Traci Zeller and I have teamed up to design a room in the Traditional Home showhouse, opening in conjunction with High Point Market in April! (read more after the break!)
Traditional Home Magazine and the Junior League of Greensboro are sponsoring an extraordinary design event, the proceeds of which will benefit the Junior League’s mission and its partnership with Cone Elementary and other worthwhile causes for the Greensboro community. Adamsleigh — has been chosen as this years show house. High Point textile magnate John Hampton (“Hamp”) Adams and his wife Elizabeth from Adamsville, South Carolina commissioned Luther Lashmit, talented architect to design the house. Mr Adams was co-founder of Adams-Millis Corporation, the first company in High Point to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Lashmit designed the house in 1929, but the house wasn't finished until 1931, you can read more about that here. Adamsleigh is known as “Greensboro’s Grandest House,” or more casually as “the mansion that socks built.”
The 15,000 sq foot Adamsleigh is a magnificent structure. You should click through and check out more photos from the real estate listing. Traci and I were surprised to find the house has it's own silver vault adjacent to the kitchen. It is pretty cool! I can't wait to see how this grand ole dame is transformed by talented designers who have agreed to participate! Here's heres a list of some of the designers you will probably recognize: Eric Cohler, Suzanne Kasler, Miles Redd, Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, Cindy Smith, Lisa Kahn-Allen as well a many North Carolina Designers like Cara Cox and Leslie Moore to name a few … Lot's of the industry's heavy weights,so Traci and I are really excited to be able to work along side some of the best in the industry. It should be a really exciting project for us. So at age 53, I'm doing my first show house! I never knew I wanted to do one before but I am really excited about our room and working with Traci! It is also the first time Traci and I have worked together on a project. I have to tell you so far, it has been a lot of fun!
We have been working on our design and are so excited about our "custom" features. Of course none of this could be possible if it weren't for wonderful sponsors!!!
Traditional Home and the Junior League have coordinated the participation of many, many fabulous industry partners! — As Traci said, we will be sharing more about our sponsors as the work progresses but for today, we wanted to share about a couple of women we have found that are truly special, and very talented! Let us be first introduce you to Sarah & Ruby Design Studio. Sarah and Ruby are textile designers who specialize in bespoke textiles and wall coverings …
Close up of the wallpaper from above. Don't you love the paperly look of this design?
Below are some of the cool patterns in their Chroma Collection.
Here are some “before” photos of our space? Take a good look now … because the “gentleman’s dressing area” is not going to look like that for long! We are going to make transform this area to its original glamourous state only with a modern twist!
The show house is running in conjunction with the High Point Market who is also a sponsor, so if you are coming to market plan to come visit the show house, there will be shuttles running daily. or even if you aren’t — Make time for a visit to the show house.
We will make it worth the drive!!!
If you can't make the drive, make sure to follow along on our blogs, Traci and I plan to document our work as we go along!
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