What: Showtime House 2010
Location: Midtown — New York, New York
Size: 3 Penthouse apartments in Cassa Hotel & Residences,
Benefiting: Harlem Children's Zone
Showhouses are a bizarre animal — and the third Showtime House is no exception. Pulling inspiration from 7 Showtime original series, the designers mix high-concept and high-design into themed rooms for the public to tour. The Showtime house is especially interesting for its inclusion of several high-tech and emerging technologies — from computerized fabrication of furniture to design-your-own wallpaper.
THE BORGIAS | GREAT ROOM
THE BORGIAS | MEDIA ROOM
THE BIG C | CLARITY LOUNGE & CONTEMPLATION ROOM
THE BIG C | MASTER BEDROOM
WEEDS | LOFT
• Design: Robert Bristow & Pilar Proffitt, POESIS
• Furniture: Robert Bristow, POESIS available at Ralph Pucci
• Rugs: Madeline Weinrib
• DON'T MISS: the mini greenhouse by SMEG
WEEDS | LOUNGE
• Design: John Loecke & Jason Oliver Nixon of John Loecke, Inc.
• Fabric & Upholstery: Cowan & Tout
• Chandelier: Abalone by Tony Duquette @ Baker
• Chaise: C.R. Laine
• Vintage patio furniture: Marika's
• Wallskins: HP
• Rug: Merida
• DON'T MISS: the HP Wallskins wallpaper custom designed by John & Jason — I loved how they pushed the boundaries of the wallpaper by letting it artfully creep onto the ceiling!
• DON'T MISS: the abundance of pattern. Many could find this overwhelming but when it's done right (as in this instance) it really works!
CALIFORNICATION | LOUNGE
• Design: Eric Chan, Bradley Price, Jeff Miller & Peng Zhao, ECCO Design
CALIFORNICATION | A STATE OF MIND
• Design: Michele Busiri-Vici, Guelfo Carpegna & Ulderico Micara, Space 4 Architecture
• Table: Atlantis by Lorenzo Arosio @ ABC Carpet & Home
• Cactus chair: Degar Cengiz @ VOOS
• Mural: photographed by Roberto De Paolis and printed by Trove
• DON'T MISS: the mirrored floor is perfect for a funhouse or a showhouse (but you'd never want one for real!)
• DON'T MISS: the water-like mural is painted on the ceiling and reflected on the floor — confusing to say the least!
DEXTER | REFUGE
DEXTER | GAMING ROOM
• Design: Gregory Okshteyn, Studios GO
• Custom sculpture/love seat: Emerald Models
• Custom Corian screen: Carvart
• Mercury Light Fixture: Ross Lovegrove @ Artemide
• Custom curtains: Spatial Element
• DON'T MISS: the screen, inspired by Dexter's case of glass slides
NURSE JACKIE | LOUNGE
NURSE JACKIE | MASTER BEDROOM
• Design: Laura Bohn, Laura Bohn Design Associates
• Custom bed: K. Flam Associates
• Nightstand: Profiles
• Lamps: Circa Lighting
• DON'T MISS: the latex curtains (you'll smell them!) on the curvy hospital curtain tracks
• DON'T MISS: the custom bed that plays with proportions and perspective
UNITED STATES OF TARA | LOFT & ROOF
PAINT & COLORS
INFO: Showtime House 2010 marries high design with cutting-edge technology for a showhome that is high-tech and breathtaking. Designers are translating each of the Showtime original series (Dexter, Nurse Jackie, Weeds, United States of Tara, The Big C, The Borgias, and Californication) into inspirational interior designs. Tickets $15. All ticket proceeds benefit the non-profit Harlem Children's Zone">Harlem Children’s Zone.
Cassa Hotel and Residences | 70 West 45th Street, NYC
9/11 - 10/24
Images: Andrew French for Showtime House 2010, Aaron Able
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