Filled with mountainous elegance and fanciful charm, the 2022 CASHIERS DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE embraces high style
Tom Dillard, Dillard-Jones
Located in the Fieldstone neighborhood of the Club at High Hampton in North Carolina, this newly built house by Dillard-Jones was tailor-made for a modern family wishing to relax and enjoy Cashiers’ forested splendor from the comfort of a beautifully appointed home. On its exterior, a combination of traditional board-and-batten siding and stonework gives the house the look of a classic mountain getaway, while indoors, wooden ceiling beams and stone fireplaces also provide a woodsy point of view. Outdoor living spaces include a spacious back patio as well as a screened-in solarium, giving the homeowners and their guests the opportunity to enjoy nature in any kind of weather. In addition to having four bedrooms and four and a half baths, the house also boasts a great room, loft, home office and plenty of windows for one’s viewing pleasure.
BUILDING MATERIALS GBS Building Supply, Jennings Builders Supply and Hardware WINDOWS Sierra Pacific EXTERIOR LIGHTING Kichler STONE TYPE Doggett Mountain Stone PAVERS Belgard Cambridge Cobble
Holly Laughridge, Old Edwards Inn & Spa
A cozy space thanks in part to the presence of rough-hewn wood ceiling beams and an inviting stone-clad fireplace, the great room was also made to feel open to the connecting outdoor patio, which is easily seen and accessed through a wall of glass doors. “I chose low furniture to allow the eye to flow through the room and absorb the outdoor dining area and patio as a continuous space,” says Holly Laughridge, whose choice of streamlined upholstered slipper chairs and sectional sofa offers guests the opportunity to relax by the fire. Framed botanicals and a rustic iron chandelier lend a mountain vibe to the space. The designer’s favorite pieces, however, are a pair of carved 19th-century mirrors, one of which is positioned next to another prominent feature of the room: a built-in bar that is filled with an enticing array of decanters and glassware.
SECTIONAL SOFA Wesley Hall CHAIRS and OTTOMAN Coley Home DRAPERY FABRIC and PILLOWS Thibaut COFFEE TABLE Gabby CHANDELIER Visual Comfort & Co. RUG Jaipur Living ARTWORK OVER FIREPLACE Through Artists Guild of America ANTIQUE MIRRORS Old & Proud Antiques BOTANICALS Acorns DECANTERS Jan Barboglio GLASSWARE Simon Pearce BOOKSHELF VASES Michael Hofman Studios
Kitchen & Dining Room
Susan Peace-Vernon, Tribus Interior Design
Although “easy family living” was Susan Peace-Vernon’s overall design goal for the kitchen and dining room, it was one item in particular that inspired both spaces: a charming safari-print fabric used for drapery detailed in shades of gold, green and coral. “The foliage, inviting colors and fun cheetahs brought the personality from the home’s wooded lot indoors,” says Peace-Vernon. Borrowing from the fabric’s golden hues, the designer warmed up the classically neutral kitchen by using brass hardware and fixtures, while coral accents, such as those seen in the Persian rug, also refer back to the inspiration fabric. A sleek, saucer-like light fixture illuminates the kitchen island. In the dining room, gold and coral tones are also prevalent, perhaps best seen in the eye-catching wall-art triptych and a contemporary burnished gold-tone chandelier, whose flashy lines contrast with the sleek dining table and chairs below.
Kitchen APPLIANCES Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove through Georgia Kitchens COUNTERTOP Cambria FLOORING European Company DRAPERY FABRIC Cowtan & Tout PENDANT and SCONCES Circa Lighting BARSTOOLS Palecek ARTWORK Made Goods Dining Room TABLE Century CHAIRS Palecek RUG Stark CEILING FIXTURE Currey & Company
air of sophistication
Joan Anderson, Joan Anderson Interiors
A screened-in space that is every bit as detailed as the home’s interior rooms, the Carolina Room, designed by Joan Anderson, allows one to enjoy the fresh mountain air while basking in creature comforts. A wood-clad ceiling, stone fireplace and board-and-batten siding, not to mention the surrounding forest of trees, serve as a classic mountain setting for a host of organic furniture and accessories that are anything but rustic. Positioned to one side of the room, a pair of bleached rattan rocking chairs resemble a contemporary version of an iconic bentwood chair, while a woven rattan sofa and matching chairs present contrasting crisp lines. Nearby, a caned-wood rolling bar cart is given added glamour by partnering with a shimmery mirror and lamp. Anderson amplified the space with metal accents, like the stone-top table with an iron base and a gilded ceiling fixture in the shape of leaves.
