O’More College of Design Featured in Traditional Home

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In April 2015,  O’More College of Design partnered with Traditional Home to present the second annual O’More College of Design Show House.

Built in 1904, the home sits on West Main Street often referred to as the Dozier Home.  The spacious 6,000 square foot home was once used for commercial  purposes but now is a private home.


Featured  in the July/August edition of  Traditional Home, O’More College of Design Show House received a four page spread. O’More College of Design Show House is a collection of past and present designers from O’More would work collectively on the home.  Traditional Home magazine walks us through the  changes of  renovation of “a 1904 family home-turned-funeral-parlor into the O’More Alumni Show House.”

Some of challenges the home presented:

Developing a floor plan that allowed for easy traffic flow

Linking a new spacious kitchen and adjoining breakfast room with a butler’s pantry

Maintaining comfortable  scale with the 12 foot ceilings throughout

Designer, Vicki Edwards  who worked closely on  the kitchen design said, “Key to the design was to provide elements that complement the house’s architecture,”  Edwards also was the one who conceived a pediment-like range hood. “The hood was the anchor for the entire design, the tour de force if you will, and set the tone of the style of the room.” Edwards  goes on to say, “The island was not only functional as the cleaning and preparation center, it  was imperative for flow through the space.”

Designers, Joanne Hayes, Vicki Edwards, Louise Kitchell, Linda Tallent Brown, Susan Besser and Sadie Marchant were also mentioned in the feature.

Traditional Home  July/August edition is now available on newsstands locally.  Or go by Landmark Booksellers for your copy.

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