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The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse 

The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse opens its doors through June 30. The showhouse pairs leading designers with distinguished national and global home furnishings brands including Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Design Within Reach, Pera Design, Williams Sonoma, Lazzoni, and The Italian Design Center at Michelangelo, features 12,000 square feet of waterfront on-trend living spaces. The home showcases the work of interior designer Vanessa Deleon  known for her glamorous yet minimal approach to interiors and a fashion-forward sensibility.
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
One of five designers participating in the event, Deleon was tasked with reimagining the largest residence—a two-bedroom, three-bath townhouse with two 391-square-foot patios/balconies and two floors each spanning 1895 square feet. Deleon selected furnishings from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to create a timeless, modern classic design that is in line with her signature style.  
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
For this particular townhome, the designer opted for a relaxed, neutral palette in shades of grey to create cohesion. Furnishings and accessories from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams outfit the master bedroom, dining room, den, office, and living area where the Hunter sofa in a stunning Peridot shade adds a rich, vibrant appeal. Above the sofa, Deleon added an avant-garde artwork by multidisciplinary artist Porkchop. Free-flowing curtains from Evelin’s Creations add a soft, sensuous vibe in the living, dining, and master bedroom.  
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
In the family/library room, Deleon added touches of beige and taupe to complement the greys and blend in with the ultra-comfortable yet modern Elroy chair. A Gibson reading table forms the perfect perch for a coffee or a cocktail while taking in the views. A strategically placed Filmore bookcase completes the look. 
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
To add a bit of modern flair and formality in the dining room, Deleon installed the Perla Oval Chandelier in vintage brass and champagne crystal over the sculptural Addie round glass dining table. In the kitchen, Mackenzie-Childs’ Courtly Check Tea Kettle adds a fairy tale touch while marble accessories highlight the quartz countertops seen throughout. Most of the other eye-catching kitchen accessories are courtesy of Williams Sonoma. 
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
Deleon took a more Hollywood glam approach to the bedrooms. Elegant Solange nightstands and a faux shagreen dresser play well with a dramatic tufted and winged headboard. Across the way, the office features dark blue hues and a rich walnut desk that can double as a vanity. A Thompson Ferrier candle adds the finishing touch.  
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse in Edgewater, NJ
The townhome will be available to view through June 30The Glass House is located at 3 Somerset Lane in Edgewater New Jersey.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist (www.TheDesignTourist.com) that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: https://thedesigntourist.com/the-magazine/ Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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