An all-volunteer organization, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) is a non-profit California Corporation whose members donate their time and talents to produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Founded in 1948, and formerly known as The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, they adopted the Pasadena Showcase House of Design as their annual benefit in 1965. It is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation.
The ENTRY offers a wonderful warm welcome, setting the tone for this eclectic Tudor-Craftsman home. A neutral color scheme, accentuated with spikes of emerald green, highlights the existing historic green tile fireplace fascia and the original architectural details. A stylish, yet inviting, seating are features colorful throw pillows that have punches of fuchsia pink. As visitors wander through the space, they will notice a vibrant Frida Kahlo-like portrait and several signature elements from the artist’s paintings that have been peppered throughout the design. Leopard print and snake skin accessories add a dramatic flair to the beautiful furnishings. Additional prominent features such as delicate lace, plush velvets and elegant organic forms emphasize the unique cast plaster ceiling and are portrayed in the one-of-a-kind furniture pieces.