PREVIEW: 2017 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens

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As spring gets underway, it is time again to announce the dates set for the 56th annual St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Decorators’ Show House and Gardens. Public tours will begin Saturday, April 29 through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14.

Enjoy this video produced by the Indiana Design Center to hear what participating designers have to say about the 2017 show house.

This year’s location, the boyhood home of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., is part of the Year of Vonnegut, a year-long citywide celebration of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s life, artwork and activism. 2017 marks a decade since the death of Vonnegut in April 2007. The address for the Show House is 4401 North Illinois St.

“This year the Vonnegut home has very interesting architecture, a lot of history behind it and a great story for Indianapolis,” said interior designer and long-time show house participant, Tom Korecki, an IDC designer.

Since last fall, many local interior designers, landscape designers, and their support teams have been working hard to prepare and execute their design plans.

“What I love about participating in the Decorators’ Show House is that you have the opportunity to really show your own style,” said designer Amanda Lantz, also a designer with the IDC.

This is a unique event where local designers transform blank walls and empty rooms into extraordinary canvases of art and décor and landscapers create lush gardens and outdoor living spaces. The wonderful talent of Indianapolis’ design community combined with the mission of the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild has raised over $12 million for Eskenazi Health.

By purchasing a ticket, visitors to the Show House are inspired by great design and give back to an exceptional cause. Tickets are available for purchase for the home tour at, in addition to tickets for some special related events: Taste !ndy, Style !ndy, !ndy on Tap and an Evening with Dan Wakefield, a friend of Kurt Vonnegut and fellow Indianapolis-born writer.