ASPIRE JLD DETROIT SHOWHOUSE GRAND OPENING!!!!
After months of brainstorming, planning and hard work, the grand opening of the ASPIRE Junior League of Detroit’s Designer Showhouse has finally arrived! Naturally, we couldn’t miss it!!!!
As you know, we have been sharing photos and designer updates on the Showhouse. But nothing prepared us for the stunning vision of the Fisher Mansion in person! From the moment of our arrival, everyone, from designers to guests were very friendly and eager to participate in the evening’s festivities. As were we!!!
Once we donned our blue booties, we were ready to enter.
Here is where you hold your breath. From top to bottom, side to side, every minute detail was placed with one purpose - to be awe inspiring.
The traffic flowed and guided us through the house in a type of tour. At every corner a guide was present to answer any questions you might have. Upon entering each room, we were immediately greeted by the designer that transformed it.
While the designers were clearly the stars of the evening, we couldn’t help but feel a little famous ourselves by the warm and gracious welcome we received from everyone! It was a feather in our cap too to hear from designers that we didn’t partner with that after seeing our products in other rooms, they wished they had!
It is clear that in the Detroit community this project is a big deal. We met with customers while we were in the area, and they expressed how grateful they were that we were able to be involved with it.
At 9pm the house was closed to guests and everyone moved out to the garden where a party was in full swing! Tented stations housed food and drink stations and lounges were set up where we all talked and had a great time. A live band performed cover songs ranging from Mo-Town to Jazz to Pop, perfect for a Detroit party! There was even a performance artist airbrushing a live model to a backdrop portrait of Frida Kahlo De Rivera amplifying the high design ambiance of the evening.
We can’t even begin to tell you how honored we were to be a part of this momentous event. We didn’t only supply product, we helped visions come to life! We were the tools the designers were able to rely on; and that is a wonderful feeling!
If you can, we encourage you to visit the Fisher Mansion in person. The Junior League of Detroit is hosting an open house from now until October 7th. You can buy tickets to visit the ASPIRE JLD Detroit Showhouse by clicking the link below. All proceeds from the showhouse support various community programs and grants, including recent initiatives such as EAT (Education, Access and Tools) which equips kitchens to be fully functional so families can cook and eat together at home; and projects in connection with other social service organizations such as Forgotten Harvest, Cass Community Services and the Empowerment Plan. Since the JLD’s Designers’ Show House inception in 1976, the organization has raised over 4.5 million for community programs in Detroit.