CHANDELIER Visual Comfort & Co. OUTDOOR FURNITURE Azzurro Living upholstered in Jim Thompson Fabrics BAR CART Worlds Away THROWS, TOWEL and PILLOWS Libeco ART ABOVE FIREPLACE Mel Thompson ACCESSORIES Jan Barboglio
Utility Room & Pantry
Lisa Wester, Lisa Wester Interiors
Unique for utilitarian spaces, the laundry room and pantry are filled with treasures that speak to the past. Envisioning the laundry room as “a well-collected place that holds beautiful objects with an undeniable nod to the history of the area,” Lisa Wester leaned into the materials rich in character, like reclaimed flooring, charcoal-veined marble countertops and a stone farmhouse sink. An antique Persian rug and contemporary artwork elevate the space, and to give it local flair, Wester added a 19th-century iron and a washboard. Bright and cheery with splashes of color, the adjacent pantry also features vintage pieces, including a colorful set of 1940s-era handmade ceramic dinnerware, which the designer inherited from her grandmother. A coral-color roman shade, antique Tabriz rug and vibrant contemporary artwork round out the space, which acts as a festive environment to prepare for dinner parties, family get-togethers and other joyous occasions.
Utility Room COUNTERTOP Walker Zanger FAUCETRY PDI Atlanta ROMAN SHADE FABRIC Kravet TRIM Fabricut DRAPERY FABRICATION Drape 98 ANTIQUE RUGS Paige Albright Orientals Pantry COUNTERTOP Cambria ROMAN SHADE FABRIC Kravet TRIM Pindler PANTRY ARTWORK Through dk Gallery
Lynn Monday, Lynn Monday Home
Giving new meaning to the concept of a home office, this room also serves as a sophisticated lounge to relax, enjoy cocktails and admire the artwork. Designer Lynn Monday pulled colors from the Gauguin painting that hangs above the sofa for the low-slung green velvet sofa, chaise and orange accent pillows. “I was worried about it being too low to the ground, but it turned out to be perfect for the space,” says Monday. In contrast to the black walls, burnished metal tables add shimmer to their surroundings. At one end of the room, a pair of black-and-white upholstered chairs flank a glass-top table with a sculptural branch base, yet another high-impact moment in this dramatic space.
ALL FURNISHINGS Private Collections
Blackberry Farm Design
Inspired by Cashiers’ wooded landscape as well as the home’s rustic aesthetic, Blackberry Farm Design conceived a primary bedroom that is both eclectic and refined. “We wanted the room to feel elevated and sophisticated, while at the same time drawing on the traditions, styles and rusticity of the mountains of Appalachia,” says director of design Jason D. Bell. The centerpiece of the room is the tailored bed, which is layered in a mix of custom, block-printed fabrics whose shades of green, ochre and yellow are a reflection of the colors seen in the neighboring forest. From the traditional turned-leg stools placed at the end of the bed to the woven ceiling fixture, the room’s furnishings are a diverse array of styles and organic materials, particularly the handpainted checkerboard sisal rug. But perhaps the most unique touch of all can be found on either side of the bed: wall collages that include framed vintage musical scores and miniature gilt ornaments.
CUSTOM NIGHTSTANDS and WOVEN CHAIR Holland MacRae TEXTILES Alice Sergeant Textiles, Namay Samay BEDSIDE LAMPS Penny Morrison CEILING FIXTURE Currey & Company VINTAGE STOOLS Willow Creek ARTWORK Rebecca Jack through Atlanta Artist Collective BED LINENS Leontine FRAMED GILT ORNAMENTS Museum Bees
Primary Bath & Closets
Stephanie Jarvis, Stephanie Jarvis Inc.
A blend of escapism and fantasy, the primary bath is a “fresh, unexpected, youthful approach to mountain style,” says designer Stephanie Jarvis. A connecting hallway leading from the primary bedroom was papered in an Alice-in-Wonderland-like checkerboard print, setting a whimsical tone for the bathroom, where yet another imaginative wallpaper, this time a modern mural paper that suggests a magical forest, wraps around the space. “I love the fantasy aspect of this paper and wanted to envelop the space in art,” says Jarvis, whose choice of luxurious mohair sheer curtains, a quirky vintage Turkish rug and a pair of rustic pedestals was equally unexpected. Quartzite waterfall vanity countertops with caramel veining appear sleek and fresh, as do custom-designed mirrors, whose limed-oak, hexagonal-shape frames elevate them to works of art. Stylish without being too serious, the bath is “a retreat for someone enjoying the peace of the mountains, away from everyday life.”
