Celebrating the Upcoming High Point Showhouse With a Breakfast

Aspire Design & Home magazine's
Breakfast during Spring Market
 celebrated the designers to transform the Dalton-Ball-Cameron Home during next Fall Market
in High Point, North Carolina
the Aspire magazine team hosting our breakfast
The Dalton-Ball-Cameron 
home is located at 1013 Johnson Street 
in High Point, North Carolina
What the Junior League has to say about the showhouse...
"With a goal of raising $200,000, the Designers' Showhouse is the largest fundraiser for the Junior League of High Point, Inc. We are excited to host the third Designers' Showhouse for the JLHP in the "Furniture Capital of the World."

High Point Spring Market 2019 has come and gone, and
highlights were plentiful but we have fond memories of this breakfast hosted by Aspired Home & Design magazine to kick-off the designs and construction of a historic home to launch the High Point Designer Showhouse next Fall.

During the festive breakfast, the house was in the throes of construction.  We could see this Craftsman-style home certainly has "good bones" and is readying itself for quite a transformation with a line-up of impressive designers hailing from all over the country.  Teaming up with the Junior League of High Point, Aspire Design & Home magazine has big plans for the home located on the corner of Farriss Avenue in the Johnson Street Historic District. The housed is considered by many to be the first example of Craftsman-style in the area, and it is situated on a pretty tree-lined street.  The showhouse will open to the public during Spring Market 2019.  

The history of the house goes deep- the original owner Carter Dalton had a long family history in High Point.  When he bought the property and started to build in 1914, the home was considered quite a progressive architecture style for the area taking influences from Asia and Europe. Craftsman architecture often shows a low gabled roof, a large front porch and exposed wooden elements.  Inspired by a practical way of living, there is often a functional approach with natural materials taken from the Arts & Crafts movement.  These homes were a big departure from the ornate style of the Victorian homes that were popular at the time.

The historic Dalton-Ball-Cameron house has been through some trials and tribulations over its lifetime since 1913- at one time ravaged by fire, it was even planned for demolition.  However, in 1996 Preservationist Mary Powell Young saved the home from its demise by purchasing it, and in 1998 it had its first restoration. Today it has a bright future as many are gearing up for the designer showhouse this upcoming fall, 2019.  

We will be posting stories here on the blog throughout the process so please tune in for more about this exciting showhouse in the coming months. 



(right above) Scot Meacham Wood (dining room) 
with Susan Young (my business partner in root cellar designs).  Scot will be whipping up a dining room inspired by the "lady of the house" and utilizing some of his own collections of textiles, rugs, furniture- while we at root cellar designs' are designing the dining room's China Closet, to double as the Lady's secret writing nook (think Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton as this year commemorates the 150 year of the suffragettes in America).  We plan to custom design a wallpaper and fabric collection of patterns to suit the closet.  To us, it's a perfect time to show the passions of the Lady of the House. Let's give a big round of applause to all of these designers, and we have no doubt they will take this historic home and turn it into a jewel box.  Check out Aspire's Showhouse page for more details, and stop back here for more details soon!
See the full list of design firms involved in the project...
Covered Porch/Side Patio:Cynthia Ferguson- Toronto, CAN
Entry Hall/Stairway:   David Santiago- New York, NY 
Office/Study:  Holly Hollingsworth Phillips- Charlotte, NC
First Fl Powder Room:   Elissa Grayer- Rye, NY
Hall Bath: Jeremy Bauer & Jason Clifton-Juneau, AK
Master Bath:   Courtney McLeod- New York, NY
Master Bedroom:     Meg Caswell- Wilmington, NC
Bedroom 2:   Gray Walker- Charlotte, NC
Bedroom 3:   Chad James- Nashville, TN
Bedroom 4:   Kristen McCory- Burlington, CT
Kitchen:   Stephanie James & Patti Allen (Allen and James Interiors) High Point, NC
The China Closet:   root cellar designs- New York, NY
Butler's Pantry:  Lauren Clement- Charlotte, NC
Living Room:  Libby Langdon- New York, NY
Breakfast Room:  Liles Dunnigan & Zandy Gammons- Raleigh, NC
Laundry Room: Liz Goldberg- Raleigh, NC
the Den:  Madcap Cottage- High Point, NC
Dining Room:   Scot Meacham Wood- San Francisco, CA
 Happy Nesting
XO Tamara