The 2024 Southeastern Designer Showhouse Trends Report

From conversation pieces to fabric pairings, discover the top trends of the 2024 Southeastern Designer Showhouse


Builder: BeneckiHomes, Architect: Amanda Orr Architecta, Landscape Design: LandPlus, Interior Specifications: SOURCE, Photography: CatMax Photography

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ 2024 Southeastern Designer Showhouse debuted in Atlanta’s Chastain Park neighborhood. The newly constructed residence is imbued with modern interpretations of classic styles, as envisioned by developer Stan Benecki of Benecki Homes with builder Jason Cole; Amanda Orr Architects; SOURCE and landscape design firm Land Plus. The 9th annual Designer Showhouse benefits Atlanta nonprofit Camp Twin Lakes, an organization dedicated to providing a traditional camp experience for children with disabilities, disorders and developmental challenges.

With 18 designers and over 10,000 square feet, the Showhouse is truly a group effort comprised of a variety of styles, colors, and tastes. Despite the differences in background and experience of the designers, a few trends emerged.


Interior Design: Williams Papadopoulos Design, Interior Design: Nishi Design + Studio, Photography: David Christensen

Artistic Touch

Touring the Showhouse is comparable to strolling through a gracious gallery. Fantastic pieces pepper the walls throughout the home—including the kitchen and breakfast room designed by Williams Papadopolous Design. The design team strikes balance by pairing “Pass the Salt”— cheeky photograph by Harriet Leibowitz —with classical still lifes. The space is thoughtfully curated with gold-colored frames accentuating the room’s gold elements—including the faucet and light switches. Sculptural elements such as a lively grasshopper and a pair of large-scale metal cherries add intrigue and spark great conversation. In the foyer designed by Nishi Design + Studio, guests are greeted with artwork upon arrival. The glossy contemporary painting literally and figuratively lights up the space, setting the mood for the rest of the home.


Interior Design: Melanie Turner Interiors, Photography: David Christensen

Outdoor Living

With a variety of outdoor spaces and expansive views throughout, this Showhouse is not just about enjoying nature, but inviting it in. The upstairs covered deck, located off of the kitchen, is a prime example. Designed by Melanie Turner Interiors with floor-to-ceiling curtains, the sitting area opens up to the lush landscape beyond. Overlooking the pool and outdoor dining area below, the comfortable lounge is adorned with plants and other natural elements, creating a tranquil atmosphere. Thibaut indoor-outdoor fabrics and the use of vinyl keeps the retreat in pristine condition year-round.


Interior Design: K Kong Designs, Interior Design: Womack Jowers Interiors, Photography by David Christensen

Interior Design: K Kong Designs, Interior Design: Virginia Cheek Designs, Photography: David Christensen

Fabric Frenzy

Fun fabric is taking over! Mix and match patterns for ultimate satisfaction. In the primary bedroom, K Kong Designs created a floral wonderland with wall-to-wall drapery enveloping the room for a dream-like effect. Blue, green, and pink playfully mingle together. In the upstairs bedroom designed by Virginia Cheek Designs, green is the color of choice with fabulous drapery over each twin bed. Patterned shades match the whimsical wallpaper, and a charming quilt decorates the bed.


Interior Design: Atelier Davis Interior Design, Photography: David Christensen

Textured Treasures

Mixed materials add an intriguing and eclectic touch to the home. As seen in the lower lounge designed by Atelier Davis, a fuzzy chair can be found neighboring a sculptural coffee table and plush sofa, placed on a textured blue rug. The gathering area is framed by large iron windows and dark walls. The mixture of elements invites guests in as if saying come sit down—everyone is welcome.