Experience and Creative Design is proud to announce we are once again participating in the 2013 Vanguard Show House! After taking last year off we are back and ready to design!
For those unfamiliar with the Vanguard Show House, it is an event that benefits the Albany Symphony Orchestra and showcases designers around the Capital Region. In 1980, the first Vanguard Show House was created, to fundraise for the orchestra. It consisted of a series of room vignettes at the Albany Institute of History and Art. Finally in 1982, the first actual house was used for the site and brought in the most revenue yet. Thus, every year a new location (house) is chosen as the Vanguard Show House.
Experience and Creative Design has participated in the Vanguard Show House for a few years. Previously, we have designed a foyer(Images Below) for the 2005 Vanguard Show House and were lucky enough to be on the cover of a book called “Show House Review”. The book is by Tina Skinner and is a collaboration of all different designers and their designs for show houses around the country.
This year’s show house is once again in Loudonville, at the Stedman House. (Image Below) “A Classic, with A Twist!” The house is a large Queen Anne Victorian, just under 5000 square feet. It embraces the classic elements of both the Victorian and Queen Anne eras, while welcoming the comforts of today. The house was built in the late 1800’s for the man who would become known as the founder of Colonie, George Stedman. Large multi-pane windows, solid rosewood woodwork and paneled doors throughout, along with seven working fireplaces, are among some of the architectural features still in place. As you enter the home, on your left, is a cozy sitting room with a connecting library. Experience and Creative Design will be designing both of the rooms.
We are ecstatic to be involved with the Vanguard again and are really excited to finish the process and reveal our design! We will be updating you with a countdown to the reveal so stay tuned!