Designers’ Show House reaches record attendance

The 35th Annual American Red Cross Designers’ Show House reached a record-breaking attendance, with more than 3,900 people visiting the waterfront mansion from January 20 through February 19, 2011. Visitors strolled through the decorated rooms of the 8,000 square foot home, admiring the work of various nationally and internationally acclaimed interior designers.

Upper loggia off of the Master Bedroom with sweeping views of the Intracoastal and Palm Beach Island, by Smith and Moore – Interiors Division.

Many locals from the Palm Beach region enjoyed the home, astonished by the unique décor of the amazing interior and exterior spaces. No matter what an individual’s budget, the rooms offered many great ideas, which could be taken and adapted for one’s own home in order to get a vibrant and current look. In every room throughout the Show House, certain repeated themes appeared, such as adding fresh-cut flowers to a space, employing scented candles, and occupying as much wall space as possible.

The downstairs bedroom suite by Katherine Shenaman Interiors.

Through the use of bright colors and bold patterns, the designers showcased how people could take different approaches to interior design by using the unexpected: making an end table from stacking up various sized books, using a board game as a table centerpiece, hanging up sheer curtains in a lounge area in order to give it a relaxing and clean appearance.

All in all, this event was a great success, bringing in record numbers, showcasing beautiful interior and exterior designs, and benefiting the vital humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross. Keep posted for more details about the next Designers’ Show House in Sewall’s Point, which opens to the public on March 19th.

Post by Maura Kelley,
Americorp Intern for the American Red Cross from Florida Atlantic University

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