california edition | Mar 14, 2018 |
Is your favorite Cali designer on the Pasadena Showcase roster?

In true California style, this year there’s a healthy number of landscape designers—in addition to interior designers—on hand to transform the 54th-annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Running April 22 through May 20, showhouse will unfold at a 1915 Mediterranean estate designed by architect Reginald Davis Johnson.

Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2018
Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2018

“This year’s Showcase House exudes a cool, contemporary vibe,” Vikki Sung, the showhouse’s benefit chair, shares with EAL. “Renovations began anew after the estate was presented as the 2002 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Subsequent owners have added design-forward elements to suit their personal taste and lifestyle, making it an eclectic blend of unique living spaces. As a result, the interiors and gardens will be a bit more modern and edgy than in the past.”

Last year’s showhouse, an English Tudor designed by architectural firm Marston & Van Pelt, was transformed by Southern California designers including Dana Triano, Aaron B. Duke, Jeanne K. Chung, Susan Sawasy, Robert Frank, JT Torres and Alicia Friedman.

The Pasadena Showcase is one of the largest garden tours in the U.S., having raised upwards of $15 million to date and hosting some 40,000 visitors yearly. Its proceeds benefit music and arts programs throughout Southern California, including programming like the Pasadena Showcase House Youth Concert, which has introduced nearly 250,000 children to classical music performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

The full roster of this year’s participants:

Amy Peltier Interiors
Abstract Minds Interiors
Cabana Home
D. Christjan
Designs of the Interior
Dina Marciano
Jeanne K. Chung Inc.
JS Design + Create
Ken Moffatt Design
L2 Interiors
Louise O’Malley
Luca Casa Interior Design
Parker West Interiors
Michael Wrusch Designs
Room at the Beach
RKN Design by Rozita Nazarian
Xander Noori

GreenLink Landscaping
Garden Architecture & Design
Huntington Pools
Libby Simon Landscape Design
June Scott Design
Outdoor Elegance
Pacific Outdoor Living
Shari Tipich

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