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Nirvana: Designer Showhouse Before

At Home in Nirvana

At Home in Nirvana

Along with helping Celerie Kemble with flowers for her room for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, we’re busy designing our own space at the Designer Showhouse of Westchester in Bedford Corners, NY.  When Connecticut Cottages & Gardens asked us if we’d turn a basement “craft room” into something floral and fabulous, we immediately thought of a cutting room.

Nirvana from the Sky

Nirvana from the Sky

We could just imagine the owner of Nirvana (the $11 million 10,000 square foot home to be transformed by top local decorators) picking flowers in her garden and arranging them in her own private sanctuary.

Cutting Room - Before

Cutting Room - Before

Fortunately for us, the room is quite easy to work with since it has a black and white floor, white built-in counters and white walls.  We’ll be bringing in French flower buckets filled with stems, vases to line the shelves and counters and creating a display of our own bouquets for sale during the showhouse tour.

Fun Floral Buckets

Fun Floral Buckets

We’ve even come up with a creative way to cover the flat screen TV (a black eyesore on one of the walls!)… with a large picture window overlooking a peony garden mounted on foam core!

A Garden View

A Garden View

The showhouse benefits Cerebral Palsy of Westchester and will be open to the public from May 8th through June 12th.  We do hope you’ll come and visit!

Rendering Our Room

Rendering Our Room

P.S. For more information on the showhouse, please click here.

Photos from Southeby’s, Good Life of Design and yours truly

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  • Reply quintessence April 6, 2011 at 6:57 am

    What fun!! I’m sure it will be an extravaganza of floral beauty. Will definitely have to stop by!!

  • Reply pve April 6, 2011 at 7:06 am

    How fun to have one’s own cutting room! (designed by you fab floral ladies!)

  • Reply The Zhush April 6, 2011 at 7:59 am

    You know I will be there! Loving the window idea, so clever! Can’t wait to see what else you are whipping up for this amazing house.

  • Reply Stitchfork April 6, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Brilliant! And I’ll be dreaming of a flower-filled room today as they jackhammer up the basement and garage floors to get to the collapsed sewer lines. Yep – need flowers!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll April 6, 2011 at 9:04 am

    How exciting! Can’t wait to see it finished. Wish I was close enough to come see for myself. Hope you all are well.


  • Reply Stephanie April 6, 2011 at 9:29 am

    it sounds wonderful! can’t wait to see photos of how it turns out, and I will definitely try to get up there. The last showhouse I went to had a cutting room as well. they transformed it into a wrapping room for the holidays. a great use of the space and I incorporated a few of their ideas into my home.

  • Reply Kate @ Travelmoon April 6, 2011 at 9:57 am

    That sounds so beautiful! I wish I lived nearby to see it in person! Your blog is fabulous…so glad you stopped by so I could find you 🙂

  • Reply Stylelinx April 6, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Congratulations- That’s a great project! Looking forward to the after photos, since you’ve teased us with your wonderful ideas like covering the flat screen…hmmm, maybe I could get away with that at home?!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips April 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    So excited to see you Cutting Room at the Showhouse and how fun to be working with Celerie for Kips Bay! I think this calls for another celebration!!! Champagne, anyone?

  • Reply Debby April 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I wish I were closer, I would definitely stop by! Love your ideas can’t wait to see the final photos! xo

  • Reply hamptontoes April 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Yes, oh yes, I can’t wait to see what you fabulous ladies at Diane James come up with for both showhouses! I think we need to get some dates on the calendar!

  • Reply The enchanted home April 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Promises to be fabulous……with your touch, I am sure the floral extravaganza will not disappoint! I look forward.

  • Reply Decor Arts Now April 8, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Oh so fun! Sure hope I get to meet you in person at one of these events. Lynn

  • Reply Kelly April 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    How fun! I wish I could visit the showhouse – you must post the final pictures : )

  • Reply Carrie Leskowitz April 11, 2011 at 1:11 am

    It does look like nirvana. Good luck, wish I could see it in person!

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