Thursday, November 14, 2013

Great Trunk Show November 19 and 20!

Private Viewing and Sale

Tuesday November 19th

2:00 until 8:00 pm

Wednesday November 20th

9:00 am until 2:00 pm

Hosted by Felicia Huger

958 Nawench Drive, 678-641-9061

IRVING AND FINE: Janet Gregg: Glamourpuss:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Don't miss Mario Nievera Wednesday Night at 7pm!

Tickets are still available. Contact the Atlanta History Center at 404-814-4150 or click here:

Forever Green: A Landscape Architect's Innovative Gardens Offer Environments to Love and Delight

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 7:00 PM

Lecture followed by book signing and reception INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $25.00

Join renowned landscape architect Mario Nievera who will lead us on an illustrated tour of his landscapes throughout the United States as featured in his first book, Forever Green: A Landscape Architect’s Innovative Gardens Offer Environments to Love and Delight. Nievera will showcase his extensive range of designs for civic spaces, parks, and residential estates, such as a garden terrace overlooking New York's Central Park to a public garden attached to The Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. His design work provides an extraordinary opportunity for ideas on how to create your own fabulous landscapes. Mario Nievera has a keen eye and talent to combine hardscape materials and lush plantings creating unique landscape compositions, which are admired and published in design magazines and newspapers throughout the world.

Mario Nievera, ASLA, is principal and partner of Nievera Williams Design, one of the top landscape architectural firms in the United States with offices in Palm Beach and New York. Nievera and his partner, Keith Williams, plan and develop diverse projects for residential estates, community parks, and corporate and institutional properties, both nationally and abroad. Nievera received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Purdue University in 1987. He frequently lectures about his firm's work throughout the United States. He is actively involved with the American Society of Landscape Architects and donates his firm's design and consulting services for many nonprofit organizations, as well as serving as a member of the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations. Nievera's work has been featured in many national and international design publications, including Architectural Digest, W, Southern Accents, The New York Times, Town & Country, House Beautiful, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and Garden Design. His firm has earned numerous awards and recognitions for their superlative and sensitive design work.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Imaginary Worlds at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life, is a fantastic exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The exhibit contains more than one hundred thousand plants which come together to form 19 living sculptures. This is the first exhibit of its kind in the United States. The plant sculptures are made with a centuries old technique called mosaiculture, and each piece is a living sculpture. Presented at the gardens are a unicorn,a shaggy dog, fish that spout water,a huge earth goddess and much more! You won't want to miss this wonderful event at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. For more information - click here.

All photos taken by Cecilia Young and are copyrighted.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Landing at Saipan, 1944, William F. Draper

This painting is by my great uncle, painter Bill Draper.  On this Memorial Day I would like to offer immeasurable thanks to all of the men and women who have died in service to our country.

For more of Bill's work during the second world war - click here.

Monday, April 22, 2013

House of the Week

President's Mansion, University of Alabama, 1840

image via Landmark Hunters, photo 1934

image by Barry Fikes Photography

To learn more about the house click here.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Decorators' Show House and Gardens 2013


The ASO Decorators' Show House and Gardens opens April 20 and will be open until May 12.

Set on a Buckhead estate, the 2013 Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House & Gardens is a grand chateau inspired by the great architecture of France. The house is considered to be one of William T. Baker’s finest works and is a testament to the fine craftsmanship and tasteful detailing characteristic of Baker’s architecture. The house is entirely clad in French limestone and, with its slate roof and zinc dormers, is a faithful interpretation of the great houses found outside Paris. The exciting interiors incorporate architectural antiques such as leaded windows, French paneling, and marble mantles. The wood parquet floors and casement windows with their decorative cremone bolts complete the effect.

Yesterday, I got to preview the house and visit with a few of the designers. Loved chatting with Melanie Turner, Bryan Alan Kirkland, Cristi Rajevac, Tish Mills, Bill Peace, Janie Hirsch, and Traci Rhoads. I snapped a couple of quick pictures with my phone, here's a sneak peek:

Grand Staircase, by Bryan Alan Kirkland Designs

Master Bath, by J Hirsch Interior Design, painting by Holly Irwin

Sitting Room, by Peace Design

To see a list of the designers click here. To visit the website and purchase tickets click here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour 2013

You won't want to miss the Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour this weekend, April 19-21.

Tour hours are Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of tour, $15 single house, $20 groups of six or more. Tickets purchased via PayPal may be picked up at Ticket Will Call, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1410 Ponce de Leon Ave during tour hours. Tickets may also be purchased at many retail locations listed at the Druid Hills Civic Association website.

illustrations above by Rod Pittman

To view the facebook page click here.

To purchase tickets click here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

House of the Week

In honor of Spring and the lovely weather (nevermind the pollen!).

via lillyslace blog

Sunday, April 7, 2013

House of the Week

Look what I found while visiting the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa - the University Club, built in 1834.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!

image above via Dear Lillie

image via Southern Living

image via Country Living

image via Eddie Ross

image via decorpad

image via Country Living

image via hgtv

image via opulent cottage

Monday, February 4, 2013

House of the Week

Spencer Woodbridge house, one of the oldest residences in Savannah, Georgia.

The house is for sale, listing here.

All photos from the listing.