Designer show houses are a trove of decorating inspiration; as a bonus, the proceeds typically benefit a worthy cause. Below is a calendar of upcoming showcases throughout the country (we’ll be updating the list periodically). Know of a show home that should be included? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse
4511 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL
January 20-February 17
Margaret Cook of Cook’s Design Studio, Jacqueline Paredi of SRQ Interior Design, and Caroline von Weyher of Willow & August Interiors are just a few of the participating designers. Visits to the 1920s Mediterranean Revival home benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach
6215 South Flagler, West Palm Beach, FL
January 26-February 20
The Palm Beach offshoot of New York’s renowned Kips Bay show house debuted just last year. Meg Braff, Peter Dunham, and Danielle Rollins are among the designers working their magic on the 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style home, which is located along the famed Intracoastal Waterway. Like the original Kips Bay show home, this one benefits the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
2019 Designer Show House
2601 NE 26th Avenue, Lighthouse Point, FL
February 22-March 3
Karen Press of Panache Design Consultants and Kristen Hammel of KLH Design, among others, will be gussying up a multimillion-dollar home to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida.
Las Olas Designer Showhouse
1620 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 7-March 17
The 7,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style Sheppard Estate, built in 1926, is the site of this show home supporting initiatives of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse
16 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC
March 14-April 14
Audrey Wood of Creekside Interiors, Terry Stephenson of Juxtaposition Home & Garden, and Meredith Gale of Noble Lane Interiors are just a few of the designers volunteering their expertise to benefit the Charleston Symphony and help fund the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League’s music-scholarship program. The three-story Queen Anne-style home, built in 1903, includes six bedrooms, piazzas, a nursery, and a wealth of carved-wood detailing.
Kansas City Symphony Designers’ Showhouse
606 West 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO
April 20-May 12
This marks the 50th anniversary of this fundraising effort, produced by the Kansas City Symphony Alliance.
Pasadena Showcase House of Design
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA
April 21-May 19
Kelly Ferm, Stephanie Hatten of SH Interiors, and Goli Karimi of CarbonShack are among the 26 designers taking on this 12,000-square-foot Hollywood Regency mansion, which includes a solarium, a “writer’s haven,” and a “secret study.” Proceeds benefit local not-for-profit arts organizations and musical programs for children.
Tulsa Designer Showcase
2210 South Main Street, Tulsa, OK
April 24-May 12
Built in 1923 for local oilman Earl Harwell, the Harwelden Mansion hosts this year’s Tulsa Designer Showcase, which benefits the Foundation for Tulsa Schools. Palm Beach-based designer Chad Renfro serves as design chair. The stately home, designed in Collegiate Gothic style, encompasses four floors and 13,000 square feet.
The Valerie Fund Show House
950 Hillside Avenue, Plainfield, NJ
April 25-May 19
A three-floor Colonial Revival house built in 1893 is the site of this year’s show home benefiting the Valerie Fund, which provides healthcare and assistance for 6,000 children suffering from cancer and blood disorders. Designers include Gail Davis, Swati Goorha, Tina Ramchandani, and Sam Ciardi of Samuel Robert Signature Spaces. The home is owned by the grandparents of a Valerie Fund patient.
St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Decorators’ Show House and Gardens
4160 Washington Boulevard, Indianapolis
April 27-May 12
The country’s longest-running decorator show house benefits Central Indiana’s Eskenazi Health programs. This year’s home, a Tudor Revival built in 1919, spans 9,163 square feet and includes a 32-foot-long living room, oak ceiling beams and staircases, and a ballroom.
The Junior League of Buffalo Decorators’ Show House
288 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY
April 27-May 19
Buffalo-area designers will be transforming the Palmer Centennial House, a three-story Arts-and-Crafts home that boasts, among other features, more than 100 windows.
San Francisco Decorator Showcase
3800 Washington Street, San Francisco
April 27-May 27
Le Petit Trianon, one of the smaller of the Versailles properties, inspired this 18,000-square-foot mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designers include Heather Hilliard, Kristen Peña of K Interiors, and Virginie Manichon of Atelier 19. Proceeds benefit the financial-aid program of San Francisco University High School.
Bucks County Designer House & Gardens
956 Bypass Road, Perkasie, PA
April 28-May 26
Stone Ridge Farm, the site of this year’s Bucks County show house, was built in 1791 as a dairy farm and later was the home of Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck. The 10,000-square-foot main home sits amid 10 acres of pastures and farmland. Sponsored by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown, the show home benefits Doylestown Hospital.
6030 Nott Road, Guilderland, NY
April 30-May 19
A home built in 1790 will be receive the attentions of decorators in the Albany area, with the proceeds going to the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
Knoxville Symphony League ShowHouse
333 West Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN
This show house isn’t a house at all, but rather a unit within the Regas Square Condominiums. Al Yanno of A T Yanno Interior Design and the team at Bennett Galleries & Interior Design are among those working on the space; proceeds benefit the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.
DPVA Designers’ Show House and Gardens
1375 East Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, OH
The Leland House, a 1926 Tudor adjacent to Wegerzyn Gardens, is the site of this year’s show house, sponsored by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association.
Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens
4315 Garmon Road NW, Atlanta
May 9-June 2
Sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Gardens and benefiting the Atlanta History Center, this show house is taking place in a newly built estate on a 14-acre pondside lot. Though the participating interior designers have yet to be announced, the grounds are being designed by Joe A. Gayle & Associates.
Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse
September 22-November 2
Benefiting the Brooklyn Heights Association, the organization’s second show house is co-chaired by Ellen Hamilton of Hamilton Design Associates and Erika Belsey Worth of Belsey & Mahla Architects.