gothic-Tudor mansion will capture the spirit of the holidays as it is transformed by Atlanta’s top interior and oral designers in this spectacular event. • Themed Rooms • Holiday Shopping • Family Activities • Aeolian Pipe Organ Music • Artist Studio

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LEAVE YOUR ROSETTA STONE AT HOME. WHETHER YOU PREFER THE SIGHTS OF VENICE, THE SMELLS OF TUSCANY, THE STYLE OF MILAN OR THE SERENITY OF FLORENCE, FINDING ITALIAN STYLE IN ATLANTA HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER.

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ITALIAN-INSPIRED HOME BY HISTORICAL CONCEPTS, 981 DAVIS DR. NW, ATLANTA 30327, $10,000,000. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT THROUGH GLENNIS BEACHAM AT BEACHAM & COMPANY, REALTORS. (404) 261-6300; BEACHAM.COM FARROW & BALL’S ITALIAN-INSPIRED “CRIVELLI TRELLIS” WALLPAPER. AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER. ARMISTEAD PAINTS, 4314 ROSWELL RD., ATLANTA 30342. (404) 255-6661; ARMISTEADPAINTS.COM; FARROW-BALL.COM ITALIAN VILLA HUMIDOR BY STEVE VIGAR DESIGNS, $2,100. (925) 699-3514; TAIGAN.COM RECIPES FROM AN ITALIAN SUMMER (PHAIDON, $40). SOUTH OF MARKET “SOPRANO” FABRIC BY ARDECORA AND “WATERCOLOUR PUDDLE” FABRIC BY DE LA CUONA. BOTH AVAILABLE THROUGH AINSWORTH-NOAH NEAPOLITAN COFFEE MAKER BY ALESSI, $457. SWITCHMODERN, 1193 HOWELL MILL RD. NW, ATLANTA 30318. (404) 605-0196; SWITCHMODERN.COM MISSONI HOME “SDRAIO” DECK CHAIR, $1,860. ROCHE BOBOIS, 3400 AROUND LENOX RD., SUITE 204, ATLANA 30326. (404) 467-1900; MISSONIHOME.IT; ROCHE-BOBOIS.COM PAIR OF LARGE 19TH CENTURY ITALIAN OIL PAINTINGS ON CANVAS, $8,500. WILLIAM WORD FINE ANTIQUES, 707 & 709 MIAMI CIR. NE, ATLANTA 30324. (404) 233-6890; WILLIAMWORDANTIQUES.COM; 1STDIBS.COM SWANK LIGHTING BARBINI VINTAGE MURANO LAMPS ON BLACK MARBLE, $4,400 FOR THE PAIR. THE MERCANTILE, 1430 DRESDEN DR. NE, SUITE B-100, ATLANTA 30319. (877) 855-3853; MERCANTILEATLANTA.COM “AERIAL VENICE” PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL HAGEDORN, PRINTS PRICED FROM $1,800. HAGEDORN FOUNDATION GALLERY, 425 PEACHTREE HILLS AVE. NE, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 492-7718; HF GALLERY.ORG

LITTLE BLACK BOOK When stylist, tastemaker and TV personality Annette Joseph isn’t making the rounds on the Atlanta style scene, you can find her at her villa in Italy, where she summers. Back in the ATL, here’s how she gets her Italian fix: DRESS One of her favorite Italian finds available in Atlanta includes the Magaschoni collection of Italian cashmere clothing for women, available through Erika Reade. erikareade.com DECORATE For contemporary Italian furniture, Joseph heads to SWITCHMODERN on Atlanta’s Westside. switchmodern.com EAT Joseph pulls up a stool to Antico Pizza for the most authentic pizza in town. anticopizza.it SEE Joseph never misses Atlanta’s own Italian Film Festival. cinemaitaly.com


Is your kitchen one for the books? How about our January 2012 Kitchen of the Year issue?

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KITCHEN OF THE YEAR CONTEST

This juried yearly competition is an institution in Atlanta design, bringing together many of Atlanta’s leading experts in kitchens and baths, who will review your submissions and determine which metro-area spaces deserve the designation of Kitchen of the Year. The winners will be professionally photographed and published in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ January 2012 issue, and the more projects you enter, the better your chances to win.

The deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2011. To read complete rules and to DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM, visit our homepage at

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▼ WORKS BY THE PROLIFIC RADCLIFFE BAILEY REMAIN ON VIEW AT THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART THIS MONTH. COMPRISING DIVERSE FORMS, MEDIA AND MATERIALS FOR WALL SCULPTURES AS WELL AS PAINTINGS, WORKS ON PAPER, METAL GLASS AND MORE, BAILEY’S PIECES COMBINE THE RICH INFLUENCES OF TRADITIONAL AFRICAN ART WITH THEMES FROM A CHECKERED AMERICAN PAST. TITLED “MEMORY AS MEDICINE,” THE COLLECTION OF 37 WORKS OFFERS A STIRRING PICTURE OF BLACK ATLANTIC CULTURE CREATED DURING TWO HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE DECADES AS AN ARTIST. THROUGH 9/11. 1280 PEACHTREE ST. NE, ATLANTA 30309. (404) 733-4444; HIGH.ORG

▲ DESIGN ENTHUSIASTS WILL BE DELIGHTED BY THE LATEST EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF DESIGN ATLANTA, WHICH UNFURLS A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE BATH’S EVOLUTION. FROM VICTORIAN ENGLAND’S “BELLE EPOQUE” ERA TO THE HYPERMODERN CREATIONS OF PHILIPPE STARCK AND PATRICIA URQUIOLA, SHOWN, THE EXHIBIT PRESENTS MESMERIZING IMAGES, DESIGN OBJECTS, SENSATIONAL PROJECTIONS AND A GRAPHIC TIMELINE OF BATH DESIGN OVER THE DECADES. THROUGH 9/24. 1315 PEACHTREE ST. NE, ATLANTA 30309. (404) 979-6455; MUSEUMOFDESIGN.ORG

 THE WORKS OF LATE VALENCIAN ARTIST JOSE BARBERA ARE KNOWN AS MUCH FOR THEIR SUBTLE COLOR AND CELEBRATION OF ATMOSPHERIC PERSPECTIVE AS THEIR WAY OF IGNITING CURIOSITY FOR THE INTERSECTION OF NATURE AND CIVILIZATION. ON VIEW AT R. ALEXANDER GALLERY, THEY PAIR BEAUTIFULLY WITH THE PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS OF FELLOW SPANIARD GINER BUENO, WHICH PAY TRIBUTE TO THE ROMANTICISM OF HIS NATIVE VALENCIA COAST. 8/3-8/31. 309 EAST PACES FERRY RD., SUITE 105, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 841-1184; RALEXANDERGALLERY.COM

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 AT WHITESPACE, ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS FROM AUBURN UNIVERSITY JOIN SEASONED ARTISTS BARRETT FELDMAN, SEANA REILLY AND ANN STEWART TO INVESTIGATE NOTIONS OF SPACE, STRUCTURE, MAPPING AND MOTION. STOP-MOTION VIDEOS BY THE STUDENTS AUGMENT A DISPLAY OF PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURES FASHIONED FROM WASTE MATERIALS IN THIS ARTFUL STUDY OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SPACE IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD. 8/5-9/3; OPENING RECEPTION 8/5, 7-10 P.M. 814 EDGEWOOD AVE., ATLANTA 30307. (404) 6881892; WHITESPACE814.COM


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ILLUSTRATION BY ABBI WILLIAMS



At my age, I’ve got this summer thing figured out. Rule No. 1: Don’t spend too much time outdoors unless it’s by the pool, and even then, only for an hour or two. Rule No. 2: Quench your thirst with lots of wine spritzers, but not too many if you plan to break my first rule and spend all day out in the sun. Otherwise, a dehydrated disaster could ensue. What other tips do I have for making the best of a sticky situation? Well… ~ Sidle up to the bar at Local Three for a flight of bourbon and some crispy pork rinds. These little snacks are so tasty that you’ll squeal with delight. ~ Spend the weekends in Highlands, like I do. It really is 10 degrees cooler than Atlanta. Or maybe it only feels that way, thanks to all of that ice in my gin-and-tonics. ~ End your lunch at Miller Union with one of its homemade ice cream sandwiches, and then end your day at home with a bowl of Greenwood peppermint ice cream. Who says you can’t eat ice cream twice in one day? ~ Go see a movie—any movie—just so you can freeze in the air-conditioned theater. It’s sweater weather yearround at the AMC! ~ Fix some ’mater sandwiches with white bread, Duke’s mayo and juicy tomatoes purchased from Tommy Smith’s produce truck on Maple Drive in Buckhead. ~ Seek shelter from the sun at the High Museum, especially to see the “Modern by Design” exhibit. ~ Tuck a gardenia bloom behind your ear for a Blanche DuBois-type moment. ~ Lounge by the St. Regis pool while drinking a West Paces Mary. And don’t forget to bring a trashy novel to read. My recommendation? Jackie Collins’ Poor Little Bitch Girl! ~ Plan on reelin’ in the years with Steely Dan in concert at Chastain Park Ampitheater. ~ Keep calm and carry on while Souper Jenny is on her August sabbatical. ~ Cruise Whole Foods while wearing something outrageous. My Madame Grès turban always turns a few heads.

