It’s time once again to enjoy the highlight of the year for fans of interior design in OKC – the Symphony Show House is marking its 45th anniversary, and this year the OKC Orchestra League is going Dutch. The Dutch Forest neighborhood in Edmond is home to the 19-room, 6,451-square-foot house that serves as a canvas for top area design professionals to showcase their mastery of the craft. And the dazzling results are open for exploration now.
Located at 3115 Dutch Forest Lane, the house is open daily for tours through May 20.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
noon-5 p.m. Sunday
It’s a recent addition to the metro, custom-built in 1994, and reigns stylishly over its 1.67 acres. With a versatile floor plan including multiple entertaining areas, the master bedroom’s spa-style bath and private patio, a lavishly equipped kitchen and a lovely sunroom overlooking a patio and flower-draped pergola, this residence was already home to plenty of inviting beauty – and now more than a dozen of the metro’s finest experts have made each individual room a spectacular sight to behold, such as this lovely retreat designed by Katelynn Calonkey. Gorgeous furniture, elegant textiles, stunning ornaments and decor of every style are waiting to be found around every corner, and almost everything is on sale.
Besides being a personal pleasure, touring the Symphony Show House is also a public service, because purchasing a ticket helps the OKC Orchestra League support music education in Oklahoma. Since its founding in 1948, the Orchestra League has contributed almost $5 million to the OKC Philharmonic and brought the joy of music to nearly 2 million children and adults through its education programs.
One more thing: to give visitors more convenience and help reduce congestion around the home itself, a complimentary shuttle is available at the SE corner of Memorial and Bryant; you’re invited to park there and get a free ride to and from the Show House. For more information, call 601.4245 or visit okcorchestraleague.org, and happy exploring!