There’s nothing quite like visiting a designer show house for a dash of decorating inspiration and the chance to get familiar with designers you might never have heard of. What’s more, the proceeds from most of these showcases benefit not-for-profit organizations. Below is a calendar of upcoming show houses that we will be updating regularly so that you can find one close to you. Know of a decorators showcase that should be included? Email us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco Decorator Showcase
April 29-May 29
625 El Camino Del Mar, San Francisco
The rooms of this show house will have to compete with the 1927 home’s spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay, and the Marin Headlands. Among the designers: Jon de la Cruz of DLC-ID, Mini Gangwal of MGG Designs, and Chantal Lamberto. Proceeds benefit the San Francisco University High School financial aid program. (See highlights of the show house here.)
Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens
375 Cherry Lane, Mendham, NJ
Three Fields, a 9,000-square-foot home completed in 1930, will host this year’s showhouse, which will benefit the Institute of Bioskills Training and Innovation at Morristown Medical Center. Callie Bruen Interiors, Marina V Design Studio, and Susan Farcy Interior Design are among the more than two dozen firms reimagining the French manor-style abode, which sits on more than 35 acres.
2023 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens
May 6-June 4
Lake Forest, IL
Designed in 1969, this regal brick home sits on nine impeccably landscaped acres and includes 16 rooms; outbuildings include a caretaker’s cottage, kennels, and a workroom. Lori Lennon & Associates, Emily Sturgess Design, and Soledad Zitzewitz are among the nearly three dozen participating designers. The event benefits the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. (See highlights here.)
Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens
May 11-June 4
2762 Normandy Drive NW, Atlanta
This year’s show house is an 8,500-square-foot custom-built home with Arts Deco and Art Nouveau influences, with features such as Venetian plaster and coved 12-foot ceilings. Designers include André Hilton, Elizabeth McKay, and Melanie Turner; proceeds benefit Camp Twin Lakes, which serves children and young adults with special healthcare needs.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York
May 11-June 6
337 Riverside Drive (at West 106th Street), New York
One of the grand doyennes of designer show houses, Kips Bay New York typically attracts major talents, and this year’s showcase does not disappoint. Sasha Bikoff, Timothy Corrigan, and Mary McDonald are among the talents who will be reimagining the “River Mansion,” built in 1902, to benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. (See highlights of the show house here.)
2023 Decorators’ Show House
102 Seymour St., Buffalo, NY
Sponsored by the Junior League of Buffalo and the Buffalo News, this year’s showcase will take place in the St Patrick’s Friary, a 20,070-square-foot Gothic abode built in 1891. Timothy Allen Creative, Erin Kent Interiors, and Michael P Design are among the decorators.
The Hampton Designer Showhouse
July 22-September 4
120 Edge of Woods Road, Southampton, NY
Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton are the honorary design chairs of this year’s show home, which will transform a house built in the 1830s as a hunting lodge. Proceeds for the event, presented by Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
2023 Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse
July 30-August 19
Hamilton Hill, Bar Harbor, ME
Nina Campbell, Leandra Fremont-Smith, and Melanie Millner of The Design Atelier are a few of the designers making over the hilltop home once owned by Alexander Hamilton’s great-grandson. Proceeds will benefit Mount Desert Island Hospital.
19th Richmond Symphony League Designer House
September 11-October 9
2325 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA
The site of this year’s show house benefiting the Richmond Symphony is the Taylor Estate, a 1915 home built in Italian Renaissance Revival style. Participating designers include Casa Amada Design & Interiors, daydreams Interior Specialties, and Ti Hensby Design.