January 15, 2018


In: Interior Design, Travel


In November we made our way to the charming city of Savannah to attend the events of Southern Style Now as well as visit the Designer Showhouse orchestrated by Traditional Home. The Showhouse was perfectly situated in a historic Greek Revival home in the heart of the city, just blocks from well-known Forsyth Park. We thought you might enjoy a glimpse of the impressive ways the participating designers imaginatively transformed the spaces.

Both the entry foyer and hallway were designed by Michelle Nussbaumer with a lovely blue and white color scheme which provided the home with a perfect feeling of Southern hospitality.

We loved the mix of colors and patterns employed by Brockschmidt & Coleman that brought a modern sensibility to the design of the dining room.

Don’t we all love details? This table, designed by Lisa Mende, pulled layers of colors and textures together to create a dynamic focal point in the kitchen. The photo on the right is a section of the dressing room created by our friend Benjamin Johnston. We love the modern accents against the moody, tropical wall mural and historic fireplace surround.

The living room, designed by our friend Denise McGaha, has no shortage of color and pattern. “The Palm Lounge” looks like the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Designed by Melanie Turner, this bedroom has unique accents combined with antiques, warm colors, green and white vases and Sally King Benedict artwork.

The master bath, designed by Kevin Walsh with Bear Hill Interiors, is absolutely stunning. The black accents create a sleek look, while the small touches of green add unexpected charm. Such a timeless and beautiful design.

Another beautiful bedroom, this one was designed by Gen Sohr with Pencil & Paper Co.

Gen’s use of patterns creates an unexpected mix of classic and modern design that works very well in this restored historic home.

This fully tented guest bedroom designed by MA Allen Interiors has stripes from top to bottom. The colorful accents pop and add interest to this playful space.

We love the clean lines of this top floor bathroom designed by the Chad James Group which pairs a beautiful botanical wallpaper with classic accessories.

Even the courtyard was designed with unique accents to illustrate Savannah’s eclectic style.

Sarah and Ellen are pictured here with Ben Johnston in the room that he designed for the showhouse. Ben was also on the “Love It or Hate It” panel that was held at the SCAD Museum of Art and moderated by Anna Brockway of Chairish and Tori Mellott of Traditional Home. The week was full of many wonderful keynotes, speakers, and enlightening discussions.

With endless amounts of history, appeal and design inspiration, Savannah will always be a place that we come back to. We were delighted to attend the Southern Style Now events and to see the creative showhouse in person.  It was great fun to connect with old friends and make new ones.  We can’t wait to return next year!

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry

Feature Image by George Lewis


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