Dashing Fave …Junior League of High Point’s 2015 Designer Showhouse

Posted by on April 19, 2015

If you have been reading Dashing for any amount of time you know I love the High Point Furniture Market… you also know I love the the Junior League so I was very excited to get an email from Mary Powell of the JLHP a couple of months ago announcing the Traditional Home Designer Show House was coming to High Point.  It fits perfectly.  Friday night Elizabeth Myers and I were thrilled to represent the JLWS and support the JLHP at their “From High Point to the World” gala, the opening night of the Designer Show House.

The Terry Estate

There was a nice crowd as we walked in the front door so we took a right, right into the lovely dining room designed by The Madcap Cottage designers, Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke.  We went gaga over the wallpaper which was specially designed and has no repeat.  The gents were so kind to explain it to us.  They have been so amazing since they moved to High Point if you haven’t been to their shop yet, get there.  It is open year round, it has so many fun treasures it will only take you 25 minutes to get there from downtown WS.

My Partner in Crime for the evening was Elizabeth Myers… our first room to view was the Dining Room designed by the Talented duo Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke of Madcap Cottage

This first picture of the Powder Room by Margaret Fisher of Margaret Fisher Interiors is a bummer because it is tinged with yellow but you can see how a busy wallpaper in a small area gives the room more interest… and then the kicker…

This is a small delightful powder room. The wallpaper is fantastic but the best part is when you look up..

a pop of lacquer pink with an interesting chandelier makes a room sparkle.  The added design on many of the ceilings throughout the show house adds extra interest to many of the rooms.

This is a better picture without the yellow light … you can see the amazing wallpaper and stellar pink ceiling

Finally for this post is the Kitchen, Breakfast Area, and mudroom all done by Lisa Herring Mende of Lis Mende Design…. WOW!!! is what I have to say.  This area screams entertaining and was the busiest space the whole time we were in the show house.  I just managed to get some pictures at the very beginning of the gala, I went back to get more after we had toured the whole home and it was too crowded!!  The party was definitely happening here.

The main part of the kitchen … The black cabinets with white tiles and cobalt and brass accents are killer through out the kitchen…

Lisa killed it with the little accents in the kitchen… every time I look at the pictures I see another detail that adds to the story of these rooms…


The cobalt is amazing and these bowls are my fave accent pieces.                                                                              Let me also add how cool are these lucite and brass shelves???

Wouldn’t you kill for a great island like this where friends and family could pull up a stool while you are finishing making dinner??

This area invites people to be comfortable and stay a while

Again I’ve talked a lot about ceilings but isn’t this one amazing??? The wallpaper is so interesting and adds a whole new layer to the overall design

I know I’m having a mid century moment but I love the chandelier and also the pop of chartreuse in the breakfast room.

Finally, the breakfast room continues the wallpaper and looks ready for any family to feast before their day starts

I was so excited to spend a little time with the president of the Junior League of High Point Mary Powell DeLille on Friday night.  She and the members of the JLHP have worked so hard to get the Traditional Home Designer Showhouse ready for showing.  The signature drink was a melon cocktail based on a recipe that was found in a notebook that they discovered while doing construction on the kitchen.  It is proudly displayed.

President of the Junior League of High Point Mary Powell DeLille and the notebook found while doing construction on the kitchen

All the profits from the Traditional Home Designer Showhouse go to support the JLHP’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potentioal of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Go to the house and support the good work of these women.  You will be excited by the fun designs that you see and also will be doing good by supporting our community at large.

 ** I will have more posts this week about the Showhouse and also more #hpmkt posts as well**


Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, April 26
Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3
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Dashing – xoxoxo


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