5 Design Trends from the FLOWER Magazine Atlanta Showhouse

After months of preparation, 21 of the interior design industry’s most notable designers gathered to create spaces in the FLOWER Magazine Atlanta Showhouse, located in the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood. The results were unveiled on November 4 — and they are nothing short of spectacular.

The 10,000-square-foot Regency-style home was designed by noted Atlanta-based architect Peter Block & Associates and built on over two secluded acres by luxury home builders Young & Meathe. Additionally, the house is dressed in a bounty of beautiful florals, as each of the 21 designers was paired with an equally talented florist to create arrangements to complement the look and feel of the room they designed.

Upon arriving, guests are greeted by a classic front portico with Ionic columns. Once inside, a three-story floating stairwell with custom bronze handrails sets the stage for an unforgettable experience. The interior of the home boasts a “long room,” a formal dining room with a marble fireplace, a paneled library, a separate catering kitchen, a multi-purpose “cutting room” with a potting porch, and a primary suite with separate “ his and hers” dressing rooms.

On the second story, there are four additional bedrooms, each with its own en suite, and a study with a home office. The terrace level includes a large family room, a secret speakeasy with an adjoining wine cellar, a guest suite with an en suite and private outdoor terrace, and a fully equipped spa/gym. The property’s exterior features lush English gardens and a European-style pool, with outdoor tablescapes and exquisite floral arrangements.

Looking to implement a hint of this fabulousness into your own home? Below are a few trends we love, inspired by the eye-catching spaces displayed in the 2022 FLOWER Atlanta Showhouse magazine.

This watercolor drawing depicts the 2022 FLOWER Atlanta Showhouse magazine. The landscaping is an ever-evolving work in progress, so the view of the entryway might appear somewhat different during each visit!

Pink Everything!

Pink has taken center stage in floral design colors and interior design trends in 2022. The romantic and feminine shade brings softness to a space and can take the place of a neutral such as beige or white. From statement walls to furniture pieces and fabric accents, pinks work brilliantly to bring year-round warmth and a sense of sophistication to your home. Take a look at Tammy Connor’s en suite, which pairs pale pink walls with gold accents. Smaller spaces, such as en suites, are a great place to start when taking a design risk.

In Mallory Mathison Glenn’s pink lounge and study, fun florals, statement art, and complimentary shades of blue make for a cheerful effect. Showroom guests will surely dream of curling up with a cup of coffee and a good book!

pink en suite designed by Tammy Connor

The en suite designed by Tammy Connor feels both nostalgic and modern.

Mallory Mathison Glenn's pink study

Take inspiration from Mallory Mathison Glenn’s study and revive your home with cheerful shades of pink!

Scenic Murals

Residential murals are the most substantial trend in wallpaper design this year. Scenic landscapes, intricate floral or botanical motifs, and other detailed designs deliver visual interest and whimsy to walls. Instead of repeating a pattern or print like wallpaper, murals depict a specific scene, such as a lively garden or gorgeous landscape — as evidenced in Mallory Mathison Glenn’s “Gilded Garden” room. The lovely garden scene depicts exotic birds and butterflies on blooming branches against a gold background, combining elegance and escapism.

In the bedroom designed by Lisa Mende, her striking use of pattern, print, and color does not go unnoticed. Bold yet rooted in tradition, the space has been fundamentally named “Aunt Betty’s Garden.” Take a nod from the pros and add a fabulous mural to your own home.

Gilded Garden second-story sitting room by Mallory Mathison

Appropriately nicknamed the “Gilded Garden,” Mallory Mathison Glenn’s second-story sitting room is definitely worth seeing.

  Flower Magazine Showhouse Bedroom by Lisa Mendes

Step inside “Aunt Betty’s Garden” by Lisa Mende, and take in the stunning “Jardin Bloom” mural. Bring your eyes to the ceiling for a complete view of the room’s fabulous details. Image: Anne Henley Walker

Safari-Inspired Prints

After many years of minimalism and white walls, people are beginning to turn to maximalism patterns and colors for their homes. With this trend gaining traction, bold statements, such as safari-inspired prints, are on the rise.

In the dining room by Alexa Hampton, handpainted Gracie Studio tiger wallpaper adds a sense of adventure and glamour. Likewise, downstairs in Tish Mills’s “jungle safari” bedroom, the overall feel is surprisingly chic. Don’t be afraid to make this attention-grabbing move in your own home!

Flower Magazine Showhouse Dining Room

Handpainted tiger print wallcovering is truly the “cat’s meow” in Alexa Hampton’s dining room design.

Tish Mills bedroom

Tish Mill’s safari-inspired bedroom is a major moment on the showhouse tour.

Traditional Details

From pattern mixing and the incorporation of antique pieces, traditional details have made a comeback. Rooms throughout the Showhouse incorporate classic art, antiques, and pieces with historical meaning. In Barry Dixon’s library, classical elements and oriental treasures from the designer’s recent trip to Beijing take centerstage. In Jared Hughe’s landing, different fabrics and pieces from the Ottoman Empire and Egyptian and Chinese cultures and antiquities are incorporated.

Barry Dixon's Library

Barry Dixon’s library is layered with a worldly mix of classical elements and oriental treasures.

Jared Hughe's Landing

This landing’s design is a fresh take on globally inspired, classic decorating.

Visually-Rich Tablescapes

As with maximalist interior design, visually rich tablescapes are debuting in homes everywhere. Retaining a cohesive theme, table designs feature an abundance of florals, linens, plates, glasses, and more. Chock full of colors, heights, and textures, lush tablescapes provide a way to showcase aspects of your personality and beloved family heirlooms and collectibles.

Caanan Marshall’s florals, combined with Elaine Griffin’s tablescape design, speak to this “more is more” trend. Jaw-dropping arrangements are adorned with sumptuous layers of color and texture, including native citrus fruit, tropical blooms, and even corn cobs. The rich green shades of the glassware, flatware, and Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates tie the look together.

Flower Magazine Showhouse tablescape

Caanan Marshall’s Renaissance-inspired florals and Elaine Griffin’s tablescape are absolute stunners. Picture: Drew Wills

No matter your appreciation for interior and floral design, FLOWER Magazine’s Atlanta Showhouse speaks to the old and the new. It’s an event that’s not to be missed, whether you’re seeking design inspiration for your own home or looking to go on a Saturday stroll through the awe-inspiring grounds.

Tea FLOWER Magazine Atlanta Showhouse will be open for tours through November 27. Regular tour hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm All tour parking is exclusively at the Chastain Arts Center at 135 Chastain Park Avenue, NW, Atlanta, GA 30342. Guests are asked to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled tour time for transportation. Admission is $40, and a portion of the tour ticket proceeds benefit Atlanta Ballet. You can find more information on the Showhouse and a list of participating designers by visiting flowermag.com.

All images courtesy of Emily Followill unless noted otherwise.

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Anne Henley Walker
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Anne Henley Walker

Anne Henley is Blueprint. Inc’s Content Marketing Assistant. She is a University of Georgia graduate, (Go Dawgs!) and is always on the hunt for her new favorite restaurant.

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