Thierry Francois' Scagliola Stone Show House will Host the Atlanta Symphony Associates 2005 Decorator’s Show House Charity Event

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Thierry Francois' Scagliola Stone Show House will host the Atlanta Symphony Associates 2005 DecoratorÂ?s Show House Charity Event. Once a year, the Atlanta Symphony Association orchestrates an event that brings music and art, composers and designers, together. This year, it will be surrounded by the antique beauty of Scagliola Stone.

Originally, 225 West Paces Ferry was created by Thierry Francois, owner of Stone Age Designs, as a vehicle for showcasing his Scagliola stone custom designed stone fireplace mantels and stone kitchen hoods while providing a medium to bring together some of Atlanta’s most talented architects, designers, and builders. This year he incorporates another group of artists by hosting the 2005 Atlanta Symphony Associates 35th annual decorator’s show house.

Attracting over 20,000 visitors, the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorator’s Show House,, is an Atlanta spring tradition to raise money for the Atlanta Symphony orchestra and it’s community outreach programs. This year, 225 West Paces Ferry will showcase the work of Kasler, Topol, Weaks, and Oetgen (four Southeast Designer of the year honorees) and over 30 of the region’s top landscape and interior design artists, including the award winning designs of Stone Fireplace Mantels, and Stone Kitchen Hoods by Stone Age Designs.

"This home has provided a medium for us to come together to share our talents with one another, while benefiting a deserving charity like the Atlanta Symphony Associates," comments Thierry.

What makes this home truly unique, according to Thierry, "Is the Scagliola stone accents from the exterior throughout the interior." Stone Age Design’s cultured stone, derived from the 17th century Italian "Scaglia" made by Italian monks is formed with Thierry Francois secret recipe for Scagliola - a blend of crushed marble, limestone, and travertine. This blend gives Thierry’s cast stone fireplace mantels and cast stone kitchen hoods the look of carved quarry stone, but is not as costly, is easy to use and install, and has unlimited design possibilities.

In fact, Stone Age Designs has a great deal of artistic freedom since the details of the designs are in the molds created from Thierry Francois secret recipe for Scagliola. Unlike the carved custom fireplace designs of the past, the molds are easily created for custom Stone Fireplace Mantels, and custom Stone Kitchen Hoods, from CAD drawings to create unique designs unlike any other stone fireplace mantel or cast stone stove hoods.

"No other home in the United States currently has more Scagliola stone. A range of custom Scagliola stone designs make this French home unique, adding a sense of European flavor and warmth" says Stone Age Designs. Undoubtedly, 225 West Paces Ferry, with it’s stone fireplace mantels, cast stone stove hood, stone walls, floors, columns, staircase, and exterior designs will provide an elegant backdrop for the 90+ musicians, informative demonstrations, and tastings scheduled to take place between April 16th and May 8th as part of the 35th annual Decorator’s Show House.

Symphony Associates’ Decorator’s Show House & Gardens

225 West Paces Ferry

Atlanta, GA

Open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 3:30 pm

Sunday 12 to 5 pm

Thursday evenings 6 to 8 pm

Early bird ticket for the first week $20

Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door


April 16 – May 8, 2005

Stone Age Designs Showcase:
Decorator’s Show House:
Stone Fireplace Mantels:
Stone Kitchen Hoods:

Stone Accents:

About Stone Age Designs:

Since 1997, Stone Age Designs own Scagliola Stone Collection by Thierry Francois has been showcased around the world as the company crafts antique-looking Scagliola Stone Fireplace Mantels, Stone Kitchen Hoods, and architectural details. Their secret mixture of crushed marble, limestone, and travertine is becoming the market leader in Scagliola, or "Scaglia" which was originally manufactured by Italian Monks in the 17th Century.

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