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

 

Feeling Blue?

As you know, I love white in interiors. I like the cleanliness of the look of an all white interior but I realize it would be very difficult for many families to embrace this concept.

Perhaps a “Touch of the Blues” may inspire you.

This blue room is softened by the natural light and neutral tones of the window, lamp and pillow. (Image via marthastewart.com)

Blues in this space create a more vibrant mood. (Image via sikamo.com)

Deep blue tones in the interior design of this room create a dramatic impact.
(Image via amrihomedesign.com)

The color blue creates a softness in this space of a baby nursery or young child’s bedroom.                               (Image via lampsplus.com)

This Master Bedroom Suite that I created for a client was once red! The addition of a fireplace and blue finishes to the design created the spa like interior that the client loved. Photo: Patti Johnson

Even the whitest of events, a wedding, a bride selected this cake by deliciously decadent. Couldn’t resist including this photo! (and, I LOVE cake!)

Who knew London was Blue? Photo of London in the evening via TravelCrew. Blue is gorgeous! But then again, it’s a color in nature!

London Bridge with a Blue sky! I will taking live photos during BlogTour London next month as I travel as a member of an International Blog Team with Modenus to attend London Design Week Festivities. How fun!

Thank you for stopping by Chatti Patti in Cincinnati Talks Design! Check back soon for new posts and updates about London!

The $35,000 Kitchen Island ~

What, a $35,000 island? It better be good! When you see the photos below, you will see the design gave the homeowner exactly what they wanted, a large multi-functional working space with room for two cooks and lots of room for guests to gather ’round!

As a designer who also does kitchen and bath remodeling, I can attest that many people do not have a clear understanding on one aspect of the remodel process and that is: LABOR COST and actually, rightfully so! Who knew?

Many people come to me with ideas of what they “wish”  to accomplish in their kitchen.  Some have done their research in regards to appliances, have possibly even been to a granite yard, etc. however do not fully understand the labor involved and that is where Chatti Patti comes in…to educate the consumer, even if you don’t want or need a $35,000 island.

In this post, Chatti Patti is spotlighting a luxury kitchen makeover that Patti Johnson Interiors designed and executed in the Columbus, Ohio area, focusing on just the kitchen island in this segment and what was involved for its completion to give you, the reader, an idea of budgeting and where those precious dollars go.

Here is the “BEFORE” picture of the kitchen prior to remodel by PJI~

Patti Johnson Interiors Kitchen Remodel

Here is the Proposed Kitchen Island Improvement:

Drawing for proposed Island and Kitchen Remodel

Here is the $35,000+ Kitchen Island after remodel by PJI~ two views:

A $35,000 Kitchen Island

Here is an approximate breakdown of the island cost:

Cabinetry  & Hardware $6000.00

Granite  $8,000.00: Two pieces, Total of 80 s.f. with ogee edge with 2 cut outs – no seams

Thermador 48″ 6 burner gas cook-top & telescoping downdraft ventilation system with blower motor ~ $5,000.00

Wine Cooler $950.00

Prep sink with food disposal and faucet – $550.00

Microwave – $550.00

Demo, Installation of cabinetry and appliances

Installation of HVAC (cook-top ventilation through floor and exterior wall to vent outside of basement in rear of home), Re-routing the heat duct into the toe kick of island

Electrical: Outlets for: Cook-top, Ventilation, Wine Cooler, secondary disposal, dedicated microwave outlet, and auxiliary outlets for standard kitchen use. Adding all electrical to panels in basement and bringing to code.

Plumbing for running gas line,  drain and water lines for prep sink.

Delivery, parts and taxes

Labor $14,000

Actually, the cost could have gone higher with the addition of a warming drawer or double drawer veggie coolers which in turn present more electrical, cabinetry and installation costs! But as you can see, there was Italian travertine flooring, perimeter granite (black galaxy), new appliances, window treatments, sink, faucet, tumbled marble backsplash, additional recessed lighting and chandeliers all to be worked into the budget.

Costs can vary. Why? Depends largely upon what currently exists in the space and what is being added as well as the quality and quantity of  cabinetry and appliances incorporated into an island. This home was less than 10 years old at the time of remodel, however Patti Johnson Interiors has remodeled  kitchens and baths in homes built during the 1950’s and it can require a lot more work and investment when it comes to code compliance with local entities by the necessary upgrading of electrical wiring & panels, outdated plumbing, discovering that there is no insulation behind the wall and the all around “UNKNOWN” factor.  Working with experienced contractors and licensed plumbers and electricians, all work is completed to code by Patti Johnson Interiors.

Chatti Patti goes GREEN.

Green & Sustainability~ How is this design Green you ask? Notice the perimeter cabinets are original; stripped and repainted with an automotive type finishing application, new accent dentil molding, toe kick and hardware were added as well as some re-configurations i.e. plate rack, decorative end panels, etc. saved the homeowner a LOT of money while repurposing at the same time. The cabinets were solid maple and in very good condition so refinishing them vs. replacing gave the homeowner the ability to achieve the more desirous features in the kitchen! All appliances removed were donated to Habitat for Humanity of Delaware, Ohio ~ PJI will always look for “Green”practices to incorporate into every design!

  • Part of the PJI difference and design philosophy is that you don’t have to replace everything! Often when designing a room for a client and specifying furnishings, PJI will suggest one or two focal or investment pieces and some basic less expensive pieces mixed in. Certainly friendlier on the budget!
  • The Patti Johnson Interiors Motto ~ “Transforming Spaces Into Beautiful Places!”. If you are looking to hire an interior designer in the Michigan or Ohio area, please contact me at 740-816-3606. 

Thanks for stopping by ~ Be sure and check back frequently as Chatti Patti shares her interior design insight and expertise!

Disclaimer: ALL Design and Photography property of Patti Johnson Interiors and cannot be copied without consent.  Thank You.