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American Red Cross Designers' Show House

General Information
2009 Designers' Show House
1125 North Flagler Drive - West Palm Beach, FL
Open to the Public:
January 15 - February 14, 2009

Ticket Price: $30
Show House Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am to 5:00pm
Sundays: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (October 3, 2008) – As the 2009 American Red Cross Designers’ Show House approaches, the Red Cross’ Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter is excited to announce this year’s chairmen are Desmond and Cristina Keogh, General Chairmen; Charlotte Moss, Honorary Chairman; Stephen Mooney and Bill Kopp, Design Chairmen; Keith Williams, Landscape Chairman; Frank Maguire, Boutique Chairman; Sylvia James, Preview Party Chairman; and Melinda Collie, Journal Chairman.

This year’s Show House, which will be open to the public January 15 – February 14, is located in West Palm Beach’s historic Providencia Park neighborhood at 1125 North Flagler Drive.  The Show House will feature inspired designs by both locally- and nationally-renowned designers and will include an exclusive guest appearance and lecture by Honorary Chair and internationally-celebrated interior decorator, Charlotte Moss.

“Cristina and I are so pleased to be co-chairing the Show House this year,” said Desmond Keogh, returning as General Chairman for the fourth consecutive year. “The Show House’s continued success is wholly attributed to the teamwork and dedication of our chairmen, designers, volunteers and attendees who rise to the challenge every year of topping our previous Show Houses.”

Keogh is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter of the American Red Cross and also serves on the National Board of Directors for the The Irish Georgian Society. In addition to his Red Cross involvement, he is owner and President of Haifa General, serves on the board for the Innisfree Irish Theatre Company, and is a member of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, The Historical Preservation Society, and The American Ireland Fund.

Cristina Keogh is an interior designer working in the Palm Beach area with 17 years of experience. She developed her style at Smith Interior Design Group of renowned architect Jeffrey Smith in Palm Beach, designing homes for the most sophisticated clients in Palm Beach, Jupiter Island, Manhattan and South Hampton.

Known for a classic style with a young fresh look, her work demonstrates beauty and luxury complementing her clients’ overall lifestyle.  Cristina has been featured in publications such as Palm Beach Cottages & Gardens, Florida Design (cover story), Architectural Digest and Windows and Walls.  She is also featured in The Palm Beach Post, and Savor the Moment - a book that features lifestyle, recipes and table settings. Cristina previously served as a Design Chair for the Red Cross Show House and has participated with the event in various capacities for the past eight years.

“Decorating and design has long been a passion of mine, playing an enormous role in my personal and professional life,” said Cristina. “It is an honor to work closely with individuals so devoted to the American Red Cross mission and to have the opportunity to participate as a driving force behind a project that has meant so much to me over the years.”

Ticket Prices and Admission
General admission tickets to the Show House are $30.  Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. The Show House will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m.  All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter.  For more information and to reserve tickets to the Show House, call 561-833-7711 or visit www.redcrossshowhouse.org.

About the 2009 Designers’ Show House
The American Red Cross Designers’ Show House, from January 15 – February 14, 2009, is a much-anticipated annual event, bringing together acclaimed designers who will design and decorate the historic 1936 luxury home at 1125 North Flagler Drive in Providencia Park room-by-room.  The Show House will welcome nationally-known interior designers in addition to those from South Florida.  The event will also incorporate the exterior and pool area with landscape designers lending their artistic touches to the Show House.

About the American Red Cross:
For over 90 years, the American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter, which includes Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee and Palm Beach Counties, has provided relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, teaches lifesaving skills, and supports military members and families. The American Red Cross, a charity and not a government agency, depends on voluntary contributions of time and money to perform its humanitarian mission. To learn more about the work of the Red Cross in communities, or to make a donation, please call 561-833-7711 or visit our website at  www.redcross-pbc.org.

House History:
2009 Designers' Show House
Celebrating 100 Years of Historic Design
Providencia House: 1125 North Flagler Drive

Located in beatuiful Providencia Park, Providencia House Exemplifies historic West Palm Beach in all of its splendor, the perfect tie in to celebrate the Centennial of Palm Beach County.  The stunnins home, built in 1936, boasts over 11,000 square feet of exquisite design space including numerous bedrooms and a winding staircase, as well as breathtaking intracoastal views and the beautiful landmark banyan tree.  Providencia House is a pictureque setting for the 2009 Designers' Show House.

