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Local designer 's work featured in showcase

The work of Lee Anne Cowart, of Lee Anne Cowart Interiors of Thomson, is being featured this week in a Show House Tour benefitting The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta and Historic Augusta.

The tour features the Rosemary Inn Bed and Breakfast, 804 Carolina Avenue, North Augusta, S.C.

"It is such an honor to be in this arena," Mrs. Cowart said.

Built in 1902, the Rosemary Inn embraces the classic style of the Beaux Arts era and has more than 20 rooms with elaborate 14-foot-high rosemary pine paneled ceilings, a grand staircase, original light fixtures, pocket doors and stained glass.

Mrs. Cowart designed the gentlemen's smoking parlor. The space reflects the grandeur and personality of a well-traveled gentleman who is an avid sportsman with a love of the outdoors. It also highlights his enjoyment for good brandy, stimulating conversation and a challenging game of poker, according to Mrs. Cowart's description in the Show House booklet.

On the walls are taxidermy pieces from 14 countries by Lloyd Johnson of Washington.

Web posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010

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