Cashiers Designer Showhouse

MThe 17th annual Cashiers  Designer Showhouse begins this weekend. This year’s home is situated on 29 beautiful acres and surrounded  by woods, ponds, winding trails, gardens and a spectacular view of Whiteside Mountain. The house is called the Hillard house, but it was built by Larry and Betsy Powell from Atlanta … it will always be The Powell House to me. All of the bedrooms were designed around the view—except one belonging to a teenager who slept all day. LOL, we all know one of those.

Built at the head of the Chattooga river, the home was sited and originally landscaped by John McCarly of Cashiers. The stone foundation was built using stones gathered from an old road leading to the property and the other stone used for the landscaping and gardens were locally sourced from Yellow Mountain located between Highlands and Cashiers. A skilled stone mason, Leland Huey, is responsible for all of the amazing stone work on the property.

The stunning porch featured below was designed by the talented Lynn Monday of Cashiers. I love Lynn’s use of Faux Boise china with the blue and white color scheme—I can never get enough blue and white! She repeats the pattern with the blue dinning chairs. The draperies perfectly frame the view and feature box pleated edging with a Greek key detail. The porch corners are anchored by large urns mossed and filled with ferns and the view is framed by large ivy topiary from Keven Hawkins. What a romatic setting for an Alfresco dinner. Lynn also has a new book out, Southern Mountain Living, with more design ideas for you.

The show house, The Powell House, only runs for August 23 through August 31 this year, so hurry on up to catch the wonderful view and beautiful design work. Here is a link the Cashier Historical Society for more information.

This original painting by Madeline    features the Powell house and family along with their favorite area haunts

This original painting by Madeline Carnethon features the Powell house and family along with their favorite area haunts

 

The Powell House with original landscaping

The Powell House with original landscaping

 

Blue and White Porch by the talented Lynn Monday

Blue and White Porch by the talented Lynn Monday

 

Lynn's porch design features an all blue and white color scheme

Lynn’s porch design features an all blue and white color scheme

 

Faux boise with blue and white—faux bois from Keven Hawkins

Faux boise with blue & white—love it—faux boise from Keven Hawkins

 

Drapery panels feature Greek key edging, pleated edges and blue tassel tie backs

Drapery panels feature Greek key edging, pleated edges and blue tassel tie backs

 

Faux Boise is repeated in the blue dinning chairs

Faux Boise is repeated in the blue dinning chairs

 

Hydrangeas line the side of the porch—blue & white lamps add to the intimate setting

Hydrangeas line the side of the porch—blue & white lamps add to the intimate setting

 

Large Urns lined with moss and filled with ferns anchor the corners of the porch—topiary frame the stairs

Large Urns lined with moss and filled with ferns anchor the corners of the porch—topiary frame the stairs—love the double lanterns

 

And that view—spectacular

And that view—spectacular

 

Charming garden leads to a woodland path

Charming garden leads to a woodland path

 

xo♥, Lissy

First two photos by Betsy Powell, all other photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

 

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28 Comments

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    Design Chic

    August 22, 2014

    What a beautiful home and the view is amazing. Love the blue and white on the porch and the addition of the brown faux bois china is perfect. Can’t wait to see more!!

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      lissyparker

      August 22, 2014

      I love the porch. The view is amazing—it’s the back view of Whiteside.
      xo

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    Suzette Parker

    August 22, 2014

    Absolutely stunning photos! Great job, as usual, Lissy!

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      lissyparker

      August 22, 2014

      Thank you so very much! I hope you can come and see the house.
      xo

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    Rosemary Harris

    August 22, 2014

    Seeing this house is an absolute must! There is great continuity of design from room to room with unique creativity with each individual space. A special thank you to Lynn Monday for her hospitality and kind spirit!!!

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      lissyparker

      August 22, 2014

      Lynn Monday’s porch is just beautiful. We should all be so lucky to have her design our homes.
      xo

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    Pattye Monroe

    August 22, 2014

    Very Lovely! You are the best for inspiring everyone to improve their own homes. I love your posts and look forward to each one. Thank you.

