The Event

House of hope logo.

The Designers for Hope First Annual Showcase is a fundraising event to benefit the House of Hope, a shelter for homeless mothers ages 18-24 and their children. Their mission is to offer a safe, supportive place where young mothers learn to become competent adults and independent, successful parents.

Photo of a young mother holding her child.

Former House of Hope residents

The home of the 2013 Showcase is located in the Lannon stone mansion in Astor Park. This beautiful home, built in 1926 by the Baum Family, is one of the most architecturally significant period homes in Brown County. It was also owned by Otto Kaap and his wife for 35 years. Their love of music theatre and travel can be felt throughout the home. The Lutsey family then lived in the home for 35 years and seamlessly did the extensive addition and renovation in the late 1980s. The Chandler Blue family (current owner) is only the 4th family to have lived in this incredible home. This residence is a true work of art that has been meticulously cared for and maintained over the years.

Photo of the Designers for Hope House Sunroom.

Current estate home décor

Select designers will transform their assigned room, reflecting their personal tastes and ideas. Landscape designers will update the surrounding outside areas of the home. The house will then open to the public, to see the talented designers’ work and obtain ideas for their own home.

Photo of the Designers for Hope Master Bedroom.

Current estate home décor

The estate’s prominence in the community and significance in the city should attract an impressive attendance. The success of this important fundraiser depends upon the generosity of our community visiting this showcase, communities in the surrounding areas, sponsors and the participation of the designers.

The benefit takes place over two weekends, May 10-12 and May 18-19, 2013. An exclusive preview event will be held on Friday, May 10th for sponsors and partners; however tickets will be sold to the general public to raise additional funds.

Supporting Events

Sweetpeas is throwing a Community Baby Shower to benefit the House of Hope!

When: Saturday, May 4
Where: Sweetpeas Children’s Clothier, 106 N Wisconsin St, De Pere – 920.336.5555
Time: 9am – 1pm
What: Receive 25% Off your entire purchase at Sweetpeas (no items will be excluded) when you bring in your gift of NEW baby items to benefit the mom’s and their children at the House of Hope.
Items Needed: Diapers, wipes, formula, hygiene items, blankets, clothing and more!

The Packers Women’s Association, in conjunction with Sweetpeas, will be having a luncheon for the mom’s from the House of Hope the week prior to the Showcase. At that time, the mom’s will receive baby shower gifts provide by the community through the Community Baby Shower. Lunch provided by Crystal Coffee.

Silent Auction Items

Hotel Packages

Kress Inn Weekend

One on One with the Boys/Bart Starr Plaza Tailgate Regular Season Package

Prevea Plastic Surgery Package( $1,890 value)

Glamour Shots Package

2013 Designers


Peabody’s Interiors

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We are one of the largest high-end interior design firms in the Midwest. Specializing in custom home furnishings, we have a highly qualified staff of professional interior designers who will listen to your wishes and provide you with exceptional design services, whether you're looking to simply purchased a new lamp, or decorate your entire home.

Friese-Mier Co.

Friese-Mier Co.

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The space in which you live should mirror your personality, capture your distinct taste, and be an expression of yourself. Friese-Mier designers research, develop, select, create interiors that reflect who you are. We do more than just sell furniture. We learn about your life experiences and discover your distinct style.

August Haven

August Haven

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At August Haven, we are delighted to offer the area's most unique collection of urban contemporary, vintage and antique home furnishings and accessories. It is our goal to inspire, surprise and delight our customers with one-of-a-kind items that have everyday purpose.

Designs of the Interior

Designs of the Interior

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It’s your home. It’s your office. It’s your space. It’s your life, not ours. Your space should fit your life, your style. We listen intently to what’s important to you and then translate that into the perfect space for you and your life.

Designs of the Interior


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MimiWorks is your liaison between a concept and the environment you desire. Our vast knowledge and experience puts our clients at ease, they come in as strangers and leave as family. We work with clients, builders, installers and others in the trade to develop unique and incredible spaces.

Mitch Wise

Mitch Wise

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Deciding to build a home is one of the largest projects you’ll undertake. The challenges are many: determining where, what and when to build; setting timelines; tracking details; and staying on budget. My job is to listen carefully and translate your concept into your dream home. I’ll take part as early or late into the process as you’d like, and I tailor my services to match your project.

Boxwood Interiors

Boxwood Interiors

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Become A Showcase Designer

If you’re interested in becoming a designer for the 2014 Designers for Hope Showcase Benefitting House for Hope, please submit a portfolio between July 1 and October 31, 2013.

Please send a self-addressed envelope to:

Shannon Wienandt
c/o: House of Hope
1660 Christiana Street
Green Bay, WI, 54303

or email


Tickets are no longer available through Ticket Star.

- Tickets may still be purchased at the venue/house.

- All Will Call tickets for pick-up need to be picked up at the Showcase house at 1101 S. Monroe Ave, Green Bay.

General Admission

  • Advance Admission: $15 ( last day for Advance Tickets 5/10/13 at noon )
  • General Admission: $20 ( at the entrance )

Tickets Include

  • May 11-12 & 18-19
  • 10AM - 3PM(last entry)
  • Exploring the Historic Astor Park estate includes a tour of the main level and upstairs corridors
  • Option to participate in raffle to win designer items
  • Opportunity to talk with design team
  • May 12 (Mother’s Day) Each Mom coming to the event will receive an individually wrapped cupcake from Cupcake Couture and special gift from the children at House of Hope
  • Participate in a survey and win a free raffle ticket for Designer Item

Exclusive Preview Event

  • Tickets: $150
  • Limited Quantity Available

Tickets Include

  • May 10
  • 6:30PM – 10:30PM
  • An elegant themed evening
  • Night of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music
  • Buying a ticket to the Exclusive Preview Event allows for guests the ability to preview furniture before the public with the ability to buy
  • Exclusive tour of basement Ratskeller
  • Opportunity to talk with design team
  • Participation in Silent Auction

*In addition to tickets being sold through Ticket Star, you can also purchase Exclusive Private Preview tickets at Besselli located at 201 N. Broadway, Green Bay. Please note that only cash or check payment options are available if purchasing at the Besselli location.


Designers for Hope Design Home

1101 S. Monroe Ave. (Astor Park)
Green Bay, WI

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Shuttles will be available May 11-12 & 18-19 from 9:30am - 4:00pm, courtesy of Hagemeister Park. Those who take advantage of this courtesy shuttle can bring their Ticket Star Showcase ticket or Program showing Hagemeister Park’s ad to receive $5 off food & beverage. (Offer expires May 19, 2103)

*Shuttles will be picking up and dropping off in front of Hagemeister Park downtown


Title Sponsor

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Room Sponsors

Food & Beverage Sponsor

Special Thanks To

To become a sponsor please email


General Questions

For general questions regarding the Designers for Hope event please email


For media inquiries please contact Shannon at (920) 884-6740 or email