The concept of a show house is simple: showcase the work of various interior design talents to sell a house/ promote the designers/ raise money for charity/ promote the sponsors/ throw great parties/ all of the above.
Often, the selfless process of being involved in a show house on any level reaps many rewards, and that’s especially the case for the show houses created to raise much needed funds for a good cause.
At the year’s end, it’s important to reflect on the good work done and the dollars donated to further the cause of helping others. Here, we’ve created a round up of the show houses we’ve featured throughout the year that cast light on charitable organizations doing great work in our communities.
As we prepare to welcome 2013 with open arms, let us continue in this generous spirit, and do even more in the year to come. We hope you enjoy the holidays, and have a very Happy New Year.
Dining by Design
This annual tabletop showcase raises money and awareness for DIFFA, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House
This New York City show house brings in top talent and funds the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.
By celebrating various holidays through room design, Holiday House raises money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Hampton Designer Showhouse
The design community loves making the annual pilgrimage to the Hamptons to attend the Hampton Designer Showhouse, benefiting Southampton Hospital.
Here are a few more we didn't cover this year on our blog, but deserve recognition:
Junior League of Hartford Show House, benefiting community projects such as Freshplace, The Backpack Program, Kids in the Kitchen, Souper Sustainers, and more.
Junior League of Boston Show House, benefiting the mission of the Junior League of Boston.
Pasadena Showcase House of Design, benefiting three annual music programs, plus award gifts and grants to nonprofit organizations that provide musically oriented programs including music therapy,
music education, scholarships and the underwriting of concerts.