In a new twist on a popular tradition, Decorators’ Show House (DSH) takes up residence at the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) this spring. DSH@CMA, a first-of-its-kind event, features premier local designers reimagining gallery space as living space and using works from the Museum’s collection in their designs. DSH@CMA welcomes back many favorite designers from past Decorators’ Show Houses and debuts several exciting new designers. Enjoy beautiful interior design in a unique venue that combines the lure of downtown living and the intrigue of repurposed spaces with creative inspiration for any home. Visit Decorators’ Show House during regular Museum hours.
The Columbus Museum of Art Women’s Board has presented the Decorators’ Show House biennially since 1975. All proceeds support the Museum’s vital and unique art and education programs.
Meet the Designers
Thursday evenings: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM*
Decorators’ Show House is ADA accessible.
Parking is available at and around CMA.
For more information, click here.
DSH@CMA also features many special events that celebrate great design.
All tickets for Decorators’ Show House Special Events held during regular Museum hours include general admission to the Museum.
When: Saturday, April 22, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
$100 through April 5, $125 after April 5.
($75 of the ticket price is a tax-deductible donation to the CMA.)
Be among the first to see Decorators’ Show House at CMA during the gala Preview Party! Ribbon cutting is at 5:15 PM and the excitement begins. Mingle with designers and sponsors, meet Carolyn Englefield of Veranda magazine, enjoy hors d’oeuvres with a glass of wine or beer and a signature drink, in addition to a cash bar, desserts and entertainment. Be sure to visit the lounge to experience a new Tesla. Come early or come late, but prepare to be amazed by the creativity of our talented designers when you tour the rooms as early as 5:30 or as late as 8:30. Engage in the Show House Hunt, with hourly prize drawings!
Preview Party sponsored by The Refectory Restaurant, G. Michaels Bistro & Bar, Pistacia Vera, Cameron Mitchell’s, Heidelberg Distributing Company, Mill St. Distillery, and Tesla
When: Sunday, April 23, 1:15 PM VIP Reception*, 2:00 PM Presentation and Book Signing
$100 VIP Tickets, $50 Presentation tickets
Decorators’ Show House welcomes Carolyn Englefield, Interiors Editor of the celebrated interior design magazine Veranda. Englefield spent 13 years in Paris as a European correspondent for American design magazines. Her career spans decades, mastheads, and continents. With her unique access to Europe’s most celebrated designers, architects and antiques dealers, Englefield had an insider’s view of extraordinary homes. Her presentation, A Passion for Living: Houses of Style and Inspiration, based on the book of the same name, will explore what makes a home exceptional, inspirational, and unforgettable, and discuss how design choices can be combined to express your own personal style.
VIP Tickets are $100 and include a meet and greet reception with Carolyn Englefield at 1:15 pm, a copy of her book, light refreshments and admission to the presentation, book signing and Decorators’ Show House.
Presentation Tickets are $50 and include admission to the presentation, book signing and Decorators’ Show House. (Books are available for purchase at the Museum Store.)
When: Saturday, April 29, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
$65 through April 17, $75 after April 17. Tables for 8 are available.
Your day includes High Tea, a fashion presentation by Thread, lifestyle displays and symposiums, and admission to the Decorators’ Show House. Explore the Museum and enjoy shopping for Mother’s Day. Ladies’ Day is sponsored by Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery.
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Setting the Scene for Your Party Table Settings by Chris Gueli of A Proper Garden
11:00 AM Setting the Scene for Your Party Presentation by Chris Gueli of A Proper Garden
12:00 PM The Lore and Romance of Tea Presentation by Tricia Wheeler, The Seasoned Farmhouse, Flowers & Bread
1:00 PM High Tea, featuring a classic high tea menu and Fashion Presentation by Thread. Visit the Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery table for a lovely gift bag and some great information on how to Look Better. Live Better. Feel Better!
The Decorators’ Show House Speaker Series is filled with great design tips from the experts. Speaker Series events do not include admission to Decorators’ Show House. Decorators’ Show House admission tickets may be purchased separately.
When: Thursday, April 27, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
$10 for CMA members, $15 for nonmembers
Bring your antique or collectible in for Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers to assess and value. Click here to read more about Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers and Amelia Jeffers, President, and Deborah Shub.
The ticket price to this event includes appraisal of 1 item. Additional items can be appraised for $5 each, maximum 3 items per person. Individuals must be able to carry their own items. No staff, equipment or freight elevator will be available to help with oversized items.
When: Thursday, April 27, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
$10 for CMA members, $15 for nonmembers
Kate Avery, furniture re-fashioner and blogger, will show you how to revamp those tired, inherited or antique furniture pieces. Click here to learn more about Kate Avery.
When: Sunday, April 30, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
$10 for CMA members, $15 for nonmembers
A panel of Decorators’ Show House designers will explore how you can determine the decorating style that best reflects your personality and changing tastes and needs for every age and stage of life. Participating designers include Angela Bonfante, Fritz Harding, Neal Hauschild, Lauren King Porteus and Danny Russo.
