It’s showhouse season across the country and, although I haven’t seen any of them in person yet, I am planning to visit this year’s Lake Forest IL house, where designer Mark Sikes is honorary chair. Fortunately, I get daily glimpses of beautiful showhouse rooms on my social feed and so far, my favorite is a bedroom designed by the talented Sarah Bartholomew for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles‘ Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens. Thank God for social media, or else!
Bartholomew is an up-and-coming designer based in Nashville, TN with a stunning portfolio that reflects her fresh take on traditional design. Her Nashville home was published last year in Southern Living Magazine and it was breathtaking! Blue and white reign supreme in the design world as well as in Bartholomew’s room for this year’s southeastern showhouse.
Along with fellow designers Phoebe Howard, Tammy Connor and Margaret Kirkland (to name just a few), Bartholomew was given free reign over one of many rooms inside a historic property in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta. We don’t get to see the before shots but the finished space is nothing short of spectacular. Don’t you agree?
“Echoing the classic air of the house, the mother’s suite was inspired by idiosyncratic English style and Old World European charm. Using the architectural nuances and intimate size, an elegant blue-and-white fabric was the basis for the room. The walls and windows are punctuated by timeless antiques and eclectic prints for a jewel box interior. Drawing on the stylish interiors à la Carolina Herrera Baez’s country house in Spain, the layered guest room offers an elevated, yet inviting mood.” (Sarah Bartholomew)
And the best part is that Bartholomew shares a detailed story of the design on her blog – Sarah’s Studio. She generously describes the creative process and the inspiration that sparked her exquisite use of details throughout the room.
If you happen to be in or around Atlanta through May 14th, make sure to visit this beauty! I’ll be jealous 🙂