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Designers' Showhouse

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In its 39th year, the Designers’ Showhouse is a fundraiser benefiting children by supporting Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas’ mission. It is a creative partnership between the agency, designers and craftsmen that transforms the chosen home for public tours, activities and resale. This year’s house is located in the Indian Woods area of southwest Topeka at 1111 SW Ottawa Trail.

The completed Designers’ Showhouse will reopen for tours Apr. 27 through May 19, 2019.

For advertising or sponsorship opportunities to support the project, please call 785-440-4507.

Proceeds from this annual, grassroots fundraiser will assist with the Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas mission of supporting the development and early education of children by improving access to resources for families, including high-quality child care options.

Signature Page Donation

Would you like to see your name/signature in the official 2019 Designers' Showhouse Program book? We invite you to support the agency by adding your name/signature to the Designers' Showhouse Signature Page in the program book. The Signature Page has become a tradition and a mini fundraiser. Our goal this year is to include 100 signatures! In honor of this 39th annual Designers' Showhouse, agency supporters have the opportunity to make a donation of $39 to have their name included in the program book. Click here to make your donation online and to have a computer-generated signature in this year's program.

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In its 39th year, the Designers’ Showhouse is a fundraiser benefiting children by supporting Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas’ mission. It is a creative partnership between the agency, designers and craftsmen that transforms the chosen home for public tours, activities and resale. This year’s house is located in the Indian Woods area of southwest Topeka at 1111 SW Ottawa Trail.

The completed Designers’ Showhouse will reopen for tours Apr. 27 through May 19, 2019.

For advertising or sponsorship opportunities to support the project, please call 785-440-4507.

Proceeds from this annual, grassroots fundraiser will assist with the Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas mission of supporting the development and early education of children by improving access to resources for families, including high-quality child care options.

Signature Page Donation

Would you like to see your name/signature in the official 2019 Designers' Showhouse Program book? We invite you to support the agency by adding your name/signature to the Designers' Showhouse Signature Page in the program book. The Signature Page has become a tradition and a mini fundraiser. Our goal this year is to include 100 signatures! In honor of this 39th annual Designers' Showhouse, agency supporters have the opportunity to make a donation of $39 to have their name included in the program book. Click here to make your donation online and to have a computer-generated signature in this year's program.

Volunteer at the Showhouse

Volunteer as a Docent at the 2019 Designers' Showhouse

Would you like to help guide touring guests through the Showhouse while sharing information provided by the designers about the design spaces? Come and volunteer as a docent at the 2019 Designers' Showhouse! There are multiple dates and times available to assist. Click here to view the online SignUp Genius form, see what times and dates are still available, and sign up!

Thank you!  

Corporate Sponsors

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2019 Designers' Showhouse, please contact Reva at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-440-4507.

2019 Designers

We are thrilled to announce the 2019 Designers' Showhouse designers!!!

  • Dining Room… Caroline Bivens, CB Designs
  • Kitchen, Pantry & Living Room… Leslie Hunsicker, Jennifer Metzger & Sarah Kellogg, Interior Design Resources, & Thad Wende, Wende Woodworking, LLC
  • Powder Bath… Kelly Schuster, The Linen Tree
  • Den… Carolyn Ward, Simply Staging
  • Laundry Room… Monica Parsel, Winston Brown Remodeling
  • Master Suite… Tammy Thiessen, Thiessen Design Co.
  • 2nd Floor North Bedroom Suite… Chris Page, Chris Page Designs
  • 2nd Floor Center Bedroom Suite… Kelly Ballard, Home Court Designs
  • 2nd Floor South Bedroom Suite... The public via Facebook voting!
  • 2nd Floor Family Room… Jan Hutt, Jan Hutt Interiors
  • Lower Level Family Room… Jan Davis & Katy Nelson, representing the Topeka Area Building Association Professional Remodelers Council
  • Outdoor Living... Aaron Jones, Schendel Lawn & Landscape

Events

Rent the Showhouse!

Are you looking for a special way to treat your staff, clients or group? Rent the 2019 Designers’ Showhouse for a private party!

A limited amount of these exclusive spots are available. Contact us soon at 785-357-5171, opt. 1, for more information or to reserve yours.

Click here for more information!

Back by Popular Demand!

Patron Party

Friday, April 26, 6 - 9 PM
Be among the first to see the completed Showhouse! Join us for an evening of festive celebration as we unveil the 39th annual Designers’ Showhouse.

Advance registration by Apr. 22, 2019, is required. $60 per person.

Click here to register online for the Patron Party!

