Shutze enlisted sculptor and master woodcarver H.J. Millard to produce the plasterwork in the parlor and entry hall. Shutze, an amateur botanist who also propagated camellias, designed swags of native Georgia flowers for the door surrounds and an intricate wood carved floral rococo fireplace surround. The carvings of Herbert J. Millard found around the mantel, doorways and the main stairway are exquisitely detailed and remarkably accurate to their natural floral models. Millard’s talent and form would be fully exploited nearly two decades later for the Whitehead Memorial Room at Emory University Hospital, a stunning opus that consumed three years of his professional life.