Mansion in May: Men in Kilts

Our Mansion in May showroom is finally ready for its big reveal, so here it is, our slightly scandalous, entirely cheeky and super fun Scottish Highland Lasses Loo!

Every great showroom starts with a great design concept, but when the space is a small powder room in a mansion that boasts 20,000 square feet as The Abbey does, we knew we needed more than a great concept—we needed a show-stopper. The Highland Lasses Loo was designed to elicit surprise, joy, curiosity, and most of all giggles, all simultaneously.

Over 20,000 visitors experienced the hilarity and fun of our Highland Lasses Loo design, and it ranked among the most talked about spaces. We hear from a reliable source that that visitors were literally taking out their reading glasses in order to garner a better appreciation for the “art” that decked the walls, specifically lots of near-naked men in kilts. The show house has been closed for over two weeks now and people are still calling and emailing us every day asking to purchase the images. And sorry, they still are not for sale.

The entire showhouse experience was amazing. After years of shying away from them and visiting many—we are thrilled that Mansion in May was The Red Shutter’s debut showhouse. The WAMMC group is a fierce team that few corporations could even match; they are organized, efficient and kind all at once. The pristine efficiency with which they ran Mansion in May truly allowed for us to be fully immersed in the experience and discover, to our own surprise, just how much we actually love doing a showhouse! We would also like to take a moment and offer our sincerest gratitude to Barbara Ostrom, the Showhouse Queen and author of the book, “Curtains Up!”, for her gentle encouragement for us to participate in the showhouse—without it, the Scottish Lasses Loo may have missed its day.

 A special thank you to Lefroy Brooks, Benjamin Moore and F. Schumacher; Alessandra Branca for their sponsorship!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marina Case is the Principal and lead designer of The Red Shutters in Warwick, New York. She is the third lead designer in the company’s long, prosperous history.

Marina was born in Manhattan, and has always lived in greater New York. She attended Baruch College and New York University, and then received her BA and MA degrees from the University at Albany. As her interest in design and decorating grew, Marina returned to the city to study at the New York School of Interior Design.

Marina believes in telling her client’s stories in their spaces—and always in great taste. Marina is fluent in all four decorating styles: traditional, modern, tribal and fun. She is an enthusiastic Associate Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has been named one of the “Top 50” New York designers by New York Spaces Magazine and won national attention for her design of the Spa at Glenmere Mansion. Marina participates in a leading collaborative national network of designers, sharing ideas in both the creative and professional aspects of the decorating business. She hosts The Style Show on live and internet radio, interviewing many prominent guests in the trade, and teaches a popular course about Historic Textiles and Wallpaper at the D&D Building for the New York School of Interior Design. Her blog, called The House in Good Taste provides an inside look to her inspirations and travels. Finally, she has been featured on Houzz for her design creativity and style.

Marina resides in the Village of Warwick, is the mother of two boys, has served on many important boards and committees—including service for Tuxedo Park School, Tuxedo Park Library and Warwick Grove—and has been active in fundraising for these organizations and others.

Her strengths include a compelling knowledge of taste and style, a gift for collaboration, a flair for color and an impeccable respect for her clients.

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One comment on “Mansion in May: Men in Kilts
  1. Dee Dameo says:

    You are a star, Marina!
    Can’t wait to see what
    tomorrow brings…

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