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April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013

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Moxley Carmichael


ShowHouse2013_500The Knoxville Symphony League Show House is bigger than ever this year, featuring more than 10,000 square feet of design ideas by two dozen of the area’s leading designers. The Show House will be open April 26-May 12, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Nestled in the woods along scenic Rudder Lane in the Rocky Hill area of West Knoxville, this beautiful home custom-built by Cornerstone Homes has 26 rooms and 7 ½ baths on three levels, including a media room, two kitchens, a wine cellar and two entertainment rooms. Outdoor living features include a lovely pool area.

“This Show House is particularly special,” said Show House chair Edie Volk. “Several of the designers have been working directly with the homeowner, Mrs. Miller, in formulating their designs for several of the rooms, including the girls’ bedrooms, the kitchen and keeping room, incorporating some of the family’s own special accessories. It is easy to picture filling this home with family, friends and laughter.”

The fresh new design ideas will be sure to inspire all visitors. And the Symphony Gift Shop has even more decorating ideas plus a fabulous assortment of unusual gift items.

Guests can also enjoy lunch at the Symphony Cafe, catered by Rex Bradford Jones. The café will be open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Special group tours, private parties and corporate parties can be booked by contacting Mary Lou Kanipe at 865-922-7021.

The Show House is easy to find. From I-40, take the West Hills exit onto Montvue Road. Turn left on Kingston Pike, then take the first right onto Morrell Road. At the intersection with Northshore Drive, turn left (east) onto Northshore Drive and travel to Rocky Hill Baptist Church at 7409 S. Northshore Drive, on the left just past Rocky Hill Shopping Center. A free shuttle to and from the Show House is available from the church parking lot. There is no on-site parking at the Show House.

“It has been, without a doubt, a thrill to have been a part of the Show House this year, from the initial walk-through for room selection by the designers to the smiles of satisfaction for a job well done,” said Volk. “And well done it is – these designers have spared nothing in preparing their rooms for our guests.”

Inspirational ideas for the 2013 Symphony League Show House are the work of the following talented local designers:

Any Body Fitness
Scott Bishop, Westwood Antique and Design Market
Tom Cover, Little River Artists
Brad Cullen, Plum Gallery
Beth Cummings & Tammy Wells, Gifty Girl
Brian Curtis & Sarah Bohleber, Gift & Gourmet Interiors
Esther Golightly, Esther Golightly Interiors
Betsy Graziano, BTI Designs and The Gilded Nest
Soo Cha Griffith, Gallery Provence
Cindy Hamby, Braden’s Lifestyles
Jeffrey Hansen, Bill Cox Furniture
Carol Hudson, Hudson Avenue Interiors
Dean Margaret Ann Jeffries & Students from Pellissippi State Community College
Sylvia McCormick, Sylvia McCormick and Associates
Sally McFalls & Stephani Hopson, The Cottage Door
Shelley Molen, Purple Lavender Turtle
Janice Moore, Town House Interiors
Scott Morrell, Flowers
Deborah Oden, Paris Apartment
Joe Periut, Art Galleria
Gail Reed, Trends & Traditions
Wolfgang Schaber and Diane Dalton, Wolfgang Interiors and Gifts
Joyce Simms, The Painted Pig
Paige W. Stephens, Buy the Room

The Knoxville Symphony League has benefitted the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra through a variety of fundraisers every year since 1952. The annual Show House is a delight for the whole community and one of the league’s biggest fundraisers each year. The event funds KSO programs providing cultural and educational outreach in the community.