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WHERE TO GO: >> SPRIG RESTAURANT’S DEBUT FARMERS MARKET CONTINUES THROUGH AUGUST. EVERY SATURDAY, THE DECATUR EATERY TRANSFORMS AN ADJACENT PARKING LOT INTO A MECCA OF FRESH PRODUCE, MEATS AND OTHER WHOLESOME GOODNESS, SUCH AS HAND-POURED JAM. EACH WEEK, SPRIG’S HEAD CHEF CHRIS NEFF AND MARKET VENDORS PRESENT DEMONSTRATIONS RANGING FROM PICKLING TO COFFEE PRESSING. 8:30-11:30 A.M., THROUGH WINTER. 2860 LAVISTA RD., DECATUR 30033. (404) 248-9700; SPRIGRESTAURANT.COM >> CANOE RESTAURANT CELEBRATES THE END OF SUMMER IN TRUE SOUTHERN FASHION WITH A BARBECUE SOIRÉE BENEFITTING THE SAVE THE HOOCH CAMPAIGN. AMID LIVE MUSIC, GUESTS WILL FEAST ON SAVORY DISHES WHIPPED UP BY CHEF CARVEL GRANT GOULD USING FRESH, LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS. SWEETWATER BREWERY’S TRADEMARK LOCAL BEERS WILL COMPLEMENT THE SUMMERTIME FARE. ADVANCE TICKETS, $25. 8/13, 1-4 P.M. 4199 PACES FERRY PL., NW, ATLANTA 30339. (770) 432-2663; CANOEATL.COM

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>> INCREASING THE CHILL FACTOR THIS SULTRY SUMMER IS SPICE MARKET’S “90 DEGREE FREEZE” PROMOTION, CULMINATING AT THIS MONTH’S END. WHEN THE WEATHER CHANNEL REPORTS TEMPERATURES TOPPING 90 DEGREES, SPICE MARKET PATRONS SPENDING A MINIMUM OF $5 CAN COOL OFF WITH COMPLIMENTARY ICE CREAM OR SORBET FROM THE RESTAURANT’S ROSTER OF UNIQUE FLAVORS, INCLUDING GREEN TEA, BANANA CASHEW AND PASSION FRUIT. THROUGH 8/31. 188 14TH ST., NE, ATLANTA 30361. (404) 724-2550; SPICEMARKETATLANTA.COM

This summer, beloved food establishments have broadened their reach to new corners of the city—a testament to Atlanta’s burgeoning culinary landscape. >> MORELLI’S GOURMET ICE CREAM SCOOPS UP A SECOND LOCATION IN ATLANTA. IN ADDITION TO SERVING UP ICE CREAM, GELATO AND SORBET IN MOUTHWATERING FLAVORS (THINK SALTED CARAMEL AND KRISPY KREME), THE ESTABLISHMENT BOASTS MILKSHAKES AND SUNDAE BARS THAT FEATURE A SELECTION OF ROTATING CREATIONS BY CELEBRATED CHEF KEVIN GILLESPIE. 1220 CAROLINE ST.,

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>> THE COOK’S WAREHOUSE OPENS THE DOORS TO ITS FOURTH LOCATION—AND THE FIRST ONE OUTSIDE THE PERIMETER—IN EAST COBB THIS MONTH, GIVING SUBURBAN GOURMANDS EASIER ACCESS TO THE STORE’S EXPANSIVE COOKWARE AND APPLIANCE SELECTIONS, AS WELL AS COOKING CLASSES TAUGHT IN THE DEMONSTRATION KITCHEN. 12851325 JOHNSON FERRY RD., MARIETTA 30068. COOKSWAREHOUSE.COM

CHEF CYRILLE HOLOTA HAS BEEN NAMED EXECUTIVE CHEF OF BLT STEAK ATLANTA, AS FORMER TOP TOQUE JEAN-LUC MONGODIN MAKES HIS WAY TO LONDON’S RESTAURANT SCENE. HOLOTA IS SET TO INTRODUCE TANTALIZING BLACKBOARD MENU SPECIALS THAT WILL REFLECT HIS CLASSICAL FRENCH TRAINING. 45 IVAN ALLEN JR. BLVD., ATLANTA 30308. (404) 577-7601; BLTSTEAK.COM HISTORIC ROSWELL WELCOMES NEW SOUTHERN FINE-DINING RESTAURANT TABLE & MAIN. EXECUTIVE CHEF TED LAHEY, FORMERLY OF PRICCI, CRAFTS A DELECTABLE, REGIONALLY INSPIRED MENU THAT INCLUDES GRILLED GEORGIA TROUT WITH CAULIFLOWER, PORK TOPPED WITH AN ORANGE-AND-MOLASSES GLAZE AND HOUSEMADE BOURBON BUTTER PECAN ICE CREAM. 1028 CANTON ST., ROSWELL 30075. TABLEANDMAIN.COM

ATLANTA 30307. (404) 584-2500; MORELLISICECREAM.COM >> FARM BURGER ADDS A SECOND LOCATION THIS SUMMER, THIS ONE IN BUCKHEAD’S TOWER PLACE. KNOWN FOR ITS GRASS-FED BEEF BURGERS, THE RUSTIC EATERY WILL CONTINUE TO SOURCE ITS DELICIOUSLY FRESH INGREDIENTS—SUCH AS VINERIPENED TOMATOES, ARUGULA AND PICKLED JALAPEÑOS—FROM LOCAL CO-OP FARMS. 3365 PIEDMONT RD., ATLANTA 30305. (404) 378-5077; FARMBURGER.NET

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>> CACAO UNVEILS ITS SECOND VIRGINIA-HIGHLAND LOCATION THIS MONTH, NEIGHBORING FELLOW ARTISANAL FOOD-CENTRIC BOUTIQUE BELLA CUCINA. WHILE PASTRIES AND OTHER SWEET GOODS ARE BAKED DAILY ON SITE, GOURMET CHOCOLATE CONFECTIONS ARE “IMPORTED” FROM CACAO’S ORIGINAL INMAN PARK LOCATION—ALL FOR PATRONS TO ENJOY IN THE NEW OUTPOST’S CHARMING INDOOR OR OUTDOOR SEATING. 1064 NORTH HIGHLAND AVE., NE, ATLANTA 30306. (404) 2219090; CACAOATLANTA.COM

CHEF-RESTAURATEUR RICCARDO ULLIO INTRODUCED ATLANTANS TO HIS MEXICAN TEQUILA BAR AND CANTINA, ESCORPION, THIS SUMMER. COMPLEMENTING THE EXTENSIVE AGAVE-BASED SIPPING SELECTIONS IS A DINING MENU FULL OF AUTHENTIC LATIN FLAVORS, TRANSLATED BY CHEFS EDGAR CRUZ AND MARIA PALMA INTO CONTEMPORARY DISHES SUCH AS CINNAMONLACED MOLE WITH CHICKEN. 800 PEACHTREE ST., NE, ATLANTA 30308. (678) 666-5198

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The Brooklyn Faucet: The definition of industrial style. Exposed brick and beams, rehabbed factories adapted as lofts, understated solid brass faucetry finished in oil-rubbed bronze: this is industrial chic. Inspired by mid-century gate valves, the Brooklyn faucet _ a collaboration between New York design studio, Incorporated Architecture & Design, and Brooklyn-based Watermark Designs _ exceeds the requirements of modern design. Resembling spokes connected to the axle of a Ferris wheel, Brooklyn’s handles radiate a distinct, historical style treasured by urban loyalists. Raw yet refined, the Brooklyn faucet is an industrial artifact that emulates the famed artisanal borough from which it hails.

