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Friday, August 3, 2012

Junior League of Hartford Show House 2012 — AFTER

I've been remiss in main­tain­ing my blog — I plead the crazi­ness of sum­mer sched­ul­ing! Here are the after pic­tures from the Junior League of Hart­ford Show House, pho­tographed by the tal­ented Michael Partenio.

The space was called "It's a Boy's Life". From this angle, you can see the ceil­ing and wall tent I cre­ated. The pan­els are tied together with leather cord through the antique bronze grom­mets. The ikat drap­ery set the color palette for the room. The neu­tral can­vas pan­els and wall color are a calm back­drop. The cus­tom queen bed cov­er­let is denim, sim­i­lar in tone to the ani­mal print on the plush arm chair. The glass drop lamp is a fun shape and doesn't take up much visual space.

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Junior League of Hart­ford Show House boy's bedroom

Oppo­site the read­ing nook, at the front of the house, a small dormer was designed as a micro work space. The drop-down desk is large enough for a lap­top. Even an adven­tur­ous boy needs a place to do home­work! The drawer pulls I designed for the built-in draw­ers were a huge hit — lit­er­ally, sticks from my yard, cour­tesy of Win­ter Storm Alfred! On the walls, favorite quotes from Tolkein and St. Augus­tine speak to this boy's love of travel.

junior league show house boys bedroom tentedThe dormer as workspace

A close up of the cus­tom bed with wing head­board and bed­ding. These pieces could eas­ily fit into any adult mas­ter bed­room! (miss­ing from the pic­ture is the cus­tom bol­ster, seen in the next non-professional picture).

junior league show house boys bedroom tented Cus­tom fur­ni­ture and bed­ding is not just for adults!
junior league show house boys bedroom tented In this ama­teur pic­ture, you can see the bol­ster and the full shape of the bed
Oppo­site the bed, the cus­tom mural by Patrick Ganino expands the boy's vista and the bound­aries of the bedroom!
junior league show house boys bedroom custom mural

So much fun to look out of the tent at this vista!

This Junior League of Hart­ford Show House boy's bed­room was so much fun to design! I hope you had a chance to visit the show house — it will be 3 more years before you have another chance!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

cmi in the news: junior league of hartford show house on connecticut style tv!

On Wednes­day morn­ing, I trav­eled to WTNH — ABC stu­dio in New Haven with Junior League of Hart­ford Pres­i­dent Wendy Avery to tape a seg­ment on Con­necti­cut Style fea­tur­ing the Show House! We had a won­der­ful time on set with the lovely hosts Steve Parker and Teresa LaBar­bera. Many thanks to WTNH for fea­tur­ing the Show House and high­light­ing the pro­grams that ben­e­fit from Show House dollars.

Check out my TV debut here, and for­give the deer-in-the-headlights look on my face!
junior league of hart­ford show house on con­necti­cut style tv!

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Junior League of Hartford Show House 2012

The Junior League of Hart­ford's Show House is set to open this week­end with a Gala on Sat­ur­day April 28. The Show House will be open to the pub­lic through­out May — check the Junior League web­site for specifics.

Just in time for the open­ing events, this won­der­ful arti­cle appeared in all the area Life Pub­li­ca­tions! Read the story behind the Show House jour­ney, as told by Sharon McCormick. Be sure to stop by and sup­port the JLH — the Show House funds Junior League's com­mu­nity pro­grams for the next three years!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Spaces & Places 2011 — Passport Prive Party

There is one more day for you to score the hottest ticket in town!  Fri­day night's Pass­port Prive at Designer Spaces & Mar­ket Places.

Details:

Spaces & Places Passport Party Invitation

Spaces & Places Pass­port Party Invitation

It promises to be a great night!

If you can­not attend the party, be sure to stop by Spaces & Places this week­end. The show house is open 10–4 on Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day. ALL pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Rebuild­ing Together Hart­ford and The Hart­ford Preser­va­tion Alliance.

Sun­day morn­ing 10–1, who wouldn't love mimosas and a spe­cial view­ing of Designer Spaces? More details:

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Mimosas and brunch at Spaces & Places

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