There are a lot of great benefits to living in the South, and for many people, one of them is the opportunity to play golf almost any day of the year. In fact, golfing is so good here that you only have to travel a couple of hours from our Atlanta headquarters to enjoy one of the four major professional golf championships. We’re talking about the Masters, of course, which is held in Augusta each spring. And the best way to enjoy the week-long event is from a private space designed for comfort and ease of viewing the competition.     

We were thrilled when we got the opportunity to design two hospitality spaces at the Masters 2022 – one with a multi-day, high-end lounge and an area for viewing and networking, the other, a reception and dinner at a historic home. For both, we played up a classic Southern look that was both beautiful and welcoming.  

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Southern Hospitality at the Partridge Inn 

Starting with two mostly blank canvases, we transformed the Richmond Room and the Cigar Room at the newly renovated Partridge Inn with lounge seating and cocktail seating, accents like pillows and floral centerpieces, and potted plants to breathe more life into the rooms.  

The first space featured a modern vibe with highboy tables and saddle stools with chrome accents and neutral, classic furniture. We added a 6-ft. registration counter where monitors displayed the golf competition taking place outside.  

In the second space, we created a richer look with a brown leather sofa, wingback armchairs, and cocktail tables and stools in dark wood finish with leather accents. Mirrors, floor lamps and jewel-tone pillows completed the traditional feel of the room. 

Both areas offered guests a relaxing, welcoming option for taking a break from walking the holes and spectating al fresco.  

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Luxury Dining in a Private Home  

Part two of this project was to bring an elevated yet still cozy feel to a historic Augusta home where the host organization welcomed 50 guests for two high-end receptions and enchanted garden dinners. For us, that meant selecting décor and audio-visual equipment, developing the layout, staging the entire home with furniture, and creating the fabulous florals we are known for. We chose a style that reflected the architecture and era of the home and added hints of modern design. 

First impressions are everything, so we started at the entrance by placing four rocking chairs on the front porch then added plant groupings around the towering white columns. Inside the home, each room we touched received special treatment from the sunroom’s charming settees and antique-style chairs and spacious rug to the vintage look of the hunting room.  

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In the entry space, we paired sofas and a coffee table with multiple side tables, chairs, and a bench. We added lamé and velvet pillows, as well as a few with golf scenes, and placed large plants and delicate florals — including magnolias, azaleas and orchids — everywhere possible. The front room and chess room each had their own personality, and we especially loved the wood bar we placed in front of built-in bookshelves that were thoughtfully decorated to serve as a backbar. This area made a perfect spot for lingering and chatting. 

Dinner had been planned outside, but due to weather, we moved it to the Grand Living Room. The round tables with satin, patterned linens and gold-rimmed glass chargers, and gold flatware sparkled with historic Southern charm. Louis Ghost chairs added a modern touch without competing with the spectacular table design. For more of that historic sensibility, we used candlestick holders and tapered candles in addition to votives and completed the look with lush white florals with plenty of roses.

At this historic home, golf lovers and those who simply love a good competition enjoyed a well-designed, comfortable atmosphere and learned the meaning of true Southern hospitality. 

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