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Bluegrass Bourbon & BBQ Flavors magazine and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles teamed up with Four Roses Bourbon and the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta for a foot stompin’ kickoff luncheon for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Four Seasons Atlanta Park 75 Chef Robert Gerstenecker hosted guest chefs Donnie Ferneau, Adam Sobel and Nick Seabergh, each putting his own regional twist on BBQ—everything from oysters to watermelon-basil granita, pork sliders and BBQ Shrimp Ban Mi to BBQ Peanuts—paired with specialty cocktails made with Four Roses bourbon. After the pig-out, guests exercised to pickin’ and grinnin’ Bluegrass music provided by Smokey’s Farmland Band. Photos: pshone.com

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The Best Lawn Party in Georgia Although tornadoes swept through Kingston Downs on Steeplechase Eve, fans arrived early to enjoy activities including pony and camel rides, rock climbing, hat parade and contest and getting to watch the Disney Road Crew and the Georgia Aquarium dolphin experience. Complete Zen, ridden by Richard Boucher and trained by Lilleth Boucher won by a nose in the $50,000 Georgia Cup. BeneďŹ ciaries are the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and Camp Southern Ground—the passion project of GRAMMY Award-winning musician Zac Brown. For more information about the Atlanta Steeplechase, visit atlantasteeplechase.org.

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CDA’s Down Home Derby takes in a Big Win “The Run for the Roses” was again the backdrop for the third annual Child Development Association Down Home Derby on May 7th. Held at Fortitude Farms at Yellow House, one of Milton GA’s premier equestrian facilities, the event raised critical scholarship funds to benefit children of low-income families of North Fulton county. For more information on the CDA, visit www.cdakids.org. Photos: katebyarsphotography.com.

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The Cashiers Historical Society Presents the 14th Annual

Cashiers Designer Showhouse

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“Reflections”

AUGUST 20  SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 Cashiers Designer Showhouse

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Tickets to the showhouse can be purchased at the Cashiers Chamber


The Cashiers Historical Society Presents the 14th Annual

Cashiers Designer Showhouse™ SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 at

“Reflections” 

VAN SHUTTLE PARKING Grandy Christmas Tree Farm Two miles east on Highway 64 from Cashiers Crossroads, Turn on Cedar Creek Road to Breedlove Road, Turn right on Breedlove Road heading to Grandy Tree Farm

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 31, 2011

HOURS Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

SHOWHOUSE BENEFITS The Cashiers Historical Society, Inc.

2011 GRANT RECIPIENT Cashiers Valley Community Council

PREVIEW PATRON PARTY Friday, August 19, 6 p.m. Catering by Lee Epting, Athens, Georgia Entertainment by ANITA (Anita Brown and Band)

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 20 – Luncheon and book signing at The Country Club of Sapphire Valley Featured speakers: Mary McDonald & Nathan Turner 11 a.m. $100 per person Sunday, August 21: Designer Book Signing Day Featuring: Charles Faudree, James Farmer, Mary Palmer Dargan 1 – 4 p.m. FREE with General Admission

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Corporate Sponsors Cashiers Designer Showhouse™ would like to thank these sponsors for their participation and support:



MEDIA SPONSOR

The 2011 Showhouse Committee 

SHOWHOUSE CHAIR:

PATRON PARTY:

Linda Pellegrini

Alice Stanly & Ann Summers

CASHIERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHAIR:

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Dave Dimling

Ann Austin & Carol Higginbotham

HONORARY CHAIRS:

AUCTION COMMITTEE:

Nancy & Holcombe T. Green Jr.

Linda Pellegrini & Alice Scanlon

CASHIERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIAISON:

PRINTING:

Alice Scanlon

Lisa Richards

2011 GRANT RECIPIENT:

PROGRAM:

Cashiers Valley Community Council – Sandy Hardy, President

Lisa Richards

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY:

PR & ADVERTISING:

Diane Stumm

Jeff Alt, Suzanne Bloom, Lisa Richards & Gloria Weir

CONTRACTS & INSURANCE:

SHOWHOUSE SHOPS:

Lindsay Builder & Arlene Hendrix

Rebecca Wiler

DESIGN COORDINATOR:

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Laura Jane Stanton

Lynn Wirth

FINANCE:

SPONSORS:

Debbie Bennett

Dave Dimling, Alice Scanlon & Lana Valenta

HISTORY:

STAFF:

Jane Gibson Nardy LUNCH:

Lydia Doyle, Executive Director of CHS & Betty Morris, Administrative Assistant

Sandy Hart & Sandra Reckell

TICKETING & PROGRAM ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

PRESALE TICKETS:

Arlene Hendrix & Betty Morris

Leslie Fox

TRANSPORTATION:

MEDIA SPONSOR:

Sandy Hardy & Mark Jones

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

VOLUNTEERS:

MERCHANTS MARKET:

Elaine Hunt & Debbie Sheaf

Robin Ashmore & Cherie Tibbetts

HOUSE CHAIR:

Margaret Kaminer Cashiers Designer Showhouse

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This 1928 nostalgic mountain estate has long been admired by all who live or visit at Highlands Country Club in the resort mountain village of Highlands, North Carolina. Always known as “Fourth Cottage�, this premier estate sits on 1.68 acres and offers a main home plus 2 guest cottages & carriage house- each dressed with poplar bark & mountain finishes. With one of the most coveted views in Highlands overlooking the 18th Hole & lake, the signature covered bridge & white swans, this is truly a legacy property worthy of passing down from generation to generation. Contact Meadows Mountain Realty for more information or the schedule a private viewing or visit: www.4thcottage.com

535 B MAIN STREET, HIGHLANDS, NORTH CAROLINA | 866.526.3558 |

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Treat yourself to a treasure or get a jump start on Christmas gifts to delight those hard-to-please relatives! Stop by our unique Showhouse Shops. A percentage of the proceeds from each purchase benefits the Cashier’s Designer Showhouse™.

Showhouse Shops 

Located at

“Reflections”

LITTLE THINGS ANTIQUES Rosemary Smith Unique “smalls,” including glass vases, illustrated books, platters and unusual boxes.

HANDCRAFTED COUTURE JEWELRY Gay Harrison Precious and semi-precious stones and metals are used to create unique designer pieces of art.

HIGH TEA COOKIES Suzanne Johnson Cookies made from scratch, hand-rolled, cut, baked and decorated. Hundreds of cutters for year-round celebrations!

CAROLETTA’S CAKES Carol Chanin Homemade baked goods to please any palate!

SWIZZLEWARE Jennifer Sierzega Custom beaded silverware

Merchants Market 

Located at

“Reflections”

Ever wish that the great shops in Cashiers were all in one location? Visit the Merchants Market in the Barn on the Showhouse grounds, where you will find a sampling of their merchandise. Here’s a glimpse of what will be available: A Village Garden

High Hampton Inn

Flower, herb, succulent and shade container gardens and baskets

Selection of jellies and soaps, books by local authors

Bear Paw Design

Midnight Farms

Rustic chic floral accents and handmade wooden vases

Outdoor rustic furniture and decorative wall baskets

Bound’s Cave

Monday and Martin

Hand-woven, hooked and antiques rugs

Lamps, pillows and home furnishings

Bumpkins

Nora & Co.

Herb-scented candles, glass-lined wicker baskets

Gifts for all ages and all occasions, including jewelry and body products by Thymes and Elizabeth W.

Chapter 2 Home and garden coffee table books, reading pillows, unique bookmarks and pens

The Corner Store Reisenthel bags, Klutch educational toys for children and more

Details of Cashiers

The Catbird Seat

Tea towels, anywhere pillows, goat milk soap, body butter and potpourri

Staffordshire, Imari and assorted antiques

Fiddlehead Designs

19C English antique furniture, books by British authors and an assortment of local pottery

Vivianne Metzger Antiques Unique botanical-inspired gift items

GG’s Consignments*ETC Potting and garden accessories

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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 soon focused on restoring the circa-1850 Zachary-Tolbert House. This work has now been completed thanks to Wendy and Tom Dowden who purchased the house and donated it to the Society with the stipulation that it would be stabilized and carefully restored. Professionals and experts in the field were called in to do the restoration work and advise the group. The Zachary-Tolbert House was added to the National Register of Historic Places and the Plain-style furniture found throughout the house—said to be 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 Gibson 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 also offered. A yearly “Village Heritage Award” encourages the adaptive reuse of our older commercial and public buildings. Each spring, the Society sponsors the Jan Wyatt Symposium and Heritage Apple Day. THIRD AND FOURTH GRADERS LEARN ABOUT CASHIERS HISTORY 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 first annual Cashiers Historical Society Antiques Show will be held in October. The Zachary-Tolbert House now houses 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 inaugural event on a cold November day, the Cashiers Historical Society is flourishing in the 21st century. For more information and to join the Cashiers Historical Society, please visit cashiershistoricalsociety.org, email info@cashiershistoricalsociety.org or call (828) 743-7710.