Providencia Park History
This small neighborhood, nestled between Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and the Flagler Memorial Bridge, is named for the Spanish ship Providencia that ran aground in 1878 in Palm Beach with 20,000 coconuts.

In 1919, lakefront lots along Flagler Drive sold for about $8,000 each and lots fronting Olive Avenue sold for about $3,000 each.  The neighborhood had a feverish buildihg pace in the early '20's, ahead of the peak boom period.

The most dominant architectural styles are Mediterranean revival and colonial revival,  but you'll also see many ranch-style houses that were built after World War II.

The Designers - Floor Plan
2009 American Red Cross Designers’ Show House Announces Lineup of Renowned Designers

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (November 6, 2008) – Modern sophistication meets cultured tradition as The American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter proudly announces the 18 local, national, and internationally acclaimed design firms participating in the 2009 American Red Cross Designers’ Show House. The Show House will be open from January 15 – February 14 and will take place at the Providencia House, a historic 1936 luxury home at 1125 North Flagler Drive in the heart of West Palm Beach’s Providencia Park neighborhood.

“The designers participating this year are a fantastic showcase of both local and national talent and we have been extremely fortunate to have acquired such an outstanding group,” said Desmond Keogh, General Chairman of the Red Cross Designers’ Show House. “Our designers and volunteers always donate a tremendous amount of their time and energy to support the local American Red Cross.”

Christopher Dunstan of Dunstan Designs
Outside Pool Area

With more than ten years experience in commercial and residential landscape design and installation, Christopher Dunstan, president of Dunstan Designs, LLC, is a Jupiter native well-versed in sunny South Florida’s lush landscape. Dunstan is a regular contributor to the Palm Beach Post and several of his installations have been featured in area garden tours and on HGTV.

He is an involved member of the greater Palm Beach community, serving on the steering committee for Young Friends of the Norton Museum of Art and contributing regularly to organizations such as Rosarian Academy, American Cancer Society, Junior League of the Palm Beaches, West Palm 100, Gentlemen of the Gardens, the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and other nonprofits.

Lisa Erdmann of Lisa Erdmann & Associates
Master Sitting Room  
Lisa Erdmann, President of Lisa Erdmann & Associates, has been recognized regionally and nationally for her beautiful interiors that are known for their interesting antiques and luxurious textiles. 

Lisa Erdmann & Associates’ projects have appeared in several issues and on the cover of Florida Design, and numerous other publications such as Veranda, Southern Accents, Palm Beach Cottages and Gardens, Florida Design’s ‘Palm Beach’, Better Homes and Gardens, Tropical Homes, Grandeur, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, including two hardcover design books.  Currents projects range from Fisher Island, to Palm Beach, to the Hamptons.

Joseph Fava of Fava Design Group
Powder Room

As creator and owner, Joseph Cook Fava has invested both heart and soul into the Fava Design Group, LLC. Fava found his calling at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he graduated at the top of his class with a degree in Interior Design. He then went on to become a licensed Interior Designer by the state of Florida and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Building a solid reputation over the years with projects throughout Florida and the Bahamas, Fava has acquired a sophisticated, discerning and loyal clientele.

Jack Fhillips of Jack Fhilips Design, Inc.
Dining Room

Since opening his eponymous firm sixteen years ago, Jack Fhillips has combined suitability and style to provide wonderful living environments for many clients with projects throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Fhillip's style concepts have been acquired and refined over many years of exposure to both contemporary and antique furnishings, combined with a varied exposure of art and artifacts.

Fhillip's work has been published extensively including Veranda, Architectural Digest, Coastal Living, Art & Antiques, Design Times, Robb Report, The Wall Street Journal, Florida Design, Luxury Florida Homes, Windows and Walls, Country Living, Shelter Magazine and on his website at www.jfhillipsdesign.com and has been the subject of various television productions.

Jennifer Garrigues
Upstairs Terrace 
Jennifer Garrigues always had an eye for style and an intuitive sense of design.  Her days as a high fashion model introduced her to a world of sinuous shapes and sumptuous design.  Drawing from this glamour, and with a love of architecture and interiors, Garrigues attended the New York School of Interior Design.

