Since I took so many pics of the Traditional Home showhouse in High Point, this is going to be my Feature Friday this week, so enjoy the rest of the tour!
Hope you are enjoying it all as much as we did. So much eye candy and design inspiration all in one spot! And even though I don’t decorate my home like this massive one, it’s fun to see the colors and high-end design featured in this magnificent home.
This living room space was designed by Miles Redd. Always love looking at his designs.
Sunroom, such a pretty space.
Loved the koi on the wall leaping into the fountain. So unique!
The lattice was real strips on the wall.
Outdoor patio area
One of the plaster ceilings
The kitchen was left in its original state, but is still very charming.
That’s the tour! As you can see, this house is magnificent and stately. It was so fun to walk through and see all the beautiful eye candy that the designers put together. Quite a feat, for sure!
Becky in 'Bama says
Whew. Just looking at all the pictures is exhausting. Cannot imagine what a sensory overload it was in person. Having toured the Decorators Showhouse here in B’ham I know that much of the decor is to showcase the decorators themselves and you don’t have to use every single idea they present, but it is overwhelming to take in all of this at one time. Lots of pretties. My question: who dusts all this? 🙂
Judy Clark says
Beautiful home with lots of little (and big) decorating extras. Love that door with the pediment above and the flowers painted on the door. Also the koi fish.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Pat Smith says
Lovely house. I’m stealing the lattice idea. Not so sure about the framed pieces of book pages. Great old kitchen.
Christy R says
Thanks for all the great pictures. I find it so expiring!
Wow some great ideas in that house. I’ll leave those leaping fish to you though. 🙂
Lord have mercy, was there a special on green tile. Yikes. Sorry, but most of these rooms look like the “before” picture. The house itself, however, is stunning.
I would have LOVED seeing this house in person, but to see it vicariously through your great post is great, too! Thanks for this glimpse into such a beautiful house!
WOW, is all I can say, I liked the outdoor area with the slate but that’s it. I would have been very disappointed in this tour.
Mary Emma says
Rhoda, I love your blog. I still love the traditional oriental rugs, toile prints and a touch of whimsy. PLEASE don’t ever succumb to the total shabby chic. Thanks for all you share.
Pam C says
Gorgeous rooms! I got design ideas from each and every one of the photos. When I first toured a design home (years ago), I was so overwhelmed – finally realized they are there to give you inspiration – not to copy every detail. What a treat!
I’m in ahhh of the plaster ceiling and I do love the look of the green tile. The tile reminds me of the tile in the kitchen of an old mansion in Ponka City OK. Thanks for all of the photo’s!
Barbara Hunnicutt Moore says
Beautiful things – not my taste, which is fortunate since I would never be in the position to have such things. I did LOVE the kitchen sink, though! Thanks for sharing.
Patty @ Home and Lifestyle Design says
What an incredible home. When I lived in Birmingham, AL every year they would have a Show House to tour, and I miss going to those! Thank you for sharing all of the pictures.
Thanks for sharing the eye candy photos Rhoda! I love the chinoiserie ottoman and love the aqua and white grommet panels too! Stunning!
Eva @ RiverCliff Cottage says
Really enjoyed the tour, and there are bits of inspirations in most if not all of the rooms. Kudos to the designers who pulled this off. However, don’t you enjoy having things simpler…such as in your house?
Hey, Eva, yes I do like simple things the best! But, it’s fun to see how they lived back in the Golden ages of homes and seeing these showhouses is always a treat.
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The plastered ceiling detail is beautiful and quite unique. I really like the outdoor spaces as well. It’s always fun to tour houses! Never get enough ;).
Rhoda, Thanks for the tour. Is that kitchen really three rooms? If I have interpreted the layout correctly these people clearly had servants. It looks like you had to run from the sink way back to the stove. Since the stove is new maybe the original was closer. Interesting to see how people used to live. Iris
Iris, it was more than one room for sure and I’m sure you are right about the servant part. They could afford live-in help, no doubt. I did really love the old tiles and funny how that color is right back on trend again.
Vicki Stephenson says
Was the picture that looks like it has a whole bunch of books in rows something that was bought or was it made.? very interesting.
I love your plastered ceiling. How this is done?