By Dianne Lively Yost
Madisonian Zeb Grant is among 14 interior designers participating in this year’s 23rd Annual Cashiers Designer Showhouse at Silver Run Reserve in North Carolina, hosted by the Cashiers Historical Society.
According to the event’s organizers, “all volunteers, sponsors, event partners, and designers have worked to create a Showhouse that perfectly reflects the understated casual luxury of the modern mountain cottage at Silver Run Reserve, a responsible development meant to maintain native beauty without creating too much density.”
Grant designed one of the showhouse’s prominent bedrooms. “Our design’s overall goal sought to maximize the connection of the mountain setting and reflect the essence of comfort within a sophisticated home, ” said Grant.
“Our bedroom’s design brings the outdoors inside from the Sherwin Williams paint color Grassland and overall color scheme to the room’s art, furnishings and lighting.”
Each designer’s furnishings and accessories are for sale during the event. According to Grant, the showhouse went under contract the first week of the Showhouse event and the soon-to-be owner purchased all of Grant’s room design elements.
Grant studied at the Savannah College of Art & Design as well as The Art Institute and received his Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a minor in Interior Design. He also studied Art History & Interior Design in Strasbourg, France. According to Grant, his “proper Southern upbringing along with its storied architecture has defined his eye for classic and classically modern design.”
Grant is a much sought-after interior designer with clients throughout the region and beyond. He plans to build upon his successful art and interior design career that spans more than a decade with the opening of his second Madison shop, Zeb Grant Home, in November. The new shop is located next to his Floral & Garden Shop on Main Street in downtown Madison.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cashiers Historical Society made the decision to move their largest annual fundraiser event from an in-person tour format into a virtual event. The 2020 Cashiers Designer Showhouse opened virtually on August 27.
The 2020 Cashiers Designer Showhouse Chair Melissa Hudson said: “Taking the Showhouse virtual has a huge financial impact on the Cashiers Historical Society, so selling virtual tickets is vital to sustaining our mission. We are beyond grateful to have unwavering support during this difficult time through virtual ticket purchases. Get ready to tour, shop, and indulge in exclusive content while in the safety and comfort of your own home,” states Hudson.
Virtual tickets are $25 and supporters can expect to find video tours of the home and 3D tours of the glamping tent and Silver Run Reserve, access to the designer furnishings and art, an interview with the owners of H+K Gallery on Southern Art and its history Across the Plateau, a bitters workshop with landscape architect Mary Palmer Dargan and more.
To purchase your virtual ticket to the 2020 Cashiers Designer Showhouse, visit https://www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org/virtual-showhouse-tickets