Sunday, April 25, 2010

Junior League of Greater Princeton Designer Showhouse

Last night, Mr. Main Street and I went to the preview party for the Junior League of Greater Princeton's Designer Showhouse - Woodacres.  The house is fabulous; it is open to the public through May 23 (open Wed-Sun, closed Monday and Tuesday).  More information at the website.

The house is located on The Great Road, just north of the Princeton border.  It is a Georgian-style house built in 1937 by one of the founders of the Benton & Bowles advertising agency on a large piece of property that is now adjacent to the Cherry Valley Country Club development.  The house and gardens have been transformed by a group of 30 or so interior and landscape designers and beautifully showcases their talents. 

This photo shows a corner of the living room, designed by Trove Decor of Newtown, PA.  The room contains several "upcycled" pieces of furniture; I was particularly taken with this table made by topping a garden urn with a piece of marble.

One of my favorite spaces is this bedroom, designed by Black-Eyed Susan.  You can see more pictures of it on Susan Taylor's blog.

There are some fun spaces outside, including the transformation of a derelict shed into this garden by Katy's Glamorous Gardens and a patio with daybed designed by Ronni Hock.  Doesn't that look like a perfect spot for lounging with a book? 

The Showhouse is the primary fundraiser for the Junior League of Greater Princeton, with money raised going to benefit ROCKETS (Raising Our Children's Knowledge by Educating Through Science), a literacy program that works with children attending Trenton Head Start and YWCA Princeton.

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