Preview This Year’s Dicken’s House in Hillsborough The Next Two Weekends

Dickens House 2008

If you’re like me, you look forward to the annual Dickens House Holiday Boutique shopping extravaganza every fall.  It’s always fun to go see the house that was selected and then decorated and filled with gift ideas for family and friends.  This year you can have the opportunity to see the house in all its glory prior to being laden full of gifts.  The Dickens Design Tour runs for two weekends in September and it starts this Thursday, September 11th running through September 15th, and then again the following weekend, Thursday, September 18th through September 22nd.

The house selected this year is a newly constructed 5000 square foot, 4 bedroom, 5 bath French-style home located at 333 Uplands Drive in Hillsborough.  Seven local interior designer have each taken at least one room to design with their own personality and creativity. Here’s your chance to see the house and the rooms unencumbered with gift items on every surface and crowed with shoppers.

Meet the Designers

Emily Taylor Interiors designed the Entry, Living Room, and the Dining Room.

Melodie Rubin, of House of Ruby, used all American colors of Red, White and Blue for William’s Room.  Featured in the corner is a tent hanging from the ceiling.  What a perfect place to play hide and seek!

Anne Fifer Interiors designed both the Jessie’s bedroom with a beautiful chandelier and canopy behind the bed in lovely shades of pink.  She also designed the Master Bedroom retreat.

Partice Bevan’s Interior Design took on the design work for the Media Room and Wine Cellar.

Kim Lee and Carmen Grey designed Henry’s room, a Guest room.

Christine Sheldon Design is responsible for the Family Room and Kitchen.

Shannon & Company took on design of the Powder Room.

Dickens House wouldn’t be complete without staging a magnificent patio area for all of the fun outdoor gift items they’ll carry.  McGuire Furniture Company is responsible for this outdoor living room.

The tickets for the Dickens House Design tour are available here and are $40.  You can still get tickets to the Opening Night Premier for $150 if you hurry.  The Holiday Boutique begins October 18th and runs until November 2.  Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.  All proceeds go to St. Matthews Episcopal Day School.

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