Thank you for coming to see Show House, if you made it this year!
We had wonderful attendance, raised a bundle of money for Dollars for Schools, and I am just now following up. We’re always a little sad to “undo” our show house rooms…it’s melancholy, sort of like Cinderella after the ball.
It was a great show
Happily, the response to the whole project, as well as my master bath redesign, was very positive. It’s a large room, and required furnishing, which is not that frequent a need in bathroom design. The original bath is lovely and quite feminine.
But in line with the Black and White, West of Contemporary theme, I wanted to create a little edgier more modern environment for relaxing, dressing and having fun.
For the fun part, everyone loved the clips from my favorite remodeling movie, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, the model for the much newer remake The Money Pit. Personally, “Blandings” is so much classier. Treat yourself to these three minutes.
Why is paint color selection so difficult for so many? That’s for another post. And it certainly is not problematic for Mrs. Blandings. She describes each room in hilarious detail. But do the contactors care? Do they even hear? See how this one turns out!
This clip is equally entertaining, and the repartee between Cary Grant and Myrna Loy is priceless. It’s about “size and scope creep” as we call it in our trades. And it occurs maybe 90% of the time. This particular scene had my architect husband Robert Zachry, www.robertzachryarchitect.com nearly doubled over—pain or laughter?
Master Bath Views
Branding the Show House Bathroom
To brand the bathroom for Show House, my clever assistant Bevin helped make graphic art for the white and black silk bathrobes. “Show House 2017” across the back, and “Club 5200” on the front, the address of the home. Later we presented the robes to David and Jennifer, the co-chairs of the whole event, as thank you’s.
Why the Master Bath?
I wanted to do the master bathroom because remodeling bathrooms is just about my favorite interior design engagement. Powder rooms are especially interesting, giving the opportunity to do something really fun, if small, and dramatic.
Large baths like the one In Show House are great, of course, and I very much look forward to the next one I’m doing. It’s down south, in a home from the 1970’s where the master bathroom suite is ill-arranged, chopped up into too many small areas. I look forward to bringing a large much more open space feel, with lighter, aqueous colors and wonderful fresh fixtures, and big new windows onto the mountain landscape. It will be a special retreat for wonderful hard-working people. I’ll report in 4-6 months!