Designer Showhouse

The Designer Showhouse, April 12-28, 2002

This large effort enabled the Club to improve the indoor and exterior appearance of its clubhouse
at 607 Aiken Avenue and add professional landscaping immediately surrounding the house.

It took four years of planning, organizing, fundraising, and hard physical work to make this
possible. Members and their husbands came to the Clubhouse day after day and week after
week saving the Club thousands of dollars. The 23 interior designers and 16 landscapers also
gave much time and their expertise. The landscapers also contributed most of their plantings
which can be enjoyed when visiting the property now. Major improvements were contracted.
They included upgrading of the electrical and plumbing systems, placing outdoor

wiring underground, making minor repairs to roof and
ceilings, replacing cracked panes with restoration glass,
and the completion of exterior stucco repair and painting.
The potting shed was re-roofed and painted.

No Showhouse is complete without a Gift & Garden Shop
and a Café. Our members worked for many weeks to
hand craft items for the shop. In addition more than 25 artisans
were represented. The café featured specialties from five caterers,
the Woman’s Club and culinary arts students. Informal modeling
of 1920s clothing to recognize the house’s first decade was well received.

The public response to the Showhouse was very positive. Each visitor received a copy of the 60 page program book with information on the committees, the Club, the interior and landscape designers, the participation by artisans, caterers, advertisers as well as the financial and in-kind contributions by members and the community.

Shown below is the key information from the program book


Designer Showhouse Partner: The Herald

Jane Speizer, Publisher  •  Terry Plumb, Editor
Lisa Sullivan, Marketing  •  Jennifer Becknell, Lifestyles Editor
Andy Bass, Advertising
Andy Burris, photographer:
Cover photo of program book and most designer photos

Honorary Chairmen: Mauldin and Faircloth families

Ann Bruce “Brucie” Mauldin Faircloth
and her sons and daughter
Fred, Mark, Cameron and Ann Bruce

Laura Mauldin, widow of Billy Mauldin
and her daughters Laurie, Mary, Betsy

Daughter of Mary Mauldin Zimmerman
(deceased) and their families

Shown below are two pages from the program book: Representative Interior and Landscape Designers

Teal Michel Interior Design ASID
3736 Surry Ridge Road,  •  Charlotte, NC 28210  •  704-3544-7035

Libraries have traditionally been executed in dark colors. Yet, by no means do they have to be treated this way. To fit into today’s life-style, a library needs to take on a new direction in its look while still providing a relaxing, peaceful retreat to read, study, or sit by the fire. Steeped in greens and blues interplayed with creams on the wall, furniture, and rug, this library shows the new direction for today’s libraries.

The room’s historical elements – the ceiling pendant, cracked fireplace, bookcases, and custom cornice board over the windows – have been retained. The radiator still remains, but is hidden under the removable millwork that becomes a place for plants and sculptures.

Drawing from Teal Michael Interior Design

Interior Design: Teal Michel
Fabrics: Teal Michel
Custom Sofa and Chair: Teal Michel
Case Goods: The Englishman, Teal Michel
Carpeting: Gabriel-Menefee to the trade
Paint: Benjamin Moore-Eastway Paint by Frank Harrelson
Accessories: The Englishman, Teal Michel
Paintings: Hiddel Brooks Gallery
Custom Fireplace Screen: Suzanne Ervin

Duane F. Christopher & Associates
2424 India Hook Road, Suite 220  •  Rock Hill, SC 29732  •  803-366-6268

The garden is designed to focus on the sculpture which relates to the sensitivity of women. The plants used re to provide a palate of color in a simple expression of pinks and lavenders. The existing red bud tree is the dominant plant with the ground covers and azaleas providing the shades of color. The low water feature is for birds and squirrels to visit, providing nature activity.

Duane Christopher’s design implemented by York County Master Gardeners: Sue Rice, Kay Morgan, Margaret Jefferies, and Nancy Bresenham

Dwayne's Garden (small)

Landscape drawing by Duane F. Christopher ASLA

Statue donated by: Betty Ann Kyber and Marsha Vogel
Birdbath donated by: Sara Stringfellow
Perennial plants and soil amendments donated by: Farmers Exchange
Azaleas and perennial plants donated by: Wilson’s Nursery & Garden Center


Designer Showhouse Donors

Land Development Services, Inc.  •  Rolling Hills Nursery and Landscaping, Inc.
TG&R Landscape Group

Burris Brothers landscaping  •  Home Builders Association of York County

Anderson’s Red Barn Nursery  •  Duane F. Christopher and Associates
The Home Depot  •  Professional Lawn Services
Carapace, LLC

