Monday, April 24, 2017

Design Show House: Ticket Giveaway

The design show house is so close to opening! All this week it will be open to private parties then opening to the public following a ribbon cutting on April 30, 2017. I am so exited to have people experience this house! It has been such a labor of love to go through this process and I cannot thank you enough for following along on this journey.  To show my appreciation I am giving away 2 tickets to the event ($50 value), which can be used any day of the event April 30th through May 21st. Follow me on Instagram (upper right corner of blog) and comment on the Ticket Giveaway post for a chance to win! Winner will be drawn at random.  Good luck!



Additional information about the show house:

The 40th Annual Symphony Decorators' Show House "Mayfair" will be open to the public beginning Sunday, April 30 through Sunday, May 21, 2017. Tickets are not date specific. You may use your ticket any time during normal operating hours.
All proceeds support the educational programs of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra including OrchKidsTM, the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras and Midweek education concerts impacting the lives of more than 55,000 students a year.
TICKETS: $25 in advance / $30 at the door
HOURS:Sunday 12 pm-4 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 am-6 pm
Thursday 10 am-8 pm
PARKING: Parking and a shuttle available with a $2 donation at: Padonia Park & Ride, Deereco Road, 1/2 mile south of Padonia Road






Saturday, April 22, 2017

Design Show House: Bringing the Vision to Life

Once Casa Pena Designs was selected for the space we had a few weeks to get all of the items ordered and installed in the space.  I reached out to a few vendors who graciously offered items either deeply discounted or for free, which is a huge help to a designer like me who is just getting started.  A huge thank you to Kohler, Lamps Plus, Phina's for the Home, and Target for making this transformation possible!

First phase to tackle was painting the wall.  I chose SW Rock Bottom for the dark wall and SW Snowbound for the trim/ceiling.





Painting the dark color on the wall really added dimension and character to this space. I think it was the boldest change we made and I've received a lot of comments on it from the vendors who have been through the house.

Next we (and by we I mean Jeff) hung the light fixture from Lamps Plus.  I am so in love with this lamp! It really pops against the dark wall and makes the bathroom look so rich.




Over the course of the next few weeks I bought lots of accessories and made the curtains and valence for the shower stall and the window. My dining room was quickly transformed into my workroom for sewing and managing design boards, accessories, documents, and everything that goes along with this business. I think I'm going to need more workspace very soon.



Once the Kohler Purist Faucet came in, we installed it right away. I couldn't wait to see it shine in this room.




At the risk of sounding cheesy I've got to say: my husband has been a total rockstar. He installed the light, the faucet (which was no easy feat), and still had energy to help hang art and paint. His support during this process has been nothing short of amazing to me and I appreciate him so much!

Stay tuned for the final reveal and a give away in the next few days!

The Show House opens to the public Sunday, April 30th through Sunday, May 21st.
Sunday: 12:00pm until 4:00pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00am until 4:00pm
Thursdays:10:00am until 8:00pm

The Cafe will serve snacks and lunch and there is an antiques tent where you can purchase items on display in the decorated rooms.