More “Before” Photos of 2012 Showhouse

by Margaret McAvoy

As posted yesterday, the Junior League of Detroit hosts a biennial Designer’s Showhouse, as a major fundraiser toward efforts in providing charitable, necessary services to children in the city of Detroit.  The showhouses are always situated within one of the five Grosse Pointes, and offer local designers a venue to show their work.  This year, the former home of Oscar Webber has been selected.  In fact, the Junior League featured this same residence as their showhouse in 1994 and, during the designer’s walk-through yesterday, I realized that many of the decorative paint details, as well as some of the fabric installations, are still there!  A bit tired and, unfortunately, a bit modified, it is in surprisingly good shape, nonetheless.  McAVOY & DAUGHTERS is considering submitting design schemes for several of the bathrooms, especially those with the “Peggy Blue” Pewabic tiles:  in person, the color is so intensely saturated, and in very good shape, as are the windows and fixtures.  Below are some additional photos, in no particular order, to supplement those that I posted yesterday.  Hope you enjoy!

All images © Margaret McAvoy/McAVOY & DAUGHTERS.