In Grand Style: 2014 Decorators’ ShowHouse returns to Hoover

The 2014 Decorators’ ShowHouse, an annual fundraiser benefitting the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, returns to Hoover this year at Greystone’s Villa D’Ambra April 26 through May 11.

Tickets are $20 after April 25 and $15 for groups of 20 or more. ShowHouse hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Villa D’Ambra is named for this year’s ShowHouse’s owner, media executive Michael D’Ambra, who lived and work in France for four years before revamping the villa in 2003, said ShowHouse publicity chair Nan Teninbaum. To achieve a more European aesthetic, D’Ambra replaced the drivet exterior with limestone. A 3,000-pound limestone arch, flanked by two stone lions, leads to the front door and foyer, which features a 28-foot ceiling with Bohemian crystal and gold chandelier acquired from France and Italian floor tiles.

To read more about the 2014 Decorators’ ShowHouse, check out the April 2014 issue of Hoover’s Magazine. Find your copy here.