Dream Designers

Palm Beach Society January 20-26, 2006


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The much anticipated 30th Annual American Red Cross Designers’ Show House opened its doors to guests recently with a sold-out Preview Party hosted at the Providencia Park home. The Designers’ Show House, held until February 4, brings together acclaimed designers who have redecorated a prominent 1920’s West Palm Beach residence room-by-room, showcasing their individual talents and styles.

“There was incredible energy surrounding the evening and the guests were thrilled to be there,” said Victoria Amory, party chair and published expert in party planning and entertaining. “Everything looked great—especially the centerpiece of the evening—the magnificent Show House. The designers did a fantastic job.”

On hand to welcome guests were Desmond Keogh, chairman; Bill Kopp, design chairman; and Stephen Mooney, co-design chairman.

Part-time Palm Beach resident Rod Stewart and his fiancee Penny Lancaster were among the 300 plus guests who toured the Designers’ Show House. Stewart is a client of participating designer William R. Eubanks, who created the Show House’s stand-out living room display, blending modern day with 17th and 18th century design. Original antiques and modern artwork provided the unique backdrop for the room’s custom hand crafted draperies and furnishings.

This year’s other featured designers include Worth Interiors, Clara Hayes Barrett Designs, Jennifer Garrigues Interior Designs, Knapp Kitchens & More, Halleon, Mario Nievera Design, October Design, Richard Plumer Design, Scott Robertson Decorative Painting, Allison Paladino, Inc. Interior Designs, Leslie Schlesinger Interiors, Toby Zack Designs and Bierly-Drake Associates.

“The Designers’ Show House Preview Party celebrates the power of collaboration and coming together for a great cause,” said Dean Dimke, executive director of the American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Chapter. “I, along with the hundreds of guests, was wowed by the magnificence each designer brought to the rooms of this historical home.”

The impressive Show House, located at 1201 North Flagler Drive, is rich with Palm Beach history. Owned by West Palm Beach attorneys Steve Mayans and his wife Terry Resk, the home was designed by renowned architects Harvey & Clark, who also designed the Palm Beach Town Hall, Holy Trinity Church, Seaboard Train Station and the Comeau Building. The home was built in 1925 by Spencer Lainhart, an original South Florida pioneer. Info: 833-7711.