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Eric Ross is one of the leading interiors designers in the South. He has been decorating and designing rooms all his life, but professionally for over 20 years. In 2009, he began his eponymous firm working with clients in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and places beyond. When asked about his design style, Ross explained, “My personal design style is traditional, but my job isn’t to design what I like—it’s to listen to clients and help them discover what they love and respond to. I do believe that ALL good design is informed by the past.”


Eric’s designs have been featured in numerous magazines but most notably have been the Traditional Home, Southern Style, Southern Lady/Southern Cottages, and The Cottage Journal.  Blending the traditional styles of the past with modern technique has set Eric as one of the most prominent designers in the region and beyond. He has also published a book titled Enduring Southern Homes, in which he walks the reader through his design styles through various colonial, antebellum and modern designed homes. 


The Cashiers Historical Society is thrilled to welcome Eric Ross as the 2019 Cashiers Designer Showhouse Honorary Guest designer!

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Dan is greatly inspired by his childhood in the Adirondack Mountains, the country diners he visited with his family on hiking and cross-country skiing trips throughout northern NY, Quebec, and Vermont, and by his great and great-great grandmothers, who were both lumber camp cooks in the early 1900s.  His hearty, country comfort food is based on whole animal butchery, game meats, freshwater fish, old school preservation techniques, root vegetables, meat pies, sausages, and an undying obsession with maple syrup.


The name Sawhorse comes from Dan's memories of his family’s log cabin in the Adirondacks, where there was almost always a sawhorse around supporting anything from tools and lumber to canoes or kayaks. According to Dan: "The name was chosen to reflect the essential and utilitarian character of the food and the ambiance of the restaurant itself.  A sawhorse is not an object of art, but a tool necessary to complete a myriad of projects both artistic and functional...beautiful in its simplicity, and a timeless representation of place.”


The Cashiers Historical Society is pleased and honored to welcome Chef Dan Silo to the Cashiers Designer Showhouse as the resident chef for the event!

Interview with Chef Dan - At Sawhorse
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Glimpse Into Sawhorse
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