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First Look: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 2012 Decorators’ Show House

The Decorators' Show House & Gardens is one of several fund-raising events of the Atlanta Symphony Associates. One hundred and fifty designers competed to be among the final 25 firms selected for this year’s show house.The annual event has garnered $1 million for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the past five years, with proceeds supporting a wide range of programs, including the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Concerts for Young People series and the Talent Development Program that nurtures promising young Latino and African-American musicians pursuing careers in classical music. 

The Atlanta Symphony Associates has announced a series of special events as part of the Show House this year. Special presentations — including lectures, book signings, wine tastings, and cooking demonstrations will be held at Knollwood, see below and mark your calendar.  Of course we would love you to include any in post coverage as well!

·         Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – 11:30 a.m.
Three Aspects of Southern Style - In this special “Meet the Author” event, Susan Sully explores three aspects of Southern style — a love of the past, a passion for the new, and an abiding fascination with the exotic. Together, these enduring attitudes have shaped the South’s regional style from the 18th century to the present. Ms. Sully is a leading authority on Southern architecture and design and a connoisseur of all things Southern and sophisticated.

·         Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.
The Life, Legacy and Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze - Join Norman Askins and Jonathan LaCrosse for breakfast and an informal conversation regarding Shutze’s amazing life and work, including his design of Knollwood Estate. Mr. Askins’s own Atlanta-based architecture firm specializes in historic preservation, restoration, and residential design. Additionally, he has been active in several arts/preservation organizations.

·         Saturday, April 28, 2012 – 2:00 p.m.
Boutique Wine Tasting - Join us for a boutique vineyard wine tasting and commentary from Master Sommelier Perrine Prieur of Perrine’s Wine Shop. Having emigrated from France in 2006, Ms. Prieur has been studying the culinary arts since the age of 14 and is a graduate of the highly regarded Le Castel sommelier school in Dijon, France.

·         Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 11:30 a.m.
Cooking Seasonal, Fresh & Healthy - Gena Knox will present a cooking demonstration, tasting, and lecture based on her new cookbook, Southern My Way: Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors. Ms. Knox grew up in the South and learned everything she knows about Southern cooking from her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In her book, she shares her passion for fresh ingredients and rich seasonings.

·         Thursday, May 3, 2012 – 11:30 a.m.
Farmer to Table - James Farmer presents “Farmer To Table: Food and Flowers,” a discussion of his unique approach to farming and living that combines gardening, entertaining, decorating, and cooking. Mr. Farmer will discuss the farm-to-table lifestyle and how you can use locally-available ingredients to entertain with style sophistication.

·         Wednesday, May 9, 2012 – 12:30 p.m.
Coming Home - James Strickland and Andrew Cogar of Historical Concepts, an Atlanta-based traditional architecture firm, will present “America’s Love Affair with Southern Architecture.”





April 21–May 13, 2011


Tuesday–Wednesday 10am–3:30pm (last entry)

Thursday 10am–7:30pm (last entry)

Friday–Saturday 10am–3:30pm (last entry)

Sunday 12pm-4:30pm (last entry)

3351 Woodhaven Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

Click here to find a ticket location near you.

The Show House Committee wishes to thank all participating venues for their help.

(404) 733-4935

-Sorry, no children under the age of eight are allowed at the Show House.
-No Photography, backpacks, strollers or bulky shoulder bags.
-Please wear flat shoes. Thank you.

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