Advantages of Participation

CREATIVE FREEDOM: The Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens is a chance to exhibit your creativity. Although we request traditionally-rooted interior design, cutting-edge ideas and new ways of energizing interior and garden spaces are welcome. We prefer to think of it as timeless, luxury design with a little twist!

PUBLICITY:   Every year we attract some of the most prestigious national and local shelter publications, newspapers, and television coverage. The opportunities for promotion and new business are unlimited! In 2009 we increased our publicity initiatives and expand related special events and parties to attract additional media and attendees.


GIVING BACK: Participating in the Showcase House & Gardens gives you an opportunity to contribute to one of the most worthy causes in Chicago. The women, children, and families who receive medical and dental care at the Infant Welfare clinic are among the most hard working and deserving populations in the city.

DESIGNER SALES: Participating designers have an opportunity to sell furnishings and accessories in their rooms; prices are determined by the participating designers; 15% of proceeds from designer sales are donated to the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago.

Frank Ponterio Interior Design

2007 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens

Family Room

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