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The Cashiers Historical Society Presents the Thirteenth Annual




Cashiers Designer Showhouse


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THE WHISPER FADE COTTAGE A project of Mckee Development, developers of Wade Hampton Golf Club. McKee Properties is a premier real estate specialist for fine mountain properties serving the Cashiers area for more than 30 years. Contact us for your interest in the Highlands-Cashiers area.

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The Cashiers Historical Society Presents the Thirteenth Annual




“Designed With a View”

VAN SHUTTLE PARKING Cashiers United Methodist Church 894 Highway 107 South Cashiers, North Carolina 28717

The Cashiers Historical Society Inc.

GRANT RECIPIENT Cashiers Valley Community Council


Available at the Showhouse General Admission: $25 Community Appreciation Day: Wednesday, September 1 To order tickets in advance, call (828) 743-7710 For further information, visit



Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, 1– 4 p.m. Community Appreciation Day, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

PREVIEW PATRON PARTY Friday, August 20 Catering by Lee Epting, Athens, Georgia Chef Doug Sampey, Wade Hampton Golf Club Entertainment by Anita (Anita Brown and band)


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.



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2010 GRANT RECIPIENT: Cashiers Valley Community Council – Sandy Hardy, President COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY: Sandy Hardy CONTRACTS & INSURANCE: Arlene Hendrix & Lindsay Builder DESIGN COORDINATOR: Nancy Pankey FINANCE: Debbie Bennett HISTORY: William McKee & Jane Nardy LUNCH: Joanie Michaels MEDIA SPONSOR: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles MERCHANTS’ MARKET: Robin Ashmore & John Stanger PATRON PARTY: Alice Stanly & Ann Summers PATRON PARTY AUCTION: Lana & Tommy Valenta PHOTOGRAPHY: Liz Harris, Carol Higginbotham, Gil Stose & Ned Turnbull POSTERS & BANNERS: Lynn Dicks & Suzi Hindman PRINTING: Fran Parmelee PROGRAM: Nancy Wilkinson PR & ADVERTISING: Alice Scanlon, Jeff Alt, & Suzanne Bloom SHOWHOUSE SHOPS: Nella Gatewood, Sally & Mid Parker, Ginny Rice, Rosemary Smith SPECIAL EVENTS: Lynn Wirth, Connie Dimling, Brenda Flautt, Alicia Rhame, Gail Thompson SPONSORS: Denny Goode & Dave Dimling STAFF: Tim Osment, Executive Director of CHS & Mendy Queen, Administrative Assistant TICKETING & PROGRAM ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Mendy Queen & Arlene Hendrix TRANSPORTATION: Sandy Hardy & Mark Jones VOLUNTEERS: Margaret Kaminer & Elaine Hunt

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From London and the countryside, English oak and pine pieces, porcelain tureens, bamboo tables, tole trays and oak floor lamps. LOOT Sally & Mid Parker Special collection of transferware porcelain produced in small villages north of London. Exquisite sterling jewelry, both old and new. LITTLE THINGS ANTIQUES Rosemary Smith Unique “smalls,” including glass vases, illustrated books, platters and unusual boxes. And new this year: larger accessories. VIRGINIA RICE DESIGNS

Custom made jewelry using 14k gold fill and sterling silver with semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls.

MERCHANTS’ TENT Zachary-Tolbert House Highway 107 South | Cashiers, North Carolina

Ever wish that the great shops in Cashiers were all in one location? Look no further than the Merchants’ Tent, where you will find convenient one-stop shopping. Here’s a glimpse of what will be available: BEAR PAW

Exotic cowhide handbags with matching luggage BOUNDS CAVE

Antique Oushak carpets circa 1900 MALLEY’S COTTAGE

Cashiers hostess gifts, custom monogramming MONDAYS HOUSE OF DESIGN

Artwork framed in old lumber NOW & THEN CONSIGNMENT GALLERY


Shade plants, mountain bouquets RYAN & COMPANY

Select antiques and collectibles THE CONSIGNMENT MARKET

Lamps, furniture, accessories THE DECORATIVE TOUCH


19-century wine bottles and grape baskets SPECIALTY BOOKS

1190 Huff Road, Westside Design District 404.351.1217

Autographed copies of Timeless Landscape Design and The Bride’s Ritual Guide: Look Inside to Find Yourself by Cornelia Powell, wedding folklorist

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HISTORY OF THE CASHIERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY Jane Gibson Nardy, historian, Cashiers Historical Society Inc.

