Again May brings us Designer Showhouses to visit! And in the Northeast, most are open through the end of May 2017. Not only do these showhouses provide us with oodles of inspiration, the proceeds benefit important causes. From Bucks County to New York City designers have donated their time & talents and as a bonus, we’re all invited to view their work!
Not to mention, it’s another way to spend time together on Mother’s Day! Then round out your day with a visit to a local restaurant for a delicious meal!
So here’s a sampling of Designer Showhouses in the Northeast to visit in May.
Bucks County Designer House & Gardens
Home open through May 28, 2017
Welcome to Hill Crest Manor…
This gracious Victorian farmhouse, dating back to 1808 sits on 5.5 acres in Doylestown. Remnants of 19th Century life remain, with a hand-pulled doorbell and a ‘cash window’ where field hands collected their pay. A full-width porch invites guests inside through a double door entrance flanked by large windows. At the heart of the home sits the original ‘gathering’ room, which was converted to a spacious dining room. The formal living room and more casual parlor are set off the center hallway, each with ten-foot ceilings, tall deep-set elegant windows, plaster crown moldings and pumpkin pine floors. Symbolic of the area are Mercer tile accents inlaid in kitchen and pantry brick floors and over the dining room fireplace mantle.
Philadelphia Design Home 2017
Tours open through May 21, 2017
2017 marks the 15th Anniversary of Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home.
Over the years, each Design Home has been a unique example of the latest market trends. Our readers and visitors alike have been awed by their remarkable, state-of-the-art features. In keeping with tradition, Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home® 2017 will not disappoint.
THE BENEFICIARY: MANNA is the only organization of its kind in the Philadelphia area that prepares and delivers nourishing, medically appropriate meals to neighbors battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and kidney disease. MANNA provides hope and nourishment through its delivery of 3 meals a day, 7 days a week to thousands in the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area, all free of charge.
Not only are these Showhouses are a great way to contribute to a local charity but you get to enjoy the many inspiring interior designs!
Mansion In May, Designer Showhouse & Gardens
Open through May 31, 2017
Typically held every other year, Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens is the preeminent fundraising event of the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center. Since its inception in 1974, this signature fundraiser has raised over $10 million for worthwhile causes at Morristown Medical Center.
Kips Bay Showhouse
Tour through June 1st, 2017
THE 45th ANNUAL KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE
Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This all began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Kips Bay Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much-needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world
So, thanks for stopping in ~ Nancy
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