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VIA designer show house open

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 16-18 in Rehoboth
May 14, 2014
The back porch by Regan Billingsley Interiors and McNamare Design incorporates a comfortable gathering place with reminders of travel abroad.

The 2014 Village Improvement Association sponsored Designer Show House opened May 2 and continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday, May 16-18. Fourteen interior and landscape designers participated in creating the Show House located at 46 Columbia Ave., Rehoboth Beach.

The home for the VIA fundraiser was temporarily donated by homeowners Chuck and Nancy Donohoe.The house has retained its original charm and historical significance with a modern beach house lifestyle. The Donohoes purchased the house in 1995 and have made improvements while in keeping with the original charm.

The show House is a 1940s cottage that has undergone several transformations. It is currently a four-bedroom home with 3,700 square feet of flowing spaces for gracious entertaining. The home can accommodate a large number of family and friends when one includes the guest apartment over the garage. A welcoming front porch, and expansive porch at the rear of the home and a lower level family room provide the perfect outdoor and rainy day retreats.

For tickets, $25, call 302-227-1631.

The designer boutique, located in the basement, and the garage boutique by The Old and New of It by Steve Maslovich, feature gifts and accessories from the designers.

Fourteen designers contributed to the makeover. Bella Terra Landscapes, DCOR-Design Center of Rehoboth, DreamWeaver Interiors, DuBois Interiors Ltd., G&G Arte Inc., Josephine Keir Ltd., Kitchen Tune-Up, Mark Showell Interiors, McNamara Design, OohLaLa Designl Preferred Design, Regan Billingsley Interiors, Swamp Rose Outdoor LIving Spaces, Taylor Wells Design, Gallery One, Fehrenbach's Flooring Plus and J.G.M. & Associates Custom Painting.

Supporters include patrons Nicola Pizza, Nick and Joan Caggiano; Ellis & Szabo, LLP Cindy Szabo; Rehoboth Beach Main Street; and Delmarva Public Radio. Donors include A.G. Renovations Inc. Albert Green, Bill Lewis, Dan Cannarozzi, Don Clintavey, John Kurpjuweit and Stephen Obohoski.

Donors for the soirée include Hotel Rehoboth, Lupo di Mare, Jolly Trolly, AJ Designs, Jan Conant and Michael and Jamey O'Shea.

The den by Mark Showell Interiors was inspired by former owner Clem Conger to represent a formal yet comfortable setting to entertain. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Mark Showell created a comfortable southern style living area in grand fashion. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Debra Folsom of OohLaLa Design created the shabby sheep room, a comfortable, shabby chic-style guest room. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
DCOR designers Ed Albers and Michael Cusumano created a sophisticated dining room with grey tones and natural textures with a nod to the beach. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A comfortable and romantic master bedroom was created by Cyndi Oronzio of Dreamweaver Interiors. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The lower level designers boutique offers items that can be seen in the home. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A detail of the new generation guest room was created by G&G Arte Inc. designer Walter Gagliano. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A detail in the family room offers a kitchy chicken overlooking the zen garden. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Oriental-inspired zen garden was created by Bella Terra Landscapes' Erin Walls. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The living room features an historic mantle. Mark Showell Interiors used it as a focal point for the room.
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