From her first projects, the Carlyle Hotel in New York, where she designed suites for her clients to the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, where she created a villa for HRH Prince Charles, Garrigues made her mark in the industry. Garrigues, an active member of ASID and IIDA, is known for her creative exuberance and a style that melds elegance with comfort. Today her clients list covers the world, from CEO’s in the United States to their counterparts abroad.

Mona Hajj of Money Hajj Interiors
Living Room

Mona Hajj Interiors masters an artful expression in the time honored traditions of design and the decorative arts, reflecting a wide range of historical periods and decorating styles.  Since its establishment in 1990 by Hajj, the firm has been creating elegant, worldly interiors. 

Born in Africa, educated in Europe, Lebanon, and the United States, Hajj brings a unique combination of European, Mediterranean and American style and sensibility to her projects.  Her work on national and international projects has been published in numerous magazines and has received much recognition.

HomeLife Interiors
Guest Bedroom

HomeLife Interiors, Inc., proud winners of a 2007 ASID South Florida Chapter Design Excellence Award, is a full-service interior design firm based in South Florida’s Palm Beaches. Dedicated to the creation of custom interiors, the company prides itself on bringing together unique concepts and design professionals to complete projects tailored to the individual styles and needs of its clients.

Joseph Cortes
Following a successful 20-year career in his native New York City, where he worked for several prestigious design/build firms, Joseph Cortes, ASID, continues his success in South Florida. His portfolio includes hundreds of high-end projects for Fortune 500 companies and even fashion designer s. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute in New York.

Kevin Marnell
Kevin Marnell brings his expertise in construction and renovation to the firm. Also born and raised in New York City, he spent 25 years working for a Fortune 500 company in Facility Management, during which he oversaw the renovation of one of the city’s premier landmark buildings. He is a graduate of Queens College in New York.

InvoStar - Media Room
Michael Maniscalco

A native to Palm Beach County, Michael Maniscalco attended The Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. His professional experience includes Fortune 1000 companies in the financial, telecommunications and healthcare industries.  He made the transition to the home automation industry in 2003, working with a well-recognized traditional home electronics installation company.  Later, he made the decision to co-found InvoStar to address the industry-wide shortcomings that he witnessed.

Stuart Rench
Stuart began his career working in Research and Development for home networking technologies with Bell South while completing his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. After living and working overseas for a large multinational firm, Stuart saw the technologies from his days in R&D begin working their way to the market. He realized that the majority of the existing companies in the market did not know how to deal with this radical shift in technology. Thus, InvoStar was born out of the idea that home electronic systems could be simplified using proper engineering and application of technology.

Cristina Keogh of Cristina Keogh Interiors Inc.
Master Bedroom

Cristina Keogh is an interior designer working in the Palm Beach area with 17 years of experience. She developed her style at Smith Interior Design Group of renowned architect Jeffrey Smith in Palm Beach, designing homes for the most sophisticated clients in Palm Beach, Jupiter Island, Manhattan and South Hampton.

Known for a classic style with a young fresh look, her work demonstrates beauty and luxury complementing her clients’ overall lifestyle.  Keogh has been featured in publications such as Palm Beach Cottages & Gardens, Florida Design (cover story), Architectural Digest and Windows and Walls.  She is also featured in The Palm Beach Post, and Savor the Moment - a book that features lifestyle, recipes and table settings.

Deborah McLaughlin of Deborah McLaughlin Designs Inc.

With over twenty years’ experience in South Florida, Deborah McLaughlin – owner of Deborah McLaughlin Designs, Inc. – designs in a range of styles, from the traditional and transitional to the thematic. She works in partnership with clients, focusing on achieving the look that suits their needs and desires.

McLaughlin has completed custom residential projects in California, New Jersey, Colorado, and Utah, as well as throughout Florida and the Caribbean. Her award-winning designs have been featured in Florida Design Magazine, Trends Magazine, The Palm Beach Post and the Sun-Sentinel. McLaughlin has a degree in Interior Design and is an allied member of ASID, Palm Beach Historical Society, Palm Beach Preservation Foundation and Newport Preservation Foundation. She is also the recipient of numerous Gold and Silver PRISM awards for Interior Design by the Gold Coast Builders Association.

Stephen Mooney of Richard Plumer Designs

Since 1925, our award-winning designers, along with our dedicated design team, have been creating lifestyles for our clients.  Interiors—from casual to formal, refined or eclectic—remain our commitment to our clients and their individual styles.  Our designs have been seen in both local and national publications. 

