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TOWSON, Md. (WJZ)—Want design ideas from the experts? The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s design showcase is just for you. The annual fundraiser is up and running in Towson.

Monique Griego has a look inside this year’s house.

The landscaping and house itself are idyllic, but step inside and it’s a design dream come true.

“It’s a great way to showcase what you do,” said Paula Henry.

Henry is just one of the designers whose work is being displayed at the Baltimore Symphony Associates’ 36th Annual Decorators’ Show House.

“This side board was a custom made piece,” Henry said.

This year the fundraiser is being held at the Eck House in Cromwell Valley Park.

“We take a home, we recreate it or redesign it, and we have 17 or 18 designers, one in every room,” said Libby Younglove, BSA co-chair.

The showcase gives local designers the opportunity to transform a bare room into whatever they envision. People are then invited in to take a tour.

“They want to see rooms they can relate to their own homes,” said Barbara Kelly, BSA co-chair.

“It really can be life changing for people to have someone come in and give them guidance so they can make their home what they really want it to be,” Henry said.

In addition to the design tips, every room has a book with a list of items and how much you can buy them for.

“There’s some great things that designers have brought in to showcase their rooms that people can take home with them,” said Liz Dickson, designer.

All the proceeds from the showcase go to the BSO’s educational programs.

The showcase is open through May 20.

‘”Anybody who’s looking for great design ideas or wants to meet a great designer should come out and see us,” Dickson said.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The show house is open every day except Monday. For more information, click here.

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