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Landmark Realty Group is pleased to be a special event sponsor at the 2011 Cashiers Designer Showhousetm. Each year a special home is chosen by the Cashiers Historical Society to take center stage and serve as a backdrop for designers and local artisans to showcase -Sam Lupas, co-founder their talents. This year the outstanding home, “Reflections” atop of Cedar Creek Mountain was chosen.

As the leading agency on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, the objective at Landmark Realty Group continues to be providing our clients with the personal care and representation expected by the discerning Real Estate investor.

Being top in any industry market is a position that is earned by providing excellent service. It is Landmark’s pleasure to exceed expectations and we look forward to helping you realize your dream of mountain living. -Jane Ebberts, co-founder

Landmark’s own broker associate, Lou Blanc, had the distinct privilege of selling the 2010 Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Lou’s many years of real

estate experience and vast knowledge of the area introduced a perfect client to this astonishing home which led to the sale last Fall. Congratulations to Lou! Author, Interior Designer - Mary McDonald and Interior Designer Nathan Turner will be giving a lecture on interior design. Landmark Realty Group is proud to present this event and invites you to join us on Saturday, August 20th. Mary and Nathan are accomplished interior designers and appear in Million Dollar Decorator on the Bravo channel.

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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 Cashiers Valley Community THE NEWLY RENOVATED THRIFT SHOP AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER Center (CVCC). 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 2011 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 Chair thanks the CVCC for its dedication of time and manpower for our event. The CVCC volunteers provide transportation for all who visit the showhouse.

Join us at the Luncheon and Booksigning SATURDAY, AUGUST 20th Lectures from: Mary McDonald and Nathan Turner Tickets $100; includes luncheon and lectures MELISSA LEDFORD, BOARD PRESIDENT, ALONG WITH HOWARD MEISTER AND LARRY MORRIS, VOLUNTEERS, PREPARES FOOD FOR DISTRIBUTION AT FISHES AND LOAVES.

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CROSS CREEKS FARM Snowbird Community, Jackson County, NC

Exquisite Equestrian Estate consisting of 158 acres at elevations over 4000 feet; 20 minutes to the center of Cashiers.

• Custom built Main House with 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Half Baths • 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Timber Peg Guest House with kitchen and laundry • 36x48’ Barn with 4 large stalls, full bath, laundry, manager’s office • 30+/- acres in fenced Pasture, plus access to Snowbird’s private 1250 acre trail system

$3,520,000

McKee Properties, Inc. P.O. Box 523 • 619 Hwy 107 S. • Cashiers, North Carolina 28717 828.743.3411 •www.mckeeproperties.com

Exclusively marketed by BETH TOWNSEND Vice President

(828) 421-6193 beth@cashiers.com


History of “Reflections” 

Enjoying elevations of up to 4160 feet, with rolling pastures and grassy lawns, “Reflections” is a nature lover’s paradise. The home is just four miles from the town center, yet it rests in a serene, secluded world of its own: a beautiful 42acre sanctuary that adjoins 600 additional acres of conservation land, ensuring its privacy and natural grandeur will remain unspoiled for years to come. The home is a true Southern masterpiece, created from logs reclaimed from 1930s Tennessee Valley Authority construction sites. The beams for the main house came from old Tennessee barns and cabins flooded during the building of the Chickamauga Dam and Lake. The beams are poplar and are about 180 years old. The main building was built in 1967 by Eunice and Rupert Colemore of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. The Colemores added the end wing in 1971. It was an original log cabin that was dismantled and rebuilt with each beam numbered. The screened-in porch was formerly open-air and was called a “dog run” in these houses. The current music room and library are the original two rooms of the cabin with sleeping quarters above. Kate and Mitchell Watson purchased the home in the fall of 1993 and completely renovated the property while still keeping the warmth and charm of the logs. The estate’s outbuildings include a two-car carport, an upper barn, a lower barn and a pond pavilion. The pavilion is a charming spot to take in the splendor of the surroundings, and terraced perennial gardens provide a colorful accent to the lush setting. This tranquil oasis is beautifully graced by a lake, dock, three ponds and numerous walking trails. The Watsons call their mountain and this property “home” and are grateful to those who came before them for what they accomplished.

LAKESIDE DOCK

UPPER BARN ORIGINAL ART BY JANE SMITHERS TO BE AUCTIONED OFF AT PATRONS PARTY

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Lynn Monday, designer | 790 Hwy 107 South, Cashiers, NC 28717 phone 828 743-2094 | fax 828 743-6103 | lynnceleste@nctv.com | www.mondayshouseofdesign.com


Special Events 

Saturday, August 20 Luncheon, speakers’ program and book signing at The Country Club of Sapphire Valley Featured Speakers: Mary McDonald & Nathan Turner 11 A.M.

Mary McDonald

Nathan Turner

A third-generation Angeleno, but a world traveler, Mary McDonald’s gorgeous feminine interiors have graced the cover of many major magazines, including Town & Country, Veranda, House & Garden and House Beautiful. Trained at Parsons, her early career as a milliner clearly informs the “couture chic” and the ravishing finishes that now detail her work. Extensive travel—from China to Turkey, from Russia to South Africa—inspires her talent in combining bold patterns, Chinoserie and Indian influences with California contemporary. Dubbed the “decorating daredevil” by Domino, she’s the glamour behind the refurbishment of Buster Keaton’s legendary villa and the perfection-driven fearless one in her newest role on Bravo’s “Million Dollar Decorators.”

A fourth-generation Californian, Nathan Turner grew up in the San Francisco bay area and spent glorious weekends at his family’s Northern California ranch. That lifestyle bred his taste for adventure and his love of cooking. A degree in business and travels in France and Italy, as well as abundant opportunities to absorb European languages, the art histories and culinary traditions, have all informed his wildly successful eponymous shop on North Almont Drive in the center of L.A. Turner’s store is a must-stop for designers from coast to coast; his parties, his products and designs have been featured in Domino, Vogue Living, Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Food & Wine. Turner’s happy nature and firmly rooted sense of place make him the ultimate stylemaker in the group of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Decorators.”

This event is presented by

Sunday, August 21 Designer Book Signing Day Featuring: Charles Faudree, Mary Palmer Dargan and James Farmer 1  4 P.M. Join our three resident authors in their rooms for an afternoon of book signings. From a book that is already a primer for landscape design, to the latest on living outdoors and the greatest new design “must-haves,” all three of our treasured authors will pen a special note for guests. Simply purchase a regular daily ticket, buy any or all of the books at our Showhouse shop and then visit with these favorite authors. The following will be available for purchase: Charles Faudree Details by Charles Faudree with Francesanne Tucker (Gibbs Smith, $40) A Time to Plant: Southern Style Garden Living by James T. Farmer III (Gibbs Smith, $40) Timeless Landscape Design: The Four-Part Master Plan by Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan, ASLA (Gibbs Smith, $24.99)

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.

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THE BEST ANTIQUES ARE FOUND IN CASHIERS

Pure And Simple. BOUND’S CAVE 337 US Hwy. 64 East 828 743-5493 boundscave.com

RYAN AND COMPANY ANTIQUES

D. ESTES ANTIQUES, ETC. 113 Hwy. 64 East 828 743-5632

DOVETAIL ANTIQUES 252 Hwy 107 South 828 743-1800

549 Hwy. 107 South 828 743-3612 ryanandcompanyantiques.com

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VIVIANNE METZGER ANTIQUES

32 Canoe Pointe 828 743-3172 rusticks.com

31 Canoe Pointe 828 743-0642 vmantiques.com

45 Chestnut Square 828 743-5522

CASHIERS, NORTH CAROLINA Photography: Janet Cummings

Interior Design: Susie Currie Design, LLC


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10 DINING ROOM Toby West 11 KITCHEN AND BUTLER’S PANTRY Audrey Wood and Cheryl Benitez 12 GALLERY OF DOGS Sally Johannessen 13 MUSIC ROOM Tammy Connor 14 DOG TROT Kris Nelson 15 LIBRARY Lynn Monday 16 ACORN BEDROOM Judy Henson and Carol Hartley 17 WRITER’S RETREAT Barbara Heath

FRONT PORCH Dianne Estes

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Featured Designers

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STONE TERRACE

James Farmer JAMES FARMER INC. Kathleen, Georgia (478) 988-9494 jamesfarmer.com

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James Farmer Inc., formed in 2005, is a small design firm specializing in gardens, florals and interiors across the South. Farmer brings a unique blend of down-home knowledge and passion to his gardening, design and architecture. He has been featured in Southern Living and Traditional Home magazines as well as the book Private Gardens of Georgia. Farmer’s first tome, A Time to Plant ($40, Gibbs-Smith) is a part of his mantra of “garden living”: enriching one’s life with the grace of the garden.

GEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK

I love to be surrounded and influenced by nature. The planters, floral arrangements and fabrics all reflect my love of nature, which is evident in my own home and the homes and gardens of my clients. WHAT IS YOUR BIG-

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS?

Three things not to miss in the entry terrace are comfort and elegance in a garden setting, traditional and new elements melded as one space, and lush plantings welcoming homeowners and guests alike to the lovely home.

WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU

IT? My biggest design rule is to make a plan and stick with it. But leave room for unexpected finds along the way. This “stick to the plan” rule is also the fun one to break, for a plan is a wonderful guide but can always afford the homeowner a springboard to veer into a fun new course or action. Classic bones, traditional but not stuffy lines and the added element of surprise will ensure a lovely space. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? Changes I’m seeing in my clients’ mountain homes are the deterrence from heavy and dark finishes to lighter, more streamlined furnishings. And, of course, the view is the best piece of artwork in many mountain homes. Also important is local color in art and accessories, as craftsmanship is gaining headway and presence in many of these homes.

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Charles Faudree CHARLES FAUDREE INC. Tulsa, Oklahoma (918) 747-9706 charlesfaudree.com Charles Faudree’s four decades as an interior designer have allowed him to work throughout the United States and Europe. Faudree is a prolific designer and author of four books, with a fifth book, Charles Faudree Details, to be released in late August. He has also been featured in many design and shelter magazines. Faudree lectures all over the country on his design philosophy. In addition to his design and retail work, he has collaborated with Vervain to create his own fabric line. He resides in Tulsa where he has an antique shop and interior design studio.

THE ENTRY antique daybed and accessories. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME?

The Entry reflects the way I live in my home because of the casualness and the mix of European antiques from multiple cultures. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? My biggest design rule is: “It’s about the mix and not the match.” WHAT BIG CHANGES

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS

DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY?

SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The

The changes I see in the design of mountain homes are a lighter palette and cleaner lines.

three things in the room that visitors should be sure not to miss are the black forest clock,

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Carole Weaks CAROLE WEAKS INTERIORS Atlanta, Georgia (404) 233-6040 cweaksint.com Recognized for her classically based interiors, Carole Weaks is the principal designer of C. Weaks Interiors. With offices in Atlanta and Highlands, North Carolina, C. Weaks is a full-service design firm specializing in high-end residential projects. Weaks is a graduate of the University of Georgia, an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers and brings over 20 years of experience to her clients. Her timeless interiors have been featured in numerous books and publications including Veranda, Traditional Home, Southern Accents, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Atlanta Magazine. Weaks was recently the featured designer on the Elle Decor Designer Registry. She has been named Southeast Designer of the Year by the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and has received the ASID Gold Design Excellence Award. With projects throughout the country, Weaks continues to consider her clients’ individual tastes first, incorporating these into designs that are uniquely theirs. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The

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Fabric at the windows, such a great color against the wood walls, the custom upholstery pieces designed by Ainsworth-Noah for their new line and the clever screen in the corner that is upholstered with a colorful rug. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME?

The element I appreciate most is the mix of things I’ve collected just because I love them, not because they work in the room. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? I

don’t decorate willy-nilly without a plan, but when you see something you really, really love, I say get it—even if it’s not on your priority list. Even worse than buyer’s remorse is realizing too late that you’ve let a real treasure get away. Stay true to your tastes; you won’t be sorry. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY?

People no longer feel obligated to create a typical “mountain look” with all the predictable accessories, and thank heavens that the trend for artificially distressed wood and iron seems to have peaked. People are really just looking for comfortable homes that are compatible with their personal tastes.


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Tish Mills HARMONIOUS LIVING BY TISH MILLS, LLC Atlanta, Georgia (404) 814-3838 harmoniousliving.net A graduate of University of Georgia, Tish Mills founded her award-winning firm in 1999. She is known for creating balanced and peaceful spaces through the combination of color, materials and well-placed furnishings. Mills works primarily throughout the Southeast, but her work has expanded to the West Coast. She also has a growing number of commercial and hospitality projects throughout the Atlanta region. Mills has been published in numerous magazines and coffee table books on design. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The use of a sophisticated, yet unique, mix of color based on the 2012 palette. The room features a blend of texture that connects to the surroundings with today’s

most current twists. The furniture arrangement is unexpected. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME? While this room pushes color and texture, it is incredibly soothing and comfortable and in perfect balance. That is signature to any room that I design for myself or anyone else. Peacefulness and comfort are key! WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? Stay

true to what is the best reflection of the homeowner and the home. That rule, I do not break... or even bend. Any other rule is fair game. Most of all: have fun along the way. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? The stereotypical approach to mountain design is no longer the golden rule. I believe there needs to be a strong connection to the site and the surroundings and to the homeowner’s personality and lifestyle.

Debra Green

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ENGLISHGREEN INTERIORS Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-6301 english-green.com Debra Green relocated to the mountains of North Carolina from upstate New York in 1982 with a degree in interior design from Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, New York. After working in the area as a designer for several years, she opened English Green Interiors in 1998. The shop serves clients in the community and throughout the South. Green’s designs have enjoyed local and regional recognition in Laurel and Views. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The sofa, upholstered in a neutral linen, is a comfortable place to read and relax. The element of reclaimed in the desk and other pieces mixes with the rustic logs adds a touch of eclectic with a nod to green living. The printed Romo fabric is casual and subtle, adding colors and textures that are uplifting and easy to live with. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN

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YOUR OWN HOME? Comfort. I

live in my home and want it to be a comfortable place to work or put my feet up at the end of the day. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? My No. 1 rule in interior design is to have a plan for your vision. Determining what your needs and design preferences are before you start gives you the direction you need. Do we break the rules? Yes! Finding a wonderful antique piece of furniture or light fixture is what makes your house unique and truly yours. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? My clients are downsizing to lead simpler lifestyles in their vacation homes. This means lighter colors and finishes, simple patterns in fabric and fewer accessories. They are seeking quality pieces that make statements without adding clutter.

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Skip Ryan THE RYAN COMPANIES Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-4152 Ryancompany2@frontier.com Skip Ryan’s tastes are well-traveled. His early exposures to the best of Palm Beach and St. Petersburg, Chattanooga and Chapel Hill inform his work, but his style always begins and ends with those childhood summers in the Cashiers Valley. His soul rests with the old: his love of history, old things, old people and old towns. The Ryan Company shops invite visitors into collections that flow with deep felt regional sensitivities. His showhouse room exudes that knowledge of place. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? Three pieces that glow with ancient warmth: the Biedermeier, four Louis XVI fauteuils and an inlaid 18th-century walnut chest. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS

ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME? Antiques

whose provenance and history speak to me. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? Use strong colors; don’t if they overwhelm the antiques. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? From too many imposed items—antlers, brambles—to collections of more personal and cozy touches.

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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, ���ne 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. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? Visitors should be sure to notice the black bed, the use of black in the fabrics and bedding, and the window treatments. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME? I like a casual, very

“comfortable feeling” bedroom that includes a bed with loads of decorative pillows. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? I use eclectic furnishings—old, new, rustic, refined—and try to include one object you wouldn’t expect to see in the setting. I also try not to break the rule. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? A change I see in mountain homes today is toward slightly more contemporary design, inside and out.

Francie Hargrove FRANCIE HARGROVE INTERIORS Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-1700 franciehargrove.com A profound sense of style has always been innate to interior designer Francie Hargrove. Graduating from Brenau Women’s College with a Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, Hargrove began her design career in Atlanta, apprenticing with Bettye Fincher Interiors of Atlanta and Naples, Florida. At age 25, she launched her own design firm in Perry, Georgia. Hargrove has relocated to Cashiers where she maintains a specialty retail shop and interior design business. Today she is developing her own line of pillows, lamps, decorative accessories and upholstery and continues her passion for designing beautiful, timeless interiors. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The wonderful outdoor upholstery designed to withstand all of nature’s elements; it is both durable and exceptionally comfortable. The tall wood-turned floor lamps; every comfortable chair should have a great floor lamp! The reclaimed wood coffee table; its patterned wood top adds

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a soft touch to the large table. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME? The comfortable and inviting atmosphere of this porch reflects the way I live in my own home. My friends and family always seem to congregate on my porch because I have filled it with wonderful outdoor upholstery, plenty of cheerful fabrics and lighting to enjoy the cool summer evening in the mountains. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? The only design rule I have regards artificial flowers: “if it doesn’t grow, it’s gotta go!” I usually don’t break this rule. I do enjoy using dried or preserved flowers, especially in second homes. It gives a home a bit of freshness and color without being artificial. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? Homes have trended toward a more refined rustic design. We don’t see too many dark fabrics and paint colors anymore; everything is much brighter and more graceful. I’m glad, because I love white duck slipcovers, ticking and check fabrics, as well as soft linen panels on windows.