On Sunday, November 24, 1996, at 12 p.m. in the historic Hanks House, the newly formed Cashiers Historical Society Inc. held its premiere event—a Champagne brunch. The reservations were limited to 35 people and the cost was $100 per person. A small core group had already met and elected the society’s first officers. Attending were representatives of many of Cashiers’ oldest families, who shared stories of the area’s early days. Ann McKee Austin discussed future plans for the group—identifying and restoring historically significant buildings in Cashiers, sponsoring lectures and walking tours and supporting educational projects in the local schools. During the year following the formation of the Cashiers Historical Society, Tom and Wendy Dowden purchased the Zachary-Tolbert House and soon donated it to the Society with the stipulation that the old house would be stabilized, followed by carefully managed restoration. Eager volunteers with expertise in varied historical fields stepped forward and were generous with their time and their funding. The National Register of Historic Places was presented with an application and the Zachary-Tolbert House was added to the prestigious list. The Plain-style furniture found throughout the house—made by the original builder, Mordecai Zachary—was identified as a one-of-a-kind collection and additional acreage was added to the site. School children from around Jackson County gather on the grounds annually for a “Founder’s 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” was established, which encourages the preserving and restoring of our older buildings. To date, a large parking lot and the construction of the “Dowden Pavilion” have been completed. Archeological digs in the vicinity of the house have turned up surprising artifacts from the early years of Mordecai Zachary’s residence in the 1840s and 1850s, as well as rare evidence of the ancient presence of prehistoric man. Each spring, the Society sponsors an academic symposium that runs for several days. As of 2010, this vibrant historical society boasts more than 400 members, has recently finished the restoration of the detached kitchen dependency and continues to provide tours of the Zachary-Tolbert House and the wonderful walking trails around the property. Fourteen years after that TOP TO BOTTOM: Former board member Beth Jones shares teacakes and canning Champagne brunch on a cold November day, the Cashiers expertise at the 2010 Southern Heritage Food Symposium. The Zachary-Tolbert Historical Society is alive and well and flourishing in the House and recently restored kitchen dependency. Board member Betty Smoak welcomes children to the Zachary-Tolbert House for Founders’ Day. 21st century.

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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 construction was raised through beneďŹ t square dances, turkey shoots, ďŹ sh fries, donations of building materials and pledges. This became the Cashiers Valley Community 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 ďŹ re department, public tennis courts, ball ďŹ elds, a swimming pool, the Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, Farmers’ Market, Senior CafĂŠ, Cashiers Thrift Shop and Hampton School pre-school. In the past, funds received through the Council’s partnership with the Cashiers Historical Society Inc. 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 2010 Showhouse are committed to honor those original families who joined together with a common purpose to ensure that the center continues as a community gathering place. The Showhouse Chairs thank the CVCC for its dedication of time and manpower to our event. The CVCC volunteers provide transportation for all patrons and oversee the tours of the Showhouse throughout its run.

