2019 St. Jude Dream Home: The Inside Scoop

In Home and Entertaining, Myron Griffing by Lola Magazine

It is that time of year again! The 29th annual KTBS St. Jude Dream Home is in full-on construction mode and everyone involved is scurrying around like ants to complete by our mid-July deadline. The St. Jude dream home started in our area by Dr. Mack and George Rodgers. Since 1990, it has raised well over $30 million. Georges son, Philip Rodgers, has since taken the helm of building the home and this is Space: interiors’ 3rd time to design it. The home is located in Kingston Plantation in NoBo (North Bossier)!

This year I’ve decided on a “Coastal Modern” vibe with a simple palette of white, light grey and shades of blue. The centerpiece of the open floorplan home will be the oversized kitchen island. We chose a gorgeous slab of Italian Quartzite with varying waves of blue and white. It looks very much like waves. The finish is leathered rather than smooth, which gives it a dimpled texture. It feels great and I encourage those of you who visit to touch it. An adjacent wall is covered in a basketweave wallpaper, which stretches down the hall and up the staircase to the bonus room.

Henson’s Carpet One is again donating all of the flooring and lighting. For the 2nd year, Haverty’s will be providing the furnishings and also have a drawing for a $10k shopping spree! There are several additional giveaways in addition to this including: a years’ worth of groceries, a Green Egg grill and a car from Moffit Mazda!

It is somewhat difficult to try and verbalize a visual, so enjoy the pics and please try to see this gorgeous home during the limited time it’s open to the public starting Saturday, July 20 – Saturday, August 10. You can purchase your tax-deductible tickets at the home, calling 1-800-724-2423 or online at www.stjude.org/give/dream-home/shreveport. The giveaway is, ironically, on my birthday, August 11, and I cannot imagine a better gift than being a part of the St. Jude family.