Have you checked out the outside pavilion at Designer Showcase this year? Our designers at Upside Interiors happen to be the masterminds behind the interior design work illustrated inside the tent. Not only are we honored to be included in Designer Showcase 2015, but we're even more excited to give back to our community!
"This is the 42nd year for Designer Showcase and the 12th year the Foundation for Tulsa Schools has been the benefactor of the proceeds, which support two of the foundation’s core initiatives."
For those outside of the interior design field, Designer Showcase is an event that allows local interior designers to showcase their talents through a house donated by a local family. This year, the Zarrow family was kind enough to open their doors to the public.
The best part? Designers bid on which rooms they get to decorate and design, and the earnings go straight to benefiting public schools in Tulsa.
A little history on the house itself:
"Henry Zarrow, a lifelong philanthropist, along with his wife Anne shared a passion for helping others. It is our honor to present their family home as this year's designer Showcase, currently a part of The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation.
The house was built in 1954 and is Mid-Century Modern in style. Mid-Century Modern homes were typically built between 1930's and the 1980's- a period of extraordinary economic growth, which produced an appetite for progressive design.
Key features of this house are flat planes such as the roof area and the traditional ranch- style floorplans. Large windows and sliding glass doors with expansive panes of glass to allow light to enter the rooms at different angles. Rooms have multiple outdoor views or multiple access points, encouraging outdoor healthy living.
The Zarrow house has been updated staying true to the Mid-Century design. The kitchen, utility room and all bathrooms were remodeled for the Showcase."
We hope you find time to stop by and enjoy Designer Showcase 2015.
The Ann & Henry Zarrow House is located at 2504 E. 28th Street.
Duration: April 24th-May17th
Tickets: $15 at the door ($12 advance)
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