Schiffer Books sent me another beautiful book for review, Show Houses 3, A Decorators' Tour, by Jeffrey B. Snider. I thought this would be a perfect book to highlight since I just participated in the Luxe Interior + Design Show House in Houston and since the season of show houses is among us.
Designer Show Houses are a "realm of ideas". A place where designers can introduce the public to new ideas and inspirations in interior design--paint colors, design trends, styles, and products. Many interior designers and their vendors have spent countless hours and time to make these dream spaces come to life. And not only does the public take away inspiring ideas but help benefit a worthy cause. Many of these show houses support worthy charities and causes.
Because designer show houses are short-lived, and many cases photographs are not allowed, you might not remember all the exact details of the rooms you loved. What is so wonderful about this book, Show Houses 3, A Decortors' Tour, is bringing home to you these beautifully designed spaces from many of the show houses featured throughout the United States.
Below are some of the masterpieces designed by talented designers from various show houses. Enjoy!
This is the Mansion in May Designer Show House, 2012 in Morristown, New Jersey designed by Kenneth/Davis. The inspiration came from their stays various chateaus, villas and castles throughout Europe and Africa and fabulous parties thrown by their friends. They believe that the foyer should no longer be a passage way but a useable and functional space.
Below is the Artist's Study in the 2010 DC Design House in Chevy Chase, Maryland, designed by Tracy Morris of Tracy Morris Design. "The room exudes a sense of calm and comfort offering the perfect environment in which to relax, think, and most importantly, create."
The living room at the Auburn Valley Symphony Home Tour designed by Joyce Hoshall of Joyce Hoshall, Interiors. Beautiful soaring windows, with an architectural detail, and cathedral ceiling, with rafters, create an open loft-like feel.
Sitting, Gathering, and Keeping:
This elegant and beautiful parlor, designed by Mark D Little of Design Home Interiors, was in Cape May's Sixth Annual Designer Show House. The parlor was inspired by Hollywood glam, with a mixture of traditional and modern elements.
This gorgeous farm kitchen was at the Napa Valley Symphony League 2010 Home and Garden Tour in Yountville, California, and designed by Joyce Hoshall of Joyce Hoshall, Interiors. The kitchen is a modern approach to an Italian Style Farmhouse.
Also, in the Napa Valley Symphony League 2010 Home and Garden Tour in Yountville, California, and designed by Joyce Hoshall. "This Italian farmhouse style dining--a juxtaposition of elements including a table with a reclaimed wood top from old railroad cars and iron legs, surrounded by sumptuous, classical "Ebinasta" upholstered chairs."
Beautiful and elegant pale pink walls and a combination of collected treasures and present day comfort in this bedroom, designed by Betty F. Kohn of Marlboro Interiors, at the Symphony Guild of Charlotte's Designer House.
This handsome, masculine, and modern guest bathroom was designed by Joyce Hoshall, for the Napa Valley Symphony League 2010 Home and Garden Tour.
Special Purpose Spaces:
"This tack room had a softer feel more appropriate for the contemplation of the post-hunt tasks: overstuffed chairs and a gilt table juxtaposed the tack area where saddles and bridles hang upon the walls." Such an elegant and welcoming bit and bridle tack room designed by Kevin McPheeters, of Chapel Road Design, LLC, for the 201 Bucks County Designer House in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
A dramatic and modern bedroom in bold white and red color palette designed by Kenneth/Davis for the Mansion in May Designer Show House, 2008.
I hope you enjoyed a little sneak peek of this fabulous book featuring many talented designers stunning work in various show houses throughout the U.S. You can purchase this book at Schiffer Books' website.
Thank you Schiffer for sending me this beautiful book.
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