(Photography by Kevin O’Gara)
Two weekends ago I made the short trip up the mountains of North Carolina to Cashiers, a beautiful mountain town just past Highlands, both long-time destinations for old Atlanta. I love visiting the mountains, and it was an especially welcome break as the altitude and cool shade provided a little break from Atlanta’s sticky heat. I brought up my Momma, and we had the pleasure of touring the 21st annual Cashiers Designer Showhouse and attending the programming for the weekend, including a presentation from Mark D. Sikes and a Sunday brunch complete with a live band and croquet! Needless to say it was a beautiful weekend escape and made even more inspiring by the moutain-inspired rooms of the showhouse, where 15 designers took on the rooms of the historic Fox Tail property. Take a peek of my favorite moments inside the showhouse below.
(Kitchen by Sara Brown)
(Guest Room by Douglas Hilton)
I loved that the house wasn’t a new build, giving it the character and charm of a real family home. It was also refreshing to see how the designers took the surrounding landscape and let it influence their work without twigs and antlers. Hope you enjoyed these moments in the showhouse!