We are all smiles with the progress so far! As we move along with the show house master bedroom design, we have pretty much stuck to our original Bohemian Glamour vision; A relaxed yet elegant vibe. We wanted to add warm wood finishes without being too traditional in the room, so we designed a shiplap wall treatment above the fireplace and included a rustic distressed wood mantel. We worked within the constraints of the fireplace that existed but added new architectural details.

BEFORE SOTA bedroom fpSOTA LYR fireplace design







We used a gray stain on the shiplap and a warm brown finish on the mantel. We painted the original corbels Benjamin Moore’s Gray (2121-10). The deep gray color makes a huge difference in the overall look of the fireplace!

SOTA fireplace mantel installed SOTA fireplace mantel installed side

What a Difference!!!


We love built in benches so when there is an opportunity to put one in that spanned the length of a wall we said ‘let’s do it!’

LYR Design Mock Up of Sitting Area






We designed the bench to turn the master sitting room area into a cozy nook.


SOTA built in bench progressIt’s looking good!


SOTA built in bench

Come join us at the show house starting Saturday April 28! Walk through it and see all the transformations from the talented interior designers, artists and SOTA volunteers! In case you missed it, let us give you a run down:

The show house is called “Idea House 2018 at HoudenHAL.” The house, unlike prior years, is a modern energy efficient model home so the theme includes energy efficient, innovative room designs and sustainable products. The model home is carefully crafted by home builders Hersh and Robin Ruhmel. It’s a modern sustainable house that has charm!

Here is the information you need to know:

Here is the information you need to know:

  • The show house runs from April 28th thru May 19th
  • You can buy your ticket at the door for ($20)
  • Come meet the designers at the show house on May 2nd from noon to 2:00pm
  • Show house is open: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Thursday 5/3 and 5/12 from noon to 8:00pm and Thursday 5/17 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Directions To 2018 SOTA House

Directions To 2018 SOTA House