The O’More Designer Show House, presented by Traditional Home came to a close yesterday. It was quite an adventure and we celebrated with a champagne toast on Louise Kitchell and Linda Tallent Brown’s beautiful porch:
I shared some Instagrammed details from the first floor and now it’s time to move upstairs, but first, steal this look by painting your windows black:
In the stairwell leading to the second floor, details including a geometric runner and stained wood railing create a strong, clean look. Notice how the pattern in the rug is repeated in the base of the balusters:
Beautiful wainscoting lines the walls of the staircase and the upstairs landing, signaling a transition to more casual living spaces. The house is filled with an amazing art collection from Haynes Galleries, which I will share this week. One of my favorite works is Faithful, a lithograph by Stephen Scott Young.
That’s my “room” through the door. It’s actually attic space, built out as a multipurpose room:
I added sunshine to this windowless space by using the Zondra chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in Meridian Citron:
Their Prescott mirror multiplies the light in the room. It also made me look 4″ taller and 20 pounds thinner:
Down the hall, hand painted metallic dragonflies dance around the hammered copper sink in John Starbuck’s powder room:
John lined the hallway leading to the bedrooms with some of the stunning artwork I mentioned:
Kim Zimmer shows why designers are thrilled brass is back with Kohler’s Essex bar faucet and a basket weave marble from Mission Tile:
She also used Schumacher’s A Twitter wallcovering as the inspiration for the Family Room Wet Bar. The chair is from show sponsor Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams:
I loved going behind the scenes with Traditional Home’s photographer Werner Straube and Senior Architectural Editor Amy Elbert. I wanted to hang out with them for the whole shoot! Here, Werner is setting up to take Scarlett Scales‘ photo for the magazine:
Scarlett mounted and framed pen and ink sketched portraits from an antique book to create this one-of-a-kind piece:
She also added this fabulous antique French bathtub in one corner:
In Project Manager JoAnne Haynes white marble Guest Suite Bath, Sally Anderson, of Transformational Design, hand painted a custom graphic with metallic silver accents on the walls:
JoAnne turned an antique daybed, with green and gray accents, into a great reading spot in a window nook in the Guest Bedroom:
And amped up the color quotient with modern bold green pagoda lamps:
JoAnne kept the space light and fresh by adding a painted wood ceiling, bed linens from Teresa Ofman of Lulu, Mary McDonald for Schumacher draperies, and a fab gray and white chevron lantern.
The most repeated comment from guests during the run of the show was how much the house feels like a home, not a showplace. As it was the intent behind this project, those words were music to our ears and food for our souls.
If you came by, thank you for helping to catapult our Interior Design program to the next level. It was great to collaborate and get to know the other designers, alumni spanning the course of O’More’s 40+ years, and speak with guests touring the house.
We are going to have a serious discussion with John Starbuck about the major art collection but, aside from that, this concludes our tour of the O’More Designer Show House. I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a look at some of the details. Feel free to show your support by visiting our website to learn more or by hiring one of the featured designers.
There is much more to see, so be sure to keep an eye out for our summer feature in Traditional Home!
I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you have a favorite detail, designer or space? Has one of our rooms inspired your next project? Leave a comment below.