MELANIE COUCH &
Joan Anderson Interiors
DINING ROOM AND KITCHEN
Melanie Couch and Nancy Dyleski developed a lasting friendship while finding shared interests when attending The University of Georgia. Couch perfected her knowledge of textiles and design while Dyleski found her passion in Studio Art. Each pursued the field of design during their post graduate years Couch with House Dressing Interior Design of Gainesville, Georgia and Dyleski with Cullen & Company Interior Design of Athens. The two were reunited years later when their families moved to the mountains of Highlands, North Carolina. Both Couch and Dyleski realized the need for an “understated elegance” interior design group in the area and conceived Spruce Interiors, LLC. They share a love for blue and white, updated traditional spaces, the majestic landscape and climate of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.
Focusing primarily on residential design, Joan Anderson believes that the home environment should be centered around the lifestyle of the owner— livable and timeless. After moving to Cashiers full time, she opened a retail design studio, Joan Anderson Interiors, located in the heart of the village. Joan Anderson Interiors is pleased to join the Cashiers Design Showhouse for the fifth year. Anderson moved to Cashiers in 2012 and opened an interior design and retail shop where she has enjoyed meeting hundreds of great clients. Joan Anderson Interiors specializes in unusual and elegant lamps, rugs, and accessories. Whether it’s new construction or any size remodel, Anderson is always happy to help with a timeless design you will love for many years to come.
Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Acorns Director of Retail, Holly Laughridge may have received much of her design experience while on the job for the past nine years, helping owner Angela Williams design and decorate large parts of Old Edwards Inn, Half-Mile Farm, and 200 Main as well as the recent Old Edwards Club renovation. However, she says that her interest in interior design came about much earlier. “My father built furniture for Ethan Allen and Henredon when I was growing up. He converted our basement to an upholstery shop and often experimented with our own home furnishings. I was taught from a very young age to appreciate craftsmanship and quality, as well as intelligent design.” It is that craftsmanship and sense of timeless design that Holly wants to share with the public via this year’s Showhouse. It ties nicely into what she loves most about working at Acorns. “Helping a guest turn their vision into something tangible is so rewarding. Selecting items for Acorns that people love and want to purchase for themselves is just the start to that adventure. I like being their guide along the way.”
Eric Ross Interiors
Interior Designer Eric Ross has more than 20 years of design experience. With a background in bespoke furnishings and a penchant for traditional fabrics and antiques, Ross creates dynamic home interiors that blend comfortable Southern living with timeless style. Blue-and-white porcelain, mixing fabrics on furniture, statement print curtains, artistic wall groupings and tasteful displays of homeowners’ personal collectibles star among Ross’ signature look, which celebrates the most appealing tenets of Southern design. Ross enlivens spaces and works magic with his refined Southern aesthetic. His lush designs reflect his traditional style as well as the passions and preoccupations of his clients. His work has been published in Traditional Home, Southern Style, Southern Lady, The Cottage Journal and many other publications. His debut book, Enduring Southern Homes, published by Gibbs Smith in March 2019, is already in its second printing. Ross lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Ruthann, daughter Julianne, and Cavalier King Charles Span- iels, Prince Darby and Dixie.
MAIN FLOOR DECK OUTSIDE
DWH Interiors opening offices in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) is the latest milestone of founder Douglas Hilton’s 30-plus year career in the Atlanta design community. DWH Interiors is a boutique firm founded on personal service and attention to detail. Hilton brings his experience in logistics, interior design and running a wholesale showroom to each of his projects whether a high-rise condo, primary residence or a vacation home. Hilton is known for his use of art and color. He loves to use large, over-scaled pieces to add a focal point and interest. Creating gallery walls is also one of his signature looks, intricately mixing varied sizes and styles of art together to form a display that creates conversation and visual pleasure. He works with each client to help them create their personal signature look. He has been quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Northside Neighbor, given talks at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and has spoke at the 2018 Cashier’s Showhouse. His work has been published in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Modern Luxury, Elegant Homes, The Atlanta Journal and New York Times Magazine.
Cathy Rhodes Interiors
After graduating from Vanderbilt University and spending nine years in corporate banking, Rhodes decided to turn her weekend design hobby into a business. She launched her design business in Atlanta in 2000 and has been helping clients create comfortably elegant homes ever since. Cathy is adept at combining traditional design elements with a touch of glamour to create timeless and inviting spaces that flow easily from one room
to the next. Her goal with every project is to create a home that her clients look forward to coming home to and entertaining in. Her work can be found in Atlanta as well as North Carolina, South Carolina and Arkansas.
TERI DUFFY &
MEGAN DUFFY HAMILTON
JAMIE ELLIOT MCPHERSON
T Duffy & Associates
BEDROOM FACING MOUNTAIN
Tribus Design Studio
SIDE GREAT ROOM
J. Elliott Style
SIDE GREAT ROOM
TeriDuffy and Megan Duffy Hamilton are the ultimate mother-daughter duo. T Duffy & Associates has been recognized as an award-winning design company, including multiple ASID awards and specialization in high-end residential projects for over 30 years. Duffy started her business in Atlanta and has since been working all over the United States. T. Duffy & Associates actively collaborates with architects to gain a classically eclectic design that is timeless with extraordinary attention to detail. The interiors reflect the aspirations and personalities of each client. No two jobs are the same.