Richard Plumer Design, with studios in West Palm Beach, FL and Osterville, MA, offers many design services including consultation, space planning, renovation and restoration, interior refinishing, furnishing and accessorizing.  In Palm Beach, Richard Plumer Design offers design services and an exciting selection of domestic and imported furniture, unique case goods, fine art and accessories.

Lon Morris
Side Entry

A New York native and Palm Beach resident, Morris entered the field of interior design after a long career in advertising. He has quickly become known for his luxurious residential designs. For his clients in Palm Beach, New York, and The Hamptons, Morris creates traditional interiors that are glamorous yet highly livable. A self proclaimed Classicist, he takes a bold approach to mixing color and drama with a panoply of furnishings and objects both old and new. The result is highly personal, and timeless.

Joseph Pubillones

Joseph Pubillones, a Cuban-American interior decorator who creates interiors that are elegant, well-structured and rooted in classic designs, has a clear understanding of his clients' needs and desires allowing him to move freely in a variety of interior styles. His training as an architectural designer, allows him to undertake projects that range from minor make-overs to comprehensive interior projects.

In addition to more than ten years of experience in residential interior decor, Pubillones has also worked on Commercial projects and Yacht interiors in collaboration with architects. He has been featured on HGTV's Designer Challenge and the Bob Vila Show. His work has been shown in several local and national publications and he is also the author of a column, "Design Sense" in the well read Residences section of The Palm Beach Post.   

Chad Renfro of Chad Renfro Design
Downstairs Terrace

Chad Renfro, principle of Chad Renfro Design which he established in July 2003, is noted for his expert use of color, texture and finishes that ensure a fresh and original design for his clients.  Starting with the architecture and using its spaces and lines, Renfro is able to continually and successfully develop interiors based on his clients interests, lifestyle and budget.  

Renfro has been featured in Palm Beach Cottages & Gardens, Palm Beach Daily News and The Palm Beach Post.  Drawn from the success of projects in the Palm Beach market, Chad Renfro Design is currently expanding his reach to include projects in Manhattan, The Hamptons, the West Coast of Florida, and the Caribbean.

Angela Reynolds of Angela Reynolds Designs
Guest Bedroom

Angela Reynolds Designs has an international perspective that reflects its founder’s design approach.  Both a classicist and a modernist, Angela Reynolds creates a feeling of luxury with subtle layers of texture, objects of art and furnishings from around the world.  Reynolds graduated from the Inchbald School of Interior Design - one of England and Europe’s foremost design schools - after earning a BA in Art History from The American University. 

In 2006, Reynolds opened Angela Reynolds Designs.  She quickly landed one of the most sought after interior design projects on Jupiter Island – a 40,000 square foot ocean front estate.  Reynolds continues to serve an international client base, but her primary focus is Palm Beach, Jupiter Island and Manhattan.

Melissa Ziober and Scotty Rawley of RZ Design Group

RZ Design Group unites the talents of two energetic Southerners, Scotty Rawley and Melissa Ziober, ASID.  A full service Palm Beach interior design firm, RZ Design Group brings a creative sensibility to projects and is known for adding a modern twist to classic design.  The goal is to create a beautiful environment that truly reflects the client’s individual style. 

They are known for inspiring color schemes, visually stunning interiors, and an abundance of design ideas.   In addition to residential work, the group has expertise with commercial projects where function meets an inviting atmosphere. As a bonus, RZ offers the services of an in house architect as well as developing an RZ furniture line.

Founded in 2007, RZ Design Group has worked on many projects and charities throughout Florida and the United States, including an NBA star’s residence and other high profile clients.  Having similar professional backgrounds, Rawley and Ziober both attended design school at the University of Georgia and began their careers in Atlanta.  After working for prestigious design firms, the two joined forces in Palm Beach to create RZ.   

Virginia Courtenay Interiors
Virginia Courtenay

Schooled at the Art Institute of Chicago and Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris, with previous practices in Chicago and Louisville, National Award Winner Virginia Courtenay has brought to Delray Beach an understanding of design founded in a blend of cultures and environs through Virginia Courtenay Interiors since 1976.

