Julie Dodson of Houston-based Dodson Interiors is proud to announce Designer Dream Spree’s plans for the complete transformation of a 1940s era post-depression farmhouse located on the grounds of The Compound during the Spring Antiques Festival at Round Top, Texas March 21-April 4, 2020.  The Designer Dream Spree “Farmhouse Showcase” is a collaboration between Dodson Interiors and Newberry Architects in partnership with The Compound and The Joseph Company.

Believed to have housed multiple families at a time when America was emerging from a deep depression, the farmhouse, will be transformed into a beautiful landscaped four-bedroom, three-bathroom country home with the addition of an 8’ x 40’ porch. The interior design of the 1800 square feet farmhouse will be performed in collaboration with the extraordinary talents of Emmy-award  winning TV personalities Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley, along with Julie Dodson and Dodson Interiors as principal designers.

Combining the old with the new, the completely renovated farmhouse will launch with a VIP preview party on March 20, 2020 which provides a unique opportunity to meet both Filicia and Kressley who will be in attendance. The farmhouse opens to the public for tours March 21-April 4, 2020.  Advance tickets for the preview party are $150 per person, and $15 per person for the tour, both available through the Designer Dream Spree website www.designerdreamspree.com from January 4, 2020.

During the tour visitors will be invited to participate in a silent auction on-site to bid on the home. Partial proceeds from completion of a sale will benefit Designers for Change, while all proceeds from tour ticket sales will benefit local area animal shelters.

Sponsors for the Farmhouse Showcase include Benjamin Moore, Kohler, Cambria, Thermador, The Shade Store, Circa Lighting, McDugald-Steele, Compass real estate, BEC Engineering, SES Design Group, Western Pacific/Marvin Windows and Doors, and Ferguson. “We are so grateful to our valuable sponsors, and to two super stars, Carson and Thom for their support of our beneficiaries,” stated Julie Dodson, the success of the program would not be possible without them.”