Tribus Design Studio an award-winning luxury residential and commercial interior design firm has a passion for creating distinctive, sophisticated spaces. With offices in Greenville, Lake Keowee, Asheville and Atlanta, Tribus offers the ultimate client experience. The result is a design that functions beautifully and inspires the people who experience it. Susan Peace Vernon, vice president of Tribus Design Studio and Kerry Howard, principal interior designer at the firm, are ASID-certified experts with the vision, creativity and experience to fulfill a vision with integrity. The Tribus team uses a systematic design process to understand client expectations and to exceed them.
2019 marks Jamie Elliott McPherson’s 20th year in the interior design industry. His career began as a certified kitchen designer in Atlanta. After receiving many requests to take his design expertise from the kitchen to the whole home, Jamie began offering full interior design services. His love for creating classic, comfortable, and inspired living spaces brought him to create J. Elliott Style, a boutique interior furnishings and kitchen design showroom, located in historic downtown Highlands, NC. Along with bespoke cabinetry, upholstery and case goods, J. Elliott Style offers interior design services, original local art, unique accessories, and wide variety of specialty candles. McPherson believes, while injecting his fresh and modern approach to design, every project should be personalized for his clients and an authentic representation of who they are.
Lisa Wester Interiors
DOWNSTAIRS LEFT SIDE
An Oneonta, Alabama, native, Lisa Wester embraces timeless Southern design to create spaces with a sense of history, passion, story and substance. Her signature is a haven which represents the owner. After working many years in design, Wester created Lisa Wester Interiors in 2016. She specializes in new construction and renovation projects as well as interior and exterior concepts. A home that evokes thought and feeling through carefully curated design is a hallmark of her work. She works with clients to blend their family heirlooms with updated fabrics and finishes to make each project truly one
of a kind.
Bruce Andrews Design
Since immigrating to America in 1997, Bruce Andrews Macdonald has worked in the fields of advertising, fashion, furniture manufacturing and interior design. With the launch of his eponymous firm Bruce Andrews Design in 2014, Andrews took the step of realizing the long-held dream to manufacture bespoke furniture of impeccable quality in America. His collections include limited editions such as the Collection Skye, the Azure Collection, Dune Collection and Collection Esme. His Cu- rated Collection, designed for those who lead casually relaxed lifestyles, debuted in April 2017, and in October 2017\18 he launched the Park Avenue Collection for Henredon. Andrews has created private interiors for discerning clients, as well as honing in on design pieces for boutique hotels such as the Woodstock Inn in Vermont, and the new Beverly hills hotel refurbishment in Los Angeles.
LOWER LIVING AREA
IN BARN HOUSE
With a fresh design perspective and keen knowledge of the marketplace, Christy Dillard Kratzer has been creating award- winning interiors for more than 17 years. Employing a customized approach that reflects her residential and commercial clients’ needs and interests, Dillard’s
look translates into a variety of signature styles that are at timeless and classic. She was chosen to design a licensed furniture collection for Lorts Manufacturing in 2010, and that collaboration resulted in a high-end transitional line of furniture that’s sold to a national clientele. Currently, new designs are underway with a focus on the dining and bedroom areas of the home. Dillard’s office is in Atlanta, and she works on projects throughout the Southeast, including residences, showhouses, and commercial spaces. She is active in the American Society of Interior Designers, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center events and education programs and is a member of ICAA Southeast.
Dee Simmons Interiors
St. Simons, GA
BARN UPSTAIRS LEFT BEDROOM AND BATH
Dee Simmons’ unique sense of style and passion for travel have always been the main sources of inspiration for her design projects. She prides herself on attention to detail and intimate collaboration with client, architect, contractor, and an array of other professionals and artisans to facilitate each project phase seamlessly. While the location and style of her work are diverse, a respect for local architecture and history is at the core of her projects. Simmons’ firm has office locations on Saint Simons Island and Atlanta. Her showroom, Delinah Simmons, launched in April of 2018 and is home to almost 30 national and international brands servicing the A&D communities in the six Southeastern states. Dee is NCIDQ certified and a member of ASID.
LEIGH OLIVE MOWRY
BARN BACK BEDROOM AND VERANDA
Leigh Olive Mowry is devoted to reaching potential. Envisioning and achieving the inherent beauty of spaces is her lifework. She believes comfort is the ultimate luxury and strives to provide her clients with spaces that inspire them to flourish and thrive. Mowry is the owner of Atlanta based Olive Interiors, which she founded in 1998. As a graduate of Auburn University’s College of Interior Design, with over 20 years of experience, Leigh brings a comprehensive knowledge of decorative arts and interior architecture along with a deep love for the the art of interior design.