Archives for February 2012

The Lake Club

Holiday Splendor at Selby Gardens’ Payne Mansion

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, December 1, 2011

“There’s no better place to gather useful ideas for holiday decorating than to stroll through a holiday showhouse that professional designers have put together.

Opening today is Holiday Splendor at the Payne Mansion at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The tour continues for a month and is a volunteer project of members of the Florida West Coast Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designer (ASID).”


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Q&A with Bonnie Lancaster

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, published March 18th, 2011

“Palm Avenue was all decorators then and most of us were friends and would use each other’s wallpaper and fabric libraries,” says Lancaster. In 1996, the designer felt that people knew her name, Lancaster, better than they identified with Humma-White Studio so she put her name out front. “But, over the years, the name has just become too long for people to remember,” says Lancaster, “so this year I dropped Humma-White and simplified it to Lancaster Interior Design.”

In 2003, another designer joined the firm when Bonnie’s daughter Keffie Lancaster graduated from college and became a design associate at Lancaster Interior Design.

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Sarasota showhouse showcases old and new

Tampa Bay Times, January 31, 2009

“The 14th annual “Jewels on the Bay” showhouse, which runs through Feb. 22, reuses many of the owners’ existing furnishings, refreshing them by repainting, reupholstering or rethinking. The designers use fresh paint and new fixtures to rejuvenate other areas.”


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An economical transformation

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, published March 18th, 2011 January 25, 2009

“The result is an elegant, traditional residence that can serve as an example to homeowners wanting to completely change the look of their surroundings without spending a lot of money. Some of the key initiatives lie in painting and shuffling furniture and art from one room to another, or simply rearranging furniture for a more practical traffic flow. Showhouse visitors will, in effect, take a quick course from some of the area’s most ingenious designers.”

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