Bar Harbor’s 2023 Designer Showhouse

The annual Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse returns with a surprising transformation of an infamous mansion on Mount Desert Island
MSDCoBrett Johnson|Lark StudiosRob Krieg & Mike Rogers|Annie K DesignsAnnie Kiladjian|Distinctive TileLarry Stoddard|Nina CampbellNina Campbell|The Design AtelierMelanie Millner|Hurlbutt DesignsLouise Hurlbutt|Tim Murphy StudiosTim Murphy|Atlantic Hospitality & Claremont HotelTim Harrington, Krista Stokes, Mark Cotto|Nicola’s HomeNicola Manganello Harnden|Leandra Fremont-Smith InteriorsLeandra Fremont-Smith|Terri and Gregg Scott

Kim Swan and Decor Maine are partnering with a team of talented designers this summer for the return of the annual Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse. The site of the home, dubbed Hamilton Hill, gets its name from Alexander Hamilton’s grandson who once owned the property. The new build that went up in the 1980’s loomed large over Bar Harbor for both its size and mismatched opulence. “One of the most exciting things about the Hamilton Hill Showhouse is that the transformation will be both interiors and exterior,” says Kim. “The mansion is an extremely conspicuous landmark on Bar Harbor’s landscape making this transformation visible from land and sea.” Inside, a team of 12 designers have paired up to redesign every inch of the interior, and it’s almost ready for the public to explore. Tickets to tour the Showhouse this summer are now available at A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to this year’s beneficiary, MDI Hospital.

Nicola Manganello’s room in the showhouse is a serene “Boudoir” style bedroom—an intimate space that rejuvenates and inspires.


Brett Johnson | MSDCo

Rob Krieg & Mike Rogers | Lark Studios

Annie Kiladjian | Annie K Designs

Larry Stoddard | Distinctive Tile

Nina Campbell | Nina Campbell

Melanie Millner | The Design Atelier

Louise Hurlbutt | Hurlbutt Designs

Tim Murphy | Tim Murphy Studios

Tim Harrington, Krista Stokes, Mark Cotto | Atlantic Hospitality & Claremont Hotel

Nicola Manganello | Nicola’s Home

Leandra Fremont-Smith | Leandra Fremont-Smith Interiors

Terri and Gregg Scott

I am thrilled to be participating in this summer’s showhouse! What a fun and exciting opportunity to connect with the community through the art of design.

I look at my showhouse experience as an opportunity to test boundaries and explore whimsical color and texture combinations.

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