Atl Symphony Holds 2012 Decorators' Show House, Now thru 5/13


Phillip Trammel Shutze's 1929 Historical Home to open to View April 21 - May 13, 2012 with proceeds to Benefit Orchestra and Its Education and Community Engagement Programs.

Atl Sympony describes the estate as: "Tucked away deep behind a maple-lined drive in the middle of Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood sits Knollwood Estate, a 1929 English Georgian-style home designed by Atlanta's famed architect Phillip Trammel Shutze. If walls could talk, this historical beauty has played host to some of Atlanta's top names, most prestigious fundraisers and social gatherings and now once again calls attention as the site of the 42nd Annual Atlanta Symphony Associates' Decorators' Show House & Gardens."

"This is a home rich in history and well-known to Atlantans, said Show House Chair Amy Musarra. "In 1976, we actually hosted a Show House in this very home. We are thrilled to be returning again in 2012, and we can't wait to see how our amazing team of designers transform the architectural landmark.""

Musarra is leading the organization and implementation of this annual event, which is the longest running of its kind in the Southeast. During the process, each selected designer will showcase their talents by transforming one the 30+ design spaces in the estate into a dazzling piece of art. Visitors will be swept away by the eloquent reflections of the very talented designers who will make visitors feel as if they have been transported back to a time of the gracious southern entertaining traditions this home once experienced. Just as Shutze originally invented and developed his own unique architectural designs, so will these artists, as they each incorporate their own distinct and captivating styles into the iconic home.

Organized by the Atlanta Symphony Associates, proceeds support the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its education and community engagement programs.

"These programs help nurture the talent of emerging young musicians and bring music into the lives of the people of our community. Included in those educational initiatives are the Talent Development Program - which trains and supports talented young African-American and Latino musicians through private coaching, mentoring and performances - and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. We are so very proud of these young musicians in the Atlanta Symphony family," Musarra continued. "We're honored this event regularly helps to impact so many others throughout our community with music-rich educational experiences."

Decorators' Show House & Gardens Overview
WHAT: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Decorators' Show House and Gardens
WHERE: Knollwood Estate, 3351 Woodhaven Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
WHEN: April 21 – May 13, 2012
BENEFICIARY: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its Education and Community
Engagement Programs
EVENT CHAIR: Amy Musarra; Natalie Miller and Hillary Inglis, Co-Chairs
HONORARY CHAIR: Judy Hellriegel

Tickets can be purchased online at or from the Woodruff Center Box Office at 404-733-5000.

$20 – Tickets purchased before April 20
$25 – Tickets purchased at the door or online after April 20

Hours of Operation
Monday - Closed; Tuesday - Wednesday 10am - 3:30pm (last entry); Thursday 10am - 7:30pm (last entry);
Friday - Saturday 10am - 3:30pm (last entry); Sunday 12pm - 4:30pm (last entry)
*Designers to be announced soon. For more information on the 2012 Decorators' Show House & Gardens
and the Knollwood Estate, visit: | |

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