2016 Designer Show House

Image of the 2016 Boston Show House exterior2016 Designer Show House: A Recap

JL Boston hosted the 2016 Designer Show House at the 1854 Nathaniel Allen House in Newton, MA. In celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Show House, the historic home on Webster Street, was beautifully renovated, while still preserving the Greek Revival Style of the home.

The 1854 Nathaniel Allen House was built by education pioneer, Nathaniel Allen, and served as the earliest co-educational school in the country, as well as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Currently, the home is owned by the Newton Cultural Alliance, an organization that supports a variety of cultural events.

Last year’s Show House was a tremendous success, bringing in revenues of over $220,000, which enable the League’s ongoing community impact work. Additionally, NCA benefitted from nearly $300,000 worth of improvements and enhancements on their property, which enabled them to receive a $2,000,000 grant from the city of Newton for further historic preservation and renovations.

Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting the 2016 Show House:
Gold Sponsor  New England Home
Silver Sponsors

Atent for Rent

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Bronze Sponsors

The Global Design Post


Support & In-Kind Donors

The Newton Cultural Alliance


Bernkopf Goodman LLP

Brush Hill

City of Newton Department of Economic Development

The Davis Companies

Fusco and Four

Historic Newton

The Home Depot

Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting

Potted Up

Vanasse & Associates Inc

Thank you to the following decorators for your participation in last year’s Show House:

AnaVera Design – Ana Bonilla

Babel’s Paint & Decorating

Cecilia Walker Design

Dibby Flint Design – Dibby Flint Hooker

Elizabeth Home Décor & Design – Elizabeth Benedict

Favreau Design – Steven Favreau

Furniture Consignment – Diana L. Frucci

Gerald Pomeroy Interiors

Holly Joe Interiors

John Coles Art

Kelly Rogers Interiors

Lanoue Gallery – Susan Lanoue

LZM DeZigns – Nancy Seibel

Mally Skok Interior Design, Fabrics and Wallpapers

Mimi Walsh Interiors

Potted UP– Ed Maclean, Landscape Designer

Sarah Scales Design Studio

Spaces Design Studios – Suzanne Logan

Susan Lanue

Tess & Ted Interiors – Paige Lewin

Theo and Isabella Design Group – Susan Schaub & Scott Bell

Theodore & Company |KATE and THEO Home – Kate McCusker Rosenberger

Vani Sayeed Studios

Water & Main – Tracy Fole

2016 Designer Show House in the News

ID Boston Magazine – 30 Years at the BDC

WCVB5 – 5 for Good: 45-year-old tradition benefits Boston-area girls

Boston Globe – Junior League of Boston hopes for hit with 2016 Show House

necn – Junior League of Boston Hosting Annual ‘Show House’

Wicked Local Newton – PHOTOS: Designer Show House in Newton