How to Participate in a Designer Showcase House
How do you participate in a designer showcase house? Before I participated in the Pasadena Showcase House this spring, I always questioned how to put my name in the hat to design a room. I’ve written a lot of blog posts about showcase houses but just now am I realizing that I never asked designers about the entire vetting process. Throughout the entire process of the Pasadena Showcase House, I talked to a lot of people, and their first reaction was always “oh, what a great experience – everything gets paid for by the owner and you can do anything you want, right?” If only. Today’s post is to walk you through the process and demystify what the experience entails because it really is an experience BUT it is also a lot of work and a big financial commitment. Even though I accomplished what I needed to, it isn’t for everyone, so it is best to know what you are getting yourself into before you even start.
The process for being considered for each designer showcase house may vary, but I am speaking of my recent experience designing a room for the Pasadena Showcase House – at 53 years, the oldest show house in the country. [Read more…]