SPECIAL EVENT “Be Inspired� by SUZANNE KASLER August 21, 2010 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Program, lunch, and book signing at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley 120 Handicap Drive, off Highway 64E Sapphire, North Carolina

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Suzanne Kasler is inspired. She used to be Atlanta’s little secret, but now she is internationally acclaimed. Kasler has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, House & Garden, Southern Accents, Veranda, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and, most recently, was named to Elle Decor’s A List, placing her among the design elite. Kasler brings Southern charm, European sensibility and a respect for architectural details to her interiors. Her work showcases blue chip furniture used as sculpture, and her spaces reect a serene balance of luxury and relaxation. “A room should be collected, not decorated,â€? says Kasler. Her keen sense of meaningful interiors guided her launch of signature licensed product lines in fabrics, furniture and lighting. There and everywhere, Kasler pays attention to intricate details with a deft use of couture-like ďŹ nishes and an artful sense of sublime color selections. Kasler headlines the 2010 Cashiers Designer Showhouse™ as a designer, keynote speaker and as the author of her ďŹ rst book, Inspired Interiors. A wealth of imaginative design ideas can be found in her book, which is available for purchase at the end of the lecture.

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DESIGNER BIOS Gallery A COUNTRY HOME Eddie Alvarez & George Oliver Highlands, North Carolina

OUR DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS... Casual, classic, cool. THE KEY ELEMENT IN OUR DESIGNS ARE... Comfort and style. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT... Warmth and charm. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO... Change out lampshades and fabrics and add a fresh coat of paint. BIOGRAPHY George Oliver and Eddie Alvarez have been working in the design field for more than 30 years. In 1989, they opened A Country Home Antiques, located midway between Cashiers and Highlands. The shop offers an exciting collection of antiques and accessories from around the world as well as being the exclusive dealer of Hickory Chair furniture for the area. Their interiors are based on each client’s individual needs along with the architecture of the space. In their designs, Oliver and Alvarez incorporate antiques, vintage and contemporary furniture in keeping with today’s current trends. Their recent projects have included an upscale condominium lobby in Miami, as well as an urban London flat overlooking the Thames River. Currently they are working on projects in Atlanta, Highlands and Cashiers. This is the ninth year they have participated in the Showhouse. 5162 Cashiers Rd., Highlands, North Carolina 28741. (828) 526-9038

appealing, but also create a sense of bliss. We also try to make the design process comfortable for our clients by listening and incorporating their ideas. THE KEY ELEMENT IN OUR DESIGN IS… Great fabrics. Many mountain homes have interior wood walls, stone fireplaces and more. Using fabric to soften all of those hard surfaces truly adds warmth, color and comfort. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT… A great exterior living space. Because more furniture and fabrics are designed to be used outdoors, we love creating exterior spaces that are an extension of the home’s interior. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO… Change out interior fabrics. You can go big and reupholster furniture, change out window treatments or just bring in new pillows. Many of our clients like having two sets of window treatments and pillows that they can change out with the seasons. It’s amazing what new fabrics can do for a room that looks tired. BIOGRAPHY Mountain House Home Furnishings was opened by Audrey Wood in Cashiers in 2006, and after a successful year in retail, Audrey was joined by Cheryl Benitez to establish Mountain House Interiors, the design arm of Mountain House Home Furnishings. With design clients in North and South Carolina, they never tire of “seeing the look on a client’s face when they return to their home after we have done our job. There is satisfaction in knowing you have had a part in making a house a home.” 124 Highway 107 S, Cashiers, North Carolina 28717. (828) 743-1000

Guest Bedroom & Bath SHANNON BERREY DESIGNS Shannon Berrey Sylva, North Carolina

Keeping Room MOUNTAIN HOUSE INTERIORS Cheryl Benitez & Audrey Wood Cashiers, North Carolina

OUR DESIGN STYLE CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS… Comfortable. Your home should be a refuge, a nest. Whether it’s a vacation home or a full-time residence, your surroundings should be visually

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS... A bit of a contradiction! I really hesitate to define myself by one certain look. I love classic, but need to interject with modern fabrics and art. I am a true believer in being respectful of the architecture and designing accordingly, but one thing that is always consistent in my designs is my desire for a truly comfortable space—one that functions as beautifully as it looks. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS... Lighting. Correct lighting is so necessary in achieving a warm, inviting space. It can have a huge impact on the success of a space. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT... Hydrangeas, ferns and a big yellow lab! THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO... Paint it. Not only is it the best way, but the easiest on the pocketbook. Cashiers Designer Showhouse



