Show House Will Conclude on May 10 with Mother’s Day Tea
The Atlanta Symphony Associates (ASA), the all-volunteer guild of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), celebrated the grand opening of the 45th Annual Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House & Gardens on Friday, April 17 at Château Soleil, a French-style estate located at 4701 Northside Drive. Over 300 interior designers, sponsors, volunteers and guests mixed and mingled at the beautiful home and enjoyed French-inspired cuisine prepared by Alacarte Catering. All proceeds from the Opening Night Party and subsequent Show House event benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
The grand opening kicked off with ASA President and Show House Chair Camille Kesler welcoming guests and introducing Honorary Chair and celebrity designer Vern Yip and Interim President and CEO of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Terry Neal. Following brief remarks and a traditional ribbon cutting, the 28 designers that transformed Château Soleil with their creativity posed together for photos and guests were welcomed into the home for an exclusive home tour.
“I want to personally thank the designers and volunteers that embarked upon this journey with us,” says Kesler. “Celebrating our 45th anniversary with this talented and dedicated group has made this project even more special! Together, they have made this year’s Show House the best one yet!”
The Decorators’ Show House & Gardens will be open to the public until May 10, 2015 and will conclude with a special Mother’s Day Tea in the Show House cafe, Le Café, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Live music and a special Mother’s Day menu will be available, including a delicious assortment of foods and teas available for purchase. Click here to view the full menu.
Tickets to tour the Show House in its final week are available at the Show House door for $30/person and event details such as operating hours, designer sales and shuttle information are available at www.decoratorsshowhouse.org.
About the Atlanta Symphony Associates
Now in its 65th year, the Atlanta Symphony Associates (ASA) – the volunteer arm of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – gives time, talent and leadership to raise money and awareness through varied fundraising, community outreach and education efforts in support of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The ASA is recognized nationally as one of the nation’s leading orchestral organizations. For more information on The Atlanta Symphony Associates, visit http://www.atlantasymphony.org or email AtlantaSymphonyAssociates@gmail.com.
About Chateau Soleil – the 45th Annual Atlanta Symphony Associates’ Decorators’ Show House & Gardens
Celebrating its 45th anniversary, the 2015 Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House & Gardens runs April 18-May 10, 2015. Leading interior designers from the Southeast and beyond will grace Château Soleil, a French-style estate designed by renowned architectural designer William T. Baker. Celebrity designer Vern Yip is Honorary Chair and tickets are $30/person. Special events are held daily at the Show House, including Atlanta Symphony concerts, meet and greets with celebrity designers, book signings and local business exhibits. All proceeds support the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its youth education and community outreach initiatives. Please note parking is not available at the house and a shuttle service is available at Piazza at Paces, 3290 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30327.
Opening Night Party Images
45th Annual Atlanta Symphony Associates’ Decorators’ Show House & Gardens
Opening Night Party at Chateau Soleil on April 17, 2015
Benefiting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Vern Yip, Camille Kesler, Terry Neal
Celebrity Designer & Show House Honorary Chair, Atlanta Symphony Associates President & Show House Chair, Interim Atlanta Symphony Orchestra CEO
Top to bottom, Left to Right:
Doug Hilton, Michael Kleeman, Randy Korando, Maxine Hyland, Bebe Mengistu, Ann Wisniewski, Danielle Rollins, Bill Ingram, Caroline Weekes Erez, Ed Castro, Nina Nash, Bill Baker, Dan Belman, Cathy Rhodes, Staci Steen, Beth Kooby, Barbara Snook, Kimberly Grigg, Jessica Bradley, Hannah Seaton Robin Lamonte, Vern Yip, Camille Kesler
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board Members
Board Chair-Elect Kirk Jamison, members Dick White and Camille Kesler and Board Treasurer Howard Palefsky with Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Conductor Joseph Young
Melissa Hudson, Camille Kesler, Tom Torrey
PR & Marketing Chair, Atlanta Symphony Associates President & Show House Chair, House Operations Chair