I had the privilege of joining ADAC (where my fabric showroom is located) and the Atlanta Design Network for a bus trip to view the 2015 Cashiers Show House before it opened to the public last Friday. What a fun day! I actually enjoy bus rides because it gives you several hours to just concentrate on the people around you. I made many new friends and finally got caught up with my friend, Joy, who manages the Duralee showroom. We have had a very close relationship with all of the Duralee family since they bought the rights to my very first fabric design several years ago. Sweet peeps. I was excited to learn that they are moving a big chunk of their operations from NYC to North Carolina. The design team will remain in the city though; so I will still have an excuse to visit my favorite city!
I am going to break this post into several parts in order to be able to share all of the wonderfullness with you. Magazines have the rights to pictures so we could only shoot small vignettes with our phones but it will be enough to make you want to jump in the car and head over.
I had a hard time even getting into the house because the setting was too gorgeous to leave! Three different landscape teams had been working for months plus they have had three weeks of rain. It was a verdant paradise and I was in heaven.
There was a long, steep walk from the drop off spot to the house. I don’t recommend three inch heels!
Look at the moss. Can you understand why I just wanted to plop down on that bench and get out my Bible?
Maybe the prettiest garage I have ever seen.
I seriously need to dig back into my ancestry. I know I have a lot of Scotch-Irish and English in me. Perhaps that explains the heart tug that always happens when I see stone and timber-frame. It just simply speaks to me in a language my heart understands.
This is the side entrance.
Join me next time as we explore the main house. Here is a teaser.
Have a good one!