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Stunning Contemporary Show House in Charlotte, N.C. Benefits Children’s Hospital


This grand contemporary family room was the scene of a gala to benefit the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte recently. The Philanthropy Show House will be featured on the 2015 Season of the PBS show, “For Your Home” beginning April 6. Photos courtesy For Your Home.

“For Your Home” host and designer Vicki Payne wanted to create a stunning contemporary ambience for the show’s second annual Philanthropy House in Charlotte, N.C.  Through the use of warm color schemes and wood veneers, she infused the 30-year-old  home with a modern, energetic vibe anchored in classic beauty.


The Philanthropy Show House is filled with contemporary yet warm and inviting spaces. Photo: For Your Home.

Adding to the beauty of the house, the Philanthropy Gala held there recently raised over $18,000 for the Oncology/Hematology Clinic at the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.


The spacious and inviting kitchen of the Philanthropy Show House opens to the dining room on one side and the family room on the other. Stairs also lead from the kitchen to the upper level. Photo: For Your Home.

The Show House will be featured in the upcoming 2015 season of “For Your Home” on PBS stations nationwide, beginning April 6. Hosted by Payne, “For Your Home” is one of the longest-running home and garden decorating and lifestyle shows on television.


The master bathroom of the Charlotte Show House reflects the contemporary elegance of the home’s décor. Photo: For Your Home.


The Palisade 60-inch round table from Hooker Furniture is the focal point of the Philanthropy House dining room. Photo: For Your Home.

In her quest to renovate and design the Charlotte home with both a classic beauty and contemporary flair, Payne turned to the Palisade Collection from Hooker Furniture, a collection that blends refined beauty with an eclectic edge. “The Palisade dining table and chairs provide the perfect mix of contemporary styling and classic flair,” she said.


The Palisade dining table and chairs in the Philanthropy Show House. Photo: For Your Home.

The table reflects the clean simplicity of the contemporary décor, yet grounds the room in tradition. Crafted in highly-figured Walnut and Sycamore Maple, the tabletop has a Neo-Classic feel through the Maple veneer pattern, set off by ebony stringers. The result is an elegant starburst effect.


The Sycamore Maple veneer pattern set of by ebony stringers creates a starburst effect on the Palisade tabletop. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


The Palisade table is paired with a Crystorama chandelier in a polished chrome frame draped with clear, hand-cut crystal swags and beading that appear to float. A geometric drum shade provides the finishing touch.

“The dining room was a hit with all who attended the fundraiser for the Levine’s Children’s Hospital,” Payne said.


The Palisade 6o-inch dining table is paired here with more traditional carved wood-back chairs in a walnut finish. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

 At Hooker Furniture, we’re extremely pleased that the Palisade Collection could be part of such a stunning home transformation for a very worthy cause.

Enjoy a few more photos of the interior of this fresh, modern and inviting home:


Another view of the grand, yet warm, family room. Photo: For Your Home.


The kitchen and breakfast room of the Philanthropy Show House.


A close up view of the breakfast room.


The over-the-top laundry room in the Show House. Laundry would be no drudgery here!

What do you think of the blend of clean, contemporary simplicity and traditional elegance in the Charlotte Philanthropy Show House? Let us know in your comments.

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