This year, the longest-running Home Show in Atlanta has attracted the talents of eight of metro Atlanta’s top interior designers. Each will create a beautiful seating area in a collaboration to feature various styles and design aesthetics. The designers will be available throughout the Show to discuss the design process with attendees. The eight vignettes will be part of the all-new “Total Wine & Design Experience” area presented by Total Wine & More.
Design participants include:
- Margaret Barnett and Walter Kennedy of Barnett & Co. (www.margaretbarnett.com), Decatur
- Robert Grayson and Andrew Harris of Grayson Harris Interiors & Design (www.graysonharrisid.com, Buckhead and Midtown)
- Maxine Hyland and Suzy Latham of Designers Unlimited (www.designers-unlimited.com, West Midtown Design District)
- Su Hodges of Su Hodges Interiors (www.suhodgesinteriors.com, Marietta)
- Connie Raines of C.F. Raines Interior Design (www.cfraines.com, Decatur)
- Pat Shankle of Pat Shankle Interiors (www.patshankleinteriors.com, Marietta)
- Barbara Heil-Sonneck of Design2Sell (www.HomeDesign2Sell.com, Smyrna)
- Cheryl Draa of Cheryl Draa Interior Designs (www.cherylDraaInteriorDesigns.com, Marietta)
“This is the first time the Fall Atlanta Home Show has been able to offer our attendees the chance to interact with so many top-quality interior designers all in one area,” said Show Director Michael Schoppenhorst of SEMCO, producer of the Atlanta Home Show. “I appreciate the efforts of Barbara English of TO THE TRADE ONLY, an interior design resource company, who identified the professionals we’ve invited to participate in the Show. Not only will they create beautiful rooms surrounding the Total Wine & More tasting area where adult guests can relax and sip wine, but each designer will be on hand throughout the show to chat with guests and answer questions,” he said. “I am thrilled to be a part of this event that will showcase how designers can be a valuable asset to homeowners and at the same time help an organization dedicated to assisting the homeless.” said Connie Raines, CF Raines Interior Design, Inc.
Total Wine & More, one of the nation’s largest independent beer, wine and spirits retailers (www.totalwine.com) will offer a sampling of red, white and sparkling wines to adult attendees. The cost is $5 per person, in addition to Show admission, to sample eight wines. 100% of the proceeds raised will benefit Hope Atlanta, the service programs of Travelers Aid of Metro Atlanta (www.hopeatlanta.org).
In addition to the Total Wine & Design Experience, the 2010 Fall Atlanta Home Show will feature exhibits from over 300 local home improvement companies, as well as seminars on a variety of topics. Guest speakers and hands-on demonstrations will provide attendees with tips and advice on home remodeling and repair, gardening and landscaping, energy savings, cooking, decorating, outdoor living and more. There also will be activities for children, live radio broadcasts and culinary demonstrations.
Sponsors and promotional partners include Viking, Pella, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Total Wine & More, Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine, Cobb County Fire Department and ConsultAHomePro.com. For an up-to-date list of confirmed exhibitors and speakers, visit www.AtlantaHomeShow.com.
The Cobb Galleria Centre is located at Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339. Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $10. Children 12 and under and adults 65 and over are admitted for free. Two-day passes are available for $15. Discount coupons are available through the website or the Show’s Facebook page. On-site parking is free. The Show’s 24-hour information line is (770) 798-1997.