When: Thursday, May 4, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
$10 for CMA members, $15 for nonmembers
Amelia Jeffers President of Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, will discuss the intricacies of maneuvering through a parents’ downsizing and how to incorporate family heirlooms into your decor. Also applies to empty-nesters! Click here to learn more about Amelia Jeffers.
About Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers
Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers (Delaware, Ohio) has been a national force in the world of antiques & fine art since founded in 1954. Over the last 63 years, Garth’s has built a legacy based on outstanding customer service, high integrity and proven auction results.
About Kate Avery
Kate Avery is the owner of Heir and Space Design, a furniture refinishing and painting firm, and author of the nationally recognized lifestyle blog Heir and Space, founded in 2006. With a background in history and early antiques she sources and reinvents dated furniture with an authentic Americana flair. Avery’s work has been featured in multiple online and hard copy publications and can be found in well styled homes throughout the Northeast.
Inspiration comes from everywhere. Find out what inspires our designers to create their rooms for DSH@CMA. During Decorators’ Show House, you’ll be able to meet the designers Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 pm in their spaces.
“A home should tell a story about the people who live there” – Angela Bonfante
Angela Bonfante was inspired to open the doors of Angela Bonfante Kitchen Designs so that she could serve her clients by creating spaces that bring families together.
Her own memories of growing up in a large Italian family, and the experiences of sharing stories and meals around the kitchen table, brought her directly into the heart of the home in her design business.Angela has made it the goal of each project to truly understand the heart and soul of every client so the home can tell the story of the family who lives there.She layers beautiful ﬁnishes with warm family overtones so that each family can gather and enjoy making memories that will last a lifetime.Angela utilizes a proprietary model called Creating the Palette for Change™ to understand her clients and hone in on the overarching vision for the space. Angela believes in a collaborative, creative planning process in her work. Her eclectic portfolio demonstrates the success of this model and her ability to take a clients’ vision and translate that in an authentic way in a home. Every room blends with existing architecture while simultaneously bringing a fresh, innovative design into the space.Angela does not do it alone.
She has created a team of craftsmen and designers of the highest skill level to complete her projects to perfection. She believes in strong teams that reﬂect the values and integrity of her ﬁrm so that every client experiences an ease of transformation while being attended to throughout the process.Angela’s path to design was unusual. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and began her professional career working for Merck Pharmaceuticals. She honed her skills as a designer over two decades buying and remodeling homes where she discovered her passion for design. She combined her business acumen with her keen eye for design and her love of family to create Angela Bonfante Kitchen Designs.
Angela is an active member of the Association of Interior Designers (ASID) and past board member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and National Association of Remodeling (NARI). She has been quoted in publications regarding design trends locally and nationally, appeared on the Gale Hogan show, and has designed the stage kitchen for the local Home and Garden Show. She has been a regular contributor to the NARI Today Section of Home & Garden Magazine and her designs have been featured in Suburban News Publications, on the HGTV Website, and as a news feature in the Columbus Dispatch and on WBNS 10TV.She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbus College of Art and Design and in addition to running a successful design ﬁrm, is a professional motivational speaker, on the topics of design, change and resiliency. She is married to Bobby and a mother to three teenagers Sophie, Betsy and Joey, and their dog Luca.
ACE Award NARI 2012, 2013, 2014
CoTy Award NARI 2013
2012 NKBA Voices from the Industry Speaker KBIS
Fritz Harding, Cirqua Studio
Fritz Harding launched Cirqua Studio in 2011, focusing on Residential and Hospitality interiors, transitioning to private practice from teaching as Interior Design Department Chair at Columbus College of Art and Design.
Katya Sleeper is a new Associate with Cirqua Studio. She recently graduated magna cum laude from CCAD, majoring in Interior Design. Originally from Russia, she speaks several languages, and lives in Clintonville with her husband and 3-year-old son.
John Wilson, CRI Interiors
An established designer for more than twenty years Interior Designer John Wilson opened his own studio in 1997. Located in the vibrant Italian Village Short North Arts District, John has clients locally and across the country.
David M. Berg, David M. Berg, Ltd.
David Berg founded the business in 1995. He has a keen interest not only in interior design but in architecture as well, and through continuing education, and the application of practical and studied skills, David continues to expand his knowledge base. He travels extensively and uses those experiences to inspire him to new levels of architecture and design.
Pamela Yost, Grand Design Group
I started Grand Design Group in 1988 to share my passion for Beauty, Order and Gracious Living.
Interior Design is so much more than “a look” or “a pretty room”. Our surroundings have a tremendous impact on our daily lives. Having the opportunity to share in our clients’ lives is a privilege – understanding their lifestyle, needs and personal preferences are my first priority and the foundation we build on.
