Leading NJ Interior Designers Selected for Mansion in May Home Design Event
Mansion in May NJ 2017

Over 45 of the metropolitan area’s leading interior designers have been selected by the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) for its 2017 Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens to be held at Alnwick Hall “The Abbey” in Morris Township, New Jersey.

The designers will contribute their time and talent in the months leading up to opening day, May 1, 2017 to transform the magnificent historic estate for all to visit once again.

Funds raised by Mansion in May 2017 will contribute to establishing the new Center for Nursing Innovation and Research at the Morristown Medical Center.

“The historic significance and urban location of The Abbey attracted particular designer interest this year,” said Megan Cassie Schubiger, Co-Chair of this year’s Mansion in May. Working with Megan are Interior Design Chairs Susan Kiernan, Katherine Sheeleigh, and Louetta Shileno.

“ With over 20,000 square feet of house and 42 interior spaces, our designers have submitted unique and exquisite proposals; many of them gleaned from their personal experiences, including their travels throughout the world, their design work in all sizes and types of residences, and their backgrounds of using color, texture, and design elements to create new concepts. This year’s Abbey will be truly exceptional.’’ commented Sheeleigh.

Alnwick Hall, known in recent years as The Abbey, was once the residence of Edward Peter Meany and his wife, Rosalie Behr. The brick mansion, designed for the Meanys by architect, Percy Griffin, and built between 1903 and 1904, was modeled after various fifteenth and sixteenth-century English prototypes, including Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England. It is now a rare and largely unaltered survivor of “Millionaires’ Row,” the stretch of Madison Avenue between Morristown and Madison that, during the area’s Gilded Age, was lined by a nearly unbroken series of large and elegant estate houses.

Mansion in May is the preeminent designer showhouse in the New Jersey-New York area, attracting over 33,000 visitors and typically held every two years. The Abbey will be open to the public for Mansion in May from May 1 to May 31, 2017 and will be available for both public and private tours and events.

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