Atlanta Decorative Arts Center 351 Peachtree Hills Ave NE - Suite 323 Atlanta, GA 30305 404.846.8041

DESIGNER BIOS BIOGRAPHY Shannon Berrey’s affinity for art and design and her love of fabrics resulted in degrees in apparel and textile design as well as interior design. Berrey joined Centex Destination Properties in 2005, where she was the on-site designer for the completion of the multi-million dollar clubhouse, as well as a condominium project at Bear Lake Reserve, a resort in Cashiers, North Carolina. After the completion of the resort, Berrey accepted and completed many design projects with Yesterday’s Tree, a high-end furniture store in Asheville. In 2008, she decided to partner with the company by opening a satellite store that also housed her interior design business, Shannon Berrey Designs, in downtown Sylva. Her design projects include private residences, show houses and model homes, plus commercial and hospitality projects. Along with her design skills, Berrey is also passionate about antiques, art, renovating and gardening. She has accepted commissions to paint murals and portraits, and perform faux finishing as well as furniture face-lifts. 486 West Main Street, Sylva, North Carolina 28779. (828) 586-6130;

ent of more than 20 American Society of Interior Design (ASID) “Design in Excellence” awards, he has served as a board member of the Georgia chapter and been awarded the President’s award. He is also the recipient of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center’s 2006 Southeastern Residential Designer of the Year award. 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite A5B, Atlanta 30305. (404) 917-1333;

Drawing Room Bath NORA & CO. Nora Butler Cashiers, North Carolina

Master Suite ROBERT BROWN INTERIOR DESIGN Bob Brown Atlanta, Georgia

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… Modern traditional. We love taking historical references and translating them into today’s way of living. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS… A clever mix of styles and periods. Whether they be a contemporary painting over an antique chest or traditional chair upholstered in a modern fabric, there is no better way to freshen up an interior. NO MOUNTAIN HOUSE SHOULD BE WITHOUT… Comfort. We must never forget about the functionality of a space. It is equally as important as the visual beauty. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO… Edit/declutter. Nothing can look more dated than a space that has been overworked and over-designed.

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS... A fusion of traditional, contemporary and the unique, punctuated with personal effects. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS... Comfort. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT... A touch of whimsy... hopefully a reflection of oneself or one’s experiences. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO... Change the attitude of the room. Add light slipcovers during the warmer summer months for a more relaxed feel. Changing accent pillows seasonally keeps the room fresh. BIOGRAPHY Originally from Atlanta, Nora Butler moved to Cashiers, North Carolina permanently seven years ago when she opened her store, Nora & Co., which specializes in home accessories. Although not formally trained in interior design, her keen sense of style can be seen throughout her store, which she fills with things she loves. 40 Village Walk Way, Cashiers, North Carolina 28717. (828) 743-1040

BIOGRAPHY Brown is the owner and principle of Robert Brown Interior Design. After nearly two decades in the fashion industry, where he was vice president of design and marketing for Hartwell Industries, Brown launched his career in interior design. His projects include private residences, show houses, historic homes and multi-family dwellings. He has also designed country club and commercial interiors. Brown has recently announced the launch of a furniture collection for Holland & Company/MacRae. A recipiCashiers Designer Showhouse


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DESIGNER BIOS Powder Room D’Estes Antiques Dianne Estes Cashiers, North Carolina

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… Casual chic, inviting and comfortable, with a bit of formality, perhaps a silver vase or tray and always some item that is worn, a surprise, something unexpected and perhaps whimsical. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS… A blend of antiques and personal collections, with unexpected items thrown into the mix. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT… An outside room, covered, if possible, and screened with a fireplace and decorated to bring the inside out. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS… To clean out the unnecessary, outdated items, add paint, new lighting and statement accessories; also add fabulous flowers and plants. Shop your home and move items from other rooms to create a fresh look.

