2010 Symphony Guild Designer House

I was home last week for one of my quick drive-through-grab-style visits to Charlotte and decided to cruise through this year's Symphony Guild Designer House. When I was twenty-something and living in Charlotte right after graduating from college, I joined the Symphony Guild and one of my first projects was working at the designer house. Did you know that it is one of the longest running designer houses in the country? I always enjoy it and come away with many simple design ideas. If you are struggling this year to find the perfect gift for your mother, why not take her on a tour of the designer house and out to lunch. The 2010 Designer House is at the MET Terraces, 1225 Baxter Street at King’s Drive overlooking Uptown Charlotte. It is open through Mother's Day this Sunday, May 9th Thursday-Saturday 10 to 8; Sun 1 to 6. Tickets are $16. For more information: www.symphonyguildcharlotte.org/. I should mention Trader Joe's and West Elm are located in shopping area of the Met Terraces!

Dining Room by Phoebe Howard

There are so many things to like about this little gem of a dining room ~ the collection of artwork, the banquet, the varied seating pulled up to the table. You have to admire Phoebe Howard for always thinking outside of the box and bringing together traditional and modern elements for a room that makes a statement. Her color palette and mix of textures creates a soothing and restful space that makes you want to linger.

Bedroom by Ann Pearson

If you go, be sure to look at the detail on this bedskirt. We checked the resources and it is sold! Oh, I should mention that if you find something you can't live without, check the resources list. Most things are for sale.

I like the arrangement of prints ~hung above the bedside tables and over the bed. The simple yet sophisticated curtains are made from a brown ticking stripe in silk.

I also love the simple detailing of the shower curtain in the adjoining bathroom.

Bedroom by Betty Kohn
Betty Kohn's bedroom is very serene and painted a beautiful shade of pink. I've noticed this pink a lot recently in magazines, showhouses and on blogs. I think it is one of the "colors to watch" this year. This bedroom was a very personal space that did not feel like a showhouse room but rather like the well-loved bedroom of a mother, collector, traveler, or antique dealer!

I loved the sea fan placed behind the Staffordshire piece on this bracket in the room above.

This paint color is too die for! If I could give it a name I would call it Pistachio. It was not listed on the resources sheet for the room.

Sitting Room by Patrick Lewis & Catherine Walters of Circa

This room was so ethereal in person. It is painted the most attractive and restful shade of gray and the trim is also painted gray knocked-down-a-notch and in gloss. The mirror behind the desk extends all the way to the floor and the hostess said it took 6 men to carry it up. That might be a deal-breaker if it involved by own home and my own husband! The window treatments are made from a most-unusual sheer numby-silky-linen. The rooms that are done by Circa always look so simple but it's the extreme attention to scale and details that make them so restful and simply perfect!

I love this tablescape!
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