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      lissyparker

      August 22, 2014

      Thanks Pattye! I write this blog in hope that it will inspire others. Everyone has some creativity in them.
      xo

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    Leslie Hankey

    August 22, 2014

    That painting is wonderful! Love the faux bois china paired with blue. How refreshing!

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      lissyparker

      August 22, 2014

      Leslie, I love the pairing of the Faux Bois and the blue also. I hope you get a chance to see the whole house.
      xo

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    Keven Hawkins

    August 22, 2014

    Lynn Monday does it again. It’s great looking and so fresh with the blue and white. Can’t wait to see it in person. The French wire urns with the ferns are great and so are the topiary ivy. Gorgeous faux bois dinnerware too. Great job Lissy highlighting Lynn’s design. Beautiful post.

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      lissyparker

      August 22, 2014

      I hope you enjoy the house. The French wire urns may have to come live at the Parker house.
      xo

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    Holly

    August 22, 2014

    Another great post!!! Love the blue and white on the porch contrasted to all the lush green landscaping!!! xo

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      lissyparker

      August 22, 2014

      Holly, You would love this house. Make a trip to see it if you can. The view is amazing!
      xo

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    Loy Lauden

    August 22, 2014

    We really enjoyed this blog post and the lovely preview of the 17th annual Cashiers Designer Showhouse and Lynn Monday’s beautiful porch decor there. We can’t wait to see the entire show house. All the best, and much continuing success!

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      lissyparker

      August 22, 2014

      Loy, I understand you supplied the original logs for the home. Everything looks wonderful. Lynn Monday’s porch is a real show stopper—a love anything blue and white.
      xo

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    Harrison Powell

    August 22, 2014

    Was a blessing to spend my summers up there! Thanks for such a great tribute to my parents for creating such a special place for my brothers and me to grow up in. Miss that house 🙂

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      lissyparker

      August 22, 2014

      Harrison, You are most welcome! I loved hearing all of your Mother’s stories about the house. The house and setting are just so beautiful. You are a lucky boy to have had such a wonderful home to enjoy.
      xo

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    Jenny Ling

    August 22, 2014

    Love the blue chairs! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

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      lissyparker

      August 22, 2014

      I love those blue chairs too, but then I have a faux bois problem.
      xo

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    Sharon Owens

    August 22, 2014

    What a gorgeous home–and such a beautiful setting! I can’t wait to see it. Also love the ivy topiary and Faux Boise dishes by Keven Hawkins!

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      lissyparker

      August 23, 2014

      Sharon, More info on the house ASAP. Please make a visit, you will enjoy it.
      xo

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    Kelly - Talk of the House

    August 22, 2014

    Lissy, thank you sooooo much for sharing the house! I don’t think we are going to make the tour this year. So I will just have to experience it through your lovely posts. That blue and brown color scheme is gorgeous. We are currently looking at a lake house, and after seeing this post, I am thinking that might be a great color scheme for it if we end up with the house.

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      lissyparker

      August 23, 2014

      Kelly, Blue and White is a wonderful color scheme for a lake house. Good luck ob your search and have a great time looking.
      xo

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    Betsy Powell

    August 25, 2014

    Lissy-
    Your blog on the 2014 Cashiers Decorator Showhouse was a gift to me that brought to mind some of the best memories of my life! I left our” tour ” Saturday full of gratitude! Blessed beyond measure! What a privilege my husband and I shared in building a house on Timber Ridge for our three little boys.
    We never knew how impacting those growing-up- years spent in the North Carolina mountains would be. I thank God for them and recognize that they are the men they are today because of their years in Cashiers…Thank you for sharing a bit about such a wonderful place.
    Betsy

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      lissyparker

      August 25, 2014

      You are so very welcome!
      xo

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    Eric Ross

    August 26, 2014

    Thank you for sharing these pictures and blog! Would love to see more! My wife and I attended last year and loved it, we were so disappointed to not be able to get over this year! It is such a special event in such a special place!

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      lissyparker

      August 27, 2014

      Eric, I hope the next few posts will inspire you to make the trip.
      xo

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