Loft & Lookout
Melanie Couch & Nancy Dyleski, Spruce Interiors
A secondary living area with large windows overlooking both the front and rear of the house, this loft-like space also has the added benefit of vaulted ceilings and a stone-clad fireplace. Inspired by the area’s lush foliage, Melanie Couch and Nancy Dyleski bathed the walls, ceilings and trim in a rich shade of green, creating a cozy environment that includes a pair of sofas positioned fireside. Warming gold and brass accents were also used, such as a metallic floral-motif chandelier that hangs above a contemporary quartz cocktail table. The designers’ “fresh take on old-school concepts” is particularly notable in the space the designers refer to as the “lookout,” which is defined by contemporary ivory-and-gold abstract wallpaper. Floral chintz curtains and a pair of vintage brown leather chairs beckon guests to spend time relaxing and soaking in the scenery, both inside and out.
FLOORING European Company PAINT Benjamin Moore LOOKOUT WALLCOVERING Schumacher LIGHT FIXTURES Visual Comfort & Co. SOFAS Wesley Hall CUSTOM QUARTZ COFFEE TABLE Mountain Stone DRAPERY AND PILLOW FABRIC Lee Jofa ANTIQUE SERVER, FIRESIDE BENCH and FLOOR LAMP Vivianne Metzger Antiques ARTWORK Cynthia Perrymen, Carla Gignilliat CANDLES and FERNS Citizen Wilder
Bedroom & Bath
Nellie Howard Ossi, Mrs. Howard
Starting with a neutral grasscloth wallcovering, a guest bedroom by Nellie Howard Ossi is a refuge layered in both softness and texture, designed to envelop guests in elegant comfort. Keeping the home’s landscape in mind, the designer established a color palette of browns and blue-greens while also choosing a classic floral-print fabric for both the window draperies and a luxurious bed canopy, something her designer family is known for. “I wouldn’t be a Howard if I didn’t do a dramatic bed treatment,” says Howard Ossi. Lined in checked fabric and accented by a gilt bullseye mirror, the canopy headlines a faux-painted bamboo bed dressed in cozy linens. The room’s furniture is a mix of antiques, such as the bedside table and chair, and contemporary upholstery, including a skirted corner chair. The adjacent bathroom continues the floral theme with a wallcovering detailed in stylized blooms and framed botanical prints.
Bedroom WALLCOVERINGS, CURTAIN FABRIC and CANOPY FABRIC Cowtan & Tout CURTAIN FABRICATION The Drapery Room RUGS Moattar BEDSIDE LAMPS Foxglove Antiques & Galleries TREE ARTWORK Huff Harrington DECORATIVE PLATES Interiors Market BEDDING Pom Pom at Home CORNER CHAIR Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture BOTANICALS, BED, BEDSIDE CHESTS, MIRROR, LAMPSHADES, ANTIQUES and ACCESSORIES Mrs. Howard CUSTOM PAINTED FINISH ON BED Bob Christian Bath Countertop Walker Zanger FAUCETRY PDI Atlanta WALLCOVERING Cowtan & Tout ARTWORK and ACCESSORIES Mrs. Howard
sense of serenity
Bedroom & Bath
Francie Hargrove, Francie Hargrove Interior Design
For Francie Hargrove, it was the cool mountain summertime temperatures of the Western North Carolina mountains that inspired this tranquil guest bedroom. Walls painted in a soft mint green create a soothing environment for slumbering in a white hair-on-hide upholstered bed. The surrounding furnishings maintain the peaceful atmosphere, including a mother-of-pearl chest, a pair of painted bedside tables and pale linen curtains that are edged in mint green embroidered tape. A trove of unique accessories accent the space, including a collection of thistle plates, Southern pottery lamps and an antique rug. Equally soothing, the adjacent bathroom introduces darker accents, such as a black bamboo side table that ties in with the striking tiled floor. Chrome fixtures and an antique French mirror add glamour to the space, while a collection of mounted antlers serves as a reminder of the home’s enviable mountain location.
