Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens

The 2023 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens returns for the 8th annual showcase of the region’s leading design-industry talents! This year’s residence is situated on an acre in Buckhead off Normandy Drive.

2023 Showhouse Dates
May 11th – June 4th

Showhouse Hours
Thursdays – Saturdays · 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays · 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays – Wednesdays

Showhouse Location
2762 Normandy Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

Produced by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, the house will host a variety of events, from book-signings to history lessons and festive celebrations! Guests will also be regaled with the talents and creativity of esteemed designers from the Southeast. General Admission to the Showhouse is available for $40 per ticket with group and flex ticketing options available.

About the 2023 Showhouse

Southeast Gardens Showhouse

Situated on an acre in Buckhead, the new 8,500 square-foot residence backs up to endless mature trees that create the feel of a countryside in the city. Boasting five bedrooms with five full and three half baths, the custom-built residence on Normandy Drive is one of the latest projects by builder and developer Benecki, architect William T. Baker& Associates, landscape architect Land Plus and interior specification designers Source. 

The transitional home presents an airy, sun-drenched setting and showcases Baker’s mastery of classical architecture. An abundance of 12-foot ceilings, coved ceilings, and 10-foot doors and windows allow light to penetrate the residence. The architectural elements lean organic with rounder, soft curves and minimal ornamentation and millwork. A dramatic arched steel front door ushers in the homeowners and guests, where once inside, the floor plan generously offers views from the entry hall through the salon to the outdoor terrace and backyard. 

The floor plan, with a main-level study and an oversize TV/sitting room on the second level, recognizes the needs of families who entertain and work at home. The basement is outfitted for entertaining, exercise and relaxation with a lounge, home theater, game room, wine cellar, and gym with a sauna and massage room.

2023 Events

Guests will enjoy pop-up shops, floral demonstrations, evening sip-and-stroll tours, and more throughout the duration of the Showhouse. 

Moonlight & Magnolias Opening Night Party
Wednesday, May 10th
Don’t miss this exclusive first look at the 2023 Southeastern Designer Showhouse! Enjoy signature cocktails and light bites at the Showhouse the night before it opens to the public, and toast to this year’s Honorary Chairs and Beneficiary.Magnolia & Moonlight

Paint Mixer Watercolor Class
Saturday, May 13th
Attend a fun, hands-on watercolors class and create a beautiful painting with friends both old and new at the Showhouse. No experience is needed, and everything is supplied for you to leave with your own watercolor ready for framing! In addition to the painting, you will leave having learned some basic watercolor skills that you can use at home.

Florals and Facials: Mother’s Day!
Sunday, May 14th
Spend your Mother’s Day afternoon at the Showhouse! Indulge in a complimentary signature 5-point acupressure face massage and receive a voucher for a free facial. Outside of the house, peruse and purchase gorgeous flower arrangements and blooms, as well as observe a floral demonstration. 

Evening Tour and Sip & Stroll
Thursday, May 18th & June 1st
Grab your friends or co-workers to indulge in one of the few opportunities to experience an intimate evening tour of the Showhouse. Light bites will be provided, followed by self-guided tours of this year’s Southeastern Designer Showhouse. 

Spring Charcuterie Board 101
Friday, May 19th
Join along for a charcuterie and grazing board class where you’ll learn how to build with spring accoutrements just in time for seasonal entertaining! Guests will try their hand at creating their own boards before indulging. Includes signature beverage and board.

Bunny Mellon Style: Book Signing & Presentation
Saturday, May 20th
The special presentation and book signing of BUNNY MELLON STYLE details the intimate story of Bunny Mellon, an American style icon, philanthropist and gardener who became, in the words of Tory Burch, “one of the most unintentionally influential women of 20th century design.”

Designer Showhouse Events

Poolside Yoga & Private Tour
Thursday, May 25th & Friday, June 2nd
Bring your own mat on the Showhouse pool deck for a private yoga class followed by a tour of the Southeastern Showhouse. Prosecco and pastries will be served following the class.

Iced Coffee Demonstration
Saturday, May 27th
Outreach Coordinator for DANCING GOATS COFFEE in Atlanta, will teach a class on simple cold brew methods as well as offer recipes and techniques for refreshing cold coffee cocktails and sublime blended coffee beverages.

“Camp in the House!”
Thursday, June 1st
Children can engage in a short archery lesson while also learning how kids with special needs use adaptations to do archery. After their mini-session they can join camp staff by making s’more kits to take home and enjoy.

Spring Container Planting Workshop
Friday, June 2nd
The hands-on container planting workshop teaches guests to create a seasonal, low-maintenance tabletop arrangement to last through the spring and summer seasons.

Tablesetting for Summer: Tabletop Demonstration with Sande Beck
Saturday, June 3rd
Gather ’round for simple steps to create elegant tabletops that are perfect for summer, as well as timeless tabletops for daily life.

2023 Beneficiary: Camp Twin Lakes

Camp Twin Lakes

Camp Twin Lakes provides year-round, fully-adaptive, and deeply impactful camp experiences to nearly 10,000 of Georgia’s children and young adults, helping each camper grow in their confidence and experience the joys of childhood. Our intentionally-designed programs help campers overcome obstacles as they learn new skills to more independently manage their challenges. As they make memories with their peers, the isolation they often feel vanishes in the comfort of new friendships forged by the strongest of bonds—the challenges they have in common.

At Camp, children with special healthcare needs and life challenges can participate in fully-adaptive camp activities, such as zip lines, rock walls, and horseback riding, as well as our nature programming, which includes interactive nature exploration trails, a wheelchair accessible green treehouse, stargazing programs, and 120-acre farm. The impact of Camp reaches beyond one week, beyond the simple joys of childhood, and beyond fond memories of summer camp. The camping programs are intentionally designed to provide our campers with opportunities to learn new skills, develop a sense of community, and achieve personal growth. In a safe, supportive, and fun environment, campers can take risks and try new things, which lead to greater confidence and independence.