Junior League transforms history home in Newton into show house
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The Potter Mansion, a Newton landmark built in 1862, has a lot going on under its mansard roof.

The home’s current owners, the Sisters of St. Joseph, offered the Victorian/Second Empire-style home to the Junior League of Boston for use as a show house.

A show house introduces potential clients to designers, makes furnishings available for purchase and serves as a source of home decorating ideas for visitors. The Potter house underwent a total transformation, with 36 spaces renovated by local design talents. It is now open to the public for design inspiration.

Dianne Ramponi and Susan Welch designed the entry hall and grand foyer to show off the home’s architecture and endow it with contemporary shimmer. Furnished in Victorian style with a round mahogany table at the center, the foyer is illuminated by a glorious Maria Theresa chandelier so large it almost didn’t make it through the front door. Even the grasscloth wall covering has a subtle shine. A cowhide rug grounds the space and wool drapes with hand-braided tie backs separate it from adjoining rooms.

Walk straight through a hallway to the conservatory, designed by the award-winning Gerald Pomeroy as a room filled with music and natural vistas. Pomeroy was inspired by the light streaming through the windows and the asymmetrical architecture of the space. He chose furniture from Dessin Fournir…………… continues on Wicked Local

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Northville home tour offers fresh, new ideas for your holiday home
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NORTHVILLE, MICH (WXYZ) – It won’t be long before the Christmas tree is up, the mantle decorated, and the house aglow with lights.  Want to try something different this year? 

Visit the Northville Community Foundation’s Holiday Home Tour,  November 16 and 17 from 10a.m. to 4p.m. each day. 

Five privately owned homes have been decorated with unique ideas for the holidays.  Need new ideas for your foyer, a twist on decorations for the tree, even ideas on table settings.  You will find it all at the Holiday Home Tour.

Homes range from a 1200 square foot, over 100 year old bungalow that is just so whimsical and charming everyone will want to see it.  Every room is a different story and once through is not enough. The second home is Contemporary with touches of antiques throughout.  The ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ bedrooms are adorable.  Custom, custom, custom, another must see!  Everything in this home is custom and the warmness and inviting nature makes you want to tour it a couple of times just to make sure you don’t miss anything.  A definite ‘must see’.  Want to see a home where every detail has been tended to?  We have that as well.  Each room is so meticulously decorated and adding the Christmas décor just makes it that much more stunning.  The lower level is a real SURPRISE!!!!   Not what you would expect!  There is also an absolutely charming home where e…………… continues on WXYZ

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