For more than 40 years, O’More College of Design has produced some of Middle Tennessee’s top interior designers. Now, alumni spanning the decades are partnering on the O’More Show House at Berry Cottage, to be held April 5-21 in Downtown Franklin with all proceeds benefiting the O’More College of Design.
As part of Traditional Home magazine’s 2013 National Show House Tour, the event will feature 17 leading designers, all graduates of O’More’s award-winning interior design program. The 4,000 square-foot transitional Shingle-style home is currently under construction on Berry Circle, located just off of Lewisburg Avenue and adjacent to the College’s campus in downtown Franklin.
“Traditional Home is thrilled to partner with O’More College of Design since we believe strongly that it’s important to recognize the impact of a quality design education on the industry,” said Ann Maine, Traditional Home editor-in-chief.
“This is a unique opportunity for the College to showcase the talent they’ve cultivated, while helping to support the next generation of designers. We’re excited to share this inspiring story and wonderful design with our readers across the country.”
The concept was the vision of Ashlyn Hines and her business partner, Dan Daniel, both principals in Franklin-based Bristol Development. The company has worked with O’More interior design students on a number of projects, including model units in the ICON in Nashville’s Gulch area and the Bell Historic apartments in Franklin.
“We have been very impressed with the level of talent coming out of O’More, and their alumni roster reads like a who’s-who of Nashville-area designers,” Hines said. “When we bought the property, we thought it would be a great way to raise money for the College. It’s such a neat concept, and one we think will be well received.”
More information on the O’More Show House, including project plans, sponsorship opportunities and a full list of designers, can be found at www.omoreshowhouse.com.
About O’More College of Design
Founded in 1970, the not-for-profit O’More College of Design awards bachelor of fine arts degrees in fashion design, interior design and visual communications. The College is located in the historic district of downtown Franklin, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.omorecollege.edu.
About Traditional Home Magazine
As the largest upscale shelter magazine in America, Traditional Home celebrates the union of timeless design with modern living, inspiring 5 million design lovers to reinterpret classic elegance in a thoroughly personal way. From home, garden, and green living to food, entertaining, and travel, the magazine is a tribute to quality, craftsmanship, authenticity, and family—a trusted resource that respects the past, lives in the present, and embraces products designed for the future. For more information, please visit www.traditionalhome.com. For more information regarding the magazine’s new online companion, TRADHome, please visit www.tradhomemag.com.