Cashiers Showhouse 2019


Last Friday Mr. Savvy and I drove up to Highlands, NC to tour the Cashiers Historical Society annual showhouse. I think most of us think of a showhouse as being grand, or a home with all the latest ammenties, but this year the showhouse was a rather plain Jane mountain cabin with a finished basement on some beautiful land and with a spectacular view in the backyard.
Designers from all over the south were invited to decorate different rooms and here are some photos that I snapped with my phone.

As you enter the front door this was to the left. I loved all the blue and white and that dark blue wall.

The windows were also painted in the same blue and beautiufl fabric was used for the drapes.

This is the view out back. I didn't even know there was another large outcrop of granite like Stone Mountain in Georgia near where I live.

Straight ahead from the front door is the living area and Eric Ross was the designer. I was hoping he would be there so I could meet him, but he had returned to Nashville for work obligations.
He did a fabulous job with the space covering up the paneled walls with fabric. Eric is all about beautiful fabrics in his designs.

This is across from the photo before this one and you can see more of the drapes covering the walls.

The rooms were tiny so it was hard to get good shots. This was a cozy bedroom dressed in greens and white.

This pretty daybed was in another bedroom.

I loved this tall black metal bed in another bedroom.

Across from that tall bed was this antique chest of drawers and this nice dog bed. I need one of those for Miss Bailey.

Next is the lower level. This was such a cozy area.

This was a cool hanging bed that just beckons you to relax on it.

Step outside from the lower level and there's a cozy seating area and a grill ready to cook out on.
Perfect for mountain living in the summer.

A short golf cart ride to the barn and up a flight of stairs you'll find this bed tucked in a small space. I loved the pretty bedding and that oversized lumbar pillow. This was a petite barn and I didn't take outside shots because they had vendors set up selling things.

I wanted to bring this beautiful pillow home. Love it!

I loved this window seat next to the bed.

A modern desk was set up to create an office space.

I believe each window had a window seat making good use of space.
I couldn't get a lot of photos because there were several people in this tight area and it was rather warm so we just quickly walked through.

Every nook and crannie was filled on this floor of the barn.

I found this photo of the exterior at Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles. I think the bushes had been trimmed some and the grass cut for the show. 

You can find more infor and who the designers were at Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles.

This house and acreage can be yours for $2.5 million.

It's the weekend again, enjoy!


  1. I really wanted to get up there so thanks for the pictures! It looks really cute!

  2. I especially loved the dark blue wall! So cozy!

  3. Most of what is in the house I wasn't crazy about although I love painted paneling, very cottagy. Now the barn rooms were more my style. Love those window seats - we are thinking of adding one in our breakfast nook! Love them. I like that bird pillow and the fabric on the roman shade. I bet you could find that fabric and have a pillow made.

  4. Thank you for these photos. I enjoyed the Showhouse this year. A very livable space in peaceful colors.

  5. Beautiful - but I've never seen a place so heavy into drapery!

  6. Always love seeing this showhouse! Thanks so much for sharing Kim!

  7. I am not into the cabin look but the designers picked out some beautiful things to decorate this place. That view Oh MY!!! Gorgeous. Happy Friday.

  8. You are right....plain jane!!! Not a pretty mountain house and the price??

  9. I think my favorite area was the entry with the blue wall. Thanks for sharing this with us Kim. Bette Jo Denny

  10. Thanks for the tour, Kim! So many beautiful details all around... The fabrics, the accessories and the way the designers put together these spaces is wonderful inspiration!