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Dianne Estes D. ESTES ANTIQUES Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-5632 mge41@charter.net Having been in the antique business since 1972 as a direct importer, Estes has owned shops in Columbus, Atlanta, Birmingham and Apalachicola, Florida. Her eclectic mix of antique, vintage and handcrafted items are results of extensive sourcing and travels to Europe. Her focus is on furnishing and accessorizing second homes. Estes resides in Cashiers, North Carolina and Columbus, Georgia, with her husband, Gordon, and their beloved dogs Chatty and Tipsy. WHAT ARE THE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD MAKE SURE NOT TO MISS? The fabulous view of the lake, the unusual locally crafted plant containers and the unique customized porch swing. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME?

I am a real porch potato! It is where I always go to relax, read and entertain. I believe the porch is one of the most important rooms in a mountain home. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? Don’t buy something just to “fill the space” while searching or saving for the perfect piece. If you have to, select something versatile to be used elsewhere at a later date. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? Bringing the inside outside with a stronger emphasis on outdoor living.

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DINING ROOM Toby West TOBY WEST INTERIORS/TOBY WEST LTD. Atlanta, Georgia (404) 233-7425 toby@hayes-west.com Toby West is widely respected as a classic interior designer with an expertise and proven talent for using period antiques, furniture and accessories in his decorating. He has operated successful businesses in both fields—interior design and antiques—for more than two decades through Toby West Interiors and Toby West Ltd. West’s passion and skill for incorporating fine textiles into his interior design work furthers his unique ability to bring comfort and warmth to each project. Glimpses of his work with traditional, resort, mountain and beach projects have been published in magazines such as Veranda, Southern Accents, Southern Living, Mountain Living, House Beautiful and Coastal Living.

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? Indigenous colors and floral subjects, coupled with the use of antiques, which together are conducive to a comfortable, casual lifestyle. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME?

Classic tradition. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST

DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT?

Keep it simple. To break it: “blow it out.” WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY?

More use of contemporary furniture and accessories, which is acceptable as long as the balance between new and old can be mastered.

Audrey Wood and Cheryl Benitez MOUNTAIN HOUSE Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-1000 cheryl@mountainhousefurnishings.com Cheryl Benitez and Audrey Wood comprise the design team for Mountain House in Cashiers, North Carolina. The duo has worked on many local design projects and is the buying and merchandising force behind the retail store that showcases its talents. Wood and Benitez are inspired by the hunt for vintage pieces and that “one of a kind” item that you want to build an entire room around. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? Visitors should definitely check out the “before” photo of the kitchen. It is proof that you can transform a space, even a kitchen, without having to replace everything in the room! WHAT ELEMENT IN

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GALLERY OF DOGS

THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME? We are both avid cooks and our families spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The space needs to be functional and hard-working, but still reflect a certain elegance and authenticity to the home. The surfaces in a kitchen should provide a great workspace, but also be true to the home’s style. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? There are no rules… that’s why they call it design! WHAT BIG CHANGES

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KITCHEN AND BUTLER’S PANTRY

DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY?

Whether it is new construction or a resale, today’s mountain style has more of an edge, and more of a rustic elegance. While traditional still reigns in the mountains, homeowners are more eager to incorporate finishes other than just wood and twigs. The use of color is also on the rise; gone are the days of just browns, beiges and greens.

Sally Johannessen DOVETAIL ANTIQUES Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-1800 dovetail-antiques.com Sally Johannessen of Dovetail Antiques is known for her unusual finds from France and beyond. She has helped homeowners from California to North Carolina acquire pieces that make their homes uniquely theirs. From an entire house to a treasure to hold in the palm of the hand, Johannessen knows where to find the best of everything. She brings it back home to offer in her store located in a repurposed garage in Cashiers. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? Take

note of the dogs’ names on collars and paintings. Note the attention to detail on the custom needlepoint pillows. And how can you miss the antique life size

French terra cotta bulldog? WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME?

Dogs, dogs, dogs! I have seven dogs of my own who give much more than they take. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? Balance through symmetry calms the soul but a little asymmetry balance makes life interesting. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? I see the return of color! A greige palette is a good starting point, but it’s soothing to have our beautiful colors of nature layered on top. I love a delicious persimmon paired with a deep pond turquoise.

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MUSIC ROOM

Tammy Connor TAMMY CONNOR INTERIOR DESIGN Birmingham, Alabama (205) 871-9797 tammyconnorid.com Tammy Connor is the principle of Tammy Connor Interior Design, which she founded in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1999. Since moving to Birmingham, her firm has built its reputation on creating timeless classic interiors infused with a casual Southern elegance. Connor’s attention to detail along with her relaxed approach to formal spaces results in interiors that are sophisticated yet inviting. Seamlessly integrating antiques, contemporary pieces, personal collections of clients and fabrics of varying textures with subtle yet studied color palettes are the trademarks of Connor’s interiors.

scheme is achieved through unexpected details. WHAT ELEMENTS IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME? A

relaxed yet sophisticated environment created by layering the fine and rustic reflects they way I live in my own home. I often combine elements with subtle textures and a warm color scheme, and I love for my designs to have a variety of ways in which one can enjoy them. This “music room” is a perfect example of this, as it can be used for a variety of social, musical and gaming activities. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? My design aesthetic leans toward the classic and timeless, but I love to add little surprises in my interiors to keep spaces exciting and inviting. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN

WHAT ARE THE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The

window treatment fabric was the inspiration for the room. The patterned floor is a custom design and is the unifying element of the space. The layered color

HOMES TODAY? Mountain homes today are less expected and are no longer only rustic, heavy and predictable. They have more of a seasonal balance to them, creating lighter interiors that have more flexibility to them.

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Kris Nelson WHITE RABBIT BOTANICALS Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-3700 Kristina_nelson2000@yahoo.com Kris Nelson, owner of White Rabbit Botanicals, is a native of Kentucky and a graduate of Western Carolina University. With an eye for eclectic objects and a love of plants and container gardening, Nelson opened her shop White Rabbit Botanicals in 2006. Purveying truly uncommon home and garden decor, Nelson also helps clients design and install creative outdoor spaces. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The restored antique garden seating, plant compositions and the small details, which tie everything together. This is a fun space that will make you feel good. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE

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WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME? The

relaxed sense of style. I believe you should feel comfortable in every room of your home, and every room should be allowed to look livedin—a beautiful mess. Like people, the things in your space that look like they’ve had a life are more intriguing. WHAT IS YOUR

DOG TROT

BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? My biggest design rule? There are no rules! Mix it up! Combine different styles and just have fun with it. Bring the outdoors in and the indoors out and try adding a punch of something unexpected. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? I would like to see homeowners opting for more antique, vintage and repurposed or up-cycled decor.

Lynn Monday MONDAY’S HOUSE OF DESIGN Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-2094 mondayshouseofdesign.com A member of the International Interior Design Organization, Lynn C. Monday holds a B.A. in fine arts from Virginia Intermont College and has been a designer for over 30 years. High Hampton Inn, Hampton Spa and Chattooga Ridge Club House are some of her recent commercial projects. Her residential projects may be found in Cashiers, New York, Atlanta and Florida. Monday has been featured in many national magazines and interior design books, including a new book out this year called Interiors Southeast. WHAT ARE THE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? Please touch the cashmere drapes, as well as the silk, cashmere and velvet upholstery, private labeled from our new store, Monday & Martin. Also note the rare

writing desk. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME? The personal pictures, books, books, books and yes, the brandy. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? There are no rules that I will not break from time to time; rooms are like art: defined by color, scale and balance. This works better for me than design rules. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? Having been in the mountains for 23 years, I have seen many changes. We have cleaner lines and fewer collections to update your mountain look. Try some modern art and drum shades for your lamps. Most of all, edit.

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ACORN BEDROOM

Judy Henson and Carol Hartley

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? Function, lighting, mountain casual elegance. WHAT ELEMENT IN THIS ROOM MOST

C.J. BROWNHOUSE Cashiers, North Carolina (828) 743-0097 cjbrownhouse@frontier.com

REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME?

It is comfortable and functional. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST

Judy Henson and Carol Hartley have been designers for more than 30 years, working on residential and commercial projects as well as remodeling. Having completed designs for many local clubhouses, restaurants and businesses, the team credits its success to the fact that it carefully focuses on clients’ needs. The designers’ work has been published in Log & Timber and Mountain Home. C.J. Brownhouse also encompasses a retail shop that specializes in antiques, as well as an upscale consignment shop across the street.

DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT?

Overscale is better in smaller spaces, but sometimes a client has a piece of furniture they can’t live without so we make it work. WHAT BIG CHANGES DO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? Our clients are asking for much more casual and simple designs, with comfort and lower maintenance in mind.

color to bring light into the space, the blend of antiques with contemporary pieces, and the richness that marriage brings.

Barbara Heath

WHAT ELEMENT MOST REFLECTS THE WAY YOU LIKE TO LIVE

THE MERCANTILE Atlanta, Georgia (404) 786-9633 blog.mercantileatlanta.com

IN YOUR OWN HOME? I

Barbara Heath opened The Mercantile in November 2008 in Atlanta. The shop has become 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, in 2009, The Atlantan awarded The Mercantile “Best of the City”; it earned the same designation again in 2010 from both The Atlantan and Atlanta Magazine. Additionally, the trade publication Home Accents Today awarded The Mercantile “Retail Star of the Year.” Heath attributes her success to the pursuit of her passion—that, and the love of her family. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM THAT VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? We are so privileged to debut the No. 9 Fall Collection from Jim Thompson Fabrics at the 2011 Cashiers Designer Show House. Also notice the use of

love color and calm. Our lives are hectic enough today and to be able to bring a sense of calm into a space through design is a treat! WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DESIGN RULE AND HOW MIGHT YOU SOMETIMES BREAK IT? There are basic elemental design rules that most follow, but aside from those, I don’t know that I have a personal list of “rules.” Design is an art and restrictions/rules don’t necessarily partner well with art. Something that is most important to me when working with a client is to remember what their goals are for the space, as well as their lifestyle, etc. The job of a designer should be to help their client bring those together with style. WHAT BIG CHANGES TO YOU SEE IN THE DESIGN OF MOUNTAIN HOMES TODAY? I feel that more people are breaking away from the traditional and incorporating contemporary elements into their mountain homes—not unlike the transformation that has been occurring in urban homes.

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See the fine work of these landscape designers around the “Reflections” property

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Stephen Baldwin

Marcia & John McCarley

Mary Palmer Dargan

Jeff Davis

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MCCARLEY HORTICULTURE

DARGAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

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Franklin, North Carolina (828) 524-9725 Baldwin@dnet.net

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Be sure to check out artwork by local artists Karen Weihs (left) and Jane Smithers (right) throughout this year’s Showhouse. karenweihsart.com; jane.smithers@frontier.com

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Special Thanks 

A special thank you goes to the following vendors who have graciously offered to loan furniture and accessories to our designers. During your tour, please keep in mind that most of the items in the Showhouse rooms are for sale and a list is displayed in a frame located in each room. These vendors have also generously donated a special gift for our “Big Board Auction” at the Patron Party.

AINSWORTH-NOAH & ASSOCIATES, Atlanta, Georgia A. TYNER ANTIQUES, Atlanta, Georgia BOUND’S CAVE, Cashiers, North Carolina HOLLAND & CO., Atlanta, Georgia JERRY PAIR, Atlanta, Georgia KEIWAN WOVEN ARTS, Atlanta, Georgia MOATTAR RUGS, Atlanta, Georgia PARC MONCEAU, Atlanta, Georgia THE RYAN COMPANIES, Cashiers, North Carolina VIVIANNE METZGER ANTIQUES, Cashiers, North Carolina The Showhouse Committee also wishes to thank Steven Johannessen for creating the “Reflections” video, Bennie Queen for helping Showhouse Committee members prepare the house for the designers and Rodney Ramey of Pinnacle Construction for his work in preparing the designer spaces.

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TOM & SUE FAZIO, 2010 SHOWHOUSE HONORARY CHAIRS DENNY AND SUSIE GOODE, 2010 SHOWHOUSE CHAIRS

WELCOME LUNCH FOR FEATURED SPEAKER SUZANNE KASLER: WINTON NOAH, SUSIE GOODE, SUZANNE KASLER, ALICE SCANLON, MARJORIE

2010 PATRON PARTY AT WADE HAMPTON

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It’s all warmly familiar: The black-and-white palette, eclectic arrangements, fine art at every turn. But this isn’t the Ansley Park residence that, for 30 years, Mimi Williams called home. This Buckhead townhouse is not only larger than the designer’s former abode, but also a tad less traditional, too. Still, her trademark style is by no means lost in translation. “Everything translated so differently, yet so elegantly,” Williams says. “It just fell into place. This is much larger than my former home, so it was a real surprise how intimate it feels, considering I have far more square footage.” That’s not to say there aren’t a few new pieces thrown into the mix. In the living room, for instance, quietly neutral furnishings give way to an impressive assemblage of art. But the pièce de résistance is a 1960s desk made for none other than F. W. Woolworth. Made of Fiddleback Pacific Maple, its shiny French-lacquered surface is set on a Lucite base that creates a floating effect. “This whole room is all about that desk; it’s a piece of sculpture,” says the designer. “And it has my favorite sculptural objects on it—the bookends, the sphere, the Rosa Serra sculpture.” Teaming the Modernist piece with an American Gothic chair, Williams secures her standing as a master of the mix. “The mix comes effortlessly,” she explains. “I’ve traveled extensively and been fortunate to buy some wonderful and unusual things. It is my hope that my home reflects the travelogue that it is.” Likewise, the master bedroom is an example of inspired juxtaposition. Taking center stage here is a 19th-century French bed wrapped in white leather, balanced by a black 1970s Japanese screen at one end of the room and Craig Schumaker artwork (a clue to Williams’ “love affair with circles”) atop a Swedish drop-leaf table at the other. Rounding out the room are objets d’art both high-end and low-, but—given their common denominator colors—a vintage Serge Roche lamp is right at home next to a pair of Pier 1 pillows, Chinese tribal necklaces co-exist beautifully with a $10 bicycle found at a flea market. In fact, the entire house is a treat for the eyes, not to mention a lesson in creativity. If a change of address results in this much inspiration, one can only hope Mimi Williams is on the move again soon. SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK

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DESIGNER MIMI WILLIAMS’ FAVORITE THINGS Fabric of the Moment Silk mohair Paint Color She’s Dying to Use in a Project Benjamin Moore’s “Iron Mountain” Sheets and Linens Antique French linens China Villeroy & Boch’s “New Wave” Glassware Riedel Restaurant Tierra Museum MoMA Car My Audi TT, white—of course— with a black top Accessory An abstract sculpture my son made in the third grade Stationery Rice paper from Asian grocery stores on Buford Highway Wallpaper Osborne & Little “Walk in the Park” Watch Corum Flower White tulips Artist Kimo Minton Rug or carpet Antique Oushaks Vacation spot To be determined; I need more vacations! My dream house is…anything with an oceanfront view

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OVER A DECADE’S TIME, CAROLYN TANNER CULTIVATES A BREATHTAKING DAHLIA GARDEN AT HER HIGHLANDS, NORTH CAROLINA, RETREAT WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER PRODUCED BY CLINTON SMITH PHOTOGRAPHED BY MALI AZIMA PORTRAIT BY MURPHY TOWNSEND

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When Rhett and Carolyn Tanner bought their house in the Highlands, North Carolina, area 16 years ago, little did they know—thanks to Carolyn’s green thumb— what a breathtaking retreat would evolve. “I don’t know why it’s always referred to as a ‘green’ thumb,” she laughs. “It’s really black; I always have dirt under my fingernails!” In fact, the second home of these Atlantans is surrounded by a lush mix of plants, trees and flowers. “We have a crab apple orchard with 16 trees that give us thousands of apples in fall, as well as some old apple trees that bear fruit that make great apple sauce,” says Carolyn, surveying the property. “We also have boxwood, English Yew, knockout roses, peonies, iris and enough herbs in the garden to cook with.” Carolyn’s pride and joy, though, are her dahlias. She first tried growing them in Atlanta but found that the climate was simply too warm. Highlands, on the other hand—at an altitude of 4,200 feet—is practically perfect; the flowers love the dry but cool conditions. And the proof is in their profusion: Since planting her first bulb 10 years ago, Carolyn has watched her dahlia garden grow to 275 plants. Specifically, she grows Dinnerplate dahlias, measuring 8 to 10 inches in diameter. And if the size of the blossoms isn’t enough to impress you, the height surely will. “I’m five-foot-four, and the plants grow as tall as I am,” Carolyn says. “In fact, you have to stake them to keep them from falling over. The dahlia is a tuber; its stem is hollow in the center. So you have to use stakes to keep the plants alive, to keep them standing up straight and the water flowing.” The dahlias bloom from the end of June until the first frost. Yet, the garden is a year-round project. “Each bulb you plant, at the end of the season, becomes 10,” Carolyn explains. “I divide them, then put the bulbs in heavy containers with a moss concoction between layers and store them in the basement close to the furnace. You can’t let them get too cold!” Once that task is completed, Carolyn can start thinking about next year’s garden. And each year, she turns to the resource that’s guided her since she bought her first bulb—Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon. “I add about 25 to the mix every year,” she says. “I order the latest variety, whatever they’ve just developed.” Although the color palette may change slightly from year to year, the pleasure this garden gives Carolyn is constant. “Going out in the early morning, walking among the rows and hearing the birds, is like being in church,” she says. “It’s just beautiful.” SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK 75


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ALTHOUGH THE COLOR PALETTE MAY CHANGE SLIGHTLY FROM YEAR TO YEAR, THE DAHLIA GARDEN’S BEAUTY REMAINS CONSTANT.

