CHARLOTTE, NC (January 29, 2020) – The Interior Design Society (IDS) of Charlotte is pleased to announce the Designer Charity Showhouses in Davidson have received significant, high-level sponsorship by more than 100 local businesses who have collectively teamed up to bring three $1.6+M homes to life.

“The Showhouses simply would not be possible without the support of our Platinum Level sponsors and beyond,” said Starr Miller, co-chair of the IDS Showhouse project. “We are grateful for the time and money these businesses, particularly Queen City Audio Video Appliances, have donated to make these Showhouses possible. The support from the Davidson, Charlotte, and surrounding communities has been tremendous, and IDS Charlotte is honored to be involved in an exciting project that benefits several great causes.”

The Platinum Level Sponsors who have donated $25,000+ are as follows:

  • Queen City Audio Video Appliances
  • Cutting Edge Stoneworks
  • Impact Design Resource Closets – Custom Cabinetry
  • Kohler Co.
  • Lightstyles
  • Schlabach Wood Design
  • Sherwin Williams Paint
  • SoundVision Audio – Video – Home Automation
  • STONEworks

“Through partnerships with talented individuals and companies in the area, we will not only attract and inspire visitors from Charlotte and beyond, but we will also raise money for many well-deserving families through Motor Racing Outreach,” remarked Miller.  “We aim to not only design inspiring spaces, but also to create events that will positively impact our community. These things are possible thanks to the outpouring of support from our sponsors. They are critical to our success and we appreciate their contributions.”

In addition to the sponsorship dollars put towards the three homes, Queen City Audio Video Appliances is also sponsoring a progressive lunch at the homes on March 25. More information to come.

“The Designer Charity Showhouse Event is a unique and unprecedented endeavor,” commented Audrey Clawson, IDS CLT president and chairperson of the Showhouse Event. “It is historic and will impact the Charlotte community in innumerable and meaningful ways.”

The IDSCLT Showhouse organization is chaired by Audrey Clawson and co-chaired by Starr Miller, Cathy Barkley, Ashley Delapp, Wendy Fennell, Jill Franklin, Linda Griffeth, Jennifer Haahs, Jody Kurtz, Melissa Lee, Anna Morris, Kyle Ray, and Zachary Wheeler serve on the Steering Board. The media sponsor is Home Design & Décor. For more information about the houses and to purchase tickets to the events, please visit Follow @interiordesignsocietyclt and @homedesigndecor_charlotte on Instagram for inside previews and event highlights.

To become a sponsor, contact: Audrey Clawson at [email protected] / 203.915.8338


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 is a tangible reflection of these values.

The Interior Design Society of Charlotte partnered with three award winning builders, who built three luxury Showhouses that will open on March 14, 2020. Situated in The Preserve at Narrow Passage in Davidson, the three custom homes will be decorated by 45 celebrated interior designers. Each home will benefit Motor Racing Outreach in conjunction with The Hendrick Family Foundation, The Dale Jr. Foundation, and Operation Finally Home. The Showhouses are sponsored by Charlotte Home Design & Décor. For more information, please visit


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.