My Summer Show House : A Seaside Haven March 13, 2023/ Posted By : Barbara Hirsch/ 0 comments / Under : Blog I promised to deliver and here it is: the post many of you have been waiting for! As you may recall, earlier this year, I had the huge honor of being selected to design a space for the Museums of Old York 24th Annual Decorator Show House. So many of you have been asking to see seaside haven photos. I wanted to wait till I had professional photos of the space before sharing these with my readers. Also, I needed to check with magazine editors that I know were planning on featuring my space to make sure they would be okay with my publishing some photographs. I finally have a GREEN light! So, without any further ado, please join me for a tour: View from the inside of the porch to a peaceful landscaped haven. Photo Credit: Barbara Elza Hirsch Upon entering, a full view of my Cove Porch Show house space. Designer: Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design, Inc. Photo Credit: Irvin Serrano A detail of the teak sofa vignette with a Water and Main compass under a glass dome and cactus branch. Vintage French binoculars, teak and electroplated steel side table. Designer: Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design, Inc Photo Credit: Greg Premru Detail of weather resistant armchairs with custom outdoor pillows and custom outdoor sheers. Ceramic garden stool, seagrass basket with Moroccan glasses and French decanter. Stark Carpet custom outdoor rug. Designer: Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design, Inc. Photo: Greg Premru Custom console painted in Hague blue by Farrow and Ball, Water and Main green stool and paddles, Philippe Starck Kartell chairs. Planter arrangements by designer, succulents on loan courtesy Churchill Gardens in NH. Designer: Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design. Photo Credit: Irvin Serrano Designer: Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design. Photo Credit: Greg Premru The dining area. Kingsley Bate teak table and Starck chairs. Darby Road Antiques antique wood leg candlestick holders, custom runner and terrarium adorn the table. Designer: Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design. Photo Credit: Irvin Serrano Custom console table with vintage paddles, oil painting by my mother, artist Ghetta Hirsch, authentic coral specimen, Mexican glasses, French 1940’s Sarreguemines Majolica gravy boat. Designer: Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design. Photo Credit: Greg Premru Another view with bench at left and mosaic art by Ariel Shoemaker. Designer: Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design. Photo Credit: Irvin Serrano Art I had commissioned for my show house space to mimic the underwater and above ground vegetation . Beautiful mosaic work by artist Ariel Shoemaker. Ariel uses a menagerie of glass mixed in with semi precious stones such as turquoise or chalcedony. This piece is currently for sale and is part of a pair (can be sold separately). Photo : Barbara Elza Hirsch And memories: Above, photos acting as memories of the construction and planning behind the seaside haven show house. I love the photo of my son sitting on a Philippe Starck chair, taking a break from helping his dad and I on location 🙂 All photos Barbara Elza Hirsch. I accumulated over 6000 miles this spring and summer to prepare for and oversee my show house. I drove to and back from Kittery Point, Maine so many times I knew the Beach Pea menu by heart. And what a menu!!! It was all worth it! If you are interested in purchasing some of the items from the show house, please contact me. I will be posting a link to the items very soon. I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my seaside haven porch. Of course, the best is to walk in a space, but this is the closest I could get you, and the professional photographers who took the shots did a wonderful job 🙂 A bientôt!