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May 06 2015

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A Glimpse into the Many Rooms of the Atlanta Decorators’ Show House & Gardens

Master bedroom copy

I had the lovely experience of touring the 45th-Annual Symphony Associates’ Decorators’ Show House & Gardens last weekend in Atlanta. Titled “Chateau Soleil,” the 14,000-sq.-ft. house features 35 rooms or spaces on three floors designed by more than 25 designers (all based in the Atlanta area unless otherwise noted).

Unlike some similar houses I have visited, which have had an obvious connection from room to room, Chateau Soleil brought to life the sometimes very different styles of the various designers and let them show their true colors within the room(s) they designed.

The kitchen, designed by Robin LaMonte of Rooms Revamped, featured two expansive islands for food preparation and dining. A chevron backsplash above the range and topped by a large hood commanded attention in the space.

Kitchen 3 copy

The study, which was designed by Lance Jackson & David Ecton of Parker Kennedy Living, was one of my favorite spaces in the house because of its blend of whimsy and class. It was bright and airy, and a variety of seating options made the space functional for several different uses.


The master suite and bathroom – designed by Robert Brown of Robert Brown Interior Design – featured his bathroom. While the master bathroom spaces featured darker, more dramatic color and material choices, the master bedroom cut a path of serenity with its cream color scheme and elegant canopy bed (top photo).

Mens Master

“Her” master bathroom, designed by Danielle Rollins & Bill Ingram of Rollins Ingram, also included a dressing area adorned with textured wallpaper that matches the bathroom.

Ladies Dressing

The formal dining room, which was designed by Randy Korando & Dan Belman of Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts, was encased in ornate, statement pieces such as mirrors and millwork. Its cream and soft green-blue hues added a sense of serenity to the elegant space.

Dining Room

The foyer-level powder room, designed by Beth Kooby of Beth Kooby Design, was designed with an inviting atmosphere in anticipation of guests with soft colors and a flowing vanity.

Bathroom 4 - powder room in main level copy

The breakfast room and den – two spaces in an open-plan format – were designed by Vern Yip of Vern Yip Designs. The red, white and blue-colored breakfast room featured a chevron-patterned area rug, which carried through with the backsplash pattern of the nearby kitchen. The den was an inviting space with natural light flowing in from the ample terrace doors, high ceilings, grand fireplace and plush seating.

Den and B Room

One of the guest bedrooms on the top level – designed by Bryan Alan Kirkland & Iesia D. King of Kirkland & King Design Associates – plays upon a Parisian bedroom from the 1940s and features Marsala – Pantone’s 2015 color of the year.

Marsala Bedroom 2

The nursery and bath, designed by Kimberly Grigg of Knotting Hill Interiors in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is an elegant yet playful space centered by a luxurious bridal dress over the bed. The bathroom featured muted colors and a mix of materials.

Nursery and Bathroom

The powder room off of the kitchen featured a beautiful, textured wallpaper I just had to touch. Designed by one of two designers – Ann Wisniewski of AJW Designs or Staci Steen of Steen Designs (I am sorry, there were so many powder rooms, it was hard to keep track of who designed which) – the elegant space was adorned by a classic faucet, sink and vanity.

Bathroom 1

The laundry room, which I thought was a smaller kitchen at first glance, featured ample counter space and cabinetry for a variety of storage and functional needs. Designed by Jessica Bradley of Jessica Bradley Interiors, this space was designed to be classic and fresh – not just functional.

Laundry Room copy

The outdoor terrace, designed by Bill Hudgins of Lush Life Home & Garden, featured ample entertaining space with a delicious view of the gardens and pool below.


– By Chelsie Butler

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