May 19, 2013

The Designer Showhouse of Westchester - Part 1

In the midst of May Madness, a stunning home in the heart of one of the very best towns in Westchester gets taken over by an amazing group of very talented interior designers.

The Third Annual Designer Showhouse of Westchester, which benefits "Cerebral Palsy of Westchester" opened to the public on May 2nd and is open till Sunday, June 9th, 2013 and a trip to visit the magnificent 1915 mansion on 2 Cooper Road in Scarsdale, New York is a must for anyone that adores Design!

Gideon Mendelson took on the Entry foyer which came with this beautiful vintage Gracie Wallpaper, and in Gatsby spirit, turned it into a comfortable "cocktail hour" lounge with direct access to the beautiful gardens outside.

Ken Gemes had a great Living Room space to work with, however much work was needed to restore the original ceiling and details on the fireplace, windows and throughout the room.

Carey Karlan added a touch of femininity to the Ladies Sitting Room with custom Venetian Plaster walls inlaid with mother of pearl and jewel encrusted drapery all of set by the touch of pink in the fireplace.
Glass, lucite and soft lush rugs by JD Staron bring the entire scheme together.

The calm tones in the Breakfast Room, by Kim Freeman, are juxtaposed by the 

whimsical and colorful approach the Butler's Pantry by Maggie McManus, with soft mint green tiles with pops of orange throughout.

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More of this showhouse to feature on the blog tomorrow, but in the meantime, (and especially with this weather) what better way to spend your day then visiting this showhouse in the heart of Scarsdale?

*all images are my own except where noted. feel free to share them, but don't forget to mention where they come from. thank you.

Designers from this Showhouse:

  1. Anthony and Olanow Design - Susan Anthony 
  2. Karen Houghton Interiors - Karen Houghton and Leila Kharem
  3. Barbara Bell Interiors - Barbara Bell 
  4. Ken Gemes Interiors- Ken Gemes
  5. Cast Classics - Peter Jerauld 
  6. Kim Freeman Style and Design - Kim Freeman
  7. Debra Funt Interiors - Debra Funt 
  8. Last Detail by Carey Karlan - Carey Karlan
  9. Donna Benedetto Designs - Donna Benedetto 
  10. Lillian August - Angela Camarda and Richard Cerrone
  11. Dunn & Tighe Interiors - Leslie Dunn
  12. Maggie McManus Kitchen and Baths - Maggie McManus
  13. Elissa Grayer Interior Design, LLC -Elissa Grayer
  14. Mendelson Group - Gideon Mendelson
  15. Finelines Interiors - Debra Gottlieb
  16. Rachel Laxer Interiors, Ltd.- Rachel Laxer
  17. Gail Green Interiors - Gail Green & Christine Rappoport
  18. Rooms by ZoyaB -  Zoya Bograd
  19. Jacqueline Hosford Interior Design, LLC- Jacqueline Hosford 
  20. The Wakefield Design Group - George Snead

The New York Collages & Gardens is the Media Sponsor, LX TV Open House is the Television Sponsor.
Showhouse hours will be as follows: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 4p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Mondays. Children under six, infants, strollers, and pets are not admitted in the Showhouse. Admission for the Showhouse is $30 and includes a Showhouse Journal. For more information please contact Kristen Harris at (914) 937-3800 ext. 353.

About Cerebral Palsy of Westchester
Since 1949, Cerebral Palsy of Westchester has been a leading nonprofit organization in Westchester and Fairfield County. Our organization’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities. We are a non-profit organization that provides essential educational services, vocational training, recreation, rehabilitation and advocacy to
thousands of children and adults. We are an organization proud to say that we Realize Tomorrow’s Potential.. .Today!
About New York Cottages & Gardens
Cottages & Gardens Publications delivers the finest regional design magazines to residents of America’s most affluent communities. NYC& G (New York Collages & Gardens), one of the company’s three titles, presents the very best in architecture, design, art and antiques, real estate, and entertaining to a highly influential readership in the greater New York area.
For more information, visit 
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester 1186 King Street Rye Brook NY 10573 (914) 937-380


  1. There are amazing designs top to bottom in this Design Showhouse. Be sure to see them all. I'm thrilled to be working with two of the designers -- Elissa Grayer and Donna Benedetto -- and helping to provide artwork for their rooms.

    Lisa Cooper
    Elisa Contemporary Art

  2. Beautiful home!! Look forward to seeing more!! Love that entry/foyer..the Gracie WP is stunning!!! All the designers did a beautiful job



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