It's raining show houses
It's raining show houses
No, but really….I feel like my middle name should be Show House. Courtney Show House Foster Shearer…CSHFS….that would be a beast to get on an LLBean book bag…
In all seriousness, it's been a busy last few months. 2013 ended with the Holiday House and as I mentioned a few weeks ago we have the Luxury Living Show coming up in March. But to kick off 2014, a fun project we started last year is coming to fruition. Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios Designer, Katy Bell and I worked with Thrive Homes to design all cabinetry for two show houses included in the Roswell Women's Club Homes of Distinction Tour.
Both homes are located in the Manor Golf & Country Club in Alpharetta and were built by Thrive Homes. We met these homes when they were only architectural drawings. Katy took one house and I took the other and we began working on designs, drawings and layouts for the various spaces within our respective homes. For my house we have Bell Custom Cabinetry in the kitchen, master bath and powder room and Wellborn cabinetry in the secondary bathrooms, office and laundry room.
You may remember this little sneak peak I posted on Instagram a few months ago:
This is the side of the island in my house, fancy-fancy right? It later got painted a lovely shade of Gray - Benjamin Moore's Indian River, 985.
As is the case with most show houses, each room will be furnished and decorated by a different designer or design company. The crews are busy finishing final touches now so the designers can begin moving their decor into the houses in the next few days.
Both homes will have Cambria counter tops throughout while one kitchen will feature Thermador appliances and the other - Wolf Sub-Zero. For a complete list of all participants and designers click here.
Show houses are always a great way to get new ideas and inspiration, but this particular event is two houses for the price of one! While the houses sit side by side, they each have their own unique characteristics and design style that will leave you with double the inspiration.
Here's what you need to know if you're interested in checking it out:
When: The houses open on February 6th, 2014 through February 23rd, 2014.
Where: Manor Golf & Country Club
Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased on-line here or at the door - $20.00
Proceeds from this event benefit the Roswell Women's Club. This group is an all-volunteer, non-profit service organization dedicated to supporting the community through educational scholarships and grants, human services, cultural arts, historical preservation and urban improvement.
Katy and I are pleased with how the cabinetry turned out and can't wait to see everything come together once the rooms are decorated and furnished. We will be hanging out at the homes each weekend during the tour so if you are in or around the area make plans to pop by and check it out and say hi to me, your favorite little Kitchen & Bath show house designing
Unless otherwise noted all photos are from www.showcasehometour.org.