This fall, FLOWER took their showhouse series to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where they turned a custom Georgian home into a magnificent showhouse decorated by 15 high-profile interior designers. “Ivy House,” the classically-styled 6,000 square-foot home was designed by Baton Rouge native Andy McDonald and Ivy Residential Concepts, a third-generation design/build team also based in Baton Rouge. FLOWER magazine founder and editor-in-chief Margot Shaw tapped legendary designers Barry Dixon as the Honorary Chair and Mary McDonald as Design Chair.
ABOUT THE SHOWHOUSE
Ivy Residential Concepts designed and built the classically styled 6,000-square-foot house. Located on the fabled Goodwood Estate in Baton Rouge, Ivy House is nestled within a 16 1/2- acre community dotted with live oaks, hollies, camellias, and azaleas. The grounds are professionally landscaped by Reich Landscape Architecture, one of the oldest operating landscape firms in the state of Louisiana.
A walled courtyard leads into the house, where you are greeted by a dramatic entry with a floating stairwell and a light-filled living room beyond. Other main-floor highlights include a gourmet kitchen and adjoining butler’s pantry, primary suite and dressing room outfitted in custom cabinetry, and nursery space designed to mature along with its occupant. Upstairs, a study and spacious family/media room offer opportunities to work or play, while two bedroom suites provide luxurious sanctums to retreat. The backyard beckons visitors outdoors and showcases the best in alfresco living, with a covered porch ideal for year-round entertaining, a pool bedecked in marble surrounded by a chic hardscape and turf checkerboard design pool deck, and a brick cabana for lounging and escaping the afternoon sun.
MEDIA ROOM BY MEGAN MOLTEN WITH UNIVERSAL FURNITURE
Megan Molten is an interior designer in Charleston, SC. Meet Megan Molten.
Megan’s inspiration began in our Universal showroom at High Point Market.
She saw an art piece with sage greens, mauve pink tones, and spanish moss. It made her think of Louisiana and the lowcountry area, like Charleston, South Carolina, but she knew she wanted to sway from her usual coastal style. Initially, she wanted to do a swampy vibe and then she started going through our 450+ fabrics in our showroom and wanted to find wallpaper that she felt like fit for such a large space, walls and ceiling, that would correspond with her choices. She found the two winners from Kravet that matched her favorite fabric selections and that is when the tropical jungle tent theme really started to come to life.
This space is a cozy media room, perfect for relaxing while watching a movie or sitting at the table and chairs for games.
Photography Credit: Paul Costello
Megan loves symmetry, so you’ll see double of almost every item in this stunning space.
Photography Credit: Paul Costello
TERTIARY BEDROOM WITH VERONICA SOLOMON
ITEMS FEATURED: Curated – Deco Martini Table
Meet Veronica Solomon
THE INTERIOR DESIGNERS
“The FLOWER magazine designer showhouse offers a beautiful in-person experience that brings together all the elements that our readers are passionate about: decorating, entertaining, gardening, and travel,” says editor-in-chief Margot Shaw. “This year will be a celebration of design in the deep South and all of its lush landscapes, unique architecture, vibrant colors, and rich flavors.” Expect to see a wide range of design styles, from traditional Southern elegance to modern interpretations of Southern charm and easy living.
The FLOWER Magazine Baton Rouge Showhouse designers:
• Arianne Bellizaire, Arianne Bellizaire Interiors
• Rachel Cannon, Rachel Cannon Limited
• Kara Cox, Kara Cox Interiors
• James Farmer, James Farmer Designs
• Amanda Smith Fowler, Style Editor, FLOWER magazine
• Ashley Gilbreath, Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design
• Chad Graci, Graci Interiors
• Susan Hable, HABLE
• Will Huff and Heather Dewberry, Huff-Dewberry, Inc.
• Benjamin Johnston, Benjamin Johnston Design
• Megan Molten, Megan Molten
• Lisa Palmer, SummerHouse
• Ware Porter, Ware M Porter and Company
• Laura Roland, Laura Roland Interiors
• Veronica Solomon, Casa Vilora Interiors
SHOWHOUSE TOUR TICKETS
A portion of showhouse ticket sales benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.