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Embrace Design at Longue Vue's Essence of Style Symposium

Longue Vue's elaborate and gorgeous grounds are playing host to an equally iconic designer whose piece de resistance is entirely his own. Furlow Gatewood began with a simple carriage house renovation in Georgia and ended up with three more structures that complement his melding of styles, textures, and design. Gatewood's Americus family property is highly revered in the architectural and design community and an entirely fascinating dissection of mad genius — taking that which is blighted and under threat of demolition and transforming it with found antiques and expert craftsmanship. Tonight and tomorrow are your chance to experience that genius, care of One's Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood, a gripping nonfiction novel by NOLA's own Julia Reed.

The epic design symposium kicks off with a reception this evening, November 6th from 6pm to 8pm. $100 gets you in the door and a chance to mingle with Reed as well as famed designer Bunny Williams, who penned the book's fore- and afterword. Then, it's off to the Audubon Tea Room on Thursday, November 6th for a lecture and three-course meal. Tickets to the symposium itself, which runs from 10am til, are $100 for Longvue members and $125 for non-members. A special $425 Symposium Toile package gets you two tickets to the reception and a seat at the symposium and luncheon. See y'all there!

· If you like home design, don't miss November symposium featuring work of 94-year-old wizard Furlow Gatewood [Advocate]
· Longvue House and Gardens [Curbed NOLA]
· Events [Curbed NOLA]