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The 8,500 square-foot home is decorated with the latest in design trends.

The 8,500 square-foot home is decorated with the latest in design trends.

Front of House of Design in Newport Coast


PHOTO BY Jenn Prewitt

A view of the front of the House of Design.


f you're looking for home design ideas, you won't want to miss seeing the 2008 Philharmonic House of Design, decorated by 27 members of the American Society of Interior Designers.

The annual event -- which runs through May 18 and raises money for the Philharmonic's Youth Music Programs -- is showcasing interior design and landscaping design works in a new home by Stonefield Development.

The house features a separate guest suite, artist loft, billiards room, game room, office, library, infinity pool, an outdoor kitchen and many loggias. There's also an onsite cafe and boutique carrying anything from home decor items to jewelry, clothing and children's items for your shopping pleasure.

Don't forget to attend one of the free lectures about design and garden at 1:30 p.m. on

May 8: A Walk-Through with Builder Bob Pack of Stonefield Development and Architect R. Douglas Mansfield
May 13: Design Trends for Today's OC Lifestyles
May 14: Ins (Interior) and Outs (Exterior) of Building Green
May 15: The Making of the House of Design 2008

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can also try and meet designers in the rooms they designed on Thursday evenings.

Tickets are $35 per person; a Special Design House Pass for unlimited entry per person is $45 at the door. Parking is free and a complimentary shuttle service is available at Mariner's Church (5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine; Tuesday-Saturday) and at Tarbut V' Torah (5 Federation Way, Irvine; Sundays only). The House of Design is open Tuesday-Sunday except Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with last entry at 4 p.m.; and Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., with last entry at 8 p.m. The house is closed Mondays. For more information or tickets: 714-840-7542 or www.philharmonicHouseofDesign.org

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