Becca and Harry Dalton  •  Maxine and Johnson Murdock
Gary Simrill, Allied Moving and Storage  •  Bill Crane, Store-N-Lock
Queen City Appliance and TV  •  Southern Tree
Armstrong Flooring  •  Solid Surface Products of Cornelius

Kohler  •  Louise Hassenplug  •  Anonymous
Kim Mallard Climer  •  Farmers Exchange  •  Exterior Expressions
Ila and Billy Pinyan  •  Connie Zdenek  •  Ann and Vernon Terry
Sherry and Bill Easley  •  Mickey and Hal Anderson  •  Marlene Milstead
Madeline Presler-McDonald  •  Dr. James H. Herlong

Darlene Heinig  •  David Angel  •  Carolina Custom Clad  •  Ralph Norman
R. Harold Whitesides  •  Gerry Schapiro  •  Porter Paint  •  Pat and Ed Fitzgerald
Children of Mary F. Reid  •  Juliet Brice  •  Delores Lewandowski
Wilson’s Nursery and Garden Center  •  Pat Proctor  •  U.S.Rep. and Mrs. John M.Spratt, Jr.
Jean Plowden  •  Alton Hyatt  •  Anonymous (2)  •  Comporium Communications
York County Natural Gas  •  Alfred Gilchrist  •  Gay and Bob Breakfield
Bernice Yeager  •  Jon and Karen Brownfield, Sr.  •  W.C. and Lois Kirkpatrick
Insinkerator  •  Mike Draper  •  Smile, Premier Party Band  •  Behr Frottage
Curtains Unlimited and More  •  Baxter and Joyce Simpson  •  Lynn Hornsby
Rock Hill Bank and Trust  •  Reynolds and Reynolds  •  Bob and Norma Thompson
Sylvia Ayers  •  Rhonda and John Logan  •  Bill and Ed Hull  •  Louise Barnes
Larry and Kathy Bigham  •  Webb-Donn, Inc  •  First Citizens Bank  •  Wal-Mart

Designer Showhouse Professional and Volunteer Assistance and Support
Designer Liaisons: Sherry Easley, Trish Sacco, Scott Reister
Catering Advisors: Sue Waataja, Bliss Durkee,
Husbands and other family of Club members
Winnsboro Designer Showhouse: Lanna McMeekin, Brenda Miller
Charlotte ASID Designer Showhouse: Linda Weisbruck, Chairman
ASID: Richard Stutts, Rob Carpenter, Marian Chatfield
Stowe Botanical Gardens
York ASID Designer House: Jeannie Ferguson

Winthrop University:
Chad Dresbach, Department of Art & Design and students:
Mike Ledford, Meg Owings, Calvin Miller

L.H.Dickert, Jr. Ass’t Professor of Music and students:
Jason Poore, Robert McNabb, Neil Alexander, Brent Deaton

Jill O’Neill and the Winthrop Flute Choir

Pat Fitzgerald  •  Lt.Mark Bollinger, City Police Department
Debbie Turner, Historic Rock Hill  •  Homeleigh, Belmont
Stowe Manor, Belmont  •  Neily Pappas  •  Betty Jo Rhea
Ann Yandle  •  Sue Kaylor  •  Paul Gettys  •  Donald Harper
Sig Huitt, Carolina Public Relations/Marketing, Inc.  •  Bill Wilson
Carl and Cindy Grimm  •  Jim and Judy Udick  •  Wayne Camas, Camas Associates
Sharon Collins, Yellow Barn Artisans  •  Martie Curran, Alumni Affairs Director, Winthrop
Howell Hunter, Jr., Odell Associates, Inc.  •  Old English Tourism Commission
Historic Rock Hill  •  Grace Ebersold  •  Dolly Klopfer  •  Johnny Wine
Tim Morgan, York County Regional Chamber
Fred Faircloth, Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Millie and Mackey Norman  •  Joe Hopkins  •  Jim Townsend
Dianne Hockett, Small Business Development Center, Winthrop University
Amy Hockett Gray, Jenkins Peer Architects  •  Gary Simrill
Martin Meek, Thomas Campbell Meek Architects, Inc.  •  The House Doctors

Providing meeting space for the Club while the clubhouse
was being prepared for the Showhouse:
Applied Technology Center  •  Grace Lutheran Church
Spring Arbor  •  York County Public Library

Woman’s Club Executive Committee during 2000-02
The Club has staggered terms
President: Cindy Wilson  •  Program VP: Sylvia Ayers
Membership VPs: Peg Arko,  Ellen Mayes
Corresponding Secretaries: Connie Zdenek, Ellen Mayes
Recording Secretary: Maxine Murdock
Treasurers: Elly Weiss, Norma Jean Corrado
Immediate Past President: Marlene Milstead