Beer Tasting & Contractors’ Night

Friday, May 10, 5:30 - 8 PM
Sample craft beers from local breweries and tour this year’s amazing home. Many of the contractors and craftsmen who participated in this year’s Showhouse will be on hand to share information on their talented skill, products and more.

Advance registration by May 8, 2019, is required. $30 per person.

Click here to register online for the Beer Tasting & Contractors' Night!

New this year!

Twilight Tours

Thursdays, May 2, 9 & 16, 5 - 7 PM. Last tour begins at 6:30 PM.
Join us for special evening hours at this year’s Showhouse! Tour the home, and enjoy food and entertainment options. Advance registration is not required. Come with your pre-purchased ticket, or purchase one for $12 at the door.

Special Lunch Events

Fridays, May 3, 10 & 17, 11:45 AM - 1 PM
Enjoy lunch and a fun program with a group of friends! Come early or stay after lunch to tour the Showhouse. 

Advance registration required. Limited seating. $20 per person.

Register online by clicking the date(s) below that you would like to attend!

May 3, 2019- Adam VonDonge with The White Linen will be presenting about Tapas.

May 10, 2019- Dillard's will be sharing the latest fashions available at the store with a Fashion Show.

May 17, 2019- Skinner Garden Store will be offering a Summer Porch Pot Demo over how to pot up your own container to survive the heat. 

Lunch will be catered by Aboud's-Engroff Catering and will include a Sante Fe Chicken Salad with ranch dressing (fajita seasoned chicken strips, tossed greens, black olives, cheddar cheese, onions, tomatoes, salami and orange slices), Cottage Cheese Dill Muffins with Butter, Chocolate Cinnamon Bars, and your choice of water, iced tea or coffee. 

Group Tours

Are you are interested in booking a group tour of the 2019 Designers’ Showhouse?

Special guided, behind-the-scenes group tours are available on Mondays by appointment. Groups of 8 or more attending the Showhouse together may also enjoy a tour during normal Showhouse hours.

Lunch will be available for scheduled group tours. Advance reservations and payment are required.

Lunch will be catered by Aboud's-Engroff Catering and will include a Sante Fe Chicken Salad with ranch dressing (fajita seasoned chicken strips, tossed greens, black olives, cheddar cheese, onions, tomatoes, salami and orange slices), Cottage Cheese Dill Muffins with Butter, Chocolate Cinnamon Bars, and your choice of water, iced tea or coffee. 

Click here for more information about group tours!

Click here and complete the online form so that we can contact you with additional tour information.

Rent the Showhouse!

Are you looking for a special way to treat your staff, clients or group? Rent the 2019 Designers’ Showhouse for a private party!

A limited amount of these exclusive spots are available. Contact us soon at 785-357-5171, opt. 1, for more information or to reserve yours.

Click here for more information about renting the Showhouse!

Tickets

Patron Party at the 2019 Designers' Showhouse

April 26, 2019, 6 - 9 PM

Cost: $60 per person

Deadline to register for this event is April 22, 2019.

Click here to purchase your Patron Party tickets online. 

 

Beer Tasting & Contractors' Night at the 2019 Designers' Showhouse

May 10, 2019, 5:30 - 8 PM

Cost: $30 per person

Deadline to register for this event is May 8, 2019.

Click here to purchase your Beer Tasting & Contractors' Night tickets online.

 

Special Lunch Events:

Special Lunch Event #1- Tapas

May 3, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1 PM

Cost: $20 per person (Includes lunch, tour of Showhouse and presentation.)

Deadline to register for this event is May 1, 2019, at 8:30 AM.

Click here to purchase your Special Lunch Event (#1) tickets online.

 

Special Lunch Event #2- Fashion Show

May 10, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1 PM

Cost: $20 per person (Includes lunch, tour of Showhouse and presentation.)

Deadline to register for this event is May 8, 2019, at 8:30 AM.

Click here to purchase your Special Lunch Event (#2) tickets online.

 

Special Lunch Event #3- Summer Porch Pot Demo

May 17, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1 PM

Cost: $20 per person (Includes lunch, tour of Showhouse and presentation.)

Deadline to register for this event is May 15, 2019, at 8:30 AM.

Click here to purchase your Special Lunch Event (#3) tickets online.

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Help us prepare this year's Showhouse for the grand opening! We will be listing specific dates and times that you can come and help with certain tasks. This includes cleaning up brush, spreading mulch and more. More information will be coming soon...

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Click here if you are interested in volunteering as a docent at the 2019 Designers' Showhouse! Docents help to guide touring guests and offer room descriptions that are provided to them by the designers. arrow

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