Mansion in May: Marina’s Debut Showhouse

Mansion in May The Abbey Lion

There are less than two weeks left to view one of the most successful designer showhouses in the country, the Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens. Presented by the Woman’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) Mansion in May is the Association’s signature fundraising event—bringing in over $10 million dollars for worthwhile causes at Morristown Medical Center since 1974.

WAMMC’s 18th Mansion in May features Alnwick Hall “The Abbey” in Morris Township New Jersey and highlights the work of over 50 designers from the Metropolitan area, including Marina Case, Barbara Ostrom, Jess Riley and Katja van der Loo.

Marina was selected from 270 of designers and received the Association’s attention for her creativity and fun approach in designing a Scottish Lasses Loo featuring funny photos and whimsical touches which have many people laughing.

Marina’s interpretation of classic symbols of Scottish tradition most notably stands out in her design elements highlighting the unique wool and kilt fashion culture of Scotland. The Lasses Loo is garnering notable attention for its striking walls covered floor to ceiling in Alessandra Branca’s fuchsia Alexander Tartan fabric for Schumacher. The ceiling and trim all done in the rich, deep and luxurious tones of Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal stand to further compliment and enhance these show stopping walls.  Known as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of plumbing fixtures, Lefroy Brooks’ Classic Lever Faucet sits as the crown jewel of the Loo.

Mansion in May Lasses Loo

This year with over 5,000 pre-sale tickets sold before the doors even opened, the Showcase expects to attract over 33,000 visitors during its month-long run. Mansion in May is open every day to the public for daily tours from May 1st through 31st between the hours of 10AM and 3PM. Tickets for self-guided tours are available for purchase online or at the door for $50.00. We suggest visiting on a weekday to avoid the lines often encountered on the weekends.

Most items in the design spaces are available for purchase at the Mansion, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Morristown Medical Center. Come, not only to admire the designs but to purchase the pieces you love and take them home after Mansion in May!

And don’t forget to vote for The Lasses Loo as your favorite Interior and Landscape Design Space! Cast your ballot on the iPads in the Welcome Center at the entrance of the Canfield Café.

We truly encourage you not to miss this golden event. Mansion in May is a bi-annual event, only open for less than two weeks. Don’t delay! Your next opportunity may not be until May 2019.

Mansion in May Lasses Loo Flowers

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A Well-Designed Business Podcast with LuAnn Nigara

A Well Designed Podcast

Our Principal Designer Marina Case sat down with LuAnn Nigara an Award-winning window treatment authority, author, and host of one of the most popular podcasts for the design industry, A Well-Designed Business.  This candid interview is about Marina’s passionate career going from Hobby Decorator to Interior Designer.

A Well-Designed Business, features in-depth conversations with interior designers and industry professionals on just about every subject on the business of interior design, from “Branding for Designers,” “How to Get PR,” and “How to Structure Your Fees.”

Click below or visit LuAnn’s blog and download her interview take-away “Things I Learned from Marina Case.”

Download Things I Learned from Marina Case

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Budding Client: Botanical Williamsburg Wallpaper

We loved seeing this Garden Image paper from York Wallcoverings go up at our client’s home. Inspired by Georg Ehret’s magnificent watercolor from 1737, Garden Image is one of our favorite designs from the WILLIAMSBURG Collection. The botanical design captures the natural ambience of gardens in Colonial Williamsburg and transformed our clients sitting room into a lovely garden respite. Our client gasped and smiled when she saw it being installed! We live for those moments and take the time to listen carefully to our client’s to bring them great choices.

Marina has worked with me on two styles of homes. She has an easygoing way of knowing exactly what I want even when I thought I wanted something else. She works well with contractors while being firm about what is needed.

—Home Owner

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The Red Shutters is a full-service interior design firm with a retail location in popular Warwick, NY. By drawing upon Marina’s unique fluency in all four iconic decorating styles: traditional, modern, tribal and fun, The Red Shutters is able to tell each of their clients’ unique stories in great taste. We also offer a lively education program for clients and aspiring decorators, so we encourage you to sign up for The Red List to learn more about our programs, workshops, courses, inspirations and specials.

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Million Dollar Decorating with James Swan

Award-winning interior designer, author, and Million Dollar Decorating podcast host James Swan sat down with Marina Case for an exclusive interview. Million Dollar Decorating is the first ever daily podcast devoted to the worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living. We are honored that Marina was asked to be a part of a show that features interviews with the world’s leading designers, decorators, architects and artisans.

Million Dollar Decorating

Click Below and Listen to Marina’s Interview with James Swan

James Swan has built a career crafting classically influenced interiors across the United States and is also widely known for his award winning book “101 Things I Hate About Your House” and television appearances on HGTV’s “Homes Across America”.



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Trend Meets Tradition at the Winter Antiques Show in New York

Folk Art Museum: Revolution & Evolution Entrance at the Winter Antiques Show
[Pictured Right: Tall Case Clock Movement, Jonas Miller, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, ca. 1830, Tulip poplar, iron, glass, brass, and paint]

Leedom Farm, Edward Hicks, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1849 Oil on canvas

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller started her Folk Art collection in New York in 1931, in her home located just a few blocks from the Park Avenue Armory, where the Winter Antiques Show takes place today. Later, Mrs. Rockefeller generously donated 420 of her favorite items to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. In the ensuing years the collection has grown to more than 7000 objects, with some of the finest examples of folk art in America on view today at the Abby Alrdrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Colonial Williamsburg.

The “Revolution and Evolution” exhibit at the 2017 Winter Antiques Show last week featured 51 objects from this famous collection. They include the famous Baby in the Red Chair, Leedom Farm by Edward Hicks and other prized items including The Old Plantation–a depiction of slave celebration and dance which was attributed to John Rose only recently after years of research.

Colonial Williamsburg is the only institution to be invited twice to the Winter Antique Show in New York, appearing both in 2001 and 2017. We spoke with Curator Laura Barry about the exhibit, and her excitement was contagious. If you missed the Winter Antiques Show, our photos below offer a rare glimpse of this extraordinary collection.

In 2026 we will celebrate 250 years since the Declaration of Independence, and we believe this event will trigger a renaissance of American traditional style. This post is part of our continuing dedication to report on the progress and achievements of the Williamsburg brand and its affiliate partner brands, and of the great Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

The Old Plantation, Attributed to John Rose Beaufort County, South Carolina, ca. 1785 Watercolor on laid paper

Abraham Lincoln, William Norris Jacksonville, Illinois, 1938–1939 Painted wood with plaster or gesso, leather, buttons, and nails

Sampler, Margery Jane McGuire
Baltimore, Maryland, ca. 1842
Wool/silk embroidery threads on cotton

Baby in Red Chair, Possibly Pennsylvania, 1810–1830, Oil on canvas From the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Collection

Water Cooler,Henry Lowndes, Petersburg, Virginia, 1840–1842
Salt-glazed stoneware

Deborah Glen, Attributed to the Gansevoort Limner Vicinity of Albany, New York, ca. 1739, Oil on canvas






Portrait of Amanda Clayanna Armstrong,
Asa Ames Evans, New York, 1847
Tulip poplar and paint

Marina & Laura Barry, Williamsburg Curator of Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture [In front of: Quilt, PA or OH, 1920–1960, Cotton]









Stuffed-Work Needlework Picture Anne Olivia Turnley Coffman, Friendship, Tennessee, 1887,Wool]

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