Change of Paces: Atlanta’s 44th Annual Decorator’s Show House Returns to West Paces Ferry

Written by Jennifer Colosimo
Photography courtesy of Lance Jackson | Parker Kennedy

Master Terrace - Lance Jackson - Parker Kennedy 1You’ve probably driven by the grand estate at the corner of West Paces Ferry and Tuxedo Road many times before. If you’re like us, you’ve also yearned for your own multi-leveled terra cotta roof, framed by dozens of pink dogwood trees lined up on acres of tightly-manicured greenery that brings as much grandeur to your name as the exclusivity that comes with the zip code. Now, for the third time since the Decorator’s Show House has occurred, you’ve got your chance to see it up close and personal. Through May 18, Atlanta’s 1920s-built Palazzo Rosa, or “Pink Palace,” as it’s known well beyond its Atlanta borders, invites interior design enthusiasts, architecture fans and locals alike to gawk over and covet its rooms.

Our favorites include the chef-level kitchen designed by Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio with endless, elegant cabinetry hiding everything from refrigerators to coffee stations and compost to spice cabinets. It’s a drool-worthy, family-feel space that sets the stage for the second story (and our second-favorite room). The master bathroom, from the same design studio in conjunction with Clay Snider Interiors, boasts dual heads inside a decadent, glass-encased shower, separating his and hers washrooms making it the kind of bathroom you could spend way too much time in, simply relaxing in the bathtub, gazing over the lawn or cozied up next to the fireplace.

Northside designers showed off their city-savvy style as well, featuring an Estee Lauder-inspired master terrace designed by Parker Kennedy LLC from Marietta, a stately grand stairwell designed by Kellie Griffin Interiors in Johns Creek, an airy, modern breakfast room by Marietta’s McLaurin Interiors and a gathering-equipped Loggia Terrace and Gardens designed by Ed Castro Landscape in Roswell.

The 44th Annual Decorator’s Show House includes many other designers from in and around Atlanta and benefits the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $30 at the door. For more information, including tour hours, visit

Parking is available at The Medici Building
3290 Northside Parkway