Twenty-two leading interior designers from three states are collaborating in the restoration of a historic home on Franklin’s historic Main Street. It will serve as the O’More Show House from May 12-27. Hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $20.
Leading interior designers from three different states are completely restoring a historic home on Franklin’s historic Main Street as part of the O’More Show House.
Middle Tennessee’s leading real estate firm has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the 2016 O’More Show House. “O’More College is a Middle Tennessee treasure, and its interior design program is among the best in the nation. Many of these designers are our partners and friends in real estate, and we want to support this event and the continued development of the college’s design programs,” says Bob Parks, CEO of the eponymous firm. “We’re proud to be a part of the O’More Show House and expect it to build upon the success of the previous events.”
This year’s home, a 5,200 square-foot Ca. 1919 brick and stucco Craftsman-style cottage, is a significant contributing property to the National Register-listed Hincheyville Historic District. The owners have undertaken a total renovation of the home’s interior, while leaving the street-view exterior intact.
This is the third O’More Show house event in recent years, with participating designers having ties to O’More College of Design in downtown Franklin and proceeds benefit the College’s School of Interior Design.
“The last two show house events have been covered extensively by the national design media, which tells you what kind of talent the College has produced over the years,” says JoAnne Haynes, ASID of J. Haynes Interiors, a show house co-chair and a member of O’More College’s Board of Trustees.
The group of 22 designers involved in this year’s project represents four decades of O’More alumni, plus two out-of-state designers who were selected to participate.
The 2014 O’More Show House, which was the restored Ca. 1904 Queen Anne Victorian Dozier Home on Franklin’s Main Street, raised approximately $100,000. Proceeds were used to restore the historic Berry House on the O’More campus as the new home of the College’s School of Interior Design.
Additional sponsors include Auto-Owners Insurance, Haynes Galleries, Landmark Community Bank, Daltile, Wilsonart, Mohawk Flooring, Kohler, Moen, Circa Lighting, GE Appliances, Central Woodwork and Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors.
For information about show house sponsorship opportunities, contact Ashlyn Hines, O’More Show House co-chair, at Ashlyn@bristoldevelopment.com.
For more information about the show house call 615/ 794-4254 or visit www.omoreshowhouse.com.