Bringing Showhouse Style Home

May 24, 2016

Text by Stacy Kunstel     Photography by Stacy Kunstel

The Boston Junior League Show House is back! The historic Nathaniel Allen House in Newton has been transformed by some of Boston’s most noted interior designers.

Showhouses are like supermodels. They simply defy our grounded sense of reality and take beauty to its most extreme level. How do they do it? They do it with the help of designers given free reign to play out their unbridled fantasies in rooms that were once forlorn and decrepit.

Unlike a supermodel though, it’s possible to see a showhouse close up now through June 5 in Newton at the Boston Jr. League Show House.

Here’s a sneak peek of three of the featured rooms.


A chic bar cart vignette in Ceclia Walker’s stylish butler’s pantry.


Elizabeth Benedict’s colorful bedroom.


A charming nursery designed by Mally Skok.

You can also join me to talk about these rare creatures on Wednesday, May 25 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the showhouse grounds. We’ll look at showhouses, and how you can bring a bit of that style to your own home using some of my insights from styling hundreds of interior design magazine shoots and tricks learned from designers along the way.

Click here to register.

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