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Exclusive Tour of the Raleigh Designer Showhouse

Eighteen designers worked their magic inside the colorful showhouse

By Clara Haneberg & Julianne Hilmes
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    The DJF Builders' Designer Showhouse—Raleigh's first showhouse—is drenched in vibrant hues. DJF Builders, in partnership with realtor Sheri Hagerty, will be donating all proceeds from the showhouse, including the sale, profit, and all ticket sales to The Boys & Girls Clubs. 

    The showhouse is open Wednesdays through Sundays, until Sunday, April 9. For more info, click here.

    Architect: Carter Skinner, carterskinnerdesign.com.
    Landscape Design: Liggett Design Group, liggettdesiggroup.com.
    Design: DJF Builder, djfbuilders.com

    Showhouse Produced/Chaired by: Mary Beth De Loache, marybethpr.com.
    Photography: Smith Hardy, smithcameronphotography.com.

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    Floral Foyer by Colorful Concepts

    Bright color is abloom in the foyer by Colorful Concepts. Potted orchids reiterate the wallcovering's floral print. 

    Design: Colorful Concepts Interior Design, colorfulconceptsinteriordesign.com

    Key resources: Fortunata and Phillips Collection. 

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    Family Room by Madcap Cottage

    The Madcap Cottage gents didn't skimp on pattern in the family room. Shapely silhouettes and loads of accessories round out the eclectic sitting area. 

    Design: John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, Madcap Cottage, madcapcottage.com.

    Key resources: Robert Allen, Smith + Noble, York Wallcoverings, Currey & Co., Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Woodbridge Furniture, Ballard Designs, Nourison, and Grandin Road. 

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    Garden Room by Anne Wagoner

    Anne Wagoner selected the perfect shade of soft green for the garden room. A hand-painted trellis print climbs up the walls and across the ceiling. Fiddle leaf figs emphasize the botanical theme. 

    Design: Anne Wagoner, Anne Wagoner Interiors, annewagoner.com.

    Key resources: Julie Neill Designs Lighting, Robert Allen, Samuel & Sons, Jerry Pair, and Fitch Lumber Company. 

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    Kitchen by DJF Builders

    Talk about a kitchen crush! DJF Builders didn't overlook any details when designing the cooking area. 

    Design: DJF Builders, djfbuilders.com.

    Key resources: Triangle Tile & Stone, Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath, Kitchen & Bath Galleries, Kitchen Craft, Thermador, Water Works, Francois and Company, Absolute Stone, Triton Stone, Quintessentials, and Crystal Cabinetry.

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    Breakfast Room by La Maison

    The light-filled breakfast room by La Maison boasts tantalizing texture. Host and hostess chairs team with a white table and acrylic Klismos chairs atop a woven rug. 

    Design: La Maison, lamaisonraleigh.com.

    Key resources: La Maison Boutique, Louise Gaskill Lighting, Eatman's Carpet & Interiors, Duralee, and Kravet.

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    Dining Room by Katherine Connell

    Bold green walls demand a double take in the dining room by Katherine Connell. Largescale art and sculptural table lamps make a posh statement. 

    Design: Katherine Connell, Katherine Connell Interior Design, katherineconnelldesign.com

    Key resources: Cowtan and Tout and Eatman’s Carpet and Interiors. 

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    Study by MA Allen Interiors

    Talk about a study in color and pattern! MA Allen Interiors didn't hesitate when designing this saturated retreat. 

    Design: MA Allen Interiors, maalleninteriors.com.

    Key resources: Baker, Chesterfield, and Addison Weeks.

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    Powder Room by Lisa Mende

    Lisa Mende excels in creating exciting spaces and this powder room serves up plenty of design inspiration. 

    Design: Lisa Mende, Lisa Mende Deisgn, lisamende.com.

    Key resources: Mirror Image Home, Jill Seale Wallcoverings, Louise Gaskill Lighting, Waterworks, Windy O’Conner Art, and Toto. 

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    Game Room by Green Front

    The game room by Green Front is regal in red. Blue-and-white ceramics and hardback books ornament the center table. 

    Design: Green Front Furniture, greenfront.com.

    Key resources: Wesley Hall, Lillian August, Hickory Chair, Hekman-Howard Miller, Pinetown Proper, and Caracole.

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    Stair Hall by Southern Studio

    A blue console table is crowned by a selenite mirror in the stair hall by Southern Studio. Portable stools serve as extra seating when needed. 

    Design: Southern Studio Interior Design, southernstudio.com.

    Key resources: Vision Stairway, Louise Gaskill Lighting, Lee Industries, Bell's Carpets & Floors, Global Views, and Bungalow5.

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    Master Bedroom Suite by Betsy Anderson Interiors

    Speaking of blue-and-white, the master bedroom suite by Betsy Anderson dons the popular color pairing. A big four-poster bed begs to be slept in. 

    Design: Betsy Anderson Interiors, betsyandersoninteriors.com.

    Key resources: Osborne & Little, Designer’s Guild, Steins Furniture & Lacquer Studio, Rodriguez Painting, Eatman’s Carpet & Interiors, BG Custom Windows, and Robert Corprew Antiques. 

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    Upstairs Bedroom I by The Warehouse

    The upstairs bedroom by The Warehouse beckons with beauty. Floral draperies accent the curvacious headboard. 

    Design: The Warehouse at 1924, info@thewarehouse1924.com.

    Key resources: Woodbridge Furniture, Thibaut, Rebecca Atwood, James O’Brien Wallpaper, Kravet, and Oly. 

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    Upstairs Bedroom II by Leigh S. Jones

    The second upstairs bedroom by Leigh S. Jones is enveloped in calming hues. A woven chair provides the perfect reading spot. 

    Design: Leigh S. Jones, The Very Thing, Ltd., theverythingltd.com.

    Key resources: Thibaut/Anna French, Sherry McAdams Fine Art, Designer’s Guild, The Very thing, Ltd., Palacek, and Phillip Jeffries. 

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    Upstairs Bedroom Suite by Alison Roane

    Allison Roane mastered the mix in this spacious upstairs bedroom. 

    Design: Alison Roane, ACR Interiors, acrinteriors.com.

    Key resources: John Strauss Furniture, House of Landor, and Detroit Rug Restoration. 

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    Upstairs Bathroom by Alison Roane & DJF Builders

    Allison Roane collaborated with DJF Builders to create this captivating upstairs bathroom. Soft peach hues counter the neautral tones with pops of black. 

    Key resources: HillebrandIMAGES Fine Art Photography, Triangle Tile & Stone, Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath, Kitchen & Bath Galleries, Elon Floor, Kitchen Craft, Waterworks, and Baldwin. 

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    Sitting Room by Tula Sommerford

    Tula Sommerford's sitting room exudes drama. From the art to the textiles it's a feast for the eyes! 

    Design: Tula Sommerford, Design by Tula, designbytula.com.

    Key resources: Designer’s Guild, Louise Gaskill Lighting, Saks Fifth Avenue, Kyle Bunting Rugs, Jennifer Flannigan Art Studio, and AIDASIGN by Aida Albitar. 

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    Mudroom by Danny Taylor

    Apple green paint and warm wood tones pair perfectly in the mudroom by Danny Taylor. 

    Design: Danny Taylor, DT & Co, dtandcompany.com.

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    Covered Porch by MFANO

    The covered porch by MFANO flaunts lush landscaping and bright seating. 

    Design: MFANO, mfanollc.com.

    Key resources: Pender Creek Design Workshop, Wink Gaines Photography, and Seasonal Living.