Shannon Berrey

Cashiers Showhouse: Reflections

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The Cashiers Showhouse is always full of eye candy, but when you get to attend with
 a bunch of design bloggers, well, every detail is more appreciated and more enjoyed! 
Here's another picture of all of us design appreciators who were in attendance.  
{By the way...these girls all laughed at me for my (correct) pronunciation of Cashiers--
Caa-shurs--is the correct 'local' pronunciation, NOT Cash-eers}

LoriAngela , Me, Heidi, Rhoda, and Renae

Enjoying elevations of up to 4160 ft, with rolling pastures and grassy lawns, 
is a natures lover paradise. 

The entrance was deceiving. It felt as if you were entering a small cottage, but this estate was
 actually a sprawler. The 42-acre sanctuary adjoins 600 additional acres of conservation land.

The house is a true Southern masterpiece, created from logs reclaimed from 1930's
Tennessee Valley Authority construction sites.

The Stone Terrace was decorated by James Farmer in lovely chocolates and marigolds.
 It was accented with loads of blooming hydrangeas.


Charles Faudree designed The Entry. The main building was built in 1967.

This is the Before:

Charles does such a great job at creating a casualness while mixing
 European antiques from multiple cultures.

The Living Room Before: 

Carole Weaks, of Carole Weaks Interiors designed the room with custom upholstery
pieces designed by Ainsworth-Noah for their new line. 

The Master Bedroom Before:

Ann Sherrill of Rusticks designed this soothing retreat draped in gauzy linen:

The Kitchen Before:
Melamine cabinets, fluorescent lighting, green formica countertops...
'nuff said.

 Audrey Woods and Cheryl Benitez of Mountain House transformed the space by
painting the cabinets, removing the lighting, and they painted right over the countertop!  


The Sitting Room Before:

Debra Green of English-Green Interiors, did such a beautiful job on the upstairs Sitting Room . 


We all loved this industrial tiered side table


And the little pleated detail on the roman shades.

And check out the silhouette of the legs on the half round table in the corner.

The Music Room on the End wing was added in 1971. It was a log cabin that was dismantled
and rebuilt with each beam numbered.

 Tammy Connor of Birmingham, transformed this room into one of my favorite spaces.

I just love the idea of the hanging lanterns instead of table lamps! 

And the painted floors....L.O.V.E.

{we had to go barefoot inside the house, please don't think that we also had toothpicks in 
between our teeth and moonshine in our bags. These were the rules, peeps....just saying} 

Outside of the music room was the most delightful Gallery of Dogs Room designed by
my buddy, Sally Johannessen of Dovetail Antiques. There were so many people admiring
this space that I don't have many pictures of it! There were personalized collars and sweet
canine paintings. Trust me, it beautifully displayed Sally's deep love
 of man's best friend {she happens to have 7 best friends!} 

The Library is the other original room in the cabin.

Lynn Monday of Monday's House of Design enveloped the space with cashmere
plaid curtains, as well as silk, cashmere, and velvet upholstery.    

The Upstairs Getaway Before:

Skip Ryan of The Ryan Companies created such a sweet bedroom with canopied
 twin beds draped in toile and a tiny sage check.  


The Lounging Porch Before:

Outside of the Master Bedroom was the Lounging Porch designed by Francie Hargrove Interiors.
When the house was originally built it was open-air and was referred to as the 'dog run'.
This space was a huge crowd favorite.

The furniture was slipcovered with the most lovely outdoor fabrics designed to withstand nature's elements.

This dough bowl full of live moss makes a beautiful centerpiece for this outdoor dining area .
 {Francie's Design Rule regarding artificial flowers: 'If it doesn't grow, it's gotta go!'   AMEN!!}  

The height of the fireplace was even more appreciated flanked with the soaring plaid panels.

These enormous sconces bordered the french doors.   

This fantastic branch detail ran the whole perimeter of the porch's ceiling.  

The Dining Room Before:

The Dining Room was decorated by Tobi West. It was very classic with it's floral
 window treatments, brass chandelier and antiques.   
{This is actually shot from the opposite angle than the before}

Dianne Estes of D. Estes Antiques was responsible for the stunning Front Porch.  

There was a lot of lingering done at this custom porch swing. It was upholstered
 in a nubby linen and accented with nailheads. So pretty.

Looking off the porch, these are your views.


The estate's outbuildings include a two-car carport, an upper barn, a lower barn, and a pond pavilion. 
The pavilion is terraced with perennial gardens, a lake, dock, three ponds, and numerous walking trails.  

Here is the front of the house looking up at the Front Porch.

The weather was perfect to sit out overlooking the pond for lunch. We left the Showhouse
and proceeded to shop all the wonderful stores Cashiers has to offer!   

{Thanks Rhoda for letting me use some of your great photos!}

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