Sunday, April 23 – Sunday, May 14, 2017
at the Columbus Museum of Art
2017 Decorators’ Show House Finds a Home at the Museum
Decorators’ Show House puts the talents of Central Ohio’s premier interior designers under one roof—at the Museum! In a new twist on this popular Columbus area tradition, the 2017 Show House transforms four adjacent galleries in the Museum’s historic Ross building into rooms and reimagines them as living space. Designers have gallery space as their canvas and the opportunity to use pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection to realize their vision.
DSH@CMA is the first museum event of its kind. This trendsetting move captures the growing interest in downtown living while continuing to showcase the best in home design. Visitors also benefit from convenient parking, extended hours, and easy accessibility. 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.
$20 before opening day
$25 during the show
Tickets include Museum admission.
Preview Party and other Special Event tickets sold separately.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Tuesday-Wednesday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM*
Thursday: 10:00 AM–9:00 PM*
Friday-Sunday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM*
Meet the Designers
Thursday evenings: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM*
*Last admission one hour before closing
The CMA Women’s Board would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support to DSH@CMA.
Decorators’ Show House welcomes volunteers! If you’d like to help host guests as they tour the house, please contact us.
DSH@CMA has assembled a unique group of designers. Take a few minutes to get to know this talented group. And during the Show House, you’ll be able to see all of them on Thursdays from 5-9 pm in their designed spaces.
Angela Bonfante, Angela Bonfante Kitchen Designs “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.
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. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Northwestern University, a BS in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati, a law degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master’s in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, where his Thesis on mid-century Modernism explored Interior Design’s contribution to the movement.
Fritz serves on the Board of Trustees for the Westcott Center for Architecture and Design in Springfield, OH and was Vice-chair of the Victorian Village Commission until 2014. Before teaching, he gained commercial Interior Design experience with Design Group, Columbus. Before recently moving to Grandview with his wife and children (16 & 13), they restored the historically significant Circus House in Victorian Village.
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. Clients often refer to the design process with John as more fun than work, saying he keeps their personality and comfort in mind. His designs have won numerous awards and been the subject of multiple magazine and newspaper articles.
David 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.
Pam Yost, Grand Design Group Pam
Yost started Grand Design Group in 1988 to share her 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 clients’ lives is a privilege – understanding their lifestyle, needs and personal preferences are first priority and the foundation Grand Design Group builds on.
Interior Design is Pam’s second career. She spent 14 years in the insurance and financial planning Industry—receiving her CLU and ChFC designations from the American College in 1983 and 1985. This past experience has proven to be invaluable in managing the complexities of an interior design firm. Pam went back to school in 1990 to study interior design at Columbus College of Art and Design. CEU’s, seminars, furniture markets and travel keep her current, challenge her thinking and inspire her. Pam’s philosophy “stretch yourself” keeps her creativity and ideas flowing.
Sally McDonald, Interiorworks
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. Marianne Dawson is the Administrative arm, and after 18 years of experience, she is knowledgeable about shipping, customs, and all other related things related to how to complete the job, wherever it is being delivered.
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. After years of experience on residential and commercial projects, Judith Politi Interior Design formed in 2003. JPID has a clientele base that is centralized in Ohio and spans across the United States. JPID is driven to produce interiors that reflect client’s need for function design aesthetic, and comfort while providing added value to all. Their creativity and innovation in design can transform general ideas into functional realities.
Lauren King, 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. She loves to help her clients create homes that are light, open, beautiful and functional for their own specific needs. Lauren King Design has received the Best of Houzz Customer Service award in 2014, 2015 and 2016, as well as the Best of Houzz Design award in 2015 and 2016. Lauren is passionate about designing spaces that her clients love, and hopes to continue to do so for many years to come.
Neal Hauschild, Nth Degree Home
Nth Degree is a company founded on bringing solutions to all your home needs. Since opening Nth Degree in 2003, consumer education has been Nth Degree’s core philosophy; whether it was educating clients about a furniture workmanship, a home purchase, a kitchen remodel, or design and color selections, informed clients and their commitment to quality have helped Nth Degree become Central Ohio’s most respected real estate company, interior design providers and remodelers. 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 is a Cleveland native who arrived in Columbus in 2003. He draws his inspiration from historical surroundings and modern day development. Emulsifying functional luxury with a timeless approach to design allows Danny to deliver concepts that have an intrinsic value.
Danny prides himself in the fundamental belief that a room should speak for itself and make a statement. In Danny’s career this has always held true and his uniqueness in the industry has solidified his role in the interior design community. In an unpredictable world, Danny believes design should be consistent and timeless. As elements develop with the unique evolution of each project, Danny believes in always bringing unexpected aesthetics into play.
Merging natural textiles is a Danny Russo signature element. By mixing natural components with modern applications he is able to promote an overall feeling of beauty and relaxation in all his designs. While working on a variety of projects ranging from luxury salons, cocktail lounges, private residences, and even physician’s offices. There are few areas of interior design that he hasn’t worked in.
Mentored and inspired by some of the world’s most amazing designers such as Kelly Hoppen, Martin Lawrence Bullard, and many other industry luminaries. He now enjoys educating new designers in the field and is working exclusively with Havertys furniture out of Atlanta. He is also a longtime member of the American Society of Interior Designer (ASID).
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. In addition to a love of experiencing new cultures, ideas, and places, her design ethos is highly influenced by her early training in fine art, as well as, the drive to remain a lifelong student of architecture and design. Chicago, Paris, Lisbon, San Francisco, and Rome all rank as favorite places.
DSH@CMA will include many unique opportunities to celebrate this one-of-a-kind design experience. Plan to attend one or all. Tickets will be sold separately for these events. Check back in January for additional details and ticket prices.
Be the first to see Decorators’ Show House! Attend our gala Preview Party open house and reception on Saturday, April 22. Enjoy timed entry tickets to view the Show House, a treasure map, cocktails, appetizers, desserts, light entertainment, and an opportunity to mingle with the designers. Festivities start at 5:00 PM. Last admission to tour the Show House at 9:00 PM.
Decorators’ Show House will feature a variety of speakers and workshops exploring many aspects of home design. Come reimagine your living space! Are you downsizing, upsizing or rightsizing? How can you repurpose the treasures you own? How can you decorate and enjoy the space you have? All speaker events will be held at the Museum with individual prices. Plan to pick your favorite topic or attend them all.
Ladies’ Day at CMA
Ladies, join us on Saturday, April 29, 2017 for an entire day at the Museum and Show House. There will be a High Tea and fashion modeling, light entertainment and opportunities for some unique shopping for Mother’s Day. The men in your life are welcome too!
After experiencing our designers’ unique visions, you may be inspired to infuse your home with some fresh creativity of your own. Indulge yourself with any one (or all three!) of our special shopping opportunities.
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, kids and gift giving, all priced to tempt! Find the Show House Gift Shop in the Broad Street Lobby.
Treasures and Trinkets
Do you love giving old things a new twist? Can a fabulous find make your day? 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.
Discover a specially selected group of local artists and their wares. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 AM – 5 PM and Thursdays from 10 AM – 9 PM, artisans and craftsmen will set up booths in Derby Court. You may find that special something you’ve been looking for forever, or something you never knew you needed. Or you may simply enjoy the quality, artistry, and variety inherent in the works of these shopkeepers’ hands.