Junior League of Greensboro 2013 Designer ShowHouse

Posted on | April 11, 2013 | No Comments

The buildup and buzz in the month of April here in North Carolina has always been about The High Point Furniture Market. Designers from across the country make their way in late April to the Triad to discover what’s new in the realm of interior design, home furnishings and accessories. Well, this year you’ll also find big doings over in Greensboro at that same time, which will certainly have those designers making a side trip to the “Gate City.”

In case you haven’t heard, the Junior League of Greensboro 2013 ShowHouse will coincide with the start of the Spring High Point Market. Billed as“Greensboro’s Grandest House,” Adamsleigh is the 2013 ShowHouse. Designed by Winston-Salem architect Luther Lashmit, the 33 room mansion was built in 1931 for High Point textile magnate John Hampton “Hamp” Adams, co-founder of Adams-Millis Corporation, the first company in High Point to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The mansion will showcase the creative talents of numerous interior designers from across the state as well as several well known national designers, such as Suzanne Kasler and Eric Cohler.

A few of our Participants from North Carolina Design are involved in the house. Wilmington interior designer Debby Gomulka is designing a Guest Bedroom and Bath. Most spaces require collaboration with a number of key individuals. Decorative Painter Nathan Wainscott, of Inspire By Color, added decorative finishes to the ceiling and the walls of these spaces. I love Nathan’s ability to create light and texture as well as his ability to evoke the desired atmosphere. Ceilings, walls or furniture, Nathan works his magic on any surface.

You know I am a big fan of Traci-Zeller. Traci is teaming up with fellow Charlotte interior designer, Lisa Mende. Together the duo is making wonderful things happen in The Gentleman’s Dressing Room. I spoke with Tracy about their vision for the space. “We want to create the feel of a men’s bespoke suit. This was a gentleman that was used to the finest things, and we want the room to convey that.”

The Dressing Room is going to be a visual display of distinctive detail that would befit the original homeowner, “Hamp” Adams. I love the fact that the custom made wallcovering for the space, which came from Sarah And Ruby Design Studio, has an elevation of the house taken from the original architect’s renderings. How creative! This only begins to describe to room.

Patricia Van Esschel of PVE Design did a spectacular rendering for Lisa and Tracy of what the Gentleman’s Dressing Room will look like once it is complete. She also did a beautiful rendering of the exterior of Adamsleigh. Patricia is a wonderfully talented artist! Thank you Tracy for allowing me to share the renderings. I also offer my thanks to Nathan for letting me share a few images taken around the estate, giving readers a just a hint of its grandeur.

Mark your calendars now. The Junior League of Greensboro 2013 ShowHouse will be open from April 20, 2013 – May 5, 2013. You can meet the designers at a special event on Friday April 26th, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The house will also be featured in the July issue of Traditional Home Magazine.

I hope you will make the trip. I know I plan to!

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