Monday, May 17, 2010

North Shore Design Show Preview ...

My husband John and I at the Preview Party
share a celebratory drink in my “room.”

What a fabulous weekend we had at the Wenham Museum’s North Shore Design Show: Favorite Spaces! Today the museum is closed (which will give me a moment to catch up with life in general!) so I am posting some preview pictures for you to enjoy before they re-open for the week on Tuesday.

The show runs through Saturday, May 22nd and there are some great events scheduled: Behind the Scenes of This Old House on Wednesday evening with host and design show chair Kevin O’Connor, Private Tour plus Meet the Designers Breakfast on Friday morning from 9am to 11am, Designing a Fragrant Garden with author/illustrator/designer Kim Smith on Saturday the 22nd, and How to design a Well-Dressed Kitchen with Kathy Marshall of Marshall Whitman Design, also on Saturday.
Click here for ticket information.

Of course, I do not want to spoil your visit to the museum by giving too much away visually, so I will show you just a glimpse of what you will see in the 16 creatively decorated spaces at the show, along with sharing some great photos of our weekend guests!

Beautiful flowers by
Lindsay Pollard
of Hamilton
line the walkway and fill the museum.

Just some of the amazing behind the scenes crew who made the design show possible, including Honorary Show Chair Kevin O’Connor and his wife Kathleen. Special thanks goes to Lindsay Diehl, Executive Director; Christine Zampell, President; and Willa Worsfold, Council Co-chair. Not pictured: Lisa Bonneville, Consulting Designer.

Mary Donovan of First Oriental Rugs
(who matches my room perfectly!)

Stylish members of the Museum Council mingled with designers and other well-dressed visitors during Friday night’s jam-packed Preview Party ...

Participating designer/stylist Martha Sutyak
(on the right) with her friend, Irena.

Staged for a party: colorful and creative
details fill Martha’s fun-loving space.

Irena’s purse was pretty cool as well!

A corner of the elegant vignette by designer
Elizabeth Brosnan Hourihan of Carpenter & MacNeille
plus a close-up of her equally dazzling purse ...

Fashion designer Harper Della-Piana of Seams Couture with her mother, artist and gallery owner Elissa Della-Piana of Gallery Della-Piana. Here is a peek at the beautifully organic space that Elissa designed for the show ...

More vignettes from this year’s
North Shore Design Show talents:

Rich details fill the combined space of designers Gracyn Whitman and Kathy Marshall
of Marshall Whitman Design.

A jewel of a room inspired by the sea ...
Siemasko + Verbridge

A pair of vignettes from the warm and inviting space
designed by traditionally chic Honey Collins.

A charming powder room by Niles-Scott Interiors.

The table is set for a ladies’ luncheon by designer
Nanette Chandler of Interior Style, Brookline

Unique pieces presented by Landry & Arcari

A stunning take on contemporary design
by Wilson Kelsey Design, Inc.

An engaging North Shore story is told in this vignette
designed by Patricia Finn of Finn-Martens Design.

A magical time of year is recreated in this room designed by Timeless Interiors of Prides Crossing.

An outdoor oasis designed by John Margolis, President of the Institute of Classical Architecture
& Classical America.

A traditional hunt tea designed with the equestrian in mind by Blue Peacock Home.

In vogue ... a reflective space designed by
Camille Garro Interiors.

I hope to see you at the show!

A special thank you goes to Paula Bakies of
Acorn Interiors for your professional assistance in creating the window treatments and upholstery for my space (I will post more photos of the entire room
after the show ; )

And thank you to the adorable Angela ...
my first visitor on Saturday morning (I could
not have cast a more perfect model!)

Stay tuned for some great design tips that I will post later this week from Sunday’s presentation by consulting designer Lisa Bonneville, shown here with Wenham Museum Executive Director Lindsay Diehl and yours truly ... xo yvonne


  1. Yvonne - you look so pretty in these photos! Congrats on a great event and thanks for using my little silver bowl in your vignette. I'll be posting your pics this week!


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