Can’t Miss Event: 2023 Bar Harbor Designer Showcase

Swan Hospitality Group and Decor Maine are excited to announce the selection of Bar Harbor’s 2023 Designer Showhouse, open for tours Sunday, July 30 through Saturday, August 19, 2023. Mount Desert Island Hospital will be the beneficiary of donations from the show.

High up on Hamilton Hill, the mansion on property that once belonged to Alexander Hamilton’s great grandson will undergo a major transformation with the help of a host of designers. Something that won’t be changed?  The ballroom’s dramatic chandelier and the massive marble staircase.

“This is a quirky house, I’ve called it a carnival of eccentricities in the past,” says Kim Swan of Swan Agency, the Showhouse’s Creative Director.. “With that in mind, several of us decided that the Showhouse should embrace the fantastical and allow the designers to go as extreme as they want in the design.  That will also make it a wonderful spectacle for those touring the home.” 

Hamilton Hill will be the fourth Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse following Brightholme, Vanderbilt Carriage House and La Rochelle.  The 2023 roster includes both returning and new designers to the team promising the most exciting and talent filled Showhouse to date.

The preview party will be held on July 29, 2023

The showhouse tours will run from Sunday, July 30, 2023 – Saturday, August 19, 2023

Tickets will be available for purchase here, beginning May 1, 2023.

Returning Designers:

Terri and Gregg Scott

Brett Johnson | MSDCo

Rob Kreig and Mike Rogers | Lark Studios

Annie Kiladjian | Annie K Designs

Larry Stoddard | Distinctive Tile

Welcoming the New Designers:

Nina Campbell | Nina Campbell

Melanie Millner | The Design Atelier

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

Louise Hurlbutt | Hurlbutt Designs

Nicola Manganello Harnden | Nicola’s Home

Leandra Fremont-Smith | Leandra Fremont-Smith Interiors

Tim Murphy | Tim Murphy Studios

“Mount Desert Island Hospital is thrilled to be named as the beneficiary of the 2023 Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse at Hamilton Hill. We are so grateful to the Swan Hospitality Group and Decor Maine for their partnership and support of this amazing project, and for the opportunity to connect with new friends and partners.”

- Chrissi Maguire, President/CEO of MDI Hospital.

“I am so thrilled to be included in the Bar Harbor Showhouse this year…the views alone are swoon worthy, and with Kim Swan leading the charge, it will be a magical experience for all who attend!”

- Designer Melanie Millner, the Design Atelier

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