Show House Central
The design showcase moves to Mesta Park
Photo courtesy OKC Orchestra League
Spring is a time of rebirth and reinvention – and if you’re also thinking about making it a time of redecoration where your home is concerned, inspiration of multiple kinds is waiting to be explored this month. More than a dozen top local designers are working to breathe new life into a repurposed space, as the 2019 Symphony Show House transforms a vintage building in Mesta Park June 8-16.
The space in question is at 620 NW 21st in OKC, a 1929 building that was the longtime home of Sunbeam Family Services before Marva Ellard and MidTown Builders worked to preserve the structure by converting it into apartments.
“The blend of the modern and the historic – the blank canvas of new construction and the character of a grand manor – is the perfect opportunity for the Symphony Show House to try some new concepts,” says Design Chair Jo Meacham of Urban Kitchens. “This year, we will be transitioning the way the Show House works, giving the selected interior designers a stronger role; a bit more creative freedom and participation.”
As always, proceeds from the tour help the OKC Orchestra League support the OKC Philharmonic and music education programs for the community. League president Wendi Wilson says, “I don’t think people will want to miss this one; we’ve never had a Symphony Show House that has offered the chance to see 13 complete residences at once. The League is delighted to celebrate one more part of the cultural revival of Oklahoma City.”
The design showcase is always worth a visit; find hours, ticket prices and more info at okcorchestraleague.org.