Designer Showhouse 2012

Creative space

Video of the project was shot for inclusion in the interior design's promotional product.

Interior design students at Johnson County Community College are among the designers whose work is featured at the 43rd Symphony Designers’ Showhouse in Kansas City, Mo.

JCCC students Constance Smithwick, Fairway, Deb King, Olathe, and Molly Bowen, Kansas City, Mo., worked with Jan Cummings, JCCC professor/chair, interior design, to create a design studio and creative refuge on the third floor of the house at 47 W. 53rd St., Kansas City, Mo.

A hand-knotted Serapi rug anchors the room, a light filled space wrapped with cool blue walls. Comfy chairs are upholstered in the blues and greens of the rug, with a pair of floor pillows reflecting warmer tones. An antique drop leaf table provides a surface for writing and creating, and photographic art and a traditional oil painting enliven the senses.

A fourth JCCC student, Jenna Hays, Parkville, Mo., created CAD drawings of the showhouse that appear in “Kansas City Homes and Gardens Magazine- Showhouse Edition,” a book that showcases each room and its designers.

The showhouse opened to the public on Saturday, April 21, and closes Sunday, May 20. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The house is closed on Sundays for private parties.

JCCC interior design students are selling tickets for $13. Tickets are available at the student activities desk on the first floor of the Student Center on campus, in room 301 of the General Education Building, from interior design faculty members or Interior Design Student Association members. Tickets will be $15 at the door of the showhouse.

Photo courtesy Deb King, interior design student.