Filmmakers Chris Luker and Greg Taylor put together this great video of the Silverock “Thunderhouse,” the poolhouse that sits towards the end of the point at Silverock Cove.
The Thunderhouse was designed by Dungan Nequette Architects, and the design was recognized with an Honor Award by the Birmingham Chapter of the AIA.
The film showcases some of the unique design elements that combine to make the Thunderhouse such a compelling work of architecture.
Thanks to Chris, Greg and the rest of the crew for showcasing the Thunderhouse! You can see more of Chris’ work at lukerphotography.com.
Who's ready for the holidays?
Doug Davis of Tracery Interiors has been busy lately, and he’s got some advice in case you are looking to add some holiday touches to your home this year.
According to Doug: I’m all for natural holiday décor. I just finished decorating my own home for the holidays and I used lots of boxwood, ivy and rosemary mixed with moss. These natural textures set off more festive touches like mercury glass and crystal beautifully and keep things from getting too themed or over the top.
This approach to holiday style would work well at Silverock Cove. Consider cutting bare branches from the woods and hanging ornaments directly from them in lieu of a tree. The naturally occurring combination of red dogwood twigs and evergreen magnolia makes a perfect holiday centerpiece. A bowl of pinecones and moss is a fresh and natural way to dress up a coffee table for the holiday season. To round out the look, wrap gifts in brown paper or tie with jute twin for a natural and rustic feel.
If you are ever looking for design inspiration, Tracery has a great blog you should read. They have been a major part of Silverock’s aesthetic.
And you should definitely check out Doug’s Pinterest site–it is a great site to browse some of Tracery’s work as well as other great finds and get inspired for some of your upcoming projects.
Have fun decorating for the holidays!
Make plans to join the Christmas boat parade this Saturday, December 10th at 6pm. The event kicks off at the Big Bridge near Ryan’s Creek at the Ryan’s Creek Boating Center off County Rd 222. Santa will be there, and the parade will take off from there.
Whether you decorate your boat in a Christmas theme or want to come out to see all the activity, stop by and join in the parade.
For more info, please visit Santa on Smith Lake or call 256-287-1545.