After months of planning and renovation, the finishing construction details are being installed in 2014 O’More Designer Show House, Presented by Traditional Home. As soon as the century old floors are refinished, the 6000+ square foot home will be turned over to the 27 designers who will work their magic on the empty spaces.
Right before a plague of epic proportions descended upon my house (now classified as a Superfund site), I popped in to get some final measurements for my window seat and meet with the electricians. I took a few snaps to share some of the details already installed in Dozier House.
Throughout the home, substantial new crystal and brass door knobs give a modern twist to an early 20th century design staple:
In an upstairs bath, original glass graces one of three petite windows seen on the front elevation:
In the voluminous Butler’s Pantry, the fine lines of the custom cabinets speak to the unusual front doors, original to the 1904 home:
Remember me saying that we were given only a color palette to start and then had free rein to design from there? I also mentioned that the entire team for the 2013 house created a cohesive look without knowing what everyone else had planned. The same is true for the 2014 House and is seen in the shape and style of some of the light fixtures already installed.
As a designer, I believe a house speaks to you, tells you what it needs, as it were. It’s clear that the group working on this house are listening.
A massive chandelier, demanded by the 12′ high ceilings on the first floor of the house, graces the breakfast room:
A beautiful wood and crystal beaded chandelier hangs in the sunroom, a new addition to the turn-of-the-century house:
One of the crystal and antiqued finish fixtures in the suite of three rooms I’m working on, hangs in a surprise space that, just like last year, isn’t on the original floor plan:
The centerpiece of the bedroom I’m designing is this gorgeous gilded iron and crystal beaded chandelier from sponsor Circa Lighting:
I added a beaded moulding ceiling medallion to anchor the fixture and dress up the room. It’s a small detail that makes a big difference, especially in a room painted in varying shades of white.
After a hazmat team conducts a search and destroy mission on my house, and the NIH clears us to rejoin the human race, I will get back to introducing you to some of the 27 (!) designers working on the 2014 O’More Designer Show House. Be sure to sign up for updates, so you don’t miss a post, because this is a seriously talented group, well worth getting to know.
The O’More Designer Show House, presented by Traditional Home kicks off its three-week run with a Preview Party on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Tickets are $75 and now on sale. Visit this link to join us:
The house has come a long way in a few short months and over the next two weeks the interior will come alive with style, infused by graduates spanning across 44 years of O’More’s history.
So, what do you think? Do you have a favorite show house or room? One of my all time faves is a fun bedroom designed by Ryan Brown in the Santa Barbara Design House. I would love to hear about YOUR favorite spaces, so be sure to share with the group in the comments below.
May your house stay plague free,