DPVA Designer’s Show House and Gardens

DPVA Designer’s Show House & Gardens

Saturday, April 27 through Saturday, May 18, 2013

DPVA logo and photo

22 rooms, 10 bathrooms, 8 fireplaces and an 8 car garage from another era

EIGHTEEN THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF DESIGN. That’s exactly what purchasing a ticket to this fabulous Designer Show House can provide access to! In addition to the acres upon acres of gardens to peruse at The Rike Estate (High Acres) during the upcoming 2013 DPVA Designer’s Show House & Gardens, there are also many wonderful events planned such as three separate High Teas complete with Fashion Shows presented by “Get Dressed“, “Joli  Boutique“, and “Magnolia’s On Main” ,  a tour of the estate  and a book of exclusive tea recipes. Also planned is a “Little Me Tea” complete with a children’s fashion show accompanied with a tour of the estate and fun entertainment to bring your favorite little ones to. Please join us for  an Opening Night Party on April 27th and another lovely evening party on Friday, May 17, as the Show House tours come to a close. Yes, it’s party season in Dayton, Ohio!

Why must you wait until April 27th to walk through and drool over this estate? Because….right now there are 45 designers, umpteen contractors, electricians, plumbers and painters etc. running to and fro (near frenzied) to transform this mansion into a special event just for you.  Sounds like a lot, right? IT IS.  Since this is the first DPVA Designer Show House & Gardens for which I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of as a designer and additionally as a blogger, I thought I’d take you on a little behind the scenes look at the activity over the next few posts.

Head Honcho

This is Carol. DPVA Officer Extraordinaire,

Carol is standing in the newly renovated kitchen. You’re getting a little sneak peek here and it is beautiful!

Without Carol, nothing that could be done would be done in regards to the Show House.  Currently the Vice President of the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteers Association, Carol is devoting her time to making sure everything gets done on time and according to plan.

“A non-profit organization, the DPVA was created in 1952 with an ongoing mission to support the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in the areas of education, promotion, fund raising and membership development, the DPVA is the largest music  education program in the United States and The Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association’s Young People’s Concert Previews were named a Gold Award winner by
the
 League of American Orchestras. ” ~ DPVA

The Show House takes place every other year and my last conversation with Carol was that the DPVA was already on the lookout for the next location for the Designer’s Show House & Gardens for 2015! Makes my head spin just thinking about it. Carol is responsible for coordinating all the trades personnel (just like a designer) and making sure all the right color paint, provided by sponsor Sherwin Williams, gets put on all the correct walls and ceilings in all the correct sheen in the proper order necessary to allow the next trade personnel into a particular space. She’s great on her IPad (I’ve seen her) and still wears a smile ’round the clock.

In addition to Carol, there are dozens of generous volunteers who are overseeing various aspects of the Show House production; from marketing and printing to gardening and catering. Many volunteers also generously donate their resources to assist the effort. Volunteers must be lined up to work the High Teas, take your tickets, direct the parking and on it goes. A big Thank You goes out to all of those wonderful DPVA Volunteers and other residents of the surrounding communities whose participation and efforts make the event so successful.

Here’s a BEFORE picture of the Family Room:

Rike Estate Family Room BEFORE!

Rike Estate Family Room BEFORE

Luken Interiors Inspiration & Design Board

Luken Interiors Inspiration & Design Board

Designer Jon Blunt of Luken Interiors of Dayton is one of the designer’s I’ve met since I’ve been working on this project as a designer as well as blogging about it.  This is Luken’s design/inspiration board for the family room.

I simply adore Ralph Lauren’s new fabrics, don’t you?  The choice of Emerald Green as a predominant color in the theme is so beautiful that  I can’t wait to see this room and entire home come to life.

Two second floor bathrooms will be transformed by Patti Johnson Interiors  and will be featured  in an upcoming post. To the homeowner, Tom McColgan, who had to move out for a couple of months, thank you so very much for allowing us to have some artistic license in  your home.  We hope you will love it!

Terrace BEFORE!

Terrace BEFORE!

View of the property at High Acres Estate, Oakwood, Ohio

View of the property at High Acres Estate, Oakwood, Ohio BEFORE

Looking forward to seeing flowers in bloom from the terrace overlooking the pool, pool house and grounds.

Interested in coming to see the transformation? For more information, please contact Leta at: leta@erinet.com or call 937-572-7494. We’ll see you there.

A very special thank you to all of our wonderful Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Individual Sponsors

Clark, Schaefer and Hackett  Marcia and Walt Wood
Emerson Climate Technologies Robert and Leta Fairbank
Grismer Tire Paul and Carol Lamberger
Midwest Fasteners, Inc. Betsy and Lee Whitney
Wright State University Lisa Fry and Neal Gittleman
First Financial Bank Carol & Don Erwine
James Investment Research Karen and John Marshall 
Dayton Dental Collaborative MJ and Bella Freeman
Huntington Bank Rogers and Greenberg
TDH Marketing
Centerville Winnelson/WinWholesale
Blanco America
Lamps Plus
RTA
Arrow Wine and Spirits
Bonbright Distributors
Sherwin Williams

 

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Everything Design and the Kitchen Sink

One of the many incredible destinations of the London Design Fair in September 2012 was 100% Design.  Along with 13 other design bloggers from around the globe, I was honored to attend this design venue to view and appreciate the talent and creativity of so many new and emerging designers. This trip was made possible in part by Blanco, a sponsor of Blog Tour by Modenus.  A manufacturer of high quality sinks, faucets and accessories, which are themselves a depiction of 100% design, Blanco is a company you may already be familiar with.  Visit their website for more in-depth information about their products shown below.

100% Design

100% Design 2012, the UK’s leading and most visited contemporary design event is in its 18th year. It was set to be the most successful year ever staged. Last years event attracted over 18,000 visitors and this year with over 25,000 visitors, is officially the UK’s biggest design trade event.

 Mercedes-Benz greeted us with their new Concept Style Coupé, one of my favorite displays!

 

100% Design was simply that. Showcasing the breathtaking design of The Mercedes-Benz Model above, was great marketing. They even chauffeured us around in a Mercedes-Benz.

Above are just a few of the very inventive designs spotted at 100% Design. I really liked the concrete wall tiles in the center. Would be wonderful for an office or commercial application.

Blanco is all about 100% Design in addition to 100% quality~

“Family owned since 1925, BLANCO’s humble beginnings included making copper galvanized parts for cookers and hot water bottles with a team of 30 loyal employees. Today, our company has produced more than 40 million sinks, and is recognized as a world leader in quality, innovation and unsurpassed service.
Long gone are the times when a sink was merely used for function. These days, it can be the muse for a kitchen – or perhaps an entire home. Because of our dedication to quality, we ensure that every sink is inspected multiple times before earning the BLANCO name. It’s just a part of our commitment to our craft and our customers.”

 Let’s start with the Flow sink.

“More than a sink – it’s an architectural element.With revolutionary MicroEdge™ technology, our award-winning BLANCO FLOW features gleaming stainless steel that blends seamlessly with the countertop, creating the illusion of flushmounted installation. Only from the artisans at BLANCO STEELART®.

Thank you to all of the Blog Tour Sponsors who made Blog Tour London a huge success!

Thank you to our wonderful Blog Tour London 2012 Sponsors!

Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design. I hope you’ve enjoyed and learned from these sponsored blog posts about some amazing products and The London Design Fair in general. I have so many more pictures and events from  the London tour to share and will post about them in the future. Please come back and see what Chatti Patti will be talking about…