The first-ever House for Hope Designer Show House is being produced by build firm Carbine & Associates in partnership with Southeastern designers and other influencers. The House for Hope Foundation was founded in 1993 by the firm’s president, James Carbine, and his late brother, Denzel Carbine.
Rendering of the House for Hope by Ben Johnson, Ben Johnson Illustrations
“From GE’s slate appliance finish and refrigerator with a Wi-Fi, built-in Keurig coffee machine showcasing Aurea stone product throughout the home, tour visitors will be inspired by a ton of new ideas for kitchen, bathrooms and home decorating,” Carbine says. “This rock star team of design influencers have created clever spaces, including a kids’ play room and adjacent game porch as well as a family game room with life-size board games. Inspiring colors for the home, created with help from The Decorologist, are included in a tour lookbook or resource guide.”
The showhouse plans to raise funds for organizations including Young Life Capernaum, Williamson County; Camp Will, WMCO Recreation Center; Special Olympics WMCO; Special Olympics Tennessee; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee; Hospital Hospitality House of Nashville; Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes; Boys & Girls Club, WMCO; Boys & Girls Club, Davidson County; Saddle Up!; AGAPE; Graceworks; My Friend’s House; Narrow Gate Lodge; Waves Early Learning Program; High Hopes; Make-A-Wish Foundation Middle Tennessee; Bridges Domestic Violence Center, Williamson County; and Franktown Open Hearts.
“Over the years, numerous subcontractors and vendors have joined Carbine in building beautiful homes with 100 percent of the proceeds helping area children’s charities. To date, with multiple builders participating, the House for Hope 501c3 foundation has donated almost $600,000. This will be the first time a building team has partnered with multiple interior design creatives,” says Daryl Walny, Carbine’s vice president of operations.
The showhouse will be open daily from March 4 to 12; the home itself will also be for sale.