The Woman’s Club Designer Showhouse Committee
Marlene Milstead, Chairman
Eleanor Herlong, Interior Design  •  Nancy Bresenham & Margaret Jefferies, Landscaping
Lois Kirkpatrick, Secretary  •  Connie Zdenek, Public Information
Cindy Wilson, Club President  •  Lib & Spencer Anderson, Major Renovations

Interior Design Liaisons
Sherry Easley, ASID & Trish Sacco, Allied member, ASID

Interior Designers and Design Companies
Pat B. Huckabee and Ann H. Snipes, Interiors Limited:  foyer and current landing office
Marsha Tinsley and Dorothy Skipper, Tinsley’s: living room
Karen Johnston, On the Inside: sunroom
Teal Michel, Teal Michel Interior Design: library
Sally M. Greene, Tassels Interior Design: downstairs powder room
Holly McHenry, Martha Hampshire, & Alan Huston (WU): back entry
Jennie Lund-Bischoff, Home Depot: kitchen
Julie Morabit, Design Services: butler’s pantry
Rutledge Family, Imperial Pool: open porch
Joyce Ellen Shipman, Joyce Ellen Interiors: dining room
Carla Barbaree, Carla Barbaree House of Interiors: nursery, now used as groom’s dressing room
Joyce H Wright, This is Joyce Décor & Designs: master bath (second floor)
Trish Sacco, Alexis Designs: master bedroom, now used as bride’s dressing room
Jane Myers & Daphne Bates: master bedroom closet
Mary Ellen Fuller and Renee Mosier, Asian Journey: meeting room and 2 bathrooms

Landscape Designer Liaison
D. Scott Reister, ASLA

Landscape Designers and Companies
Tom & Raquel Anderson, Anderson’s Red Barn Nursery: currently rose garden
Duane F. Christopher & Master Gardeners: red bud garden
Tommy Crump, Rolling Hills Nursery & Landscaping: back of house
Michael Bunce, Land Development Services & Jimmy O’Connor, O’Connor & Sons:
pit area
Annette P. Vincelli , Burris Brothers Landscaping: front of house
Mark Hamrick, Exterior Expressions & Chapman Brothers, Carolina Aquascapes:
fish pond  & surrounding area
Catherine Mesrobian & Genie Graham, C&G Garden Design:
between potting shed and arbor
Kimberly Mallard Climer, Mallard True Value Hardware:
Mrs. Mauldin’s potting shed
Darlene A. Heinig, Cheekside Farm: container gardens, side porch and porte cochere
Ronnie Wallace, Professional Lawn Systems: irrigation
Scott Reister, TG&R Landscape Group: arbor and surrounding shrubs and perennials

Café and Gift and Garden Shop
These were set up in the 600 College house which was rented from William Culp for one month. The Club had the
assistance of Sue Waataja and Bliss Durkee well known in the community for having owned and operated the
Cornerstone Restaurant in downtown Rock Hill.

Café Caterers
Catering Affairs, Brenda Cheek  •  Main Street Café
Jumpin’ Java Café and Bistro One Sixty Catering  •  Pj’s
Melanie Rowe Catering

Desserts were prepaired by the Applied Technology culinary arts students (3-layer dessert of chocolate,
cheesecake and red velvet cake)  and by Woman’s Club members who made their famous strawberries, pound cake
and cream dessert. The café also featured Coca-Cola products from the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company
and wine from Carolina Vineyards.

Gift Shop Artisans, Businesses and Art Demonstrations
Sharon Collins  •  Bluegill Pottery & Tileworks  •  Cobbler’s Bench  •  Fireside Candles
Betty McKee  •  Bito and Company  •  Jan and John Myers  •  Marjorie Hawthorne
C.G. Hipp Jewelry Designs  •  Mike Baker  •  Renee A. Collins  •  Gee! Threads
Barb Smith Artist  •  Aboutcolor  •  Lynn Eskridge  •  Renee Strickland
Linda’s Own Sauces and Marinades  •  Little Lambs Smocking  •  Hollye’s Herbal Creations
Tanya Wilson  •  D/B/A Whimsies  •  Etta Belle Zorries  •  Town and Country Garden Club
Joyce. P. Wright  •  Nance Presson  •  Carolyn Ragno  •  Yards n Things
Julie Losch  •  Overhead Station

…. and the works of many Women’s Club members who designed and made items for
the shop and the Woman’s Club cookbook published in December 2001.