One Man’s Folly

Oh you know how I love a design book and finally the long-awaited One Man’s Folly is in my hands.  It will be a few days before I can spend some significant time devouring this one – I must get beyond The Garden Club of Jackson’s Spring Garden Tour first  but here is a sampling of what is in store…

One  Man's Folly

I enjoyed having dinner with author Julia Reed while she was visiting Jackson a few weeks ago and am sure that she will tell the tale of Furlow Gatewood’s restoration of his family’s carriage house property with her usual flair.

Gatewood is an antiques expert and has not only restored the property but rescued several outbuildings from their demise.  Renowned decorator Bunny Williams wrote the forward for the book, and in fact it is she who convinced Mr. Gatewood to do the book, according to an article in the March-April issue of Veranda.  According to Williams, “Gatewood never went to architecture school, but he creates these buildings with fabulous style because he has this innate feeling for architecture. Then he furnishes them in the most delightful, eclectic way.  He has a real flair that often eludes professionals.”

One Man's Folly

The eleven acre property is near Americus, Georgia, and includes five house and several other buildings.

Peacock House is featured in the current issue of Veranda

Peacock House

Peacock House was originally a dirt floor greenhouse prior to becoming home to the peacocks…

Peacock House

Gatewood is a longtime associate of antiques dealer John Roselli, husband of Bunny Williams, and has a distinct talent for incorporating architectural elements and antiques in his interiors…

Peacock House

 I would love to curl up right here…

One Man's Folly

and read this from cover to cover…

One Man's Folly

photographs via Veranda magazine by Max Kim-Bee

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  1. This is a book that you will not want to miss!
    Call St. Martin’s Gallery and reserve your copy today.

  2. I am looking forward to the garden tour on Friday.