Lynn Monday, Monday’s House of Design // Great Room Porch
Keeping the surrounding views in mind, Lynn Monday designed this porch for dining alfresco. Drawn to the fresh look of a blue-and-white palette, Monday employed a mix of blue-and-white porcelain and faux bois plates from Keven Hawkins to fashion a tablescape that suited the casual setting. Box pleats and Samuel & Sons tassels dress up the custom Kravet drapes (pulled back to reveal the mountain’s majesty) and trim, while a Ralph Lauren lantern adds interest.
Barbara Heath, B.B. Heath & Associates // Dining Room
The dining room drapes may open to views of the present, but the printed fabric, Jim Thompson’s Duquetterie, was inspired by a cabinet Tony Duquette designed for American decorating pioneer Elsie de Wolfe. A white Michael Taylor table and teal Biedermeier sofa keep the room—painted with Farrow & Ball’s Mahogany in a high gloss—from reading too dark, while oil and ink sketches from Huff Harrington and artwork by Jim Seitz speak to Cashiers gentility.
Fresh Face, New Space
Maxine and Jeff Sikes, Bumpkins Character For The Home // Kitchen
Inspired by the colors reflecting off Whiteside Mountain, Maxine and Jeff Sikes, both of Cashiers, North Carolina, covered an existing reclaimed pine island with Benjamin Moore’s Gray Mountain. To complement this palette, the duo selected silver pearl granite countertops from Oldcastle and a Carrara backsplash sourced through Interceramic. Meanwhile, glazed cabinets contrast with an acid-washed steel hood from Raw Urth Designs and an antique tin sited atop a custom table. Upholstered chairs from Bumpkins gather around the industrial kitchen table, above which hang wine orbs that were cleverly converted into stylish chandeliers.
Carole Weaks, C. Weaks Interiors Inc. // Great Room
Carole Weaks designed the great room as if it were a room in her own house, keeping the landscape as a central feature. Weaks complemented the sunny views outside with a chartreuse and white Nina Campbell drapery fabric, tying in the color scheme with finishing touches such as the foxglove centerpiece, hostas and art above the mantel. A frequent comment by visitors: They wanted the room in their own home. “After doing dozens and dozens of showhouses over the years, those are always the words you love to hear,” says the Atlanta-based designer.
A Restful Retreat
Patricia McLean Interiors Inc. // Master Bedroom
Patricia McLean enveloped the master bedroom in the Ian Sanderson’s Poppinjay
Collection, using the rustic, vintage-inspired textile on the bedspread, draperies and vanity skirt. “I’m a fabric girl,” says the Atlanta-based designer, who also used the hand-block printed fabric to mat a selection of English prints to evoke a sense of coziness. An antique bench and desk chair add an eclectic flair, joining Edgar-Reeves lamps, Chelsea Editions nightstands, a Moattar rug, Stanford club chairs and, in the adjoining master bathroom, also of her design, Peacock Alley bath linens.
Joan Anderson, The Horned Puffin // Veranda
Inspired by the beauty of the home’s surrounding gardens, Cashiers-based Joan
Anderson designed iron consoles, a love seat and side tables for the front veranda that were hand-forged by Hammered Iron Works. For a natural appeal, maidenhair ferns rest on consoles that are topped with Pierre Brune limestone. Nina Campbell and Osborne & Little fabrics carry the floral motif onto the porch, which houses
old-world-style Anamese planters and flowers from Fiddlehead Designs.
Todd Richesin, Todd Richesin Interiors // Guest Bedroom
“I wanted this room to be ‘area appropriate,’” says Todd Richesin of the upstairs bedroom. Yet he didn’t want a predictable fern and pine tree motif. A past client’s affinity for Lee Jofa’s Fox Hollow fabric inspired the designer to use the wildlife print for the curtains and pillows (with Sferra bedding to complement). Artwork and antiques sourced from Richesin’s Tennessee-based stores—Knoxville’s Upstairs at Todd Richesin Interiors and Sweetwater’s Bobby Todd—join a Chinese rug and a chair covered in Tien velvet fabric from Brunschwig & Fils.
Maria McLaurin & Clay McLaurin, McLaurin Interiors & Clay McLaurin Studio // Guest Bedroom
Maria McLaurin and her nephew, Clay, an artist and textile designer, combined their talents in an upstairs guest bedroom, where drapery and a cornice, both covered in Clay McLaurin Studio’s Edo fabric, frame the mountainous scenery. The pair also upholstered a Bjork Studio bed in the same pattern and continued the family connection with McLaurin’s Elena fabric (named after Clay’s grandmother) on the pillows. Kravet velvet lounge chairs from Bjork Studio and a rawhide-covered desk from Bungalow Classic are an unexpected yet refined touch, while framed watercolor feathers by Atlanta
artist Adam Vettraino finish the look.
Amy Morris, Amy Morris Interiors // Mother-in-Law Suite
Amy Morris employed lilacs and deep browns to create a luxurious color palette in this comfortable apartment, which features a pair daybeds from Amy Morris Interiors. When selecting the fabrics and trims, Morris turned to Zimmer + Rohde, whose unique patterns strike the balance between new design and traditional appeal. A sofa by Edward Ferrell/Lewis Mittman offers a comfortable sitting area, while a coffee table by Paul Ferrante and a Therien & Co. wood desk counterbalance the room’s softness.