Photo by Craig Bares
Heidi Dockter, Allied ASID
Christine Sutphen, ASID
Karlene Hunter Baum, Allied ASID
Lauradeen Potretzke, Allied ASID
Despite Mother Nature’s lack of cooperation, interior designers Heidi Dockter, Christine Sutphen, Karlene Hunter Baum, and Lauradeen Potretzke still managed to make a lasting impression on all those who visited the front porch of the Showcase Home. “So many guests sat down and stayed to talk to us even though it was often chilly out,” says Sutphen. “Our design truly welcomed people to come in and feel welcome in our space.” One major component that made the space feel homey was the assortment of textiles the team chose to bedeck the room. The upholstery patterns, the soft drapery fabric, and even the pillow trims provided many layers, which encouraged guests to stop and discover each one on their own, making the experience well appreciated by anyone who dared to brave the cold.