‘Amer­i­can Red Cross 2014 De­sign­ers’ Show House’ opens villa doors

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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.

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