Designer Showhouse

CSOL Designer Showhouse features villa in the Persian style
2014 DSH painting2
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League’s 37th Annual Designer Showhouse at 67 Rutledge Avenue is an antebellum treasure located in Harleston Village. Built in 1852, this elegant home is known for its broad porch with a gray and white marble floor and Moorish arches framed in latticework. 
The house features heart pine floors, etched glass windows, 10 fireplaces, a copper bathtub, and some of the first indoor plumbing in Charleston.  It includes a dependency that once housed a stable and carriage house, wash house, school room and kitchen. Now, this property has been transformed into a showcase by some of the Lowcountry’s most talented interior designers. 
From March 20 through April 19, the public will be invited to view their work from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. Along with an exclusive boutique, and sales from designers’ rooms, guests can enjoy alfresco dining in the “Secret Garden” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 
Now in its 37th year, the League’s Designer Showhouse has been a major fundraising event for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and for student scholarships that total more than $30,000 annually.
Showhouse tickets are $20 at the door. For further information, please call (843) 723-0020 or write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Join us at Cafe Musique!
As part of your visit to the Designer Showhouse, we hope you’ll join us for an alfresco lunch in our Secret Garden.  Café Musique will be open from 11:30 to 2:00 Monday through Saturday.  Reservations will be accepted for groups of eight or more, and those can be made by calling 843-768-1657 or writing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . On balmy days, enjoy the sunshine and cool breezes.  If the weather turns chilly, don’t worry, we’ll turn on the space heaters.  In any case, we’ll look forward to serving you.  We welcome you back to the Café often throughout the month, just stroll down the driveway to join us!
Participating Designers
Teri Bergin, Bergin Design Group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wiggie Bitter, Catherine Brown Paterson Design,
Elisa Constanzer, Allied ASID, ElisaChristine llc,
Laurie Cooper, Charleston Revisions,
Diana Grabowski, NEWCHAPTERinteriors,
Lance Griffith, CHD Interiors,
Randy Grussing, Circe, Architectural Antiques & Design,
Marilyn Mauriello, Allied ASID, Marilyn Mauriello Interior Design Ltd.,
Hannah Mayo, CHD Interiors,
Jeff McKinney, Circe, Architectural Antiques & Design,
Cici Moss, Cici Moss Interiors,
Elizabeth Newman, Elizabeth Newman Interior Design,
Catherine Brown Paterson, Catherine Brown Paterson Design,
Megan Sandefur, CHD Interiors,
Michelle Still, CHD Interiors,
Cathy Swider, Cose Belle,
Audrey Wood, Creekside Interiors,

The CSO Brass set the tone and Mayor Joseph P. Riley was there to cut the ribbon, officially opening our 37th Annual Designer Showhouse.  Guests wined and dined and oohed and aahed over the amazing transformation of 67 Rutledge Avenue, which was an “encore performance” because it was our showhouse back in 1995. Now, the house is in full swing and open through April 19.