Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look into the newest designer showhouse, the fashion of Wimbledon, a historic home ready for repair, and a bit of glamour by Valentino. Written by Natalie Aldridge.
Here at The Glam Pad, we often draw inspiration from shelter periodicals. Magazines and other outlets offer unique interiors, home, and gardening content outside a typical monthly publishing schedule. One such magazine, Flower, dedicated to floral design and lifestyle, will be unveiling its first-ever designer showhouse. Set to make waves this September in Atlanta, the showhouse is poised to feature designers such as Bunny Williams, Corey Damen Jenkins, Suzanne Kasler, Alexa Hampton, and more.
Located within the iconic neighborhood of Buckhead, a classical Regency-style home designed by celebrated Atlanta-based architects, Peter Block & Associates, will become the canvas for a talented roster of designers. But the design does not end there. The grounds have been transformed by renowned landscape architect, John Howard, making the exterior a part of the showcase.
The showhouse will kick off on September 16th and close on October 2nd, 2022. Take a peek at some of our favorite work of the designers poised to impress this fall.
The tennis championship of Wimbledon has wrapped up another year of incredible tennis from professionals around the globe. Running from June 27th to July 10th, the championship marks the third grand slam of the tennis calendar and is the only of the four played strictly on grass courts. This year closed with Novak Djokovic taking home his seventh Wimbledon title and Elena Rybakina taking home her first title at just 23 years old.
I have a special place in my heart for tennis as a former competitive player. Following each grand slam has always been an enjoyable pastime but nothing compares to the excitement of Wimbledon. Unlike any other tennis grand slam, Wimbledon brings a bevy of royal style. Royals and patrons alike bring their A-game when attending. While Wimbledon is a sporting event, its spectator traditions include dressing up for the occasion.
Have a look at some of our favorite looks.
This Old House
In the market for a FREE house? The historic McGlashan-Nickerson house located in Calais, Maine is looking for a new owner to bring it back to life. Built about 1883 by Maine Red Granite Quarry Company for George McGlashan, a Scottish immigrant. McGlashan passed in 1888 and his widow then sold the property to Samuel Nickerson. The Nickerson family kept the home until 1985.
Since then the home has become a registered landmark and has been under the ownership of the National Park Service. The National Park Service used the home as an administrative office until 2014 when a new facility was built for their use and the home was abandoned.
Unable to find any takers to rehabilitate the historical estate since 2019, the National Park Service is accepting applicants through December 2022 to take over the home at no cost. The only catch is entering a 60-year lease of the home from the National Park Service and the duty of bringing the home to full working condition.
While a task such as this is a large undertaking, the historical significance and potential of this home are uncanny. For more information on the McGlashan-Nickerson house, visit Maine Preservation.
Bringing Glamour Back
Oh, glamour! How I long for the days of elegant living, dressing, and decorum. While those days are long gone, Valentino showcased its autumn-winter 2022-23 couture collection this past Friday shedding a glimpse of glamour on the globe. Taking place on the historic Spanish Steps of Rome, the fashion house paid homage to Valentino Garavani’s original house of couture, which he founded just atop the steps in 1959.
Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli known for drawing upon extravagance, eccentricities, and the storied past of the brand, made quite a spectacle by closing down some of the busiest streets of Rome for the show. Beautiful models sauntered down the Spanish Steps artfully lit to the sound of a live performance by English rapper Labrinth. Ending in a standing ovation, the show ended fashion week with a bang and provided the perfect dose of glamour in these precarious times.
Take a glance at some of the looks!
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