Junior League of Boston and Belmont Woman’s Club Partner for the 2017 Designer Show House at Belmont’s 1853 William Flagg Homer House, October 7 - November 5

A number of the selected 2017 Show House designers
A number of the selected 2017 Show House designers
(Diana Place)
  • The Master Bedroom before its transformation

    The Master Bedroom before its transformation

    Elaine Fredrick

  • The Library before its transformation

    The Library before its transformation

    Elaine Fredrick

Boston, MA. — The Junior League of Boston (JL Boston) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Belmont Woman’s Club to host the 2017 Designer Show House. This premier design showcase will be open to the public from October 7, 2017 to November 5, 2017, and will feature the creative talents of the Boston area’s top designers and landscapers.

The JL Boston Designer Show House has been a celebration of Boston’s talented design community since 1971. This year, top area designers will transform more than 20 rooms at the historic 1853 William Flagg Homer House, owned by the Belmont Woman’s Club, to increase awareness of, and to raise funds to further the mission of JL Boston’s vital community programs serving the women and children of Greater Boston. The house, an architectural combination of both the Bracketed Italianate and French Mansard styles, is set on a hill in Belmont, Massachusetts, with sweeping views of the Boston skyline. The home boasts more than twenty soon-to-be renovated spaces, to be transformed by renowned designers before opening to the public on Saturday, October 7.

Since its founding in 1906, JL Boston has committed itself to leading programs and initiatives that lift up the Boston community and its most vulnerable citizens. Monies raised at the Designer Show House ensure that JL Boston’s legacy of service will continue to grow.

"Both the Junior League of Boston and the Belmont Woman's Club have a long history of building the potential of women leaders in Greater Boston through community and educational initiatives,” says Pamela Lynch, President, Junior League of Boston. “This partnership is one that will leave a lasting impression. Using the stunning and historically significant 1853 William Flagg Homer House, which has ties to the renowned Winslow Homer, will be very special as Junior League of Boston supports the arts.” 

The Designer Show House is open to the public from Saturday, October 7 through Sunday, November 5. The house will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, including Columbus Day, Monday October 9, with additional special events during this time frame. The Homer House is located at 661 Pleasant Street, Belmont, MA. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 after October 7. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.bostonshowhouse.com.

“The 2017 Designer Show House is going to be a spectacular display of Boston’s top designers and landscapers, who are passionate about sharing their love for design and show their support for the Boston community by partnering with us,” says Suseen Divino, Co-chair, 2017 Designer Show House. “Furthermore, our relationship with the Belmont Woman’s Club and their focus on the arts and the greater Belmont community could not be a better canvas for this can’t-miss event. The funds raised go directly to support the women and girls who benefit from Junior League of Boston's training and community service programs “

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About Junior League of Boston

The Junior League of Boston, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Since 1971, JL Boston has hosted designers show houses in the Greater Boston community, partnering with top designers to showcase beautiful designs and unique historical properties. In 2016, the Designer Show House celebrated its 45 anniversary at the 1854 Nathaniel Allen House in Newton, Massachusetts. Owned by the Newton Cultural Alliance (NCA) since 2012, the property supports small and medium sized performances and cultural events. To learn more about JL Boston, refer to www.jlboston.org.

About the Belmont Woman’s Club

The Belmont Woman's Club, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, has been a part of the Belmont community since 1920. Dedicated to providing service to the community in the form of education, scholarships, and community improvements, the Club purchased the 1853 William Flagg Homer House, a historic site associated with the early career of iconic American artist Winslow Homer, on Pleasant Street in 1927 after learning that a developer planned to tear it down. The Belmont Woman's Club established the Homer House as its permanent residence and has maintained the property ever since, as a host site for both member and public events. To learn more about the Belmont Woman’s Club and the 1853 Homer House, visit www.1853BWChomerhouse.org.

Announcing the initial roster of 2017 Designers

After reviewing proposals from top talented designers, design firms and landscapers, JL Boston is delighted to announce that the following designers will be donating their time and materials to transform the beautiful 1853 William Flagg Homer House for the 2017 Designer Show House. A final list of designers and their spaces will be announced soon. Designer biographies, accomplishments, design inspirations and more from the designers will be available on the website www.bostonshowhouse.com:

  • Elizabeth Home Décor & Design – Elizabeth Benedict
  • Theo and Isabella Design Group – Susan Schaub & Scott Bell
  • Embellishments - Abby Welling Forstall
  • Mally Skok Design - Mally Skok
  • Kim Macumber Interiors - Kim Macumber
  • Dibby Flint Design – Dibby Flint
  • Kelly Rogers Interiors LLC – Kelly Rogers
  • Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio – Dianne Aucello
  • Laurie Gorelick Interiors - Laurie Gorelick
  • Boehm Graham Design - Kacey Graham & Michaele Boehm
  • Spazio Rosso, Inc. – Stephanie Rossi
  • Robin Gannon Interiors – Robin Gannon
  • Vivian Robins Design - Vivian Robins
  • Clifton Lyons Design – Linda Lyons
  • Elza B. Design Inc – Barbara E. Hirsch
  • Tess & Ted Interiors – Paige Lewin
  • AnaVera Design – Ana Bonilla
  • Hammond Design – Melissa Hammond
  • NAWAMA – Lorrie Berry & Jennifer Costello
  • Artefact Home|Garden - Maureen Walsh & Sue Walsh
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