Sally McDonald, Interiorworks by Sally McDonald
Sally McDonald started the Firm in 1979, and after 37 years, has become well known and trusted in the Columbus area for Quality, Classic design and Service. The company does projects all over Columbus, and clients ask us to do a second or third home in places all over the country, in such resort areas as Florida, Michigan, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Durango, Telluride, etc.Susan Berg, Shari Schwartz, and Carolyn Fulwider are also Interior Designers with the Firm, and provide years of experience.
Judith Politi, Judith Politi Interior Designs
Judith Politi Interior Design, Incorporated is an EDGE, DBE, FBE, WBENC, WOSB, SDB, and LEDE certified full service design firm extends throughout diverse fields including commercial, residential, medical, K-12, higher education, and, multi-family communities. Judith Politi has been a member of the Interior Design community for over 28 years.
Lauren King Porteus, Lauren King Design
Lauren King graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2009, with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree. Shortly after moving to Columbus in 2010, she decided to go into business for herself by opening Lauren King Design. Her primary focus is on residential interior design in the Columbus area.
Nth Degree’s commitment to quality and customer service has been rewarded with numerous industry accolades and recognitions.Neal Hauschild, founder of the Nth Degree companies, has extensive knowledge of the interior design and real estate industries and its related fields including all legal aspects (including the impacts on estate planning), construction, design, negotiation for buying and selling, and property (real, intellectual, and personal) management.Neal studied electrical and biomedical engineering at Duke University and earned his Master’s degree in environmental engineering and engineering management while serving in the United State Air Force.Neal served for a period of time in the Middle East on post-Desert Storm operations in the mid-1990s performing construction management and interior design for military facilities, ranging from military housing, aircraft operation facilities, and medical buildings. Neal created the Department of Defense’s sustainable development program for buildings, structures and facilities.
He developed policies and requirements to focus on alternative uses of buildings and the renovation of structures for new and innovative purposes. It was during this time period, while working closely with attorneys, architects, designers, engineers, facility planners, and users of the facilities and spaces, that Neal became passionate about all these fields and their inter-relatedness.
Though interior decorating began as an accidental love, it grew into a unique and compelling passion for Nth Degree designer Brenda Andracki. Brenda has worked in the interior design and furniture sales for residential and commercial applications since 1988. Her design interests are global, reflecting the city that she inhabits and works in: urban, culturally diverse, and infused with artistic inspiration. Studying the intricacies of interior design through travel and extensive independent work, Brenda draws upon the classical design principals as the start to any endeavor.
Recognized by her fellow designers for her achievements, Brenda collaborates with innovators in design and devotes herself to the beauty of fine classical design. Brenda continues to create intriguing and thoughtful designs for every family. She is known throughout Central Ohio for her fabulous custom holiday décor lifestyle arrangements that she creates for every season.
Danny Russo, HAVERTYS
Danny Russo, a Cleveland native, has been involved in the Interior Design industry for 15 years. He is an active member of the American Society of Interior Design and has been mentored, as well as been inspired by some of the worlds best designers including Kelly Hoppen, Martin Lawrence Bullard, Becky Dietsch, Tom Dixon, Philippe Starck, Alexander McQueen and Ian Schrager.
In an unpredictable world, Danny believes that design should be consistent and timeless. As the design process evolves with each project, he believes in bringing the unexpected into play.While working on a variety of projects ranging from luxury salons, cocktail lounges, private residences, and physicians offices, Danny merges natural elements such as textiles, woods, and metals to create a signature Danny Russo Design aesthetic that is immediately recognizable on his projects.
Danny is currently working exclusively at HAVERTYS furniture in Columbus. You can book a consultation by stopping into the store located on Polaris Parkway. HAVERTYS is a 130-year-old company based in Atlanta, Georgia serving residential clients as well as design professionals.
Courtney Jones, The Jones Studio
Courtney Jones began her career in Chicago after completing a Masters of Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She joined The Jones Studio in 2011; and in the years since has worked to establish the interior architecture and design department within the firm. Her travels both domestically and abroad serve as primary inspiration for all interior projects.
Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends – Benefactors
Circle of Friends – Patrons
Don’t miss great shopping! From the Broad Street Lobby Gift Shop, to Treasures and Trinkets, and Derby Court Pop-up Shops, you’ll find fabulous objects for the home and gifts for the whole family.
Show House Gift Shop
Our Show House Gift Shop has curated a unique group of home décor and gifts for you to explore. Enjoy a wonderful selection of fabulous and fanciful items for the home, men, women and kids. Free gift wrap available. Find the Show House Gift Shop in the Broad Street Lobby.
Treasures and Trinkets
Our Treasures and Trinkets shop offers an eclectic assortment of gently used delights. Find this treasure trove of décor, gift and accessory items as you exit your Show House tour.
If you would like to donate gently used items to the shop, please click here.
Please note, donations will not be accepted after March 31.
Discover a specially selected group of exciting local artists and craftspeople at our Pop-up Shops. Enjoy this changing array of artists’ booths in Derby Court Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am – 5 pm and Thursdays from 10 am – 9 pm.