“Designer’s Notebook”: Cashiers 2012 Designer Showhouse- My “Designer’s Sitting Room”

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Finally we can share with you my Cashier’s 2012 Designer Showhouse Room!  The showhouse was just featured in the July issue of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle and now designers can share their room on their web sites and blogs. 

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This showhouse was just over 10,000 square feet full of scenic mountain views. The architecture of this home stems from the adirondack style of design. With exposed wooden beams, stone work details, and rich earth tones, this home is the epitome of mountain relaxation. 

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My assigned room was a small bedroom on a lower floor that I transformed into a designer’s sitting room.  A perfect retreat for a designer to recharge the old creative batteries or just sip a glass of champagne or a cup of tea with a friend.

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A vintage “yellow oak” armoire was painted a soft white and trimmed with gold and became a perfect location for art and design supplies, as well as design inspiration.  The armoire was “crowned” with a collection of blue and white.

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Isn’t this acrylic table fabulous?

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

As most of you know, I am passionate about anything blue and white! So of course, I incorporated as much blue and white as I could. Blue and white is just a classic style that can be included in almost any space!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

My great love for fretwork inspired this Chinese Chippendale fretwork wainscot.  A stained back piece was added to the fretwork to tie in with the existing stained wood trim throughout the room.

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My favorite piece in the room is this lovely desk from Hickory Chair.  I was able to custom design the gold border, along with the additional gold accents.  Hickory Chair is certainly “designer friendly” and they encourage designers to use their own creativity!

The wall to the side of the desk holds a “garden “ of Tommy Mitchell’s exquisite tole metal flowers, mixed with antique flow blue plates.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

My collection of watercolors of interiors found a perfect home in this space and further carried the theme of a designer’s retreat.

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One of the most prominent design elements in this room is this lovely rubbed gold chandelier from Julian Chichester’s London workshop. Quatrefoil is another design that will truly never go out of style. This chandelier gave my designer sitting room a pop of architectural flare!

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I had the best time showcasing my design skills at the Cashiers Designer Showhouse last year. I will also be a designer at this years Cashiers Designer Showhouse 2013. This year, the show will focus on three homes nestled into a breathtaking forty acre site with magnificent views which all lend themselves to a unique offering of what is best about Cashiers. You will experience beautiful topography enhanced by the region’s top landscape architects, the finest in interior design by the South’s leading designers’ interpretation of the area aesthetic, shops filled with tasteful selections, and stables filled with the region’s best crafts offered by The Bascom, A Center for the Visual Arts.

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My room assignment in this upcoming lovely horse farm is a bedroom in the bunk house that overlooks the pictuesque stables. Go ahead and mark your calendar for Saturday, August 17th, 2013 through Sunday, September 1st, 2013. I can’t wait to see you there!

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6 Responses to “Designer’s Notebook”: Cashiers 2012 Designer Showhouse- My “Designer’s Sitting Room”

  1. barbara gehrig says:

    Hi Kathy,
    I look forward to the gift of your email every day but it is so wonderful to see one of your own creations at he 2012 Showhouse. I adore this room! So comfortable, cozy yet beautiful and gorgeously functional! I am so happy that the rest of the world is getting to discover your talent!
    Hopefully I might be able to drive down to Cashiers to see what you’ve done this year.

  2. Kathryn –
    In remember when I saw this room, I stayed and stayed and stayed. They had to fuss at me to move on and let others in! I was immensely enchanated and I can’t wait to see this year’s room! More blue and white, I hope!
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  3. Franki Parde says:

    Kudos!! franki

  4. Kathryn says:

    Thanks Franki!

  5. Kathryn says:

    Linda,
    Thanks so much! Oh yes, always blue and white…..?!?! HOpe to see you there!

  6. Kathryn says:

    Oh Barbara, I would love that so much! I miss you and would love to see you!!! Let me know if you might be able to come. If I am in town, I would love to have you stay with me at Chestnut Cottage!!!
    Kathy

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