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September 19, 2007

Mack, interior design students design room at Symphony Showhouse XV


Symphony Showhouse XVBridget Mack, Cowley College’s Interior Design Program Coordinator, with senior students Daphne Lynch and Heather Hayes were invited to design one of the rooms at the Symphony Showhouse XV.

The show house is a fundraising event that helps support the Wichita Symphony. A home is given over to the hands of some of the best designers in the Wichita and surrounding areas to completely revamp it into a show place. This year has been no exception. The home exudes elegance and sophisticated tastes that the integrity of the house intended.

Each design team gets the opportunity to bid on what rooms they would like to do, the Showhouse committee elects which team will get the space. Cowley bid on a guest bath that is adjacent to the guest bedroom and won the bid. Mack and her students worked from June to mid July getting the room prepared for the event.

Freshmen in the interior design program will be conducting the tours of the home Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for all the interior design students to be a part of this wonderful design event in Wichita,” Mack said. “It is estimated that approximately 15,000 plus people will pass through the Showhouse this year.”

What: Tours of a renovated house to benefit the Wichita Symphony.

Where: 204 N. Roosevelt

When: Sept. 16 through Oct. 7. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays (except Sept. 20, when they're 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) A tea room will serve lunch and desserts. Hours for lunch will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Desserts will be available every day until 4. Cost is $10 for lunch, $3 for a dessert and $1 for a drink.

How much: $12 at the door, $10 at participating businesses.

East Wichita: Abode Home, Accent Interiors, Best of Times, Bleu, Dandurand Pharmacy, Gessler's Normandie, GM Clotheshorse, Home Gallery by Cohlmia, Marshmallow Kisses, Material Comforts at Master Galerie, Norwalk Furniture, Planet Hair, Shoelaces, Spice Merchant, Stems, Traditions, Trio's, Watermark Books, World Import Gallery.

West Wichita: Aunt Hattie's Tea Room, Brown's Botanicals, Carla's Wild at Heart, Decorator Fabric Warehouse, Gessler's Westlink, Jackie & Bill's Drapery & Interiors, Littell's Interiors, Under the Cork.

Andover: World Import Gallery

Augusta: Augusta Ace Hardware & Home Center

Derby: Bitter Sweet

El Dorado: Walter's Flowers & Interiors

Hutchinson: Coming Home

Newton: Ruzen Flowers, The Kitchen Corner/Living Room

Winfield: Hairspray, Nichols Custom Framing.