Beauty for a Cause: Hospice of Baton Rouge pools talent for Decorator Show Home

“Every designer kicked it up a notch,” says Linda MacMorran, designer liaison for the Hospice of Baton Rouge’s Show Home. “I always think each one is the most beautiful, but this year was really special and twice the size of previous houses.”

“Everyone has driven down Highland and seen the magnificent mansion that once belonged to Nick Saban (former LSU coach),” MacMorran states, “And everyone wanted to see inside! We had a great turnout—200 people on the last day alone.”

It seems that all of Baton Rouge’s most illustrious designers, decorators, and interior and exterior artists pooled their talents this spring for the charity event. More than 20 businesses and nearly 100 individuals transformed 19 rooms and two outdoor spaces to create Hospice of Baton Rouge’s most ambitious show house yet.

Volunteers and painters began work in January to get the house ready for the designers’ installations and finally for opening day on April 26. Visitors paid to tour the home until it closed on May 4.

Hospice of Baton Rouge expects record revenues from this year’s show house for its Patient Care Fund.

Louisiana Homes and Gardens offers an in-depth look at all this decorating fun and wishes to thank artists, businesses, and volunteers who participated. The time and talent they dedicated will help ensure that all in need of hospice care will receive it, regardless of financial resources.

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