" I treated the room as though it was haute couture and the chandelier as that perfect necklace that adds that crowning touch." Meg Adams
A couple of posts back I mentioned that I volunteered with the 2010 ASO Decorator Show House. It was my sixth year volunteering as a docent and I have to say that I enjoy it more and more each year. One of my favorite Atlanta designers is Meg Adams of MA Interior Designs and if she designs any part of the show house, I do my best to volunteer in "her" room. I was thrilled this year when I saw her room. When you serve as a docent in the show house, volunteers quickly have to acquaint themselves with fast facts about the house and the room or area of assignment. Typically there are also prices lists and some information provided about some of the spectacular furnishings on display in the rooms. Most of the time on opening day the designers are present and on hand to greet guests and answer questions so I was disappointed when I arrived in the breakfast room and Meg wasn't there. Adjacent to my room was a hallway with a powder room that was designed by J.Hirsh Interior Design and it was really great to have the chance to speak with her. AMAZING - Janie put in a glass basin with lights! It's quite creative and beautiful.
Meg eventually showed up and after having time to visit with her and learning about how she created her room, I just had to share with my blogging friends. As a docent or a visitor to the show house - no photos allowed in the house. Well here is a confession - I TOOK THIS PICTURE! Meg told me that I had her permission and I would have taken a couple more but one of the volunteer coordinators kept pacing past our room and I didn't want to get in trouble!!
It's hard not to notice the chandelier in this room. It was Meg's inspiration and she dreamed it up. She wanted a turquoise chandelier but couldn't find one so she found the turquoise stones in the color she liked and ordered them from China. While waiting for the beads to arrive, she found someone in California who could string the beads to create the fixture. It is truly a one-of-a-kind. Once the fixture was complete, Meg began pulling together the pieces of the room. There were lovely touches of turquoise throughout the room, including a pair of parakeets that live in a beautiful antique bird cage!!!
If you get a chance to visit the house, you should. It is amazing this year. If you pass through the Breakfast Room and you see Meg, be sure to tell her that I sent you! Ask lots of questions...she is happy to help!