Designer House 2016



In the fall of 2016, Sara Hillery Interior Design had the opportunity to partake in the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League’s biennial Designer House. The chosen house, a classic Georgian revival home located in historic Ginter Park, was designed by architect Courtenay S. Welton in 1929 and dubbed “Pineapple Acre”. SHID donated the time and materials for the project, which raises funds for the Richmond Symphony. SHID was tasked with transforming the kitchen, a dark, cramped, and non-descript space that didn’t reflect the owners’ playful and lively personalities. A Ron Johnson painting from Reynolds Gallery was the inspiration for the cheerful pink accents in our inspiration for this kitchen remodel. An octagon theme is the other unifying element, as seen in the graphic Walker Zanger tile, the painted floor, and the ceiling treatment that emphasizes the room’s height.