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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Designer Expedition: Junior League of Boston Show House 2012

The Potter Estate, Newton MA

The Junior League of Boston hosted its 35th Show House at the Potter Estate, an impressive historic Victorian estate,now administrative offices for the Jackson-Walnut Park Schools. The Junior League worked with 35 designers to transform the Potter Estate into an incredible landscape of creativity, amazing materials and design. Each designer did their magic and brought the house into the 21st century. 

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Four of us from NYC (Jennifer,Lynn, Sarah and myself)  traveled to Newton to see the Show- House and support our friends that participated in this event. - Laurie, Elizabeth, Kristen and Mally. We called ourselves the #designer caravan!

It was a wonderful experience walking through the house. Here are some of my faves:

Inner Sanctum: 
solace and earthy...

Designer Laurie Gorelick designed a restorative space for the lady of the house to seek refuge from her daily stresses. The bronze palate and natural elements informs its user to refresh the mind, body and soul. I  felt very relaxed in her space and was ready to have a drink,  write in my journal and curl up to take a nap on that comfy chaise.

A Young Woman's Bedroom: 
playful and cheerful...

Designer Mally Skok created a youthful space where she mixed and matched her own vibrant fabric lines. She plays with colorful and geometric patterns on the walls, floors and upholstered furniture which juxtaposes so well with some of the fun and quirky details in the room. Love the beaded mirror!

Inspiring Bathring retreat: 
dramatic and lush....

Designer Ana Donohue surprises us with this lush bathroom. Your eye is drawn to the many layers of pattern ,color and material. I really liked the moodiness of this space.

The Green Room: 
tranquil and harmonious....
Designer Elizabeth Bendedict created a special spot off the kitchen for the woman of the house to decompress. It is a calming palatte of apple green, aqua and lilac with a mix of organic elements. Would have loved to sip a bit of tea there!

Master Bedroom: 
worldly treasures....

Designer Kristen Rivoli created a Master Bedroom for a well-traveled couple. Details and collectibles from their honeymoon in Morocco and their year living in Paris shaped the room into a romantic haven. Ooh la la, you feel transported!

La Sala da Bagno (The Bathing Room): 
sexy and dreamy....

Designer Stephanie Rossi designed a playful and theatrical space filled with erotic photography, over-scaled lighting, intimate seating and surreal elements like butterflies and cocoons. She celebrates the users ability to feel confident, sexy, luxurious all in a private world. To shower here would be an experience!

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I had a wonderful day with my designer buddies discussing design, food and exploration!

Can't wait for our next venture!!




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  2. Such a great day of amazing design! #designercaravan love!

  3. i loved this trip with you guys!! we need to plan the next #designercaravan very soon xoxo


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