An Inside Look at The Elle Décor Showhouse

An Inside Look at The Elle Décor Showhouse

Mark Chamberlain
May 31, 2011

It's Decorator Showhouse season, and I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Elle Décor House, which opened two weeks ago. Let's take a look.

I was just a small part of this large production, and my contribution was to use Calcem Lime Paint (a product that warrants its own Color Therapy piece someday) on the grey bedroom designed by Marie Turner for M. Elle.

Trend watchers will note dark colors, papered ceilings, pattern on pattern, hand-painted furniture and walls, and exotic plants and flowers. I'll close with a few of my photos from the opening party, see the showhouse website for a list of contributing designers.

Open to the public from 10AM - 4PM on the following days:
May 20, 21, and 22
May 27, 28, 29, and 30
June 3, 4, and 5
Admission is $30. Proceeds will benefit Housing Works

540 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001


Elle Decor's Modern Life Concept House
Rafael de Cardenas Tapped for Elle Decor Showhouse

Images: Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter

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