homes should reflect that. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT… A great porch on which to entertain. The outdoors and entertaining go hand in hand here. Your porch should be another living area. Outdoor fireplaces, comfortable wicker furniture and accessories allow you to enjoy outdoor living throughout the season and late into the fall. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM WOULD BE… To repaint. A new wall color often wakes up a room. If painting isn’t an option, new upholstery, pillows, window treatments and accessories can freshen a room. BIOGRAPHY 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 has continued to grow and evolve to service clients in the community. The shop and Green’s designs have enjoyed local and regional recognition, including publication in Laurel, Views, WNC Magazine and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, among others. She is an eight-time participant in the Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Debra recently moved her offices to a new location in Old Cashiers Square. 16 Old Cashiers Square, Suite B, Cashiers, North Carolina, 28717. (828) 743-6301;

Bedroom Closet VIVACE & VIVACE WOMEN Linda Hall Highlands, North Carolina

BIOGRAPHY Dianne Estes has been in the antiques business since 1972. In 2005, she opened a shop in Cashiers, and in the years since, she has traveled to Europe several times a year in search of treasures. Estes believes that “antiques and found objects are the ultimate recycled pieces.” 113 US Highway 64 W, Cashiers, North Carolina 28717. (828) 743-5632

Middle Bathroom ENGLISH-GREEN INTERIORS Debra Green Cashiers, North Carolina

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… Traditional with a nod to whimsy. I like to use the colors of nature and clean lines. THE KEY ELEMENT IS MY DESIGNS IS… Comfort and practicality. I believe good design makes a house a home. We live in the mountains to relax and be happy in a simplified lifestyle. Our

OUR CLOTHING STYLE CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS... Upscale, casual sportswear and clothes for after 5:00. THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECES IN A WARDROBE ARE... Classic pants and tops that can be accessorized to fit any occasion. NO CLOSET SHOULD BE WITHOUT... Our classic Fabrizio Gianni pants and Paul Mayer shoes. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A WARDROBE IS... Trendy accessories, jewelry, hand bags and scarves. BIOGRAPHY Alabama native and University of Alabama graduate Linda Hall moved to Cashiers a short six years ago to retire. Instead, her energy and 20 years of retail experience led her to open Vivace and Vivace Women, offering distinctive style to women sizes 0 to 26. When not in her shops (you can always recognize her in an array of Krista Larsen shirting), Hall can be found in her garden or with her grandson. 230 South Fourth Street, Highlands, North Carolina 28741. (828) 526-1880 Cashiers Designer Showhouse




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DESIGNER BIOS Middle Bedroom FRANCIE HARGROVE INTERIOR DESIGN Francie Hargrove Cashiers, North Carolina

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS... Classic and comfortable. I adore great upholstery with timeless fabrics. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGN IS… Lots of great pillows, a floor lamp in every room (especially beside a favorite chair), beds adorned in crisp white or ivory bedding (cannot forget the monogram) and a well-placed art collection. NO MOUNTAIN HOUSE SHOULD BE WITHOUT… A fabulous covered porch. Porches are extended living spaces and are enjoyed rain or shine. BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS… By changing out lampshades... it does wonders. BIOGRAPHY Georgia native Francie Hargrove graduated from Brenau College with a fine arts degree in interior design and historic preservation, first putting it to work in Atlanta at Brunschwig & Fils and then apprenticing with Bettye Fincher Interiors in Atlanta and Naples. Since establishing her own firm in 1995, Hargrove has tackled residential projects from New England to the Gulf Coast of Florida, while her commercial work has included the iconic New Perry Hotel as well as renovations and adaptations of historical buildings throughout Georgia. Hargrove has a specialty retail shop and interior design boutique in Cashiers across from Cornucopia Restaurant. 545 Highway 107 South, Cashiers, North Carolina 28717. (828) 743-1700 or (478) 256-8088

