The inaugural Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens presented by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles showcased the talents of the region’s leading designers. Spanning 28,000 square feet, the English manor-style Buckhead abode conveyed gracious, Southern elegance at every turn.
Using John C. Portman Jr.’s signature paint color, “Portman White,” as their muse, seven area designers paid homage to the esteemed Atlanta architect and developer at AmericasMart’s July market with inspired vignettes. The hue—white, plus two dashes of red—is now available at Sherwin-Williams stores by request.
This winter, we took an already amazing home–a gorgeous William T. Baker-designed estate on tony West Wesley Road in Buckhead–enlisted the help of 23 of Atlanta’s top designers, and turned it into the most stylish living space ever: Christmas House. Along with a guest house, media room and wine cellar, our show house had 11 bathrooms and an artists’ atelier. World-class art and amazing furniture filled the spaces–all of which, sadly, had to be returned after the house closed But not before we threw parties raised money for charity (the Alliance Children’s Theatre), hosted book signings and a lecture series, and showed it off to more than 6,000 visitors.