The 2012 ASO Decorators’ Show House is . . .


A 1929 English Georgian style home created by Atlanta architect Phillip Trammel Shultze has been selected as design (and party!) central for the 42nd annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens to benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. We’re told that historic Knollwood Estate, located at 3351 Woodhaven Drive in Buckhead, already has a few social gatherings under its belt,  having played host to some of Atlanta’s most noted citizens and fundraisers throughout the decades. This year’s stylish home decor fundraiser opens April 21 and will run through May 13.

“This is a home rich in history and well-known to Atlantans,” explains 2012 Show House Chair Amy Musarra in an email to us. “In 1976, we actually hosted a Show House in this very home. We are thrilled to be returning again in 2012, and we can’t wait to see how our amazing team of designers transform the architectural landmark.”

As Musarra indicates, a small army of creative home decor designers and landscape artists will spend the spring coming up with and implementing eye-popping rooms for attendees to marvel at and hopefully want to borrow for their abodes. We’re told Knollwood will play host to more than 30 different design spaces. And as always, the daily tours will benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its Education and Community Engagement Programs. Tickets purchased prior to April 20 are $20 and $25 after April 25. Assisting Musarra as this year’s co-chairs are Natalie Miller and Hillary Inglis. This year’s honorary chair is Judy Hellriegel.

To buy tickets or to keep up with the bold-faced name designers being added to this year’s Decorators’ Show House roster, go to the fundraiser’s official website. For the social media addicted, you can also follow updates on the official DSH Twitter account and Facebook page.