Built in 1853, Belmont’s William Flagg Homer House had seen better days. Home to the Belmont Women’s Club, the Bracketed Italianate-French Second Empire structure seemed to be begging for a reboot. Now, as the Junior League of Boston’s Designer Show House, the rooms have been reimagined, by 20 Boston-area designers, working their magic.

From the charming little vestibule designed with blue leopard print crown molding, to the second floor garden room, every space is unique and filled of ideas you can adapt to decorate your own home.

Start with these inspirations:

Rooms benefit from a balance of male and female elements

Elizabeth Benedict of Elizabeth Home Decor and Design in Chestnut Hill contrasts masculine green and purple tartan wallpaper with feminine green and white chintz chairs, puddled drapes, and a beaded chandelier in The Parlor. The colors here reflect the home’s rural landscape from the 1850s, and they make this inviting room unforgettable.

 

Also blurring gender lines, Laurie Gorelick’s Great Escape study features glossy dark green wainscoting. Its Lucite desk and warm gold upholstered Parsons chair would delight anyone, male or female. The feminine form is abstracted in the Swan Lady in Mahogany sculpture in the corner of the room and the spotted and striped chairs in the reading area add whimsy to the room. Gorelick owns Laurie Gorelick Interiors in Natick.

 

Saturated colors add richness

Kim Macumber of Natick took a verdant approach to Le Petite Pantry, painting the cabinetry in leafy green. The upholstered window treatments add warmth and texture: they’re checked in the same color. The hand painted florals on the ceiling are bound to induce big smiles.

 

Peacock blue moldings perfectly match the background color of a Schumacher bird print wall covering and draperies in the charming master bedroom. Although designer Robin Gannon of Lexington calls it Charlotte’s Closet, this is no closet, but a luxurious bedroom with enormous windows. The sumptuous sofa upholstered in tiger chenille proves once again that any animal print is fits in anywhere.

 

Don’t neglect your neutrals

The most neutral room in the house is the Kacey Graham and Michaele Boeme collaboration called The Toasting Room. Its brass and gold accessories, including a weighty acanthus leaf mirror, add welcome sparkle to the soft gray-beige on the walls. Classical sculpture and line drawings contribute style, and the tiny sink tucked into a built-in marble counter makes it possible to imagine serving drinks here. Graham and Boeme are with Boehm Graham Interior Design in Bedford, New Hampshire.

 

Not everyone needs a chef’s kitchen

Kelly Rogers’ and Diane Aucello’s Morning Kitchen is like a private cafe. It’s an ideal spot for brewing espresso in a high-end coffee machine, grabbing seasonal fruit from the refrigerator drawer, or heating up takeout meals in the steam oven, but not for cooking meals. The color palette is pretty, and hand painted stripes on the walls pick up the pale gray blue of the cabinetry. The plum-colored island rocks an incredible soapstone counter. Rogers is with Kelly Rogers Interiors, LLC in Waban and Aucello is with Edesia Kitchen and Bath Studio in Burlington.

 

Decorate with souvenirs you find in your travels

Adding a mix of one-of-a-kind personal objects brings a room to life. Susan Schaub and Scott Bell of Theo and Isabella Design Group in Sudbury create a curio room in the home’s library. Embraced by walls covered in Lincrusta and Venetian plaster, the Wunderkammer space is filled with treasures. While you may not choose skulls and taxidermy for your own home, the oyster shell pendant lamps, Moroccan carpet, and mohair seating create comfort and interest. There is something to look at in every inch of this well-curated space.

There are many more rooms to enjoy, including a sweet nursery, bathrooms with copper soaking tubs, a pink disco nook, and tons more brilliant design ideas to take away, so don’t miss it. The show house is open to the public until Nov. 5.

Local businesses offering discounts

Many local businesses in Belmont Center and Cushing Square are offering discounts to show house ticket holders. Simply show your ticket when you make a purchase.

For tickets, visit bostonshowhouse.org.