Posted on November 8, 2017
We’re counting down the days until the second annual Southern Style Now Festival and Showhouse, taking place this year in gorgeous, historic Savannah! This highly anticipated celebration of Southern design takes place November 9-12 and will be marked by keynotes, panel discussions, cocktail and dinner parties, exhibitions, and a showhouse. The festival is open to the public as well as to design industry professionals. Here’s a look at where you can find Crossville during the four day event.
We’ll be at the opening gala Thursday night November, 9 at 6:00 pm. This will be the first chance to tour the 1854 Greek Revival showhouse located in Savannah’s landmark historic district. We can’t wait to see what the 23 A-list Southern designers will reveal, and of course, we are especially excited to see how four of these talented designers have incorporated Crossville tile collections into their designs!
On Friday, November 10, at 11:30 AM, our own Lindsey Waldrep will moderate a designer panel discussion, “Trends & Traditions: Southern Style Evolves.” A panel of interior designers and editors will explore questions such as what and who makes a design trend, where do they come from, and what determines how long they last. The panel will also consider the design styles and staples that are immune to trends. Learn how to decide what’s fleeting, what’s timeless, and how to spot the difference.
The Southern Style Now Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home, is the centerpiece of the four day festival. The 5,5000 square foot, four story home is located at 20 West Taylor Street and boasts views of Monterey Square. Built in 1854, the home has been under historically appropriate renovation and features original details including plaster moldings, heart pine floors, and marble fireplaces. The showhouse will be open daily for tours from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM, from November 10 through December 1*. You can purchase showhouse tour tickets here.
*End date for open house is subject to change.
Meet a few of the Southern designers who will incorporate Crossville tile in their Southern Style Now showhouse designs, and discover where to find their creations. (There’ll be even more spaces than those mentioned here, so keep watch for other details to be shared during and after the festival!)
Kevin Walsh will bring elegance to the Savannah showhouse master bath with Crossville’s glossy black Savoy in a creative pattern with just the right trim. Known for his “glamorous yet comfortable style,” Kevin is the talented designer and the proprietor of the design firm and design shop Bear-Hill Interiors in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Lisa Mende will leverage our Laminam I Naturali in Calacatta d’ Oro for a stunning presentation in the showhouse kitchen. The principal of Lisa Mende Design of Charlotte, North Carolina, Lisa is known for creating traditional interiors with a modern vibe for clients throughout the Southeast and beyond. Named by Charlotte Living Magazine in 2015 as one of Charlotte’s Top 10 Interior Designers, Lisa maintains a busy schedule with interior design projects, as well as social media and as a brand ambassador for events and companies across the United States.
Chad James will add depth and dimension to his Southern Style Now design with our Buenos Aires Mood in Malbec—a great choice for a beautiful bath. The principal of the Chad James Group, an architectural consulting and design firm in Nashville, Tennessee, Chad embraces a design philosophy centered on a meticulous approach to quality in design. His rich international portfolio includes whole home renovations as well as new commercial construction, such as office spaces, restaurants, and boutique hotels.
Denise McGaha will transform the home’s living room and incorporate a sophisticated herringbone patterned floor with our Yin+Yang in Tea Garden. Principal and owner of Denise McGaha Interiors in Dallas, Texas, Denise delivers fashionable, diverse, and adventurous designs for clients who live on the fast track, specializing in turn-key, concierge-level service delivered in 90 days or less. Denise’s trademarked process for “Designing with a Deadline” makes her the go-to designer for clients who want luxury without the wait.
Be sure to follow @crossvilleinc across social media to keep up with all the Southern, stylish adventures. We’ll offer extensive updates and recaps to share all the inspiration.