Bedroom FLOORING European Company DRAPERY FABRIC AND TRIM Kravet BEDDING Ann Gish CHANDELIER Visual Comfort & Co. POTTERY LAMPS Charlie West GLAZED LAMPS Arteriors BEDSIDE CHESTS Modern History UPHOLSTERED BED Lee Industries OCCASIONAL CHAIR Bliss Studio ANTIQUE THISTLE PLATES Lynn King ANTLER MOUNTS Toby West Antiques Bath COUNTERTOP Walker Zanger FAUCETRY PDI Atlanta TOWELS Matouk TOLE BOTANICALS Bliss Studio
best of both worlds
Bedroom and Bath
Linda Pryor & Lauree Leath White, Atelier Maison & Co.
“Organic meets industrial” is how Atelier Maison & Co. describes its design scheme for this mountain-modern bedroom and bath. Wood furniture, such as the bedside drum table and a bleached burlwood armoire, introduces natural notes throughout the space. Dark metal accents are also prevalent in the contemporized version of a traditional iron bed, which is softened by a multitude of decorative pillows and a luxurious throw. A hand-knotted Turkish rug was the color inspiration for both spaces, whose combined blue and neutral palette creates a vibrant, yet serene, setting. Indeed, the color blue saturates walls and cabinetry in the bathroom, whose sleek look is accentuated by metal wall sconces and an unadorned round mirror. Wood again has a warming effect through the presence of geometric wooden objects.
Bedroom RUGS Loloi ARMOIRE Taracea BEDDING Ann Gish BED Charleston Forge Bath COUNTERTOP Walker Zanger FAUCETRY PDI Atlanta
Front Porch, Foyer, Bench Room & Powder Room
Douglas Hilton, DWH Interiors
Tasked with designing the front-of-house spaces that include the front porch, foyer, bench room and powder room, Douglas Hilton skillfully tied them all together through cohesive color and pattern. Take the powder room, for example, whose textured cork wallpaper is accentuated with a richly hued embroidered fabric. “I like giving a nod to the traditional mountain feel, so you have the classic blues, reds and greens of the paper, which carries through to tailored window treatments used on each of the three windows, unifying the spaces.” Hilton also chose furnishings that are evocative of the mountain setting, including North Carolina pottery pieces and a silver-plated horn chandelier, both of which accent the powder room. To create a sense of history for the home’s new construction, the designer mixed antiques, such as a pair of 19th-century pedestals in the foyer, with contemporary artwork, most notably the two Cubist sculptures that greet visitors as they enter the home.
Foyer FLOORING European Company CHANDELIER Currey & Company SCULPTURE Kimo Minton through Pryor Fine Art Bench Room ALL FABRICS Cowtan & Tout PAINTING Helen Steele through Pryor Fine Art Powder Room WALLCOVERING Cowtan & Tout CHANDELIER Currey & Company POTTERY Mike Ball ACCESSORIES Gramercy
breath of fresh air
Louise Johnson, Louise Johnson Interiors
A generous space comprised of an outdoor kitchen, dining area and two separate seating arrangements, the back patio complements the home’s mountain setting while also offering some unexpected twists. Starting with an earth-tone color palette, Louise Johnson turned up the volume by introducing splashes of coral, Kelly green and chartreuse, a refreshing color combination that appears on striped area rugs, fabrics and accessories. Likewise, Johnson took a fresh approach when it came to choosing furniture. “The home’s architecture lends itself to a transitional style, with which I could mix both classic and contemporary pieces,” says Johnson. A pair of red fan-back chairs is partnered with snappy coral-color upholstery and modern accent tables, while all-weather wicker chairs with curved backs surround a sleek dining table that is set for a colorful meal. Full of flair yet in harmony with its natural surroundings, the patio is “a fun space to share with family and friends.”
GRILL Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove through Georgia Kitchens DINING CHAIRS Kathy Kuo Home DINING TABLE Crate & Barrel RUGS Annie Selke UMBRELLA Frontgate RED FAN-BACK CHAIRS Opalhouse CORAL CUSHIONS Richloom GREEN SIDE TABLES Made Goods DINNER PLATES Every Story CANDLESTICKS Virginia Sin NAPKIN FABRIC Thibaut NAPKIN TRIM D’Kei