The 5th annual Serenbe Home Tour on Sunday, October 14th, 2018 provides an insider look into the unique designs of select private Serenbe homes. We are celebrating our fifth year by adding new experiences for guests – a VIP Brunch and Tour experience PLUS tablescapes designed by several of Atlanta’s top interior designers and a moderated panel discussion with the designers covering trends in home decor, tablescapes and holiday. Stunning tablescapes will be meticulously laid out by each of the designers throughout the homes.
Meet the designers that will be participating in the 5th Annual Serenbe Home Tour!
Keith G. Robinson
Keith G. Robinson has been a tastemaker and business owner in the Atlanta area for three decades. As the creative director/owner of Gloriosa Signature Events, a company that creates memorable experiences for its clients through creative culinary solutions, event design and production, and spectacular floral design, Keith carved out a niche very early as the first of its kind “turn key” event services company in Atlanta.
Keith’s signature style is well known for its perfect combination of richness and simplicity – from floral design to casual food with a sophisticated flair.
Raised in the mountains of North Carolina where he developed a love of nature and all things floral, he attended the University of Georgia earning a degree in Environmental Design. Study abroad in Italy opened a new world of design possibilities which honed his signature style. Nine years ago, Keith relocated to Chattahoochee Hills to realize a lifelong dream, the restoration of a 19th century farmhouse known in the area as The Hutcheson-Redwine Plantation. Here, Robinson has developed exhibition gardens which have been featured in Garden & Gun Magazine, Garden Design Magazine, and Veranda Magazine where he is a contributing editor in a column The Cultivated Life. Keith shares this dream with his husband Scott Morris, dogs Axel and Winnie, and cats Noelle and Clementine.
After many years in sales and marketing, Kim tapped into her upbringing in the furniture and design business by opening her own design business over 20 years ago. Her collaborative process with clients begins and ends with a mutual desire to create beautiful spaces within budget and lifestyle in mind – a true melding of both form and function. Having access to an inspiring community of furnishings, accessories, flooring, fabrics and art within the Atlanta area, Kim enriches design trends with a timeless aesthetic. Personal furnishings often tell a rich story of a client’s past, and Kim enjoys giving those treasures a new life by working them into the design plan.
It brings Kim great joy when her client’s finished spaces promote a sense of pride and well -being. She is grateful for her client’s trust in allowing her to work on their second homes at the lake or ocean. When not working, Kim enjoys exploring Atlanta and traveling with her husband and spending time with her two adult daughters.
Lauren Davenport Imber is an Atlanta-based interior designer who launched her namesake company in 2003. She works with clients to transform high-end residential and commercial spaces into livable, chic environments.
Known for her timeless style and attention to detail, Lauren strives to deliver a seamless customer experience to her clients from start to finish, believing even the process should be gorgeous.
Her work has been featured on many sites and publications including HGTV.com, Ty Pennington at Home, Kitchen and Bath Design News, BobVila.com, Southern Cottage. She was honored to be named as a Young Gun for 2017 by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
A graduate of American Intercontinental University with a degree in Interior Design, Lauren spends her free time cooking a mean spaghetti sauce, spoiling her Dachshunds, and finding any excuse she can to be on a boat. She also regularly volunteers for Dwell with Dignity, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
Patrick and Meghan Sharp
Through the process of editing and curating their first home together, Patrick and Meghan Sharp learned a great deal about how they wanted to live: simply and beautifully. After moving homes nine more times their process has been refined, and they have learned how much they love designing together.
The Sharp’s first projects were for close friends who needed help with their homes. They listened to what they wanted and transformed their homes into gorgeous spaces that took advantage of the architecture and reflected the people who lived there.
Eventually, their design studio went from a side business to being a full-on firm. With 30 years of experience in corporate visual merchandising and 10 years in home organization and design, Patrick and Meghan bring their refined sensibility to every project.
The Sharps believe you should love every single thing in your home, that comfort and luxury can coexist. They believe sometimes it’s about what to take out, not what to add back in. And it’s possible to have that ‘I can’t believe I live here’ feeling every time you walk through your front door.
