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Friday, March 29, 2013

today's ANGLE: Franklin's O’More Designer Showhouse attitude, a point of view, a design perspective from Interior designer Kathy Sandler of Sandler Design Group and creative author of her amazing blog Live the fine life
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Today's city slant:

Franklin's O’More Designer Showhouse,Tennessee

The Berry Cottage
(picture taken under construction)

Interior designer Kathy Sandler is working on an exciting and unique project benefitting her almamater, O'MoreCollege of Design.  Kicking off with a Preview party on April 4th, of which Kathy is Co-chair, O’More College of Design and Traditional Home magazine are presenting the O’More Show house in downtown Franklin, Tennessee - about 20 miles from downtown Nashville. Seventeen leading interior designers - all O'More alumni spanning four decades have been selected to participate in the project at Berry Cottage.  How amazing is that?  Guests of the Preview party will get a first look at The Berry Cottage, a 4,000 square-foot transitional Shingle style home, an opportunity to meet the participating designers and talk with Traditional Home editorial staff with cocktails and Southern hors-d’oeuvres in hand. Mmm mm. RSVP HERE to purchase your Preview party ticket. The house is open to the public April 4-21. Tickets are $20 at the door.


Kathy gave us a peek inside her Designer room in The Berry Cottage........ Love the colors!!

Kathy is designing the Storage Studio which is an 11' x 14' found space in the attic. She adds," the colors are citron, celadon and blue. I'm mixing chrome and glass with vintage leather and rich woods. The rug is a custom piece from Nashville Rug Gallery and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams lent me two chairs, a floor mirror and a large piece of contemporary art. I'm also adding in a touch of BlogTour in the art." 

Besides seeing the amazing O'More Designer Showhouse, Franklin looks like a great city to visit!! It is in the county seat of Williamson County, Tennessee and filled with interesting architecture, fun shops, stylish boutiques and cool looking restaurants. Kathy drove around and snapped some great pics:

Franklin- Historic Main-Street



How adorable is this city? 

Love the Art deco Marquis for the Franklin Theatre. See pic:

Franklin Theatre: Fab looking Theatre for movies and music!

And ya can't forget shopping! Ahhh, Kathy has a good eye. Some amazing details in these shops!

Iron Gate gorgeous store owned by designer and Rozanne Jackson

On Main Street, Haven - Sanctuary of Style -  chic clothing boutique 

Rock Paper Scissors fun store with high end papers and stationary. Owned by Lauren Rauter, former chair of O'More's Fashion Design department

And when your'e hungry, here are some of Kathy's foodie picks in Franklin:

 Jason McConnell's 55 South Restaurant - Casual lunch or dinner 
and has a great bar.

Jason McConnell's Cork and Cow Restaurant - Elegant dinner spot. 
Go for Happy hour if you cannot get a table reservation.

Thank you Kathy for sharing Franklin and the Designer O'More Showhouse! 
So Amazing!

1 comment:

  1. Now I know more about the O'More! hahahaah. I'm sure I"m the first person EVER to make that joke. I like learning about cool places like this, and especially like all the pics and hotspots added to the post. Thanks.


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