One of the big annual events for designers on this end of North Carolina is the Cashiers Designer Showhouse presented by the Cashiers Historical Society. Designers from this area (including Atlanta) put on quite a show for the public to raise money for the historical society. Here are a few shots from this year's project.
And...from one of my favorites, James Farmer III. Just so traditional and comfortable. Pass the cigars and brandy!!
It takes some driving on mountain roads to get there but Cashiers is worth a visit. Lots of shops feature design/home related fare. Boutiques feature unique and trendy fashions. Although it is considered a high end atmosphere, there are even a couple of thrift shops. If you don't get enough and you're up for another twenty or so miles of really mountain road, check out Highlands.