Dina Woodruff is the woman behind it all, having conceptualized Peridot in 1989 and has kept it thriving and growing ever since. Her intentions back then were simple – to create a casual, friendly place where you could walk in and find an ideal gift for anyone (or yourself). There would be unusual and unexpected items, classic pieces, and goods from near and far, and the staff would be like a family. More than 20 years later, the business has blossomed and expanded, but Dina’s original hopes remain fulfilled.
As a true Atlantan, she ensures that her stores reflect the spirit of they city – its energy, diversity, history, and uncanny ability to deliver something for everyone. Much like spending a day in one of Atlanta’s charming, walkable neighborhoods feels like a getaway from urban life, stepping inside Peridot feels like an escape, yet the city lights are still within sight.
An expert gifter, yes, but Dina is also an entrepreneur, philanthropist, mother and natural renovator and builder. Even as a young girl, she would often be found rearranging and redecorating her bedroom. She appreciates the impressive things (a striking string of lanterns on a porch), as well as the unassuming (a dainty light in the corner of a room) and hopes everyone who sets foot inside her stores will too.
Rebecca Cartwright has been designing fresh spaces in private residences and businesses since 1995. Her expertise extends from a multitude of new home construction, commercial interiors, and major remodeling projects. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with many of Iowa’s elite builders, developers, and their clients. She is renowned in the design community for her knowledge of the remodeling process, her sense of style, and her ability to hone in on a client’s style to achieve a beautiful finished space.
Before finding her path in interior design, Rebecca worked in social work and psychology for several years. This experience helped to inform the type of designer she is today – giving her a unique perspective on the importance of listening to her clients’ needs and understanding what they desire in a home.
Rebecca comes from a family of architects (four generations on her father’s side) and a mother who valued gardening and the organic side of design. Growing up on job sites, drawing on architectural pads, and creating her first home model at the age of eight, design came naturally to Rebecca. When she isn’t traveling to Costa Rica to consult on design projects, relaxing at her lake cottage in Clear Lake, IA, or spending time with her husband, two grown sons and two grandchildren, Rebecca splits her time between her two design studios in Clive, IA and Serenbe, GA.
An artist at heart, Steve McKenzie has found his creative niche in the interior design community, as designer and namesake behind McKenzie Design LLC and steve mckenzie’s, a home décor business, located in the heart of Atlanta’s Westside design district. Steve, along with his wife, Jill, officially opened the doors of steve mckenzie’s in September of 2012. Since that time, steve mckenzie’s has become a destination for interior designers and design lovers alike with an unparalleled and curated collection of home accessories, furnishings, and a line of textiles derived from Steve’s paintings, available in the steve mckenzie’s showroom, as well as other design showrooms nationwide.
A practicing artist for more than 25 years, Steve has developed a unique technique, painting with walnut ink and focusing on organic composition. His fabulous new studio is located in the upper loft space of steve mckenzie’s, where he is currently working on his latest art series, inspired by botanicals. In conjunction with the retail shop’s opening in 2012, McKenzie Design LLC was also launched as a full-service interior design business. Steve’s keen eye and lifelong appreciation for design, starting when he was just a boy, made this a natural progression for his career. Since its inception, McKenzie Design LLC has completed projects throughout the Southeast and Midwest, has been published in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle, and has been recognized by other national publications, including House Beautiful and Traditional Home for curation of the businesses’ showroom. The inception of the interior design and home décor businesses have since parlayed into product line design, an upholstery collection, a line of rugs through Verde Home and women’s fashion with a stunning line of scarves.
With a vast knowledge of all aspects of remodels, renovations, and new builds, McKenzie Design has the experience needed to weave the visual aesthetics and functionality together of floor plans, trim work, paint options, appliance selection and plumbing choices with the interior decoration, creating a stunning space to fit each client’s unique lifestyle.
The Serenbe Home Tour is a fundraiser for the non-profit artist-in-residency program AIR Serenbe.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://serenbehometour.com/.