United Way's 50th Anniversary Estate on the Bay Designer Showcase Home has wrapped up with the gala being held on a star lit night on Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie. Michelle Finnamore of Advantage Staging was among 10 designers that were asked to redesign the 10,000 sq. ft. lakeside home to raise funds for the United Way.
It was a privilege to be part of a project that brought together the talents of many designers for a good cause that benefitted the community in a far reaching way.
Cheryl Tiegs was in attendance as the rep for Cambria Quartz which was used in the kitchen.
It turns out that we were both involved with the Live Green, Live Smart green renovation of a 50's ranch bungalow in Minnesota last year. The ranch bungalow is the first home in the world to be renovated to a Platium level of LEEDS and exceed the requirements by 17%.
I always say......it is a small world isn't it?
Kevin Frankish, host of Breakfast Television and Mary Dobson, feature designer on Cityline were our chauffeurs for the evening. Mary designed the laundry room and garage space which will be featured on Cityline October 27th.
My neighbour and good friend John Elms of Ultimate Car Rental
supplied a classic Rolls Royce for the evening as well. Along with
a few of my favourite cars like a '67 Corvette, a Maseratti and a classic
Here are a few of the images of the grounds that I staged to highlight the focal points of the property.
Bradford Greenhouses supplied the large urns with fall florals for the front
UCA Branding installed window film to the cabana sliding glass doors to highlight the bar area.
Martin House Art provided 5 pieces of exterior artwork made from 65% post consumer recycled steel.
Iris in the garden was beautiful to see in the rising morning sun.
The lime green bench brought a smile to everyone when they walked up the path to the front door.
The eliptical steel ball was created specifically for the top of the 55 foot boat slip.