After a long winter stuck inside watching countless hours of HGTV I am ready to abandon my couch to see fresh decorating ideas in person. Luckily the arrival of spring means fabulous designer showhouses throughout the country are opening their doors. To find a designer showhouse in your area type "design showhouse" and the name of your state into a search engine.
Here in Kansas we have the fabulous 45th Symphony Designers Showhouse going on April 26 through May 18. For me the annual Symphony Designer Showhouse is a must see event because they do an amazing job of showcasing local design talent. An older mansion with elegant architecture and lots of character is chosen for the showhouse which creates an ideal backdrop for the variety of designs featured.
A designer showhouse features a variety of design styles. I walk into some of the decorated rooms and I am either awed by by the brilliance of the design or aghast at the shocking bad taste of the room. Either way it makes for great entertainment.