Amid the leaf-dappled lanes of a bucolic upstate town, Kingston-based designer and entrepreneur Maryline Damour is carving space for designers, makers, and local businesses to celebrate Hudson Valley style and community. With the creation of the Kingston Design Connection, a collective whose mission is community building through design, Hudson Valley creatives come together through social, collaborative, and philanthropic events throughout the year. In a setting both ancient and ever-evolving, Kingston Design Connection is celebrating its second annual Showhouse, where 17 local interior designers have reimagined The Wiltwyck, an historic 19th century guest house, in a total top to bottom redesign, each bringing his or her own special flair to redefine how we live and move through the spaces we inhabit. Drawing on contemporary and traditional influences, the designs fuse an eclectic sensibility with a distinctive Hudson Valley aesthetic.
Open to the public through October 26, the KDC Showhouse team of designers transformed this Kingston landmark throughout the month of September, employing the goods and services of over 100 local businesses, makers, and artists. This year’s showhouse proceeds will benefit Family of Woodstock, an agency that provides crisis intervention services, emergency shelters, childcare programs, case management services, and food programs to Ulster and surrounding counties. Take a look below for a special peek into this year’s Kingston Design Connection Showhouse.
This year’s participating designers include: Kelsey Ter Meer of Heart & Soil; Amanda Sanchioni; Michael Cox of foley&cox; Catherine Gerry of Catherine Gerry Interiors; Maryline Damour and Mel Jones of Damour Drake; Marla Walker of Marla Walker Interiors; Ana Claudia Schutz of Ana Claudia Design; Jennifer Salvemini; Elizabeth Mercer of mercer INTERIOR; Brooke Nelson of Transformative Spacing; Jessica Williams of Hendley & Co; Alexandra Collins of Alexandra Studios; Heidi Feiwel of HF Interiors; Gabriel de la Portilla of Gabriel de la Portilla Interior Design; Simone Eisold of Reset Your Home; Jon Sherman of Flavor Paper; and Jen Dragon of Cross Contemporary Art.
In collaboration with the Showhouse, the Kingston Design Connection is also holding several special events now through the end of October. Click here for a full schedule, and to purchase tickets.
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