Atlanta Symphony Associates Announces Designers for 2014 Decorators Show House Gardens

Modern Southern design is something that truly envelops you and makes you feel at home while also adding a modern chic element to surroundings. This is something that this year's list of designers for the 2014 Decorators' Show House & Gardens know all to well. Presented by Atlanta Symphony Associates and benefiting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, this year's project promises to bring an element of inspiring design that equally celebrates the city and the organization. Read on below to find out all about it as well as when the finished house will be open to the public for viewing. The 44 th annual Decorators' Show House & Gardens (DSHG) is going pink at Palazzo Rosa, historically known as the Pink Palace on West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead. This year designers, who are both locally and nationally recognized, will showcase their individual talents and design styles while incorporating creative trends in this iconic Atlanta home. The Decorators' Show House will be open to the public from April 26 - May 18, 2014, and all proceeds benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its education and community engagement initiatives.

"Having worked on this project for the last seven years, I am continually amazed by the vision our designers bring to Show House year after year. As a society, it is easy for us to fall into complacency, but the DSHG designers strive to shatter the glass wall that separates the public from interior arts. They always deliver a level of sophistication that bridges the gap between luxury and the comfort a modern family requires," said Brooke Brantley Merrill, the 2014 Decorators' Show House Chair. "As the Chair Person of the 2014 Decorators' Show House and Gardens, I am honored to serve them in this pursuit of attainable opulence." The 2014 Decorators' Show House & Gardens designers are: Barbara Heath - The Mercantile Loren Audrey Taylor - Anna Abrams Design Barbara Westbrook - Westbrook Interiors Maria McLaurin Nutt & Clay McLaurin - McLaurin Interiors & Clay McLaurin Studio Bryan Kirkland - BAK Designs Matthew Quinn - Design Galleria Clay Snider - Clay Snider Interiors Melanie Turner - Melanie Turner Interiors Ed Castro - Ed Castro Landscaping Michael Habachy - Habachy Designs James Farmer - James Farmer Designs Michael Boyd - Smith Boyd Interiors Janice Palmer - Palmer Design Group, LLC Randy Korando - Boxwoods Gardens and Gifts Jimmy Stanton - Stanton Home Furnishings Robert Brown - Robert Brown Interior Design John Oetgen - Oetgen Design Incorporated Stan Topol - Stan Topol and Associates Kellie Griffin Donnelly - Kellie Griffin Interiors Timothy Corrigan, Inc. - Timothy Corrigan Lance Jackson - Parker Kennedy Tish Mills - Harmonious Living Laura Walker - Verde Home Traci Rhoads - Traci Rhoads Interiors Lila Pryor Frank - Lila Pryor Frank Interiors Palazzo Rosa is a dream for both designers and design enthusiasts. Each room will undergo its own transformation, and Show House guests will be able to interact directly with designers, shop everything design-related while there and bring home a myriad of creative inspiration and ideas.

Tickets are available at decoratorsshowhouse.org . If purchased prior to April 26 th , tickets are $25. Beginning April 26 th , tickets purchased online or at the door will be $30. Organized by the Atlanta Symphony Associates (ASA), proceeds from the event will support the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its many influential education and community engagement programs. These programs help to nurture the talent of emerging young musicians and bring music into the lives of the people within the Atlanta community and beyond. the ASO's Talent Development Program, which is celebrating its 20 th anniversary this year, trains and supports gifted, young African American and Latino musicians through private coaching, mentoring, and performances, and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra is a hub for some of the country's most talented young musicians for nearly 40 years.