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Meet the designers of the Southern Living 'Idea House'

The people who created the Southern Living 2012 Idea House, located in historic Senoia, Ga., will host a special, one-time-only Designer and Sponsor Day. The event will take place Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the Design / Project Team and Idea House sponsors, and ask questions about the architecture, design and product installations that have made this one of Southern Living’s most sought-after house tours to date. Tickets are $12.00 per person and can be purchased on the Southern Living 2012 Idea House’s website,

The designers and sponsors participating in the event will be stationed in rooms or areas in and around the Idea House to interface with those who tour the house and grounds. Each representative will be in the area most applicable to his or her design work or product installation, and will answer questions about the inspirations and ideas behind the house’s renovation.

The Idea House Project team includes the developer, Senoia Enterprises, Inc.; the development, The Gin Property, Senoia, Ga.; architecture firm, Historical Concepts; interior design firm, Tracery Interiors; landscape design firm, Get More Curb Appeal; builder, John Bynum Custom Homes; and charitable partner, Camp Southern Ground. Sponsors who will be present at the event include IKEA, Phantom Screens, Shaw Floors, Sherwin-Williams, and others.

Terry Pylant, partner with Historical Concepts, will be signing copies of the architecture firm’s new book, “Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House “(Rizzoli). Copies will be available for purchase during the event. The Historic Downtown Senoia Sidewalk Sale will also take place steps from the Idea House the same day.

More about the Idea House: Just miles down the road from Atlanta, the small town of Senoia, Ga., was chosen for Southern Living’s first-ever historical home renovation. The 1830’s farmhouse is one of the oldest homes in the town. Southern Living teamed up with architectural designers, interior designers and landscape designers to restore the beauty of the old farmhouse. Over the course of seven months, the house was moved closer to the street, gutted, reconfigured, enlarged, and redecorated.

While the house will be open for tours until the latter part of December, the special Designer and Sponsor Day event on Oct. 6, will be the only time when visitors will be able to collectively meet the designers and sponsors in person.


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