Monday, May 10, 2010

In love with the Cville Design House



I spent eight hours in the Cville Design House this weekend and I can't wait to go back next Saturday. As this is the first design house in Charlottesville since I've been here (and possibly the first design in this city every), I wasn't sure if there would be a "wow" factor in the house, but the designers definitely put together inspiring, creative spaces.

The house is a 4200 square foot home that was built in the early 80s. The ceilings soar and light pours in windows on every side of the house. However, there were definitely some design obstacles that were dealt with beautifully (the biggest indoor jacuzzi I've ever seen, for example). One visitor after another was amazed that the designers were able to take lofty, white spaces and make them warm and homey.

I got special permission to take a few pictures at the house. Now, a professional photographer took pictures of each space, so I'm not going to reveal everything, but I'll post a few teaser pictures to [hopefully] pique your interest and get you to the house sometime this week or next weekend.

This picture is from the master bedroom, designed by Caroline Macdonell-Minsky from The Artful Lodger. The master bedroom is probably larger than my condo in square footage and looked straight out of the 80s. Caroline worked some magic in the space.


Every visitor seemed to love this pillow!

You have to see this house! If you aren't convinced yet, come back each morning this week for another teaser picture.




May 8th - 16th, 2010

Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
Monday – Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Thursday & Friday 10am - 2pm , 4pm -7pm

Ticket information is on the Cville Design House website.
The proceeds will benefit Charlottesville's Shelter for Help in Emergency.
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5 comments:

  1. I had no idea this was going on. I'm going to go over next weekend to check it out.

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  2. Very interested to know how a 'Design house works' Its not something I've come across in the UK ( well, not in my part of the UK). Is it local designers who have a room each to showcase their wares and talents?
    ZoeB

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  3. Zoe, you're exactly right. Maybe I should write about that tomorrow. I didn't realize these might be specific to the US.

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  4. Thank you so much for our virtual tour!!!!

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  5. My pleasure! I'm so excited about the house and I really want everyone to have a chance to enjoy it!

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