A few weeks ago, I shared some exciting news concerning my Alma Mater, O’More College of Design, a non-profit institution. What started as a fundraising collaboration between the school, Bristol Development, Carbine and Associates and architect John Abernathy of DA|AD has evolved into a full on must-see event with the addition of Traditional Home as presenting sponsor.
Most show houses start out with an older home that is grand, but could use
a lot of some refurbishing. The concept for this house is unique, as the house is a new build and 17 of O’More’s top alumni have been working diligently for many months to add their signature to the interior spaces.
Located in Franklin, Tennessee, a town that consistently ranks among the best places to live, O’More Designer Show House is in the historic district, within walking distance of the hopping downtown scene, and just steps away from the campus. Only 20 miles outside of Nashville, one of Conde Nast/Today Show’s “Top Places to Go In 2013,” Franklin is the go-to residential choice for some of entertainment’s biggest names, from Sheryl Crow (come to our house, go to her show!) to Carrie Underwood to the Kidman-Urban family.
The 4000+ square foot Show House opens April 4, 2013 with a Preview Party–Southern Glam, y’all!–and runs through April 21. All proceeds benefit the Interior Design department. As a member of O’More’s Board of Directors, a graduate and a participant I feel the awareness this event will bring to the school and the quality of its programs is invaluable. There aren’t enough Thank You’s in the world to give the team at Traditional Home for making this one of only 6 houses they are sponsoring this year.
I will be sharing some behind the scenes photos and profiles of some of the designers this month, as the countdown to the opening begins. If you aren’t able to attend, but would like to help make this a successful event, please visit the website for details.
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Sunday 12:00PM – 4:00PM