May is the perfect month to visit a Designer Showhouse.
Designer Showhouse’s throughout the Country support local Charities. Check you local listing for a Designer Showhouse in your area.
In my area we have the Bucks County Designer House & Gardens which kicked off this week. We also have a very local Christmas in Doylestown the first week in December that I love to go to.
Traditional Home Magazine generously sponsors several Designer Showhouses from shore to shore, along with support from many Preferred Vendors – this year their tour sponsor is Pratt & Lambert Paints. Personally, I’m really excited to see Pratt & Lambert paint colors used throughout the Designer Showhouses this year.
My Tip ~
Grab a friend or take your Mom or Grandma for a Mother’s Day to remember to one of your local Designer Show Homes. Make it an annual event + visit a local restaurant afterwards, it’s really a fun way to spend the day together.
It’s also a great way to see and sometimes meet the design professionals who have graciously donated their time and talents to bring you innovative spaces, new products, paint colors, fabrics, color combinations, furniture, floor plans, amazing outdoor spaces full of local flowers & plants from landscape architects, plus outdoor furniture … the list goes on and on.
A sampling of Designer Showhouses that may be in your area:
The Junior League of High Point Designer Showhouse is coming to a close this weekend, May 3rd is the last day.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Decorators’ Showhouse and Gardens, Atlanta GA: April 18th – May 10th.
Stately Homes By The Sea Designer Show House, Rumson New Jersey: Just Opened: April 28 – May 31st.
The Bucks County Designer House & Gardens, Warrington PA: Opened April 26 and runs through May 30th (excluding Memorial Day 5/25).
Kips Bay Show House, New York, NY: May 14th – June 11th.
Hampton Designer Showhouse, Long Island NY: July 26th – September 7th.
Philadelphia Magazine Design Home, Greater Philadelphia Area: 2015 Date tbd, but it’s usually in the early Fall.
Check www.phillymag.com for updates.
Napa Valley Showhouse at Sullivan Vineyards: October – November 2015.
Have a wonderful weekend and as always thanks for sharing your week with me! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home