THE KEY ELEMENT IN OUR DESIGNS IS… Comfort. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT… A picnic basket. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO… Buy new throw pillows and fill a pitcher with fresh mountain laurel. BIOGRAPHY Marjorie Johnston & Co. is a design collaboration of mother-and-daughter duo Marjorie Johnston and Wendy Barze. Located in a small storefront in Mountain Brook Village in Birmingham, Alabama, they offer a variety of services: renovation and construction collaboration, decorating and interior design, space and furniture planning and entertaining and styling. Their aesthetic philosophy incorporates fine antiques, modern twists, lush fabrics and affordable details. They offer 25 years of experience and a team of six to make their clients’ homes reflective of their personal style. Southern Accents, Birmingham Home & Garden and Pinnacle Living have featured their work. 2710 Culver Rd., Birmingham, Alabama 35223. (205) 414-7860;

Living room SUZANNE KASLER INTERIORS Suzanne Kasler Atlanta, Georgia

MARJORIE JOHNSTON & CO. Marjorie Johnston and Wendy Barze Birmingham, Alabama

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… A fresh mix of continental flavor and classic style that seamlessly bridges American and European sensibilities. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS… Architectural detail. For me, I feel my responsibility as a designer is to create a space that both frames and highlights the architecture. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT… A fabulous fireplace. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO… Edit. Clear out a room and start again with your favorite piece; then, build the room from there.

OUR DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… Classicism with a twist.

BIOGRAPHY Suzanne Kasler is the principal of Suzanne Kasler Interiors, a high-end residential interior design firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. With a staff of 10, Kasler works closely with clients and architects to incorporate a practical sensibility into spaces to create an environment that reflects the client’s personality and lifestyle. Her interiors possess a timeless quality and comfortable sophistication by blending art, antiques, contemporary pieces and custom-designed furniture. The classic elegance of Suzanne Kasler’s work places her among the elite of America’s top interior designers. She was named one of House & Garden’s “50 Tastemakers of

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DESIGNER BIOS 2006” and one of the top 100 designers by House Beautiful. She was recognized as Southeast Designer of the Year and commissioned to design the Southern Accents Showcase Showhouse. Elle Décor recently named her to their A-List: 30 Designers We Love. In 2008, Kasler launched a line of furniture for Hickory Chair, along with a collection of lighting for Visual Comfort. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Harvard’s Program for Continuing Professional Education. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 21B, Atlanta 30305. (404) 355-1035;

Flower Arranging/Potting Shed/ Laundry Room FIDDLEHEAD DESIGNS Sandy Linebaugh Cashiers, North Carolina

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS ... Mountain elegant. This is achieved through the use of elements both floral and textural, beautiful and rustic, arranged in a way that is at the same time natural, yet intentional. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS ... The colors of nature and combining those colors to complement any interior. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT... Orchids. The orchid plant is elegant, natural and easily cared for. We are all too busy out having fun in the mountains to spend too much time caring for plants. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE/REFRESH A TABLE FOR GUESTS IS TO… Cover the table with a gorgeous, colorful linen table cloth. Theme your event or choose a color family and a linen to coordinate and set the tone. Add candles and beautiful garden flowers to complete the look. Have fun! BIOGRAPHY Sandy Linebaugh received her early training in floral design in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Since moving to the mountains, she has expanded her business into a full-service flower shop specializing in weddings, special events and house parties. After a wonderful response from the community, Fiddlehead Designs is blooming and growing—with promising years to come. 25 Burns Street, Suite 2, Cashiers, North Carolina 28717. (828) 743-5362

Open Deck FLETCHER & LEE Edwin Lusk & David Paterson Highlands, North Carolina

OUR DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… Traditional with a flair. THE KEY ELEMENT TO OUR DESIGN IS… Mixing antiques with new pieces, giving history to a room and making the room a warm and comfortable place. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT... “Fletcher and Lee” to make it a comfortable and inviting space. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO… Change out accent pillows, paint color and accessories. BIOGRAPHY Edwin Lusk and David Paterson, owners and designers for Fletcher and Lee Antiques & Interior Design, have been in business for more than 20 years in Highlands, North Carolina. They have traveled around the country making peoples’ environments a place to relax, live well and enjoy. The design firm has been featured in national publications and has participated in many showhouses. 417 South 4th St., Highlands, North Carolina 28741. (828) 526-5400

