Gina Sims Designs


Decorators' Show House and Gardens Tour

The 44th Annual Atlanta Symphony Associates' Decorators' Show House and Gardens opened to the public this weekend. Built in 1926, the Palazzo Rosa, or "Pink Palace" so named for the pink flowered trees that bloomed years ago, has been outfitted by some of the best designers in Atlanta. We were invited last week for a preview. These were a few of my favorite rooms.

 When you have walls like this, all you can do is bow down to them and ask them politely how they would like you to outfit their room.

 I love the playful, yet sophisticated use of pattern and color in this vignette and how they used the outdoors to influence their design.

When you climb the grand staircase, this incredible vignette sits atop the landing. The colors and shape and scale were spot on and the art and lighting was breathtaking.

 I loved this closet for a thousand reasons but I especially love that chandelier. I put it in a client's home last year and I still adore it.

In case you were wondering, this is pretty much what my bathroom looks like. Jaw dropped.

This image is opposite the tub in the previous picture. That's right, in the bathroom. I love a herringbone floor. Always and forever.

This elegant dressing table had me imagining I was Elizabeth Bennett-Darcy getting ready to receive guests in the main hall.

Fact: If I had this terrace, designed by Parker Kennedy Living, I would never ever go inside. This Scalamandre fabric is one of my favorite things.

 That wallpaper. That is all.



 I realize I should not include this picture because it has a bag of trash in the middle of it, but come on, how amazing is this!? That is  purple fire in the fireplace, folks. Those bold floral drapery panels and that awesome mirror….swoon. Brian Kirkland designed this. He's good.

What do you like or dislike about these rooms?

You need to see this place (there is SO much more!) for yourself. For more details, visit here.