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House #1 Southern Elegance (above) was our favorite of all. It was decorated by Macy’s Design Studio & Bloomingdale’s. Described as: With all the warmth & charm of the old south combined with the casual elegance of Tuscany, this totally automated dream home takes your breath away.
$1,850,000 House #2 Casa De Caserta is a true Tuscan masterpiece combining old world charm with modern luxury & style. Designed by Darren’s Designs in Roswell, GA. Well, girls…there’s just no way to describe this decor. I really hope no one at this design firm reads my blog, but we just absolutely hated the way this house was decorated. It was way, way over the top. Take a look at some of the pics & I think you’ll see what I mean. I don’t think I quite captured the gawdiness, but you may get the idea.
$1,595,000 House #3 The White House. Rich with Southern charm, the White House offers a modern twist on a classic design creating a cozy home that is both livable & inviting. With it’s interior design drawing inspiration from the four seasons, this home dedicates its story to nature, both in color palette & sustainability. Decorated by Des-Syn interior design firm.
$1,250,000 House #4 Mayberry. Step back in time to a quieter life where people actually knew their neighbors & mingled with them. We really loved this house too. Very nicely done. Designed by Wendy Bagwell Interior Design.
$1,600,000 House #5 Betinna Floriana. It is rare to create a home that conjures the uncanny impression that it was always meant to be where it it, or indeed, it has always occupied its setting. OK, not so sure about all that bit of marketing, but it was nice.
$1,300,000 House #6 Sweetwater Manor captivates by perfectly melding angular, craftsman details with a graceful, elegantly appointed interior. Designed by Outrageous Bargains, which is one of my favorite stores in Atlanta for decor, fabric & furniture. We loved the interior design in this one too. Check out that beautiful outdoor patio area in the lower right corner. It was just stunning!
$925,000 House #7 Wicklow Manor. The designer Caroline Hale felt drawn to a low country/coastal look for this extraordinary home. The presence of water & other natural elements is evident in the decor. The walls in here were a beautiful soft blue & the doors were a couple shades darker.
$975,000 House #8 The Legend. This house evokes a sense of nostalgic spirit from the moment you take your first step onto the fireside front porch. The home radiates with a flair of sophistication & grace that is balanced with modern details & function. Designed by Barri Ballance Interiors.
If you’ve never been to a Street of Dreams, they really are a treat & a totally fun girl’s day out. I’m not sure how many cities they cover, but Atlanta is almost always on the calendar. I also know a lot of you are cottage girls & this will be way over the top for you, but hope you all enjoy the eye candy.
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Rhoda, I am the designer for house number 2 at street of dreams. I don’t understand your negative comments about our home. We had tons of positive feedback on the decor, and did not expect everyone to like it. We have done projects all over the world and have many loyal clients. The purpose of doing a showhouse is to do something outside of the box. It is obvious that you live inside of a box and have a very narrow interpretation of design. We worked very hard to put that house together and I resent your tacky comments. There are a number of things that I thought were terrible about the other houses but I didn’t feel the need to post my opionions to the rest of the world. Who am I to dictate what is tasteful and what isn’t, and frankly who are you to do it either? Looks to me like you need a good old fashioned lesson in Southern manners!
Well, Darren, I never expected for my blog to be read by any of the designers for the Street of Dreams. I apologize for offending you, but that really was my personal opinion on that particular house. While it’s not my taste, I’m sure there are lots of people who may have absolutely loved it & I’m sure you have lots of clients. I didn’t dislike everything about the house, but a lot of things were way over the top for my tastes.
Again, I’m very sorry for offending you with my personal opinions, but blogs are going to give differing opinions, as people are all different. I’m certainly not an expert on design, but I know what I like.
Patrice McLuhan says
I visited the Atlanta 2007 Street of Dreams. I took many pictures. Fell in love with the costal, natural water inspired palette of the Wicklow Manor. I applied my version of those looks in parts of my current home. Our cabinets need a makeover and I googled 2007 Street of Dreams, as my computer died with all my old pics. So glad you had a tiny bit of that house here. I’m friends with Renee and was so surprised that this blog came up. 😉 I got a good laugh at your impressions of house no 2. My friend and I had the same thoughts. Sorry your blog is so well read!! Lol Thanks for this post!!