The Miami Valley is filled with a remarkable group of interior designers and contractors. Every other year a large number of them team up with the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association to redesign an area home into a stunning show house. This year, dozens of local designers, businesses, sponsors and volunteers joined forces to transform the Leland House, located next to the Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, into the 2019 DPVA Designers’ Show House. The biennial event raises money to help support the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s many musical education programs in Dayton-area schools. Nearly 3,000 people toured the Leland House, getting a first-hand look at the beautiful rooms residing in the refurbished Tudor Revival. While each space is unique in its own right, we did notice a few common themes flowing throughout the historic home.
Classic black and white
There is something appealing about decorating with black and white. The versatility of these two distinct colors makes them the perfect pairing for virtually any room in the house.
Interior designer Winnie Cleavenger, Winteriors; Lighting Lyons Lighting; Accessories Central Carpet & Interiors; Paint Sherwin-Williams Bohemian Black
Interior designer Winnie Cleavenger utilized black and white as the main focal point in the dramatic powder room, while Vicki Waker, owner of Cabinet Creations Design Gallery, relied on the classic color combination to set the tone in the gourmet kitchen.
Kitchen designer Vicki Waker, Cabinet Creations Design Gallery; Cabinetry Cabinetry by Provines; Appliances Appliance Gallery; Tile Rookwood Pottery; Hamilton Parker Company; Countertops Cambria; Lighting Premiere Lighting; Faux finish Gina Schaut, Classic Faux Finishes; Plumbing fixtures Winsupply; Hardware Top Knobs; Paint Sherwin-Williams Knitting Needles; Painting Mike Bozzo
In the second floor guest bedroom, Laura Quinn from happyroost used black and white as a backdrop to show off the beautiful reds and greens seen in the bedding and area rug accenting the floor.
Interior designer Laura Quinn, happyroost; Area rug Bockrath Flooring and Rugs; Paint Sherwin-Williams Creamery
In living color
Many of the designers also incorporated brilliant pops of color into their spaces.
Interior designer Stephanie Hardwick Stokes, Hardwick Designs; Accessories Rusty and Chippy’s Antiques; Area rug Bockrath Flooring and Rugs; Art Annette Cargill; Paint Sherwin-Williams Faded Flaxflower and Sleepy Hollow
EN SUITE BATH
Interior designer Cini Geist, Cini’s Interiors & Staging; Paint Sherwin-Williams Favorite Jeans
Stephanie Hardwick Stokes and Cini Geist used various shades of blue in the master bedroom and guest bathroom, while Cal Weigold, Jr. brought in refreshing shades of green to establish the natural atmosphere in the guest room.
Interior designer Cal Weigold, Jr., The Discerning Eye at Bello Design Group; Area rug The Rug Gallery; Window treatments Sew Together Drapery Workroom; Paint Sherwin-Williams Cucuzza Verde
The two dining areas in the home featured dramatically different designs. John Stuart selected a sultry burgundy shade for the breakfast room, while Sharon Bledsoe and David Fair utilized smooth camel and gold tones for the elegant formal dining room.
Interior designer John Stuart, J. Stuart Parker Interiors; Area rug Bockrath Flooring and Rugs; Faux finish J. Stanton; Paint Sherwin-Williams Rookwood Red
Interior designers Sharon Bledsoe Designs; David Fair Interiors; Glazing paint finish Expressions by Mila; Area rug Bockrath Flooring and Rugs; Fabrics Thibaut Designs; Paint Sherwin-Williams Crème
Plaids, patterns and prints
An eclectic mix of patterns and textures helped to complement the dark wood molding and beams as well as the elaborate architecture in the stunning Tudor Revival.
Interior designers Jane Barlow, JB Adaptations; Vicki Saunders, Central Carpet and Interiors; Furniture Morris Furniture
Interior designers John See Interior Design and Orendorf Interior Design; Floral arrangement David Fair Interiors; Area rug Bockrath Flooring and Rugs; Accessories Strehle’s Shoe Repair & Dry Cleaning; Payne Fabrics; Paint Sherwin-Williams Crème
Interior designer Luken Interiors; Area rug Bockrath Flooring and Rugs; Fabrics Ralph Lauren Fabrics; Lee Jofa Fabrics
Several designers opted for classic plaid or tartan in their spaces, including the foyer, library and living room. Other rooms featured subtle fabrics in earthy tones, such as the brown striped sofa on the porch, or bold prints as seen in accent pillows in the first-floor guest bathroom.
Interior designer Centerville Design Associates; Accessories Bockrath Flooring and Rugs; Paint Sherwin-Williams Canvas Tan
Designer Centerville Winsupply; Paint Sherwin-Williams Alabaster; Accessories Bockrath Flooring and Rugs
There is nothing like cozying up with a cup of coffee or a good book, and the Leland House offered plenty of spaces to get away from the rigors of everyday life.
Interior designer Cini Geist, Cini’s Interiors & Staging; Furniture Morris Furniture; Area rug Bockrath Flooring and Rugs; Paint Sherwin-Williams Canvas Tan, Sleepy Hollow and Favorite Jeans
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Interior designer Betsy Nichol, E.N. Interiors, Inc.; Artwork Gary Beeber; Window treatments Pollack Fabric, Donna’s Drapery Workroom; Chandelier Lumens; Paint Sherwin-Williams Crème; Accessories Bockrath Flooring and Rugs
A beautiful space resided around every corner on the second floor, beckoning guests to grab a seat and stay a while.
UPSTAIRS GATHERING SPACE
Interior designers Julie Cochran, Abby Connell, Decorating Den Interiors; Upholstery A to Z Upholstery; Paint Sherwin-Williams Intellectual Gray, Canvas Tan and Mannered Gold
Interior designers Jeanne Behm, Alacarte Designs; Cini Geist, Cini’s Interiors & Staging; Furniture Morris Home Furnishings; Area rug Bockrath Flooring and Rugs; Paint Sherwin-Williams Blonde
Article appeared in Housetrends Dayton – August/September 2019