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CLINTON SMITH: ALTHOUGH IT’S CALLED A TIME TO PLANT, THIS ISN’T ONLY A

THE FOOD YOU EAT OR THE FLOWERS YOU GROW. IS THAT THE BASIS OF YOUR

GARDENING BOOK, PER SE. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE IT? James Farmer 111: I’d say this is a lifestyle book, harkening the classicism of the past for today’s generation who loves all of the things this Farmer relishes— garden goodness! Garden living is my mantra and the resounding theme of the book.

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I always knew I’d go to Auburn; we’re a War Eagle family! At Auburn, I would “do pots and flowers,” as I say, for parties, garden clubs, etc., and that led to interiors, events and holiday decorating. It was a fun way to pay for school and get my hands dirty—literally.

NESS OF GARDEN DESIGN, EVENT PLANNING AND INTERIOR DESIGN?

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Hyperseasonal is key to everything I do. Nature’s cadence and timing leads to seasonal availability and all my inspiration. What is in season is my springboard and base point.

ATLANTA IS A CITY OF NEARLY SIX MILLION PEOPLE. HOW CAN CITY DWELLERS ADOPT YOUR LIFESTYLE OF GARDEN LIVING? Whether you have a plot or just a pot, you can live a garden life. In the city proper, fresh farm stands, markets and even grocers are readily available. I know Whole Foods sells Pearson Farm peaches, right from Peach County! A simple pot of mint on your balcony or windowsill wakes up ice water or tea and is easy, no matter your garden square-footage. A pot of basil and tomatoes is perfect in any urban spot, as well. Plus, you can always get out of town; find your favorite farms and markets and go to them. Atlanta is a big place but not far from some of the best farms around.


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Very fair to say; Kathleen and Middle Georgia is my home. I loved Auburn but always knew I’d be back at home. There is something very reciprocal about giving back to where you’re from, for I feel it is always giving something back to me.

DO AND IS WHAT CONTINUES TO INSPIRE YOU. IS THAT FAIR TO SAY?

IF YOU COULD IDENTIFY ONE THING THAT YOU WANT READERS TO TAKE AWAY

James Farmer III will be signing copies of A Time to Plant (Gibbs Smith, $40) at the Cashiers Designer Showhouse on August 21, and Foxglove Antiques & Galleries will also host the Atlanta launch party and book signing on September 14. JamesFarmer.com, AllThingsFarmer.com

FROM A TIME TO PLANT, WHAT WOULD IT BE? That garden living is completely attainable, worthy of our time and so elegantly delightful. There is nothing more rewarding than sharing the fruits of your labor or donning your home with the flowers and foliage from the garden. So get out there, get some dirt on your hands and live the garden life!

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RESOURCES AUGUST.11 (who to contact)

PAGES 58-71: (elegance remastered) INTERIOR DESIGN Mimi Williams, Mimi Williams Interiors, (404) 580-9800; mimiwilliamsinteriors.com PAGES 72-77: (dahlia days) MAIL-ORDER SOURCE FOR DAHLIAS Swan Island Dahlias, P.O. Box 700, Canby, Oregon 97013. dahlias.com PAGES 78-81: (past perfect) Cathedral Antiques Show, cathedralantiques.org; blog.cathedralantiques.org PAGES 82-85: (always in season)

BERRY CONSERVE

Stemming literally from the meaning of preserving and conserving, conserves are an excellent way to protect the fresh flavors of the season for a few more days. Canning your conserve will provide you with the flavors for months, but I have found that I must make a conserve batch specifically for canning; otherwise, I will use up every drop of the nectar whenever I make a batch—it’s that good! Conserves are also great as Christmas gifts; they’re always a hit. 4 cups strawberries and blackberries Dip of water Splash of sugar Squeeze of lemon Capful of vanilla These ingredients are all you need to complete this delicacy. Directions Combine the berries in a small pot (large pot for larger quantities) and set on medium heat. The berries will begin to release their juices and natural sugars, and your kitchen will begin to smell divine. Bring the concoction to a boil for a few minutes, stir, and remove from the heat. Your conserve is complete. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3–4 days, or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Optionally, you can process the conserve in a boiling water bath for canning. How to eat this treat is probably the toughest part, for it is fabulous on cake and ice cream, zippy as a vinaigrette, and delectable as a seasonal marinade. Of course, in making such a tough decision, this Farmer recommends that you simply try all the options, thus allowing your palate to be your gauge.

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Gurvir Dhindsa After a 10-year hiatus in Washington, D.C., the TV anchor returned to Atlanta—and her morning perch on Good Day Atlanta—this spring HOW HAS BEING BACK IN THE BEATING HEART OF THE NEW SOUTH INFLUENCED YOUR STYLE? IS THE HEAT MAKING YOU LOOK FOR AN OLD-FASHIONED FAINTING COUCH? Hands down, any home in which I live has to have a huge porch. I am an outdoors girl and my favorite “room” in my home is the porch. It’s an extension of the house and me. Instead of a fainting couch, you’ll find me on a comfortable loveseat under a beadboard ceiling and ceiling fan with my favorite book or magazine and, of course, sweet iced tea. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE HIGH NOTE OF SOUTHERN STYLE: ONE THING YOU LIKE TO USE IN YOUR HOME? Personal touches with photos and mementos from our travels against a backdrop of great lighting and just the right carpets on hardwood floors bring a home to life. I love the patina of antique wood along with fabulous upholstered pieces to add warmth. And, always, lots of bookshelves overflowing with books. The books range from biographies to current bestsellers to coffee table books on the Civil War, sporting, art and antiques. One particular favorite you’ll find on our coffee table now is Sumpter Priddy’s Southern Furniture: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection. DO YOU HAVE SOME FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP FOR YOUR HOME? I love antiques, so I tend to look for hidden treasures in shops tucked away off the beaten path. WOULD YOU SAY YOU HAVE BEEN INFLUENCED BY SOUTHERN DESIGN? Yes. The inviting nature of a Southern home is familiar and warm and comforting to me. Part of the Southern style that we want very much to incorporate into our life here is the countryside of the South, which we had in Virginia. We have horses and dogs, so we hope to find a little of Virginia in the deep South of Georgia: a long winding drive lined with trees and blackboard fencing and stone walls and lush green pastures. WHAT PART OF THE SOUTHERN DESIGN SENSIBILITY FITS WITH A MORE CONTINENTAL LIFESTYLE?

Less is more. We tend to keep things simple. Life is complicated enough these days, without cluttering our personal space with things that can make us dizzy! DO YOU LOVE TO GARDEN? Yes, when I have the time. I am old-fashioned, so my favorites are the old plants—the gardenias and peonies and climbing English roses. With three-year-old twins, finding the time to spend outside with my big hat and pruning shears in hand is not as easy as it used to be. ARE THERE BUILDINGS IN ATLANTA THAT ARE YOUR FAVORITES? Not one particular building; old homes with their creaky floors, magnificent character and gardens that have been there for generations tend to be my favorites.

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THE SCENT OF GARDENIAS AND THE TASTE OF ICED TEA—SWEET, OF COURSE— ARE TWO OF DHINDSA’S FAVORITES AT HOME.

+ Gurvir Dhindsa is the co-anchor of Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta, which airs on WAGA-TV. An award-winning journalist, Gurvir first worked at FOX 5 from 19972000. Most recently, Dhindsa served as news anchor for seven years at the Washington, D.C., Fox affiliate, WTTG-TV. Prior to that, she was an anchor at WUSA-TV 9 News (CBS) in Washington, D.C. Dhindsa began her career as a production assistant at WTVF-TV in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, and spent three years as a reporter and morning anchor at WAPT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi. MyFoxAtlanta.com

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