Sitting Room MONDAY’S HOUSE OF DESIGN Lynn Monday Cashiers, North Carolina

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… Classic with an edge. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS… Color and space. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT… A porch with a view. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO… Paint and change the accessories. BIOGRAPHY Designing both residential and commercial interiors Cashiers Designer Showhouse


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DESIGNER BIOS for nearly 30 years, Lynn Monday has amassed a large clientele of both part-time and full-time Cashiers residents. Her unique style has been featured in Southern Living and Romantic Homes, as well as nationally published books Rustic Revisited and Spectacular Homes. Monday’s House of Design is a full-service design studio specializing in classic interiors. Additionally, she stages homes and consults on new and remodeled construction. 790 Highway 107 S, Cashiers, North Carolina 28717. (828) 743-2094;

Drawing Room PEACE DESIGN William Peace Atlanta, Georgia

Exterior Entry Courtyard OAKLEAF FLOWER & GARDEN Kirk Moore & Don Fry Highlands, North Carolina

MY LANDSCAPE DESIGN CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… Classic mountain casual. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS… Unusual containers, comfortable, fashion-forward seating and unique plant combinations. NO MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE SHOULD BE WITHOUT… A chocolate lab and a Frisbee. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A GARDEN IS TO… Modify color, update ornaments and always view the garden through windows for perspective. BIOGRAPHY Oakleaf in Highlands is the source of all things botanical… rare herbs and perennials, fresh flowers, signature containers, listed garden art and antique ornaments—all requisites for the well-appointed garden. In 2008, Moore and Fry began a relationship as intermediary for all floral and garden event styling at Highlands’ Old Edwards Inn & Spa. Their eponymous shop on 4th Street in Highlands is the go-to place for anything garden and floral. Garden designer and historian Kirk Moore has worked on significant projects for Colonial Williamsburg, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Historic Savannah Foundation and countless private clients. For 20 years, he and partner Don Fry have developed botanically inspired collections for major retailers, among them Smith & Hawken, Saks Fifth Avenue and Takashimaya. 133 South 4th Street, Highlands, North Carolina 28741. (828) 526-8000

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… Reflective of the family and the environment. I am inspired by nature and the aspirations of my client, whether it’s a retreat in the mountains, a beach house or a sophisticated urban dwelling. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS… Creating an environment through rich textures, lasting materials and extreme comfort. I believe an interior can be timeless and classic with elements that let the owner’s personality, art and collections enhance their home. NO MOUNTAIN HOUSE SHOULD BE WITHOUT… The natural materials that draw one to the mountains: the warmth of a roaring fire in a stone fireplace, the reclaimed materials used in a rustic wood library or the perfect aged leather chair that always calls you back. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO… First recognize what you love about the space and then decide what is missing. Through the process of thoughtful examination, you can begin to decide how you want to renew the space and the energy it provides you. It can be as simple as adding new artwork or reupholstering the sofa to bring it to life. BIOGRAPHY A leading force in the interior design community for more than 25 years, William Peace, ASID, is known for his sophisticated, approachable interiors that are clearly defined. Founder of Peace Design, a full-service interior design firm with offices in Atlanta and Bozeman, Peace has created interiors for signature residences, destination restaurants, museums and select showrooms throughout the country. His timeless, classic interiors have been featured in the pages of Veranda, Architectural Digest, Western Interiors and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Most recently, Peace’s work has been featured in a new book, Ranches of the American West. He has also been a frequent guest on radio and television interior design programs. Peace is the recipient of numerous national and regional awards including the prestigious National ASID Project award for residential interiors and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center’s Southeast Designer of the Year. 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite C2, Atlanta 30305. (404) 237-8681;

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DESIGNER BIOS Screened Porch RUSTICKS Ann Sherrill Cashiers, North Carolina

