Kansas City Symphony Designers' Showhouse: Tour Today-Sunday, May 19, 2013
Looking for New Design Ideas or Want to Hire a Kansas City Designer? The Kansas City Symphony Designers' Showhouse Last Tour is Today – Come on by!
Sunday, May 19th is the last day to tour the 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse 2013 – from 12:00-5pm!
1032 W. 55th St. Kansas City, Missouri
With over 40 designers and design spaces showcasing the lastest in interior design trends and landscaping, this project is one of the largest fundraisers in metropolitan Kansas City. Typically raising between $70-100,000 for the Kansas City Symphony (that also supports its youth programs), it is fully organized by volunteers. It is like a small business that also includes a cafe that sells food, and a boutique that represents over 30 local vendors' products. The Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA), led by President, Tracey Hawkins (who also happens to be my sister), is a group of over 200 members that organize committees under the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse project that include finding, selecting and managing designers and recruiting organizations and businesses that want to host private parties in the house.
Background + Benefits
I was lucky enough to serve as the Designers Committee Co-Chair along with Sheryl Kiefer. We went from hosting Designer Bid Days in December - where potential designers walked through the house to identify which room to bid on - through today when the house closes after 3 weeks of tours. Designers volunteer and complete their spaces at their own expense for this charitable project. See some of the pictures after the transformation of this historic home and the magical work of these talented Kansas City designers below. In the near future, I will write a post showing the process as well as before and after photos - so please watch for it. As the longest running Symphony Designers’ Showhouse in the country, we are able to attract local and national media attention that benefit our designers and generous sponsors. We also get 7-10,000 visitors through the house annually. That’s a lot of potential clients and customers!
Looking for the Next Showhouse + This One is for Sale!
Plus, we are always looking for our next Symphony Designers’ Showhouse. If you know of a home that is a possible candidate, contact me – I also serve on the KCSA House Selection Committee. We look for big houses in popular and historic neighborhoods. This particular house at 1032 W. 55th St. also happens to be on the market for sale. If you want more details, or are interested in price, feel free to contact me. I know the house well, and witnessed the amazing transformation from day one.
Join us today to see these beautifully decorated spaces and the many exterior landscaped areas on this 1+ acre estate. More information about our sponsors, designers, organization - and ticket prices can be found on our website: www.Showhouse.org. It is only $18 at the door today.
Come see these – and other beautifully transformed spaces today!