CARTERSVILLE, GA-DECEMBER 27, 2015: Beverly Baribault Design Group (BBDG) and Atlanta Magazine and Atlanta Magazine’s HOME will present the Magnolia Designer Show House in Cartersville, Georgia, in fall 2016. The show house will benefit Advocates for Children, a thriving nonprofit which operates eight programs for neglected and abused children.


The home, located in one of Cartersville’s historic districts, was originally designed in 1940 by the Smith & Daves architectural firm of Atlanta. However, the design was inspired by a drawing by Philip Trammell Shutze – a friend of the residence’s original owners, Dargan and Lucy Cole.


The Magnolia Designer Show House will include an incredible lineup of design talent who will transform the house from its present state of bare walls and studs to a beautiful home for the homeowners, Tim and Marsha Nugent. Many established designers have already committed to the project, including William Peace of Peace Design, Jenny and Eric Rothman of Rothman + Rothman, Yvonne McFadden of Y. McFadden Interiors LLC, Jane Hollman of Studio Entourage Architectural Interiors, Victoria Holmes of Holmes + Salter Interiors, Harrison Design, Lindsey Coral Harper of LCH Interiors, Vandi White and Julie Edwards of Vandi White Interiors, Rick Bonner of Insidesign, Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac Kole, and Beverly Baribault of BBDG.


An impressive group of trade partners join these talented designers, including Baker Furniture, Insidesign, Kravet Fabrics, Sherwin-Williams, and Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances.


An overall theme for the house was decided by the current homeowners under the guidance of event chairs, Beverly Baribault and Jenny and Eric Rothman. Each participating designer has selected a room within the home to decorate and furnish. Upon project completion, each of the designers will have created a reflection of the Nugents’ vision for their home.


The Magnolia Designer Show House will open with a VIP Cocktail Preview Party on October 15, 2016, at the Smithsonian-affiliated Booth Western Art Museum. The show house will be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday of each week beginning October 19, 2016 and ending November 13, 2016. Tickets will be available for purchase through Advocates for Children’s website,, or Atlanta Magazine’s website,, for $20 each. Advocates for Children will receive 100 percent of the proceeds of show house ticket sales.


A Designer Symposium is planned for each week the show house is open. The symposiums will be hosted by the Booth Western Art Museum and will feature several designers and their areas of expertise. Each symposium event will include a lecture, book signing and lunch, and will conclude with a panel of expert designers. Matthew Quinn, principal with Design Galleria, opens the symposium series on Saturday, October 15, 2016.


Visitors to the show house can enjoy an abundance of dining, shopping and attractions only a short distance from the home in historic and charming Cartersville. Information about these local businesses, including discounts and promotions, will be available to show house guests as well as on in advance of the event.


Advocates for Children strengthens our community of families by offering safety, comfort and hope to children and preventing child abuse in all its forms. To learn more about Advocates and the services they offer, call 770.387.1143 or visit