Greenville, Fla., March 7, 2013 - When driving through Honey Lake Plantation's breathtaking oak-lined drive, Karen Cox-Dennis of Forgotten Coast Productions knew she had found an ideal location for shooting a few spreads for Ballard Designs- 2013 spring catalog. The moss-entwined oaks, the stunning waterscapes, wildlife and lush open spaces painted the perfect picture of Southern charm. The plantation and its many amenities offered the crew a unique opportunity to both work and play in a Southern plantation setting, newly created as a premier destination resort, spa and hunting lodge. This regional treasure provided a stunning backdrop for a few of Ballard Designs- outdoor furniture collections. Bob Williamson's eye for detail contributes to the high aesthetic carried throughout the property.
-Honey Lake Plantation is a remarkable place to escape the mundane and an easy place to be reminded of the simplistic beauty of nature, its accessibility and the joy it brings. My crew is begging to return to Honey Lake Plantation, remarked Karen Cox-Dennis.
Ballard Designs recreates timeless, European-inspired quality home furnishings for the design-oriented customer. Forgotten Coast Productions is pleased to shoot in North Florida and greatly appreciates Bob and Teresa Williamson, his family and staff of Honey Lake Plantation. Ballard Designs continues to grow by expanding catalog circulation, and its online presence is one of the nation's most trusted decorating resources.
Backgrounder on HLP:
The Resort is situated on 4,800 acres in the Red Hills region of North Florida. Of late, $35+ million has been invested to develop top quality accommodations and ensure world class service. A total of 48 luxury rooms span the Trophy Lodge, Equestrian Lodge, Pine & Oak Cabins, and Pansy Poe Cottage. The plantation is rich in history and serves as the Southeast's destination for weddings, sportsmen retreats, corporate meetings, spiritual retreats, spa services, and leisure travel. CEO Bob Williamson designed the Church around its beautiful stained glass windows which are the oldest of their type in the state of Florida. The church overlooks 80 acre Honey Lake which is literally teeming with bass. Recently, HLP Resort and Spa was presented with Sporting Classics- Award of Excellence as Hunting Lodge of the Year.