5 Design Trends from FLOWER Atlanta Showhouse Magazine


After months of preparation, 21 of the interior design industry’s most notable designers have come together to create spaces in the FLOWER Magazine Atlanta Showhouse, located in the prestigious neighborhood of Buckhead. The results were released on November 4 — and they are nothing short of spectacular.

The 10,000 square foot Regency-style home was designed by renowned Atlanta-based architect Peter Block & Associates and built on more than two secluded acres by luxury home builders Young & Meathe. Plus, the house is dressed in an abundance of gorgeous flowers, as each of the 21 designers has been paired with an equally talented florist to create arrangements to complement the look of the room they’ve designed.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a classic front portico with Ionic columns. Once inside, a three-story floating stairwell with custom bronze handrails sets the stage for an unforgettable experience. The interior of the house features a “long room”, a formal dining room with a marble fireplace, a paneled library, a separate dining kitchen, a “cutting room” multi-purpose with a potting porch and a master suite with his and hers changing rooms.

On the second floor, there are four additional bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and an office with a home office. The terrace level features a large family room, a secret speakeasy with adjoining wine cellar, a guest suite with a private outdoor terrace, and a fully equipped gym. The exterior of the property features lush English gardens and a European-style swimming pool, with alfresco tablescapes and exquisite flower arrangements.

Looking to implement a hint of this fabulous in your own home? Below are some trends we love, inspired by the eye-catching spaces displayed in the 2022 FLOWER Atlanta Showhouse magazine.

This watercolor drawing represents the 2022 FLOWER Atlanta Showhouse magazine. Landscaping is an ever-changing job, so the view from the entrance may look a little different each time you visit!

All pink!

Pink has taken center stage in floral design colors and home decor trends in 2022. The romantic and feminine hue brings softness to a space and can take the place of a neutral like beige or white. From statement walls to furniture to fabric accents, roses work brilliantly to bring year-round warmth and a sense of sophistication to your home. Take a look at Tammy Connor’s bathroom, which pairs pale pink walls with gold accents. Small spaces, such as bathrooms, are a great place to start taking a design risk.

In Mallory Mathison Glenn’s pink living room and office, fun flowers, artwork and complementary shades of blue create a cheerful effect. Showroom guests will surely dream of curling up with a cup of coffee and a good book!

pink bathroom designed by Tammy Connor

The bathroom designed by Tammy Connor is both nostalgic and modern.

Mallory Mathison Glenn's Pink Study

Take inspiration from Mallory Mathison Glenn’s study and enliven your home with cheerful shades of pink!

Panoramic murals

Residential murals are the biggest trend in wallpaper design this year. Picturesque landscapes, intricate floral or botanical patterns, and other detailed designs bring visual interest and whimsy to walls. Instead of repeating a pattern or printing like wallpaper, the murals depict a specific scene, like a bustling garden or a beautiful landscape – as evidenced by Mallory Mathison Glenn’s “Gilded Garden” bedroom. The pretty garden scene depicts exotic birds and butterflies on flowering branches against a gold background, combining elegance and escapism.

In the bedroom designed by Lisa Mende, her striking use of patterns, prints and colors does not go unnoticed. Bold but rooted in tradition, the space has been affectionately named “Aunt Betty’s Garden”. Trust the pros and add a fabulous mural to your own home.

Gilded Garden Second Floor Living Room by Mallory Mathison

Aptly dubbed the “Gilded Garden,” Mallory Mathison Glenn’s second-floor lounge is definitely worth a visit.

    Flower Magazine Showhouse Bedroom by Lisa Mendes

Enter Lisa Mende’s “Aunt Betty’s Garden” and admire the beautiful “Bloom Garden” mural. Cast your eyes to the ceiling for a full view of the room’s fabulous details. Image: Anne Henley Walker

Safari inspired prints

After many years of minimalism and white walls, people are starting to turn to the patterns and colors of maximalism for their homes. With this trend gaining traction, bold statements, such as safari-inspired prints, are on the rise.

In Alexa Hampton’s dining room, Gracie Studio hand-painted tiger wallpaper adds a sense of adventure and glamour. Likewise, downstairs in the “jungle safari” room at Tish Mills, the overall vibe is surprisingly chic. Don’t be afraid to make this attention-grabbing move in your own home!

Flower Magazine Showhouse Dining Room

Hand painted tiger print wallcovering is truly the “meow of the cat” in Alexa Hampton’s dining room design.

Tish Mills Room

A highlight of the show home tour is the safari-inspired bedroom at Tish Mill.

Traditional details

From mixing patterns and incorporating old pieces, traditional details have made a comeback. Rooms at The Showhouse incorporate classic art, antiques and pieces with historical significance. In Barry Dixon’s library, classical elements and oriental treasures from the designer’s recent trip to Beijing take center stage. In Jared Hughe’s Landing, different fabrics and pieces from the Ottoman Empire and Egyptian and Chinese cultures and antiquities are incorporated.

Barry Dixon Library

Barry Dixon’s library is made up of a worldly mix of classical elements and oriental treasures.

Jared Hughe landing

The design of this landing is a fresh take on classic decor with global inspiration.

Visually Rich Tablescapes

As with maximalist interior design, visually rich tablescapes are making their debut in homes around the world. Maintaining a cohesive theme, the table designs feature an abundance of flowers, linens, plates, glasses and more. Filled with color, height and texture, lush tablescapes offer a way to showcase aspects of your personality and beloved family heirlooms and collectibles.

Caanan Marshall’s flowers, combined with Elaine Griffin’s tablescape design, exemplify this “more is more” trend. Breathtaking arrangements are adorned with sumptuous layers of color and texture, including native citrus fruits, tropical flowers, and even ears of corn. The rich green hues of Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage glassware, cutlery and plates tie the look together.

Flower Magazine Showhouse table decor

Caanan Marshall’s Renaissance-inspired florals and Elaine Griffin’s tablescape are absolutely stunning. Picture: Drew Wills

No matter your appreciation for interior and floral design, FLOWER magazine’s Atlanta Showhouse is about old and new. It’s an event not to be missed, whether you’re looking for design inspiration for your own home or want to take a Saturday stroll through the impressive gardens.

The FLOWER The Atlanta Showhouse magazine will be open for viewing until November 27. Regular visiting hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. NW, Atlanta, GA 30342. Guests are asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to scheduled tour time for transportation. Admission is $40 and a portion of the tour ticket proceeds benefit Atlanta Ballet. You can find more information about the Showhouse and a list of participating designers by visiting flowermag.com.

All images courtesy of Emily Followill unless otherwise noted.


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Anne Henley Walker
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Anne Henley Walker

Anne Henley is Blueprint.Inc’s Content Marketing Assistant. She graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and is still looking for her new favorite restaurant.


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