Virginia Courtenay is an honored member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and served on the National Board and as President of the Florida Chapter.  She is nationally recognized for the Wilsonart Residential Award and the Florida Governor’s Mansion Restoration.  Her work has been published in: Architectural Digest, Interiors, Palm Beach Life, Palm Beach Illustrated and Boca Raton Magazine.

Hazel McGuire
Hazel McGuire has been with Virginia Courtenay Interiors since June 2004.  Originally from Michigan, McGuire has been involved in the design arena since graduating from Wayne State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  For over twenty years she was involved in corporate, banking, and healthcare design before refocusing on residential design and the joy of combining a hobby of antiquing and collecting with beautiful furnishings.

Scott Robertson
Scott Robertson, a member of the design team at Virginia Courtenay Interiors, Inc., recently completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design, and became an allied member of ASID.  He has a background in fine art and decorative painting as well as fifteen years of experience in Palm Beach working with some of the nation’s top designers.

Keith Williams of Mario Nievera Design Inc.
Front Entrance

Keith Williams joined Mario Nievera Design Inc. in 1998 and is now Partner and Vice President of the company. He has served as a Project Manager and Designer for several residential and commercial projects in New York, Texas, the Bahamas and Florida. 

Mario Nievera Design Inc. is based in Palm Beach with an office in New York City and currently has projects underway in The Bahamas, Indian Creek, South Beach, Bal Harbor Miami, Windsor Vero Beach, the Hamptons, New York City and Palm Beach.  Williams is currently working on the restoration of the Old Fischer Estate on Miami Beach as well as several commercial properties such as the DCOTA in South Florida.

Matchless class and character abound in Palm Beach at the 33rd American Red Cross Designers’ Showhouse! I attended the opening gala on January 14, 2009, and was swept away by the abundant talent of designers who get it- a crystallization of taste, bountiful style and vitality without oppressiveopulence. While sipping Bombay Sapphire’s latest concoction under the backdrop of an ancient banyan tree that hugged the pool,my colleagues shared the mysticism, inspirations, and transformations of their designed rooms in this 11,000 square foot Flagler house built in 1936. This house is a pleasant stroll though gentile hospitality, cultured comfort. There is a new direction in design evident throughout, including key concepts for 2009.

The gorgeous bones of the house are the framework for clean uncluttered environments that let the true design spirit shine.Trends that will dominate the home deign scene this year and for years to come-splash of single color, optical and geometric patterns,elegant statement pieces, global influences, pairings of crisp white with grained woods, saturated colors, and muted metallic finishes- are prevalent throughout the Showhouse. Here is our guided tour of the new concepts and forward thinking of these designers

The Side Entrance Foyer by Lon Morris is a METALLIC FINISH and SATURATED COLOR trend Showcase featuring brilliant Mediterranean blue walls.

Side Entrance Foyer by Lon Morris

The Living Room by Mona Hajj features ELEGANT STATEMENT PIECES in the vintage swathed pair of chaises and SPLASH OF COLOR in the magnificent 1940’s chandelier.

Living Room by Mona Hajj

The Bar Area by the charming Joseph Pubillones uses a beautiful amber METALLIC, SATURATED COLOR in striped GEOMETRIC patterns on the walls in a GLOBAL INFLUENCED Moroccan theme.

Bar Area by Joseph Pubillones

The Dining Room by Jack Fhillips features OPTICAL circular motifs prevail on the CRISP WHITE chairs, the white lacquer cabinet, and the high gloss molding. The SPLASH OF COLOR of pale yellows softens the stark black and white palate.

Dining Room by Jack Fhillips

The Kitchen is designed by the lively duo Melissa Ziober & Scotty Rawley of RZ Design Group. The combination of METALLIC copper and bronze appliances and farm sink, coupled with the CRISP WHITE cabinets produces a warm inviting space. The contrast of the beautifully DEEP WOOD GRAIN of the island with the floor to ceiling curtained breakfast nook makes this room one of my favorite rooms of the year.

Kitchen by Melissa Ziober & Scotty Rawley

This year’s dedicated committee includes Desmond and Cristina Keogh, General Chairmen; Charlotte Moss, Honorary Chairman; Stephen Mooney and Bill Kopp, Design Chairmen; KeithWilliams, Landscape Chairman; Frank Maguire, Boutique Chairman ; Melinda Collie, Journal Chairman; and Sylvia James, Preview Party Chairman.



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