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 at the upcoming Flower Magazine Designer Showhouse, Dogwood Hill’s Holiday Collection, and new homewares brand, Trudie. Written by Natalie Aldridge.
Flower Magazine Designer Showhouse
Flower Magazine is thrilled to unveil the highly-anticipated revival of its illustrious Designer Showhouse in the fabled city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana! Opening on November 3rd, this charming southern city will serve as the backdrop for an extraordinary event, where fifteen renowned interior designers, all hailing from the South, will bring their magic to a Georgian masterpiece built by Ivy Residential Concepts.
Ivy House, nestled within Baton Rouge’s renowned Goodwood Estate, sits upon 16 1/2 picturesque acres adorned with a lush array of live oaks, hollies, camellias, and azaleas. The landscape’s impeccable design is the handiwork of Reich Landscape Architecture, a longstanding leader in Louisiana’s landscaping industry.
Inside Ivy House, a walled courtyard leads you into a dramatic entrance with a floating stairwell that welcomes you into a well-appointed home, replete with generously proportioned rooms, custom millwork, and opulent touches throughout. Outside, the backyard transforms into an oasis for outdoor living, featuring a year-round covered porch, a marble-clad pool surrounded by a chic hardscape and turf checkerboard design, and a charming brick cabana.
Margot Shaw, the founder and editor-in-chief of Flower magazine, has invited renowned design luminaries Barry Dixon to serve as the Honorary Chair and Mary McDonald the role of Design Chair. This year’s funds raised will work to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If this showhouse is anything like the last, it’s sure to be a spectacular showcase and a celebration of the very best in design and style!
Dogwood Hill Holiday Collection
Be sure to shop the collection and place your orders before October 20th to ensure a timely delivery before the holidays!
Introducing Trudie, the newly launched homewares brand founded by Katie Armour Taylor and Megan Sommers. Conceived over coffee, the pair bonded over their appreciation for vibrant patchwork quilts and shared their lament for the limited availability of such items in the market. They then embarked on a journey to craft their own distinctive designs, offering a whimsical reinterpretation of American country style.
Like a sweet escape to a place where the pace is slower, Trudie celebrates the ease of living and the casual elegance of the American countryside. The name “Trudie” is inspired by the pair’s admiration for pioneering Gertrudes throughout history, including luminaries such as horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll, writer Gertrude Stein, and sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, among others. Their unwavering confidence, distinctive style, and enthusiasm for life have provided significant inspiration for the brand’s development.
We are excited to see how Trudie expands and evolves! The initial launch collection is now available to shop.
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A Cotswold House Designed with Understated Glamour by Joanna Wood written by Ros Byam Shaw for House & Garden UK.