Last weekend, I took Mark with me and we had the pleasure of attending the preview party of the Magnolia Designer Showhouse in Cartersville, a cute little town north of Atlanta. It’s not that far from where I live, so an easy commute to get there on a beautiful Fall Sunday afternoon. The event started at the Booth Western museum, a beautiful modern facility that I had never visited before. I don’t know how I’ve missed this beautiful museum, but it truly is a wonderful gallery of western art and artifacts to visit and admire. Atlanta Magazine hosted the nice event there and then we shuttled to the showhouse to see it in person.
I know a few of the designers who did rooms in the house and it was nice to support their design efforts and get to see a pretty historical home that was renovated for the homeowners. That’s always the fun part to see. This home was built in the 1940’s and the current owners were in the process of renovating when the showhouse opportunity came about, that’s what I heard.
This shot is scanned from the program and unfortunately I can’t find the program I brought home, listing all the designers and their rooms. It even had paint colors! I’ll keep looking and hopefully will find it and can add more information to these pics. Meanwhile, enjoy the tour! Keep in mind, showhouses do showcase the talents of designers and even though I might not personally love everything I see in a showhouse, it’s fun to be inspired by new ideas and products. Some of the designers I’m friends with, so I’ll note their areas, since I know them. You can see the entire list of designers on the link above and I’m going to list them below the post as a group.
The showhouse is open to the public from October 19 through November 13, 2016 and tickets are $20.
It was dark when all these pics were taken, so the quality is not the best, but you get the idea.
This is wallpaper by the way!
This is an adorable screened porch that you see on the right side of the house.
Master bedroom sitting area designed by my friend, Julie Montgomery. I’m linking her site below.
My designer friends, Kandrac and Kole, designed this gentlemen’s bathroom. Love this wallpaper.
Another design friend, Steve McKenzie, designed the rooftop garden area. This was a really neat space up on the roof!
Joann and Kelly with Kandrac and Cole, and Julie Montgomery in the middle. Julie designed the sitting area off the master bedroom.
Screened porch from the outside.
Backyard view from the rooftop.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of a historic 1940’s home in Cartersville, GA. It was so fun to take the tour and see all the innovation from these talented designers. It is no small feat to pull together a showhouse like this and I always admire all the hard work it takes to bring a house design to fruition. Again, the showhouse is open to the public, sponsored by Atlanta Magazine and you can buy tickets and go if you are local in the area!
List of participating designers in the Magnolia Showhouse:
Beverly Baribault of Beverly Baribault Design Group
Jenny and Eric Rothman of Rothman + Rothman Design
Bulent Baydar of Harrison Design
Rick Anthony Bonner of Insidesign
Michel Smith Boyd of Michel Smith Boyd Interiors
Corey Cope of Cope Specialty Construction, LLC
Susie Goldenberg of Urban Market Warehouse and Farm House Paints
Lindsey Coral Harper of LCH Interiors
Jennifer Healey of J. Healey Interiors
Jane Hollman of Studio Entourage Architectural Interiors
Victoria Holmes and Lana Salter of Holmes + Salter Interior
Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac and Kole Interiors
Steve McKenzie of steve mckenzie’s
Julie Montgomery of Julie Montgomery Interiors, LLC
William Peace of Peace Design
Yvonne McFadden of Y. McFadden LLC
Vandi White and Julie Edwards of Vandi White Interiors
With a designer house, do the owners have any input or are designers given free reign? Do the owners get to keep what they like if they are not involved?
Jan, I think the owners had input as far as their likes and all, but the designers then had freedom to do their thing. None of the stuff will stay after the tour is over, but of course hard fixtures will all stay, newly done kitchen and bathrooms.
Dana Tucker says
You know I LOVE a designer show house. I just pinned about 10 of these images. Sooooooooo fun!!!
I only liked the out door spaces. I understand the concept of a showhouse, they have to explore and stand out but this house loked like a store…too much stuff! Thanks, though, for the opportunity to see what is out there.
I agree. Too many pics on walls and too much clutter. Couldn’t really see the house because of all the stuff. What happened to less is more?
Becky in 'Bama says
Boy, that’s a lot of taupe with tan and black with gray. I agree with another person, the outside grounds are my favorite. Thanks for giving us a peek in how the ‘other half’ must live. LOL (I do like some of the neutral paint colors.)
Wow Wow Wow–The design, art , colors and oh the mirrors–AMAZING!!!! Love seeing this!!
I so enjoyed the Facebook live last night–I just “happened” to be on FB to see it–hopefully will catch it again soon.
Thank you, Brenda, I will definitely think about doing more Facebook Live sessions when I have something to share.
Sounds good to me!
Kathy T. says
Thanks for sharing, however I wasn’t overly thrilled with the house designs or the color. I like your own home so much better.
I thought it was very pretty! I loved the chairs with the covered fabric arms and green leather ottoman in the den/office area. I think that was my fav room in the home.
Pam Richardson says
Thanks for the tour, Rhoda! I love to visit showhouses to see new products and concepts. I particularly like the kitchen and the gorgeous marble! Pam @ Everyday Living
Bente M. Radnofsky says
I love most of it, but I’ m puzzled by the little, round, white pedestal table in the living area. Looks like it has feathers or something scattered on top. Seems like you would knock it over when you sat down. Perhaps it isn’t a table?
That is odd, isn’t it? I didn’t notice it and had to go back through to find it. It doesn’t look like it is attached to the coffee table. It looks like just a tiny side table to put drinks on maybe, that can be moved easily when/where needed. I don’t know what you’d do with the feathers then.
I noticed that little table too and was trying to figure out what was on it.
I don’t understand how a show house works. Do the designers design with the owner in mind? I really like the house but I didn’t look at it as a place someone would actually live as I usually do, I just thought it was very pretty.
I see that you have already answered my question.
Rebecca M says
Well I think they over did it with furniture! Yikes whatever is on that white table looks creepy. I zoomed in and still couldn’t figure it out! Lol.
It is very interesting to see what designers do to a space. I’m sure they had a great time putting it all together. It’s lovely just not my style but I can still appreciate it. Thanks Rhoda!