Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we look at the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 8th Annual Designer Showhouse, Jacques Garcia’s 75-piece auction from Château du Champ-de-Bataille at Sotheby’s, and the Kip’s Bay Decorator Showhouse grand return to New York. Written by Natalie Aldridge.
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 8th Annual Designer Showhouse
Get ready to be dazzled by the 8th edition of the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse event happening from May 11th to June 4th! This year will feature a magnificent 8,500-square-foot estate located on prestigious Normandy Drive in Buckhead. The estate will be adorned by a team of exceptional interior designers hailing from across the Southeast, including the likes of André Hilton, Melanie Turner, and Evan Millard, among others.
The sixteen-day event will raise funds for Camp Twin Lakes which offers an enriching camp program to almost 10,000 children and young adults annually, providing fully-adaptive and transformative experiences all year round. Exciting events will be held within the house such as the Moonlight & Magnolias Opening Night Party on May 10th. Other activities include watercolor classes, poolside yoga, book signings, and more.
To be a part of this incredible experience, secure your tickets here. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness the beauty of design come to life!
Jacques Garcia Intemporal: Château du Champ-de-Bataille Auction at Sotheby’s
Few designers command international recognition like Jacques Garcia. Raised in France in the 1950s, Garcia’s imitable upbringing led him to develop a discerning eye and interest in architecture and interior design. After graduating from design school in Paris, Garcia went on to train under contemporary architects where he developed the concepts for the interiors of Le Méridien hotels, the Royal Monceau à Paris, Hôtel Costes, and many other high-profile projects leading to the creation of his firm.
Garcia has since become one of the world’s premier interior designers, garnering international attention for his opulent style and ability to create luxurious spaces in any environment. His renovation of the Hotel Costes sparked a style revolution in hotels, restaurants, and private homes.
His ability to create traditionally elaborate interiors that honor his love of history and also cultivate modern projects that push the boundaries of design is a key to his success. Other notable projects of Garcia include Marrakech’s La Mamounia, the renovation of numerous private apartments at Versailles and 35 rooms at the Louvre, Hotel Vagabond Singapore, the Peninsula Paris, the Hotel Odéon Saint-Germain in Paris, the Bayan Tree Hotel in Qatar, over 30 restaurants across the globe, and many glamorous private residences.
In 1992, Garcia purchased the Château du Champ-de-Bataille in Normandy and began a decade-long restoration of the property. As an avid collector of Royal furniture, art, and objects dispersed after the French Revolution, the Château became his canvas for recreating period rooms. Château du Champ-de-Bataille represents not only a distinct moment in French history but a monumental achievement for Garcia.
An exquisite tribute to the timeless elegance of French artistry, this auction has been curated to secure the future and preserve the legacy of a historical estate. A total of seventy-five handpicked lots, each a masterpiece of furniture, porcelain, and sculpture, embody the designer’s lifelong pursuit of perfection in interior design. For over seventy-five years, they have scoured the world for the most exquisite pieces with royal and prestigious origins, seamlessly blending classic and modern styles to create truly unique and breathtaking spaces.
The auction will take place May 16th in Paris. Take a look inside the chateau and at a few of the 75 pieces that will be on auction.
Kip’s Bay Decorator Showhouse New York
The much-awaited Kips Bay Decorator Show House will be making a grand return to the bustling Big Apple this spring. After a three-year hiatus, this spectacular design event is set to open its doors to the public on May 11, 2023 for a month-long display of breathtaking creativity. Twenty-two of the country’s most accomplished designers, architects, and fresh faces will work their magic on the River Mansion, a historic gem located on the coveted Upper West Side. This 1902 building, which boasts mesmerizing views of the Hudson River, has played host to some famous personalities, including the Bronfman family and renowned actress Julia Marlowe.
Originally built as a single family home, River Mansion is known as one of the ‘Seven Beauties’, a prestigious row of Beaux Arts-style mansions that exude timeless grandeur, nestled between 105th and 106th streets and Riverside Drive. A symbol of affluence and sophistication, these architectural gems have captivated the attention of discerning eyes for over a century. River Mansion in particular has been home to many notable families, scandals, and incarnations of itself.
After existing for decades as a private dwelling, the mansion became a rooming house favored by creatives and other eccentric characters. In 1971 the home once again became a single-family home and most recently the home has existed as a two-family home. With Kip’s Bay Decorator Showhouse now at the helm of the historic landmark, new life will surely be brought to the majestic property. The Glam Pad cannot wait to see the transformation!
Some of this year’s designers include Lindsey Coral Harper, Mary McDonald, Neal Beckstedt, Penny Drue Baird, Sasha Bikoff, Timothy Corrigan, and Wesley Moon. The show house raises funds for Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Tickets and additional information can be found here.
Read our favorite articles of the week!
Chintz Imprints written by Patrick Kinmonth for World of Interiors.
David Kleinberg Gives a Century-Old Estate Just Outside NYC a Vibrant Update written by Jorge S. Arango for Introspective Magazine.
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