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May 1, 2012

The ASO Decorator’s Show House Gala

A Designer Soiree at a Philip Trammell Schutze Estate

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The 42nd Annual Decorator’s Show House & Gardens kicked off with a chic soiree at the Buckhead estate known as Knollwood, as a designer crowd wandered through the glorious home and garden on a lovely spring evening.

ASO President Stanley Romanstein and Sharon Romanstein ASO President Stanley Romanstein and Sharon Romanstein




















The VIPs

Chair Amy Musarra, Honorary Chair Judy Hellriegel, Opening Night Party Chair Clay Snider, President of Atlanta Symphony Associates Belinda Massafra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President Stanley Romanstein


The Venue

Knollwood Estate in Buckhead, a gracious home designed by famed Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Schutze. (Schutze also designed Atlanta’s iconinc The Swan House)


The Highlights

Black-tie design and symphony aficionados gathered for a champagne reception and ribbon-cutting, a tour of the stunning designer show house and garden, a  Southern buffet courtesy of Carole Parks Catering and dancing.


Jessica, Carole and Gary Weaks Jessica, Carole and Gary Weaks

The Scene-Makers

A stylish crowd gathered for the show house unveiling, including a cadre of Atlanta’s best designers who participated in this year’s show house: Melanie Turner, John Oetgen, Alison Womack, Stan Topol, Carole Weaks, Barbara Heath. Matthew Quinn, Barbara Westbrook, Christy Dillard, Heidi Pierce, Bill Musso, Courtney Giles and many more.


The Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors: Atlanta Lexus Dealer Association, Boxwoods Garden & Gifts; Gold Sponsors:  Americas Mart, St. Regis Atlanta; Silver Sponsors: Merrill Trust Foundation, Linder Security, PrePrint, Benjamin Moore; Bronze Sponsors: Stella & Dot, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty


The Cause

All proceeds from the evening benefitted Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s education and community engagement programs. The ASO show house is on view through May 13 (closed Mondays). 

Jay Jowers and Alison Womack Jowers Jay Jowers and Alison Womack Jowers



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