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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15 Responses to “Nirvana: Designer Showhouse Before”

  1. quintessence says:

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

  2. pve says:

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

  3. The Zhush says:

    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.

  4. Stitchfork says:

    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

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


  6. Stephanie says:

    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.

  7. 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 :)

  8. Stylelinx says:

    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?!

  9. 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?

  10. Debby says:

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

  11. hamptontoes says:

    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!

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

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

  14. Kelly says:

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

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

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