1stdibs Reveals First-Ever Virtual Showhouse

The company partnered with 10 designers who each selected an iconic room they’ve always loved and reimagined it.

07/02/2020
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Courtney McLeod
Courtney McLeod's reimagining of the Grand Staircase at the Presidential Suite at The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV.

1stdibs, the world’s leading marketplace for extraordinary design and the people who are passionate about it, has revealed its first-ever virtual showhouse. In lieu of the physical events that have been postponed, this virtual experience will feature the creative visions of today's leading designers in a fresh approach to the traditional showhouse model.

The company partnered with 10 designers, who each selected an iconic room they’ve always loved and reinterpreted it with a new, personal viewpoint, using contemporary and/or vintage furniture, lighting, decor, wallcoverings, flooring and more. The reimagined rooms and each designer’s process and unique approach are presented at www.1stdibs.com, and the looks can be shopped at www.1stdibs.com/collections/virtual-showhouse.

"We’re delighted to launch a virtual showhouse, giving design lovers from around the world the opportunity to see the magic that interior designers can create when they have no constraints on their imaginations or budget,” says Anthony Barzilay Freund, Editorial Director, 1stdibs. “What’s more, we've asked the designers to select iconic spaces they've long admired. We think the resulting designs show these well-loved spaces in a dramatic new light, as well as highlighting the bold and brave vision of each participating designer.”

A list of designers and their chosen rooms are below:

  • Sara Bengur, Sara Bengur Interiors — Living Room of Villa Santo Sospir, Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat
  • José Solís Betancourt and Paul Sherrill, Solís Betancourt & Sherrill — Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona
  • Nicole Fuller, Nicole Fuller Interiors — Forum Baths, Pompeii
  • Suzy Hoodless, Suzy Hoodless — Nelson Rockefeller Living Room, New York
  • Thomas Jayne and William Cullum, Jayne Design Studio — Lansdowne Dining Room, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Courtney McLeod, Right Meets Left Interior Design — Grand Staircase, Presidential Suite at The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
  • Gil Melott, Studio 6F — The Loft, Casa Batlló, Barcelona
  • Peter Mikic, Peter Mikic Interiors — Bedroom at Yves Saint-Laurent’s Villa Mabrouka, Tangier
  • Lee Mindel, SheltonMindel — Palais des Études Courtyard, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
  • Brigette Romanek, Romanek Design Studio — Grand Salon, Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé Apartment, Paris

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