Three Showhouses Sponsored by Home Design & Decor to Benefit Multiple Local Charities Charlotte, NC (August 2019) – IDS Charlotte has announced plans for its first designer showhouse, which will consist of three custom homes located in The Preserve at Narrow Passage in Davidson. Top names in Charlotte design will create one-of-a-kind living spaces to bring the homes to life. The showhouses will open in March 2020. Home Design & Decor will serve as the media sponsor, and all event proceeds benefit Motor Racing Outreach, The Hendrick Family Foundation, The Dale Jr. Foundation and Operation Finally Home.

Augusta Homes, Southern Cottage Distinctive Homes and Renovations, part of the Southern Living custom builder program, and Plattner Custom Builders are building the IDS Designer Showhouses, and a breaking ground “Muddy Boots” party will be held October 5, 2019, to kick off the fundraising events. In addition, the organization will host a Sip & See party in January 2020, when the homes are complete, and the fully designed houses will open to the public in March 2020 with an opening night gala to kick off the festivities.

“Charlotte is a community-oriented city. There is a need to give back, unite and expand the good works of our charities,” says Audrey Clawson, president of IDS Charlotte. “These IDSCLT charity designer showhouses, like well-designed rooms, are created to capture the individual essence of our contributors while inspiring all who visit and benefitting the community through raising public awareness of our charities and changing lives for the better. If we can do that and have fun, then we have succeeded in reaching our goal.”

“This event provides a unique opportunity for our community to come together and showcase our area interior designers,” explains Michael Mayer, publisher of Home Design & Decor. “The craft and talent we feature in every issue deserve to be celebrated; the fact that this event benefits charity makes it even better.”

“Charlotte is brimming with talent. What better way to showcase it than on the stage of a showhouse or three, in this case,” says Ashley Hotham Cox, editor in chief of Home Design & Decor. “The city’s design scene is a collective culture, where designers bolster each other’s strengths through support and collaboration, making everyone shine a bit brighter. It’s both a privilege and a thrill to support our city’s design community through the IDS Charlotte Designer Showhouses.”

IDSCLT Designer Showhouses will welcome visitors Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for three weeks. Special ticketed events on Tuesdays and Wednesdays will include chef demonstrations, floral entertaining, outdoor living and kitchen trend talks, a vendor day and celebrity book signings. In addition, there will be evening champagne tours, wine tastings, a band party in the cul-de-sac, a food truck night and Taste of Davidson.

Original designs will be created by more than 45 renowned design firms, including:

Modern Farmhouse
Nancy Parrish of Nancy Parrish Interiors
Meredith Beregovski of Georgia Street Design
Melissa Godwin of Crown Design Group
Lauren Clement of Lauren Nicole Designs
Trevor Hunter of Impact Design Resources
Kyle Ray of Art House Interiors
Susan Hill of Susan Hill Interior Design
Rebecca Brannan of Rebecca Brannan Designs
Wendy Yeakley and Brittany Raines of Homestyles
Interior Design
Erin Dougherty of Isabella

Modern Manor
Maggie Crandall of Crandell Haus
Audrey Clawson of Audrey Clawson Interiors
Amy Lee of Artistic Interiors
Tom Holley of Crazy Jane’s
Ruth McKinney of McKinney Design
Kara Cox of Kara Cox Interiors
Berkeley Minkhorst and Kelley Lentini of House of Nomad
Jody Kurtz of Kathryn Lilly Interiors
Shreya Jatakia of Impact Design Resources
Anne Buresh of Anne Buresh Interiors
Sarah Catherine Garvin of Select Charlotte
Hillary Rondero of Millicent Design Studio
Mara Esser of Interiors by Maloku
Anna Morris of TenFour Home
Lisa McCoy of A House by the Lake Interiors
Anna Stowe of Great Design 4 U
Brooke Cole of Brooke Cole Interiors

Modern Resort
Rosa Dest of Rosa Dest Interiors
Hadley Quisenberry of West Trade Interiors
Wendy Fennell of Bohemian Bungalow Design
Eric Ennis of High Cotton Home
Ashley DeLapp of Ashley DeLapp Interior Design
Carolyn Galloway of CGalloway Designs
Cathy Barkley of Davidson Interiors
Kathy McLeod of RES Interiors
Starr Miller of StarrMiller Interior Design
Nancy Martin of Impact Design Resources
Melissa Lee and Brenna Morgan of New South Home
Dominique DeLaney of Comfy Cozy Couture
Zachary Wheeler of Zachary Luke Designs
Jennifer Brown of Jennifer Brown Interiors
Cameron Jones of designercameron, inc.

The IDSCLT Showhouse organization is chaired by Audrey Clawson and co-chaired by Starr Miller. Cathy Barkley, Wendy Fennell, Laurie Simons, Jill Franklin, Linda Griffeth, Jennifer Haahs, Jody Kurtz, Anna Morris, Kyle Ray, and Zachary Wheeler serve on the Steering Board. For more information about the houses,
please visit Follow @interiordesignsocietyclt and @homedesigndecor_charlotte for inside previews and event highlights.

Home Design & Decor will continue to provide updates and information on the showhouses beginning with the October/November issue. For more information about the magazine, please visit

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an independent national organization composed of more than 2,000 members. One of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, IDS embraces four core values—professionalism, community, influence and growth—and believes this IDS showhouse event will be a tangible reflection of these values.

Home Design & Decor magazine is Charlotte and the surrounding areas’ premier interior design publication, dedicated to showcasing the best in design. HD&D serves as the definitive guide to the city’s style with its unparalleled coverage of local designers, artisans, premier shops and restaurants, galleries, showrooms, and inspiring residences.