‘American Red Cross 2014 Designers’ Show House’ opens villa doors
More than15 renowned interior and exterior designers have transformed aMizner-styled home for amonth-long opportunity to view the inside of Villa Delle Palme.
The1920s-era West Palm Beach home owned by Bob and Anne Kanjian will be the host for this year’s “American Red Cross 2014 Designers’ Show House.”
Scheduled to be open to the public through March 22, Villa Delle Palme was first featured 20 years ago as the selected property for the Red Cross benefit event. The transformation will be unveiled at tonight’s special preview party, Feb. 19, chaired by the home’s owners along with former owners, Chris and Melanie Hill.
Located just off Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, at 124 Churchill Road, the Hills originally openedVilla Delle Palme as a show house destination in1993. Now, the home balances its classic construction with the current needs of the Kanjian family.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters. The organization supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood, teaches skills, provides international humanitarian aid, and supports military members and their families. Their mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies bymobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
“Each year, more than 4,000 people attend this event and support the vital humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross,” said event chairman Bill Kopp. “People love to peek inside beautiful homes and this year is a very special opportunity to experience fine living and outstanding interior design. I am betting many of our guests will have toured the home 20 years ago! It is an honor to lead an impressive ‘best-of-the-best’ design group in raising critical funds for the Red Cross mission.”
Design co-chairpersons are Stephen Mooney and Mimi Masri; Frank Maguire and Susan Angert are the boutique co-chairpersons.
Themonth-long benefit kicks off tonight, Feb. 19, at a ticketed preview party. Highlighted by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a first peek at the makeover, the party offers an exclusive opportunity to speak with the designers and ask questions about their rooms. Tickets for the preview party are $200 per person.
General admission starts tomorrow, Feb. 20, and the home will be open Monday through Saturday, from10 a.m. to 4 p.m., andSundays fromnoonto4 p.m. In addition to tours of the home, guests may also shop at an on-site boutique. General admission is $35 per person. In addition, special arrangements may bemade to book private events in the home.
Selected designers for 2014 include:
FernandoWong Outdoor Living Design, Miami Beach - north lawn
Island Living & Patio, West Palm Beach - back porch
Jennifer Garrigues, Inc., Palm Beach - living room
Joseph Pubilliones Interiors, Inc., Palm Beach - Florida room
Scott Robertson Interiors Inc., LakeWorth - guest bedroom
Katherine Shenaman Interiors, West Palm Beach - dining room
Krista Watterworth Design Studio, Palm Beach Gardens - loggia
Melody Smith Interiors, West Palm Beach - front powder room
NXGStudio, Jupiter - master bedroom
Piper Gonzalez Designs, Royal Palm Beach - guest retreat
Quigley Maguire Collections, Delray Beach - upstairs bath and hallway
Stephen Mooney Interiors, Palm Beach - study
VeronicaVolani-Inza Interior Design, Inc., West Palm Beach - master dressing room
William Bainbridge Steele – playhouse
Formore information, call 561-833-7711or visit www.redcross.org/pbtc.