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… Eclectic, casual, yet sophisticated with a mountain flavor. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS… Comfortable seating areas. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT… A screened porch. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO… Freshen the paint and get new throw pillows. BIOGRAPHY Ann and Rody Sherrill opened Rusticks in August of 1992 in a small space above Tim Greene & Associates Architectural Design in Cashiers, North Carolina. The focus at that time was handcrafted willow, hickory and cedar furniture. The business grew each year, changing and evolving steadily to a much wider focus and large inventory of all things needed for a mountain home. The venue changed as well, to three buildings on Cashiers Lake. 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. Ann explains that she received on-the-job training through trial and error, determination and instinct. 32 Canoe Point, Highway 107 S, Cashiers, North Carolina 28717. (828) 743-3172;

Stairs Hallway – Main Level INTO THE WOODS HOME INTERIORS Rita Waters & Matthew Ward Cashiers, NC

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… Sophisticated mountain, from traditional to contemporary. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS… Color.

NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT… Draperies. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO… Paint and accessorize. BIOGRAPHY Matthew Ward’s Into the Woods Home Interiors is a full-service interior design studio and retail home furnishings store. The business offers in-home consultations, custom window treatments, reupholstery services, bedding, furniture, accessories, rugs and an extensive lighting collection. “We listen carefully to understand what our client’s needs and dreams are, and then develop a look to complement that vision,” explains Ward. The process is aided by Ward’s 23 years of design and custom window treatment experience. Into the Woods Home Interiors also offers the talents of Rita Waters, a designer with 25 years experience. If you want a different look without the expense, Ward and Waters can rearrange your accessories and furniture. For those who are selling their homes, Into the Woods also offers a home staging service to increase your home’s appeal to potential buyers. 976 Highway 64 E, Cashiers, North Carolina 28717. (828) 743-1473

Dining Room/Kitchen C. WEAKS INTERIORS INC. Carole Weaks Atlanta, Georgia

MY DESIGN STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS… Transitional, with a mix of antiques, contemporary art and well-crafted current design. THE KEY ELEMENT IN MY DESIGNS IS… The clients and their individual preferences. NO MOUNTAIN HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT… An interior that is warm and comfortable… inviting sofas and chairs, fabrics that are friendly and a relaxed attitude that allows for stress-free days. THE BEST WAY TO UPDATE A ROOM IS TO… Remove everything that you don’t really love and update those items with fresher pieces. BIOGRAPHY Carole Weaks, named the 2002 Southeastern Designer of the Year by ADAC, has long been a designer of choice for discerning homeowners throughout Georgia, Florida, Texas and North Carolina. With more than 20 years of experience, Weaks has been a perennial mainstay and favorite of the Cashiers Designer Showhouse™. Weaks’ work has been featured in such publications as Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Veranda and Southern Accents. Additionally, she has been cited for her restoration work by the Georgia Trust. 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atlanta 30305. (404) 233-6040; Cashiers Designer Showhouse


Green—Leaving a Legacy

2009 CASHIERS DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE PREVIEW PATRON PARTY AH&L was pleased to participate in “A Green Affair”—the opening night patron party for the Cashiers Designer Showhouse held on the magnificent grounds of The Nancy Hanks House in Cashiers, NC. Five hundred guests, including lots of our friends from Atlanta, toured the Showhouse and mingled under several adjoining tents that provided the backdrop for various culinary themes, from a lavish Southern buffet to succulent pulled pork barbecue and cornbread, produced by Lee Epting Catering. Funds from the event, hosted by The Cashiers Historical Society, benefitted The Cashiers Valley Community Center. Top photo, from left: 2009 chair Joanie Michaels with auction chair Lana Valenta; AH&L editorial director Clinton Smith with “Hampton”; Mary Reynolds and husband Scott Smith with designer Kathy Guyton; Below, clockwise from left: Kathy Guyton, Chip Cheatham and designer Tish Mills; Winton Noah of Ainsworth Noah; Cindy Fowler; Judy Zaban; Dean Smith, designer Carole Weaks, Bonnie Smith and Gary Weaks; Kathleen Rivers and Alice Scanlon; Dr. Howard and Marilyn Krone.





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