December 11, 2009

Our first glance at the designers’ Showhouse presentation boards!

This week, I snuck into the office conference room to get a peek at the gorgeous and creative design boards being presented to the design committee for this Spring’s RPO Symphony Showhouse. Through their presentation boards, the 30 area designers for this major fundraising project show the color palette, fabric samples, cabinetry, wall and window coverings, and furniture concepts which will be used to design and furnish two separate Showhouse homes on one site, a unique Showhouse experience. Pictured here are Anita Hansen and Karen Hill of Hansen + Hill Interiors, explaining their board to the committee. The houses are located next door to one another at the Cottages at Malvern Hill in Pittsford, currently being built by Ketmar Development.

It’s hard to believe, but only five months from now – opening on May 22 running through June 13, 2010 – the fully-designed houses will be completely finished and open for the public to see!

Having been through two RPO Symphony Showhouses (they happen biennially), I’m particularly excited about this year’s integration of music and design. Each of the two cottage-style houses will be themed as either the “Philharmonics” or the “Pops” house. And the designers each have chosen a particular piece of music performed by the RPO as inspiration for their room or space. I can’t wait to see how that translates!

Showhouse tickets won’t be available until early Spring, but you can stay up-to-date through our website at

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