O’More Show House
Open Through May 27
One of the nation’s leading interior design bloggers will be in Nashville for the opening of the O’More Show House, which is scheduled May 12-27 on West Main Street in downtown Franklin. Tina Yaraghi, the designer behind the hit blog The Enchanted Home, has been named this year’s honorary chair. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thurs., noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
Yaraghi calls Long Island, N.Y., home, although she was born in Louisiana and calls herself a “Southern girl at heart.” She is also designing a powder room in this year’s O’More Show House.
“I have always known O’More’s reputation as a design school and have followed the Show House over the last few years. I’m looking forward to seeing first-hand what the South’s leading designers will be showcasing,” Yaraghi says.
Yaraghi began blogging before she knew what blogging was – she and her husband were building a home and she was seeking inspiration and resources online. What started as a personal page chronicling her own project began attracting attention from around the world. Today her site, www.enchantedhome.com, sees an average of 7,000 unique visitors each day.
Yaraghi took design classes while living in New York City, before having her second child and putting her career on hold. She worked with friends and family on projects before taking on a high-profile design job in the city, which sparked her reputation. Now she highlights design techniques and trends, as well as a curated collection of furniture, accessories and her own lines of imported porcelain and silver.
Show House Chair JoAnne Haynes says Yaraghi’s visit and participation as a designer helps once again elevate the event to the national stage. “Tina has developed a loyal following of design lovers from all over, and it’s a tremendous opportunity for the college to highlight the great work of its alumni. It’s an exciting addition to an already impressive designer lineup.”
Twenty-two designers—nearly all with a connection to Franklin’s O’More College of Design—are participating in the third edition of the O’More Show House. Presented by PARKS, this year’s event features a 5,200 square-foot Ca. 1919 brick and stucco Craftsman-style cottage. It 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 historic facade intact.
Participating designers include: Dana Goodman, ASID and Crysta Allsbrooks Parish, ASID of Dana Goodman Interiors (Living Room); Mark Simmons and Deb Tallent of Mark Simmons Interiors (Master Suite); Jonathan Savage, Allied ASID, IIDA of Savage Interior Design (Upstairs Sitting Room); Lila Pryor Frank, Allied ASID Lila Pryor Frank Interiors of Huntsville, Ala. (Dining Room); JoAnne Haynes, ASID of J. Haynes Interiors (Family Room); Stephanie Handley of J&K Design Studio (Upstairs Bedroom #2); Paige Williams Interior Design (Main Stairwell); Kimberly Kelly of K7 Interior Design (Rear Stairwell/Reading Nook/Terrace Level Guest Suite);
Gretchen Pennell of GLP Designs (Laundry Room); Jennifer Jones, ASID, CKD of J. Jones Design, Inc. (Kitchen & Breakfast Room); Susan Besser, ASID and Sadie Marchant of Franklin Preservation Associates (Nursery); Yaraghi of Long Island, N.Y. (Upstairs Powder Room); Vicki Edwards, ASID, CKD of Kitchen & Bath Images, LLC (Main Powder Room/Vestibule); Southeast Designer of the Year Rozanne Jackson of the Iron Gate (Upstairs Bedroom #1); and Kathleen Evers, ASID of K. Evers Interiors (Terrace Level Living Area). The outdoor living spaces are being designed by Ginger Smith of Graham’s Lighting and Outdoor Living, and the front porch and potting shed spaces will feature Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse.
“Having a beautiful home is the ultimate luxury—it’s the one place where you should feel completely at peace,” Yaraghi says. “And there’s no better source of inspiration than a Show House event like this one. It provides a wealth of ideas that can be applied to anyone’s home.”
The O’More Show House runs from May 12-27. In addition to PARKS, other key sponsors include Auto-Owners Insurance, Haynes Galleries, Landmark Community Bank, Benjamin Moore Paints, Daltile, Wilsonart, Mohawk Flooring, Kohler, Moen, Circa Lighting, GE Appliances, Central Woodwork and Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.omoreshowhouse.com.